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Scouting Report: Ben Tate

Written by Will Spencer on April 23, 2010

Scouting Report: Ben Tate

Ben Tate

Position: RB School: Auburn Height: 5’11″ Weight: 220 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.44 Overall Grade: 6.11 Draft Projection: 2nd-3rd Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5.5 Speed 8 7 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 6 Athletic Ability 8 6.5 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 6.5 Potential 10 7.5

Running Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Between the tackles 8 5 Outside the tackles 8 7 Receiving 6 4 Ball carrying 8 4 Vision 10 7.5 Elusiveness 8 6 Pass Blocking 8 6 Leg Drive 8 5.5 Break Tackle 8 5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very quick with excellent straight line speed. Ideal size and bulk. A downhill runner that hits the crease as soon as he sees it. Likes to bounce outside (read more…)

Scouting Report: T.J. Ward

Written by Rob Engle on April 23, 2010

Scouting Report: T.J. Ward

T.J. Ward

Position: S School: Oregon Height: 5’10 1/2“ Weight: 211 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.59 Overall Grade: 5.88 Draft Projection: 2nd-3rd Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories

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

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 3 Man Coverage 10 9 Zone Coverage 10 6.5 Tackling 6 5 Run Stopping 6 5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 5.5 Physicality 6 5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Physical safety. Good size, but some teams probably wish he was a little taller. Has good hip rotation and when he came to Oregon they were going to put him at corner. Is excellent in man (read more…)

Scouting Report: Brandon Ghee

Written by Will Spencer on April 23, 2010

Scouting Report: Brandon Ghee

Brandon Ghee

Position: CB School: Wake Forest Height: 5’11 5/8“ Weight: 192 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.40 Overall Grade: 5.94 Draft Projection: 2nd-3rd Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories

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

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 7.5 Man Coverage 10 7 Zone Coverage 10 8 Tackling 6 4.5 Run Stopping 6 3 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 5.5 Physicality 6 5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Excellent size and speed. Can be physical with the receivers and redirect them off the line. Above average ball skills and has long arms (32 1/2“). Decent hips and can change directions without loosing much (read more…)

Scouting Report: Ed Dickson

Written by Rob Engle on April 22, 2010

Scouting Report: Ed Dickson

Ed Dickson

Position: TE School: Oregon Height: 6’4 1/8" Weight: 229 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.66 Overall Grade: 6.04 Draft Projection: 2nd-3rd Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories

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

Tight Ends Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Blocking 8 4.5 Hands 8 7.5 Route Running/Separation 8 6 Red Zone Threat 8 5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very athletic tight end with good size. Natural hands catcher. Very fluid and a natural runner. Very good after the catch and is very elusive for a guy his size. Has the speed to be a vertical threat and stretch the middle of the field. Decent blocker. (read more…)

Scouting Report: J.D. Walton

Written by Rob Engle on April 22, 2010

Scouting Report: J.D. Walton

J.D. Walton

Position: C School: Baylor Height: 6’2 5/8“ Weight: 300 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 5.22 Overall Grade: 6.59 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4.5 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8 Strength/Explosion 10 8.5 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 6 Toughness 8 7.5 Potential 10 5.5

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

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A real technician. Very tough. Has a mean streak and ability to wear people down. Good cut blocker. Very good pass protector with a solid base, quick feet, strong hands and punch. Good balance and doesn’t get out of (read more…)

Scouting Report: Vladimir Ducasse

Written by Rob Engle on April 22, 2010

Scouting Report: Vladimir Ducasse

Vladimir Ducasse

Position: OT/OG School: UMass Height: 6’4 3/8“ Weight: 332 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 5.26 Overall Grade: 6.12 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 6 Speed 8 4 Quickness/Agility 10 6.5 Strength/Explosion 10 9.5 Athletic Ability 8 4.5 Durability 8 7 Character 6 5.5 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 9

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 7 Run Blocking 10 8.5 Awareness 8 6.5 Hand Placement 6 3 Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 3.5 Footwork 8 5 Leverage 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Ducasse’s biggest strength, is his strength. He’s a huge guy with great weight distribution and strength. Dominated the D1AA competition. Terrific run blocker who gets good leverage and gets good push. Has good knee bend and he knows not (read more…)

Scouting Report: Chris Cook

Written by Will Spencer on April 22, 2010

Scouting Report: Chris Cook

Chris Cook

Position: CB School: Virginia Height: 6’2″ Weight: 212 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.44 Overall Grade: 6.82 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 8.5 Man Coverage 10 8 Zone Coverage 10 8 Tackling 6 4.5 Run Stopping 6 4.5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7 Physicality 6 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A very physical corner. Tremendous size for the position. Well above average speed and athleticism. Flips hips and changes directions easily. Aggressive with receivers. Does a nice job playing up on the line and redirecting the receivers route. (read more…)

Scouting Report: Patrick Robinson

Written by Will Spencer on April 22, 2010

Scouting Report: Patrick Robinson

Patrick Robinson

Position: CB School: Florida State Height: 5’11 1/4“ Weight: 190 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.47 Overall Grade: 6.35 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5.5 Speed 8 7 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 8 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 7 Character 6 3 Production/Experience 6 3 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 8.5

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 7.5 Man Coverage 10 8.5 Zone Coverage 10 8 Tackling 6 4.5 Run Stopping 6 4 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7.5 Physicality 6 3.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very quick and athletic. Smooth backpedal and good footwork. Flips hips and changes directions easily. Can run with most wide receivers without allowing separation. When in zone coverage, can read the QB’s eyes while keeping an (read more…)

Scouting Report: Rodger Saffold

Written by Will Spencer on April 22, 2010

Scouting Report: Rodger Saffold

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

Scouting Report: Donald Butler

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…)

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