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Damarea Crockett: 3 STAR Prospect & Late Round Dice Roll

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Pictures from Missouri football against Delaware at Faurout Field on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Welcome to the 48 Report, a full working database including 48 of our favorite 2019 Draft Prospects. The key, however, is that we focus specifically on their ability to translate as fantasy football players. All players in the database have been/will be scored by 3 writers, and this is their article; explaining their aggregate score, as well as the score of their writer.

All categories are scored on a 1-5 scale; with 5 being the highest score a prospect can receive. The highest aggregate average scores a player can receive is 25. Articles will be posted January-April, all the way up to the draft. Ratings will be adjusted after the combine, based on measurables and after the draft, because as we all know: landing spot matters.

Damarea Crockett (5’11”, 225) Running Back, Missouri

15 Aggregate Score (3 Star Prospect)

Crockett has had a bit of a roller coaster of a college career and his stock as a prospect has followed suit. He came out swinging in his freshman year putting up over 1000 yards (in just 11 games) at an efficient 6.9 yards per carry and finding the end zone 10 times. This had him flying up devy rankings to a point where he was getting top 5 prospect buzz. Since then, things have changed. Larry Roundtree III showed up on campus in Crockett’s sophomore year and took a big bite out of his production. He only managed 481 yards in 6 games in an injury-shortened year two. He bounced back slightly last year though he certainly did not return to form from his freshman year.

He managed to play in 11 of Missouri’s 12 games his final season but was out produced on the ground as Roundtree got 78 more carries than Crockett and was more efficient with those extra chances. Crockett has fallen significantly since bursting onto the scene. Is he still feeling the effect of the shoulder injury that sidelined him in his sophomore year? Is Roundtree just more talented? Probably a combination of both. Crockett presents an interesting evaluation now.

College Production

To summarize what I already told you above, Crockett produced at a very high level early and has since been hampered by injury and has seen his efficiency decrease dramatically since. He has not been a big time threat in the receiving game especially in an offense that passed more than they ran the ball. 21 career receptions does not impress me.

He did average 0.85 scores per game over his college career. He has shown some prowess in the short area of the field and has a nose for the end zone.

Speed & Agility: Aggregate Score: 3.3 (Personal Score: 4)

We will learn a lot about Crockett at the combine. He hasn’t been fully healthy since his freshman year. He looked like a high level athlete than and I am willing to take those flashes into account here when evaluating his explosiveness. He has the ability to test well and that could really help his stock.

Receiving Ability: Aggregate Score: 3 (Personal Score: 3)

Crockett is clearly a better receiver than Roundtree.  He didn’t put up huge numbers in that department in college, but Drew Lock is not a checkdown kinda fella. Crockett shows smooth enough hands and can create space on limited routes. It’s not a plus skill, but it is a tool in his toolbox.

Vision: Aggregate Score: 3.6 (Personal Score: 3)

Is it Crockett or this offense that caused his efficiency to tank as his college career rolled on? I think it is a little of both. My fellow rankers like his vision more than I do, but I am more willing to bet on Crockett the athlete than Crockett the running back. Another passable trait here.

Blocking: Aggregate Score: 1.6 (Personal Score: 1)

When you are asked to block less and less, you might not be that great at it. I did not see much from Crockett in terms of blocking. He will need a lot of coaching to even be playable in this capacity at the highest level.

Strength: Aggregate Score: 3.3 (Personal Score: 3)

Crockett still has that athleticism and electricity, but he does not run as angry as he did earlier in his career. The shoulder injury likely had an effect on his confidence. He has not been able to create yards after contact like he did as a freshman. He can change the perception at the combine, but for now this just adds to the average label he seems to getting here.

Conclusion: 3rd Round Flier

Crockett was expected to be a great player and those expectations have changed, however, if we see some strong numbers at the combine, I believe he still has the ceiling to be a great player.  All you have to do is look at the South Carolina game from this past year to see what he is capable of. He put together 20 carries for 154 yards and a score. South Carolina was not a great defense but when Crockett was given more carries, he took the opportunity to shine. Overall, he has a reasonably high ceiling and pretty low floor.  Not worth investing in before the mid to late 3rd round.

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