Frank Gore Jr - RB - Southern Miss

Frank Gore Jr has alot of name value, playing in the same position as his father who had a fantastic career. Junior isn’t built the same though, and is more of a gadget player.

Measurables

Height: 5′ 7″

Weight: 201 lbs

Age: 22

40-yard dash: DNP

3-cone drill: DNP

20-yard shuttle: DNP

Vertical Jump: DNP

Broad Jump: DNP

Bench Press: 12

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

College Stats

Rushing & Receiving Table
RushingReceivingScrimmage
YearSchoolConfClassPosGAttYdsAvgTDRecYdsAvgTDPlaysYdsAvgTD
2020Southern MississippiCUSAFRRB101217085.9299710.811308056.23
2021Southern MississippiCUSAFRRB121798014.55201557.801999564.85
*2022Southern MississippiSun BeltSO1322813826.191921911.5024716016.59
2023Southern MississippiSun BeltJRRB1223111314.910272218.2325813525.213
CareerSouthern Mississippi75940225.326756929.2483447145.730
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/24/2024.

Notable Headlines

Gore was a 3-star recruit out of high school, joining Southern Miss for college. Had a decent freshman season, with 805 scrimmage yards and 3 TDs. He built on that in his 2021 season, improving his yardage totals and finding the endzone 5 times. He had his first 1,000-yard season in 2022 and was establishing himself as a receiving weapon too with 219 yards from 19 receptions. Finished his college career with over 1,000 yards on the ground again (but less than in 2022), but had career highs in receptions, receiving yards and 13 TDs.

Scouting Report

Positives

Versatile weapon, who can get it done on the ground or through the air. Probably better as a great receiving back, and looks great when getting screen passes in particular. He has good speed, and can change direction quickly & without losing alot of speed. For his size he has decent power, and a low center of gravity which can help him gain an extra yard after the tackle. Which has been shown in his yards after contact during his time in college. He can also make defenders miss by sending them the wrong way. 

Negatives

Doesn’t have the size to really take on a large workload in the NFL. He can also look for contact at times, instead of looking for space. Combined with his lack of size, he has at times struggled to protect the ball with a number of fumbles in college.

Pre Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital- Round 6/7

Landing Spots

Gore has the skillset that should enable him to fit into most offenses in the league. But, would need to get selected by a team that know how to get the best out of him. Think he would be best used mainly as a receiver, and as a pace-changing option. One team I could see him performing in would be for the Chiefs as a replacement for Jerick McKinnon.

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