Duke Johnson: Prospect Breakdown (with GIFs)

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Duke Johnson Film Breakdown, Part 4

Sep 6, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson (8) runs against Florida A&M Rattlers defense during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been displayed in a few of these clips already, but Duke’s ability to change direction while maintaining speed is unmatched in this draft class.

This clip shows how good Duke’s hands are.

Another one of my favorite plays of Duke’s…He makes two people miss in the backfield and then uses a quick jump cut to get the first down.

He hurdles a defender, uses a stiff arm and bounces to the outside for a big gain.

One last example of Duke catching a pass out of the backfield, and then making it happen in the open field. There were at least a dozen of these clips that showed up on tape.

Even though Duke isn’t the biggest guy around, he isn’t afraid of contact. He runs hard and he often finishes his runs with authority.

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