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Scouting Report: Rodger Saffold

Written by Will Spencer on April 22, 2010

Rodger Saffold

Position: OT School: Indiana Height: 6’4 5/8“ Weight: 316 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 5.24 Overall Grade: 6.44 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4.5 Speed 8 5.5 Quickness/Agility 10 6.5 Strength/Explosion 10 7 Athletic Ability 8 5.5 Durability 8 6.5 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 6 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 8.5

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 8.5 Run Blocking 10 8 Awareness 8 7.5 Hand Placement 6 5.5 Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 4.5 Footwork 8 6.5 Leverage 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very experienced offensive lineman that began starting at left tackle during his freshman season. Good awareness. Uses his hands well to latch on blockers. Natural knee bender. Plays through the whistle and finishes blocks. Thick, strong build with long (read more…)

Scouting Report: Donald Butler

Written by Rob Engle on April 22, 2010

Donald Butler

Position: ILB School: Washington Height: 6’1 1/8“ Weight: 245 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.62 Overall Grade: 5.91 Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5.5 Speed 8 7 Quickness/Agility 10 9 Strength/Explosion 10 4 Athletic Ability 8 6.5 Durability 8 6.5 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 5.5 Toughness 8 4.5 Potential 10 8.5

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 3 Coverage 8 7.5 Pass Rushing 8 4 Tackling 8 6 Instincts 8 5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A very rangy linebacker. Great athleticism. Gets very deep in his drops and is tremendous in pass coverage – on one play vs. USC he ran across the field with top WR prospect Damian Williams and broke up the pass. Very fluid hips (read more…)

Scouting Report: Daniel Te’o-Nesheim

Written by Rob Engle on April 22, 2010

Daniel Te’o-Nesheim

Position: DE School: Washington Height: 6’3 1/2“ Weight: 263 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.76 Overall Grade: 5.82 Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 4.5 Quickness/Agility 10 5.5 Strength/Explosion 10 8 Athletic Ability 8 4.5 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 5.5 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 7

Defensive Line Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 6 Pass Rushing 8 6.5 Awareness 8 5 Hand Placement 8 5.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very good size for a DE/OLB. Has good length and can keep defenders at bay. Is polished in almost every aspect of the game. Anchors well against the run and doesn’t let people move him. Has good hip flexibility to bend around the corner to get to a (read more…)

Scouting Report: Rob Gronkowski

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010

Rob Gronkowski

Position: TE School: Arizona Height: 6’6 1/8" Weight: 264 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: -.– Overall Grade: 6.39 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 6 Speed 8 5.5 Quickness/Agility 10 6 Strength/Explosion 10 8.5 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 1.5 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 4 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 9.5

Tight Ends Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Blocking 8 7 Hands 8 8 Route Running/Separation 8 6.5 Red Zone Threat 8 8

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A huge target with a big frame and long arms. Natural hands catcher and almost never uses his chest. Very good run blocker and almost acts like a 6th offensive lineman. Very good athlete and fluid runner. Great redzone target and good leaping ability – he highpoints the (read more…)

Scouting Report: Brian Price

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010

Brian Price

Position: DT School: UCLA Height: 6’1 1/8“ Weight: 303 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 5.16 Overall Grade: 6.79 Draft Projection: 1st Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4 Speed 8 6 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 10 Athletic Ability 8 5.5 Durability 8 8 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 9.5

Defensive Line Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 6 Pass Rushing 8 6 Awareness 8 7 Hand Placement 8 7.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very disruptive pass rusher. Plays with great leverage and always gets under a guys pads. Explosive first step and great quickness. Always in the backfield making plays or disrupting them. Excels at the bull rush and just overpowering his man. Can anchor well against the run. Has a (read more…)

Scouting Report: Mike Iupati

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010

Mike Iupati

Position: OG School: Idaho Height: 6’5 1/8“ Weight: 331 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 5.30 Overall Grade: 6.74 Draft Projection: 1st Round

Non-position specific categories

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

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

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Tremendous size. By far the best run blocker in the draft. Incredible upper body strength. Can really dominate at times. Gets a good push in the run game and really moves people. Has a mean streak like no other (read more…)

Scouting Report: Ryan Mathews

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010

Ryan Mathews

Position: RB School: Fresno State Height: 5’11 5/8“ Weight: 218 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.48 Overall Grade: 6.76 Draft Projection: 1st Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5.5 Speed 8 7 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 9 Athletic Ability 8 6.5 Durability 8 6 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 9.5

Running Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Between the tackles 8 7.5 Outside the tackles 8 7.5 Receiving 6 5 Ball carrying 8 5.5 Vision 10 9.5 Elusiveness 8 7.5 Pass Blocking 8 6 Leg Drive 8 6.5 Break Tackle 8 5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

The size every team would like their starting tailback to be. Incredible production. Big play threat with long (read more…)

Scouting Report: Sean Lee

Written by Will Spencer on April 21, 2010

Sean Lee

Position: ILB School: Penn State Height: 6’2 1/8“ Weight: 236 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.74 Overall Grade: 6.31 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 6 Quickness/Agility 10 7.5 Strength/Explosion 10 7 Athletic Ability 8 6 Durability 8 6.5 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 6 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 8.5

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 6.5 Coverage 8 5.5 Pass Rushing 8 3 Tackling 8 7 Instincts 8 7 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 5.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Extremely smart player with high football IQ. Very hard worker; on and off the field. A leader on the field. Rarely takes false steps and a sure, reliable and fundamentally sound tackler. Not afraid to take on bigger backs head on in (read more…)

Scouting Report: Navorro Bowman

Written by Will Spencer on April 21, 2010

Navorro Bowman

Position: OLB School: Penn State Height: 6’0 1/2“ Weight: 242 lbs Class: RS-Junior 40 time: 4.73 Overall Grade: 6.06 Draft Projection: Late 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 3.5 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 6.5 Athletic Ability 8 6.5 Durability 8 5.5 Character 6 2.5 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 6.5 Potential 10 8.5

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 6.5 Coverage 8 7 Pass Rushing 8 3.5 Tackling 8 7 Instincts 8 7 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 6.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A true speed linebacker. Excellent in coverage. Quick to drop into his zone and does a nice job reading the quarterback’s eyes. Quick with good straight line speed. Good sideline-to-sideline runner. Does a nice job stopping outside the tackles runs. Instincts (read more…)

Scouting Report: Jared Odrick

Written by Will Spencer on April 21, 2010

Jared Odrick

Position: DT School: Penn State Height: 6’5″ Weight: 304 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 5.05 Overall Grade: 6.82 Draft Projection: 1st Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 6 Speed 8 6 Quickness/Agility 10 7 Strength/Explosion 10 9 Athletic Ability 8 6 Durability 8 6.5 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 5.5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 9

Defensive Line Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 7.5 Pass Rushing 8 6 Awareness 8 7 Hand Placement 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Explosive first step and good initial pop. Does a good job using his hands against blockers. Rarely is handled in a one-on-one scenario. Can shoot the gap or read and react at the line. High level of awareness. High (read more…)

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