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Tebow among QBs not throwing at Combine

Written by Will Spencer on February 22, 2010

Tebow among QBs not throwing at Combine

It was announced today that Tim Tebow will not be throwing at the NFL Scouting Combine this week. This puts Tebow in the same category as Sam Bradford, Jimmy Clausen, Colt McCoy and Dan LeFevour, who also will not throw in Indianapolis.

 

Reports indicate that Tebow is working hard on his throwing motion and will display his new and improved mechanics at his Pro Day event. Some are starting to beat the Tebow drum a little louder now with his attempt to change his mechanics. If Tebow does show an improvement in his throwing motion, we can be sure that some folks in the media will be starting with the “1st round pick” talk again. After a poor Senior Bowl performance, most got off the Tebow bandwagon and actually weren’t afraid to say something negative about one of the most respected players in college football history.

 

If (read more…)


Scouting Report: Colin Peek

Written by Will Spencer on February 22, 2010

Scouting Report: Colin Peek

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…)


Scouting Report: Mike Johnson

Written by Will Spencer on February 22, 2010

Scouting Report: Mike Johnson

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

Scouting Report: Leigh Tiffin

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

Evaluating the 40 yard dash

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…)


2010 Pro Day Schedule

Written by Will Spencer on February 21, 2010

2010 Pro Day Schedule

More schools will be added as their dates are announced. We’ll be attending a few of these, so check back soon! Wednesday, March 3 Buffalo, Florida International, Lindenwood Thursday, March 4 Baylor, Florida Atlantic, Kansas State, Missouri, Syracuse, Wyoming Friday, March 5 San Diego, South Florida Monday, March 8 Alabama A & M, Central Washington, Northern Colorado, Troy, Utah, Alabama A & M Tuesday, March 9 Auburn, Arkansas-P.B., Central Arkansas, Central Oklahoma, Howard, Indiana, Indiana-PA, North Dakota State, N.W. Missouri, Oklahoma, Tuskegee, Virginia Military, Western Michigan Wednesday, March 10 Alabama, Brown, California, California-Davis, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Rutgers, Texas A&M, Washington Thursday, March 11 Alabama-Birmingham, Boston College, Furman, Idaho, Kent State, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, Stephen F. Austin, UTEP Friday, March 12 Arizona, Eastern Washington, Jacksonville State, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon State, Purdue, TCU, Urbana Saturday, March 13 San Diego State Monday, March 15 (read more…)


Two receivers will not participate in Combine

Written by Will Spencer on February 20, 2010

Two receivers will not participate in Combine

Georgia Tech WR Demaryius Thomas and Missouri WR Danario Alexander will not participate in the NFL Scouting Combine.

 

Thomas suffered a broken foot while preparing for the Combine. According to his agent, it’s a clean break and he should be ready for an NFL training camp.

 

Alexander elected to have his knee scoped to clean up some torn cartilage. I spoke with Alexander and he stated that the surgery went well and it was an elective procedure for long term maintenance. Danario told me that he hopes to perform at Georgia Tech’s pro day in March.

 

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Scouting Report: Chris Hall

Written by Will Spencer on February 19, 2010

Scouting Report: Chris Hall

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

Scouting Report: Adam Ulatoski

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

Scouting Report: Jordan Shipley

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…)


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