Israel Abanikanda



Noah_E: The thing that sticks out the most when you watch Abanikanda is his vision. He finds the hole on every play and displays incredible patience, while also being able to bounce it outside if he needs to. He gets up to speed quickly and is hard to bring down when he gets there. He keeps his legs churning, and even though he lacks the elusiveness to consistently make guys miss, he will run right through you. Abanikanda’s 40 time will heavily influence his draft stock, as his long speed is his biggest flaw. He didn’t get a lot of receiving work over his three years at Pitt, but that is something that can be fixed. Other than Bijan there aren’t any big name Running Backs in this class, but it is deep and Israel Abanikanda is going to make a team very happy.


Rank 54
Round Mid 2nd
Name Israel Abanikanda
Position RB
School Pittsburgh
Height 5’11”
Weight 215 lbs


Rush Attempts 239
Rushing Yards 1431
Average 6.0
Rushing TDs 20
Receptions 12
Receiving Yards 146
Yards per Catch 12.2
Receiving TDs 1


Hand Size 8.3
Arm Length 32.0
Forty Yard Dash 0.0
Bench Reps 0
Vertical Leap 0
Broad Jump 0
Three Cone Drill 0.0
Shuttle 0.0

Rankings on Various Big Boards

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