Name:*Jonathan Stewart(+) Coming off toe surgery College:OregonOn Disk: #28 Height: 5-10 Weight: 235 Position:RBPos2: KR Class/Draft Year:Jr/2008 40 Time:4.4640 Low: 4.36 40 High: 4.57
Projected Round:1Stock: Rated number 3 out of 181 RB's17 / 2500 TOTAL
*Jonathan Stewart Snapshot
Draft Scout Snapshot: 2007: Unanimous All-Pac 10 Conference first-team choice…Semi-finalist for both the Maxwell Award (College Player of the Year) and Doak Walker Award (nation's premier running back)…Ranked seventh in the nation and led the conference as he set a school season-record with 1,722 yards on 280 carries (6.2 avg), including eleven touchdowns…Ranked ninth nationally and led the league with a school season-record 2,481 all-purpose yards, averaging 190.85 yards per game…Caught 22 passes for 145 yards (6.6 avg) and two touchdowns…Returned 23 kickoffs for 614 yards, as his average of 26.7 yards placed him 24th in the nation and third in the league…Only fumbled once, vs. Fresno State, but the team recovered his miscue…Also recorded a solo tackle vs. UCLA…Ran for over 100 yards in nine games, including producing two 200-yard performances vs. Washington and South Florida. 13 GP; 12 GS; Rush: 183-981-5.4-10; Rec: 20-144-7.2-1; KR: 23-646-28.1-0; 2nd team All-Pac 10, limited by ankle injuries and rib bruise in '06. 10 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 53-210-4-6; Rec: 7-45-6.4-1; KR: 12-404-33.7-2 in '05.
2007 All-Pac-10 Conference First Team (Coaches): RB Jonathan Stewart was a unanimous first-team choice after leading the Pac-10 in rushing (122.4 avg.) and ranking 10th in the country. The Ducks’ single-season rushing (1,469 yards) and all-purpose yards (2,199) record-holder also ranks second in the league in all-purpose yards and third in kickoff returns. He also has been selected a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association. - Oregon Football...Full *Jonathan Stewart Draft Profile
Before Combine: Hgt: 5112, Wgt: 235, 40YD: 4.38-4.48-4.59
*Jonathan Stewart Combine Transcript
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon
Ben Dogra is his agent
(Do you see yourself as a kick and punt returner?)
“Special teams is something I’ve definitely been doing all my college career
– kickoff returning. If the coaches think I can perform well at the next
level at kickoff return, that’s something I would look forward to doing
as well as playing running back.”
“I had 22 catches this year and have seen limited action in that area I guess
because we have great receivers on that end. The receivers get the ball. I run
the ball. But at the same time, I’ve received dump-off passes, swing passes
and screens. I’m pretty familiar to the passing game.”
(where did you work out?)
“I’ve been working out at API in Phoenix. It’s great working out down there.
There’s been a lot of players – Tashard Choice, Steve Slaton, Jake Long, Matt Ryan
– a lot of players out there. A lot of good competition, really. The best of
the best, if you look at it throughout this year. In college games you see
those names pop up all over the place. It was good to put a face with
a name and just hang out with those guys.”
(what’s this process been like – is it everything you heard and more?)
“Yeah. You hear that it’s a lot to deal with and it’s a different experience
once you really get into the experience – everything that’s going on. Today,
the medical exams and the stuff like that, the doctors, you have to be patient
during that process because there are a lot of players going through the same thing.”
(how stack up with junior RBs? Is it great to see so many junior RBs?)
“Yeah. There’s a lot of us out there. It’s just amazing to see that there are
so many great junior running backs. This is a great class, when you put it
that way. You’ve got Rashard Mendenhall, Steve Slaton, Darren McFadden,
Felix Jones and myself. They’re all great running backs.”
(talk about your running style. You have a lot of speed, but you’re also a
big back.. How would you describe your running style?)
