Scouting Report: Rennie Curran

Written by Rob Engle on March 13, 2010



Rennie Curran


Position: LB School: Georgia
Height: 5’10 5/8" Weight: 235 lbs
Class: Junior 40 time: 4.72

Overall Grade:

5.84

Draft Projection:

3rd Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 1
Speed 8 7.5
Quickness/Agility 10 9
Strength/Explosion 10 4
Athletic Ability 8 6.5
Durability 8 7
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 5.5
Toughness 8 5.5
Potential 10 8


Linebacker Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Run Stopping 8 5.5
Coverage 8 6.5
Pass Rushing 8 2
Tackling 8 7
Instincts 8 7
Hips/Lateral Movement 8 6.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

An extremely athletic and productive LB for the Georgia Bulldogs, Curran made a name for himself as a tackling machine. He is extremely fluid and quick to the ball. He has tremendous instincts and is always around the ball to make a big stop. Has good hips and gets into his drops quickly. He has good tackling technique and always wraps up the ball carrier. Has everything you look for athletically and from a leadership standpoint (Co-captain of defense).


Weaknesses

He’s extremely undersized, to the point that he almost looks like a defensive back. He isn’t great at fighting through trash or taking on lineman. His only position is LB in the 4-3, but there are questions as to whether that’s at the Will or Mike position. Isn’t a great blitzer but he does an ok job. Didn’t make many of game-changing plays.


Analysis

If it weren’t for his size, Curran would probably be an elite prospect. But, because he’s so undersized it drops him at least a full round. He will probably make some team very happy and if he can hold up, he can be a good starter for a long time.

Experience

Curran is a two year starter and started 5 games as a true freshman at Georgia.

Awards and Honors

2009: All-SEC First Team by Associated Press, SEC Coaches and Phil Steele. Finalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award and semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award
2008: First Team All-SEC by SEC Coaches and by Phil Steele, also Second Team All-SEC by Associated Press. Voted team’s most valuable defensive player.
2007: Freshman All-America First Team by Rivals.com, Freshman All-America Second Team by Scout.com and Honorable Mention by Sporting News.

Academics

Pre-business major at Geogria.

Injuries

No history of injuries.

Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 116 59 57 0 0 0 0
2008 115 64 51 3 2 0 0
2007 53 41 12 3 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.