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Rookie Scouting - Find Out Their Ratings Before You Draft Them
When your at the rookie scouting screen,have you ever seen comments and wondered what they mean.Well i found a site that lists the comments and what they do for your player SOME NOTES + means greater than the number, - means less than, eg. 49- means less than (and including 49) / 80+ means above and (including) 80, but the value is more likely to be closer to the number, eg. 83 rather than 93. Quarterback he has an unbelievable arm THP 90+ has excellent arm strength. you can't ask for a better arm THP 90+ has a quick delivery and the arm to make all the throws THP 80-89 goos arm strength, sort of Kelly Holcomb type THP 80-89 puts good velocity and zips behind his tosses THP 80-89 very accurate, displaying proper placement and precision on his throws THP 80- 89 had adequate arm strength, but is more effective with medium routes THP 70-79 this guy is a career backup with his arm strength THP 70-79 he might have enough arm strength to go in on fake FGs, Maybe THP 69- his arm is terrible, he'll never be a starting NFL quarterback THP 69- very accurate, displaying proper placement and precision on his throws THA 80+ knows how to take something off and shows great confidence in his touch THA 80+ very accurate QB. He reminds me of a young Brett Favre THA 80+ pretty accurate for a rookie, he will improve with time THA 70-79 he shows accuracy and touch on all his throws THA 70-79 has a good touch, knowing when to take some velocity off THA 70-79 may need some work with a QB coach. Break down his mechanics THA 70-79 he has the accuracy of Kordell Stewart in even years THA 60-69 he'll fit right in as the third string quarterback for now THA 60-69 might need some work on his accuracy. Could be mechanics THA 60-69 not the most accurate thrower - tends to throw off his back foot THA 59- he will be a dangerous weapon in the NFL. the next Mike Vick SPD 90+ he scares NFL coaches and GMs with his speed SPD 90+ has excellent speed. he will beat teams running and throwing SPD 80-89 this kid is one of the "new breed" of NFL quarterbacks SPD 80-89 this QBs speed reminds me of McNabb or Culpepper SPD 80-89 has the speed to scramble, possessing a fluid stride heading upfield SPD 70-79 very elusive. has the speed of Rich Gannon SPD 70-79 as fast as Jeff Garcia. He's got enough speed to matter SPD 60-69 good enough speed to outrun ends or backers to the corner SPD 60-69 he's a classic pocket passer. Think Chad Pennington's speed SPD 50-59 typical pocket passer speed. Just enough to get by SPD 50-59 he reminds me alot of Tom Brady in terms of pure speed SPD 50-59 as fast as Brian Griese or Peyton Manning. Which isn't fast SPD 49- he has Mike Vick ability to outrun defenders ACC 90+ it's scary how well he can accelerate away from defenders ACC 80-89 he won't outrun Derrick Brooks, but he had good acceleration ACC 70-79 he will not outrun defenders, but he has a small amount of juice ACC 60-69 he just doesn't have that second gear to outrun defenders ACC 50-59 he's a pocket passer. he is not a running QB ACC 49- does not have the quickness to gain yardage past the line of scrimmage ACC 49- creative quarterback who has impressive improvisational skills AGI 80+ has the body control to make defenders miss when on the move AGI 80+ shows good mobility in the pocket and is able to throw on the run AGI 70-79 has the lateral agility to slide in the pocket AGI 70-79 he has just adequate agility in the pocket AGI 60-69 has the moves of a Rob Johnson. Exactly. AGI 60-69 seems to have difficulties avoiding defenders during a fierce pass rush AGI 50- 59 he's not going to make defenders miss when he scrambles AGI 50-59 he won't make defenders miss like Michael Vick. Poor agility AGI 50-59 does not have the lateral agility to escape the pocket AGI 49- displays great presence in the huddle. A true leader AWR 70-79 reads defenses well and looks to check off has great awareness AWR 70-79 takes his time spotting targets and is never rattled by pressure AWR 70-79 never panics in the pocket, showing poise and composure AWR 60-69 stands strong in the pocket, maintaining his composure under pressure AWR 60-69 knows how to look defenses off to spot his secondary targets AWR 60-69 never panics in the pocket, showing poise and composure AWR 60-69 he'll fit right in as a third string quarterback for now AWR 50-59 it may take a couple of years to get a return on your investment AWR 50-59 lacks the ideal instincts you want in a field general AWR 50-59 has trouble reading defenses, staying on his primary targets too long AWR 40-49 must develop a more take-charge attitude in the huddle AWR 39- knows how to hang on the ball and not take chances CAR 70+ he almost never fumbles which is amazing for a QB CAR 70+ is about average when it comes to ball security CAR 60-69 he will fumble. it shouldn't be a major problem, though CAR 60-69 he will be an average NFL QB where fumbling is concerned CAR 60-69 needs to secure the ball better, as he has had fumble problems CAR 50-59 he'll lead the league in QB fumbles if he starts CAR 50-59 recently diagnosed with 'severe fumbilities' CAR 50-59 he's a drive killer mainly due to his fumbling problems CAR 40-49 He's prone to fumbling when hit on his blindside CAR 40-49 ball-security problems lead to a high number of fumbles CAR 40-49 he has never learned how to hold on to the ball CAR 39- he set the record for