Biography: All-conference selection as a senior when he became the featured running back at Syracuse and posted career-best ground numbers of 240 attempts/1051 yards/6 TDs while also adding 29 receptions/200 yards/1 TD as a receiver. Junior totals on the ground included 114/554/2 with 35/306/3 receiving.
Positives: Small yet tough player who was productive in a variety of ways. Sees the field, displays good instincts and terrific running vision. Sets up blocks, makes defenders miss and avoid piles to create yardage. Waits for blocks develop and effectively uses them up all over the field. Plays with good quickness. Keeps his feet driving up the field, runs north-south and aggressively puts his shoulders into defenders. Solid pass catcher out of the backfield. Displays the ability to turn the corner or get through the cutback lanes and loses little momentum changing direction. Solid blocker who picks up blitzes, squares into defenders and removes them from the action.
Negatives: Undersized and not a strong ballcarrier who?s going to break tackles or pick up a lot of yardage off initial contact. Lacks the pure speed to turn the corner or run to daylight.
Analysis: Bailey was a terrific college running back who lacks the measurables for the next level. The ability to produce as a runner, receiver, and blocker will help him make it at the next level if he can contribute as a return man.
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