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Tony Pollard
Rec Yards TD
39 458 3
Team: Memphis TigersHeight: 6-0 Born: N/A
Position: WRWeight: 210 Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Jr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

A two-star cornerback recruit in Memphis, Pollard stayed home and became one of the better gadget weapons in the country. He tied the FBS career record with seven kick-return TDs in just three seasons, peaking with four TDs and 880 yards on just 20 returns (40.0 average) in 2017. On offense, he totaled 2,233 scrimmage yards and 18 touchdowns on 243 career touches, including 1,010 yards and nine TDs on 117 touches in 2018.

ANALYSIS

For such a dynamic return man, Pollard is bigger than you'd expect (6-foot-0, 210 pounds), giving him a chance to develop into an every-down running back if a team keeps him at that position. He has a great combination of elusiveness and physicality, using lighter jukes and contact balance to break arm tackles while maintaining speed. He gets upfield quickly, usually with one cut and little dancing.

Pollard remains unrefined after never settling at one position, mixing in at both receiver and running back. He's shaky as an inside runner, preferring to bounce rather than read blocks and find lanes. While a capable receiver, he's not disciplined enough as a route-runner to play wideout full-time. His return value is limited with the scarcity of kickoff returns, and he rarely returned punts. His versatility will be valued, but plenty of polish is needed.

Projection: Seventh Round

--Field Level Media


Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2016 Mem  13 31 159 5.1 1 29 298 10.3 2
2017 Mem  13 30 230 7.7 2 36 536 14.9 4
2018 Mem  14 78 552 7.1 6 39 458 11.7 3
Career   40 139 941 6.8 9 104 1292 12.4 9

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2016 Mem  13 0
2017 Mem  13 0
Career   40 0

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2016 Mem  13 1 8 8.0 0 38 1068 28.1 2
2017 Mem  13 1 2 2.0 0 22 881 40.0 4
2018 Mem  14 0 0 - 0 27 667 24.7 1
Career   40 2 10 5.0 0 87 2616 30.1 7

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2018 Merc 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 5 5.0 0 5 2 8 4.0 0 6
9/8/2018 @ Navy 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 6 6.0 0 6 0 0 - 0 -
9/14/2018 GaSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 4 22 5.5 0 9 3 42 14.0 1 21
9/22/2018 USA 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 3 30 10.0 1 16 3 22 7.3 0 14
9/28/2018 @ Tulane 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 0 0.0 0 0 2 30 15.0 1 28
10/6/2018 UConn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 3 20 6.7 0 12 4 44 11.0 0 18
10/13/2018 UCF 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 5 29 5.8 1 19 6 45 7.5 0 13
10/20/2018 @ Missou 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 8 75 9.4 0 21 2 44 22.0 1 30
11/3/2018 @ ECU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 9 89 9.9 2 41 3 30 10.0 0 13
11/10/2018 Tulsa 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 6 13 2.2 0 5 3 53 17.7 0 21
11/16/2018 @ SMU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 3 26 8.7 0 21 1 18 18.0 0 18
11/23/2018 Hou 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 11 83 7.5 1 24 8 116 14.5 0 44
12/1/2018 @ UCF 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 6 45 7.5 0 21 2 6 3.0 0 4
12/22/2018 @ Wake 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 17 109 6.4 1 41 0 0 - 0 -