fumbles at his school this season CAR 39- he will fumble two to three times a game. Not good for a QB CAR 39- this is one of the toughest kids i've ever met. rarely injured INJ 90+ even if he's sacked as much as carr was as a rookie, he'll get up INJ 90+ you need a QB that can play through injuries. And this kid can INJ 80-89 tough and durable, he's never been knocked out of a game INJ 80-89 he wont have too much trouble with injuries INJ 70-79 he'll have the normal amount of injuries that an NFL player has INJ 70-79 he may see a small amount of injuries, but i wouldn't worry INJ 70-79 he has a propensity for getting injured. Plan accordingly INJ 60-69 a serious injury earlier in his career needs further medical evaluation INJ 60- 69 a qb this inury prone could be a problem INJ 50-59 one big injury and he'll never be the same INJ 50-59 a QB this injury prone could be a problem INJ 50-59 he'll be lucky if he stays healthy rheough the preseason INJ 50-59 he will spend 1/3 of his career on injured reserve INJ 40-49 he's a prima donna that is constantly injured and whining INJ 40-49 he's one good hit away from a career ending injury INJ 39- every time he's sacked, you'd better hold your breath INJ 39- Running Back has blazing speed, something NFL teams covet at the HB position SPD 90+ has pure speed. something that can't be taught SPD 90-95 he was a two sport athlete in college who also ran track SPD 80-89 great speed to outrun corners and linebackers in a foot race SPD 80-89 has effective breakaway speed in the open SPD 80-89 more comfortable moving the chains than going for the big play SPD 80-89 despite his production, he lacks top-end speed SPD 79- does not have top-end speed to elude in the open SPD 79- has a sharp outside burst - shows explosive acceleration around the corner ACC 90+ quick-switch runner with no hesitation in his initial burst ACC 90+ shows good seperation ability ACC 80-89 shifty runner around the corner with incredible acceleration ACC 80-89 has an above-average short burst to cut back or bounce outside ACC 80-89 has the acceleration needed to cut around the corner ACC 80-89 he is hesitant to kick it into that extra gear needed to get to the second level ACC 70-79 he lacks sudden burst out of his stance before getting into gear ACC 69- can make cuts in the hole - has hip swerve needed to avoid defenders AGI 90+ can make defenders miss in the open with his sick juking moves AGI 80-89 has the lateral agility to quickly bounce outside AGI 80-89 has the agility to spin away from tacklers AGI 80-89 needs to develiop better cutting moves to avoid tacklers AGI 79- more of a straight ahead runner, lacking the juking moves to turn corners AGI 79- lacks elusive running skills, showing little hip swerve AGI 79- powerful tackle-breaker with excellent balance and strength BTK 90+ lowers his head and punishes with tremendous force BTK 90+ keeps his pad level low as he bounces off arm tackles BTK 80-89 explosive runner with the hip swerve to break tackles BTK 80-89 drives with his legs to gain yards through traffic BTK 70-79 has the power to gain yardage after the initial hit BTK 70-79 breaks tackles with a powerful leg drive BTK 70-79 does not have the leg drive to move piles BTK 60-69 has trouble trying to create a surge to move the pile BTK 60-69 he will generally go down from the initial hit BTK 60-69 he isn't going to be the back that breaks tackles. He'll have to be elusive BTK 50-59 doesn't have much skill breaking tackles BTK 50-59 he's obviously not a featured back with his inability to break arm tackles BTK 49- catches the ball well coming out of the backfield, extending properly CTH 70+ shows good hands in the short area passing game CTH 70+ good receiver who was a regular target of his qb in their passing attack CTH 60- 69 maintains concentration going up for the ball to make the catch in traffic CTH 60- 69 looks comfortable catching the ball CTH 60-69 decent receiver with average hands and pass-catching ability CTH 50-59 hands are very suspect, so he was never involved in the passing game CTH 50-59 liability in the passing game - does not have the hands to catch the ball CTH 49- generally taken out of the game on passing downs CTH 49- he has the leg drive needed to move the piles. STR 70+ runs with authority and displays above-average power in his game STR 60-69 breaks tackles with a powerful leg drive STR 60-69 displays the vision to find the seam on the move - runs with good body lean. AWR 70+ instinctive runner who sets up well and uses his blocks well AWR 70+ a hard worker in the weight room, playing field and class room. great kid AWR 70+ he twice earned academic all-conference honours AWR 60-69 hits the holes with authority and has above average field vision AWR 60-69 lacks creativity, only taking what the offensive line gives him AWR 50-59 effective pick-and-slide runner with adequate vision AWR 50-59 has no starting experience at halfback. he played mostly special teams AWR 50- 59 it's going to take him awhile to adjust to the pro game AWR 49- clashes with coaches and is generally tough to work with AWR 49- has a long history of off-field problems AWR 49- he is quite a specimen at the HB position CAR 90+ he is very good at cradling the ball securely CAR 80-89 he securely protects the ball running through traffic CAR 80-89 has reliable hands holding on to the ball securely running through traffic CAR 80- 89 hasn't shown a tendency to fumble the ball when hit CAR 70-79 