Evan Royster Scouting Report

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Evan Royster Scouting Report

Position: RB
Conference: Big10
School: Penn State Nittany Lions
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #22
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 228 lbs.
Drafted 6.12 in 2011 by WAS

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.65
Vertical jump34.0

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Evan Royster, RB, Penn State

Royster is a good, but not great running back prospect out of Penn State. His biggest strength is that he has no weaknesses but he lacks elite speed, elusiveness and power. Royster is a little taller than the average back, but he does all the little things well. Straight line speed is an issue and he lacks a strong burst through the line of scrimmage. The thing to keep in mind about any running back is that they are born, not coached. It's just a natural ability when it all comes together.

He's a tough back who plays hard and is a great competitor. But NFL coaches will be looking for measurements such as 40 time or the agility drills for him to standout. He's NFL-ready in that he's a good pass blocker, he can diagnose defenses quickly and uses his vision to break off long runs. There are no serious durability issues. He could be a workhorse back, but fits best in a tandem as he's never had more than 205 carries in a season.

Royster projects as a late 2nd round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Oct-26-2010 by Matt De Lima

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