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Kendall Wright Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On January - 20 - 20121 COMMENT
2012 NFL Draft prospect Kendall WrightKendall Wright

Baylor

Ht. 5-10 Wt. 195

Hands:  Kendall Wright has reliable hands and is prone to few drops.  If they come they usually look to be concentration issues over the middle.  He won’t drop many.  His ability to track the football is uncanny and makes him so special.  He brings in tough over the shoulder throws with a regularity.  Despite being 5’10, he is a tenacious catcher that appears to want it more than defenders.

Route Running:  Wright runs crisp routes as he can get in and out of his breaks faster than most.  He has experience in the slot and outside and looks equally effective at either.  Hands down the top vertical route runner in this draft.  Shows the savvy to stem back to the sidelines on the deep fade and vertical routes prior to the catch to shield defenders.

After the Catch:  Wright is extremely dangerous with the ball in his hands.  Despite not having great size he possesses the power to break tackles in the open field as well run right by defenders.  He’s an explosive and sudden runner that gets to top speed very quickly.  If not for his prowess in the vertical game he could make a living running underneath coverage and turning up field for extra yards.  Read the rest of this entry » «Kendall Wright Scouting Report»

2012 NFL Draft Big Board : 64-100

Posted by Brad On January - 20 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

2012 NFL Draft

RankNamePositionSchool
65Cam JohnsonDEVirginia
66Dwight JonesWRNorth Carolina
67Derek WolfeDT/DECincinnati
68Nick ToonWRWisconsin
69Vinny CurryDEMarshall
70Brandon WeedenQBOklahoma St.
71Stephen HillWRGeorgia Tech
72Jonathan MassaquoiOLBTroy
73Brandon WashingtonOGMiami
74Danny TrevathanOLBKentucky
75Alameda Ta'amuDTWashington
76Mike MartinDTMichigan
77Nate PotterOTBoise St.
78Mychal KendricksILBCalifornia
79DeVier PoseyWROSU
80Travis LewisOLBOklahoma
81Amini SilatoluOGNorthwestern St.
82Bruce IrvinDE/OLBWest Virginia
83Michael EgnewTEMissouri
84George IlokaFSBoise St.
85Markelle MartinFSOklahoma St.
86Josh ChapmanNTAlabama
87Billy WinnDT/DEBoise St.
88Brian QuickWRAppalachian St.
89Harrison SmithSSNotre Dame
90Trumaine JohnsonCBMontana
91James BrownOTTroy
92Nick FolesQBArizona
93Brandon LindseyOLBPittsburgh
94Audie ColeILBNC St.
95Jeff AllenOTIllinois
96Jarius WrightWRArkansas
97Dwight BentleyCBUL Lafayette
98Chris GivensWRWake Forest
99Isaiah PeadRBCincinnati
100Keenan RobinsonOLBTexas

Justin Blackmon Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On January - 20 - 2012ADD COMMENTS
"2012 NFL Draft prospect Justin Blackmon"Justin Blackmon

Oklahoma St.

Ht. 6-1 Wt. 208

Hands:  Excellent hands with only a few concentration lapses which lead to drops but for the most part is a reliable receiver.  His long arms gives him an uncanny ability to snatch the ball away from his body and rangy catching radius.  Catches the ball in traffic as well as anyone in the draft.  High points the ball and uses his incredible strength to fight off defenders in the air.

Route Running:  Blackmon’s route running has drastically improved each year at Oklahoma St.  He needs to continue to work at this aspect of his game, particularly in terms of running crisper routes in order to get separation in man coverage.  In the NFL, his routes will have to be crisp and precise due to his lack of top end speed. Read the rest of this entry » «Justin Blackmon Scouting Report»

2012 NFL Draft Big Board: 33-64

Posted by Brad On January - 19 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

 

RankNamePositionCollege
33Jerel WorthyDTMichigan St.
34Brock OsweilerQBArizona St.
35Dont'a HightowerILBAlabama
36Zach BrownOLBNorth Carolina
37Brandon BoykinCBGeorgia
38Kelechi OsemeleOGIowa St.
39Doug MartinRBBoise St.
40Brandon ThompsonDTClemson
41Zebrie SandersOTFlorida St.
42Chris PolkRBWashington
43Vontaze BurfictILBArizona St.
44Bobby WagnerOLBUtah St.
45Alfonzo DennardCBNebraska
46Ryan TannehillQBTexas A&M
47David WilsonRBVirginia Tech
48Ronnell LewisOLBOklahoma
49Dwayne AllenTEClemson
50Chase MinnifieldCBVirginia
51Chandler JonesDE/OLBSyracuse
52Casey HaywardCBVanderbilt
53Lavonte DavidOLBNebraska
54Jamell FlemingCBOklahoma
55Kevin ZeitlerOGWisconsin
56Bernard PierceRBTemple
57Josh RobinsonCBCentral Florida
58Rueben RandleWRLSU
59Orson CharlesTEGeorgia
60Jayron HosleyCBVirginia Tech
61Sean SpenceOLBMiami
62Leonard JohnsonCBIowa St
63Jared CrickDT/DENebraska
64Coby FleenerTEStanford

Terrance Ganaway Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On January - 19 - 2012ADD COMMENTS
Terrance Ganaway

Baylor

Ht. 6-0 Wt. 240

Strengths:  Terrance Ganaway’s speed is underrated considering he weighs 240 pounds.  While he won’t make his living running away from defenders in the open field he is a deceptive athlete that can break the big run.  He is always falling forward and his legs are always churning for extra yards.  Ganaway has very little wear and tear on him so durability shouldn’t be an issue at the next level.

