Roy Helu scouting report

Roy Helu RB Nebraska
Ht: 6’0″

Wt: 219

Strengths:
Prototypical size. A consistent runner who has shown the ability to be workhorse. Flashes the ability to to be a physical runner and shed tackles. Stays low to the ground and does a nice job lowering his shoulder. Some experience as a receiver out of the backfield.
Weaknesses:
Lots of wear and tear already; 582 touches over the past three seasons. Lacks elite breakaway speed. Doesn’t play up to his timed speed. Doesn’t have the agility to consistently make guys miss. Struggles as a blocker; gives a decent effort but just doesn’t have great technique. Inconsistent; looks like a physical runner on one play, then shies away from contact on another.
Comments:
Helu has the skill set of a solid backup at the next level. He has the size and enough speed to play in the NFL and be productive. He lacks the elite athleticism to project as a starter, but he’s a safe mid-round pick for a team looking for depth at running back.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 1 Comment

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