BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his sophomore and senior campaigns. Receiving numbers last season included 20/215/1 after 14/133/1 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Athletic lead blocker with pass-catching skills. Aggressive, jolts defenders at the point then knocks them backwards. Accelerates into blocks, gets around the corner and seals running lanes opening for ball carriers. Slips out of the backfield and quickly becomes the hot receiver in blitz situations.
NEGATIVES: Does not play with great balance and rarely finishes blocks. Struggled at times last year. Almost never asked to carry the ball.
ANALYSIS: Falling under the radar screen, Runnels has the size, speed and skill to play at the next level. Must improve his playing strength yet worth consideration in the late rounds.