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Scouting Report: Mike Johnson

Written by Will Spencer on February 22, 2010

Mike Johnson

Position: OG School: Alabama Height: 6’5 1/4“ Weight: 312 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 5.31 Overall Grade: 6.35 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 7.5 Run Blocking 10 8 Awareness 8 7 Hand Placement 6 5 Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 4.5 Footwork 8 6 Leverage 8 6.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very versatile. Has started at every position on the offensive line except center. Plays with good leverage and is a powerful run blocker. Has a violent initial punch on the defensive lineman. Good footwork. Pulls well and gets out on screens (read more…)

Scouting Report: Leigh Tiffin

Written by Will Spencer on February 22, 2010

Leigh Tiffin

Position: K School: Alabama Height: 6’0 7/8" Weight: 209 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: – Overall Grade: 5.17 Draft Projection: Late Rounder / UDFA

Kicker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Kick Power 7 6.25 Kick Accuracy 7 5.75 Kickoffs 4 3.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very accomplished kicker at Alabama and was used a lot. Made several clutch kicks. All-time leading scorer in Alabama history. Above average accuracy, but sheer volume of kicks lowered numbers. Kickoff power is more than adequate. Kick power is well above average, nailing 5 out of 7 from over 50 yards in his career.

Weaknesses

Kickoffs don’t get into the endzone as often as you’d like. Room for improvement with accuracy.

Analysis

Tiffin has a tremendous amount of experience coming from Alabama. In the touch SEC, a solid field (read more…)

Evaluating the 40 yard dash

Written by Shane Hallam on February 21, 2010

One of the most debated aspects of the predraft process is the 40 yard dash. At the NFL draft combine starting on February 27th, over 300 prospects will run on the track at Lucas Oil Stadium to show off their straight line speed. The result will be a sharp increase in numerous stocks and a decline in others. Why do two runs in February completely change the perception of three to four years of tape? The utilization of the 40 yard dash has come under much criticism in recent years of how scouts and General Managers utilize a number to choose one player over another who has been more productive throughout his college career. That being said, there are definite ways to analyze 40 times to learn more about prospects. How does a 40 yard dash help scouts? The most important aspect of the 40 is that it places all (read more…)

Scouting Report: Chris Hall

Written by Will Spencer on February 19, 2010

Chris Hall

Position: C School: Texas Height: 6’4" Weight: 295 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: – Overall Grade: 5.09 Draft Projection: Late Round / UDFA

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4.5 Speed 8 4 Quickness/Agility 10 5.5 Strength/Explosion 10 5 Athletic Ability 8 4 Durability 8 7 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 5

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 5.5 Run Blocking 10 5.5 Awareness 8 5 Hand Placement 6 4 Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 4.5 Footwork 8 5 Leverage 8 4

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Experience at all 5 positions on the offensive line. Does a nice job getting to the 2nd level. Takes good angles on blocks. Decent footwork. Keeps his head on a swivel, showing adequate awareness. Average height/weight.

Weaknesses (read more…)

Scouting Report: Adam Ulatoski

Written by Will Spencer on February 19, 2010

Adam Ulatoski

Position: OT School: Texas Height: 6’5 1/2" Weight: 300 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 5.48 Overall Grade: 5.38 Draft Projection: 5th Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 6.5 Run Blocking 10 7 Awareness 8 6 Hand Placement 6 4.5 Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 4 Footwork 8 4.5 Leverage 8 5.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Good size with long arms. Plays with a nice, wide base. Adequate hand placement. Average awareness level. Experience at both right and left tackle, but footwork suggests right tackle is best fit for NFL. When locked on a pass (read more…)

Scouting Report: Jordan Shipley

Written by Will Spencer on February 19, 2010

Jordan Shipley

Position: WR School: Texas Height: 5’11 1/4" Weight: 193 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.60 Overall Grade: 5.81 Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 4 Speed 8 5 Quickness/Agility 10 7 Strength/Explosion 10 6 Athletic Ability 8 6.5 Durability 8 5 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 6.5

Wide Receiver Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Route Running 10 7 Hands 10 7.5 Blocking 4 3 Short Routes 8 8 Deep Routes 8 3 Elusiveness/YAC 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

An excellent short route runner. Works the middle of the field very well and isn’t afraid of the contact that comes with it. Good body control and maintains balance when stretching for catches. Lined up mostly in the slot at Texas, which is (read more…)

Scouting Report: Colt McCoy

Written by Will Spencer on February 18, 2010

Colt McCoy

Position: QB School: Texas Height: 6’1 1/8" Weight: 216 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.79 Overall Grade: 6.48 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 3 Speed 8 5.5 Quickness/Agility 10 7 Strength/Explosion 10 5.5 Athletic Ability 8 6 Durability 8 8 Character 6 6 Production/Experience 6 6 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 9

Quarterback Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Decision Making 10 8 Arm Strength 7 4 Accuracy 10 8.5 Mechanics/Footwork 7 4.5 Mobility 6 4.5 Release Quickness 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

A 4 year starter in one of the top programs in the nation. Production is through the roof. Quick release. Short, underneath and intermediate throws are very accurate. Ideal for a west coast offense. Solid mobility. Knows when to scramble and flashes athletic (read more…)

Scouting Report: Roddrick Muckelroy

Written by Will Spencer on February 18, 2010

Roddrick Muckelroy

Position: LB School: Texas Height: 6’1 3/4" Weight: 246 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.77 Overall Grade: 6.03 Draft Projection: 2nd/3rd Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories

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

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 6 Coverage 8 5 Pass Rushing 8 4 Tackling 8 6.5 Instincts 8 7 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 6.5

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Instinctive linebacker that can sniff out run plays, specifically draws and screens. When he gets square with the ball carrier, he can deliver a nice pop. Effective open field tackler when in position. Flows well to the outside, showing good lateral movement. (read more…)

Scouting Report: Lamarr Houston

Written by Will Spencer on February 18, 2010

Lamarr Houston

Position: DT School: Texas Height: 6’2 3/4" Weight: 305 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.85 Overall Grade: 6.39 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Non-position specific categories

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

Defensive Line Specific Categories

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

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very quick first step and gets upfield fast. Shoots the gap effectively and disrupts the play. Can collapse the pocket and gets a good push on the blocker. Strong at the point of attack and seems to have a strong lower body. Plays with a wide base. Does (read more…)

Scouting Report: Sergio Kindle

Written by Will Spencer on February 17, 2010

Sergio Kindle

Position: OLB/DE School: Texas Height: 6’2 7/8" Weight: 250 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.71 Overall Grade: 6.81 Draft Projection: 1st/2nd Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 5 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8 Strength/Explosion 10 8.5 Athletic Ability 8 7 Durability 8 7 Character 6 3.5 Production/Experience 6 5 Toughness 8 8 Potential 10 10

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 7 Coverage 8 5.5 Pass Rushing 8 7.5 Tackling 8 7.5 Instincts 8 6 Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System

Strengths

Very versatile defender. Texas lined Kindle up at numerous positions; RDE, LDE and OLB. Kindle also rushed the passer from a 3 point stance, 2 point stance and even a 4 point stance at times. Kindle was used in coverage as a (read more…)

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