Scouting Report: Everson Griffen

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010



Everson Griffen


Position: DE School: USC
Height: 6’3 3/8 Weight: 273 lbs
Class: Junior 40 time: 4.70

Overall Grade:

6.62

Draft Projection:

1st-2nd Round Fringe


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 5.5
Speed 8 6
Quickness/Agility 10 6.5
Strength/Explosion 10 6.5
Athletic Ability 8 7.5
Durability 8 6.5
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 4
Toughness 8 5.5
Potential 10 8


Defensive Line Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Run Stopping 8 5.5
Pass Rushing 8 6.5
Awareness 8 7
Hand Placement 8 6



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

A phenomenal athlete. Good height and weight distribution. Got pressure on most QB’s. Has experience standing up and dropping in to coverage. Good variety of pass rush moves. Has a nice initial punch on offensive linemen.

Weaknesses

Inconsistent first step. Very lazy. More of a straight line athlete than a football player. Disappeared for long stretches of time. Production isn’t that great. Only has one full year of starting experience. Average run defender. Doesn’t look comfortable or fluid in coverage.

Analysis

Griffen is a great athlete from a great football program with good measuarables and decent production and that alone makes him a top prospect. He has potential, but he thrived when he was split wide and asked to rush the passer and keep control of 1 running lane. He has a chance to be successful if he goes to a 4-3 team that plays their ends wide, or a 3-4 team that doesn’t ask him to do too much pass coverage.

Experience

One year starter at USC.

Awards and Honors

2009: 2nd team All-Pac 10.
2008: Honorable mention All-Pac 10.
2007: n/a


Academics

Unknown major at USC.

Injuries

No serious history of injuries.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 43 20 23 7 0 0 0
2008 18 11 7 4 0 0 0
2007 21 15 6 5 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.