Connor Heyward

Connor Heyward

Measurements
  • Height
    5110
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    32.5
  • Weight
    233lbs
  • Arm
    31 7/8
  • Speed
    4.72
FB Combine Averages
  • Height
    6045
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    33.5
  • Weight
    250lbs
  • Arm
    33
  • Speed
    4.72
Kevin Ivers - Scout
Connor Heyward
  • Overall Rank
    305
  • Position Rank
    2
  • Position
    FB
  • Age
    23.4 Years
  • Team
    MICHIGAN ST

Stats

Year Games Played Rec Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2017 9 4 13 3.3 1 3/10/0 rushing
2018 13 32 249 7.8 0 118/529/5 rushing
2019(RS) 4 7 52 7.4 1 24/79/0 rushing
2020 7 18 71 3.9 2 65/200/0 rushing
2021 12 35 326 9.3 2 1/7/0 rushing

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Poor size for the position. Short and stocky. Length is poor as well. Frame is average. Built out but stocky. Durable.

  • Size
    3
  • Length
    3
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 3.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Above the line toughness with no fear. Instincts are adequate. Understands coverages. Motor is average as he takes plays off on the backside.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 6.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Adequate explosiveness and speed for the position. Body control is above the line in adjustments. Average flexibility with some stiffness. Change of direction is adequate, as is play strength. Flashes of above the line COD but inconsistent.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    7
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 6.0

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Adequate route running with average release. Ball skills are above the line with the capability to elevate for contested grabs. Ball carrier ability is adequate with some decent moves to make men miss. Average blocker with adequate strike and violence. His lack of size and length makes keeping defenders engaged more difficult, but he manages. Adequate reliability.

  • Route Running
    6
  • Release
    5
  • Ball Skills
    7
  • Ball-Carrier Ability
    6
  • Blocking
    5
  • Strike
    6
  • Play Temperament
    6
  • Reliability
    6
Grade 5.9

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Redshirt senior with 27 starts in 48 career games. 2021 All-Big 10 Honorable Mention. Football genes: Brother, Cameron, plays for the Steelers with 4 Pro Bowl nods and 2 All-Pro accolades and father, Craig, played 11 NFL seasons with 1 Pro Bowl nod. Played Running back and occasionally returned kickoffs until the 2021 season, when he switched to TE/H-Back. Size will limit him to a fullback role at the next level. Versatile player with some athleticism and technical skills. Rotational fullback capable of chipping in on special teams.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Pitt
  • Dec - 30 - 2021
  • 5/37/1 Receiving, 1/7/0 Rushing
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Michigan
  • Oct - 30 - 2021
  • 2 REC, 10 YDS, 2 Pressures Allowed
Best Trait
Toughness
Pro Comparison
Khari Blasingame