BIOGRAPHY: Sophomore rushing totals were 186/1,130/18, with 16/168/1 receiving. Academically eligible in .06 and did not play football last season.
POSITIVES: Strong, athletic ball carrier who displays a lot of natural skill. Runs with good vision, follows blocks and finds the open space on the field. Possesses the agility and speed to turn the corner, runs with good lean.
NEGATIVES: Only saw extensive playing time for one season in college. Was never a feature back or starter at Minnesota.
ANALYSIS: A good-sized ball carrier with a lot of skill, Russell has the physical skills to play at the next level. The ability to digest an NFL playbook is a big question mark. Offers potential but will need a lot of time.