Tuesday, April 26, 2022

2022 NFL Draft Spotlight: CJ Verdell

Height & Weight: 5'8" 211lbs
Position: Running Back
Hometown: Chula Vista, California
College: Oregon

During his breakout junior season at Mater Dei Catholic, CJ Verdell rushed for 2,135 yards while finding the end zone 35 times. His performance led him to First Team All-CIF San Diego honors and the Crusaders' first state championship win in program history.

Verdell followed up by winning the 2016 CIF San Diego Section Offensive Player of the Year and KUSI Silver Pigskin Award before taking his talent to Oregon.

After utilizing a redshirt year, Verdell finally got to showcase his explosive abilities on a national stage. In 2018, he finished the season as the only player from a "Power 5" conference with over 1,000 yards rushing and 300 yards receiving.

Verdell completed his collegiate career amongst Oregon's Top 10 in career rushing yards and touchdowns. While size may be the "red flag" going against him at the next level when it comes to being an every-down workhorse, his skill set could make him valuable in the return game and as an all-purpose option.


2022 NFL Draft Spotlight:

CJ Verdell, RB, Oregon

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