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Report from Rutgers Pro Day

Written by Will Spencer on March 11, 2010

3-10-10 By my count, 23 NFL teams were represented at the Rutgers pro day event including; Raiders, Saints, Ravens, Colts, Browns, Jaguars, Eagles, Redskins, Chiefs, Seahawks, Bucs, Vikings, Packers, Chargers, Giants, Patriots, Jets, Bears, Dolphins, 49ers, Falcons, Texans and Bills. The Baltimore Ravens seemed to bring the biggest names as Director of College Scouting Joe Hortiz and defensive backs coach Chuck Pagano were in attendance. The Eagles also sent their defensive backs coach and former Bills head coach, Dick Jauron. OT and possible top 10 pick, Anthony Davis, decided NOT to work out today as he “wasn’t feeling well” and apparently had a hamstring issue. Scouts were not happy. CB Devin McCourty decided to stand on his Combine numbers and did not participate in any timed events. However, McCourty did participate in position drills. More on that in a minute. Damaso Munoz, the undersized strong side linebacker, may have been (read more…)

Scouting Report: Lorenzo Washington

Written by Will Spencer on February 25, 2010

Lorenzo Washington

Position: DE School: Alabama Height: 6’4" Weight: 291 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 5.14 Overall Grade: 4.71 Draft Projection: UDFA

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4.5 Speed 8 3.5 Quickness/Agility 10 4 Strength/Explosion 10 7 Athletic Ability 8 3 Durability 8 8 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 4 Toughness 8 6 Potential 10 5

Defensive Line Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 4 Pass Rushing 8 3 Awareness 8 4 Hand Placement 8 4

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Plays with strength and can collapse the pocket. Good tackler when given the opportunity. Average motor for a big man. Hard to move once he establishes leverage. Does an adequate job of using his hands when engaging blockers. Has shown the ability to shed blockers in one on one situations. (read more…)

Scouting Report: Justin Woodall

Written by Will Spencer on February 25, 2010

Justin Woodall

Position: S School: Alabama Height: 6’1 1/4" Weight: 223 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.62 Overall Grade: 4.88 Draft Projection: UDFA

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5.5 Speed 8 4 Quickness/Agility 10 5.5 Strength/Explosion 10 5 Athletic Ability 8 5 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 3 Toughness 8 6.5 Potential 10 5

Defensive Back Specific Categories

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

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Good height and weight for position. Adequate range and speed. Does a nice job in run support. Plays best when closer to the line and is a sure tackler. Average awareness. Has soft hands and adequate ball skills. (read more…)

Scouting Report: Brandon Deaderick

Written by Will Spencer on February 25, 2010

Brandon Deaderick

Position: DT School: Alabama Height: 6’3 7/8" Weight: 314 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: – Overall Grade: 5.68 Draft Projection: 4th Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4.5 Speed 8 3.5 Quickness/Agility 10 5 Strength/Explosion 10 6 Athletic Ability 8 4 Durability 8 7.5 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 7

Defensive Line Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 5.5 Pass Rushing 8 4.5 Awareness 8 6.5 Hand Placement 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Played defensive end for Alabama’s 3-4 scheme. Hard to move once he establishes leverage. Solid awareness and good hand placement. Average initial punch and has sound gap responsibility. Plays with a good motor. Gets his hands up when the quarterback throws the ball. Locks out his arms on (read more…)

Scouting Report: Javier Arenas

Written by Will Spencer on February 23, 2010

Javier Arenas

Position: CB School: Alabama Height: 5’8 5/8" Weight: 197 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.53 Overall Grade: 5.94 Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 2.5 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 6 Athletic Ability 8 8 Durability 8 7 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 7

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 6 Man Coverage 10 7 Zone Coverage 10 6.5 Tackling 6 3.5 Run Stopping 6 3 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 6.5 Physicality 6 4.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A feisty competitor. Big time threat as a return man. At his best covering the slot wide receiver. Above average instincts as a corner. Willing tackler. Effective blitzer and is quick to get to the quarterback. Reads (read more…)

Scouting Report: Terrence Cody

Written by Will Spencer on February 23, 2010

Terrence Cody

Position: DT School: Alabama Height: 6’3 5/8" Weight: 349 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 5.72 Overall Grade: 6.50 Draft Projection: 1st/2nd Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5.5 Speed 8 5 Quickness/Agility 10 6 Strength/Explosion 10 8.5 Athletic Ability 8 5 Durability 8 7 Character 6 5.5 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 9

Defensive Line Specific Categories

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

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

An immovable object in short yardage situation. Commands a double team. Prototypical 3-4 nose tackle for the NFL and played this spot in Alabama’s 3-4 defense. Solid upper and lower body strength and can’t be blocked with a single offensive lineman. Gets a good push up the (read more…)

Scouting Report: Hunter Lawrence

Written by Will Spencer on February 23, 2010

Hunter Lawrence

Position: K School: Texas Height: 6’0" Weight: 187 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: – Overall Grade: 4.75 Draft Projection: UDFA

Kicker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Kick Power 7 5.5 Kick Accuracy 7 5.50 Kickoffs 4 3.25

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Above average accuracy. Missed only 2 field goals and no extra points in his junior season. Only missed 2 field goals below 40 yards. Does a nice job with kickoffs with ability to make directional kicks.

Weaknesses

Has never made a field goal of over 50 yards (0-1). Kicking power is only average for college and below average at the NFL level.

Analysis

Will probably not be drafted but will get several calls by NFL teams to have the chance to compete. Accurate short range kicker that could be a nice fill-in guy (read more…)

Scouting Report: Kareem Jackson

Written by Will Spencer on February 23, 2010

Kareem Jackson

Position: CB School: Alabama Height: 5’10 1/2" Weight: 196 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.48 Overall Grade: 6.91 Draft Projection: Late 1st Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4.5 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8.5 Strength/Explosion 10 8 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 8 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 5.5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 9

Defensive Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 9 Man Coverage 10 9 Zone Coverage 10 8.5 Tackling 6 4 Run Stopping 6 4 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7 Physicality 6 5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Outstanding man coverage skills. Does a very nice job anticipating routes, showing good instincts for a cover corner. Better in man coverage than zone, but can play (read more…)

Scouting Report: Rolando McClain

Written by Will Spencer on February 23, 2010

Rolando McClain

Position: LB School: Alabama Height: 6’3 3/8" Weight: 254 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.68 Overall Grade: 7.34 Draft Projection: First Round

– Draft Breakdown Red Star Player

Non-position specific categories

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

Linebacker Specific Categories

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

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very good instincts. Reads and reacts quickly to the ball. Flows well to the outside. Outstanding lateral movement. Uses his hands well to keep blockers at bay and/or get off blocks. Sure tackler. Sniffs (read more…)

Scouting Report: Colin Peek

Written by Will Spencer on February 22, 2010

Colin Peek

Position: TE School: Alabama Height: 6’5 1/4" Weight: 254 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.93 Overall Grade: 5.57 Draft Projection: 4th Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Tight Ends Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Blocking 8 7 Hands 8 6 Route Running/Separation 8 4.5 Red Zone Threat 8 5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Solid blocking tight end. Gets a nice seal on outside runs. Good as a pass blocker in multiple tight end sets. Good leverage when blocking. Hands are reliable but nothing to right home about. Adequate route runner. Smart and hard working. Does a nice job blocking down field (read more…)

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