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Qadree Ollison Rookie Breakdown

True freshman Qadree Ollison burst on the scene in 2015 rushing for 1121 yards and 11 touchdowns while filling in for James Conner who was recovering from Hodgkins Lymphoma. Ollison would spend his sophomore year as the little-used backup to Conner getting just 33 carries. During his junior and senior seasons, Ollison split time with Darrin Hall, capping off his senior season with over 1200 yards and 11 touchdowns while averaging 6.3 yards per carry.  Ollison finished his college career with over 2800 yards and 29 touchdowns while catching 50 passes.

So where does Qadree Ollison fit in the fantasy landscape? He is a bigger back checking in at 6’005” 228 pounds so he brings some power to his game as seen in this run against Virginia Tech.

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Ollison will get what is blocked and has good vision. In this clip he starts up inside the tackle and when the hole fills, he then cuts outside and is able to get to the end zone.

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Qadree Ollison’s biggest change will be depressed opportunity due to low draft capital, he is fortunate that the 2018 running back class is not real strong so he should land somewhere in rounds 5 – 7. This is a running back that fits the Chris Carson/Jordan Howard mold and while teams are looking for guys that make splash plays, there is still a place for a running back that can consistently give you 4 yards per carry. I will be keeping an eye on Ollison’s landing spot and will be looking to grab him in the fourth or fifth round of my rookie drafts.


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About Dennis Bennett

Grew up in Michigan and transplanted in Columbus as a teen. My dream Super Bowl would be the Browns and the Lions. I bleed Scarlet and Gray, class of 2010. Spent my 20's playing in hair bands (I had hair then). Love dynasty almost as much as my wife of 20 years. We have 2 boys, 13 (brains) & 7 (brawn). Run me down on twitter @culture_coach I look forward to talking with you.