As the NFL season winds down, FantasyPros will be taking a look at early NFL draft scouting reports before the combine in March. Here’s a look at Kenny McIntosh.
2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Kenny McIntosh (RB – Georgia)
Kenny McIntosh (RB – UGA)
6’1” – 210 lbs.
Brother Deon also played running back in college, and brother R.J. is a defensive end for the Dolphins. Four-star recruit who spent his first three seasons at Georgia as a rotational back, with lines of 25-174-0 (7.0), 47-251-1 (5.3), and 58-328-3 (5.7) behind D’Andre Swift (2019) and Zamir White (2020, 2021) before splitting carries evenly with Daijun Edwards this season and totaling 142-779-10 (5.5) with 42-505-2 receiving as of the time of writing.
Finally got the opportunity to be a starter this season and had a pretty productive year; also has relatively little tread on his tires. Well-built for a pro back, with a pretty thick lower body. Patient runner who shows solid vision and does a good job of shuffling to find lanes. Has the agility to make defenders miss one-on-one at the second level. Overall flexibility is good. Flashes the ability to shake off defenders or move the pile once he gets going. Works in an effective stiff-arm when he’s able to get to the corner on outside rushing attempts. Has been a reliable receiver for the Bulldogs, with relatively high receiving usage this past season compared with many of his peers. Trustworthy safety valve who didn’t drop any passes in college.
Generally gets what’s blocked for him but doesn’t create too much more. Doesn’t run with the consistent power and toughness anticipated given his size; looks hesitant at times and often gets stood up and driven back before he gets to the second level, with inconsistent leg drive. Goes down too easily after contact. Overall athleticism is adequate but doesn’t have high-level explosiveness; probably going to be more of a chunk runner than a home-run hitter. Ball security is just adequate, with four career fumbles. Didn’t pass protect too often, but based on a small sample size, it may be a while before he’s trusted to pick up blitzers at the pro level, with iffy positioning and technique.
A pretty big running back who has the quickness and patience to get what’s available and who also offers a reliable pair of hands in the passing game, but who doesn’t have the consistent grittiness of some of his peers in the class, limiting the amount of yards he can gain after contact. With some more glass in his diet, could turn into a pretty good member of a running-back committee, but may have to wait until the mid-to-late rounds to hear his name called and will likely begin his career as a reserve.
Projection: Round 6
Other 2023 NFL Draft Running Back Prospects
- Devon Achane (RB – Texas A&M)
- Tank Bigsby (RB – Auburn)
- Chase Brown (RB – Illinois)
- Zach Charbonnet (RB – UCLA)
- Zach Evans (RB – Mississippi)
- Jahmyr Gibbs (RB – Alabama)
- Roschon Johnson (RB – Texas)
- Kendre Miller (RB – TCU)
- Bijan Robinson (RB – Texas)
- Sean Tucker (RB – Syracuse)