Daniel “Boom” Herron scouting report

Boom Heron RB Ohio State #1
Ht: 5’10″

Wt: 208

Strong, compact build. Low center of gravity and exceptional body control make him tough to bring down unless wrapped up; will easily run through weak arm tackles. Great vision; a patient runner, who hits his holes quickly. Has the speed to get to the outside. Elite change-of-direction quickness. An effective receiver out of the backfield; reliable hands. NFL bloodlines; brother David went undrafted in 2007 and has bounced around the league since.
Slightly undersized; strong for his size, but doesn’t have the frame to take a pounding. May not be able to carry the full load at the next level. Lacks the elite speed that teams often prefer in small backs. Suspended for taking improper benefits in 2011. Not asked to block often at Ohio State, and struggled when he was.
Due to Herron’s marginal size and average speed he isn’t going to be a highly regarded prospect. But while Herron lacks the physical tools that catch your attention, he does all the small things well (except blocking). He will probably never be a feature back, but can be effective in a two-back system. He isn’t a great fit for teams that like to pound the ball up the middle, but he could excel with a team that spreads it out, creating more space for him to run. He has the potential to be an excellent mid-to-late round steal.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Comments Off

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