Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Tyvis Smith

Running back
School: Northern Iowa | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.5 / 220 | 40: 4.54 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
2.95
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who was named Honorable Mention All-MVFC in 2015. Saw playing time in all four seasons at Northern Iowa. Finished his senior year with 140 attempts for 597 yards and three touchdowns.
Pos: 
Well-sized ball carrier best running in a straight line. Sees the field, finds the running lanes and effectively uses blocks. Displays solid short-area quickness, keeps the play in bounds and drives his shoulders through defenders, delivering punishing blows. Effectively helps the quarterback sell ball fakes. Solid pass catcher out of the backfield, extends his hands and offers the quarterback a target then plucks the ball from the air to make the reception in stride.
Neg: 
Runs with a bit of an upright style. Not a truly creative ball carrier. Lacks the speed to turn the corner.
Analysis: 
Smith did well in his role at Northern Iowa and offers next-level size but cannot create yardage and really does not show himself as a grinder in the middle of the field.