Caleb Huntley NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Caleb Huntley NFL Draft Profile, Highlights and NFL Comparison

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By Mitchell Wolfe February 11, 2021 0 Comment
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Caleb Huntley is a 2021 NFL Draft Prospect

Caleb Huntley is a running back from Ball State and a prospect for the 2021 NFL Draft. Huntley started three games this year before suffering an injury and opting out of the rest of the season.

Huntley was great in his three starts, rushing for over 100 yards in all three efforts. Overall, he recorded 437 yards on 80 carries (5.5 YPC) with 6 touchdowns. Against Eastern Michigan, he ran for 204 yards on 34 carries (6.0 YPC) with 3 touchdowns. According to Pro Football Focus, Huntley ranked 30th (with no snap minimums) among all running backs with an Overall grade of 86.3 (85.2 Rushing, 80.7 Pass Blocking, 53.6 Receiving).

In his high school career, Huntley totaled 3,135 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns. He finished his senior season with 229 carries for 1,487 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2016. Furthermore, he rushed for over 100 yards every game as a senior and holds the school’s single-season rushing record and rushing yards per game record. Huntley was rated as a 3-star prospect with offers from a variety of Group of Five schools.

Huntley made an impact immediately as a true freshman, playing in twelve games with seven starts, and rushing for 1000 yards. He suffered an ankle injury that caused him to miss most of his sophomore season. But Huntley came back with a vengeance in 2019, rushing for 1275 yards and 12 touchdowns, earning All-MAC 2nd-team honors. He also increased his yards per carry every year in college, despite missing time due to injuries.

In the NFL, Huntley projects as an early-down power back that will contribute on the goal-line. He’s built like a bowling ball and loves contact, so a gap-power scheme would suit him very well. He was not asked to catch the ball very much in college, but he’s a very willing blocker, so he could develop into a solid three-down option later in his career.

READ MORE: 2021 College Gridiron Showcase Offensive Standouts

Scouting Capsule

Caleb Huntley Draft NFL Prospect Profile

Scouting Capsules compiled by The Brawl Network Draft Analysts Daniel Kitchen and Mitchell Wolfe.

Measurements

Huntley attended the College Gridiron Showcase and measured in at 5095 (five feet, nine and 5/8 inches) and 225 pounds. He has 9.375″ hands and 32.375″ arms. Ball State listed him at 5’10” and 225 pounds.

Highlights

College Gridiron Showcase Highlight Videos Courtesy of Bengals Brawl Host Josh Cavalcante.

Positives

  • Loves to run through contact and break tackles with strength and physicality
  • Surprisingly athletic for his build and play style; light on his feet despite his size
  • Good vision and instincts; should be able to succeed in a variety of schemes
  • Great competitive toughness; angry violent runner and loves to block

Weaknesses

  • Average lateral agility and explosiveness
  • Lacking elite breakaway speed
  • Does not have much experience catching the ball out of the backfield

NFL Comparison

Benny Snell (Pittsburgh Steelers (2019-Present)

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I cover and write about the NFL, the NFL Draft, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. I am originally from Hershey, PA and was raised a Pittsburgh sports fan. I went to Boston College for undergrad and am currently finishing a Master's degree in Sports Business at Temple University, concentrating in Sport Analytics.

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