Dan Herron NFL Draft prospect notes

Our work is never finished here at Mocking the Draft as we are already looking to 2012.  The summer will feature a lot of prospect evaluations that we will build upon during the season.

Dan Herron
5'10, 205 pounds | RB | Ohio State


First word: Although he may be lacking some in size, Herron's has to the "Boom" nickname for good reason. He runs with a good pad level and with balance between the tackles. He's the kind of runner who works hard to get extra yards. In his first two years at Ohio State, he's split time with Brandon Saine. The 2010 season was something of a breakthrough for Herron when he ran for 1,155 yards and 16 touchdowns. Herron is one of the five Buckeyes suspended for the first five games of the season for violating NCAA rules.

Bold statement: Herron will be the Delone Carer of the 2012 NFL Draft: A hard running middle-round running back with promise.

Games viewed: (All 2010) Arkansas, Michigan, Iowa, Penn State, Wisconsin, Indiana, Miami


Dan Herron
5'10, 205 pounds | RB | Ohio State

Notes:


• Has good acceleration to work between the tackles, but not the next gear to break open big plays up the middle.

• Herron has a strong frame to take a hit and have tacklers bounce off his frame.

• Runs with a good amount of power in his base and does a nice job keeping his legs moving through the hole.

• Has been used very much in the passing game at Ohio State. Has shown on dump offs and short screens that his hands are decent.

• Doesn't elude trouble as well as you'd like, which makes you question his running vision to a degree.

• Came up big in Ohio State's biggest games in 2010, rushing for 456 yards and four touchdowns against Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan.
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