Scouting Report: Brian Price

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010




Brian Price


Position: DT School: UCLA
Height: 6’1 1/8 Weight: 303 lbs
Class: Junior 40 time: 5.16

Overall Grade:

6.79

Draft Projection:

1st Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 4
Speed 8 6
Quickness/Agility 10 8.5
Strength/Explosion 10 10
Athletic Ability 8 5.5
Durability 8 8
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 5
Toughness 8 7
Potential 10 9.5


Defensive Line Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Run Stopping 8 6
Pass Rushing 8 6
Awareness 8 7
Hand Placement 8 7.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Very disruptive pass rusher. Plays with great leverage and always gets under a guys pads. Explosive first step and great quickness. Always in the backfield making plays or disrupting them. Excels at the bull rush and just overpowering his man. Can anchor well against the run. Has a powerful punch and can knock people backwards. Low center of gravity and good balance.

Weaknesses

Has serious conditioning issues and needs someone to motivate him. Struggles to disengage from blocks in the run game. Awareness is sub par and he looks lost at times. Will take himself out of the play at times. Seems to run through people rather than tackle them. Doesn’t have many pass rushing moves. Not very versatile and can only play in certain schemes.

Analysis

Price is a very talented player who’s draft stock has taken a drop since the NFL combine even though he tested fairly well. Concerns about his conditioning and commitment to football started to arrive and he’s been described as fat and lazy. The potential is there for him to become a great player if he plays a 1-gap penetrator and has some good coaches to motivate him.

Experience

Two year starter at UCLA.

Awards and Honors

2009: 1st team All-American. Pac 10 Defensive Player of the Year. 1st team All-Pac 10. Semifinalist for Bednarik Award.
2008: 1st team All-Pac 10.
2007: 2nd team Freshman All-American.


Academics

History major at UCLA.

Injuries

No history of injuries.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 43 36 7 7 1 0 0
2008 35 25 10 4 1 1 1
2007 14 9 5 1 0 0 0



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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.