Is patient reading blocks inside and allows his offensive linemen to set up in front of him. Exhibits good vision and consistently looks past the first defender and always makes him miss. Possesses a very sudden jump cut and looks effortless changing directions.
Isn't going to push the pile for additional yards inside and has a tendency to get a bit upright at times picking his way through the line of scrimmage. Is undersized and lacks the power to hold his own as a blocker in the pass game.
Impression: An elusive scat back with impressive change of direction skills. The tempo of the Boise State offense as a whole picks up when he's in the game, but he's so slight that he might not have the physical skill set to make an NFL roster."
Positive: Small, elusive skill player who creates yardage. Slippery, makes defenders miss, and quickly gets through the cutback lanes. Runs low to the ground, gets lost behind blockers, and can turn it on in a single step. Solid receiver who makes the reception away from his frame.
Negative: Lacks breakaway speed and cannot beat defenders into the open field. Undersized and brought down by the first defender. Does too much dancing rather than taking it up the field.
Analysis: Avery is limited by size but shows quickness and creativity in his game, which will give him consideration as a third-down/rotational back at the next level. He would help his cause this summer if he produces returning punts."
Strengths: Avery has been very productive from every position in the backfield - used as 'wildcat' QB. Good hands catcher and able to run routes out of the slot. Hard runner, with good burst and break-away speed, as evident in career return average of 25.1 and rushing average of 5.7. Knows how to find the endzone.
Weaknesses: Size and mass for regular down RB is questionable. Limited use as senior after great junior year raises questions. More of a slasher than straight ahead runner, and lacks elite top-end speed.
Projection: With exceptional pro day could get a 7th round selection. Expect him to be invited to camp an UDFA."