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Scouting Report: Jerry Hughes

Written by Will Spencer on April 19, 2010

Jerry Hughes

Position: DE/OLB School: TCU Height: 6’1 3/4“ Weight: 245 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.67 Overall Grade: 6.91 Draft Projection: First Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4 Speed 8 7 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 9 Athletic Ability 8 6.5 Durability 8 8 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 9.5

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 7 Coverage 8 4.5 Pass Rushing 8 8 Tackling 8 7.5 Instincts 8 6 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Ultra-fast first step. A very pure pass rusher that has a wide array of moves. Effective bull rusher. Uses hands well to disengage from the blocker. Has the ability to change directions while rushing (read more…)

Scouting Report: Zac Robinson

Written by Rob Engle on April 18, 2010

Zac Robinson

Position: QB School: Oklahoma Height: 6’2 1/8" Weight: 214 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.71 Overall Grade: 5.93 Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 3 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8 Strength/Explosion 10 4.5 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 8 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 4 Toughness 8 7.5 Potential 10 7

Quarterback Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Decision Making 10 7 Arm Strength 7 4.5 Accuracy 10 7 Mechanics/Footwork 7 4.5 Mobility 6 5.5 Release Quickness 8 5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

One of the toughest players in the draft. Has a lot of starting experience in a major conference. A real leader and good teammate. Extremely mobile and a great runner. Good pocket awareness and ability to create more time with his feet. Knows (read more…)

Scouting Report: Perrish Cox

Written by Rob Engle on April 18, 2010

Perrish Cox

Position: CB School: Oklahoma State Height: 5’11 3/8“ Weight: 195 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.57 Overall Grade: 6.12 Draft Projection: 2nd-3rd Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 6 Quickness/Agility 10 8 Strength/Explosion 10 5.5 Athletic Ability 8 5.5 Durability 8 7 Character 6 4 Production/Experience 6 5.5 Toughness 8 6 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 Run Stopping 6 4 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7 Physicality 6 4

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Has a lot of experience, and has started as a kick/punt returner since his freshman year, and at corner his sophomore year. Good size and bulk for a corner. Above average at pretty much everything. (read more…)

Scouting Report: Russell Okung

Written by Rob Engle on April 18, 2010

Russell Okung

Position: OT School: Oklahoma State Height: 6’5 1/4" Weight: 307 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 5.15 Overall Grade: 7.29 Draft Projection: First Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

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

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 9.5 Run Blocking 10 8.5 Awareness 8 7.5 Hand Placement 6 6 Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 5 Footwork 8 7 Leverage 8 7.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Totaled 47 starts in his career after taking over early in his freshman year and never relinquishing a starting role. Played RT his first year and then LT his (read more…)

Scouting Report: Dominique Franks

Written by Will Spencer on April 16, 2010

Dominique Franks

Position: CB School: Oklahoma Height: 5’11″ Weight: 194 lbs Class: RS-Junior 40 time: 4.52 Overall Grade: 5.94 Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 6 Man Coverage 10 7 Zone Coverage 10 8 Tackling 6 4 Run Stopping 6 3 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7 Physicality 6 4

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Good size and bulk for the position. More than adequate speed. Game speed appears to be faster than timed speed. Flips hips well. Good change of direction ability. Has the ability to cover a lot of ground. Reaches (read more…)

Scouting Report: Gerald McCoy

Written by Will Spencer on April 16, 2010

Gerald McCoy

Position: DT School: Oklahoma Height: 6’4 1/8“ Weight: 295 lbs Class: RS-Junior 40 time: 5.07 Overall Grade: 7.32 Draft Projection: Top 3 Pick

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

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

Defensive Line Specific Categories

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

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Ideal 3 technique defensive tackle. Blazing quick first step. Explodes off the ball and shoots the gap better than any defensive tackle in this draft. Maintains leverage. Excellent at using his hands to keep blockers at bay. Has (read more…)

Scouting Report: Trent Williams

Written by Will Spencer on April 15, 2010

Trent Williams

Position: OT School: Oklahoma Height: 6’4 5/8“ Weight: 315 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.88 Overall Grade: 7.26 Draft Projection: First Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

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

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 8 Run Blocking 10 9 Awareness 8 7 Hand Placement 6 5.5 Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 5 Footwork 8 5.5 Leverage 8 7.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Experienced at both right and left tackle. Plays with a mean streak. Always finishes blocks. Plays with good leverage and uses his long arms (34 1/4“) to lock out the (read more…)

Scouting Report: Sam Bradford

Written by Will Spencer on April 15, 2010

Sam Bradford

Position: QB School: Oklahoma Height: 6’4 1/4" Weight: 236 lbs Class: RS-Junior 40 time: 4.64 Overall Grade: 7.26 Draft Projection: First Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Quarterback Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Decision Making 10 9.5 Arm Strength 7 5.5 Accuracy 10 10 Mechanics/Footwork 7 6 Mobility 6 5 Release Quickness 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very accurate passer. Can put touch on the ball that no other QB in this class can duplicate. Very good decision maker. Consistently put the ball in places where his receivers didn’t have to lose speed when making the catch. Can make all (read more…)

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…)

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