Scouting Report: USC's Marc Tyler
5-11, 230 lbs.
Natural between the tackles runner. Hits the hole quickly and has the vision to bounce runs to perimeter. The majority of his yards are inside. Also a good "draw" runner.
Lacks ideal speed as an outside runner. He can bounce and shows good burst and acceleration in open field. Doesn't have a lot of different gears and seems to hit top speed quickly.
This is a player who enjoys contact. Can be punishing in short yardage. Fights for the extra yard with strong leg drive to finish.
Above average hands for the most part. Can catch clean but is not used much in the pass game.
Needs to improve his technique. Has the strength to neutralize blitzers. He shows a willingness to stick his nose in and sustain blocks. Tough and competitive.
This is a workhorse type of a runner who has the ideal size for the position and displays a competitive demeanor when he runs the football. Hardnosed kid with good bloodlines. His father, Wendell Tyler played RB at UCLA before a successful NFL career. He runs with authority inside and displays good vision to see creases and bounce plays. Good body lean and competes for the extra yards on contact. Not used much as a pass receiver but has above average hands catching the football. Tyler lacks the explosive speed of some RB's but has very good quickness and gets to top speed quickly. He will be a solid RB at the next level due to size, toughness and consistent production.
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Dave Razzano is a former NFL scout with more than 22 years of professional scouting experience with the San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals under NFL coaches Bill Walsh, George Seifert, Chuck Knox and Dick Vermeil. He's been a part of five Super Bowls with three Super Bowl wins (49ers, 1989, 1990; Rams, 2000).