2015 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about TJ YELDON: Alabama, 6012 226 4.54. Junior entry and two-year starter from Daphne, AL. Yeldon is the latest in a long line of highly talented and productive backs coming out of Tuscaloosa. Was actually the first back to post back-to-back 1,000+ yard rushing campaigns in his first two years at Alabama, and finished his career with 3,322 yards and 37 TDs on 576 carries (5.8 ypc). Has all the size, athleticism, and physical tools to be a feature back at the NFL level, but needs to work on ball security, running with a better pad level and getting stronger in his base. Scheme friendly and versatile, Yeldon could play in either a gap or zone blocking scheme at the next level. Ideal frame to be a 3-down back in NFL. Athletic with good body control. Consistently keeps his feet under him. Has good vision and patience to let blockers open holes. Shifty runner despite size and is capable of making people miss. Explodes through holes and shows good acceleration and burst. Enough power to break most arm tackles. Strong instincts as a runner and shows a natural feel for the position. A willing blocker in pass pro protection. Doesn’t always run with a good pad level, too often runs upright. Has had major fumbling issues throughout college and needs to work on better ball security. Inconsistent hands out of the backfield. Not as powerful of a runner as his size would indicate. 2014 stats: 979 yds, 5.0 ypc, 11 TD, 15 rec, 180 yds, 1 TD. OSR:8/34. Third/fourth round. (A-31 5/8, H-9, BP-22, SS-4.22).