Breaking down the full scouting report on Patriots fourth-round pick Rhamondre Stevenson.
Rhamondre Stevenson RB, 6-0, 246 Oklahoma Las Vegas, Nev. 4th round, 120th overall
Strengths: Surprisingly nimble despite his bulkier frame; powerful, bruising running style; doesn't go down easily; has demonstrated ability to catch passes out of the backfield; special teams potential.
Weaknesses: Could improve in blitz-pickup and pass protection technique; often slow to get to the outside; tendency to improvise, resulting in inconsistent ability to read blocks and hit holes.
Personal: Majored in human relations at Oklahoma; led Sooners in rushing last season, despite missing first five games; began his college career at Cerritos, a junior college in California; named High School Player of the Year by Las Vegas Sun as a junior.
Comparable NFL players: Gus Edwards (Baltimore Ravens), LeGarrette Blount (retired) - Two big-bodied ball carriers known for their hard-hitting rushing style, particularly in short-yardage situations.
By the numbers
Height: 6-0 Weight: 227 lbs College: Oklahoma Pro Day numbers * Height: 5-11 Weight: 231 40 yards: 4.63 Bench (225): 15 Vertical jump: 31.5 Long jump: 9'04" Shuttle: 4.15 Cone: 7.09
* Combine comparison unavailable because 2021 Combine was cancelled.
What they're saying ...
"New England adds more power and physicality to its backfield with this pick. Stevenson, a JUCO transfer, isn't the most versatile back and he comes with some maturity questions, but he's the type of punishing runner Bill Belichick likes - don't be surprised if he has a couple games with 15-20 touches as a rookie." ~ Mark Dulgerian, NFL.com
"If you can keep him [running] north and south, then [Stevenson]'s going to do some damage." ~ Unnamed area scout for an NFC team, as told to NFL.com