Scouting Report: Vladimir Ducasse

Written by Rob Engle on April 22, 2010

Vladimir Ducasse

Position: OT/OG School: UMass
Height: 6’4 3/8 Weight: 332 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 5.26

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:

2nd Round

Non-position specific categories


Max. Value


Height/Weight 6 6
Speed 8 4
Quickness/Agility 10 6.5
Strength/Explosion 10 9.5
Athletic Ability 8 4.5
Durability 8 7
Character 6 5.5
Production/Experience 6 4.5
Toughness 8 7
Potential 10 9

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories


Max. Value


Pass Blocking 10 7
Run Blocking 10 8.5
Awareness 8 6.5
Hand Placement 6 3
Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 3.5
Footwork 8 5
Leverage 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System


Ducasse’s biggest strength, is his strength. He’s a huge guy with great weight distribution and strength. Dominated the D1AA competition. Terrific run blocker who gets good leverage and gets good push. Has good knee bend and he knows not to bend at the waist.


Is still pretty raw and new to football. Level of competition wasn’t great and he struggled at times at the Senior Bowl. Has slow, heavy feet and stiff hips which might prohibit him from being an effective pulling guard. Chances of being an effective tackle are slim because of a slow kick slide and inability to handle speed rushers.


Ducasse was one of the best stories to watch this draft season. He was born in Haiti and was obviously affected by the disaster there, but he kept his mind on football which shows a commitment to the game and achieving his goals. He should go to a team that loves a power running back and will be patient with teaching him better pass blocking technique


Three year starter at UMass.

Awards and Honors

2009: 1st team All-CAA. 1st team All-American (AP).
2008: 1st team All-CAA.
2007: n/a
2006: n/a


African American studies major at UMass.


No history of injuries.

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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.

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