BIOGRAPHY: Former starter who was relegated to backup duty as a senior. Rushing totals included 30/171/2 last year when he played in nine games. Posted 715 yards rushing as a junior.
POSITIVES: Short yet strong running back who can be a load on the inside. Runs with good lean, quickness and has a burst through the hole. Follows blocks, finds the running lanes and is tough to bring down. Picks up yardage off initial contact.
NEGATIVES: Not a decisive runner. Significantly slows down when he must change direction. Marginally productive catching the ball.
ANALYSIS: A hard-running ball-carrier on the inside, Merriweather could find a home as a change-of-pace back.