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Scouting Report: Aaron Hernandez

Written by Will Spencer on April 6, 2010

Aaron Hernandez

Position: TE School: Florida Height: 6’2 3/8" Weight: 245 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.56 Overall Grade: 6.36 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Tight Ends Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Blocking 8 2 Hands 8 8 Route Running/Separation 8 7.5 Red Zone Threat 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

An excellent pass catcher. Does a nice job getting the ball at the highest point and has good control of his body. Uses his hands to catch and rarely lets a ball get into his body. Has the speed to create separation against most inside coverage. Very good (read more…)

Scouting Report: Morgan Burnett

Written by Rob Engle on April 6, 2010

Morgan Burnett

Position: S School: Georgia Tech Height: 6’1 3/8" Weight: 209 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.42 Overall Grade: 6.00 Draft Projection: 2nd / 3rd Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories

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

Defensive Back Specific Categories

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

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Perfect size, speed combination. An extremely aggressive safety who makes big hits and big plays consistently. Has a lot of experience despite only being a Junior. Has great ball skills and made a (read more…)

Scouting Report: Jamar Chaney

Written by Will Spencer on April 6, 2010

Jamar Chaney

Position: LB School: Mississippi State Height: 6’0 3/4" Weight: 242 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.54 Overall Grade: 5.94 Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4 Speed 8 7.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 5.5 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 5 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 6 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 7

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 5 Coverage 8 7 Pass Rushing 8 3 Tackling 8 5 Instincts 8 5.5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very quick and excellent straight line speed. Does an outstanding job in zone coverage. A true speed linebacker. Flows to the ball well. Instincts are slightly above average but Chaney has shown consistent development in this area. High motor player that doesn’t (read more…)

Scouting Report: Anthony Dixon

Written by Will Spencer on April 6, 2010

Anthony Dixon

Position: RB School: Mississippi State Height: 6’0 3/4" Weight: 233 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.68 Overall Grade: 5.74 Draft Projection: 3rd/4th Round Fringe

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 5 Durability 8 8 Character 6 3 Production/Experience 6 5.5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 7

Running Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Between the tackles 8 7 Outside the tackles 8 3.5 Receiving 6 4 Ball carrying 8 6.5 Vision 10 7 Elusiveness 8 3 Pass Blocking 8 5 Leg Drive 8 7.5 Break Tackle 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Big, powerful back that takes on tacklers with ease. Solid between the tackles runner. A true downhill type. Can hit the crease and runs with a (read more…)

Scouting Report: Bryan Bulaga

Written by Josh Squires on April 5, 2010

Bryan Bulaga

Position: OT School: Iowa Height: 6’5 3/8" Weight: 315 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 5.25 Overall Grade: 7.26 Draft Projection: First Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

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

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 9.5 Run Blocking 10 9 Awareness 8 7.5 Hand Placement 6 6 Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 5 Footwork 8 8 Leverage 8 7.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

One of the more athletic offensive linemen in this draft. Excels in pass blocking. Has the ability to push a defender inside to the interior blockers and quickly revert to (read more…)

Scouting Report: Jonathan Dwyer

Written by Rob Engle on April 5, 2010

Jonathan Dwyer

Position: RB School: Georgia Tech Height: 5’11 1/4" Weight: 229 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.68 Overall Grade: 6.26 Draft Projection: Mid-late 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Running Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Between the tackles 8 7.5 Outside the tackles 8 4 Receiving 6 3.5 Ball carrying 8 7.5 Vision 10 7.5 Elusiveness 8 6 Pass Blocking 8 5.5 Leg Drive 8 7.5 Break Tackle 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Dwyer has been an extremely productive back in the ACC for his entire career. He’s got great weight and bulk, with possibly the thickest legs in (read more…)

Scouting Report: Demaryius Thomas

Written by Rob Engle on April 5, 2010

Demaryius Thomas

Position: WR School: Georgia Tech Height: 6’3 1/4" Weight: 224 lbs Class: RS Junior 40 time: -.– Overall Grade: 6.38 Draft Projection: Early 2nd round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 6 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 4.5 Strength/Explosion 10 9.5 Athletic Ability 8 6.5 Durability 8 7 Character 6 5.5 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 7.5 Potential 10 10

Wide Receiver Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Route Running 10 4.5 Hands 10 9 Blocking 4 4 Short Routes 8 5 Deep Routes 8 7 Elusiveness/YAC 8 5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A really big, physically imposing wide receiver. He’s got big, soft hands and he uses them well to catch away from his body. Has the most potential of any receiver in the draft because of his physical attributes. Although he (read more…)

Does size really matter?

Written by Josh Squires on April 5, 2010

By Josh Squires 4/3/10 With new decade, brings new fads. Running back by committee and wildcat are just a few of the styles teams are going to. However, none of these were quite like the craze of the large WR. Sure, in the past there were wideouts who were mismatches to any cornerback whom they faced. These days, tall cornerbacks don’t grow on trees and it’s rare to find one above 6 feet that can cover consistently. Despite that, the teams keep leaning towards drafting the larger wideouts. Ask most fans what they prefer and they will more commonly tell you they want the guy that can use his body to create a tough scenario for defenses to game plan against. While there’s nothing wrong with that, everyone is looking for their own Andre Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald. It’s very rare to find a player of their similar talent and (read more…)

Scouting Report: Derrick Morgan

Written by Rob Engle on April 4, 2010

Derrick Morgan

Position: DE School: Georgia Tech Height: 6’3" Weight: 266 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.72 Overall Grade: 7.50 Draft Projection: Top 10 Pick

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

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

Defensive Line Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 6.5 Pass Rushing 8 7.5 Awareness 8 7.5 Hand Placement 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Morgan has great size, speed, quickness, and power which are all extremely important attributes for a pass rusher in the NFL. A lot of experience starting on Georgia Tech’s defensive line and has played in all but one (read more…)

Scouting Report: Darian Stewart

Written by Rob Engle on April 3, 2010

Darian Stewart

Position: S School: South Carolina Height: 5’11" Weight: 213 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.51 Overall Grade: 5.03 Draft Projection: Late Rounder

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4 Speed 8 5 Quickness/Agility 10 5.5 Strength/Explosion 10 6 Athletic Ability 8 6 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 4.5 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 6

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 3.5 Man Coverage 10 4 Zone Coverage 10 6 Tackling 6 4.5 Run Stopping 6 4.5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 3 Physicality 6 5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A big, physical safety with a lot of experience in a prestigious conference (SEC). He’s a good tackler and can hit like a linebacker. He’s got good straight line speed. Very solid in run support. Really looks (read more…)

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