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: 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…)

Scouting Report: Dan Williams

April 12, 2010

Dan Williams

Position: DT School: Tennessee Height: 6’2″ Weight: 327 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 5.17 Overall Grade: 6.93 Draft Projection: Mid-Late 1st Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

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

Defensive Line Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 8 Pass Rushing 8 5.5 Awareness 8 7 Hand Placement 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very stout against the run. Keeps his base wide and uses his lower body strength to anchor the defensive line. Rarely is handled with one blocker. Keeps his eyes up and finds the ball carrier. A sound tackler. Has (read more…)

Scouting Report: Major Wright

April 6, 2010

Major Wright

Position: S School: Florida Height: 5’11 1/2“ Weight: 206 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.48 Overall Grade: 5.82 Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 7 Quickness/Agility 10 7.5 Strength/Explosion 10 6 Athletic Ability 8 6 Durability 8 7 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 5 Potential 10 7

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 6 Man Coverage 10 7 Zone Coverage 10 8 Tackling 6 4 Run Stopping 6 3 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 5.5 Physicality 6 4.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A true center-field safety that has decent range. Wright has above average ball skills. Good closing speed. Hips appear to be fluid and change of direction is not a problem. Can put a big hit on the (read more…)

Scouting Report: Jermaine Cunningham

April 6, 2010

Jermaine Cunningham

Position: DE School: Florida Height: 6’3 3/8“ Weight: 266 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: -.– Overall Grade: 5.54 Draft Projection: 4th Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 6 Quickness/Agility 10 7 Strength/Explosion 10 6 Athletic Ability 8 5.5 Durability 8 7 Character 6 3 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 7

Defensive Line Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 4 Pass Rushing 8 6.5 Awareness 8 4 Hand Placement 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very quick first step. Shows great pursuit and does a nice job chasing down the play. Quick around the corner and knows how to get to the quarterback. Was used to drop into coverage on multiple occasions at Florida and seemed comfortable doing so. Good lateral movement. High (read more…)

Scouting Report: Brandon James

April 6, 2010

Brandon James

Position: RB School: Florida Height: 5’6 3/8" Weight: 176 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.42 Overall Grade: 5.03 Draft Projection: Late round / UDFA

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 2 Speed 8 7 Quickness/Agility 10 8 Strength/Explosion 10 6.5 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 6 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 5.5 Toughness 8 6.5 Potential 10 5

Running Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Between the tackles 8 2 Outside the tackles 8 5.5 Receiving 6 4 Ball carrying 8 4 Vision 10 8 Elusiveness 8 6.5 Pass Blocking 8 2 Leg Drive 8 2 Break Tackle 8 2

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A very speedy back with great abilities as a return man. Good vision. Identifies a seam quickly, plants foot and streaks forward. Good body control. Displayed (read more…)

Scouting Report: Riley Cooper

April 6, 2010

Riley Cooper

Position: WR School: Florida Height: 6’3 3/8" Weight: 222 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.54 Overall Grade: 5.81 Draft Projection: Late 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Wide Receiver Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Route Running 10 8.5 Hands 10 8.5 Blocking 4 2 Short Routes 8 7 Deep Routes 8 7 Elusiveness/YAC 8 3

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Not afraid to work the middle of the field and not afraid to take a hit. Doesn’t lose concentration on the ball when the hit is coming. Can make some acrobatic catches and does a nice job getting the ball at it’s (read more…)

Scouting Report: Aaron Hernandez

April 6, 2010

Aaron Hernandez

Position: TE School: Florida Height: 6’2 3/8" Weight: 245 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.56 Overall Grade: 6.36 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4 Speed 8 7 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 7 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 8 Character 6 4.5 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 8

Tight Ends Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Blocking 8 2 Hands 8 8 Route Running/Separation 8 7.5 Red Zone Threat 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

An excellent pass catcher. Does a nice job getting the ball at the highest point and has good control of his body. Uses his hands to catch and rarely lets a ball get into his body. Has the speed to create separation against most inside coverage. Very good (read more…)

Scouting Report: Jamar Chaney

April 6, 2010

Jamar Chaney

Position: LB School: Mississippi State Height: 6’0 3/4" Weight: 242 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.54 Overall Grade: 5.94 Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4 Speed 8 7.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 5.5 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 5 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 6 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 7

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 5 Coverage 8 7 Pass Rushing 8 3 Tackling 8 5 Instincts 8 5.5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very quick and excellent straight line speed. Does an outstanding job in zone coverage. A true speed linebacker. Flows to the ball well. Instincts are slightly above average but Chaney has shown consistent development in this area. High motor player that doesn’t (read more…)

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