protects the ball securely while runninng CAR 70-79 needs to protect the ball better when running to prevent costly fumbles CAR 60- 69 puts the ball on the ground too often to be counted on CAR 60-69 small hands have resulted in fumbles throughout his career CAR 59- his inability to properly secure the ball hurts his stock CAR 59- does not do a good job protecting the ball in the lanes CAR 59- has an aggressive blovking nature and is quick to pick up the blitz PBK 40-50 effective blocker who does a fine job protecting his qb PBK 40-50 willing blocker who knows how to use his hands to get under the defender PBK 40- 50 has an aggresive blocking nature and is quick to pick up the blitz PBK 40-50 he is a gutty, versatile back who bounces back from injuries quickly INJ 90+ durable workshorse with sturdy legs and exceptional upper-body strength INJ 80- 89 this is one tough kid. he should be injury free the majority of the season INJ 80- 89 shows courage running up the middle and fights through injuries INJ 80-89 very durable and tough INJ 80-89 rarely misses offseason weight training workouts, keeping healthy INJ 70-79 he is quite a specimen at the HB position INJ 70-79 he not really susceptable to injuries, but he's also not that durable INJ 70- 79 he's about 50/50 when it comes to injuries. he'll get hurt INJ 60-69 nobody's ever accused him of playing through tough injuries INJ 60-69 lack of durability is a concern INJ 60-69 has had problems overcoming minor injuries INJ 50-59 needs to improve his offseason conditioning (tends to get injured easily) INJ 40- 49 he will be injured more than the team wants him to be INJ 40-49 has major medical concerns INJ 39- Full Backs good speed for a fullback. He has the straight ahead speed of B.J Askew SPD 70+ has above-average straight-line speed SPD 70+ has average speed for an NFL fullback SPD 60-69 has adequate speed for a FB SPD 60-69 he's not going to run away from anybody SPD 60-69 lacks sustained speed for long runs SPD 59- works in his routes, but lacks seperation ability SPD 59- gets a quick start off the ball and attacks the hole with force ACC 80+ shows average seperation skills running pass routes ACC 80+ has the sudden burst needed to get to the second level ACC 80+ shows an adequate burst when accelerating through the holes ACC 70-79 has good acceleration, showing explosion through the holes ACC 70-79 shows average acceleration skills running pass routes ACC 60-69 does not show explosion coming out of his stance ACC 50-59 he is a one-speed runner with no acceleration or burst ACC 49- considered on of the best blocking fullbacks in college football PBK 60+ collision-type blocker who works hard to occupy defenders in pass blocking PBK 60+ bends his knees properly to get underneath the defender in pass protection PBK 60+ shows a knack for pass protection. will help give out QB a little more time PBK 50-59 effective pass protector who shows the ability to adjust on the move PBK 50-59 he struggles in pass protection and not worth a pick in my opinion PBK 40-49 terrible in pass-protection. He will be a liability on passing downs PBK 40-49 lacks consistency as a pass blocker - does not like facing up to defenders PBK 39- needs to be more aggresove in pass protection PBK 39- he's a powerful player who is a devistating blocker in the running game RBK 70+ aligns and positions himself properly, leading the charge through rush lanes RBK 70+ shows solid balance as a run blocker, using his leg drive to carry defenders RBK 60-69 will take on defenders, lowering his shoulder to occupy the rush lanes RBK 60-69 follows up his adequate run blocks with good balance RBK 50-59 he's developed into an average blocker for the ground game RBK 50-59 not a great run blocker, about middle of the pack when it comes to rookies RBK 40- 49 he struggles as a lead blocker. he would be a liability in the run game RBK 39- i wouldn't waste a pick on him. He's a terrible run blocker RBK 39- shows great awareness in picking up the blitz AWR 70+ runs precise routes and shows good awareness working the zone AWR 70+ instinctive player who is a tireless worker in the weight room AWR 70+ used mostly with play action, flat routes and curls AWR 60-69 very quick study who rarely blows his assignment AWR 60-69 doesn't have great field vision, but we can work on that AWR 50-59 with awareness like this, take him in the later rounds. work on him in drills AWR 50-59 has average awareness for a rookie FB AWR 50-59 this guy seems to just forget his assignments. He could get somebody hurt AWR 49- shows the hands needed to reach, pluck and track the ball on pass routes CTH 70+ has the hands to be productive out of the backfield CTH 60-69 will extend, adjust and catch the ball securely with his hands CTH 60-69 has good hands for the short passing game CTH 50-59 has decent hands for a fullback CTH 50-59 he will have average hands for a fullback in the NFL CTH 50-59 he has OK hands. I wouldn't use him as a weapon out of the backfield CTH 50-59 a little tight in his arm extension trying to catch the ball CTH 49- you won't be able to rely on him in the passing game - He drops passes CTH 49- his hands do not appear natural when trying to haul in passes CTH 49- he has the leg drive needed to move the piles STR 70+ hot-and-cold blocker who is prone to being rocked back in pass protection STR 70+ hard worker in the weight room STR 60-69 inconsistant in his anchor against power moves STR 59- holds the ball securely