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Grade
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  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 113.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.18 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 30 3/4" Arm Length
  • 212LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Royster is Penn State's all-time leading rusher, but he lacks the explosiveness to be as effective at the next level. He shows the ability to consistently find running lanes and can make defenders miss in the hole. However, he lacks the breakaway speed and lateral agility to consistently pick up big chunks of yards. Also, he is not a very powerful runner and will not gain many yards after contact. Overall, Royster is a productive football player that does al l the little things well, and he could sneak into the second day of the draft.

Analysis

Strengths

Royster is tall with adequate bulk. Possesses very good vision and patience to read blocks and exploit cutback lanes. Shows good balance and runs through arm tackles. Smart player that sells play fakes and takes pride in blocking in pass protection. Extremely productive college player.

Weaknesses

Does not have the breakaway speed to turn the corner and he is not elusive enough in the open field to consistently make defenders miss. Runs a little high and lacks the power to be a strong runner between the tackles. Raw route runner with inconsistent hands that is not weapon out of the backfield.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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