Lacks ideal power, goes down easily and isn't a guy who can break too many tackles. Runs well and has good straight-line speed and footwork when asked to cut against the grain but isn't overly fluid in the hips. Has a tendency to lose balance and doesn't generate a great initial burst out of his breaks when trying to separate from defenders. Isn't going to be able to hold up in blitz pick-up at the next level and although he has a better feel in the pass game, isn't the type of athlete who will consistently be able to create for himself out of the backfield, as he's really loose with his routes, gears down and rounds off his breaks.
Impression: Lacks the size to hold up at the next level and doesn't have the type of athletic skill set or run instincts to make up for it."
Positive: Smallish but elusive skill player who can be used in a variety of roles. Displays terrific footwork, quickness, and elusiveness in his running. Runs with good lean, keeps his feet moving on contact, and tough to catch. Patient, waits for blocks to develop, and does a nice job bouncing around the corner and avoiding the pile. Gives effort blocking. Solid pass catcher out of the backfield.
Negative: Marginal strength in his running and easily brought down by a single defender. Does not get results blocking. Not a true breakaway threat.
Analysis: Sylvester has been very productive at Florida A&M the past four seasons as a running back and return specialist. He projects as a situational runner in the NFL and would enhance his chances of making a final roster if displays prior form as a return man."