By: Lucas Kochevar
#6 Devon Achane, Texas A&M, 5’8’’ 188lbs.
Devon Achane is smaller than I thought he was when I first started watching running backs, but it doesn’t take away from his game. He was never a strong power guy or a guy that shrugs off tacklers. He’s a one cut back that worked behind a mediocre offensive line and subpar scheme. He has strong speed and great acceleration that helps him separate from defenders. He runs smart East-to-West and can find his way to the next level. He doesn’t have a signature move that takes defenders off him, but he slips through cracks to find his spaces to run. I think he has solid vision too to find those spots. He needs to put on size to be successful at the next level, as well as a zone scheme that can utilize him properly.
Sources: Image via Maria Lysaker, USA TODAY Sports