Scouting Report: Jonathan Dwyer
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Dwyer has been an extremely productive back in the ACC for his entire career. He’s got great weight and bulk, with possibly the thickest legs in the draft which has become one of the more important factors for a running backs success in the NFL. He’s tough and took a hit on almost every play due to the system that Georgia Tech runs. A real power back that will gain yards North and South. He showed a second gear on several long runs throughout his career despite his lack of a great timed speed. Has a good stiff arm. Underrated vision and cutback ability and he can be a terror to bring down in the open field because of his combination of power and agility. Only fumbled 5 times in his entire career.
Came from a triple option offense at Georgia Tech that makes it extremely difficult to evaluate any position, but especially the skill positions. Doesn’t have a lot of experience as a pure pass blocker the way they will do it in the NFL (reading blitz gaps, etc.). Doesn’t switch arms when changing sides of the field, but that can be coached pretty easily. Doesn’t test very well, and it caused a huge drop in his stock. May have conditioning issues.
Here at Draft Breakdown, we are extremely wary of any player that takes a huge rise or huge fall after the combine because we trust the tape a lot more than the things you can measure. Dwyer was one of several players that saw their stocks drop after the combine, so he may go later than we have him projected. He probably won’t earn a starting job right away, but he should be able to spell whatever back he sits behind until he learns an NFL offense. He has a lot of potential because of his great blend of size, game speed, and athletic ability.
Two year starter and saw action in every game as a freshman.
Awards and Honors
2008: ACC Player of the Year. ACC Offensive Player of the Year. First team All-ACC. First team All-American by several outlets.
2007: ACC All-Freshman Team (Sporting News)
Management major at Georgia Tech.
Never missed a game due to injury.
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