Emani Bailey - RB - TCU

Bailey has speed to burn, and has constant big-play ability. His size could be a concern in the NFL, and he could work on his pass protection, but he could be a dangerous speedy weapon in the right offense.

Measurables

Height: 5′ 7″

Weight: 202 lbs

Age: 22

40-yard dash: 4.61s

3-cone drill: DNP

20-yard shuttle: DNP

Vertical Jump: 33.5″

Broad Jump: 9’8″

Bench Press: DNP

*age is at the start of player’s rookie year

College Stats

Rushing & Receiving Table
RushingReceivingScrimmage
YearSchoolConfClassPosGAttYdsAvgTDRecYdsAvgTDPlaysYdsAvgTD
*2020LouisianaSun BeltFRRB510606.0000010606.00
*2021LouisianaSun BeltFRRB111026426.381515310.201177956.88
*2022TCUBig 12JR14312508.127436.10382937.72
2023TCUBig 12SRRB1222312095.48251847.4124813935.69
CareerOverall36621615.918473808.1141325416.219
Louisiana1127026.381515310.201278556.78
TCU25414595.710322277.1128616865.911
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/5/2024.

Notable Headlines

Bailey was a 3-star recruit out of high school, opting to play for Louisiana in college. Had limited production in 2020, with just 10 rushing attempts in the 5 games he played for them. He didn’t get a single reception either. 2021 he played in 11 games, and had 102 carries for 642 yards (6.3YPC!!) with 8 TDs. He also saw a bit of involvement in the passing game too, with 15 receptions for 153 yards. Transferred to TCU for the 2022 season, and despite playing in 14 games, struggled to get involved in the offense with 31 carries and 7 receptions for 293 yards from scrimmage. His 2023 season was his best season in college, as he had 1,209 yards on the gound with 8TDs. He also had his best receiving performance too, with 25 receptions for 184 yards and another TD.

Scouting Report

Positives

Bailey is a patient runner, happy to wait for his blocker to do their job and create a gap, before exploding through it. He has good vision and can work out the better lane to go through. Has good burst and top speed which can help him make big plays when given the opportunity. Has good lateral ability, which can cause defenders to miss when trying to tackle him.

Negatives

His size is going to limit him in the next level, especially with his minimal work as a receiver. He can at times find himself waiting too long before trying to make a play which can lead to him struggling to move forward. Tends to try and bounce to the outside and beat defenders for speed rather than try and get downfield.

Pre Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital- Round 5

Landing Spots

Bailey is good in finding cut back lanes and working horizonally. Would fit zone schemes and working out of the shotgun. A team like the Cowboys, Cardinals or Ravens would be good spots

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