Tank Bigsby, Auburn (6’0”, 208)
What Scouts Say:
Patience, agility, drives to finish the run. Not a great route runner and catching is not his strongest suit. Explosive cuts, drives the pile. Quick change of direction and hard to bring down in space. Poor in pass protection, and needs to add additional weight to dominate at the next level. One cut back with speed. Vision, agility, and jump cuts get him space. Good yards after contact, always falls forward. Runs a bit too tall. Not a big tackle breaker, ball security, and pass pro are weaknesses. Good patience and vision. Inconsistent production in college. Not good as a pass blocker. No elite traits, just strong at everything. Projects as a two down RB to be subbed out for pass plays.
What We Saw:
Fluid and smooth runner with power. Constantly pushing the pile forward. Nice with it in the open field, cutting back and making dudes miss. Very smooth in space and is constantly moving forward when scanning for a secondary lane. Lacks track speed and will get caught from behind, but is crafty enough to make those guys miss. Electric in the screen game. Fumble vs A&M. Awesome north and south runner, explosive. Drops. Sees the cutback lane and hits it effortlessly. Hits his top speed extremely quickly after getting the ball.
Tank is probably a guy I’m going to be wrong on, he’s the Josh Downs of WR for me, where I get it. I understand his production, I’ve watched the tape but nothing leaps out to me for where his status in the class lies or where he’s starting to be rumored to be taken in the draft. He’s got the tangibles in frame, has patience at the line, the long speed, the cuts, can take a hit but I just don’t see that DAWG. Some games he looked great and some games he looked like someone about to be replaced. Hands are suspect so he might be a checkdown guy in PPR formats, but he’ll probably be better in HPPR. He does have the ceiling to be a viable player in the NFL, I’m just not sure where that is as of today, probably a 1-2 down back. Tank is a guy I’m okay with being wrong on, that’s part of the process.
Pre-injury David Johnson/D’Onta Foreman