STRENGTHS - Tucker is a big, well-built running back with excellent muscle definition in his upper and lower body. He displays the power to run through arm tackles when he runs behind his pads. He has a strong stiff arm on runs to the outside and is a difficult back to bring down. Tucker is physical enough to gain yards after contact. Tucker runs with good balance and vision. When he gets to the second level he is dangerous because of his size. He does a good job in pass protection because of his size and willingness to help the quarterback.
WEAKNESSES - Tucker lacks the speed to get to the edge and won't threaten to stretch the field once out in space. He is not going to be a threat to hit a home run as he is more of a plodder while carrying the ball. There isn't much wiggle to his game. Tucker runs tall and he exposes too much of his body and it will lead to injuries in the NFL. Tucker doesn't have great patience as he wants to hit the hole without letting blocks get set up. Tucker is not an explosive athlete and has little COD ability.
SUMMARY - Tucker is a big, physical pounding running back who is better running the ball between the tackles. He doesn't have great foot quickness or speed to threaten the edge of the defense, and he won't make tacklers miss. He exposes too much of his frame and will take big hits to his body as he runs through the defense. Tucker won't help catching the ball out of the backfield, but is a willing blocker in pass protection. He has the size to anchor and take on the blitzing linebacker. Overall, he lacks the play speed and agility that NFL teams look for in a feature back, but is a willing blocker to help in the passing game and this is why I think he has a chance to develop as a fullback. Tucker will be a backup/special teams player early in his career. As a developmental player, Tucker would be a good free agent because of his size, ability in pass protection and potential to convert to fullback.