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Los Angeles Chargers AFC West
Melvin Gordon III • #28 • RB
429 total yds, 5 TDs in last 3 gp
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'1", 215 lbs.
Born:Apr 13, 1993 (25 yrs) in Kenosha, WI
Hometown:Kenosha, WI
Experience:3 years
Drafted:Drafted by San Diego in 2015 (1/15).
2018 Season Stats
G GS Rush Yds Avg Lg TD Rec Yds Lg TD Fum
YTD 6 6 91 466 5.1 34 6 30 279 34 3 1
On Pace 16 16 243 1243 5.1 34 16 80 744 34 8 3
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Scouting Report
Assets: Uniquely explosive in the open field, with rare acceleration. Has top-tier field vision: sees holes open then makes lightning-quick cuts to exploit them. Brings game speed that's better than his 40 time. A constant threat for big yardage, and doesn't go down easily on contact.
Flaws: Runs mostly upright from the snap, leading to a lot of contact when he guesses wrong on his cuts. Ball security is an issue and he needs to be more physical in general. Still somewhat inexperienced as a receiver and blocker out of the backfield. Must show more consistency.
Career Potential: Star featured tailback.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NCAA Doak Walker Award 2014
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