Calvin Tyler NFL Draft

Calvin Tyler Jr.

  • RB Utah State
  • Senior
  • #348
  • 5'8"
  • 210lbs
  • Prospect
  • Mountain West

Prospect Summary

Calvin Tyler Jr. 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report


  • Rushed for a school-record 2,861 yards
  • Cousin of former Seahawks running back, Christine Michael
  • Three-sport high school athlete (football, basketball, and track & field)


  • Scheme tendencies: Fast-paced spread option offense
  • 2022 projected role: Starting RB

Pros: Calvin Tyler Jr. is a fun football player.  He checks the boxes for the prototypical scat running back. He has a short and squatty frame that offers some dynamism in space. He also has quick footwork to change gaps when defensive colors flash. He presses gaps with patience before finalizing his decision. His open-field burst offers optimism regarding his potential as a receiving back. A low center of gravity allows him to hide behind the OL as he maneuvers the box to find an open lane.

Cons: Calvin Tyler Jr.’s diminutive size limits his projected role in the NFL. He must improve his ability to protect the QB. His technique is lacking—he throws a shoulder or dives to cut-block. Having been in college for four years, he didn’t break out until last season. He will be 25 during his rookie year, so physically, he has peaked. Also, being an older prospect at a devalued position will decrease his draft value. Increasing his receiving production will build confidence in his third-down value.

Calvin Tyler Jr. NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson