Mario Fannin

Mario Fannin scouting report

Mario Fannin RB Auburn
Ht: 5’10″

Wt: 231

Impressive size and strength. Elite straight-line speed (4.38 forty at combine). Plenty of experience as a receiver; had more receptions than rushing attempts in 2009. A good all-around athlete; played quarterback in high school. A versatile player who would make an ideal backup at the next level. Experienced on kickoff returns.
Never carried the full load in college; only 233 career rushing attempts. Already 23 years old. Suffered a dislocated shoulder in 2008. Suffered an ankle injury in 2009.
Fannin caught the attention of everyone at the combine when he ran a sub-4.4 forty, a truly impressive time for a 230-pound running back. His athleticism is obvious, which is intriguing when coupled with his impressive size. However, it’s tough to judge a player who was never a full-time starter in college. Fannin clearly has the potential to be a productive player at the next level, but it’s tough to project him as anything more than a backup. His versatility as runner, receiver and return specialist makes him an attractive option in the late rounds and he should have no problem making an NFL roster.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 1 Comment