Photo of Roy Helu
Grade
4.77 ?
  • 4.42 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.67 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.01 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.07 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 3/8" Arm Length
  • 219LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Helu has enough size and speed to serve as a backup but probably won't be a full-time load back in the NFL. Isn't your prototypical inbetween-the-tackles or game-breaking back. Runs hard but doesn't pick up as many yards after contact as you'd like to see. Can get to the perimeter and get headed vertically but doesn't have home-run speed or great elusiveness. Somewhat of a liability in passing situations. Not a polished route-runner, hands are only average, and doesn't protect the passer with much technique or passion. Helu's still a big back who can run and should be selected on Day 3.

Analysis

Strengths

Helu possesses an ideal running back build. Does a good job running behind his blockers and finding running creases. Has more straight-lined speed than most big backs. Can get the edge, stick his foot in the dirt and accelerate upfield. Can break some tackles. Fairly reliable underneath option for his quarterback.

Weaknesses

, isn't a truly powerful downhill running back. Does a pretty good job running behind his pads, but legs will stop driving when hit and won't get low to push the pile for extra yardage. Also lacking in pass pro given his size. Doesn't have the lateral agility to make many defenders miss.
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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.