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#23
Johnathan Franklin
Carries Yards TD
282 1734 13
Team: UCLA BruinsHeight: 5-11 Born: 10/23/1989
Position: RBWeight: 195 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr


Scouting Report
Franklin turned some heads in the Senior Bowl and again at the scouting combine, putting himself in position to be among the first running backs taken in the draft. After rushing for 1,734 yards in his final season to finish as UCLA's all-time leading rusher while also adding 13 touchdowns, Franklin ran for a 20-yard TD at the Senior Bowl. He then ran a 4.49 40-yard dash and finished with a time of 11.33 seconds in the 60-yard shuttle to rank among the top five running backs at the combine. Scouts came away impressed with his speed and cutting ability, allowing him to change directions quickly. His size and instincts make him a solid blocker in the passing game, though he may need to add some bulk to fend off NFL defenders. His versatility also has been a hot topic. Franklin made 33 receptions for 323 yards and caught a pair of touchdown passes last season, and he's viewed as a dependable receiver who also has the ability to put up above-average rushing numbers, making him a potential every-down back. However, Franklin doesn't appear to have much breakaway speed to outrun quicker NFL defenders, and he's not a bruising back that will run through players. He also has a tendency to fumble. Still, Franklin could go as high as the second round and shouldn't fall beyond the third.

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2009 UCLA  13 126 566 4.5 5 6 57 9.5 0
2010 UCLA  12 214 1127 5.3 8 10 63 6.3 0
2011 UCLA  14 166 976 5.9 5 9 74 8.2 1
2012 UCLA  14 282 1734 6.1 13 33 323 9.8 2
Career   53 788 4403 5.6 31 58 517 8.9 3

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2012 UCLA  14 0 0 - 0 0 5 - 0
Career   53 0 0 - 0 0 5 - 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
8/30/2012 @ Rice 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 15 214 14.3 3 78 1 4 4.0 0 4
9/8/2012 Neb 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 26 217 8.3 0 54 3 59 19.7 1 31
9/15/2012 Hou 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 25 110 4.4 0 15 4 58 14.5 0 40
9/22/2012 OreSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 12 45 3.8 0 13 1 11 11.0 0 11
9/29/2012 @ Colo 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 15 111 7.4 0 28 3 48 16.0 0 28
10/6/2012 @ Cal 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 15 102 6.8 0 26 3 8 2.7 0 4
10/13/2012 Utah 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 22 79 3.6 1 18 1 11 11.0 0 11
10/27/2012 @ AriSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 26 164 6.3 2 31 1 4 4.0 0 4
11/3/2012 Ari 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 24 162 6.8 2 37 3 28 9.3 0 13
11/10/2012 @ WashSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 19 66 3.5 0 15 4 45 11.3 1 19
11/17/2012 USC 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 29 171 5.9 2 29 2 14 7.0 0 14
11/24/2012 Stan 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 21 65 3.1 1 11 3 7 2.3 0 5
11/30/2012 @ Stan 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 19 194 10.2 2 51 3 22 7.3 0 9
12/27/2012 Baylor 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 14 34 2.4 0 12 1 4 4.0 0 4