Jaylan Knighton

  • Pos RB
  • Height 5-10
  • Weight 180

Prospect Info

SMU Mustangs

  • Jersey #4
  • Class GD

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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 07/03/2019

John Garcia Jr.


2-3 Round Day 2

Reminds Us Of

Kenjon Barner Atlanta Falcons

Compact, muscular build adequate for the running back position. Explosive athlete with head-turning instincts as a runner. True home run threat with good vision, quickness and verified long speed. Very productive against high-level competition in south Florida. Elite burst and change of direction ability with strong set of moves in between the tackles and in space. Strong lateral skill with fluid jump cut. Solid balance and body control. Effective pass catcher out of the backfield with plus instincts. Minimal wasted movement with north-south, one-cut style with the ball in his hands. Decisive runner with the ability to win the edge with or without momentum. Runs with solid lean and can transition speed to power to finish plays. Better power than frame suggests but not a bruiser. Anticipates well and gets to top speed quickly, ideal in modern style of offense. Kick and punt return ability. Could show more elusiveness against support defenders. Physically developed prospect with less room to add mass than others. Should find way to earn manufactured touches relatively early at high-end Power Five program to start notable college career.

H.S. Athletic Background

Jaylan Knighton is a 5-9 185-pound All Purpose Back from Deerfield Beach, FL.

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