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Tyrell Sutton
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BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter and previous all-Conference selection. Struggled with injuries the past two seasons and played in nine games as a senior, posting 184/890/6 on the ground while adding 35/305/2 as a pass catcher. Junior totals included 108/522/4 on the ground and 30/282 as a pass catcher in seven games. Posted 1,474 rushing yards as a freshman and then 1,000 even as a sophomore.

POSITIVES: Sutton set the college football world on fire as a true freshman yet has watched his play level off since. At the top of his game he offers potential as a skill player who could be used as a ball carrier or pass catcher and asked to return punts. Sutton must stay healthy and pick up all levels of his play to have any serious chance of a career in the NFL.

NEGATIVES: Not a back who breaks tackles or picks up yardage off initial contact. Tends to run tall for a shorter ball carrier. Does not display a lot of toughness to his game. Has had his work ethic questioned by scouts. Comes off two injury-plagued seasons.

ANALYSIS: Explosive skill player who is a threat to pick up big yardage whenever he handles the ball. Patient, waits for blocks to develop, and quickly finds the running lanes. Quick- footed, turns on his burst in a single step, and effortlessly moves in all directions of the field. Elusive, quickly cuts back against the grain and loses no momentum. Shows the ability to make defenders miss or creates his own yardage. Occasionally lined up in the flanks and runs solid routes as a pass catcher and then makes the difficult reception.


2009 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average Per Rush Touchdowns
922 5.01 6
2009 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Average Per Reception Receiving Touchdowns
35 305 8.71 2
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