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Scouting Report: Jermaine Gresham

Written by Will Spencer on April 14, 2010

Jermaine Gresham

Position: TE School: Oklahoma Height: 6’5 1/4" Weight: 261 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.71 Overall Grade: 6.93 Draft Projection: Late 1st 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 8.5 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 6 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 5.5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 10

Tight Ends Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Blocking 8 5 Hands 8 7.5 Route Running/Separation 8 7.5 Red Zone Threat 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Ideal combination of size and speed. Seems very natural as a tight end. Doesn’t fight the ball when catching. Soft, reliable hands. Unafraid to catch in traffic. Can break tackles and make people miss after the catch. Very productive when healthy and always seems to be in (read more…)

Scouting Report: Dez Bryant

Written by Will Spencer on April 14, 2010

Dez Bryant

Position: WR School: Oklahoma State Height: 6’2″ Weight: 225 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.52 Overall Grade: 7.03 Draft Projection: First Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5.5 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 9 Athletic Ability 8 8 Durability 8 8 Character 6 3.5 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 10

Wide Receiver Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Route Running 10 7.5 Hands 10 9.5 Blocking 4 2 Short Routes 8 7 Deep Routes 8 7 Elusiveness/YAC 8 7.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

An absolute play maker at the wide receiver position. Does a great job going up and getting the ball at it’s highest point. Good body control. Will get physical and fight for the ball in the air with the defender. Big, physical guy (read more…)

Scouting Report: Anthony Davis

Written by Will Spencer on April 14, 2010

Anthony Davis

Position: OT School: Rutgers Height: 6’5″ Weight: 323 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 5.40 Overall Grade: 6.82 Draft Projection: Late 1st Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 6 Speed 8 6 Quickness/Agility 10 9 Strength/Explosion 10 8 Athletic Ability 8 7.5 Durability 8 8 Character 6 3 Production/Experience 6 5.5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 9.5

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

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very athletic offensive lineman. A true finesse type blocker. Gets out of his stance quickly and into his kick slide with ease. Footwork is above average and seems light on his feet. Uses long arms (34″) to lock onto (read more…)

Scouting Report: Devin McCourty

Written by Will Spencer on April 14, 2010

Devin McCourty

Position: CB School: Rutgers Height: 5’10 3/4“ Weight: 193 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.41 Overall Grade: 7.12 Draft Projection: First Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

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

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 8.5 Man Coverage 10 8.5 Zone Coverage 10 8.5 Tackling 6 5 Run Stopping 6 5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7.5 Physicality 6 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Perhaps the most fluid of all the corners in this draft. McCourty flips his hips seemingly without losing speed. Footwork and backpedal is very smooth. Change of direction (read more…)

Scouting Report: Kyle Wilson

Written by Will Spencer on April 13, 2010

Kyle Wilson

Position: CB School: Boise State Height: 5’10″ Weight: 195 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.43 Overall Grade: 7.12 Draft Projection: First Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

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

Defensive Back Specific Categories

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

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very physical corner. Almost seems to enjoy contact with the receiver at times. Does a tremendous job anticipating routes and knows how to jump in and break up (read more…)

Scouting Report: Chris Scott

Written by Will Spencer on April 13, 2010

Chris Scott

Position: OG School: Tennessee Height: 6’4 5/8" Weight: 319 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 5.49 Overall Grade: 5.59 Draft Projection: Fourth Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 6.5 Run Blocking 10 7 Awareness 8 5 Hand Placement 6 4 Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 4 Footwork 8 3 Leverage 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Plays with a wide base and does a nice job keeping leverage. Handles straight line blocking in the run game well. Plays with a mean streak. Long arms (34 1/8“). Displays some quickness when pulling or getting to the (read more…)

Scouting Report: Rico McCoy

Written by Will Spencer on April 13, 2010

Rico McCoy

Position: LB School: Tennessee Height: 5’11 1/8" Weight: 216 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: -.– Overall Grade: 5.06 Draft Projection: Late Rounder/UDFA

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 2 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8 Strength/Explosion 10 5 Athletic Ability 8 7.5 Durability 8 7 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 4 Toughness 8 4 Potential 10 5

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 3 Coverage 8 6 Pass Rushing 8 2 Tackling 8 3 Instincts 8 6 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very quick linebacker that can run sideline to sideline. Once he diagnoses the play, he flows to the ball quickly and can shed blocks along the way. A true finesse/speed linebacker. Knows his role on the defense and stays home when he’s supposed (read more…)

Scouting Report: Montario Hardesty

Written by Will Spencer on April 13, 2010

Montario Hardesty

Position: RB School: Tennessee Height: 5’11 3/4" Weight: 225 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.49 Overall Grade: 5.97 Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 6 Quickness/Agility 10 7 Strength/Explosion 10 8 Athletic Ability 8 6 Durability 8 2 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 2.5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 7.5

Running Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Between the tackles 8 7 Outside the tackles 8 6 Receiving 6 4 Ball carrying 8 6.5 Vision 10 9 Elusiveness 8 4.5 Pass Blocking 8 5 Leg Drive 8 7.5 Break Tackle 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A very strong runner that keeps his legs moving. Doesn’t go down on initial contact and always seems to fall forward. Good balance and body control. Vision is (read more…)

Scouting Report: Dan Williams

Written by Will Spencer on April 12, 2010

Dan Williams

Position: DT School: Tennessee Height: 6’2″ Weight: 327 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 5.17 Overall Grade: 6.93 Draft Projection: Mid-Late 1st Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

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

Defensive Line Specific Categories

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

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very stout against the run. Keeps his base wide and uses his lower body strength to anchor the defensive line. Rarely is handled with one blocker. Keeps his eyes up and finds the ball carrier. A sound tackler. Has (read more…)

Scouting Report: Crezdon Butler

Written by Rob Engle on April 12, 2010

Crezdon Butler

Position: CB School: Clemson Height: 5’11 3/4“ Weight: 191 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.49 Overall Grade: 5.26 Draft Projection: Late Rounder

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 3.5 Speed 8 7 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 4 Athletic Ability 8 6 Durability 8 7 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 4.5 Potential 10 6

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 7 Man Coverage 10 8 Zone Coverage 10 7.5 Tackling 6 2 Run Stopping 6 1.5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 6 Physicality 6 1

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A great cover corner with a lot of experience. He saw extensive playing time as early as his freshman year and has been a starter since his sophomore campaign. Great cover corner with good hips, instincts, the (read more…)

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