Drew Boylhart April 2008

Jerome Felton   FB/RB   Furman

 

STRENGTHS

I just have two films of Furman and some Shrine game footage of Jerome, but I can't help getting this picture of John Riggins (former RB Redskins) every time I see him play.  He is a power RB who has been listed as a FB.  Jerome runs with excellent technique and will not be denied when the end zone is in his sights.  He understands how to push the line of scrimmage and set up his blocks when he runs a sweep.  He's a solid blocker and has good hands out of the backfield.  Jerome has this "business-like" way about his play.  He just keeps doing his job and, as the game goes on, it seems like he gets stronger, faster and quicker.  This kid looks like a quality kid and a team player; he's the type of player who will take the team on his back and never say a word to anyone about it.  He is a worker with star qualities.    

 

NEEDS TO IMPROVE

The normal questions about Jerome need to be answered.  Is he quick enough to the line to be effective at the NFL level?  Is he just a FB or a possible RB?  How smart is he for the NFL level?     

 

TALENT BOARD ROUND 4

I just don't have a problem drafting this kid late in the draft and bringing him to camp to see what you have.  His numbers look good and, on film, you see this kid compete and dominate whenever he touches the ball.  Like I said, he reminds me of John Riggins; however, remember we are talking about a competition level that is way below the average player considered for the draft.  If I'm right about this kid, it will take him some time before he can be consistent, but he strikes me as the type of kid that if he ever gets on the field because the player in front of him gets injured, I suspect that you will never get him off.   I really like this kid's potential and I believe he is a lot more than a FB at the NFL level, but let's say for the sake of this argument that I'm wrong (and we all know that I'm not), Jerome is as good as, if not better than, Mike Alstott.  I'm going out on a limb here because I usually have more tape on a player when I do a profile, but this kid looks like the real deal.