View Full Version : Southern Illinois RB Deji Karim to workout for Fins

04-06-2010, 02:28 AM
Southern Illinois athletic running back Deji Karim has been scheduled for visits or private workouts with the Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers, a source close to the program confirmed. Karim, who rushed for 1,694 yards and 18 touchdowns last season and was named Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year, has also worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles and been scheduled for a visit, per our source. Karim registered a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash and a 43-inch vertical leap at his Pro Day workout, which would rank him first among any running back invited to the NFL scouting combine.

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That is the second runningback coming in for a workout for the Fins. The other Javarris James

04-06-2010, 02:47 AM
85. RB Deji Karim 5'9"210lbs.

Overview One of the more productive backs in FCS, and he did it for one of the elite programs, year-in-and-year-out, at that level.
Outstanding Pro Day results to go along with a solid showing at the Texas v. The Nation Game, have out Deji into solid contention for a late draft selection.
At his Pro Day on 3-11-10 he ran a 4.37 in the 40, vertical jumped 43", broad jumped 10'3", and did 19 reps.
Fast, and has some power for his size. Can run the middle a bit. Has shown the ability to step up in competition and still shine. Hard worker. Dedicated.
Looks to bust too many plays wide, where he won't be so special doing that at the next level. Lacks elite balance and natural HB moves in the openfield. Questions abound about his blocking and hands.

Phin-Phan 66
04-06-2010, 02:50 AM
I mentioned him in DK's sleeper thread. I really like this guy as a 7th rounder.
Glad to see we are leaving no acorns unturned.

I don't see Miami as one of the places he's being brought in per your link??

04-06-2010, 03:45 AM
I wonder if he is also a return specialist.

04-06-2010, 06:37 PM
Where does it say in the link that we're bringing him in.