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NFL Draft > 2013 Prospects > RB > Giovani Bernard

Giovani Bernard Scouting Report

Position: RB
Conference: ACC
School: North Carolina Tar Heels
Year/Status: Sophomore
Jersey Number: #26
Height & Weight: 5'10 - 205 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Drafted 2.5 in 2013 by CIN

2013 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.53
Bench press19
Vertical jump33.5
Broad jump122
Three-cone drill6.91
20-yard shuttle4.12
60-yard shuttle11.41

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina

Coming off a torn ACL injury in 2010, University of North Carolina running back Giovani Bernard has put together two great seasons back-to-back to take the presumptive lead as the best prospect at this position heading into the evaluation period of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Bernard has been an All-ACC performer since taking a redshirt after that aforementioned ACL injury. He was electric in 2012 with 1,228 rushing yards on just 184 carries, good for a 6.7 ypc average and 12 TDs. He also added 47 receptions for 490 yards and five TDs. He finished second in the nation in punt return average (16.4 ypr) and added another two PR TDs. Point here is of course that not only is Bernard multi-faceted, he produces with the ball in his hands in every way possible on offense.

The keys to his game are his elusiveness, quick acceleration, one-cut ability, with just enough power in his lower half to battle through and break tackles. Running backs may be a dime a dozen in today's NFL, but Bernard breaks that home run threat each and every time he touches the ball. His ability to run, catch, and return only heightens his value.

A powerful runner with great burst and vision, Bernard projects as a second round choice in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Feb-23-2013 by Matt De Lima

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Prediction: 2nd Round

bernard giovani wil be drafted by the jets in the second round.

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ekaarons 01/02/13 02:12 PM

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