NFL Draft Prospect: Miguel Maysonet, RB, Stony Brook All Green Bay Packers All the Time
Miguel Maysonet
Stony Brook RB Miguel Maysonet

Player Information:

Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook University

5’10”, 205 pounds

Riverhead, NY


NFL Combine/Pro Day:

40 time: 4.60 (Pro day)

10 yard split: 1.58 (Pro day)

225-pound bench: 20 reps

3 Cone: 7.21

20 yard shuttle:  4.43

Vertical jump: 31 1/2″ (Pro day)

News and Notes:

Maysonet started his collegiate career at Hofstra in 2009 but had to transfer afterwards when the football program was cut. . .in his first season at Stony Brook, he rushed for 1,128 yards and 12 touchdowns on 176 carries. . . continued that momentum the following year, rushing for 1,633 yards and 15 touchdowns on 252 carries. . . Walter Payton Award (outstanding FCS player) runner-up. . . had 1,964 yards and 21 touchdowns on 267 carries in his senior year. . . returned kicks as well and had a return for a score during his senior season. . . was not able to fully participate in this year’s NFL Combine due to a hamstring injury. . . would become the first Puerto Rican-born NFL player if he is drafted and sticks on the roster.

What they’re saying about him:

  • “Workhorse.  Runs with a chip on his shoulder. Would grade out extremely high in this area if not for recent fumbling issues.  Above average run instincts.  Usually senses crease before it opens. Shows the instincts to locate hole while going full speed, which is critical in transition to faster NFL game.  Very good lateral agility.  Will make one cut and go.  Can stick foot in ground and accelerate up the field.”
  • “Sees snaps from single back, I formation, and pistol. Decisive upfield cuts to continue forward momentum. Sees front side lanes even if run calls for different gap. Determined runner, little wasted movement, makes a choice and sticks to it. Refuses to go down on first contact, takes some big hits because of it. Patient on zone read and sticks with mesh point.”


Video Analysis:

  • Gets north/south well and is not afraid of contact
  • Bounces off initial hit and keeps his feet moving to pick up additional yards
  • Seems to stick with the play call, tries to jam into the gap called
  • Does not cut back often
  • Does not have great speed and can be caught from behind
  • Sometimes tries to get too fancy in the open field and leaves himself vulnerable to losing the ball

If drafted by the Packers: compares Maysonet most closely to Redskins running back Alfred Morris.  Maysonet is an intriguing figure this draft season because although he is projected as a late-round pick, he is receiving quite a bit of attention.  With the emphasis that is being placed on finding some depth in the running game in Green Bay, I expect the Packers to have addressed this position by the time rounds 6-7 come around.  If they’re drafting Maysonet, something likely went awry in earlier rounds.  He is not a starting-caliber back at the NFL level so he would be added for depth.  The Packers need to find a back that can either be a clear-cut stater or push for it in training camp.  Still, Maysonet could end up undrafted and would be exactly the type of player that Packers General Manager Ted Thompson likes to look at.


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