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RB Montario Hardesty Scouting Report

RB Montario Hardesty, Tennessee
Pos. Rank: 11 Grade: 4th Round Height: 5-11 1/2 Weight: 225 40: 4.49 Year: 5-Sr.

The Good: Strong, well-sized back who took his game to another level last season. Patient, waits for blocks to develop, and follows them everywhere on the field. Displays good running vision, quickly finds the hole, and has a burst through it. Works runs on the inside, plays with good lean and keeps his feet driving on contact. Breaks tackles to pick up yardage off initial contact or falls forward when tackled.

The Bad: Better carrying the ball on the inside, and lacks the speed to turn the corner. Loses a lot of momentum when he must quickly cut back against the grain. Not a natural pass catcher out of the backfield.

The Verdict: Hardesty turned in a tremendous senior season and went from street free agent to legitimate mid-round choice. He may never be a starter at the next level, yet he has all the tools necessary to be used as a rotational back.

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