Roy Helu Scouting Report
Roy Helu
Roy Helu - Nebraska (HT: 5-11⅜ - WT: 216)
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 17 of 30

Positives: Ideal size for an NFL runner... Surprising quickness in the open field, can shake a tackle... Consistently sheds tackles, does a great job running through arm tackles especially in the red zone... Good vision and patience in the hole... Has been a quick riser as a senior this year, had a 300 yard outing against Missouri... High character, respected by teammates... Looks to be more of a two-down runner who can play for first and second down then bring in more versatile threat in for passing downs... Has a propensity for breaking long runs.

Negatives: Has just average speed for the position, can get chased down from behind... Struggles with ball security, carries the ball away from his body... Does not run over people, sheds tacklers, but lacks a powerful punch... Lacks a great leg drive, doesn't push the pile like he should with his size... Very limited in the passing game, has never been utilized much as a receiver and is undisciplined when asked to stay in pass protection... Every year he seems to have some sort of small injury... Tons of durability concerns.

    Rushing   Receiving
Totals   578 3404 5.9 73 27   54 501 9.3 27 0
2007 Nebraska   45 209 4.6 24 0   5 40 8.0 21 0
2008 Nebraska   125 803 6.4 57 7   25 266 10.6 27 0
2009 Nebraska   220 1147 5.2 63 9   19 149 7.8 27 0
2010 Nebraska   188 1245 6.6 73 11   5 46 9.2 14 0

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