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Scouting Report: Jacoby Ford

Written by Rob Engle on April 12, 2010

Jacoby Ford

Position: WR School: Clemson Height: 5’8 7/8" Weight: 186 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.24 Overall Grade: 5.63 Draft Projection: Fourth Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 1.5 Speed 8 8 Quickness/Agility 10 9.5 Strength/Explosion 10 2 Athletic Ability 8 6.5 Durability 8 5 Character 6 5 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 5.5 Potential 10 7.5

Wide Receiver Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Route Running 10 7.5 Hands 10 8 Blocking 4 1.5 Short Routes 8 5.5 Deep Routes 8 5 Elusiveness/YAC 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Has electrifying speed, and is also a great return man. Better hands than advertised. Has great body control and can make the touch catch by contorting his body. Very tough and is a willing blocker, but he isn’t very good at it. Decent (read more…)

Scouting Report: Major Wright

Written by Will Spencer on April 6, 2010

Major Wright

Position: S School: Florida Height: 5’11 1/2“ Weight: 206 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.48 Overall Grade: 5.82 Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

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

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 5.5 Physicality 6 4.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A true center-field safety that has decent range. Wright has above average ball skills. Good closing speed. Hips appear to be fluid and change of direction is not a problem. Can put a big hit on the (read more…)

Scouting Report: Jermaine Cunningham

Written by Will Spencer on April 6, 2010

Jermaine Cunningham

Position: DE School: Florida Height: 6’3 3/8“ Weight: 266 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: -.– Overall Grade: 5.54 Draft Projection: 4th Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 6 Quickness/Agility 10 7 Strength/Explosion 10 6 Athletic Ability 8 5.5 Durability 8 7 Character 6 3 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 7

Defensive Line Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 4 Pass Rushing 8 6.5 Awareness 8 4 Hand Placement 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very quick first step. Shows great pursuit and does a nice job chasing down the play. Quick around the corner and knows how to get to the quarterback. Was used to drop into coverage on multiple occasions at Florida and seemed comfortable doing so. Good lateral movement. High (read more…)

Scouting Report: Brandon James

Written by Will Spencer on April 6, 2010

Brandon James

Position: RB School: Florida Height: 5’6 3/8" Weight: 176 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.42 Overall Grade: 5.03 Draft Projection: Late round / UDFA

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 2 Speed 8 7 Quickness/Agility 10 8 Strength/Explosion 10 6.5 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 6 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 5.5 Toughness 8 6.5 Potential 10 5

Running Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Between the tackles 8 2 Outside the tackles 8 5.5 Receiving 6 4 Ball carrying 8 4 Vision 10 8 Elusiveness 8 6.5 Pass Blocking 8 2 Leg Drive 8 2 Break Tackle 8 2

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A very speedy back with great abilities as a return man. Good vision. Identifies a seam quickly, plants foot and streaks forward. Good body control. Displayed (read more…)

Scouting Report: Riley Cooper

Written by Will Spencer on April 6, 2010

Riley Cooper

Position: WR School: Florida Height: 6’3 3/8" Weight: 222 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.54 Overall Grade: 5.81 Draft Projection: Late 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Wide Receiver Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Route Running 10 8.5 Hands 10 8.5 Blocking 4 2 Short Routes 8 7 Deep Routes 8 7 Elusiveness/YAC 8 3

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Not afraid to work the middle of the field and not afraid to take a hit. Doesn’t lose concentration on the ball when the hit is coming. Can make some acrobatic catches and does a nice job getting the ball at it’s (read more…)

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…)

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