“I would describe it as pretty rare. You don’t really see a player my size at
this position being able to do the things I can do. I’m explosive. I have
good lateral movement as well. I have great speed as well. Put those things
together and it can be something great.”
(what kind of adjustment is it going to be playing more one-back and I formation?)
“I don’t think it’s going to be that big of an adjustment for me. Before I even got
to college, I ran Power I in high school. That’s what I stuck on, pretty much.
I’m a downhill runner even in the spread offense, if you think about it. Once
I see a hole, I’m going to make a cut and get upfield. Going into the
NFL – single back, I formation type of deals – I think it’s going to
fit my running style even more.”
(What do you think of sharing carries at the next level?)
“I think it’s great, actually. It keeps both running backs that much more
available to the team. Me and Jeremiah Johnson – my backup running back
at Oregon – we had the same kind of concept, the ultimate duo back there.
It worked out. It’s a great opportunity for both running backs to
succeed and for the team to succeed.”
(Have you watched Jamal Lewis?)
“Yeah. I pretty much compare myself to him – one of the guys whose in the
league right now. Just a big back who can move.”
(is it fun interacting with the other running backs, or is this a competition
for draft position with those guys?)
“This is a competition, but at the same time, you have to relax. If you don’t
relax, it won’t be that good of an experience for you. All of the players
that I’ve been around, it seems like everyone has been relaxed and is going
through the process. But yes, this is a business trip. It’s an interview,
really, if you look at it, but just a longer process.”
(what sets you apart from the other running backs?)
“Size and just the right combination of my speed and power.”
(what is your 40 time?)
“I don’t really want to put it out there, but a low 4.4.”
“I’m just glad that I’m on this platform to get drafted. Just going to the next
level, really. Wherever I get drafted, that’s where I’m going to be. That’s
where god wants me to be. Hopefully success continues to keep rolling.”
(junior running backs have gone before the first senior running back in the
draft, is there an advantage to coming out as a junior?)
“If you look at it that way. You do have more opportunities as a senior to get
an injury that may prevent you from excelling at the next level. It all
depends on what your situation is.”
“Yeah. I’m running the 40 and doing the bench. I have to talk to my agent
to see what else I’m doing.”
(who is your agent?)
(what motivated you to come out early?)
“Pretty much just where I wound up and where I sat in the whole deal coming
out early. Just really getting the overall feeling of what I wanted to do
and what I should do. It took prayer and it took talks with my family
and just getting support from my coaching staff back in Oregon.
The process was tough.”
(being highly rated, there’s more pressure, how are you handling that emotionally?)
“Just don’t dwell on it. Don’t believe the hype. That’s what I do.”
(dreamed of being an NFL player?)
“Yeah. Since I was little. It’s a passion of mine to play football. It’s
something I’ve been blessed to do. It’s something that god gave me the
talent to be good at. I’m just thankful, really. That’s the word of the day – thankful.”
Recent Draft Scout *Jonathan Stewart News
02/08/16 - RB Jonathan Stewart, who twice left in the first half with a sore foot, was limited to 29 yards on 12 carries, his lowest output with that many attempts since he had 14 carries for 29 yards against the 49ers on October 10, 2010.
01/28/16 - RB Jonathan Stewart did not practice Wednesday after tweaking an ankle injury against the Cardinals. He won't miss the Super Bowl.
01/20/16 - RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) did not practice Wednesday after getting rolled up on against Seattle, but is expected to play Sunday.
01/20/16 - RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) sat out practice Wednesday, but there is not much concern about his availability for the NFC Championship Game.
Stewart, who missed the final three games of the regular season with a foot sprain, tweaked his ankle in the divisional round win over Seattle.
"It's just bringing him along," said coach Ron Rivera, who added Stewart did go through installation periods. "He played a hard game and we're just going to ease him back into action."
01/18/16 - RB Jonathan Stewart had his ankle rolled up on in the first half of Sunday's win over Seattle, but he later returned to finish the game. The Panthers aren't concerned about his status this week.
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