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Derrick Washington
Position: RB
Class:  4Sr
School: Missouri
Conference: Big 12
HT: 5-11.5
WT: 214
40 Time: 4.62
Biography: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a sophomore. Rushing totals from 2009 included 190/865/10 with 26/156 receiving. Totals the prior year included 1078 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns. Led Missouri on the ground during both campaigns. Permanently dismissed from the Missouri program in September 2010 after being involved in an alleged sexual assault case.

Positives: "One-time highly rated running back prospect who's fallen off the radar screen due to off-the-field issues. Runs with good quickness and resilient. Displays the ability to adjust off the initial hit, regain his balance, and pick up yardage off initial contact. Keeps his feet moving up the field and works to pick up as much yardage as possible. Effectively follows blocks, finds the running lanes, and has a burst. Solid receiver who makes catches away from his frame."

Negatives: Lacks the speed to turn the corner and possesses just a short-area burst. Numerous off-the-field issues will raise red flags.

Analysis: "Prior to his dismissal last September, Washington was considered a potential late round choice and a potential short-yardage runner/receiver out of the backfield. He's now undraftable and must quickly make a positive impression in camp this summer to find a spot on a roster."

Projection: FA
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