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Leon McFadden Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On April – 19 – 2013
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Leon McFadden – San Diego State

Height: 5095

Weight: 193

Age when drafted: 23

Hometown: Inglewood, CA

Position: CB

Collegiate Number: 2

Combine notables: 4.54 40 with 1.53 split, 34.5” vertical, 9’11” broad, 6.81 3-cone, 4.27 short shuttle

Games Viewed: 2012 – San Jose State, BYU, Boise State 2011 – TCU


Leon McFadden played his high school ball at St. John Bosco Prep in Inglewood, California.

Leon committed to San Diego State over schools like BYU, Washington, and Utah State due to a promise to play wide receiver. McFadden was moved to the defensive backfield after a rash of injuries. McFadden never looked back as he played in 12 games that season. McFadden would go on to earn All-Mountain West honors the next three seasons, including First-Team All-Mountain West as a senior.

Athletics comes natural to Leon as his father played professional baseball for the Houston Astros organization. Read the rest of this entry » «Leon McFadden Scouting Report»

Marcus Lattimore Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On April – 15 – 2013
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Marcus Lattimore – South Carolina

Height: 5112

Weight: 221

Age when drafted: 21

Hometown: Duncan, SC

Position: RB

Collegiate Number: 21

Combine notables: DNP

Games Viewed: 2012 – Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Missouri, Georgia 2011 – Georgia 2010 – Alabama, Auburn


Marcus Lattimore attended Byrnes High School and was ranked as a five star recruit by all scouting services. He was one of the most highly decorated players in country and chose South Carolina over Auburn on national signing day.

Lattimore would make his presence felt from day one as a true freshman. He burst onto the national stage when he rushed for almost 1,200 yards, which included over 100 yards in three contests. Lattimore would continue his success through the first seven and a half games of his sophomore season before a knee injury ended his season prematurely. Lattimore finished with 818 yards on 163 carries as a sophomore.

Lattimore’s junior season would be a season to prove he could play at 100% following a serious knee injury. As the season wore on, Lattimore progressed as he rushed for 662 yards through nine contests. Lattimore would be unable to complete his junior season following a devastating knee injury that would have some questioning whether he would play at all in 2013.

Lattimore’s recovery has been newsworthy as he’s believed to be on track with playing this coming season. A remarkable recovery given the seriousness of the injury. The only concerns with Lattimore is the durability question following two serious knee injuries that ended his seasons in consecutive seasons. Read the rest of this entry » «Marcus Lattimore Scouting Report»

Matt Elam Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On April – 10 – 2013
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Matt Elam – Florida

Height: 5097

Weight: 208

Age when drafted: 21

Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Position: SS

Collegiate Number: 22

Combine notables: 4.54 40 with 1.57 split, 17 bench reps, 35.5” vertical, 9’10” broad jump

Games Viewed: 2012 – Texas A&M, LSU, South Carolina, Florida State, Louisville 2011 – Auburn, Florida State, Ohio State


Matt Elam attended William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Elam was a highly recruited prospect that won the Gatorade Player of the Year and Florida Mr. Football as a senior. Elam was rated as the 14th overall prospect in the 2010 recruiting class and joined a vaunted class of prospects for Urban Meyer.

Elam made an immediate impact at Florida as a true freshman in his only season playing under Urban Meyer. Elam finished his freshman season with 22 tackles and a sack, playing in all 13 games for the Gators.

Elam would take over as a full-time starter in 2011. Elam would make his presence felt with his physical style of play as he became one of the most feared hitters in college football as a sophomore. He finished the season with 78 tackles, 2 sacks, and 2 interceptions.

Elam’s final season in Gainesville he was voted as a First-Team All American for his 76 tackle, 2 sack, and 4 interception season.

