Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 1/11/12
"Bernard Pierce's lack of great speed, elusiveness in space and down the field, and versatility as a running back prospect are strong concerns when projecting him to the NFL level. However, it's his unique skill set that makes him a running back prospect that fits only a certain number of teams well, but can thrive in those situations. A relatively reserved leader for his Temple team, he's been clean off the field and worked hard through multiple, consistent injuries over his career to get back on the field. He's been able to be productive despite this injuries, though the 663 carries likely have taken a toll on him as well. His unique skill set that allowed and will continue to allow Bernard Pierce to be a successful NFL back (if he can stay healthy) is his outstanding balance, body control, and raw running power he possess."         PLAYER COMPARISON Fred Jackson PROJ. DRAFT POSITION2nd-3rd Round INJURY HISTORYConcussion, hamstring injury in 2011 season Ankle sprain in
PLAYERS: Bernard Pierce
TEAMS: Temple Owls
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