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Scouting Report: Golden Tate

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010

Golden Tate

Position: WR School: Notre Dame Height: 5’10 1/4“ Weight: 199 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.43 Overall Grade: 6.31 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4 Speed 8 7 Quickness/Agility 10 6 Strength/Explosion 10 9 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 7

Wide Receiver Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Route Running 10 7.5 Hands 10 5 Blocking 4 3.5 Short Routes 8 6 Deep Routes 8 6.5 Elusiveness/YAC 8 7.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very physical receiver. Made a lot of big plays and was Jimmy Clausen’s favorite target in an offense with other talented players. Great after the catch and has a running backs mentality. Pretty good route runner but he looks stiff on some (read more…)

Scouting Report: Jimmy Clausen

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010

Jimmy Clausen

Position: QB School: Notre Dame Height: 6’2 1/2" Weight: 222 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: -.– Overall Grade: 6.74 Draft Projection: First Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4.5 Speed 8 5 Quickness/Agility 10 7 Strength/Explosion 10 6.5 Athletic Ability 8 6.5 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 4 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 10

Quarterback Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Decision Making 10 9 Arm Strength 7 7 Accuracy 10 6.5 Mechanics/Footwork 7 7 Mobility 6 4 Release Quickness 8 8

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very strong arm. Good basic mechanics and footwork. Extremely quick release with a high release point. Has the ability to change his release point if necessary. Became an excellent decision maker his senior year. Played in a pro-style offense and had excellent (read more…)

Scouting Report: Bruce Campbell

Written by Will Spencer on April 21, 2010

Bruce Campbell

Position: OT School: Maryland Height: 6’6 3/8“ Weight: 314 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.78 Overall Grade: 6.21 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 6 Speed 8 8 Quickness/Agility 10 9.5 Strength/Explosion 10 8 Athletic Ability 8 8 Durability 8 5 Character 6 4.5 Production/Experience 6 3 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 9

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 7.5 Run Blocking 10 6 Awareness 8 5 Hand Placement 6 5 Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 5 Footwork 8 6 Leverage 8 4

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Extremely athletic tackle with high upside. Finesse blocker that has the ability to handle the outside speed rush. Gets set and into his kick slide quickly after the snap. Has the ability to get outside for the screen pass. (read more…)

Scouting Report: Jon Asamoah

Written by Will Spencer on April 21, 2010

Jon Asamoah

Position: OG School: Illinois Height: 6’4″ Weight: 305 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: -.– Overall Grade: 6.47 Draft Projection: 2nd 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 Durability 8 7 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 6 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 7.5

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 7.5 Run Blocking 10 7 Awareness 8 8 Hand Placement 6 5.5 Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 5 Footwork 8 7 Leverage 8 6.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very smart and cerebral blocker. Reportedly scored a 36 on his Wonderlic test. Plays with leverage. Good hand placement and keeps a wide base. Has a mean streak and finishes blocks. Excellent foot work and appears athletic on film. Good (read more…)

Scouting Report: Arrelious Benn

Written by Will Spencer on April 21, 2010

Arrelious Benn

Position: WR School: Illinois Height: 6’1″ Weight: 219 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.56 Overall Grade: 6.34 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 5.5 Quickness/Agility 10 7.5 Strength/Explosion 10 8.5 Athletic Ability 8 6 Durability 8 7 Character 6 5.5 Production/Experience 6 3.5 Toughness 8 7.5 Potential 10 9

Wide Receiver Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Route Running 10 7 Hands 10 8 Blocking 4 3 Short Routes 8 6.5 Deep Routes 8 6.5 Elusiveness/YAC 8 5.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A very tough, physical receiver. Catches with his hands, which appear to be strong. Catches the ball at it’s highest point and not afraid to fight with defender for possession. Works the middle of the field well and unafraid of contact. A threat after (read more…)

Scouting Report: Toby Gerhart

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010

Toby Gerhart

Position: RB School: Stanford Height: 6’0″ Weight: 231 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.56 Overall Grade: 6.71 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 6 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 5.5 Strength/Explosion 10 9.5 Athletic Ability 8 6.5 Durability 8 6 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 5.5 Toughness 8 7.5 Potential 10 3

Running Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Between the tackles 8 7.5 Outside the tackles 8 6 Receiving 6 3 Ball carrying 8 7.5 Vision 10 9 Elusiveness 8 1.5 Pass Blocking 8 5.5 Leg Drive 8 8 Break Tackle 8 8

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Perfect size for a power back. Very powerful and prefers to run people over. Underrated speed and quickness. Insane leg drive and ability to move a pile – is (read more…)

Scouting Report: Anthony McCoy

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010

Anthony McCoy

Position: TE School: USC Height: 6’4 1/2" Weight: 259 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.73 Overall Grade: 6.07 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5.5 Speed 8 5.5 Quickness/Agility 10 7 Strength/Explosion 10 6 Athletic Ability 8 6.5 Durability 8 6.5 Character 6 3 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 9

Tight Ends Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Blocking 8 7 Hands 8 7 Route Running/Separation 8 6 Red Zone Threat 8 5.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Terrific height and weight distribution with room to grow. Seems to have natural hands. Decent route runner but could do a lot better. Pretty athletic and fluid. Very underrated blocker and possibly the best of the top tight end prospects. Good in run after the catch and will (read more…)

Scouting Report: Joe McKnight

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010

Joe McKnight

Position: RB School: USC Height: 5’11 3/8" Weight: 198 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.45 Overall Grade: 5.79 Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Running Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Between the tackles 8 4.5 Outside the tackles 8 7 Receiving 6 5 Ball carrying 8 6.5 Vision 10 9 Elusiveness 8 7 Pass Blocking 8 5.5 Leg Drive 8 3 Break Tackle 8 3

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Shifty back. Good long speed and playmaking ability. Good receiver. Good lateral agility and vision – quick cuts. Very productive in his short career. Very elusive and tough (read more…)

Scouting Report: Damian Williams

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010

Damian Williams

Position: WR School: USC Height: 6’0 5/8“ Weight: 197 lbs Class: RS-Junior 40 time: 4.55 Overall Grade: 6.22 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4 Speed 8 5.5 Quickness/Agility 10 7.5 Strength/Explosion 10 7 Athletic Ability 8 6.5 Durability 8 4 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 6.5 Potential 10 6.5

Wide Receiver Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Route Running 10 10 Hands 10 9 Blocking 4 1 Short Routes 8 8 Deep Routes 8 7.5 Elusiveness/YAC 8 6.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Excellent route runner. Good hands. Strong and physical after the catch. Very reliable and understands the game well. Can beat the jam at the line. Very safe pick. Looks fluid and athletic when running. Can contribute as a punt returner.

Weaknesses

Not (read more…)

Scouting Report: Everson Griffen

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010

Everson Griffen

Position: DE School: USC Height: 6’3 3/8“ Weight: 273 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.70 Overall Grade: 6.62 Draft Projection: 1st-2nd Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5.5 Speed 8 6 Quickness/Agility 10 6.5 Strength/Explosion 10 6.5 Athletic Ability 8 7.5 Durability 8 6.5 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 4 Toughness 8 5.5 Potential 10 8

Defensive Line Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 5.5 Pass Rushing 8 6.5 Awareness 8 7 Hand Placement 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A phenomenal athlete. Good height and weight distribution. Got pressure on most QB’s. Has experience standing up and dropping in to coverage. Good variety of pass rush moves. Has a nice initial punch on offensive linemen.

Weaknesses

Inconsistent first step. Very lazy. More of a straight (read more…)

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