Potentially the fastest player in the draft, Achane can go 50+ on any touch. He's not a natural pass catcher but a surprisingly tough in between the tackles runner.
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A legitimate track sprinter, Achane brought game breaking speed to Texas A&M’s backfield.
Although undersized, he was given a large workload in his final college season with 232 total touches. The Aggies had no problem running him inside, where he ran hard ducking under arm tackles and driving his legs forward. His short area quickness and cut back speed is dangerous.
Achane consistently wins the foot race against defensive ends and linebackers to the sideline, but showed good awareness when to cut back inside and get up field. He has such a small strike zone and you can see defenders lose him behind the line of scrimmage.
Per PFF, he had 62 runs of 10+ yards over the last ten seasons. There’s college speed and then there’s making SEC defenders look slow type of wheels.
As a receiver, Achane was surprisingly limited. His catch radius is extremely small and there are focus drops on tape. He can outrun just about any defender in coverage, but his receiving skills at the catch point are below average. He’s a willing pass protector, but due to his size he’s forced to go low on a majority of the rushers he picks up.
Overall, Achane is an underrated runner that brings more than just home run hitting ability to the table. He’s creative, explosive and runs hard inside and outside. It's an added bonus that he returns kicks, where he has brought one back to the house each of the last two seasons.
He’d be an outlier at his weight for a significant workload, but his big play ability is worth betting on.