Tauren Poole scouting report

Tauren Poole RB Tennessee #28
Ht: 5’10″

Wt: 205

Adequate overall size and strength. Best asset is his vision. Anticipates holes opening and looks very comfortable and instinctive running between the tackles. Adequate straight-line speed; will break off some big runs. Very fundamentally sounds; good hands as a receiver, excellent ball security as a runner. Gives a solid effort as a blocker; not real strong, but willing to get low and makes some plays. Some experience working as a lead blocker as well. Experience on special teams coverage. Excelled academically in college.
Lacks elite measurables; not fast or quick enough to really be big-play threat, but not powerful enough to be a true North/South runner. Needs to do a better job keeping his legs churning; goes down on first contact too often. Takes too many risks; change-of-direction ability is decent but he trusts it too much and he’ll get caught in the backfield trying to make plays that just aren’t there for him.
What you see is what you get with Poole. He doesn’t do anything exceptionally well, but he’s capable of doing it all. His upside is limited and he’ll probably never be a starter at the next level, but he should develop into an adequate backup. He’s a safe mid-round pick who should be able to earn a roster spot as a 3rd running back and will also contribute on special teams.
2010 vs Alabama 
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Comments Off

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