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Combine Results

Grade
4.99 ?
  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 120.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'8" Height
  • 30 5/8" Arm Length
  • 218LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Has experience in pro-style sets. Willing to keep his running track between the tackles. Not a physical runner, but has enough leg strength to break open-field-tackle attempts near his legs. Drops pad level and protects the ball at point of impact. Was at his best last season in big game against Florida State. Only fumbled once in 153 carries while at Louisville.

Weaknesses

Primarily gets what is blocked for him. Tight-hipped with limited change of direction and open-field shake. Lacks suddenness and creativity as a runner when line of scrimmage gets crowded. Feet shuffle as runner, barely leaving the ground. Below-average acceleration through the hole. Plays too small to finish runs effectively and grind out yards after contact. Very rarely used in passing game while at Auburn and Louisville.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Bottom Line

Productive college runner who gives a good, honest effort each time out, but he's dependent upon scheme and strong blocking to help him get yardage. Dyer lacks the athleticism and speed to be an explosive NFL threat and, with very little on his resume as a pass-catcher, making a roster could be a challenge.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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