before running CAR 80+ rarely fumbles, taking pride in his ability to protect the ball CAR 70-79 you won't see alot of problems with fumbles. if you do, cut him CAR 60-69 as little as FBs get the ball in the NFL, I wouldn't worry about fumbles CAR 59- not always adept at securing the ball CAR 59- shows good leg strength on inside runs and the leg drive to carry the pile BTK 80+ bounces off tackles well and carries tacklers on his back BTK 80+ has the power to dominate vs. LB's running through the rush lanes BTK 70-79 lowers his pads and drives with his legs to break arm tackles BTK 70-79 lowers his head and shives his way into the end zone in goal-line BTK 70-79 lowers his head and keeping his shoulders square to break arm tackles BTK 70-79 shows a knack for bouncing off and around the pile to find the goal line BTK 60- 69 he could be our short yardage specialty with his tackle breaking ability BTK 60- 69 has the ability to shake off arm tackles and emerge from the pile BTK 60-69 i wouldn't expect him to break many tackles on the way to the endzone BTK 59- he'll break some tackles, but he's a FB. Give him the ball 2-3 times per game BTK 59- attacks defenders with no hesitation in his movements AGI 70+ has the foot agility and kick slide to mirror defenders coming from the end AGI 70+ seeks contact and easily adjusts to moving targets AGI 70+ doesn't juke well. Has trouble shaking defenders AGI 60-69 mostly an inside runner, as he lacks the agility to get outside. AGI 50-59 does not have the agility to make adjustment blocks on the move AGI 50-59 poor outside runner with limited hip swerve and wiggle AGI 49- has marginal change-of-direction agility and lateral movement AGI 49- very tough and aggresive blocker with a high threshold for pain INJ 90+ tough athlete that rarely has injury problems INJ 80-89 he's really durable. tou won't have to worry too much about injuries INJ 80-89 he doesn't seem to have any obvious injury issues. He's normal INJ 70-79 he's never left a game with injuries. He's only missed one on his career INJ 70- 79 don't worry about injuries. there's nothing blatant that pops out at me INJ 70- 79 he'll probably be injured more than most NFL fullbacks INJ 60-69 he's going to be injureed as much as everyone else, he's human INJ 60-69 we just found out about an ACL tear he had in school. It might be an issue INJ 60- 69 he has never been known as somebody who can fight through injuries INJ 50- seems to have trouble shrugging off injuries INJ 50- Wide Receiver productive downfield receiver with electrifying speed SPD 90+ has the speed to consistently get deep and beat corners SPD 90+ decent 40 time for an nfl receiver SPD 80-89 he has ok speed. will most likely be a possession receiver SPD 80-89 excellant hands with proper arm extension CTH 80-89 all of the NFL scouts rave about his hands CTH 80-89 if you work on his hands in training camp, he will be great CTH 70-79 solid receiver, has room for improvement CTH 70-79 good hands. he need to work on his hand/eye coordination CTH 70-79 does not have natural hands CTH 60-69 has a tendency to bobble the pigskin. Work on his catching CTH 60-69 check his vision - he seems to lack hand/eye coordination CTH 60-69 he worked hard at trials, but his hands are just average CTH 50-59 WR this bad should not be allowed near the football CTH 50-59 he is so good, he can create space with his acceleration ACC 90+ still shows deep acceleration to defeat defenders on routes ACC 80-89 very hard to contain after the catch ACC 80-89 shows the acceleration to run past defenders ACC 80-89 doesn't really show good acceleration heading upfield ACC 70-79 it's going to be tough for him to get seperation from fast CBs ACC 70-79 he lacks that explosive burst to free himself from defenders ACC 69- has leaping ability comparable to Randy Moss JMP 90+ impressive leaping ability. this kid will out jump any corner JMP 90+ has the leaping ability to get to the ball like Joe Horn JMP 80-89 has above-average leaping ability JMP 80-89 we had his vertical right. he's in the middle of the pack JMP 70-79 he's not the kind of guy that will be able to go up and get it JMP 70-79 his vertical is better than we have, but it's not impressive JMP 70-79 his agility will rival Harrison or Moss AGI 90+ has outstanding quickness in and out of cuts AGI 90+ shifty receiver, who has proper shake to escape the jam AGI 80-89 makes initial tacklers miss with wiggle and juking moves AGI 80-89 straight-line runner who lacks juking moves AGI 70-79 has marginal change-of-direction agility AGI 70-79 he has great field awareness. Remarkable route runner AWR 70+ play maker who wants the ball in the clutch AWR 70+ he scored highly on the IQ test. had a great interview AWR 70+ has good field position awareness AWR 60-69 does have concentration problems at times AWR 60-69 in the upper echelon of smart receivers in this draft AWR 60-69 his interview was good. he'll improve with coaching AWR 60-69 has an arrogant personality that rubs a few the wrong way AWR 50-59 i've heard too much about this kids mental lapses AWR 50-59 inconsistent route-runner who lacks the ability to focus AWR 49- he's been known to lose focus on occasion AWR 49- scored 15 out of 50 on the IQ test AWR 49- hold's onto the ball after the collision. rarely fumbles CAR 70-79 he will not fumble the ball when being blasted by a SS CAR 70-79 not too many issues with fumbling, he's OK CAR 60-69 he's as good as any NFL receiver at not fumbling