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Bryce Love
Carries Yards TD
166 739 6
Team: Stanford CardinalHeight: 5-10 Born: N/A
Position: RBWeight: 202 Hometown: Wake Forest, North Carolina
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

A track star and four-star recruit out of Wake Forest, N.C., Love totaled 1,008 yards and five touchdowns on just 140 carries (7.2 average) from 2015-16 as an uber-efficient complement to Christian McCaffrey. As a starter in 2017, he erupted for 2,118 yards and 19 touchdowns on 263 carries (8.1 average) to become a Heisman finalist. He returned to school despite being a possible first-round pick but struggled through injury in 2018 (739 yards on 166 carries, 4.5 average) and tore his ACL in the regular-season finale.

ANALYSIS

Few home-run threats can match Love, who popped a run of at least 30 yards in all 13 games in 2017 and a run of at least 50 in 11 of 13. His blazing speed erases pursuit angles and quickly puts points on the board. He has a good feel for running lanes and above average agility, both in subtle movements and sharper jump cuts. He's tough, high character and a viable receiver despite limited usage in college.

Love's stock plunged in 2018 as he battled injury and inconsistent blocking, and he doesn't have the size (5-foot-9, 200 pounds) to be a sustaining back. His vision is inconsistent, and he isn't quite as fluid as his speed and agility would suggest. His lack of experience as a receiver and susceptibility as a blocker could keep him off the field on third downs, but he should at least be a change-of-pace weapon.

Projection: Fourth Round

--Field Level Media


Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2015 Stan  14 29 226 7.8 2 15 250 16.7 1
2016 Stan  12 111 783 7.1 3 8 83 10.4 1
2017 Stan  13 263 2118 8.1 19 6 33 5.5 0
2018 Stan  10 166 739 4.5 6 20 99 5.0 0
Career   49 569 3866 6.8 30 49 465 9.5 2

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2015 Stan  14 0 0 - 0 1 22 22.0 0
2016 Stan  12 0 0 - 0 5 47 9.4 0
2018 Stan  10 0 0 - 0 3 56 18.7 0
Career   49 0 0 - 0 9 125 13.9 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
8/31/2018 SDSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 18 29 1.6 0 14 3 18 6.0 0 11
9/8/2018 USC 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 22 136 6.2 1 59 0 0 - 0 -
9/22/2018 @ Oregon 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 19 89 4.7 1 22 1 9 9.0 0 9
9/29/2018 @ ND 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 17 73 4.3 1 39 2 7 3.5 0 9
10/18/2018 @ AriSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 11 21 1.9 0 6 2 10 5.0 0 7
10/27/2018 WashSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 6 71 11.8 0 43 4 14 3.5 0 9
11/3/2018 @ Wash 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 18 71 3.9 1 28 3 18 6.0 0 8
11/10/2018 OreSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 11 90 8.2 1 28 1 7 7.0 0 7
11/24/2018 @ UCLA 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 22 85 3.9 1 22 2 -3 -1.5 0 0
12/1/2018 @ Cal 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 22 74 3.4 0 13 2 19 9.5 0 15