Scouting Report: Jon Asamoah

Written by Will Spencer on April 21, 2010



Jon Asamoah


Position: OG School: Illinois
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 305 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: -.–

Overall Grade:

6.47

Draft Projection:

2nd Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 5
Speed 8 6
Quickness/Agility 10 7
Strength/Explosion 10 6
Athletic Ability 8 5
Durability 8 7
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 6
Toughness 8 8
Potential 10 7.5


Offensive Lineman Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Pass Blocking 10 7.5
Run Blocking 10 7
Awareness 8 8
Hand Placement 6 5.5
Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 5
Footwork 8 7
Leverage 8 6.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Very smart and cerebral blocker. Reportedly scored a 36 on his Wonderlic test. Plays with leverage. Good hand placement and keeps a wide base. Has a mean streak and finishes blocks. Excellent foot work and appears athletic on film. Good initial punch. Solid pass and run blocker.

Weaknesses

Not as strong as you’d like. Can get over-powered by strong bull rushers. Has some trouble slipping off initial blocks and getting to the next level on linebackers. Has even more trouble blocking fast linebackers.

Analysis

Asamoah is the type of guy you want on your NFL team. Smart, athletic and a hard worker with great character. Earned the Cook County Circuit Court – Black History Award for academics and community service. Very intelligent blocker than can understand complex schemes. Has the frame and build to be successful in the NFL, just needs to develop his functional strength on the field. Though Asamoah grades out to be a 2nd round pick, the value placed on the guard position will lower his draft day stock. He could hear his name called as early as the late 2nd round, but more likely somewhere in the 3rd.


Experience

Three year starter at Illinois.

Awards and Honors

2009: 2nd team All-Big 10.
2008: n/a
2007: n/a
2006: n/a

Academics

Community health major at Illinois.

Injuries

Suffered fractured shoulder blade on first day of Senior Bowl practice.




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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.