Scouting Report: Lorenzo Washington

Written by Will Spencer on February 25, 2010



Lorenzo Washington


Position: DE School: Alabama
Height: 6’4" Weight: 291 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 5.14

Overall Grade:

4.71

Draft Projection:

UDFA




Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 4.5
Speed 8 3.5
Quickness/Agility 10 4
Strength/Explosion 10 7
Athletic Ability 8 3
Durability 8 8
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 4
Toughness 8 6
Potential 10 5


Defensive Line Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Run Stopping 8 4
Pass Rushing 8 3
Awareness 8 4
Hand Placement 8 4



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Plays with strength and can collapse the pocket. Good tackler when given the opportunity. Average motor for a big man. Hard to move once he establishes leverage. Does an adequate job of using his hands when engaging blockers. Has shown the ability to shed blockers in one on one situations.


Weaknesses

Ineffective against a double team. Not a quick player and has a slow first step. Poor initial punch for such a strong player. Doesn’t play with leverage and relies on his size and strength on most plays. Below average in pursuit of the play. Not disruptive.

Analysis

Washington has a lot of experience playing nose tackle as well as defensive end in Alabama’s 3-4 scheme, but he may be a better fit at nose tackle in the NFL. He looks very strong on film but doesn’t jar the offensive lineman off the snap and instead just tries to hold his ground with his size. Washington was also rotated in and out of the lineup almost as frequently as Terrence Cody, so his conditioning is questionable. If drafted, it will be off of his experience in an NFL style defense and to be a scout team/practice squad player as he just doesn’t possess the technique to utilize his size in the NFL.


Experience

Started 12 of 13 games at nose tackle as a sophomore, then moved to defensive end as a junior. Started every game in junior and senior season at defensive end, except for 2 games a junior, where he started at nose tackle in place of an injured Terrence Cody.

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: n/a
2007: n/a
2006: n/a

Academics

Unknown major at Alabama.

Injuries

No history of injuries.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 21 13 8 2 0 0 0
2008 12 3 9 1 0 0 0
2007 36 15 21 3 0 0 0
2006 0 0 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.