Player Profile: Evan Royster

Written by Chris Lomas on August 31, 2010

Evan Royster


Position: RB School: Penn State
Height: 6’1" Weight: 228 lbs
Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.60
All-Star Game: Team Captain:

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:


Non-position specific categories



Max. Value


Height/Weight 6
Speed 8
Quickness/Agility 10
Strength/Explosion 10
Athletic Ability 8
Durability 8
Character 6
Production/Experience 6
Toughness 8
Potential 10


Running Back Specific Categories



Max. Value


Between the tackles 8
Outside the tackles 8
Receiving 6
Ball carrying 8
Vision 10
Elusiveness 8
Pass Blocking 8
Leg Drive 8
Break Tackle 8


Explanation of Player Grading System


The Breakdown

Evan Royster is a back that does everything, but does nothing exceptional. Has nice size at 6-1, 213 and does a good job of keeping his pad level low, maintaining balance through contact always keeping his legs pumping and leaning forward for extra yards. Showcases good football instincts in choosing his running lanes, demonstrates a willingness to let the play develop and is patient in setting up his blocks. Exhibits nice pass catching abilities and also displays skills as a blocker. Royster however lacks the athleticism of a top NFL back. His straight-line speed is questionable, and does not display an explosive first step at the line of scrimmage or explosion in his cuts. In the open-field he lacks top level shiftiness and agility to make defenders miss on a consistent basis and does not possess an exceptional burst to outrun defenders either. Expect Royster to be drafted sometime on the second day of the draft (3rd round or later) due to his overall lack of athleticism. Looks like a career NFL backup, but he does display enough consistency, toughness and reliability that he may stick in the league for several years.



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Royster received a redshirt his freshman season. Played in 12 games in 2007. Started 12 games as a 2008 and 12 games in 2009.


Awards and Honors

2009: First team All-Big 10.
2008: Second team All-Big 10



Management Information Systems major at Penn State.



Knee injury kept Royster from playing in 2009 Rose Bowl.


Athletic Experience

Highly recruited Lacrosse player coming out of high school.



Nothing of note.



No known off-field issues or notable accomplishments.


Career Stats
Year Att Yards Avg Long TD Rec Yards TD
2009 205 1169 5.7 69 6 16 187 2
2008 191 1236 6.5 44 12 17 155 0
2007 82 513 6.3 38 5 3 18 0


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