Biography: Two-year starter who led the team in rushing as a senior, posting career numbers of 238/1016/8 on the ground, while adding 12/30/1 as a pass catcher. Junior rushing totals included 174/864/7 in just seven games. Suffered a season-ending shoulder injury and missed the second half of the ?07 season.
Positives: Well-built ball-carrier with a complete game. Patiently waits for blocks to develop, shows the agility to turn the corner yet runs like a big back. Better-than-average footwork bouncing around defenders or piles, effectively follows blocks everywhere on the field, and shows a burst of straight-line quickness. Solid pass catcher with relatively soft hands. Slides laterally and shows good footwork in pass protection.
Negatives: Runs with an upright style. Lacks the ability to quickly cut back, and loses a lot of momentum when he must immediately change direction. Seemingly a bit more tentative and did not run with as much power as a senior after the shoulder injury of the prior year.
Analysis: Anderson possesses the size, strength, and ability to make it as a third back on an NFL roster if his shoulder medically checks out.
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