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Cowboys' Potential Draft Pick: Miguel Maysonet, RB, Stony Brook



    Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet transferred from Hofstra after the 2009 season. He totaled 1,964 rushing yards, 7.36 YPC, and 21 touchdowns as a senior in 2012.

    Scouting Report

    While I’m generally a proponent of using a running back’s college stats to grade him, it doesn’t carry as much weight for small-school prospects. Sure, Maysonet’s 7.36 YPC is impressive, but it’s not standardized in the same way that it would be for, say, a prospect coming out of the SEC.

    That’s why measurables can be so important. We’ve seen Maysonet dominate inferior competition, but what does that really tell us about his game? He looks to have moderate speed on tape, but the 40-yard dash can tell us more about his long speed than just guessing it from his film. Maysonet was invited to the Combine but couldn’t work out due to a hamstring injury, but he ran between a 4.59 and 4.65 and his pro day. He also recorded a 31-inch vertical, 8-11 broad jump, and 4.27 short shuttle. In short, he’s not a terribly explosive player.

    When you watch Maysonet, you see a one-cut style of runner who gets up the field quickly. He could be a nice fit for a team that runs a zone blocking scheme. Maysonet obviously isn’t a blazing running back who can take any carry to the house, but he has good vision and balance. He’s a patient player who fights for extra yards, even if it doesn’t look fancy.

    NFL Comparison: Alfred Morris

    Comparing Maysonet to Morris might seem like high praise, but I’m really not that high on Morris, who succeeded in his rookie season due to the nature of the Redskins’ offense and the presence of RGIII. Both running backs have below-average agility, but they do the best with what they were given.


    Maysonet will be a late-round pick if he’s drafted at all. He wouldn’t be on my radar because he’s not a high-upside player; he could come in and contribute, as just about any running back could, but he doesn’t’ have the athleticism to truly dominate in the NFL. If you’re gambling on a late-round back who likely won’t be on your roster in three years anyway, hy not take a chance on a guy like Central Florida’s Latavius Murray (223 pounds, 4.38 speed)?

    Fit In Dallas

    Maysonet could be a fallback option for the ‘Boys if they miss out on a runner in the middle rounds, although I don’t expect that to happen. The Cowboys could also give Maysonet a look as an undrafted free agent.


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    Jonathan Bales is the founder of The DC Times. He writes for and the New York Times. He's also the author of Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Dominate Your Draft.