CJ Verdell Fantasy Football Profile – 2021 NFL Top Prospects
UPDATE: Per 247 Sports, Verdell has chosen to go back to Oregon for his 2021 season, which could be a huge help, or hurt for the talented young runner! keep it locked here for updated content on CJ Verdell as we evaluate him more!
CJ Verdell attended Mater Dei High School in Chula Vista, California. As a senior, he rushed for 2,399 yards on 262 carries with 36 touchdowns. He committed to the University of Oregon to play college football.
Verdell redshirted his first year at Oregon in 2017. As a Redshirt Freshman, Verdell ran the ball 202 times for 1,018 yards and 10 Touchdowns. He also caught 27 passes for 315 yards and 2 Touchdowns. He returned to Oregon as the starter in 2019 and ran 197 times for 1,220 yards and 8 Touchdowns while collecting 14 receptions for 125 yards. In the 2019 Pac-12 Football Championship Game, he rushed for 208 yards with three touchdowns and was named the game’s MVP.
In his 2020 Junior season, Verdell carried the ball 65 times for 285 yards and 3 touchdowns in 5 games. He also added in 9 receptions for another 96 yards.
The CJ Verdell Fantasy Football outlook, according to the RotoHeat staff that reviewed him, is a positive one. Verdell is a good size for a running back at the next level. He runs angry, and never shies away from contact. Verdell is tough, has good balance, and strength as a runner. CJ Verdell does appear to lack top-end speed that may impact his overall ability at the next level.
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