NAME: Damarea Crockett
POSITION: Running Back
JERSEY: No. 16
RECRUITMENT RATING: 3-star
WT: 225 lbs
PROS: Flashes of elusiveness in the open field that could make a few highlight reels. Has the ability to scoot through creases when they open up. While not a tackle-breaker, shows good fight to fall forward and will occasionally bounce off some bad form tackle attempts. Has agility to slip tacklers. Jump cut is nasty when he uses it. Bouncy feet lead him to creases up front. Steps up in pass protection, squaring up and locking down all comers through the first three game tapes I’ve studied.
CONS: Completely unproven as a receiver, just nine career catches. Major fumble concerns, currently has fumbled once every 40 touches in his Missouri. Spindly frame, more of a herky-jerky mover than an explosive one. Not a tackle-breaker, easily brought down by first contact. Disappointing number of lower arm tackles bring him down. Upright runner who exposes a lot of surface area for hits.
Internal clock behind the line of scrimmage needs to tick faster. Doesn’t run outside zone fast enough, could be a processing issue. Vision is inconsistent. Too indecisive as a runner, allows penetration to catch up with him in the backfield. Lacks breakaway speed, and takes a few strides to get to his top speed. Athleticism is going to be a major question mark, although he tested well out of high school.