STRENGTHS - A quick and explosive athlete, Maysonet's ability to change directions fast helps him to make quick cuts. Able to stick a foot in the ground and explosive out of cut lets him make quick cut to burst through hole. Consistently able to maintain a low center of gravity makes it easy for Maysonet to make tacklers miss. A highly competitive runner who keeps his legs churning, he has consistently shown the ability to keep feet versus arm/grab tackles to gain yards after contact. His combination of good playing strength, balance and competitiveness help him run through tacklers who do not wrap up. A real team player, Maysonet displays great intensity and competitiveness on the field, is a team captain and was a consistent special teams contributor at Stony Brook. .
WEAKNESSES - Lacking the size of a feature back and the passing game experience and top hands to excel as a third down back, Maysonet needs to carve out a role in the NFL. Whether due to small hands or technique, he has fumbled the ball more than acceptable and will not last long in the NFL if he does not solve ball security issues. Stony Brook's offense does not throw to their running backs often, so he has not proven that he has the skills to excel doing so and on the few chances he has had he has not shown natural hands. He lacks any real experience as a run blocker and does not have the ideal size to be effective in pass protection.
SUMMARY - After splitting time with another running back as a junior, Maysonet finished his college career with an oustanding senior season. Although he lacks ideal size, his performance in 2012 at least showed that for one season he can handle being a full-time feature back. An instinctive runner who finds hole/crease well, Maysonet can make sharp cut and has an explosive burst through the hole. He runs aggressively with the ball, can run with good pad level and has the strength and balance to run through arm/grab tackles to gain yards after contact. He is sort of stuck between two positions as a "tweener" - Lacks ideal size/bulk to be a feature back in the NFL, but also has little experience and has not shown natural hands in Stony Brook's passing attack. Overall, Maysonet's production and athleticism warrant a fifth round grade, but his "tweener" situation and ball security issues make him more likely to go undrafted. I believe his best role in the NFL is as a backup running back who can spell the starter, but will need to improve his receiving skills to contribute as a third down running back.