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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…)

Scouting Report: Kyle McCarthy

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010

Kyle McCarthy

Position: S School: Notre Dame Height: 6’0″ Weight: 205 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.63 Overall Grade: 5.32 Draft Projection: 4th Round

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 6 Durability 8 5 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 2.5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 7.5

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 6 Man Coverage 10 3.5 Zone Coverage 10 8 Tackling 6 5.5 Run Stopping 6 6 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 5.5 Physicality 6 5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A very good athlete. Excellent run defender and isn’t afraid to come up and fill the hole. Gets off of blocks well. A very technically sound and aggressive tackler. Good ball skills and and anticipation. Very cerebral (read more…)

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…)

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