TD James Connor Scouting Reports

Gene J. Puskar AP

James Connor


Big back with vision and versatility. Power guy that finishes; always falls forward. Keeps legs moving and hits the truck stick on weak tacklers. Impressive lateral mobility for a big back that surprises opponents. Soft hands out of the backfield. Adequate blocker. Identity creator for a team and will be a leader in the locker room and off the field.


Initial quickness and burst is lacking. Upright runner who takes a lot of punishment. Doesn't have a second gear. Still recovering his mobility and health after a knee injury and cancer.


The easiest guy to root for in this class. Battled adversity with class and maturity. Pedestrian speed and initial quickness are the only question marks in his game. Otherwise, a versatile power back with exceptional lateral mobility and a lightning rod of a team leader.

Pro Comparison: quicker Matt Asiata