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Prospect Profiles: Terrance Ganaway

TERRANCE GANAWAY, RB, BAYLOR

TRIANGLE NUMBERS: 5-11, 239, 4.67

SCOUTING REPORTS:

NFP:

A thickly put together back with natural girth through his lower half. Carries his weight decently through his mid-section, but might be better suited to lose a little girth in order to help with his athleticism. For his size exhibits an average first step pressing the line of scrimmage. Runs with good forward lean initially when pressing the hole, and through contact. When not at full speed exhibits some slight change of directions skills, side stepping a defender in the hole. However, isn’t real sudden or dynamic, and isn’t a guy who can be real productive picking his way through traffic laterally before accelerating toward daylight. Doesn’t have a great initial burst or second gear and seems to play more so at one speed. Looks like a 4.6 guy and isn’t going to run away from any defenders in the NFL. Additionally once he reaches top end speed, he plays really linear as he has a tough time breaking down and changing directions at all.

Runs hard and will break tackles once he gets into the second level. Also, can move the pile and fight for tough yards inside if nothing is there. But is too limited in terms of creating on his own in order to be an overly effective NFL back.

Impression: Possesses good size, some natural lean and power. Exhibits the footwork to pick his way through tighter creases inside, but runs through some big leans and isn’t overly shifty in the open field. A reserve power guy at best, but doesn’t play up to his size/strength numbers consistently.

PFW:

Upside:

• Built to pound between the tackles
• Hits the hole and barrels downhill
• Strong hips to power through tackles
• Runs with forward lean and leg drive
• Good feet for his size

Downside:

• Straight-linish
• Average initial quicks and lateral agility
• Loose with the ball
• Minimal use/value as a receiver
• One-year producer
• Motivation needs to be evaluated

The Way We See It:

Big, strong, thickly built power back who runs like a bull in a china shop — has to square his shoulders and roll downhill to be effective. Lacks special-teams utility and could require patience, but could fill a two-down, between-the-tackles role in a man-blocking scheme.

Strengths: Terrance Ganaway’s speed is underrated considering he weighs 240 pounds. While he won’t make his living running away from defenders in the open field he is a deceptive athlete that can break the big run. He is always falling forward and his legs are always churning for extra yards. Ganaway has very little wear and tear on him so durability shouldn’t be an issue at the next level.

Weaknesses: Ganaway’s hands won’t permit him to be a three down back in the NFL. He won’t create any extra yards as an athlete and has little game experience as this season was his only as a full time starter at Baylor. Ran out of the spread option a lot at Baylor, so he’ll have to be able to pick up an NFL system.

Bottom Line: Ganaway has some value as a two-down back in a back by committee role to begin his career. His ability to break big runs at his size should find him a spot earlier than most expect in the draft. He’s also a high character guy that graduated in December with a degree in General Studies. At best he’s Brandon Jacobs minus the issues and at worst you are getting a solid goal line back.

Draft Projection: Ganaway is probably a fifth round pick at this point but I see him going as high as the late third round come April.

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GiantsGab Thoughts:

Terrance Ganaway is small, but wide running back prospect. 5-11, but 240. He’s an inside runner, but can break big runs. Deceptive speed. Strong and tough to bring down. Not a three down back, as he can’t catch. But has the potential to be a solid, two down thumper. A smaller version of Brandon Jacobs. Has the deceptive ability to break long runs, but is better suited to bang between the tackles. He can push the pile, so should be a good goal line runner. The Giants need to replace Jacobs, and Ganaway is the closest thing to him in the draft. Obviously, he’s not 6-4. But there isn’t another back like Jacobs in terms of size. Ganaway is, however, the closest thing to him. Ganaway, then, would fit right in. 4th round, I think. The Giants need a back and he could play right away as a move the pile type of guy.

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PREVIOUS PROFILES:

QB:

BJ Coleman

RB:

David Wilson

LaMichael James

Chris Polk

Robert Turbin

Vick Ballard

Doug Martin

WR:

Juron Criner

Marvin McNutt

Tommy Streeter

AJ Jenkins

Ryan Broyles

Brian Quick

Alshon Jeffery

TE:

Coby Fleener

Dwayne Allen

Ladarius Green

Orson Charles

Michael Egnew

OT:

Mitchell Schwartz

Mike Adams

Zerbie Sanders

Bobby Massie

Andrew Datko

Levy Adcock

OG:

Cordy Glenn

Brandon Washington

Kelechi Osemele

Brandon Brooks

Kevin Zeitler

Amini Silatolu

C:

Peter Konz

Ben Jones

DE:

Malik Jackson

Chandler Jones

Whitney Mercilus

Andre Branch

Jake Bequette

Jonathan Massaquoi

DT:

DaJohn Harris

Mike Martin

Billy Winn

Jerel Worthy

Marcus Forston

Jaye Howard

LB:

Luke Keuchly

Zach Brown

Lavonte David

James-Michael Johnson

Sean Spence

Keenan Robinson

Bobby Wagner

Dont’a Hightower

CB:

Casey Hayward

Brandon Boykin

Chase Minnifield

Josh Robinson

Josh Norman

Janoris Jenkins

Dre Kirpatrick

S:

George Iloka

Harrison Smith

Mark Barron

Antonio Allen

Markelle Martin

Aaron Henry


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6 Responses to “Prospect Profiles: Terrance Ganaway”

  1. Jason C. says:

    Completely agreed, this is the guy we need to target in the 4th round (maybe trade up a bit in the 4th if need be). He’s exactly what we wanted Jacobs to be for the past few years. I find it funny how his cons list from the first publication includes that he’s a straight line runner and isn’t shifty, isn’t that what we wanted out of Jacobs all along? This is our guy, fits our wannabe smashmouth offense perfectly.

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