Dan Herron Scouting Report
|School:||Ohio State Buckeyes|
|Height & Weight:||5'10 - 205 lbs.|
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Dan Herron, RB, Ohio State
Herron isn't a natural shifty back, especially when you consider his size. For a 5'10" back, he takes a lot of unnecessary punishment by seeking out contact. He has remained durable through college, which is a good sign. He can do a lot of the little things some younger backs can't -- like block out of the backfield -- and has decent enough hands to play on third downs. The underlying problem here is that Herron doesn't do anything special as a runner. He's not fast or particularly elusive. He can make guys miss in a phone booth on occasion.
In the end, Herron is a guy who can play in a split backfield, take pressure off a team's featured back and further develop his game in that No. 2 role. With his good balance and short area quickness, he should be a solid contributor sooner rather than later.
Herron projects as a fourth to fifth round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.