Ollie Gordon II
Ollie Gordon II  RB  Oklahoma State | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Ollie Gordon II
Height
6-1
Weight
211
College
Oklahoma State
Position
RB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Fort Worth, TX
87.6/100
Player Rating
2
PositionRank (RB)
4.45
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
1732
Rush AVG
6.1
Rush TDs
21
Receptions
39
Rec YDs
330

Ollie Gordon II RB Oklahoma State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Ollie Gordon II RB Oklahoma State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 07/10/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.45 seconds (83%*)
Age: 20.5 DOB: 01/15/2004
Measurables:
Height: 6-1 (89%*) Weight: 211 (43%*)
Forty: 4.45 (O) (83%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 07/10/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.45 seconds (83%*)
Age: 20.5 DOB: 01/15/2004
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-1 (89%*) Weight: 211 (43%*)
Forty: 4.45 (O) (83%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 87.6 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
77%
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Rushing:
92%
Break Tackles:
80%
Receiving/Hands:
61%
Pass Blocking:
55%
Run Blocking:
56%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Late
Overall Rank: #26 Position rank: #2
College Games: 26 College Snaps: 1002
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 80/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 88 Stars 247 RATING: 88/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.9 (97%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Brian Robinson Jr. - Alabama
81%
Tank Bigsby - Auburn
75%
Trey Benson - Florida State
70%
Draft Profile: Bio
Ollie Gordon II burst onto the national scene in 2023, capturing the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back. The Oklahoma State product led the FBS in rushing yards (1,732) and yards from scrimmage (2,062) despite a slow start to the season. Gordon's meteoric rise saw him finish seventh in Heisman Trophy voting, the highest of any running back.

A native of Euless, Texas, Gordon starred at Trinity High School, racking up 2,546 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior. The four-star recruit chose Oklahoma State over offers from blue-blood programs like Texas and USC. Gordon made an immediate impact as a true freshman in 2022, leading the Cowboys with 308 rushing yards despite limited touches.

Gordon's sophomore campaign was nothing short of historic. He posted nine 100-yard games, including a 282-yard outburst against West Virginia. His 1,096 second-half rushing yards led the nation, showcasing his ability to wear down defenses. Gordon's dual-threat capability was on full display against Kansas, where he became the first Cowboy since 1989 to record 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Exceptional vision and patience allow him to set up blocks and exploit defensive gaps effectively
  • Impressive blend of size (6'1", 211 lbs) and speed (4.45 40-yard dash) makes him a threat to break long runs
  • Displays excellent contact balance, consistently bouncing off initial tackles to gain extra yardage
  • Possesses the lateral agility to make defenders miss in tight spaces, despite his larger frame
  • Showcases build-up speed in the open field, pulling away from defenders on long runs
  • Demonstrates soft hands and route-running potential in the passing game (39 receptions in 2023)
  • Exhibits a powerful lower body, allowing him to drive through contact and excel in short-yardage situations
  • Displayed exceptional ball security, fumbling just twice on 285 carries in 2023
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Can be overly patient at times, occasionally delaying his path forward and allowing defenders to close
  • Short-area burst and initial acceleration are good but not elite, potentially limiting big-play ability at the next level
  • Limited exposure to pro-style offensive concepts may require adjustment period in more complex NFL schemes
  • Pass protection technique needs refinement, though effort and willingness are present
  • Production against stacked boxes is an area for improvement, needs to show more consistency against eight-man fronts
Scouting Report: Summary
Gordon has the makings of a bell-cow back at the next level, with the versatility to thrive in both zone and gap schemes. His plus vision, patience, and ability to make defenders miss in the hole should translate seamlessly to NFL play. Gordon's receiving chops add another wrinkle to his game, giving him three-down potential in today's pass-happy offenses.

While he may lack elite "juice" out of the blocks, Gordon's combo of size, long speed, and lateral agility will turn heads in war rooms across the league. His ability to tote the rock and wear down defenses in the fourth quarter screams feature back for a ground-and-pound offense. Gordon's ceiling is that of a workhorse NFL runner, though there may be a learning curve as he adjusts to the increased speed and scheme complexity at the next level.

Gordon's physical tools and production against Power Five competition put him squarely in the day one conversation. His well-rounded skill set and untapped potential should have NFL brass chomping at the bit to add this game-breaker to their stable of backs.
Written By:
Eli Cooper (Big 12)

How other scouting services rate Ollie Gordon II (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
39.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
3.0
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*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.