Elam has NFL bloodlines as his brother Abe has played seven seasons in the NFL after going undrafted in 2005. Read the rest of this entry » «Matt Elam Scouting Report»

Zach Ertz Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On April – 9 – 2013
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Zach Ertz – Stanford University

Height: 6050

Weight: 249

Age when drafted: 22

Hometown: Orange, CA

Position: TE

Collegiate Number: 86

Combine notables: 4.76 40, 30.5” vertical, 9’3” vertical, 24 bench reps

Games Viewed: 2012 – Notre Dame, Washington, Oregon, USC 2011 – Oklahoma St.


Zach Ertz was a standout football and basketball player at Monte Vista High School in Danville, California.

Ertz redshirted in 2009 but came on strong in 2010 as a redshirt freshman. Ertz would play in all 13 games that season and finish with 16 receptions for 160 yards and 5 TD’s. In 2011, Ertz played second fiddle to Coby Fleener but managed to finish the season with 27 receptions, 343 yards, and 4 TD’s. Ertz missed three games that season due to a knee injury. Ertz came on strong in his junior season with 69 catches for 898 yards and 6 TD’s.

Ertz’s father played for Lehigh from 1981-1984. Read the rest of this entry » «Zach Ertz Scouting Report»

Eddie Lacy Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On April – 6 – 2013
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Eddie Lacy – Alabama

Height: 5110

Weight: 231

Age when drafted: 22

Hometown: Geismar, LA

Position: RB

Collegiate Number: 42

Combine notables: DNP

Games Viewed: 2012 – LSU, Texas A&M, Georgia, Missouri, Michigan, Arkansas, Auburn, Notre Dame 2011 – Arkansas, LSU


Eddie Lacy graduated from Dutchtown High School in Geismar, LA where he was a standout running back garnering a four star ranking from Lacy was rated as the 13th best back and 116th overall prospect in the 2009 recruiting class by Rivals.

Lacy redshirted in 2009 and emerged as the third string back behind Heisman winner Mark Ingram and 2012 No. 3 overall pick Trent Richardson. Despite being third on the depth chart, Lacy gained 406 yards on 56 carries and 6 TD’s during his redshirt freshman season.

Lacy would move up one spot with Ingram heading to the NFL but was still stuck behind Trent Richardson in 2011. Even so, he managed to carry the ball 95 times for 674 yards and 7 TD’s.

2012 would be Lacy’s year to carry the load but the talented Alabama squad had true freshman T.J. Yeldon to spell him. Lacy toted the ball 204 times for 1,322 yards and 17 TD’s.  Read the rest of this entry » «Eddie Lacy Scouting Report»

Johnathan Franklin Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On April – 4 – 2013
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Johnathan Franklin – UCLA

Height: 5100

Weight: 205

Age when drafted: 23

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Position: RB

Collegiate Number: 23

Combine notables: 4.49 40, 1.54 10 split, 31.5” vertical, 4.31 short shuttle, 6.89 3-cone, 18 bench reps

Games Viewed: 2012 – Rice, Nebraska, Stanford, Baylor 2011 – Houston, Stanford, USC


Johnathan Franklin was a three-year letter winner at Dorsey High School. Franklin was a standout at running back and earned four stars from

Franklin redshirted in 2008 but was a standout on scout team earning recognition for his efforts. In 2009, Franklin started eight games and played in all thirteen. He led the team in rushing with 566 yards and 5 TD’s. In 2010, Franklin emerged winning team MVP when he totaled 1,127 yards and 8 TD’s on the ground. Franklin lost some steam as junior in 2011 despite averaging 5.9 yards per carry. His senior season served as a breakout season when he rushed for 1,734 yards and 13 TD’s. Most importantly, Franklin showed that he could be a factor in the passing game as he caught 33 passes for 323 yards and 2 TD’s. Read the rest of this entry » «Johnathan Franklin Scouting Report»

Sam Montgomery Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On April – 1 – 2013
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Sam Montgomery – LSU

Height: 6032

Weight: 262

Age when drafted: 23

Hometown: Greenwood, SC

Position: DE

Collegiate Number: 99

Combine notables: 4.81 40 with 1.64 split, 34.5” vertical, 7.18 3-cone, 4.51 short shuttle

Games Viewed: 2012 – Washington, Auburn, Florida, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Alabama, Clemson 2011 – Alabama, Georgia


Sam Montgomery was a standout defensive end at Greenwood High School in Greenwood South Carolina. He was a standout basketball player at Greenwood as well and teammate of South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger. Montgomery racked up 26 sacks over the course of his final two years in high school and was a four-star recruit that chose LSU over in state schools such as South Carolina and Clemson.

