2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about ELIJAH HOOD: North Carolina, 5113 232 4.63. Junior entry. Two-year starter from Charlotte, NC. A downhill zone power runner. Third-team All-ACC in 2016. Big and physical back with the strength to consistently fall forward and push the pile. Good looking athlete with solid triangle numbers across the board. Quick and easy vision. Natural sense when it comes to finding the holes and cutback lanes. Very decisive after he gets the ball. Makes decisions right away and will put his head down and move north/ south. Minimal hesitation. Every down back who can contribute in multiple ways. Tight hips and lacks the burst to make a difference consistently. Average top end speed. Takes a lot of extra hits and will lose track of the ball. Has had fumbling and ball security issues. Lacks easy receiving skills. Fought multiple nagging injuries in 2016. After finishing third in the ACC in rushing as a sophomore, Hood took a back seat to quarterback Mitch Trubisky and also battled multiple, but minor injuries. His stats took a dip but he was still able to show that he is a big, physical back who can move through traffic and move the chains. His overall athleticism is average and he has ball protection issues, but he has the ability to factor as a credible backup right away in the league. 2016 stats: 858 yds, 5.9 ypc, 8 TD, 25 rec, 142 yds, 5.7 ypr, 0 TD. Medical exclusion at Combine, right hamstring. Seventh round/PFA. (A-30 3/8, H-9 3/8, BP-18, SS-DNP).