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Kimani Vidal

Kimani Vidal

RB - Los Angeles Chargers

Height: 5' 8"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 22College: Troy

2024 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 4th (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #228
Best / Worst #126 / #333
ADP #154

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Vidal might have tumbled down the NFL draft board, but don't make the mistake of assuming that he lacks the talent profile to take over the Bolts' backfield. His competition (Gus Edwards & J.K. Dobbins) isn't exactly overwhelming. Last year, Vidal ranked 21st in PFF's elusive rating while proving that he can handle volume with at least 23 carries in 57% of his games. With Greg Roman at the controls, there will be plenty of rushing volume to chew on, so even if he doesn't claim the workhorse role. From 2019-2022 with Baltimore, Roman coordinated an offense that ranked first in neutral rushing rate. Vidal could be a flex play in Week 1 with the upside to grow into more (RB2) as the season moves along.

Kimani Vidal finished second in the FBS in forced missed tackles (94) in 2023. The 5-foot-8 and 218-pound rusher is built with a stout compact frame, which aided him in his efforts to 1,661 rushing yards (second in the FBS) in 2023. That awarded him a 31% dominator rating in his final season at Troy (fifth-highest in 2023) after a 24% dominator rating in 2022. Concerns are his bottom-10 yards per play at 2.34 and the level of competition faced at Troy. Vidal is on a wide-open RB depth chart against two former Ravens RBs: Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins. You don't need to squint too hard to see him cracking the starting lineup or at least earning some type of 1A-1B role in an offense that wants to establish the run ad nauseam. It's impossible to ignore LAC as one of the better spots for him to produce in Year 1, given that Edwards nor Dobbins have been long-time starters. Both have also struggled to stay healthy.