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Everything you need to know about Mike Weber from the 2019 NFL Combine

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Ohio State RB Mike Weber 2019 NFL Combine results and draft projection

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Mike Weber’s career at Ohio State was filled with ups and downs. Following a tumultuous recruiting process, he reshirted his first year in Columbus, only to be Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year when he finally did make it onto the field.

However, injuries and a crowded backfield thanks to J.K. Dobbins’ emergence never allowed Weber to reach the statistical potential that many expected from him. That being typed, he still has the ability to be a contributor in the proper system at the next level.

On Thursday, he took to the field at Lucas Oil Stadium for the NFL Combine in order to show off his physical gifts to the assembled scouts.


Scouting Report

Here’s what the pros are saying in his NFL Combine Scouting Report:

Overview

Adequately skilled runner with decent size who can get what is blocked but is unlikely to find his own yards often enough at the NFL level. Weber does a nice job of spying second-level linebackers and making lane choices relative to where the defensive flow is headed. However, even when he sees it, he struggles to access enough acceleration to rip past the first two levels of tacklers. He can make the initial tackler miss but doesn’t string moves together effectively. He could have a career cap as a RB3.

Strengths

Vision is a strength

Smooth downhill decision-maker from off-set gun formation

Good agility to skip around traffic near his feet

Able to work around early traffic and keep run alive

Plus instincts to choose clearest paths once he’s in open field

Possesses desired level of balance through contact

Reliable leak-out option in passing game

Catches football naturally and can range outside his frame

Weaknesses

Inefficient in stacking moves

Monotone downhill pace

Will need to hasten his operation time

Doesn’t have desired level of burst getting through the line

Below-average acceleration out of stop-start movements

Hip tightness requires runway to complete cuts and change of direction

Lacks burst to make it happen when play spills wide

Can catch it, but also a factor in third-down protection


Measurements

  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight: 211 lbs
  • Hand size: 9 3/8”
  • Arm length: 29 3/4”

Combine Results

Bench press: 22 reps

40-yard dash: 4.47 official

Vertical jump: 33.5 inches


Interview Notables and Quotables

courtesy of LGHL’s Alexis Chassen


Draft Projection

Weber is hoping to convince scouts that he has similar gifts and abilities to former Buckeye running back Ezekiel Elliott. However, he is coming into the draft in a much different position than Zeke did.

The Cowboys took Elliott with the fourth-overall pick in the 2016 draft, while Weber is looking to likely be a Day 3 selection.