6'1, 237 pounds |
Strengths: Wells is a powerful and explosive runner. Has excellent vision to hit a hole inside or bounce the run to the outside. Once he makes a decision where to go, Wells has excellent agility to make a jump cut and go. Is fast enough to get to the corner and move upfield. Has the power to work through trash or run over defenders. Good stiff arm.
Weaknesses: Has had lingering injury issues during his entire career which is troublesome. Lacks breakaway speed and will be caught from behind. Mostly ineffective as a receiver, which makes his hands questionable. Also, as a result of his lack of receiving, he doesn't run the best of routes. Needs to improve as a pass blocker. Doesn't do the best job reading where the blitz is coming from.
Final word: When healthy, Wells is clearly the best NFL-style running back in the NFL. But he always seems to have lingering injuries that limit his play. He does, however, have the strength, quickness and vision to be an early first-round pick.
Round projection: 1