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FRED TALLEY
Position: HB
Class: Sr
School: Arkansas
Conference: SEC
Ht., Wt.: 5'7½, 180
40 Time: 4.48
Grade: 3.3

BIO: Track and field sprint champion and Arkansas' leading tailback the past three seasons. Started 10 games as a senior carrying the ball 197 times for 1,119 yards with two scores But caught only four passes. Junior totals were 164-774-4 on the ground with four receptions. Started the 2000 season as the third string tailback but ended up leading the team with 137-768-5 in only eight games.

POSITIVES: Productive speed back that's been consistent on the college level. Sees the field, follows blocks and works his runs. Elusive and shifty on the interior, picks his way through the traffic or immediately bounces it to the outside avoiding piles. Weaves through defenders and always working to pick up positive yardage.

NEGATIVES: Running lacks strength and unable to keep his feet off initial contact. Though fast best in a straight line and has difficulty turning the corner. Shows minimal skill catching the ball out of the backfield.

ANALYSIS: Speed is an asset as is his ball carrying experience at Arkansas, but the inability to catch the ball minimizes his chances at the next level.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

2002 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
4 -2 -.5 0

2002 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
1119 197 5.68 2

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