The Wedge Scouting Report: Bo Scarbrough, Alabama


Okay you got me.  I really want to draft a running back and I have a real affection for those SEC running backs.

Can you blame me – there’s a ton of good ones.  My favorites are the cleanup types.  They are like the deadly UltraCleaner that I release on unsuspecting planets to seal the deal.  Better not get in its’ path…


The Dolphins can use a running back like Bo Scarbrough that way – let Bo finish the deal!


The Positives:  Over 1500 yards in his college career, Alabama used Scarborough to weaken SEC defenses, which is no easy task and he rushed for 5.7 yards a carry while wearing those defenses down.

Scarborough is 6’1, 232 pounds – he is punishing runner who runs with a very physical style of running – maybe more like a bulldozer at times.  Scarborough is one of those runners who beats a team into submission to the point where he ends up with an eye opening game.  In 2016 against Washington, he ran for 180 yards on 19 carries just punishing the Huskies on every carry.

NCAA Football: CFP National Championship-Clemson vs Alabama

The Negatives:  More often than not, Scarborough is taking the chunks his offensive line is giving him.  He is a north and south runner and not exactly a guy who creates his own yards.

He didn’t have a lot of catches at Alabama, but frankly, the Crimson Tide doesn’t use running backs that way.  Speaking of which, you can’t look past the Tide’s checkered history with running backs in the NFL.


The Alien Dust:  If the Dolphins find themselves without a running back in day 3, Scarbrough may be a guy worth considering.  He can be the big pounding back that the Dolphins need.

I also think Scarbrough is an asset in the passing game, sure he didn’t catch the ball a lot but he has the skills – and he’s really a pretty good blocker too.  With Drake and Gore, Scarbrough fits well with this team.


Bo Scarbrough is an UltraCleaner – get out of his way!


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238 Responses to The Wedge Scouting Report: Bo Scarbrough, Alabama

  1. mf13ss says:


    AGREED that we’ve gotta address DT at some point in this Draft.

  2. wyoming85 says:

    mf13ss says:
    April 23, 2018 at 7:38 pm
    While I have a mini-man crush on Poona Ford, I think it’s a LOT more likely we draft a space-eating DT to spell Jordan Phillips. As such, I highly doubt we target DaRon Payne.
    Poona is a NT prospect?
    How much more space do you want to EAT?

  3. wyoming85 says:

    I count 5 BPA that should be available before Vea!

  4. Randy says:

    It’s like the Landry deal. I’m fine with shedding or not paying huge contracts, but that doesn’t diminish what the player did on the field. Suh made a big difference. He, like Landry, made us better. All the other BS is just a waste of air.

    • wyoming85 says:

      Because they are gone!
      and we can’t let go!
      it’s just a fart in the wind!

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      The only way to make shedding big salary deals like that is if you can replace the player with the rookie version of the same player.
      That’s the way to handle the modern era FA world. Draft well, keep them as long as you can afford them, and then cut ’em and draft their rookie replacements.
      College is a never-ending Pipeline of cheap talent.

      • wyoming85 says:

        I’d like to draft them the year before!
        But that means you will have to hit most of your picks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • naplesfan2010 says:

        yes ideally that would be best …the less draft-day desperation the better.

  5. mf13ss says:

    wyoming85 says:
    April 23, 2018 at 8:58 pm
    Poona is a NT prospect?
    How much more space do you want to EAT?
    At 6’0″, 306, Poona projects as a 4-3 DT at the NFL level, Wyoming; forget that he played NT at times in college at Texas.

    But I’ll say this about Poona: at least he has experience in taking on double-teams. And that’s one of the reasons I REALLY like him. I think he’s a sleeper in this Draft class, man!

  6. mf13ss says:

  7. mf13ss says:

    Anybody have an opinion on Folorunso Fatukasi, DT, UConn???

  8. steveccnv says:

    I never said this before, because I always backed up Suh’s numbers with the fact that he was doubled so frequently, but his sacks rarely came from inside. He got most playing DE.

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