Dameon Pierce

Dameon Pierce

Measurements
  • Height
    5100
  • Hand
    9 3/8
  • VJ
    34.5
  • Weight
    218lbs
  • Arm
    30 3/4
  • Speed
    4.59
RB Combine Averages
  • Height
    5105
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    34.75
  • Weight
    213lbs
  • Arm
    31
  • Speed
    4.55
Ben Elsner - Scout
Dameon Pierce
  • Overall Rank
    96
  • Position Rank
    6
  • Position
    RB
  • Age
    22.3 Years
  • Team
    FLORIDA

Stats

Year Games Played Carries Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2018 11 69 424 6.1 2 Receiving: 5 / 20 / 1
2019 12 54 305 5.6 4 Receiving: 4 / 30 / 0
2020 12 106 503 4.7 4 Receiving: 17 / 156 / 1
2021 13 100 574 5.7 13 Receiving: 19 / 216 / 3

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Dameon Pierce has a compact frame with strength and thickness in his lowers. Size can be refined but unlikely added to. No major injuries in his career at Florida but has never handled a full workload.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 6.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Plays with a strong and compact body. He plays behind his pads as a physical runner with the knowledge to remain low at contact point. Plays on the special teams unit all throughout his career at FL as a member of the coverage team. Fights for extra yards with strong contact balance and will to pick up all yardage possible. Can have lapses of judgement in gap decision-making, often when he is quick to approach.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    8
Grade 7.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

No athletic traits shine but is solid in all areas. Will not shine with his speed or explosiveness but is able to get the most out of his skillset due to intelligence and flexibility. Can explode into and out of his cuts with strong knee bend and push. This allows for impressive contact balance due to steady running style. Add on quick feet which allows for COD. Probably 4.5s guy. More athletic than given credit for with really strong legs, spring out of it to generate power and force.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    7
  • Flexibility/Bend
    7
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    7
Grade 6.2

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Underrated receiving threat and can MYM in space mostly by slipping arm tackles, not overly shifty. Reliable hands with POA thought out prior to ball arriving, not figuring out on the fly. Smooth transition from reception to get up field. One of the best pass protectors I've watched. Can be a lead blocker when necessary but delivers force with strong horizontal movement in the pocket to pick up free rusher. Has been run in many packages so he possesses versatility in scheme and is used to option concepts. No fumbles in past 2 seasons (200 carries).

  • Receiving Ability
    6
  • Ability to Create on Own
    6
  • Finishing Run
    7
  • Footwork
    6
  • Inside Run
    6
  • Outside Run
    6
  • MYM Ability
    6
  • Ball Security
    7
Grade 6.3

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Dameon Pierce has been underutilized in his career at Florida never topping 106 carries in a season, and split time with many backs. This season, in his reps, he averaged 5.7 yards per carry and was involved in RPO with his mobile QB. Pierce is a solid back without a dominant trait. He is a compact, physical runner with great contact balance and agility. He is an underrated athlete with strong COD. His limitations can be attributed to serviceable but limited speed and burst. Vision can be solid if approach isn't sped up. He is a back who will see the field on 3rd down due to pass protection and receiving skills and can contribute early on ST on kick coverage. Pierce was a winner at the Senior Bowl showing an above average jump cut, receiving ability, and excelled in pass protection. He is a solid 4th round RB who can contribute early effectively, even with increased reps.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v LSU
  • Oct - 16 - 2021
  • Strong receiving and pass protection reps
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Missouri
  • Nov - 20 - 2021
  • Struggled to find space behind the LOS and create on his own
Best Trait
Contact Balance
Pro Comparison
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