Rasheen Ali - RB - Marshall

Ali has the ability to make plays, and a great athlete. The issue with him is a team will just need to take a stab on what he has done on tape after suffering a badly timed injury that kept him out of the combine.

Measurables

Height: 5′ 11″

Weight: 206 lbs

Age: 23

40-yard dash: DNP

3-cone drill: DNP

20-yard shuttle: DNP

Vertical Jump: DNP

Broad Jump: DNP

Bench Press: DNP

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

College Stats

Rushing & Receiving Table
RushingReceivingScrimmage
YearSchoolConfClassPosGAttYdsAvgTDRecYdsAvgTDPlaysYdsAvgTD
*2020MarshallCUSAFRRB65224.400005224.40
*2021MarshallCUSAFRRB1325014015.623453347.4129517355.924
*2022MarshallSun BeltSO3472735.812105.01492835.82
*2023MarshallSun BeltSRRB1221211355.415282137.6124013485.616
CareerMarshall51428315.539755577.4358933885.842
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/11/2024.

Notable Headlines

Ali was ranked coming out of high school, and opted to join Marshall to play in college. Had very limited opportunity in 2020, playing in only 6 games and only had 5 carries. In 2021 he had his best showing, playing in 13 games. Finished the season with 250 carries for 1,401 yards and 23 TDs on the ground, as well as 45 receptions for 334 yards and another score as a receiver. Got injured in 2022, which limited his production, opting to return to college to play again to improve his chances in the draft. His 2023 season he managed to have 212 carries for 1,135 yards and 15 TDs on the ground, to go along with 28 receptions for 213 yards and a score through the air.

Scouting Report

Positives

Ali is a good athlete, with good twitch, and would’ve tested well at the combine if he was able to. Has good breakaway speed, and can change direction effectively without losing speed effectively. Can also stop and start effectively, which can help wrong foot defenders. Generally makes good decisions on opening gaps to cut through. Ali is an effective receiver, especially on short routes (screens and short bootlegs). 

Negatives

A badly timed injury is obviously a negative. That could really disrupt his preparation, and it’s already stopped him taking part in the draft. It could impact his ability to take part in preseason too, which could make him a casualty of roster cuts. He also needs to work on his pass protection, as he can get over-powered.

Pre Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital- Round 5/ 6

Landing Spots

Ali is a good receiver and is an effective runner with the ball in his hands. Does well working horizontally before finding his gap to get up field. He will need to land on a team that doesn’t have alot of competition on it though, or find himself on a practice squad- due to his recent injury.

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