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Sony Michel
Carries Yards TD
156 1227 16
Team: Georgia BulldogsHeight: 5-11 Born: 2/17/1995
Position: RBWeight: 215 Hometown: Plantation, Florida
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

With 6,659 rushing yards in high school and a number of awards bearing his name, Michel was one of the prized recruits of the 2014 class. He joined Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall and Nick Chubb to form a dominant backfield in 2014. Michel had his chance to see the field as a sophomore when Chubb went down with a serious knee injury, accounting for 1,161 rushing yards in 2015. Despite only four starts his final two years in Athens, he played a significant role in the Georgia offense.

As a senior, Michel rushed for 7.9 yards per carry and led the team with 16 rushing touchdowns, running at his best in the College Football Playoff against Oklahoma (181 rushing yards) and Alabama (98 rushing yards).

ANALYSIS

A shifty runner between the tackles, Michel doesn't waste time attacking run lanes and bursting to the second level of the defense. He does an excellent job reading his blockers and finding creases, creating burst off his plant foot to string moves together. Michel would benefit from added patience to his run style and can outrun his blockers. However, in some schemes, the same urgency that made him special and productive in college will be a benefit.

Michel typically took the field in third-down situations because he was a trusted blocker and receiver. Scouts question his ball security after Michel fumbled 12 times in four seasons. Durability is another major ding on the scouting report. However, Michel has all the ingredients of a NFL starting back.

PROJECTION

Second round

--Field Level Media


Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2014 UGa  8 64 410 6.4 5 7 106 15.1 1
2015 UGa  13 219 1161 5.3 8 26 270 10.4 3
2016 UGa  12 152 840 5.5 4 22 149 6.8 1
2017 UGa  14 156 1227 7.9 16 9 96 10.7 1
Career   47 591 3638 6.2 33 64 621 9.7 6

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2014 UGa  8 0
Career   47 0

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2014 UGa  8 0 0 - 0 2 37 18.5 0
2015 UGa  13 0 0 - 0 2 34 17.0 0
Career   47 0 0 - 0 4 71 17.8 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/2/2017 App 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 16 87 5.4 1 44 0 0 - 0 -
9/9/2017 @ ND 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 13 73 5.6 1 17 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
9/23/2017 MissSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 7 32 4.6 0 8 1 3 3.0 0 3
9/30/2017 @ Tenn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 11 64 5.8 1 21 0 0 - 0 -
10/7/2017 @ Vandy 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 12 150 12.5 1 50 0 0 - 0 -
10/14/2017 Missou 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 9 86 9.6 2 36 0 0 - 0 -
10/28/2017 @ Fla 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 6 137 22.8 2 74 0 0 - 0 -
11/4/2017 SCar 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 16 81 5.1 1 13 1 16 16.0 0 16
11/11/2017 @ Auburn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 9 21 2.3 0 7 0 0 - 0 -
11/18/2017 Kty 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 12 87 7.3 3 37 0 0 - 0 -
11/25/2017 @ GaTech 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 13 85 6.5 1 16 0 0 - 0 -
12/2/2017 @ Auburn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 7 45 6.4 0 18 2 38 19.0 0 32
1/1/2018 @ Okla 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 11 181 16.5 3 75 4 41 10.3 1 17
1/8/2018 Ala 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 14 98 7.0 0 26 0 0 - 0 -