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Evan Royster
Round 6, Pick 177
Position: RB
Class:  5Sr
School: Penn State
Conference: Big Ten
HT: 5-11.5
WT: 212
40 Time: 4.65
Biography: "Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons. Had 208/1014/6 on the ground and 25/202/1 as a receiver as a senior. As a junior, he rushed for 205/1169/6 with 16/187/2 receiving. Posted career numbers of 191/1236/12 as a sophomore."

Positives: "Well-built ball carrier who is best running on the inside. Patient, displays good vision, and quickly finds running lanes. Waits for blocks develop, has good quickness, and a strong lower body. Runs with an aggressive style, driving his shoulders into defenders and trying to pick up extra yardage. Breaks tackles and picks up yardage off initial contact. Helps the quarterback sell ball fakes. Solid pass catcher out of the backfield who nicely adjusts to errant throws and catches the ball with his hands."

Negatives: Not an elusive runner who creates yardage or makes defenders miss. Must pick up intensity as a blocker. Came into his senior season poorly conditioned.

Analysis: "When on his game, Royster is a running back who can control the situation as an interior ball carrier. He does not possess the skills to be a feature runner at the next level, but could be effective as a second running back or rotational player if he's focused."

Projection: 5th
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2010 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average Per Rush Touchdowns
1014 208 4.9 6
2010 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Average Per Reception Receiving Touchdowns
25 202 8.1 1
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