Running Back Pass Protection Drill


The purpose of this running back pass protection drills is to develop pass blocking skills of the running backs in the five and seven step dropback game.


  1. Align running backs in a two point stance in a split back position.
  2. Linebacker will align in an outside rush position.
  3. The first linebacker will rush the QB on the whistle command, on the second whistle the running back will get in position for the second rusher.
  4. Each player will engage two separate defenders

Coaching Points

  • Blocker should meet LB on his path to the QB as close to the LOS as possible.
  • Blocker should always stay in a balanced position
  • Create awareness of the pocket area.
  • Create good hand-eye coordination in pass protection.


  • Cones
  • Line strip