BIOGRAPHY: All-Conference selection as a senior after totaling 165/892/12 on the ground with seven receptions. Began his college career at LSU, starting eight games as a sophomore in 2004 and leading the team on the ground with totals of 142/867/10. Suffered a devastating knee injury two weeks before the start of the .05 season and sat out the year. Returned to play ten games in 2006 posting 74/281/4 on the ground.
POSITIVES: Large, powerful ball carrier that formerly displayed first round ability. Runs through the hole with authority, displays a burst of speed and a punishing runner. Puts his shoulders into defenders and breaks tackles to pickup yardage off initial contact or carries the pile. Finds the cutback lanes, displayed solid quickness through the hole and good running instincts. Cognizant of blocking assignments and gives effort.
NEGATIVES: Never displayed true breakaway speed. Lacks quick footwork, not elusive or a back that creates yardage. Has never been the same since his knee injury of 2005.
ANALYSIS: Prior to his junior season at LSU in 2005, Broussard graded out as one of top running back prospects in the nation. His knee injury that August changed everything as he.s since struggled to get back to prior playing form. Rather than being a feature ball carrier he was once projected as, Broussard is now a short yardage runner that will be used on third-down or goal line situations. The loss of quickness and speed is likely to knock Broussard out of the draft.s seven rounds and his prior injury could have a number of teams take him off their board.