CAR 60-69 i wouldn't worry. he should hold onto the ball just fine CAR 60-69 he might have problems with fumbling CAR 59- ball security has been a problem in the past CAR 59- very physical receiver who loves contact. breaks tackles well BTK 60-69 i wouldn't worry about his tackle breaking. It's not a big deal BTK 59- average tackle breaking abilities for a WR. Not a big deal BTK 59- could be the next Chad Morton on the kick return team KR 90+ he will be a great kick returner in the NFL KR 80-89 it certainly wouldn't help to have him returning kicks KR 80-89 he might take somebody's job away as a returner KR 80-89 he uses his receiver skills to be an effective KR KR 70-79 he's a pretty good kick returner KR 70-79 Not a return threat KR 69- very rarely injured. This one will always be ready INJ 90+ seems to play through most injuries. Won't get hurt often INJ 80-89 he will rarely get injured. no worries there INJ 80-89 he's pretty good at staying healthy INJ 70-79 generally pretty healthy. keeps his body in good shape INJ 70-79 he's better than we thought, but he'll still get injured often INJ 60-69 he may not play all 16 games. he's injury prone INJ 60-69 yup, that injury assessment is correct stay away INJ 60-69 he has had some bad breaks with injuries in college INJ 50-59 had major issues playing through nagging injuries INJ 40-49 had a horrible injury in college. Might be a huge risk INJ 39- Tight End has enough seperation speed to isolate linebackers and DBs SPD 70+ great athlete with the speed to instantly run upfield SPD 70+ He's as fast as Chad Lewis or Freddie Jones in their prime SPD 60-69 he's fast enough to be a tight end in the NFL SPD 60-69 he's as fast as a NFL TE is supposed to be SPD 60-69 his lack of foot speed makes it difficult for him to outrun defenders SPD 59- he lacks the ideal speed for a tight end SPD 59- lacks top-end speed to elude SPD 59- shows the burst needed to escape linebackers after the catch ACC 80+ strongest asset is his ability to run after the catch ACC 80+ has quickness off the ball as a drive blocker ACC 80+ gets off the line with quickness, flashing the ability to get vertical ACC 70-79 has the speed to easily seperate from linebackers ACC 70-79 can seperate on long or short routes with his acceleration ACC 70-79 can accelerate after the catch fairly well ACC 60-69 he lacks the explosiveness after the catch to get past defenders ACC 59- he has horrible acceleration. he's not going to break any big ones ACC 59- he has the acceleration of a 400 pound sumo-wrestler ACC 59- very agile for a tight end his size AGI 70+ has the flexibility to adjust smoothly to the ball in flight AGI 70+ can seperate on long or short routes with his acceleration AGI 70+ pretty agile athlete for a TE. was a QB in high school AGI 60-69 shows sufficient change-of-direction agility AGI 60-69 lacks the change-of-direction ability to elude defenders AGI 59- tends to trip over himself when trying to get into deep routes AGI 59- has limited moves to escape the jam at the line AGI 59- has some lateral agility but struggles to escape the jam AGI 59- one of the smartest tight end to declare for the draft for years AWR 80+ a student of the game and son of a high school coach AWR 70-79 very good route-running. has NFL instincts AWR 70-79 a clutch third-down receiver. Steps up in crunch time AWR 60-69 shows above-average instincts, finding the soft spot in the zone AWR 60-69 average route runner with some savvy in his patterns AWR 50-59 since our last workout he's improved his average awareness AWR 50-59 has solid character, but needs to be "prodded" by coaches AWR 50-59 does not quickly recognise the blitz, hurting the quarterback AWR 49- does not show awareness in attempts to keep track of the ball AWR 49- has soft hands and he extends properly to pluck and snatch CTH 80+ known for making the clutch catch in college CTH 80+ natural receiver who maintains balance catching the ball CTH 80+ catches the ball well on cross, out and comeback routes CTH 70-79 makes over-the-shoulder grabs looks routine CTH 70-79 maintains eye contact on the ball and will get to it in traffic CTH 60-69 good enough hands for a rookie TE in the NFL CTH 60-69 routinely extends to make the catch in traffic CTH 60-69 lacks the natural hands to extend and pluck for the ball CTH 50-59 still does not have natural hands to snatch the ball in traffic CTH 50-59 does not have natural hands to snatch the ball in traffic CTH 50-59 he has a history of fumbling after the catch CTH 50-59 tends to take his eye off the pigskin, droppinge easy passes CTH 50-59 his inconsistent hands are a major problem CTH 49- regarded as the best run blocker at TE in his conference RBK 60+ i would draft him for his run blocking alone RBK 60+ impressive looking athlete who is a good drive blocker RBK 60+ shows the ability to reach and shield the opponents down field RBK 50-59 has quickness off the ball as a drive blocker RBK 50-59 stalks linebackers aggresively at the second level RBK 50-59 lacks explosion in his hips and legs when run blocking RBK 49- shows little pop with his hands as a drive blocker RBK 49- still shows adequate feet to slide in in pass protection PBK 60+ can reach-block, wall off and cut off in the open PBK 60+ more of a finessse player than a power blocker PBK 50-59 adequate drive blocker who uses his hands sufficiently PBK 50-59 can be driven back into the pocker by larger defenders PBK 50-59 gets run over by the larger defenders PBK 