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Sony Michel | 26

RB | Georgia | New England Patriots
Ht: 5105 / 5' 11" | Wt: 214 | Upd: 11/21/2020


Birth Date: 02/17/1995
Age: 26
Original Team: NE
NFL Entry: 18 01 031
NFL Exp: 3
Depth Chart Key: 18/1
Team History: NE

Player History

05/18 NE D/C signed
10/20 NE IR 5
10/20 NE Covid-19
10/20 NE IR 8
11/20 NE IR/DFR 9
11/20 NE activated 11

Ourlads' Profile:

2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about SONY MICHEL: Georgia, 5105 214 4.57. Rotational starter for three years with Nick Chubb. A two-year captain from Plantation, FL. When he arrived on campus, eventual first round pick Todd Gurley ruled the backfield. His freshman year was uneventful, seeing the field in mop up situations and dealing with an injury that sidelined him for a few games. Once Gurley left for the NFL, it was Nick Chubb time. The 2015 season was supposed to be his takeover of the Georgia backfield but a horrific knee injury halfway through the season closed his door, but opened one up for Michel who ended up winning the team offensive MVP award that year, rushing for 1161 yards and catching 26 passes. While Chubb came back strong in 2016, Michel proved he was more than worth his fair share of carries. A healthy debate can take place surrounding who is the better NFL prospect. Michel is a hardnosed, overly aggressive runner with an angry style that rarely goes down on initial contact. Can get his pad level low and drive his feet through tacklers, always wanting more. There is a sense of urgency to his running style, a constant state of hunger. For such a thick back, he shows the late wiggle to avoid hits, which allows him to fall forward and gain extra yards. A reactionary runner but he lacks some of the natural vision and easy instincts pre-snap. Fails to see the initial running lanes and will often find himself playing catch up, trying to create on his own instead of taking what the defense gives him. Should get on the field early in his NFL career with his ability to pass protect and catch the ball out of the backfield. Michel has averaged more yards per carry than Chubb each of the past three seasons. The former USA Today Florida Player of the Year may have the edge over Chubb in his long term NFL prospects. 2017 stats: 1227 yds, 7.9 ypc, 16 TD, 9 rec, 96 yds, 10.7 ypr, 1 TD. OSR:7/29. Second/ third round. (A-31 1/4, H-9 1/8, BP-22, SS-4.21).