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Los Angeles Chargers AFC West
 
Melvin Gordon III • #28 • RB
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'1", 215 lbs.
Born:Apr 13, 1993 (25 yrs) in Kenosha, WI
Hometown:Kenosha, WI
College:Wisconsin
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 10 10 153 802 5.2 34 9 44 453 66 4 1
On Pace 12 12 184 962 5.2 34 11 53 544 66 5 1
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Scouting Report
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. 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.
Long Range Potential: Star featured tailback.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NCAA Doak Walker Award 2014
Long Range Potential Videos