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 as well as at the line. Not afraid to take on bull rushers.

Weaknesses

Skills as a pass catcher are limited. Doesn’t get separation while running routes. Can fall off blocks in longer developing plays. Not a fast tight end and won’t stretch the field by any means. Not a threat to do much after the catch.

Analysis

Peek is a better blocker than pass catcher, but wasn’t able to display his receiving skills as much in Alabama’s scheme. Ironically, he transferred from Georgia Tech once they went to a multiple receiver set and planned on not utilizing a tight end. Peek will get drafted from his blocking abilities but needs to show that he can catch the ball consistently. Should fit in nicely with a run-first team, or as a blocking tight end to compliment an already established receiving tight end.

Experience

Started at Georgia tech but then transferred when they adopted the triple-option offense. Has only one full year as a starter at Alabama and started 11 games as a red-shirt sophomore at Georgia Tech. Red-shirted his true sophomore season at Georgia Tech and had to sit out the 2008 regular season due to the NCAA transfer rule.

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: Academic All-SEC.
2007: n/a
2006: n/a

Academics

Management major at Georgia Tech and then at Alabama. Academic All-SEC in 2008.

Injuries

Sprained his MCL on the first snap of the Tennessee game in 2009, missing the rest of the game. Missed 2008 Sugar Bowl with injured foot.


Receiving Stats
Year Rec Yards Avg Long TD
2009 26 313 12.0 33 3
2008 - - - - -
2007 25 248 9.9 37 1
2005 0 0 0 0 0






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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.