Brad Lester

KR, RB · Auburn
Lester is a rising prospect in the SEC; he has not had the opportunity as an every-down back, partially due to Auburn's deep stable of talent at the position and partially because of his early-season academic suspension in 2007. But the backfield combo of Lester and junior Ben Tate could be reminiscent of the dynamic Cadillac Williams-Ronnie Brown duo from 2004, with Lester presenting a more physical version of Cadillac's "Lightning" role.


Explosive runner into the hole, and hits it hard. Used in one- or two-back sets. Stays on the hip the fullback and finds space to run. Can also read the linemen in zone blocking and finds space. Very quick feet, and can step through trash inside or sidestep tacklers to burst into an opening. Has some lean, keeping his feet moving after contact and runs over safeties at the second level. Always fights for the extra yards. Will run up inside or bounce to the outside. Faces up against linebackers or defensive ends in pass protection. Effectively cut blocks, as well. Willing to go downfield and throw blocks for receivers after they make a catch. Plays through the whistle. Potentially a very good kick returner because of his direct approach and tough running style.


Only an adequate build, average in upper body and lower body strength. Questionable in short-yardage situations because of a lack of bulk (not effort). Doesn't have breakaway speed. Does not get a lot of chances to catch the ball, so he will need to prove he has the hands to contribute as a receiver. Committee of tailbacks at Auburn limits his productivity.

High School Coach: Cecil Flowe

Rushed for 2,090 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior

Ran for 1,630 yards on 181 carries and 15 touchdowns as a junior

Helped lead Parkview to a state title in 2002

Two-time Georgia 5A All-State team

Played in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game

Mobile Register Super Southeast 120

Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100

PrepStar All- American

SuperPrep All-Region team South Hot 100 and Georgia Top 20 Top 40 running backs Georgia Top 50.

Born Oct. 24, 1985

Son of Phillis and Willie Miller.

Physical Attributes:

Proj Rd: High
Height: 5-09
Weight: 190.0
Forty: 4.48
Wingspan: --

Pro Day Results:

Cone: 7.06
Bench: 18.0
Shuttle: 4.36
10: 1.53
20: 2.59
40: 4.48
BJ: 10'04"
VJ: 38 1/2

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