Fitzgerald Toussaint – Running Back
Toussiant is another fifth year senior. He is a three year starter. He started the first 9 games in 2012, then suffered a leg injury and missed the final four games. His best season was 2011 when he totaled over 1000 yards rushing and averaged 5.6 yards per carry. Toussaint is not a real big back at about 5’9.5 – 200. He is quicker than fast but still runs well. I would estimate his speed at about 4.58 – 4.60. He is quick to the hole with good vision and instincts. He can make a quick cut in the hole to find daylight and then burst. He has excellent body control. He shows patience as a runner to go along with his instincts. What he lacks is power. While he has very good balance to keep his feet after contact, he doesn’t have the strength and explosiveness to get many yards. Too often, the first tackler gets him down. His average per carry this year is only 3.6 yards. He is not the type to move the pile. He is best as a between the tackles type runner who uses his cutback ability well. He has a burst to get outside but they don’t use him much that way. He is not used much as a receiver, having only 2 catches so far this season and 15 career receptions. As a pass blocker he is willing but lacks the power to face up and anchor with consistency.
Overall, I see Toussaint as a backup type player at the next level. He is going to have to improve his blocking and pass catching skills if he wants to be drafted. While he has talent, he is not a complete back.