Scouting Report on Joe McKnightby JC Shurburtt - 06/19/2006
The main question surrounding McKnight is where to play him in college, I say put him wherever he can do what he does best, which is score touchdowns. Heâ€™s exceptional with the ball in his hands. Has elite speed and can score from anywhere on the field, but isnâ€™t just a burner. Heâ€™s a tough runner between the tackles, has excellent vision and also has an excellent feel for the passing game. McKnight follows his blocks well and his outstanding football instincts cause him to accelerate at just the right time on big plays. Doesnâ€™t have ideal size for an every down tailback, but his ability and versatility (he could spend time in the slot) more than make up for it. Also has potential on defense, where he has good ball skills and seems to show up at the right place at the right time.