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Scouting Report: Robert Johnson

Written by Rob Engle on April 20, 2010

Scouting Report: Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Position: S School: Utah Height: 6’2 1/8“ Weight: 197 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.58 Overall Grade: 5.76 Draft Projection: 4th Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 3 Speed 8 5.5 Quickness/Agility 10 7.5 Strength/Explosion 10 2 Athletic Ability 8 5.5 Durability 8 7 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 8.5

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 9 Man Coverage 10 5.5 Zone Coverage 10 7.5 Tackling 6 4 Run Stopping 6 3.5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7 Physicality 6 5.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A very physical safety with tremendous ball skills. Good change of direction ability and range. Good instincts. Good hip swivel and can run well. Plays faster than he times. Very underrated and has a ton of potential. (read more…)

Scouting Report: Stevenson Sylvester

Written by Rob Engle on April 19, 2010

Scouting Report: Stevenson Sylvester

Stevenson Sylvester

Position: OLB School: Utah Height: 6’2 1/8“ Weight: 231 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.75 Overall Grade: 5.25 Draft Projection: Late Rounder

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 3 Speed 8 4.5 Quickness/Agility 10 6.5 Strength/Explosion 10 7 Athletic Ability 8 6 Durability 8 7 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 3.5 Toughness 8 5.5 Potential 10 4.5

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 5 Coverage 8 5.5 Pass Rushing 8 2 Tackling 8 6.5 Instincts 8 6 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 5.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A rangy linebacker with a lot of experience – starting 37 games. A good character guy and was a 2 year team captain. Good instincts and ability to diagnose a play and blow it up. Can deliver a big hit. Good athlete is (read more…)

Scouting Report: Koa Misi

Written by Rob Engle on April 19, 2010

Scouting Report: Koa Misi

Koa Misi

Position: DE/OLB School: Utah Height: 6’2 5/8“ Weight: 251 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.76 Overall Grade: 6.03 Draft Projection: 2nd-3rd Round Fringe

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 6.5 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 4 Toughness 8 6.5 Potential 10 7.5

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 6 Coverage 8 4 Pass Rushing 8 6 Tackling 8 7.5 Instincts 8 4 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 5.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A 3 year starter at defensive end, started 36 career games. He’s explosive in short areas and is good in traffic. A good tackler. Good outside pass rusher. Runs under his pads. Has flexible hips to run around edges and get to (read more…)

Scouting Report: Jahvid Best

Written by Rob Engle on April 19, 2010

Scouting Report: Jahvid Best

Jahvid Best

Position: RB School: California Height: 5’10 1/8" Weight: 199 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.35 Overall Grade: 6.95 Draft Projection: 1st-2nd Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories

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

Running Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Between the tackles 8 6.5 Outside the tackles 8 8 Receiving 6 5.5 Ball carrying 8 7 Vision 10 10 Elusiveness 8 8 Pass Blocking 8 5 Leg Drive 8 3.5 Break Tackle 8 6.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A very bright kid with a good head on his shoulders. Incredible vision, instincts, quickness and cutting ability. Sees holes before they even open up and gets (read more…)

Scouting Report: Daryl Washington

Written by Will Spencer on April 19, 2010

Scouting Report: Daryl Washington

Daryl Washington

Position: OLB School: TCU Height: 6’1 3/4“ Weight: 230 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.63 Overall Grade: 6.72 Draft Projection: 1st-2nd Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories

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

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 6 Coverage 8 7 Pass Rushing 8 5.5 Tackling 8 6.5 Instincts 8 6.5 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Ideal fit at weak side linebacker in a 4-3 defense. At his best when he’s able to run around and make plays. Moved around a bit on TCU’s defense, lining up at outside and middle linebacker. Excellent in coverage. Very athletic. Can (read more…)

Scouting Report: Jerry Hughes

Written by Will Spencer on April 19, 2010

Scouting Report: Jerry Hughes

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

Scouting Report: Zac Robinson

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

Scouting Report: Perrish Cox

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

Scouting Report: Russell Okung

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

Scouting Report: Dominique Franks

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…)

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