Scouting Report: Danario Alexander

Written by Rob Engle on April 20, 2010



Danario Alexander


Position: WR School: Missouri
Height: 6’4 5/8 Weight: 215 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.60

Overall Grade:

5.72

Draft Projection:

4th Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 6
Speed 8 3
Quickness/Agility 10 5
Strength/Explosion 10 8
Athletic Ability 8 6.5
Durability 8 0.5
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 5
Toughness 8 7
Potential 10 8.5


Wide Receiver Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Route Running 10 7
Hands 10 9
Blocking 4 3
Short Routes 8 5.5
Deep Routes 8 6
Elusiveness/YAC 8 5.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Terrific height and bulk. Big, strong, soft hands and he rarely drops a ball. Runs very good routes and gets good separation for suc a big WR. Had a lot of YAC and broke a lot of tackle for big gains. Very physical. Good at high pointing the ball and outjumping defenders. Has a ton of potential and great upside. Led nation in receiving yards for 2009.

Weaknesses

Has a horrible injury history and no one knows how long his knees are going to hold out. Isn’t very elusive. Rounds out some routes. Only an average blocker. Only had one year of true production.

Analysis

If Danario didn’t nearly destroy his knee, he would be a possible 1st round candidate. He has the size and speed that everyone covets and a WR combined with great hands. If he can stay healthy, he can start for some team. His draft stock is all over the place because of his injuries, but all it takes is one team who believes he is healthy to take him earlier than most would project. Though his grade is higher than several WRs, there’s a very good chance he could tumble down draft boards much further due to his injury history.

Experience

Started only 16 games in four years, but was listed on the top of the depth chart for most of that time and only missed starts due to injury.

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: n/a
2007: n/a
2007: n/a


Academics

Unknown major at Missouri.

Injuries

Tore ACL in left knee during 2007 season, requiring surgery. Re-tore the same ACL during the following offseason. Missed three games in 2008 with wrist injury that required surgery. Suffered hamstring injury during Senior Bowl. Elected to have cartilage repair in his left knee after Senior Bowl.


Receiving Stats
Year Rec Yards Avg Long TD Rush Yards TD
2009 113 1781 15.8 84 14 1 10 0
2008 26 329 12.7 39 5 2 6 0
2007 47 417 11.3 48 2 6 31 0
2006 15 251 16.7 74 1 2 12 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.