#20
Pierre Strong Jr.
Carries Yards TD
240 1686 18
Team: South Dakota State JackrabbitsHeight: 5-11 Born: N/A
Position: RBWeight: 205 Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Class-Eligibility: Jr-Jr


Scouting Report

40 Time: 4.54

5th round

Overview: The transition of play speed from the FCS to the NFL is a sharp one for most runners, but it tends to be easier for a multiple-time FCS All-American like Strong. Despite a dominant high school career, he was very lightly recruited. It didn't take him long to pick up steam at the college level though, as he broke the 1,000-yard mark as a redshirt freshman in 2018. His nifty running style likely won't work as well in the pros, but he figures to be a solid late-round option who can provide rotational value.

Strengths: Natural working against the grain, and he has excellent cutback ability. Long strider who picks up speed easily in the open field. Effortful and engaged in pass protection. Great peripheral awareness both in space and at the line of scrimmage. Controlled and patient with his movements. Able to break through most arm tackles.

Weaknesses: Will need to tune up his hands as a receiver. Loses his balance too often when trying to make cuts. Runs himself into trouble by always looking for an alternative route. Lacks workhorse back size and may not translate well physically to the NFL as a rookie. Elusiveness is average.

Pro Comp: Paul Perkins, Free Agent -- Perkins isn't the biggest or fastest back, but his decisiveness with cutbacks and controlled approach as a runner have helped him to stick around the league over the last several years. Strong is a harder runner with a more natural cadence between the tackles, although he will need to provide more value in the passing game in the pros.


Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2019 SDakSt  11 4 4 100.0 122 30.5 1 0 0 0
2020 SDakSt  9 1 1 100.0 24 24.0 1 0 0 0
2021 SDakSt  15 4 4 100.0 62 15.5 4 0 0 0
Career   48 9 9 100.0 208 23.1 6 0 0 0

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2018 SDakSt  13 117 1116 9.5 11 6 84 14.0 1
2019 SDakSt  11 143 1018 7.1 8 14 169 12.1 1
2020 SDakSt  9 131 707 5.4 3 20 178 8.9 1
2021 SDakSt  15 240 1686 7.0 18 22 150 6.8 0
Career   48 631 4527 7.2 40 62 581 9.4 3

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2018 SDakSt  13 -
2019 SDakSt  11 -
Career   48 -

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2018 SDakSt  13 0 0 - 0 2 38 19.0 0
2019 SDakSt  11 0 0 - 0 2 69 34.5 0
2020 SDakSt  9 0 0 - 0 1 20 20.0 0
Career   48 0 0 - 0 5 127 25.4 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/3/2021 @ ColoSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 13 138 10.6 2 48 3 8 2.7 0 4
9/11/2021 Linden 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 7 110 15.7 1 68 0 0 - 0 -
9/25/2021 @ InSt 1 1 22 100.0 1 0 22 20 150 7.5 0 27 2 23 11.5 0 15
10/2/2021 DixiSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 15 88 5.9 2 30 0 0 - 0 0
10/9/2021 SIU 1 1 19 100.0 1 0 19 20 162 8.1 2 85 4 51 12.8 0 32
10/16/2021 @ WestIl 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 19 122 6.4 2 47 0 0 - 0 -
10/23/2021 UNI 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 14 53 3.8 1 9 6 37 6.2 0 11
10/30/2021 @ YSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 19 163 8.6 2 35 0 0 - 0 -
11/6/2021 NDakSt 1 1 11 100.0 1 0 11 23 156 6.8 2 75 2 2 1.0 0 2
11/13/2021 @ SouDak 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 28 103 3.7 1 10 2 6 3.0 0 5
11/20/2021 NorDak 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 12 72 6.0 0 25 1 6 6.0 0 6
11/27/2021 UCDav 1 1 10 100.0 1 0 10 19 185 9.7 1 34 1 11 11.0 0 11
12/4/2021 @ Sac 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 14 73 5.2 1 33 0 0 - 0 -
12/11/2021 @ Vill 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 3 17 5.7 0 17 0 0 - 0 -
12/18/2021 @ MontSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 14 94 6.7 1 44 1 6 6.0 0 6