BIO: Two-time All-Conference selection awarded All-America honors last season. Rushing totals included 189/913/11 as a senior when he led the team in receiving with 54/364/1. Junior receiving totals included 60/507/1.
POSITIVES: Scrappy ball carrier with the ability to be a third-down back at the next level. Natural pass catcher who displays excellent timing and soft hands. Instinctive yet at the same time physical and aggressive. Quick off the snap, works hard as a ball carrier and gives top effort blocking.
NEGATIVES: Not an elusive runner, rarely break tackles and lacks the speed to beat defenders around the corner.
ANALYSIS: Very productive on the collegiate level, Silva has definite potential as a situational runner/special teams player in the NFL. The ability to catch the ball out of the backfield gives him a decided advantage to make a roster.