Conference: Western Athletic
40 Time: 4.65
Biography: Senior totals included 15/32 on the ground. Rushed for 822 yards and six scores as a junior, after 449 yards and five touchdowns the prior year.
Positives: Well built ball-carrier who struggled seeing playing time with Fresno State last season. Quickly gets out of his stance, shows strength running the ball and the ability to pick up the tough yardage. Patient carrying the ball, finds the running lanes, and possesses a burst of speed through the hole. Displays good blocking vision and extends his hands into defenders, knocking them from their angle of attack.
Negatives: Drops too many catchable throws as a receiver out of the backfield. Really best between the tackles.
Analysis: Harding is a solid ball-carrier with the size and speed to play the next level. The depth and quality at the running back position at Fresno State hampered his ability to see playing time last season, and as a result he's likely to fall out of the draft. If given a chance at the next level, Harding could turn into one of April's better bargains.
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