What the Colts are getting in RB Evan Hull
The Indianapolis Colts had a busy fifth round with four picks and they wrapped it up with the selection of running back Evan Hull out of Northwestern.
He fits the high RAS scores that Chris Ballard has been finding in the 2023 draft. He ranks as the 119th-best running back prospect since 1987.
Evan Hull was drafted with pick 176 of round 5 in the 2023 draft class. He scored a 9.32 #RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 119 out of 1745 RB from 1987 to 2023. https://t.co/UNNcny65ca pic.twitter.com/t5rq2tfv3m
— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 29, 2023
Hull is a north/south runner that can get down the field in a jiffy if he has open space to work with.
Stop sleeping on Evan Hull 😴
— Thor Nystrom (@thorku) April 22, 2023
He’s sudden in short space and has the agility to make lateral movements to make the defender miss. Hull is a compact-built runner.
I appreciate #Northwestern RB Evan Hull’s toughness to run through defenders in a crowded space, elusiveness to make LB’s miss in the hole.
Multifaceted weapon for the Wildcats (just under 1,000 yards rushing, 500+ receiving) w/special teams value, heading to Senior Bowl. pic.twitter.com/1nMznoufv0
— Devin Jackson (@RealD_Jackson) January 13, 2023
Hull can also make an impact as a receiver. He’s effective in the screen game and has experience running routes out of the slot.
…feel like Evan Hull is going to be that Day 3 RB darling this cycle. Well rounded back with some giddy up in the open field – nice screen weapon pic.twitter.com/JGX5rNqrnO
— Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) March 15, 2023
Things that he will need to address to help make the roster include breaking tackles at a better rate, creating more explosive runs, and being better at pass blocking if he wants to be on the field on third downs.
The Colts are getting a potential solid RB2/RB3 option for their running back depth chart if he can improve on his weaknesses. He has kick return experience so he can provide value on special teams to start his career.