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#127 - 4th Round - Jacksonville from NY Jets, Alvin Pearman, RB, VA

Discussion in 'Draft Day Zone' started by Hostile, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. Hostile

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    Jaguars select...Alvin Pearman
    RB | (5'9", 208, 4.6) | VIRGINIA
  2. Juke99

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    Strengths: Is versatile and was extremely productive in all facets of the collegiate game  running, receiving and returning. Is quicker than fast and shifty. Has excellent vision and is a decisive runner. Shows outstanding COD skills and makes a lot of quick, sharp and productive cuts. Shows the ability to make defenders miss in space. Runs hard for his size and is tough. Has outstanding hands, as well as a feel for the passing game. Can catch on the run and away from his frame. Shows the ability to adjust to the poorly thrown ball. Gives a great effort and knows his assignments as a blocker.

    Weaknesses: Is undersized. Is short and lacks ideal bulk. Has just decent top-end speed. Won't be able to run away from some defenders like he did in college. Is quick and elusive but lacks home-run hitting explosiveness as a scat-back and return specialist. Lacks the size and power to break many tackles at the next level. Won't push the pile as a runner and is limited in terms of his inside running ability. Is overmatched as a blocker in many instances. Lacks bulk and power to sustain blocks often times in pass pro. Has had durability problems throughout his career.

    Overall: Pearman played in 12 games as a true freshman and started six at RB. He saw action at running back for the first nine games in 2002 before injuring his knee and having season-ending surgery. He played in all 13 games in 2003 and finished with 643 yards on 134 carries and 518 yards on 63 receptions. He also saw significant time as the team's return specialist throughout his career at UVA. Pearman had one of the biggest breakout seasons as a senior in 2004 of any player in college football. He finished the year with 1,037 rushing yards on 197 carries, 402 receiving yards on 29 catches, 314 punt return yards on 28 attempts and 185 kickoff return yards on five attempts. All combined, Pearman accounted for 1,968 total yards and 12 TD's. Pearman is undersized, has durability concerns and has just decent speed, but there's still a lot to like about him as an early Day 2 prospect. He's never going to be a fulltime starting RB in the NFL but he has the quickness, elusiveness, vision and playmaking skills to contribute as a change of pace back and return specialist and he also has the hands and feel in the passing game to contribute as a third down type.

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  3. Juke99

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    Alvin Pearman, HB, Virginia
    Height: 5:09.3 Weight: 208

    Overview: Pearman is an outstanding all-purpose back who was one of the most versatile players in the nation, especially as a senior in 2004. He is the type of player who will do anything to help the team win. In addition to playing tailback, he has also started at wide receiver vs. Syracuse his senior season and played on virtually every special teams unit during his career. Pearman was a three-year starter at tailback at Charlotte Country Day School, where he also played defensive back. He was named North Carolina Independent School Association Player of the Year as a junior and senior and was a two-time NCISAA All-State and All-Conference selection. Pearman was twice named first-team All-Mecklenburg County at running back and Mecklenburg County Defensive Player of the Year while earning All-County honors at defensive back as a senior. The two-time team MVP and captain established Charlotte-area career records with 5,316 yards rushing and 80 touchdowns and also totaled 7,491 career all-purpose yards. He rushed for 2,148 yards and scored 28 touchdowns as a senior and gained 2,027 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior. On defense, Pearman had eight interceptions and 52 tackles on defense during his senior season and registered 73 tackles as a junior. He was also a member of the track team, winning the state championship in the 100 and 200 meters. Pearman was thrust into action as a true freshman at Virginia, gaining 371 yards on 88 carries (4.2 avg) with a score while catching 25 passes for 283 yards (11.3 avg) and three scores. He returned 27 punts for 247 yards (9.1 avg) and thirteen kickoffs for 266 yards (20.5 avg) that year. As a sophomore, Pearman started three of nine games, but was hampered by a knee injury. He rushed 83 times for 343 yards (4.1 avg) and four touchdowns while also gaining 193 yards on 21 receptions (9.2 avg). Despite starting only three games in 2003, he amassed 643 yards with four touchdowns on 134 rushing attempts (4.8 avg) and 518 yards with four scores on 63 catches (8.2 avg). Pearman was a finalist for the Dudley Award in 2004, given to the state's most outstanding player. He rushed 195 times for a career-high 1037 yards (5.3 avg) and ten touchdowns. He caught 29 passes for 402 yards (13.9 avg) and a score. Pearman returned 28 punts for 314 yards (11.2 avg) and a touchdown while also gaining 185 yards on five kickoff returns (37.0 avg). His 1938 all-purpose yards rank second on the school's season-record list, topped only by Thomas Jones (2054 yards in 1999). In 46 games, Pearman totaled 4969 all-purpose yards. Only Frank Quayle (4981, 1966-68) ranks ahead of him on the school's career-record list. He ranks ninth on Virginia's all-time record list with 2394 yards, carrying 500 times (4.8 avg) with 19 touchdowns. His 138 receptions rank third in school annals, gaining 1396 yards (10.1 avg) and eight scores. He ranks fifth in school history with 61 punt returns for 600 yards (9.8 avg) and a touchdown. He also gained 579 yards on 24 kickoff returns (24.1 avg).

