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Getting to know: RB Montario Hardesty

4/28/2010
Montario Hardesty rushed for 1,345 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Vols last season. AP Photo/Ed Reinke

Every day this week, the AFC North blog will look at a different rookie draft pick to get division fans more familiar with the player we will see this upcoming season.

Friday we take a look at new Cleveland Browns running back Montario Hardesty, who was taken in the second round.

Here is Hardesty's full scouting report, according to the draft experts at Pro Football Weekly:

  • Positives: Good muscular build. Presses the line. Runs hard and competes. Is not afraid of contact--run behind his pads and will lower his shoulder. Keeps his legs moving on contact and fights for extra yardage. Runs through ankle tackles. Flashes a spin move. Sees the cutback. Nice hands and concentration as a receiver. Willing face-up blocker. Good playing temperament.

  • Negatives: Lacks elite foot quickness and does not have speed to gain the edge. Average leg strength--neutralized in the hole by smaller safeties. Shows little shake or wiggle. Is not overly elusive or creative to string multiple moves together. Gears down to cut. Injuries cost him games in three different seasons and durability could be a concern.

Share your thoughts below on Hardesty, who is another new addition to the AFC North.