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By Christian Pundt

Bio

College: Penn State

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Class: Freshman

Stats

           

YR

       

           

G

       

           

ATT

       

           

RUSH YDS

       

           

RUSH TDS

       

           

REC

       

           

REC YDS

       

           

REC TDS

       

           

FR

       

           

13

       

           

217

       

           

1271

       

           

18

       

           

54

       

           

632

       

           

4

       

           

TOTAL

       

           

13

       

           

217

       

           

1271

       

           

18

       

           

54

       

           

632

       

           

4

       

Measurables

Position: Runningback

Height: 6’1

Weight: 230

Arms: 31 3/8”

Hands: 9 ½”

40 Yard Dash: 4.4

Bench Press: 29

Wonderlic: unreleased

Vertical Leap: 41”

Broad Jump: 10-8

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.24

60 Yard Shuttle: 10.92

More than a few teams seem to be looking for a running back. Could Dallas place their bet on Mercury? The Lobos were last in rushing yards in Season 11.

Analysis

Overview: As a freshman, Mercury dominated the college landscape to the tune of 1900+ all-purpose yards and 22 touchdowns. With that in mind, and Mercury being 6-1 230 lbs, there is little doubt he should be able to step up to the pro level and be a player that eventually becomes great.

NFL Comparison: Saquon Barkley

SFL Comparison: Keith Swearingen

Strengths:

  • one of the quickest backs in the class
  • physical specimen with great upper and lower body strength; those thighs are     like pistons   
  • diverse, but small workload in college, plenty of tread left on tires

Weaknesses:

  • small workload; at the same time, we don’t really know what he can do
  • Not a volume back; should be used as more of a 1A option – still not     sure if he’s a between-the-tackles or goal line back yet
  • age; he was just a freshman in college last season

Bottom Line: Mercury is through and through capable of being a great player at the SFL-level. With the right coach, he could quickly emerge on the landscape as one of the league premier speedbacks in line with BDG Hollewood and Keith Swearingen.

Keith Swearingen entered the league as a rookie last season and impressed with his speed and eye for a seam.

Interview

CC: Alright Randy, what brought you to the SFL?

RM: I found the SFL on Youtube in February while scrolling through simulation league videos. So I got in the Gym and said.. “I’m gonna make it to the SFL one day” and here I am a few days away from hearing my name get called on draft night.

CC: Who do you model your game after?

RM: I try to model my game after Barry Sanders and Saquon Barkley.

CC: You’re a Pennsylvania guy through and through, does that have any bearing on where you want to end up?

RM: I don’t have any preference to where I want to go, but I’d love to be closer to PA so my family and friends can attend some games and support me.

CC: Do you think that entering the SFL as a freshman will affect your on-field ability in anyway?

RM: I expect to be very useful on whatever team I’m drafted to. I do think it’ll take some getting use to. There are some grown men in this league and my body is still growing and maturing. Once I take that first hard hit I’ll be fine after that

CC: Most folks have compared your complexion and playing style to Saquon Barkley. What do you have to say about that?

RM: It’s an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as Saquon. I think very highly of him and he’s a threat running and catching the ball. I want to be a lethal weapon to any offense I join and I think Saquon is just that for the Giants.

CC: What mark do you hope to leave on the SFL?

RM: I wish to be mentioned in the same breath as Pete Bruschi, Richard Snowden, Park HeeChul and Darnell Black. I want to be even better than them. I wish to be a name another rookie in seasons to come mentions when they get interviewed.

CC: What system do you feel most comfortable in on the field?

RM: I think I’m at my best in a Pro-Style ran offense.

CC: Has any one coach really stood out to you so far as a draft prospect?

RM: There’s several coaches that I respect in this league, but which ever one drafts me will stand out the most to me.

CC: Would you take yourself #1 overall if you were Duane Schindler?

RM: If I played the position they were looking for? Of course. Without a doubt. I think I bring a level of intensity that has never been seen before. I want to get better each and every day I step out on that field and I don’t think anyone’s work ethic matches mine.

CC: Where do you expect to be drafted?

RM: While the big boards have me at #4, I see myself going top 10. Maybe at the bottom half of that due to position needs.

CC: What will your reaction be if you wind up falling on draftday? (heaven forbid)

RM: The chip on my shoulder will only get bigger. I’ll make every team that passes up on me pay… sooner or later, believe that.

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