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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…)

Scouting Report: Charles Brown

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010

Charles Brown

Position: OT School: USC Height: 6’5 3/8" Weight: 303 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 5.25 Overall Grade: 6.91 Draft Projection: 1st Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 9 Strength/Explosion 10 8.5 Athletic Ability 8 7.5 Durability 8 7 Character 6 4.5 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 9

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

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

An outstanding pass protector. Very light, nimble feet with a very good kick slide and a technically sound base. Keeps elbows in in pass protection. Uses his extremely long arms (35 1/4) and large hands (11 3/8) well to (read more…)

Scouting Report: Nate Allen

Written by Will Spencer on April 20, 2010

Nate Allen

Position: S School: South Florida Height: 6’0 1/2" Weight: 207 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: -.– Overall Grade: 6.68 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Defensive Back Specific Categories

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

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very fluid athlete. Flips his hips and changes directions with ease. Physical with receivers. Will fight for the ball while it’s in the air. Not afraid of contact and a willing tackler. High quality instincts and (read more…)

Scouting Report: Carlton Mitchell

Written by Will Spencer on April 20, 2010

Carlton Mitchell

Position: WR School: South Florida Height: 6’2 7/8“ Weight: 215 lbs Class: RS-Junior 40 time: 4.47 Overall Grade: 5.97 Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5.5 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8 Strength/Explosion 10 5 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 7 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 3 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 8

Wide Receiver Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Route Running 10 6.5 Hands 10 7 Blocking 4 3 Short Routes 8 5.5 Deep Routes 8 5.5 Elusiveness/YAC 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Explosive athlete with great speed. Very quick and has some shiftiness. Not afraid to work the middle of the field. Can make some acrobatic catches. Does a nice job after the catch and can break some tackles against corners. Great leaping ability. (read more…)

Scouting Report: George Selvie

Written by Will Spencer on April 20, 2010

George Selvie

Position: DE School: South Florida Height: 6’4 3/8“ Weight: 252 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.96 Overall Grade: 5.64 Draft Projection: 4th Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Defensive Line Specific Categories

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

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Smart and experienced defensive end. Selvie was a four year starter at South Florida. Does a nice job finding the ball and in pursuit. Above average awareness. Good hand placement. Reliable tackler. High motor and high character. Plays with leverage and good body control. Shows the ability (read more…)

Scouting Report: Jason Pierre-Paul

Written by Will Spencer on April 20, 2010

Jason Pierre-Paul

Position: DE School: South Florida Height: 6’4 3/4“ Weight: 270 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.72 Overall Grade: 6.82 Draft Projection: First Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5.5 Speed 8 7.5 Quickness/Agility 10 9 Strength/Explosion 10 8.5 Athletic Ability 8 8 Durability 8 8 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 2.5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 10

Defensive Line Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 3.5 Pass Rushing 8 7.5 Awareness 8 5.5 Hand Placement 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Explosive first step. Very quick around the edge. Has a wide array of pass rush moves. Ultra-athletic. Does a nice job extending long arms (34 3/4“) and keeping the blocker at a distance. Changes directions while rushing at ease. High motor. Does a nice job in pursuit. (read more…)

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