WT: 190 lbs
Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: Lyndhurst (Lyndhurst, NJ)
Scouting Report: RB Peter Guerriero, Monmouth
Speed/Athleticism: Peter Guerriero has game-changing speed. He is a pure angle-breaker. Ran a 10.65 100-meter dash as a freshman in the MAAC Track Championships. Incredible strength in the lower part of his body that allows him to be quick and nimble. He has an excellent jump cut.
Contact Balance: Guerriero runs with a low center of gravity that makes him more powerful of a runner than his frame should allow. Seems to always fall forward and keeps his legs churning. While he doesn’t have a lot of upper body strength, he has the speed to separate in space. He has a very nice head fake that he uses to sell his direction.
Receiving Ability: Reliable receiver out of the backfield. Didn’t get many looks, but was used as a slot receiver as well as a check-down option. He’s lethal in the non-traditional screen concepts that Monmouth ran.
Blocking Ability: Excellent blocker at the FCS level. Picks up his assignments with ease and handles defenders very well. Seems to always pick up the assignment, and locks it down. He was often asked to chip defenders while moving out into a screen concept, which he does beautifully.
Field Vision/Football IQ: Guerriero sees the field very well. Understands the concept of the offense and seems to always be in the right place. Judging by his playstyle, he has a very high football IQ. NFL clubs are going to like him in the interview process. I do think that he can be a little bit too patient sometimes, and he tries to use his speed to turn the corner instead of picking up a few yards, but he isn’t as bad about it as most.
Overall: I really like what I see from Peter Guerriero. He’s a speed back that is just the right size to be able to run with some power that results from his speed. He’s a low center of gravity runner, an excellent blocker, a good receiver, and just overall a very good football player. Guerriero is going to have to learn a few things at the next level, and he may need time to adjust. I can see him playing in the NFL for a decade or so. He’s a third-round grade in my book, but with the depth at running back in this class, Guerriero could fall as far as the fifth or sixth round.