50-59 he struggles to get out and neutralize the edge rush PBK 49- has the strength to fight through press coverage STR 70+ has good functional strength for a tight end STR 70+ has made a dedication to the weight room, improving strength STR 70+ he has a strong muscular frame STR 60-69 his strength is normal for an NFL tight end STR 60-69 he's just as strong as the NFL tight ends STR 60-69 he'll break tackles as well as 90% of the other NFL TEs BTK 60-69 has enough leg drive to break tackles BTK 60-69 runs with good pad level after the catch BTK 60-69 shows the leg drive needed to gain yardage after the catch BTK 60-69 shows the power to easily break tackles upfield BTK 60-69 pretty mediocre, when tackled by a safety with some pop BTK 59- falls in the average tackle breaking category with tight ends BTK 59- he fumbles less than the majority of TEs currently in the NFL CAR 70+ tends to put the ball on the ground more than we'd like CAR 60-69 he's going to fumble just as much as every other TE CAR 60-69 needs to secure the ball better before heading upfield CAR 59- as long as he doesn't handle the football, he wont fumble CAR 59- has never had any issues with injuries INJ 90+ fights through injuries and rarely complains INJ 80-89 i don't thnk he missed any games with injuries in college INJ 80-89 you won't have to worry about injuries INJ 80-89 takes good care of his body as a drive blocker INJ 70-79 middle of the pack when it comes to getting injured INJ 70-79 takes good care of his body to prevent injuries INJ 70-79 has been plagued by injuries throughout his career INJ 60-69 has battled injuries throughout his career INJ 60-69 has medical concerns that could pose long-term problems INJ 59- Offensive Tackle considered one of the best pass blocking tackles in college football PBK 90+ great in pass protection PBK 90+ shows a good hold point in pass protection PBK 80-89 superb pass protection technique. can play either tackle position PBK 80-89 shows proper knee bend and hip flexibility setting up in pass protection PBK 80- 89 does not show great hand punch in pass protection PBK 70-79 shows good arm extension and power in pass protection PBK 70-79 he'll come into the NFL with the pass protection skills expected of a rookie PBK 70-79 i would pass on him unless it's an emergency. he struggles to pass block PBK 60- 69 his pass protection skills need work. i wouldn't take him with a high pick PBK 60- 69 a tackle this mediocre in pass protection could be a liability PBK 60-69 lacks the lower-leg drive to anchor forcefully in pass protection PBK 59- one heck of a run-blocker. loves to smack defenders in the mouth RBK 90+ emerged as one of the best run blockers in his conference RBK 90+ technically sound drive blocker who excels in the run game RBK 80-89 road-grader type who can move out his man in the run game RBK 80-89 great run blocker at the tackle position. thats huge in the nfl RBK 80-89 he shows good run blocking skills for a tackle RBK 70-79 has above-average balance through the holes RBK 70-79 he is more of a finesse run blocker than a mauler RBK 60-69 he is not quick to locate and stalk the linebacker in the run game RBK 60-69 he has barely enough run blocking skills at the tackle position to be effective RBK 60-69 you're not going to get a whole lot from him in the run game RBK 59- very strong - he will jolt the defenders on contact with his hands STR 90+ uses his strength to smply explode into the oncoming pass rushers STR 90+ needs to improve his playing strength. It's ok, but could use work. STR 80-89 uses his strength to create a strong surge coming out of his stance STR 80-89 needs to improve his strength STR 80-89 he lacks ideal power for such a massive frame STR 79- bright student of the game with no problems digesting the playbook AWR 70-79 has a terrific understanding of the complexities of the game AWR 70-79 works well with his guards to drive defenders away from the play AWR 60-69 hard worker who will do anything the coaches ask. smart kid AWR 60-69 smart kid who has developed a nasty nature as he gained experience AWR 60-69 has been pretty consitant since becoming a starter at tackle AWR 50-59 shows inconsistency in his play reaction (slow to pick up the blitz) AWR 50-59 has marginal awareness for an NFL tackle AWR 50-59 has a documented learning disability that could pose problems AWR 49- his lack of awareness has scared away a lot of teams AWR 49- he will rarely be an injury problem. if he is. i'll be shocked INJ 90+ you certainly won't have to worry about him being injured INJ 80-89 he'll stay off injured reserve pretty quickly INJ 80-89 he keeps himself in good shape and is generallly injurry free INJ 80-89 tends to play with pain on the line. Pretty durable OT INJ 70-79 don't concern yourself with injuries with him, he's fine INJ 70-79 you won't have too many injury problems. he protects himself on the line INJ 70- 79 he'll have some nagging injuries, but not enough to worry about INJ 60-69 the fact is, tackles will get injured in the NFL. he's better than average INJ 60- 69 he's average when it comes to staying healthy INJ 60-69 tends to be reckless and absorb too much punishment on the line INJ 50-59 his trainer didn't provide a report, but word is that health is a problem INJ 49- has battled injuries throughout college INJ 49- a mobile tackle who is very quick to react to stunts and blitzes ACC 90+ shows good initial quickness off the snap to gain an advantage ACC 80-89 very