NFL Draft Profile: North Carolina Running Back Giovani Bernard Jr.

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Oct 20, 2012; Durham, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels running back Giovani Bernard (26) gained over 2000 career yards in his game against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium. Duke beat North Carolina 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Giovani Bernard Jr.

Running back, North Carolina


205 pounds

**Tore ACL in 2010**

Giovani Bernard is a stud out of UNC. The  junior running back won the ACC offensive player of the year in 2012. Bernard is an every down back in the NFL, with his great pass blocking skills and hard nose running to convert third and short situations. Though injured some of the year, he put up amazing stats, racking up 1228 yards 12 touchdowns on only a 184 carries through 10 games.

Gio possesses uncanny vision, finding and creating holes for him to explode through, making him a threat to take it to the house any time he get his hands on the ball. Gio also possesses the skills of a receiver also. Defenses will be forced to account for him on every play; teams can play him in the slot and split him out wide too.