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2021 NFL Draft Prospect: Demetric Felton, RB, University of California, Los Angeles

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Demetric Felton is a stellar receiving back for the UCLA Bruins who is hoping to have a breakout season in 2020.

Demetric Felton favorite athlete is Tavon Austin. If you have ever taken a minute to sit and watch Felton’s film you will realize that his game is much like Austin. Both are super fast, elusive and can cut on a dime. Felton was a four star recruit out of high school and was the 35th best player in the State of California.

Felton chose UCLA and did not see any action in his first year with the team.

In 2017, Felton was able to play in 12 games as a receiver/running back and made just one start. He started the Arizona State game and finished the season with 75 yards on the ground and scored one touchdown against Hawaii.

As a redshirt Sophomore, he was not utilized much either. He only ran the ball 5 times for 27 yards, but as a receiver he put more hurt on his opponents. He finished the 2018 season with 207 yards receiving via 20 receptions and hauled in 1 touchdowns.

Last season, Felton exploded on the scene. He was a beast catching the ball out the backfield. He finished the season with 86 rushing attempts for 331 yards. He scored one touchdown, but was utilized quite a bit like Tavon Austin as a receiver. He hauled in 55 receptions for 594 yards and scored 4 touchdowns.

NFL teams love speed, and love players who are versatile, Demetric Felton is capable of doing both things.

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:

Demetric Felton will be an early day three selection come the 2021 NFL Draft. He should prove to be a solid running back in the NFL right out of the gate and has the potential to reach Pro Bowl status during his career. His vision, elusiveness, and pass-catching skills allow him to stand out against nearly all other running backs in his class. He is a threat to force a missed tackle every time he has the ball in his hands and can pick up yards after contact on the ground at a high rate. Even in UCLA’s program, which has not had a winning season since 2015, Demetric has produced with every opportunity he has been given. Felton showcased his potential with an increase in touches last season and will look to do so once again in 2020. – James Fragoza, Contributor, NFL Draft Diamonds

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