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LSU Football 2015 NFL Draft Profiles: Terrence Magee

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What are the NFL prospects like for LSU's senior leader?

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Terrence Magee

Position: Running back
Combine Height/Weight: 5-8 ¾, 210 pounds
LSU Listed Height/Weight: 5-9, 217
Hand Size: 9 inches
Arm Length: 30 inches
40-Yard Dash Time: 4.56
Bench-Press Reps (of 225 pounds): 22
Vertical Jump: 37 inches
Broad Jump: 115 inches
Short/Long Shuttle: 4.37/DNP
3-Cone Drill: 7.53 seconds

2014 Season: 112 carries for 571 yards and 3 touchdowns, plus 17 catches for 171 yards.

Strengths

Compact, hard runner who gets behind his pads and keeps his legs driving to the whistle...stocky and strong for his size...a smart player that has lined up at quarterback and wide receiver at different times -- understands protection schemes and pass concepts...good sense of vision and acceleration in following blocks...soft hands, catches the ball well when asked...special teams experience...tremendous leader that was respected by teammates and coaches.

Given LSU's prestigious No. 18 as a senior.

Weaknesses

Doesn't excel in any one area...lacks elite speed or explosiveness...not going to get you any more than what's blocked for him...lacks ideal size to hold up to a significant work load.

Verdict

With Magee, a team's going to have to fall in love with his intangibles. It's easy to see the things he can't do, because he played behind elite talents like Jeremy Hill and Leonard Fournette, but if you focus on what he can do, there's a lot there. Block, catch, run inside or out, with the work ethic teams love in a complimentary back. It's the obvious local analogy to link Magee with former Saint Pierre Thomas, but it holds up due to their similarities in running style and build. He's not likely to be drafted before the sixth or seventh round, if at all, but if Magee can find a team with an open spot in their backfield, he'll work hard to earn his reps and possibly carve a niche for himself.