Welcome to another exciting addition of "True Diamond in the Rough" last time we went over the speedy deep threat of New Haven, Jason Thompson. I was asked in the comments if I had any Half Backs on my list. I didn't look at any running backs. So I made it my duty to find one.
I was very impressed with HB prospect Kniles Davis but most people seems to know about him so there is no need to put together a post about him. these posts are meant to bring unknowns into the spotlight. Anyway, lets get on with the show!
Miguel Maysonet, HB, Stony Brook
Height : 5'9; Weight: 209
40 Yd Dash: 4.47
10 Yd Dash: 1.58
Bench Reps: 21
Vertical Jump: 31 1/2
20-Yd Shuttle: 4.31
3-Cone Drill: 7.01
48 games Played
773 Rush Attempts
51 Rushing Tds
4 Receiving Tds
Draft projection 5-7
This kid was super productive for Stony Brook, but he did not start there. Maysonet's college career began at Hofstra Univeristy in 2009. However, during the middle of the season, the program was cut and so Maysonet was forced to transfer -- he chose Stony Brook.
As soon as he came in, he was the designated starter for the SeaWolves. In 2010, his first year with the program, he rushed for 1128 Yds on 176 carries and 12 Tds. He became an All-Big South first-team selection. His biggest game in 2010 was against Charleston Southern where he rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns and caught two passes for 37 yards and a touchdown
In 2011, he improved his production, rushing 1633 Yds on 252 Carries and 15 Tds and was named Big South Offensive Player of the Year. His biggest game was against Lafayette where he rushed for 194 Yds and 4 Tds. He also lead Stony Brook to their first ever Big-South Championship
In 2012 he once again improved on his numbers, rushing for a beastly 1964 Yds on 267 Carries and 21 Tds. He was a Walter Payton Award (outstanding FCS player) runner-up as well as CFPA All-Purpose Player of the Year and Big South Offensive Player of the Year. In 2012 he showed he could play against Higher talent when he played Syracuse and ran for 158 Yds and a Td.
Maysonet is a very capable back. When I watched his tape, I noticed his OFFENSIVE LINE WAS HORRIBLE. As soon as he would get the ball, there would be three guys in his face -- as shown clearly in the game vs Syracuse -- but he was able to either bounce outside or power through small gaps.
Here is what NFL.COM had to say about Maysonet:
"Sees snaps from single back, I formation, and pistol. Decisive upfield cuts to continue forward momentum. Sees front side lanes even if run calls for different gap. Determined runner, little wasted movement, makes a choice and sticks to it. Refuses to go down on first contact, takes some big hits because of it. Patient on zone read and sticks with mesh point. Always churning his legs, that's his best quality, never stops. Rarely anything fancy. Protects the football confidently and absorbs contact. Has enough long speed to sustain. However, he runs a bit upright and will try to use more of his strength rather than his speed to beat you. he is not flashy and is better suited for the Power scheme rather than zone due to his downhill running style."
During Maysonet's Pro day, a total of 28 Teams showed up, just to see him. A lot like Armonty Bryant, Maysonet's stock is rising. At one time, he a late 7th round pick but now some analysts are saying he could go as high as the 5th round.
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