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

 

Category

Max. Value

Grade

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

 

Category

Max. Value

Grade

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.

 

Strengths

Full report coming soon!

 

Weaknesses

Full report coming soon!

 

Analysis

Full report coming soon!

 

Experience

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

 

Academics

Management Information Systems major at Penn State.

 

Injuries

Knee injury kept Royster from playing in 2009 Rose Bowl.

 

Athletic Experience

Highly recruited Lacrosse player coming out of high school.

 

Bloodlines

Nothing of note.

 

Off-field

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

 

Prospect Video Clips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz7cyiPOCI8



 

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