BIO: Started 11 games as a senior, posting rushing totals of 239/1,251/7 with receiving numbers of 16/111/1. Started six games the prior season after transferring from Rochester CC and totaled 172/713/4 on the ground.
POSITIVES: Patient ball carrier with excellent instincts. Follows blocks at the line of scrimmage or down the field, will pick and choose his spots then works his runs displaying the ability to pick up yardage off initial contact. Runs with outstanding vision, good wherewithal and effective on the interior. Keeps driving up the field and falls forward when tackled. Cuts back in a small area and make the first defender miss. Adjusts well as a pass-catcher and pulls the ball out of the air.
NEGATIVES: Lacks a burst through the hole, speed around the corner and cannot run to daylight. Runs with an upright style and slow regaining balance off the initial hit.
ANALYSIS: A well-built, linear back with good size, Malone comes off a solid senior campaign when he moved into the role of feature runner. Must improve his pass-catching skills but a potential third down back at the next level.