Weaknesses:  Ganaway’s hands won’t permit him to be a three down back in the NFL.  He won’t create any extra yards as an athlete and has little game experience as this season was his only as a full time starter at Baylor.   Ran out of the spread option a lot at Baylor, so he’ll have to be able to pick up an NFL system. Read the rest of this entry » «Terrance Ganaway Scouting Report»

Vick Ballard Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On January - 18 - 2012ADD COMMENTS
Vick Ballard

Mississippi St.

Ht. 5-11 Wt. 220

Strengths:  Ballard is a big back that has a nose for the endzone.  He has excellent balance for his size and underrated speed.  While he won’t outrun defenders he has the burst and acceleration to get to the hole quickly.  There is no wasted movement with Ballard as he gets north and south and his shoulders square to the line of scrimmage and doesn’t look back.

Weaknesses:  Ballard lacks the elusiveness to be an everydown back in the NFL.  He also doesn’t possess the receiving skills to be considered a threat out of the backfield at the next level.  He has split carries throughout his career. Read the rest of this entry » «Vick Ballard Scouting Report»

2012 NFL Draft Top 32 Big Board

Posted by Brad On January - 18 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

With the underclassmen declarations coming to a close we will be dialing in our top 100 prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft.  Today we explore the top 32 picks that could make up the first round of April’s draft.

RankNamePositionCollege
1Andrew LuckQBStanford
2Matt KalilOTUSC
3Robert Griffin IIIQBBaylor
4Morris ClaiborneCBLSU
5Trent RichardsonRBAlabama
6Justin BlackmonWROklahoma St
7David DeCastroOGStanford
8Dre KirkpatrickCBAlabama
9Riley ReiffOTIowa
10Kendall WrightWRBaylor
11Jonathan MartinOTStanford
12Quinton CoplesDENorth Carolina
13Luke KuechlyILBBoston College
14Michael BrockersDT/DELSU
15Courtney UpshawDE/OLBAlabama
16Devon StillDT/DEPenn St.
17Mike AdamsOTOSU
18Peter KonzOC/OGWisconsin
19Dontari PoeDTMemphis
20Janoris JenkinsCBNorth Alabama
21Mohamed SanuWRRutgers
22Mark BarronSSAlabama
23Michael FloydWRNotre Dame
24Andre BranchDE/OLBClemson
25Whitney MercilusDEIllinois
26Alshon JefferyWRSouth Carolina
27Stephon GilmoreCBSouth Carolina
28Melvin IngramDE/OLBSouth Carolina
29Nick PerryDE/OLBUSC
30Fletcher CoxDT/DEMississippi St.
31Lamar MillerRBMiami
32Cordy GlennOGGeorgia

Cyrus Gray Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On January - 18 - 2012ADD COMMENTS
Cyrus Gray

Texas A&M

Ht. 5-10 Wt. 200

Strengths:  Gray has the speed and quickness to draw the attention of scouts.  Gray does an excellent job of exploiting the smallest of creases in the defense with outstanding vision.  He also has a knack for finding cutback lanes which usually lead to big gains.  His hands are very good for the position and could be an effective pass catcher in the NFL.

Weaknesses:  Gray doesn’t fight for extra yards and too often his legs go dead on contact.  He also needs to learn to square his shoulders to the line of scrimmage as he has a tendency to rely just on speed on runs to the outside.  While he’s a willing blocker, he will have to become a more effective one if he wants to be considered a three-down back. Read the rest of this entry » «Cyrus Gray Scouting Report»

Nothing like a pot bust to get your NFL Draft process underway.

How will this effect Kirkpatrick's draft stock?

A week after declaring for the 2012 NFL Draft, Dre Kirkpatrick was arrested for possession of marijuana by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.  Kirkpatrick was found with less than twenty grams of marijuana and released after posting $120 bond.

Kirkpatrick figures to be a top 15 pick in April’s draft.  At 6’3” 185 pounds he has the size of an elite physical specimen at the cornerback position.  Kirkpatrick was awarded All-American honors this season for his Crimson Tide who is fresh off winning the National Championship.

Kirkpatrick will have a lot of explaining to do during the upcoming interviews at the Scouting Combine and Pro Day workouts.

Kirkpatrick isn’t likely to experience a drastic drop in the draft as this is his first recorded incident of this nature.  He will likely be taken in the top 15 of the 2012 NFL Draft but it may give teams in the top 10 some hesitation.

Robert Turbin Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On January - 17 - 2012ADD COMMENTS
Robert Turbin

Utah St.

Ht. 5-10 Wt. 226

Strengths:  Turbin is a big back that runs well behind his pads.  At 5’10, 226 pounds he has surprising speed for his size.  He excels and will most likely make his living running between the tackles in the NFL.  He is more elusive than most think or would believe for someone his size.  His work ethic and character have been praised by his coaches at Utah St.

Weaknesses:  His instincts and vision need some work which could come with more reps.  He also has an injury history that cost him the 2010 season and could be a factor for many NFL teams.  Despite having solid speed for his size he rarely bounces the ball, even when it’s necessary.  Part of this problem is the lack of vision and instincts and may keep him out of the anticipated 3rd-4th round range.  Read the rest of this entry » «Robert Turbin Scouting Report»

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