    Analysis: Positives...Has adequate balance, showing natural hands as a receiver coming out of the backfield...Has adequate initial quickness and instincts to find the gaps and cut back lanes...Shows enough hip wiggle to make the initial tackler miss...Does a good ball of securing the ball high and tight before running...shows a good feel for sticks and chains when working as a receiver...Good route runner with the double moves needed to elude initially...His hands are his best asset, as he will go vertical, extend and leap to get to the ball at its high point...Makes very good body adjustments to the ball in flight...Has the ability to create separation after the catch.

    Negatives...Needs to develop better overall body muscle tone...Has limited top end speed or a sudden burst...shows limited explosion coming off the snap...Lacks the strength to be effective as an inside runner and does not have the leg drive to break tackles...Even though he is a good receiver, his marginal speed prevents him from getting extra yardage...Willing blocker, but will duck his head and leave his feet, failing to sustain... Does not have the speed to run outside and brings value only as a third-down back.

    Agility tests: CAMPUS: 4.54 in the 40-yard dash...340-pound bench press...405-pound squat...292-pound power clean...35.5-inch vertical jump...10'0" long jump...4.09 20-yard shuttle...6.93 three-cone drill...Right-handed...24/28 Wonderlic score. COMBINE: 4.65 in the 40-yard dash...2.74 20-yard dash...1.65 10-yard dash...4.08 20-yard shuttle...11.11 60-yard shuttle...7.06 three-cone drill...34-inch vertical jump...9'6" broad jump...Bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times...30 3/8-inch arm length...9 -inch hands...26 Wonderlic score.

    High school: Attended Charlotte (N.C.) Country Day School, playing football for coach Bob Witman... Three-year starter at tailback and also played defensive back...Named North Carolina Independent School Association Player of the Year as a junior and senior and was a two-time NCISAA All-State and All-Conference selection...Twice named first-team All-Mecklenburg County at running back and Mecklenburg County Defensive Player of the Year while earning All-County honors at defensive back as a senior...The two-time team MVP and captain established Charlotte-area career records with 5,316 yards rushing and 80 touchdowns and also totaled 7,491 career all-purpose yards...Rushed for 2,148 yards and scored 28 touchdowns as a senior and gained 2,027 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior...On defense, Pearman had eight interceptions and 52 tackles on defense during his senior season and registered 73 tackles as a junior...Member of the track team, winning the state championship in the 100 and 200 meters.

    Personal: Sports Medicine major...Son of Alvin and Aidee Pearman...Father played football at Colgate University and was drafted by the Baltimore Colts...Younger brother, Andrew, is a freshman football player at Hawaii...Born Francis Alvin Pearman II on 8/10/82 in Princeton, New Jersey...Resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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