Patient back who will set up a lineman when given chance
Can pound it between the tackles
Intriguing upside if stars align (change of scheme and conditioning)
Looks overweight - conditioning may be an issue
Just above average speed
No second gear in open field
Shys from contact
Not as powerful a runner as you'd think
Questionable receiver out of backfield
Not a game-breaker in a pro scheme
Unimpressive moves in space to make defenders miss
Doesn't have much elusiveness
Lacks experience in a more conventional running scheme
Highly difficult evaluation
Summary: I want to like Dwyer, but when you combine that he looks out of shape with bad tape, I have a hard time getting behind him. Since early in the season, I have felt he is an overrated prospect. The option scheme limits the evaluation because he is in the three-point stance four yards behind the line of scrimmage (LOS) as opposed to a two-point stance seven yards behind the LOS. I don't see an impressive athlete on tape, but if a team can get him in good condition, he might look like a completely different back in a north-south running scheme. He's the only back in this class that I think has the upside to be a No. 1 in the NFL, but he would certainly be a gamble in the second round.
Player Comparison: Tim Hightower. Hightower is a better pass catcher, but from an athleticism and size standpoint, these players match up.