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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

Noah Herron - FB

 Noah Herron Grade: 3.51
 Position: FB
 Class: Sr
 School: Northwestern
 Conference: Big Ten
 Ht., Wt.: 5-11, 224
 40 Time: 4.74
  Selected by: Pittsburgh Steelers
  Round 7, pick 30 (244 overall)

BIO: Moved into the starting lineup as a senior, leading the team in rushing with 274/1,381/5 to go with 36/351/1 as a pass catcher. Shared the ball with Jason Wright as a junior, yet still posted 739 yards rushing with five scores.

POSITIVES: Good-sized ballcarrier with solid running intangibles. Keeps driving forward displaying strength in his lower body and a punishing runner between tackles who picks up yardage off initial contact. Works to finish runs and always giving top effort. Also patient, waits for blocks to develop and immediately finds the running lanes. Solid receiver out of the backfield, extending his hands to catch the ball away from his frame.

NEGATIVES: Lacks speed and agility around the corner. Not an elusive runner who can immediately change direction or make defenders miss. Must pick up all aspects of his blocking.

ANALYSIS: An offensive threat as a ballcarrier or pass catcher, Herron's ultimate NFL position could be at fullback. Has potential as a triple-threat player, yet must quickly improve all of his blocking skills as well as intensity.

PROJECTION: Early Fourth Round

Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

2004 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
36 351 9.8 1

2004 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
1381 274 5 14

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