quick out of his stance. Will hit the d-lineman before he gets hit ACC 80- 89 has the quickness needed to get into the defending coming off the edge ACC 70-79 big-body type with average quickness off the snap ACC 60-69 decent athlete who generally fails to generate a surge off the snap ACC 60-69 has just average quickness at the second level ACC 50-59 needs work on his lower body flexibility and explosiveness ACC 40-49 just doesn't have the burst to attack in the second level ACC 40-49 i don't think he has the second level burst to be effective ACC 39- i wouldn't call his initial step a 'burst,' it's more like a trickle ACC 39- i've heard he used to play basketball in high school some speed SPD 50+ very good athlete with excellent speed for a tackle SPD 50+ decent athlete with average speed for a tackle SPD 40-49 average speed for a tackle we're not asking him to chase down corners SPD 40-49 poor overall speed and weight problems SPD 39- just plain slow. even for a tackler SPD 39- Offensive Guard wall-off type of pass blocker who moves well to seal off the outside PBK 90+ sets up well in pass protection, getting to the point of attack first PBK 80-89 plays flat-footed and can get under defenders quickly when pass blocking PBK 80- 89 uses his long arms effectively to keep the pass rushers at bay PBK 80-89 backpedals smoothly in pass protection PBK 70-79 position finesse-type blocker with solid trap blocking ability PBK 70-79 does a good job pass blocking, which he learned in a throw first offense PBK 70- 79 sets up well in pass protection, make sure he stays under control PBK 59- excellent run blocker who takes on defenders with aggression RBK 90+ drives with his legs to get great movement for the ground game RBK 90+ has the long arms and technique to sustain blocks on the move RBK 80-89 traditional guard who has anchored his college's ground game for years RBK 80-89 really emerged as a talented drive blocker last year RBK 80-89 decent run blocker. it generally takes a while for rookie guards to adjust RBK 70- 79 his run blocking is good enough to fill in this year of needed RBK 70-79 his run blocking is reminiscent of a young Dave Szott. Will improve RBK 70-79 needs to refine his drive blocking skills RBK 69- tremendously powerful, athletic guard with the strength of an NFL lineman STR 90+ has the leg drive to finish incline blocks STR 90+ flashes pop and a strong hand punch getting into the opponents chest STR 80-89 shows solid strength, using his power and quickness to pull and locate STR 80-89 uses his power to try and out-muscle defenders STR 80-89 he has only adequate strength to sustain blocks STR 79- needs to add more strength in order to consistently anchor STR 79- can anchor, recognize and react to the game action in front of him AWR 70-79 works well with the center switching off on blocking assignments AWR 70-79 plays with good awareness, quickly diagnosing stunts and twists AWR 70-79 competitive type who always looks for another defender to punish AWR 60-69 combines excellent balance with toughness and a knowledge of schemes AWR 60-69 locates his targets quickly and works hard to finish his blocks AWR 60-69 aggressive player who gives an all-out effort but lacks ideal awareness AWR 50- 59 has the average awareness of a rookie guard in the NFL AWR 50-59 gets lazy late in games, keeping his arms short AWR 49- lacks technique and experience AWR 49- needs some time to digest the play book AWR 49- durable lineman who won't let injuries keep him out of the game INJ 80+ seemed to stay injury free in college INJ 80+ tough, gutsy lineman who thrives in the trenches and plays through pain INJ 80+ above average health for a guard. he wont have too many injuries INJ 70-79 he has a good chance of staying healthy while he's in the league INJ 70-79 seams to lean into blocks, possibly an after effect from shoulder surgery INJ 70- 79 there's nothing glaring, but don't be shocked when he's injured INJ 60-69 below average in the injury prevention department INJ 60-69 his body takes so much punishment that he has trouble staying healthy INJ 59- has a history of left rotatory cuff tendonitis INJ 59- has battled injuries during his career, but he's managed to stay healthy INJ 59- has a lack of explosion as a drive blocker ACC 90+ shows quick hands and feet coming our of his stance ACC 80-89 has good initial quickness off the ball, showing an explosive burst ACC 80-89 shows adequate quickness and explosion coming out of his stance ACC 70-79 pretty quick to pick up stunts and blitzes ACC 70-79 generates pop and explosion out of his stance ACC 70-79 shows good acceleration into the second level for a rookie ACC 60-69 shows average speed, but is slow to come off the snap at the proper level ACC 60- 69 he doesn't have ideal acceleration ability for a guard ACC 50-59 little to no burst off the snap ACC 40-49 lacks the quickness needed to be consistent at the second level ACC 39- seems to be a bit quicker laterally than his straight ahead charge SPD 40-49 struggles to get to the linebacker in the second level SPD 39- short-area player who doesn't have speed to be effective in the 2nd level SPD 39- lacks sustained speed to operate well at the second level SPD 39- Centre does a nice job with his base blocks to move defenders off the first level PBK 90+ one of the most tenacious run blockers in college at centre PBK 80-89 uses his hands exceptionally well to maintain and grab the pass rusher PBK 80-89 sets quickly