ESPN.com evaluation: RB J.J. Arrington

Originally Published: January 28, 2005
Scouts, Inc.
Editor's note: Practice notes will be updated daily and a final report will be completed on Friday, Jan. 28.

J.J. Arrington attended the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita before transferring to California in 2003. Arrington had some fumbling issues early in his career at Cal but he got over those as a senior in 2004, when he rushed for 1,845 yards and 14 touchdowns on 264 carries.

Arrington lacks ideal size but he's a burner in the open field and he has good versatility because of his solid receiving skills. Arrington needs to prove to scouts at the Senior Bowl this week that he's tough and strong enough to hold up as a load-carrier and a blocker in the NFL.