Ringer is a gifted
athlete. He shows very quick feet when running with the ball and
changes direction very well. Ringer displays great balance and
coordination and is usually falling forward when being tackled.
He has good body control when going after the catch. Ringer display
a very good quick burst through the hole when he finds it.
Ringer is a very
competitive RB and runs very hard. He is a smaller back but plays
so tough and tries to run people over rather than around them.
Ringer's toughness and pride help him to not quit on any play and
be able to carry the ball 30 to 40 times a game. His production
has been a little inconsistent at times especially against the better
defenses. Most of Ringer's great performances this year where
against sub par defenses and he rarely went over a 100 yards against
good defenses. He is a good team player and plays hard on every
Ringer is inconsistent
with his reactions and concentration. He is most notably lacking
in pass pro. Ringer needs a lot of work reading and reacting to
the blitz in pass pro. He also is hesitant in reacting to the
hole especially against a good defense that isn't going to make it
Ringer is very
small compared to what they want in the NFL at RB. He is short
and small and lacks the overall speed from backs typically his size.
Ringer shows good explosion when he hits the hole hard. He plays
a lot stronger than his frame allows but is easily pushed a side when
trying to block. Ringer's durability is without question an incredible
390 carries this year makes him a very durable back.
Has good instincts,
but has hard time finding hole
20 Yard Shuttle:
60 Yard Shuttle:
3 Cone Drill:
primarily runs down hill
Vision is limited,
and misses cutback sometimes
Runs like a big
back in a small back's body
Has good initial
quickness, but lacks big time speed
Has good strong
hands receiving the ball
ADJUST TO BALL
Has good body
Needs a lot of
work in pass pro
a ton of carries this season, very tough back
Makes mental errors
picking up blitz in pass pro
Ringer is a strong physical runner
who plays like a big back in a small back's body. He is very
tough and durable having carried the ball so many times this year and
not really wearing down. Ringer has good athletic ability which
allows him to be an effective back at his smaller size.
Ringer is a small
back and it makes me wonder if he could withstand the beating from NFL
defenders. His pass pro skills are very poor, part of it is due
to his size he just gets run over and the other part is due to his lack
of recognizing the blitz. Ringer's consistency has been very
bad and has really struggled against good defenses this year.
Ringer is a good athlete and would
serve an NFL team well in 3rd down situations and in the
return game much better than as an every down back. All of Ringer's
100 yard games have come against sub par defenses (Eastern Michigan,
Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame, Indiana, Northwestern, Michigan, and Purdue).
Against the better defenses Ringer only averaged 63.7 ypg and only 3.1
ypc while still carrying the ball 21 times per game and only had 6 TD's
which gives him 16 in the rest of the games. Ringer's size is
a concern especially since he lacks big time break away speed.
His production is so inconsistent that it makes me wonder what kind
of value he would bring to an NFL franchise. If Ringer can really
work on his pass pro ability, I believe he can be an asset as a 3rd
down back in the NFL either in short yardage or in passing situations
and as a returner.
Numerical Final Grade Scale:
7.0-7.9 - Pro Bowl potential
6.5-6.9 - Highly-productive starter
6.3-6.4 - Very good starter
6.1-6.2 - Good starting player
6.0 - Very productive backup/may develop into starter
5.9 - Very good backup/special-teams player
5.8 - Quality backup/special-teams player
5.5-5.7 - Backup/project/special-teams player
126.96.36.199 - Backup/scout team
Individual Numerical Grade based on a 1-9 scale, 1 (not good enough for NFL) to 9 (rare quality).