Montgomery redshirted in 2009 and ended his redshirt freshman season (2010) with 18 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. Montgomery burst onto the national scene as a sophomore with 49 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, and 9 sacks. Montgomery’s final season in Baton Rouge ended with 8 sacks and 13 tackles for loss. Read the rest of this entry » «Sam Montgomery Scouting Report»

Logan Ryan Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On March – 26 – 2013
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Logan Ryan – Rutgers

Height: 5111

Weight: 191

Age when drafted: 22

Hometown: Berlin, NJ

Position: CB

Collegiate Number: 11

Combine notables: 4.56 40 with 1.50 split, 32.5” vertical, 9’8” broad, 6.69 3-cone, 4.06 short shuttle

Games Viewed: 2012 – Arkansas, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Connecticut 2011 – Iowa State


Logan Ryan attended Eastern High School in Voorhees, New Jersey. At Eastern HS, Ryan earned All-State honors at quarterback and cornerback. He was a four-star recruit by

Ryan redshirted in 2009 as a true freshman. He saw action in all 11 games as a redshirt sophomore making 9 tackles and 1 pass broken up. As a redshirt sophomore, Ryan emerged as one of the top corners in college football. He made 67 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions, and 14 pass break ups. Ryan continued his phenomenal play in 2012. He notched 94 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 4 interceptions, and 17 pass break ups. Read the rest of this entry » «Logan Ryan Scouting Report»

Kawann Short Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On March – 25 – 2013
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Kawann Short – Purdue University

Height: 6027

Weight: 299

Age when drafted: 24

Hometown: East Chicago, IN

Position: DT

Collegiate Number: 93

Combine notables: DNP

Games Viewed: 2012 – Ohio State, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Iowa 2011 – Ohio State, Michigan, Illinois


Kawann Short attended Central High School and was a three star prospect, 24th defensive tackle nationally.

He redshirted in 2008 before taking over as a full-time starter for four years. Selected to Second Team All Big Ten as a sophomore after recording 6 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss. In 2011 and 2012, his junior and senior seasons respectively, he earned All Big Ten First Team after totaling 12.5 sacks and 31.5 tackles for loss.

The four-year starter considered leaving Purdue after his junior season but a third round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee kept him in school. Read the rest of this entry » «Kawann Short Scouting Report»

Kyle Long Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On March – 19 – 2013
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Kyle Long – Oregon

Height: 6061

Weight: 313

Age when drafted: 24

Hometown: Ivy, Virginia

Position: OT/OG

Collegiate Number: 74

Combine notables: 4.94 40 with 1.68 10 split, 28” vertical, 8’11” broad jump

Games Viewed: 2012 – USC, Arizona State, Stanford


Kyle Long attended St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, VA. He played baseball and football and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 23rd round of the 2008 MLB Draft. Long didn’t sign with the White Sox instead choosing to play baseball at Florida State.

A DUI in January 2009 combined with academic struggles led to Long leaving Florida State. Long opted to return to home, get his life together and enrolled in Saddleback Junior College in Mission Viejo, CA. Long would return to the football field and played two years at Saddleback before enrolling at the University of Oregon. Long’s first season at Saddleback was spent at defensive end before settling in on the offensive line in year two. Long has one year of major college football under his belt at Oregon which will be the major knock on him entering the draft.

Long has pedigree in spades as his father is Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long and his brother was the No. 2 overall pick for the St. Louis Rams, Chris Long. Read the rest of this entry » «Kyle Long Scouting Report»