Christian McCaffrey: Solar-powered Satellite Back

by Kevin McHugh ·

Height: 5-11
Weight: 202
Age: 20.8
40 Time: 4.48 (80th percentile)
Speed Score: 100.3 (61st percentile)
Burst Score: 124.3 (77th percentile)
Agility Score: 10.79 (96th percentile)
Bench: 10 reps (0 percentile)

Best Comparable: Duke Johnson

After a stellar career at Stanford, Christian McCaffrey declared for the 2017 NFL Draft, as he had nothing left to prove at the college level. McCaffrey posted monster numbers in his sophomore season in 2015, rushing for 2,019 yards and 8 touchdowns, while tacking on 45 receptions for 645 yards and 5 touchdowns and finishing 2nd in the Heisman voting.

Although not quite as dynamic in 2016, Christian McCaffrey still was fantastic, amassing 1,603 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns, and with 37 receptions, was still able to catch the ball effectively. McCaffrey played in 3 fewer games in 2016 due to the fact that Stanford did not make the Pac-12 Championship, and he sat out Stanford’s bowl game against Iowa. McCaffrey’s ridiculous production led to a 50.7-percent (98th-percentile) College Dominator Rating on 6.3 (77-percentile) yards per carry operating as Stanford’s workhorse running back.

Christian McCaffrey-Running Back

Christian McCaffrey Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Christian McCaffrey dominated the 2017 NFL Combine, posting a 4.48 (80th-percentile) 40-Yard Dash, 100.3 (61st-percentile) Speed Score, 124.3 (77th-percentile) Burst Score, and a 10.79 (96th-percentile) Agility Score. Displaying excellent hands and even spending time in the passing drills with the wide receivers, McCaffrey showed scouts that he’s ready for the next level and has cemented himself as a top-5 pick in dynasty rookie drafts.

Unfortunately, Christian McCaffrey may not be suited for a heavy workload in the NFL, because his 5-11, 202-pound frame puts him in the 10th-percentile among NFL running back BMIs (28.2). McCaffrey also underwhelmed on the bench press, managing only 10 reps. It may be necessary for McCaffrey to add some weight in muscle in preparation for the grind ahead.

Christian McCaffrey has the potential to be a PPR monster in fantasy football, as the comparisons to Danny Woodhead will be plentiful. If McCaffrey is able to add muscle while maintaining his athleticism, the sky could be the limit.