Photo of Javon Ringer
Grade
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  • 4.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.87 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.11 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 205LBS. Weight

Overview

Ringer was "the man" for Michigan State's offense in 2008, carrying the ball an amazing 390 times for 1,637 yards and 22 touchdowns in an All-American senior season. This success wasn't really a surprise because he started off the year as the top senior running back prospect after his second-team all-conference 2007 (1,477 rushing yards, 35 receptions). He also rushed for 817 yards without a start as a true freshman in 2005. Although Ringer's numbers slowed down late in the season and there are some injury concerns, scouts saw enough of his toughness and solid all-around game to make him a second or early third-round selection. Had an arm span of 30 3/4 inches and a hand span of 9 5/8 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Compact body. Inside-out runner who will keep his center of gravity low and churn his legs to get extra yardage. Can escape arm tackles inside. Stays on the hip of pulling and zone-blocking linemen and waits for the hole to open up before hitting his second gear. Fights for yards on the outside when working against linebackers and safeties. Solid hands to make catches on screens and in the flat. Negatives: Short with only adequate strength and definition. Not particularly quick or elusive in the open field. Lacks breakaway speed. Has decent vision, but sometimes runs with his head down anticipating contact. Tends to dance ineffectively when on the edge. Often indecisive on stretch plays, failing to hit the hole quickly enough when it opens up. Has an open-field spin move, but loses his balance afterwards. Needs to improve his cut blocking in pass protection. Tore his ACL as a high school senior, missed four-plus games of the 2006 season due to a torn right MCL and did not participate at the Senior Bowl due to a knee injury.
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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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