Chargers scouting report: Larry Croom

Running back Larry Croom signed with the Chargers this week and is headed to NFL Europe to try and make his mark. He had one start for Arizona in 2004 but has not seen much action since.

College Scouting Report:

Name: Larry Croom School UNLV Year 5Sr
Ht: 5-9.5 Wt: 203 40: 4.62 Pos: RB

Bio: Arizona transfer that led UNLV in rushing the past two seasons. Senior numbers on the ground were 208/932/3 with 21/118/0 receiving. Won All Conference honors the prior season with rushing totals of 84/605/4 and 20/267/2 catching the ball.

Pos: Elusive ball carrier with a variety of skills. Quick footed, sets up defenders and slides off tackles to pick up positive yardage. Runs low to the ground, gets lost in the traffic and follows blocks, finding the open area on the field. Displays good run instincts and a degree of explosion. Solid hands out of the backfield and a competitive player that gives 100% all the time.

Neg: Not big, fast and cannot run to daylight. Rarely breaking tackles and only marginal blocking skills.

Analysis: A good worker on and off the field, Croom fits the mold of a third down back or situational runner at the next level. Could slip through the cracks in April's draft but has a real shot at making a final roster.


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