Pumphrey is training with former San Diego State quarterback Ryan Lindley, who played in the NFL for five seasons, and former All-Pro fullback Mike Karney, who played for the Saints and Rams. At his training facility, Pumphrey is the only running back, and he said that’s been a benefit.
(Mike) Karney has been great, he said. Working on everything out of the backfield, knowing when to break. It’s not new to me at all, but it’s been great to work with him on. And having Ryan (Lindley) there has been a huge help. He still can sling it.
In Mobile, Pumphrey has put his receiving ability on display. On Day 2, he had two vertically breaking routes in which he both timed his burst well and finished over his head and away from his frame. For a runner with smaller hands and shorter arms, it’s important that he’s able to separate at his route break and finish as a hands catcher.
As a running back, Pumphrey hasn’t been able to show how he’ll handle working in traffic against NFL linebackers. But it’s clear his burst and top-end speed translates, and he has consistently caught linebackers and safeties off balance and taking poor angles.
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The good bet is Green Bay, which was the better sacking and intercepting team in the regular season. The Packers also have been a destructive offensive in the red zone, exactly where the Falcons’ defense has had the most troubles.