2022 – RB – Jaylen THompson– St. Bernard, CA – 5’9 /180

247 Rank:  National - 373 / RB - 30 / CA – 28

Commitment – Undecided

Name/Location/Date/Time of film for evaluation – Full Season Highlights – Hudl – 11/24/2019 – 4m 14sec

Physical Attributes – Jaylen is not overly tall or long and has a solid frame.  Looks to have excellent balance and body control and feet.  A twitchy athlete who can change direction.  He shows decent burst and acceleration and play speed but not elite.  He also shows good hands.  Not overly dynamic as an athlete.   

Position Specific Skills – Jaden is a RB that relies on his vision, instincts, balance and body control and ability to jump cut.  He is twitchy and can make people miss with his ability to change direction as well.  He shows decent play speed but not an elite sprinter.  SHows good hands out of the backfield which will give a purpose to him being a 3rd down threat.  Is a tough runner.  Not much blocking on this exposure.          

Overall –  Jaylen is a solid RB that can be a really good inside/outside zone runner with his excellent vision, twitch, feet and lateral quickness.  Not a burner but a very productive runner with excellent instincts.  He must work on getting his frame bigger to handle a load at the D1 level.  He must also work on his long speed.  Naturally he will get bigger, stronger and faster as he trains and as his body matures.

Paul Gonnella

Paul Gonnella
Paul is the CEO and Co-Founder of THE PROCESS Football Recruiting. His 10 years of experience as the Director of Player Personnel at Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Miami, Purdue, South Florida, and Memphis make Paul one of the best evaluators in the country.