Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.


Scouting Report: Dez Bryant

April 14, 2010

Dez Bryant

Position: WR School: Oklahoma State Height: 6’2″ Weight: 225 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.52 Overall Grade: 7.03 Draft Projection: First Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5.5 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 9 Athletic Ability 8 8 Durability 8 8 Character 6 3.5 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 10

Wide Receiver Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Route Running 10 7.5 Hands 10 9.5 Blocking 4 2 Short Routes 8 7 Deep Routes 8 7 Elusiveness/YAC 8 7.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

An absolute play maker at the wide receiver position. Does a great job going up and getting the ball at it’s highest point. Good body control. Will get physical and fight for the ball in the air with the defender. Big, physical guy (read more…)

Scouting Report: Anthony Davis

April 14, 2010

Anthony Davis

Position: OT School: Rutgers Height: 6’5″ Weight: 323 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 5.40 Overall Grade: 6.82 Draft Projection: Late 1st Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 6 Speed 8 6 Quickness/Agility 10 9 Strength/Explosion 10 8 Athletic Ability 8 7.5 Durability 8 8 Character 6 3 Production/Experience 6 5.5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 9.5

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 8.5 Run Blocking 10 7 Awareness 8 7 Hand Placement 6 5 Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 5 Footwork 8 7 Leverage 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very athletic offensive lineman. A true finesse type blocker. Gets out of his stance quickly and into his kick slide with ease. Footwork is above average and seems light on his feet. Uses long arms (34″) to lock onto (read more…)

Scouting Report: Devin McCourty

April 14, 2010

Devin McCourty

Position: CB School: Rutgers Height: 5’10 3/4“ Weight: 193 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.41 Overall Grade: 7.12 Draft Projection: First Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 7 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 8 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 8 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 10

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 8.5 Man Coverage 10 8.5 Zone Coverage 10 8.5 Tackling 6 5 Run Stopping 6 5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7.5 Physicality 6 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Perhaps the most fluid of all the corners in this draft. McCourty flips his hips seemingly without losing speed. Footwork and backpedal is very smooth. Change of direction (read more…)

Help keep Draft Breakdown 100% free!

April 13, 2010

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Draft week Best Buy/iTunes gift card contest

April 13, 2010

The Draft is almost here, so why not cash in while visiting your favorite NFL Draft site? Draft Breakdown is trying to reach 1000 Twitter followers and 500 Facebook fans by the final day of the draft, but we need your help! Refer friends to become followers on our Twitter site or fans on Facebook and you could win big! The person that refers the most people to either Twitter or Facebook will receive a $50 gift card to Best Buy or iTunes. The person who refers the 2nd most Twitter followers or Facebook fans will receive a $25 Best Buy or iTunes gift card. Now we don’t want to leave out all of the new followers/fans of the site, so we’ll be giving away a special Draft Breakdown gift to 25 random Twitter followers or Facebook fans as well! (read more…)

Scouting Report: Kyle Wilson

April 13, 2010

Kyle Wilson

Position: CB School: Boise State Height: 5’10″ Weight: 195 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.43 Overall Grade: 7.12 Draft Projection: First Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 7 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 8.5 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 8 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 10

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 8.5 Man Coverage 10 8.5 Zone Coverage 10 8.5 Tackling 6 4.5 Run Stopping 6 4.5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7.5 Physicality 6 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very physical corner. Almost seems to enjoy contact with the receiver at times. Does a tremendous job anticipating routes and knows how to jump in and break up (read more…)

Scouting Report: Chris Scott

April 13, 2010

Chris Scott

Position: OG School: Tennessee Height: 6’4 5/8" Weight: 319 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 5.49 Overall Grade: 5.59 Draft Projection: Fourth Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 4 Quickness/Agility 10 5.5 Strength/Explosion 10 6.5 Athletic Ability 8 5.5 Durability 8 8 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 7

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 6.5 Run Blocking 10 7 Awareness 8 5 Hand Placement 6 4 Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 4 Footwork 8 3 Leverage 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Plays with a wide base and does a nice job keeping leverage. Handles straight line blocking in the run game well. Plays with a mean streak. Long arms (34 1/8“). Displays some quickness when pulling or getting to the (read more…)

Scouting Report: Rico McCoy

April 13, 2010

Rico McCoy

Position: LB School: Tennessee Height: 5’11 1/8" Weight: 216 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: -.– Overall Grade: 5.06 Draft Projection: Late Rounder/UDFA

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 2 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8 Strength/Explosion 10 5 Athletic Ability 8 7.5 Durability 8 7 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 4 Toughness 8 4 Potential 10 5

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 3 Coverage 8 6 Pass Rushing 8 2 Tackling 8 3 Instincts 8 6 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very quick linebacker that can run sideline to sideline. Once he diagnoses the play, he flows to the ball quickly and can shed blocks along the way. A true finesse/speed linebacker. Knows his role on the defense and stays home when he’s supposed (read more…)

Scouting Report: Montario Hardesty

April 13, 2010

Montario Hardesty

Position: RB School: Tennessee Height: 5’11 3/4" Weight: 225 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.49 Overall Grade: 5.97 Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 6 Quickness/Agility 10 7 Strength/Explosion 10 8 Athletic Ability 8 6 Durability 8 2 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 2.5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 7.5

Running Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Between the tackles 8 7 Outside the tackles 8 6 Receiving 6 4 Ball carrying 8 6.5 Vision 10 9 Elusiveness 8 4.5 Pass Blocking 8 5 Leg Drive 8 7.5 Break Tackle 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A very strong runner that keeps his legs moving. Doesn’t go down on initial contact and always seems to fall forward. Good balance and body control. Vision is (read more…)

2 Round Mock Draft – April 13th

April 13, 2010

The Redskins made a huge move to get Donovan McNabb, Jimmy Clausen has his pro day and Santonio Holmes is traded to the Jets. See how Will Spencer thinks this will affect the draft in his latest mock.

1. St. Louis Rams Sam Bradford – QB – Oklahoma

Now that the option of trading for McNabb is off the table (if it was ever ON the table), the Rams have to look to the quarterback position. It’s my belief that the Rams should go with the best player in the draft here (Ndamukong Suh) and take Colt McCoy in round 2. However, this mock isn’t what I think SHOULD happen, it’s what I think is LIKELY to happen. St. Louis can’t afford to come out of this draft without a quarterback so why not get the best one? Last year, the Rams grabbed their franchise left tackle, so (read more…)

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