BIO: Moved into the starting lineup as a senior and responded by winning All-Conference honors after leading the team in rushing with 195/1,037/10. Also added 29/402/1 as a pass catcher. Top reserve the prior season posting 134/643/4 on the ground with 63/518/4 catching the ball.
POSITIVES: Hard-working ballcarrier with a well-rounded game. Patient runner who waits for blocks to develop and displays excellent vision. Quick-footed, bounces around piles and keeps moving up the field. Sets up defenders, then makes them miss. Has a slashing style and slides through the small creases in the defense or immediately gets through running lanes. Has some wiggle to his runs, yet at the same time, is aggressive and puts his shoulders down when tackled. Excellent receiver who consistently shows the ability to make receptions in the secondary. Possesses soft hands, and at the same time, works hard to make the difficult reception. Gives effort blocking.
NEGATIVES: Not a strong ballcarrier who picks up yardage off initial contact. Lacks speed around the corner and is not beating defenders in a foot race.
ANALYSIS: A productive ballcarrier with a variety of skills, Pearman lacks the true size/speed numbers to be a featured runner, but is perfectly suited as a third-down back or change-of-pace ballcarrier in the NFL.