2022 NFL Draft Profile: Pierre Strong Jr.
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2022 NFL Draft Profile: Pierre Strong Jr.

by | Apr 23, 2022 | 0 comments


NFL Draft Profile: Pierre Strong Jr


Pierre Strong really burst onto the scene after an amazing combine.  Coming out of South Dakota State, he was flying under the radar.  Pierre put himself on the map at the combine and put the league on notice.  At the combine he ran a 99th percentile 40 that lead to a 95th percentile speed score.  He also showed his burst with a 36″inch Vertical and a 124″ Broad.  Everyone went running back to watch the film and what did they see.  They saw a player than ran for over 7 yards per carry in his career.  He leads the class in runs over 15 yards and has 40 touchdowns in his career.  Strong shows great instincts and dominated his competition.  Strong shows great vision to go with his quickness and a knack for making big plays.  He has a thick lower body with a shorter frame that helps him with contact balance and breaking arm tackles.  He struggles when forced to go lateral and slow his feet, would excel in an outside zone scheme as a one cut runner.  Shows great awareness in traffic and weaves in and out of traffic well when he hits the secondary.   His strengths are in the running game, he needs to improve his pass protection and route running to be a threat in the receiving game.

HEIGHT: 5’11”                                                     40 Yard Dash: 4.37

WEIGHT: 207 lbs                                                 Vertical: 36″
ARMS: 31 7/8″                                                       Broad Jump: 124″
HANDS: 9 1/4″                                                      Projection: Rounds 3-4

  • Playmaker, 40 TDs and 10 career 50+ yard TDs
  • Good pad level at the line of scrimmage to create leverage into breaks
  • Ability to make side cuts in space
  • Excellent back cut runner
  • Squares his shoulder and gets north in a hurry
  • Gets beyond the first level defenders due to first step quickness
  • Breaks arm tackles, strong lower body
  • Great vision, sets up defenders with subtle moves and quickness
  • Struggles when hit behind the line of scrimmage
  • Pass Protection needs work
  • 1:10 Target to Rush ratio, not enough receiving work
  • Needs to work on hands
  • Tightness due to thick lower build
  • Needs to be more patient
  • No dancing behind the line of scrimmage
Player Comparison:

Elijah Mitchell


Mid-Late 2nd Rounder, if he gets day 2 draft capital he could jump up to the top of the 2nd round.  Likely joins a committee and would need to work his way into a lead role, but has the ability to be a 3-down back if he gets the right opportunity.

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Jeff is the Founder of Gridiron Ratings and operates today as it's primary analyst. His experience includes years of working for high school and collegiate football programs. After playing fantasy for nearly 20 years he decided it was time to build some of his own content.


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