As the Houston Chronicle pointed out, what Tyler Ervin lacks in size at 5-10, 192 pounds, he makes up for with 4.41 speed in the 40-yard dash, at the NFL scouting combine, and elusiveness. He had a 39-inch vertical leap and bench pressed 225 pounds 17 times prior to the NFL draft. Ervin improved his 40-yard dash to 4.36 seconds at his Pro Day workout. Not to be overlooked however, is the fact Ervin was incredibly durable in college while handling a heavy workload. He rushed for 2,803 career yards, including 300 yards and three touchdowns on 42 carries last season in a win over Fresno State. Ervin weighed just 178 pounds for most of his senior year, but coaches didn't hesitate to utilize him on physical runs between the tackles. He left San Jose State as the school's all-time record holder with 6,146 all-purpose yards, 2,374 kickoff return yards and a total of five kicks and punts returned for touchdowns.
Barring multiple injuries to those above him on the depth chart, Ervin will be limited to a complimentary role in the backfield.
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Still, in dynasty, keeper and formats that reward players for return yardage, there will be ample interest in Ervin, who might even generate some interest in deeper redraft leagues.