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RB, Javon Ringer, Michigan St.

RB, Javon Ringer, Michigan St.

At A Glance
Position 1: running back Height: 5-9
Position 2:  Weight:  205
Class:  senior Age:  
Projected Round:   3rd-4th  40time:  4.56
Combine/Proday Results
Bench Reps:  23 Vertical:  34
20yd Split:  2.60 Broad Jump:  9'7"
10yd Split:  1.58 20yd Shuttle:  4.11
3 Cone Drill:  6.87  

Pros:  Compact body. Inside-out runner who will keep his center of gravity low and churn his legs to get extra yardage. Can escape arm tackles inside. Stays on the hip of pulling and zone-blocking linemen and waits for the hole to open up before hitting his second gear.

Cons:  Short with only adequate strength and definition. Not particularly quick or elusive in the open field. Lacks breakaway speed. Has decent vision, but sometimes runs with his head down anticipating contact. Tends to dance ineffectively when on the edge.

Styg's Broncos Fit:   This kid is very exciting, but with significant knee-injury history, his stock should be, and stay, low. When healthy, he does a great job of being patient, of following his blocks and reading the line. Doesn't always have the burst to get through the hole, but shows flashes of quickness when coming off the lineman's hips to the outside. As a runner used primarily to gain the outside, or to follow pulling guards, Ringer could excel. He also is adequate catching out of the backfield. But to the degree that teams need him to run inside, his reps will need to be limited until he establishes total health and quickness, or he will get beat on until he is out of the NFL.

Around MHR:

From "Scouting HBs":

Javon proved he could carry the rock rushing for near 1,600 yards, catching 25 balls and going for 21 touchdowns. His problem is really projected 40 at 4.5. He is not fast which could hurt his stock based on his size. Guys the size of Sproles better run as fast!


Around SBNation:

From Scouting Report on Mocking the Draft:

 Ringer is a strong back with a solid frame. Great technical runner. Keeps his shoulder square to the line of scrimmage at all times and tucks the ball well. He's used to carrying the load after totaling 390 carries his senior year. Great vision, which allows him to find a hole where most won't. Runs low to the ground. A better pass catcher than most running backs. Runs solid routes and can be considered an asset in the passing game. Known by coaches as a hard worker in the weight room.

From "Road to the Draft" on Stampede Blue:

Javon Ringer, Michigan State: The Big Ten has thrown out a nice class this year.  Ringer has a good work ethic according to his coaches and is a good pass catcher.  The problem with Ringer is that he is too small to be a power back and too slow to be a speed back.  Either he gets stronger or gets faster or else he will plummet in the draft.  His pro day 40 will be huge for him.


Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:

  • The 5-foot-9, 203-pound Ringer ran a 4.42 in the 40-yard dash; posted a 6.68 in the 3-cone drill, which would be the fourth fasted time in combine history for running backs. He ran a 3.72 in the 20-yard shuttle and 10.6 in the 60-yard shuttle.

    One NFL scout in attendance said that in his 20-years of scouting he had never seen anyone run the 3-cone as fast as Ringer, a Chaminade Julienne graduate. It was a tremendous day all around for the nation's fourth leading rusher (1,637 yards and 22 touchdowns).  [see more...]
  • Javon Ringer is still recovering from injury and it showed at the NFL Combine. He ran a much slower than expected 4.60 second 40 yard dash, but did log 23 reps on the bench press. Ringer is a solid third down back prospect, but injuries and his slow 40 may drop him into the fourth round.  [see more...]
  • Ringer is a strong physical runner who plays like a big back in a small back's body. He is very tough and durable having carried the ball so many times this year and not really wearing down. Ringer has good athletic ability which allows him to be an effective back at his smaller size.  [see more...]
  • Ranks 2nd on the Spartans all-time rushing list...Doak Walker Award finalist as a senior...1st Team All-Big Ten selection and a Walter Camp All-American in 2008...Tore the ACL in his right knee as a senior in high school...Missed time with a knee injury in 2006...Sat out spring practice in 2008 while he nursed a shoulder ailment...Worked in a rotation with Jehuu Caulcrick early on in his career...Saw his role expanded as a senior and came through with a huge final campaign, ranking among the nation's leaders in rushing and touchdowns...Led the nation in carries in 2008 and put a lot of mileage on his tires...The type who does everything well but nothing great...Probably doesn't profile as a full-time starter in the NFL but his all-around talents and top-notch intangibles  lead you to believe he can be a valuable backup.  [see more...]
  •  Ringer returned for his senior season to show that durability wasn’t going to be a problem. He has very good speed and power and can be a productive back at the next level. The injury concerns will probably drop him in the draft, but a productive senior season will help out. His ability to catch the ball will be a plus, but he needs to work on his pass protection to be able to play on third down and have teams utilize this part of his game.  [see more...]
  • A small, compact runner with good vision and burst at the line of scrimmage. Is a patient back who allows his blockers to set up and then explodes into daylight. Runs with good power and leverage, bounces off tackles and gets up to speed quickly. Does a nice job sinking his hips into cuts and changes directions very cleanly at the line of scrimmage.  [see more...]