Coming on strong in South Bend this past season was C.J. Prosise. The human highlight reel enjoyed a tremendous senior year with the Fighting Irish. He went on to average 6.6 yards per carry as he eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark. The former receiver brings a lot to the table and can add a lot to whichever offense he lands with. A very versatile player who even makes an impact on special teams. A solid RB option in the middle rounds.
Name: C.J. Prosise
College: Notre Dame
Projection: 6th Round
Comparison: Chris Perry
Strengths: A tall back with meat on his thighs and a bubble. Has the speed to take the ball all the way. Smooth running stride. Can get low and change direction. Not afraid to be physical and will run through tackles. Shows good patience and waits for his time. Can run laterally without getting swallowed up. Shows good contact balance. Versatility to play in the slot. Special teams ace.
Weaknesses: Very small hands. Doesn’t have an ideal body type. Has a small upper body lacking definition or bulk. Small calves and thin ankles. May not have seen touches at RB had Folston not been hurt and is still learning the position. Runs high and takes body blows. Noted fumbling issues. Small hands and has some issues plucking the ball and holding it. After a strong start he quickly wore down and dealt with head, shoulder, and ankle injuries. Injuries could be his downfall.
Outlook: C.J. Prosise is an interesting athletic prospect that fluctuated between safety, receiver, and running back. He brings smooth athleticism, speed and intriguing potential. Despite his potential I wonder if he will grow into a natural back in the NFL. He has to continue to develop his body and learn the position and at this stage is a later-round selection.