Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 8/24/08: #10 RB, #147/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 5
2008: Played in 11 games, sitting out the North Greenville clash, as Liberty compiled a 10-2 record...All-America first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, The Sports Network, Walter Camp Foundation, Associated Press and College Football News...Finalist for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top player in the FCS ranks...All-Big South Conference first-team pick and named the league's Offensive Player of the Year...Led the league and ranked fifth in the nation with 263 carries for 1,500 yards (5.7 avg.) and 17 touchdowns, averaging 136.36 yards per game on the ground...Finished third on the team with 24 receptions for 190 yards (7.9 avg.) and two scores...Led the league and ranked sixth nationally in scoring with 114 points, an average of 10.36 points per game...Also recorded one solo tackle...Paced the conference and ranked 16th nationally with 1,690 all-purpose yards, an average of 153.64 yards per game...2007: 9 GP; 9 GS; Rush: 191-1113-5.8-15; Rec: 13-276-21.2-2; First team All-Big South, Offensive Player of the Year...2006: 11 GP; 9 GS; Rush: 179-1020-5.7-10; Rec: 6-56-9.3-0; Transferred from Pittsburgh to Liberty to be closer to his father as he battles diabetes. Big South first-team all-conference selection … Football Gazette Central All-Region third-team honoree … saw playing time in all 11 games, starting nine contests … led the team by rushing for 1,020 yards, ranking fifth most by a sophomore in school history … averaged a team-best 5.7 yards per rushing attempt … ranked 35th nationally in rushing yards per game (92.7) … posted five 100-yard games throughout the year, ranking him ninth on Liberty's all-time 100-yard game list … finished the year two yards behind VMI's Sean Mizzer (1,022) atop the Big South's rushing list … ranked sixth in the conference in total offense (92.7 yards per game) … ranked fourth in the league in all-purpose yards (97.8 per game) … ranked fourth in the Big South in scoring (5.5 points per game)... 2005: 8 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 86-411-4.8-1; Rec: 5-35-7-0; Finished second on the Panthers' roster by rushing for 411 yards and a touchdown as a true freshman … led the squad by averaging 51.4 rushing yards in eight games, including a season-best 102 yards and a score against Cincinnati … became just the fourth true freshman to start a season-opening game at Pittsburgh [also Tony Dorsett (1973), Brandon Williams (1998) and Raymond Kirkley (2001)].
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Jaguars' picks: 7/250, Rashad Jennings, RB, 6-1, 231, Liberty...This could be a pleasant find for the Jaguars, taking a player of Jennings' quality this late in the draft. One draft analysis had Jennings as high as a third-round pick. Jennings has good size (6-1, 231) and speed. He was Big South Conference offensive player of the year for the past two seasons. He played eight games as a freshman at Pittsburgh before transferring to Liberty his final three seasons. While he's a stretch to make the roster as a running back, he could be a top special teams player. - by The Sports Xchange