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NFL Scouting Combine Spotlight: Dylan Laube



New Hampshire running back Dylan Laube runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine, Saturday, March 2, 2024, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

This week the annual NFL Scouting Combine is taking place in Indianapolis. A total of 319 draft prospects were invited. The list includes eight prospects from New England schools, who will be featured on Patriots Football Now during the week. The first New England prospects featured played at Boston College, UConn, Holy Cross, and Yale. Today’s feature is UNH running back Dylan Laube.

Laube attended Westhampton Beach High School in Long Island, New York. The school produced former NFL offensive lineman Sean Farrell, who played two seasons with the New England Patriots.

New Hampshire Wildcat

Dylan Laube was lightly recruited out of high school despite a phenomenal career. He led Westhampton Beach to a 12-0 record his senior season, rushing for 2,680 yards and 47 touchdowns. He redshirted his freshman year (2018) at UNH and led the team in all-purpose yards the following season (1,372). This was due in part to contributions as a returner.

By 2022, Laube the featured player on the Wildcats team. He made All-CAA honors for three different positions: first-team punt returner, second-team running back, and third-team kickoff returner.

Laube earned first-team AP All-American honors in 2023 as an All-Purpose player. He won CAA Special Teams Player of the Year and was first-team All-CAA as both a running back and punt returner.

He looks to be the first New Hampshire player to play in the NFL since Corey Graham (2007-to-2018).

NFL Draft

Dylan Laube performed well at the NFL Scouting Combine. He ran a respectable 4.54 40-yard dash. Laube’s 10-yard split was 1.52, only 0.01 off the top time. His vertical was 37″. He measured in at 5-foot-10 and weighed 206 pounds.

Laube is arguably the premier pass-catching running back in the NFL Draft. It is a position that was highly valued for the majority of Bill Belichick’s run in New England, with everyone from Kevin Faulk to James White. He is also capable of contributing in the run game as well. Laube was an exceptional special teams player in college and may be part of return game plans at the next level as well.

Dylan Laube projects as a Day 3 NFL Draft pick. He has the potential to go even higher if a team is looking for the prototype “third down back” to fill a need. He can be a receiving back and special teams contributor as a floor at the next level.

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