BIO: Starting fullback at Arkansas the past two seasons. Posted 38/177/4 on the ground as a junior, also catching eight passes. Sophomore rushing totals were 37/204/6.
POSITIVES: Hard-nosed lead fullback with a good degree of athleticism. Displays great blocking vision, patience as well as strength. Helps the quarterback sell play-action passes, always looking to get a pad in on opponents and jolts defenders at the point of attack, turning them from the play. Gets out front and creates space for his ball carrier. Holds his ground in pass protection and works hard. Solid, short yardage runner that carries the ball with an aggressive style.
NEGATIVES: Gets tall and not a leverage blocker. Has difficulty finishing off opponents. Has been in trouble in the past which resulted in suspension.
ANALYSIS: A tenacious lead fullback with a well-rounded game. Pierce is still rough around the edges but offers upside for the next level. Must improve the finer points of his blocking and learn to finish the play.