Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America.


Scouting Report: Greg Matthews

February 13, 2010

Greg Matthews

Position: WR School: Michigan Height: 6’3" Weight: 207 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: – Overall Grade: 5.31 Draft Projection: Late Round Pick

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 6 Speed 8 5 Quickness/Agility 10 6 Strength/Explosion 10 6.5 Athletic Ability 8 5 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 3.5 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 5

Wide Receiver Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Route Running 10 6 Hands 10 7 Blocking 4 3 Short Routes 8 5.5 Deep Routes 8 5 Elusiveness/YAC 8 4

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Big receiver with a lot of experience. Still has potential because he was never really given a shot at Michigan do to shoddy QB play. Has decent hands and will make most catches. Good body control.

Weaknesses

Very raw and routes aren’t (read more…)

Scouting Report: Zoltan Mesko

February 13, 2010

Zoltan Mesko

Position: Punter School: Michigan Height: 6’4 1/2“ Weight: 240 lbs Class: RS Senior 40 time: – Overall Grade: 5.33 Draft Projection: Late Rounder

Kicker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Punt Power 7 6 Punt Accuracy 7 6.5 Kickoffs 4 3.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Great size, even for a punter (not that it matters). Extremely accurate, and can still boot the ball with the best of them. Has a lot of experience as a punter, holder, and kickoff specialist. Most of his kickoffs (89%) went into the endzone. His name: who doesn’t like a guy named Zoltan?

Weaknesses

Punt power isn’t always consistent, but it’s definitely better than average. Should have made the extra 11% of his kickoffs in the end zone (joking).

Analysis

Has the best name in the draft, and isn’t too (read more…)

Scouting Report: Stevie Brown

February 13, 2010

Stevie Brown

Position: Safety School: Michigan Height: 6’0″ Weight: 211 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: – Overall Grade: 4.47 Draft Projection: UDFA

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 4 Quickness/Agility 10 4.5 Strength/Explosion 10 6 Athletic Ability 8 4 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 4 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 3.5

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 6 Man Coverage 10 4.5 Zone Coverage 10 4.5 Tackling 6 4.5 Run Stopping 6 4.5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 3 Physicality 6 4

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A hard worker and good situational player. Brown probably won’t ever start in the NFL but he can be a great Special Teams player and possibly a nickel/dime back with a creative defensive coordinator. He made the transition from (read more…)

Scouting Report: Brandon Minor

January 28, 2010

Brandon Minor

Position: RB School: Michigan Height: 6’0" Weight: 214 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: – Overall Grade: 5.29 Draft Projection: Late Rounder

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4 Speed 8 6 Quickness/Agility 10 7 Strength/Explosion 10 5.5 Athletic Ability 8 6 Durability 8 7 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 3.5 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 4

Running Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Between the tackles 8 6 Outside the tackles 8 6 Receiving 6 2 Ball carrying 8 4.5 Vision 10 6.5 Elusiveness 8 8 Pass Blocking 8 6.5 Leg Drive 8 4.5 Break Tackle 8 5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Is pretty good at most aspects of the game, and offers some potential on Special Teams. Good speed and has a little bit of burst and can outrun defensive (read more…)

Scouting Report: Donovan Warren

January 28, 2010

Donovan Warren

Position: CB School: Michigan Height: 5’11 1/2“ Weight: 193 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.64 Overall Grade: 5.59 Draft Projection: 4th Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 5 Quickness/Agility 10 6.5 Strength/Explosion 10 6 Athletic Ability 8 6 Durability 8 7 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 4 Potential 10 7.5

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 7 Man Coverage 10 7.5 Zone Coverage 10 8 Tackling 6 3 Run Stopping 6 3 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 6.5 Physicality 6 2.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Warren is a very experienced CB with a lot of talent. He has seen extensive action since his freshman season. He has very good hips and can turn and run with any receiver. Excels in zone coverage (read more…)

Scouting Report: Brandon Graham

January 10, 2010

Brandon Graham

Position: DE/OLB School: Michigan Height: 6’1 3/8" Weight: 268 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.72 Overall Grade: 6.94 Draft Projection: First round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8 Strength/Explosion 10 9.5 Athletic Ability 8 6.5 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 6 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 9.5

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 7.5 Coverage 8 4.5 Pass Rushing 8 8 Tackling 8 7.5 Instincts 8 6 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very disruptive pass rusher. Usually occupied two blockers and can beat double teams. Very strong, especially in the lower body, and will break through double teams. Was very good in run support for the Wolverines (read more…)

Mock Draft v2.0

January 7, 2010

This week I’m taking you through my first mock of the season, and the second official mock for Draft Breakdown. Click here to check it out!

Player to Watch for: QB Zac Dysert

October 8, 2009

Zac Dysert

QB – Miami (OH) Redshirt Freshman

Two weeks ago, the Miami University RedHawks made a significant quarterback change, switching out redshirt senior Daniel Raudabaugh for redshirt freshman Zac Dysert. Raudabaugh, the starting quarterback for the RedHawks since 2007, was replaced after going 0-3 with 2 Touchdowns, 5 Interceptions and a 53% completion percentage.

It isn’t common for a senior to be benched for a freshman, especially at quarterback. But after starting 0-3 and not showing any signs of improvement, first year Head Coach Mike Haywood decided to build for the future by starting the young gunslinger. Since then, Miami is 0-2. On the plus side, Dysert completed 64% of his passes in those games with 2 TD’s and 4 INT’s, while also adding 99 yards on the ground.

Dysert isn’t lighting the world on fire, statistically, but from watching him play, you can see (read more…)

Player on the Rise: Lindsey Witten

September 21, 2009

Lindsey Witten

DE – Connecticut Senior

A player that has been rising up many draft boards recently is UConn’s DE Lindsey Witten. Witten had 6 sacks over the first two weeks of the season and was consistently in the backfield of his opponents, Ohio and North Carolina. Witten went up against Baylor this past weekend despite showing flu-like symptoms earlier in the week. He wasn’t able to get a sack on the elusive Robert Griffin, but he still had a couple of pressures and three tackles. Witten was overshadowed by players like second-round pick Cody Brown last year, but he has come on really strong so far and his stock is on the rise. He has decent size at 6-4 and 250 pounds, good speed around the edge, and superb pass-rushing moves, so scouts could look at him as a possible 3-4 rush linebacker. We will be keeping (read more…)

2009 Season Preview: Defense

September 14, 2009

Highlighted by the Defensive Tackle position, the 2010 Defensive Class is very top heavy. There doesn’t appear to be a whole lot of depth past the first couple of rounds. Luckily, there are quite a few talented Underclassmen that are expected to declare, which could make the first two rounds the most talented in the past five years. This preview will look mainly at the DEFENSIVE SENIORS.

Defensive Ends-

Carlos Dunlap (Florida) is a junior but still probably the best DE of this class, possessing tremendous size, speed, and strength. For the seniors, though, the group is led by Greg Hardy (Ole Miss) and Corey Wooten (Northwestern). Both are well-rounded defensive ends that will push for first round spots.

Draft Breakdown Top 10

1. Greg Hardy | Ole Miss 2. Corey Wooten | Northwestern 3. Brandon Graham | Michigan 4. George Selvie | (read more…)

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