5'9" | 225 lbs.
413 CAR, 2,578 YDS, 6.1 YPC, 41 RUSH TD, 26 REC, 1 REC TD
What scouts are saying:
"I love the agility as well as the vision he has inside. He can catch the ball but will get better in that area." (Daniel Jeremiah - NFL.com)
"He had patience, he pressed the hole, he had vision, he had low pad level. He ran through contact. He finished with power. I thought he had a very natural feel as a runner." (Greg Cosell - NFL Films)
"I really like his running style, he can catch the ball out of the backfield and he just has a nose for the end zone. West was the most productive back in the country last year, rushing for a ridiculous 2,578 yards and 41 touchdowns." (Mel Kiper Jr. - ESPN.com)
Fit for the Bears:
West is pretty close to the complete package and has proven he can produce at a high level, especially in big games. One of the few knocks on West is that he faced sub-par FCS competition at Towson, but one would think Bears GM Phil Emery would be willing to not put too much of an emphasis on this fact. Although he is shorter than most running backs in the league, West possesses a superior blend of power and athleticism that would is something that is highly coveted as a backup in the NFL. While Matt Forte is entrenched as the Bears go-to guy, it never hurts to have quality depth at the position. Is it likely the Bears select a running back in the middle of the draft? Probably not. But if West is graded high on the team's draft board and he slips, then watch out, because Emery is known to seize the opportunity when a proven commodity with a high upside falls.