Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/14
RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina, Sophomore5'8", 202 lbs.40: 4.53 (8th of RBs)Bench: 19 reps (16th of RBs)Broad Jump: 10'2" (6th of RBs)3-Cone: 6.91 (9th of RBs)Shuttle: 4.12 (3rd of RBs)After suffering an ACL tear in his true freshman season, Bernard returned with back-to-back seasons as the Tar Heels' starter and returning punts. In those two years, 'Gio' combined for over 3,500 all-purpose yards and 33 total touchdowns.Last year, he wasn't held under 100 yards once. His highlight game was against Virginia Tech in 2012; he ran for 262 yards on 23 carries. In terms of hardware, Gio won ACC Player of the Year last year while also being a two-time First Team All-ACC member. UNC was also co-champion in the ACC Coastal but didn't get a bowl due to a ban.Franchise running backs need to do everything, Bernard has proven he can. Last season he showed consistency throughout while also taking a larger load in the offense. His small frame and lower body strength make him trouble in the ope...
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