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Grading System
LABRANDON TOEFIELD
LaBrandon Toefield - HB Position: HB
Class: Underclassman
School: LSU
Conference: SEC
Ht., Wt.: 5'11, 233
40 Time: 4.58
Grade: 3.55

Selected by Jacksonville Jaguars
Round 4, pick 35 (132 overall)
BIO: Junior-eligible who started two of nine games last year after suffering a broken bone in his left arm during the season's fifth game, an injury which required surgery to repair. Carried the ball 116 times for 475 yards with two scores in 2002. First-team All-Conference selection after a breakout sophomore campaign; totaling 230-992-19 on the ground, and catching 13 passes for 148 yards. Tore a ligament in his left knee during the second quarter of the SEC championship game which caused him to miss the team's bowl game. Voted to several Freshman All-America teams in 2000 after posting 165-682-5 on the ground, leading all the league's first year running backs. Started 10 games that season, missing one with a sprained knee.

POSITIVES: Powerful interior back who can be a one man show when healthy. Runs with forward lean, strength and runs over opponents or carries the pile for extra yardage. Displays footwork in a small area, vision and effectively follows blocks finding the open spot on the field. Good short yardage runner who falls forward when tackled, picking up the extra yardage.

NEGATIVES: Not an elusive ball carrier or one that creates if nothing is available. Lacks speed and cannot run to daylight. Must improve his ball security. Has a history of major injuries that has kept him on the sidelines.

ANALYSIS: At the top of his game possibly the best interior back in the draft but the inability to stay healthy and constant injuries will have teams shying away from him.

PROJECTION: Mid Fourth Round


Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

2002 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
5 41 8.2 1

2002 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
475 116 4.09 2

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