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: 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…)

Scouting Report: Anthony Dixon

April 6, 2010

Anthony Dixon

Position: RB School: Mississippi State Height: 6’0 3/4" Weight: 233 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.68 Overall Grade: 5.74 Draft Projection: 3rd/4th Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories

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

Running Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Between the tackles 8 7 Outside the tackles 8 3.5 Receiving 6 4 Ball carrying 8 6.5 Vision 10 7 Elusiveness 8 3 Pass Blocking 8 5 Leg Drive 8 7.5 Break Tackle 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Big, powerful back that takes on tacklers with ease. Solid between the tackles runner. A true downhill type. Can hit the crease and runs with a (read more…)

Report from UConn Pro Day

March 25, 2010

3-25-10 A cool and windy day made it nice to be indoors at Connecticut’s new indoor practice facility. By my count, there were 21 teams present at the event, including the Bears, Browns, Bucs, Chargers, Chiefs, Colts, Dolphins, Eagles, Falcons, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, Packers, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, Ravens, Saints, Seahawks and Titans. Teams that sent multiple scouts to the workout were the Jets (3), Panthers (2) and Seahawks (2), which could mean they have an interest in a particular player. The Hartford Colonials of the UFL were also represented by 4 scouts and their head coach, Chris Palmer. Players that participated in the event were Desi Cullen (P), Brandon Dillon (DT), Andre Dixon (RB), Marcus Easley (WR), Mike Hicks (OT), Brad Kanuch (WR), Robert McClain (CB), Dan Ryan (OT), Robert Vaughn (S) and Lindsay Witten (DE). The workout also included 2 UConn players that graduated in the previous year, (read more…)

Scouting Report: Joe Haden

March 23, 2010

Joe Haden

Position: CB School: Florida Height: 5’10 3/4" Weight: 193 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.58 Overall Grade: 7.29 Draft Projection: First Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 9 Strength/Explosion 10 9 Athletic Ability 8 7.5 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 5.5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 10

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 9 Man Coverage 10 9.5 Zone Coverage 10 8 Tackling 6 5.5 Run Stopping 6 5.5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7.5 Physicality 6 5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Excellent in man coverage with elite ball skills. Also very solid in zone coverage. Flips his hips well. Fluid in change of direction while losing little to no (read more…)

Scouting Report: Maurkice Pouncey

March 22, 2010

Maurkice Pouncey

Position: C School: Florida Height: 6’4 1/8" Weight: 304 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 5.15 Overall Grade: 7.21 Draft Projection: First round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 6 Speed 8 7 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 9 Athletic Ability 8 6 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 9.5

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 9 Run Blocking 10 9 Awareness 8 7.5 Hand Placement 6 5.5 Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 5 Footwork 8 8 Leverage 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Smart and instinctive blocker. Identifies blitzers well and does a nice job making the calls for the offensive line. Has experience playing both right guard and center but could play (read more…)

Scouting Report: Sean Weatherspoon

March 22, 2010

Sean Weatherspoon

Position: LB School: Missouri Height: 6’1 1/4" Weight: 239 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.68 Overall Grade: 7.25 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 9 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 6 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 10

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 7 Coverage 8 7 Pass Rushing 8 5 Tackling 8 8 Instincts 8 7.5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

An absolute tackle machine. Weatherspoon reads his keys well and flows to the ball effectively. Does a nice job wading through trash to get to the ball carrier. Reads blocks and fills holes very (read more…)

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