Dwyer a pure runner with something to prove

Updated: October 13, 2009, 4:19 PM ET
By Steve Muench
Georgia Tech junior RB Jonathan Dwyer had a big game against Florida State in Week 6 and showed some of the positive traits that have him ranked 28th overall on the Scouts Inc. draft board.

First, at 6-foot, 235 pounds, Dwyer does an excellent job of moving laterally to find seams and avoid tackles. If the hole he's looking for is not there, Dwyer can shift the run either way without a lot of wasted motion. He does a good job staying downhill and making fluid movements to space, which is also a testament to his excellent vision.

We also like Dwyer's top-end speed and his ability to exploit seams and get to and past the second level. He also has the size to run over tacklers at the second level and in the open field. Turning the corner won't be his strength in the NFL level and Dwyer can get in trouble when he tried to bounce runs outside too quickly, but for a back his size he has the tools to succeed at the next level as a runner.

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