and engages with leverage in pass protection PBK 80-89 shows the proper leg base and anchor in pass protection PBK 80-89 tough blue-collar type who provided good pass protection PBK 70-79 good base blocker, but can be beaten by the club move PBK 70-79 stays after his blocks and gets underneath the pass rusher in an instant PBK 70- 79 will lean and waist-band in pass protection PBK 60-69 decent pass blocker who could help in a pinch this year PBK 60-69 lacks the explosive punch needed to lock out in pass in protection PBK 59- needs to show consistency maintaining pass protection working in space PBK 59- has the ability to get to the second level and sustain blocks on linebackers RBK 80+ has shown the ability to break down on LBs when working in the 2nd level RBK 80+ sustains his blocks long enough for the runner to get through the holes RBK 80+ one of the most tenacious run blockers in college at center RBK 80+ stays after his blocks in the run game, working to finish RBK 70-79 screens off the defenders upfield and sets up well in the run game RBK 70-79 decent run blocker who could take some time to develop RBK 60-69 trap-blocking skills that rival the skills shown by guards. Solid run blocker RBK 60-69 not a great run blocker RBK 60-69 doesn't take good blocking angles to neutralize linebackers upfield RBK 59- powerful inline mauler with the strength to move off a level one defender STR 90+ classic knee bender with thick legs and exceptional lower body strength STR 90+ generates enough of a hand punch to distract pass rushers STR 90+ engages with force - uses his leg strength and balance to gain movement STR 80- 89 echibits solid power to handle the bigger defensive tackles without help STR 80- 89 has enough pop off the snap to consistently pancake defensive tackles STR 80-89 has good strength, but will need to develop more power STR 79- lacks power, but uses technique to seal and wall off STR 79- makes all the blocking calls upfront and has the ability to diagnose schemes AWR 70-79 coaches called him a great role model for the team's younger players AWR 70-79 keeps his head on a swivel and is very quick to pick up stunts and the blitz AWR 70-79 has a very good understanding of blocking angles and positioning AWR 60-69 gets a little lazy at times, as he stops moving his feet after intial contact AWR 60-69 sets quickley with good awareness AWR 60-69 very aware of picking up stunts, using his quickness to slide out and react AWR 60-69 fails to locate and adjust to the linebacker quickly while on the move AWR 50-59 has average football instincts, showing flashes of stunt and blitz recognition AWR 50-59 switches and picks up stunts easily AWR 50-59 needs to develop a nasty streak - seems almost passive at times AWR 49- not a self-motivated player, looking confused and lethargic at times AWR 49- routinely makes mental mistakes and is slow to pick up stunts and twists AWR 49- seemed to stay injury free in college INJ 80+ he has a good chance of staying healthy while he's in the league INJ 70-79 above average health for a lineman INJ 70-79 seems to lean into blocks vs. defenders, possibly due to an injury INJ 70-79 has complications from surgery - pretty fragile INJ 60-69 needs to add bulk to withstand punishment and prevent injuries INJ 60-69 below average in the injury prevention department INJ 60-69 has a history of migranes that need further evaluation INJ 59- gets movement off the snap with his superb knee bend and leg drive ACC 80+ has ideal quickness off the snap to gain advantage ACC 80+ has above-average burst of the snap ACC 70-79 lacks the short-area speed to handle pulls working in space ACC 70-79 shows good quicknesss for a centre ACC 70-79 has average quickness and burst to get to the second level ACC 70-79 i wish he had a better first step. He just doesn't accelerate well off the ball ACC 60-69 lacks good explosion coming off the snap ACC 60-69 he's not always explosive in his initial step ACC 50-59 fails to get consistent movement off the ball ACC 50-59 shows poor initial movement off the snap ACC 49- lacks explosion of the snap and preferred movement on his drive blocks ACC 49- good athlete who is very light on his feet SPD 40-49 has the ability to get to the second level and sustain blocks on linebackers SPD 40-49 his speed is lacking, but he's a centre. As long as he blocks who cares SPD 39- looks sluggish when having to redirect to his side in pass set SPD 39- don't look for him to chase down any scoring defenders SPD 39- Defensive End active in pursuit, using his power to get through traffic well STR 80+ shows little power when coming off the edge, showing just a marginal push STR 70- 79 needs to develop more strength in order to consistently stand up blockers STR 70- 79 lack of ideal strength prevents him from gaining leverage and making a pile STR 70-79 more of a finesse-type rather than an all-out aggressor STR 69- hit-and-wrap tackler who stays on his feet and drives through his target TAK 80+ technique tackler who moves forward with fervor to close on the QB TAK 80+ solid tackler who will wrestle ball carriers to the ground TAK 70-79 he's got to keep his shoulders square when stacking the pile TAK 70-79 hard wrapup tackler who puts all his weight behind his strikes TAK 70-79 average Tackler that won't scare any offensive tackles TAK 69- does not have the lower-body bulk or leg drive to stay low in his tackles TAK 69- poor tackler that needs to extend his arms more when wrapping up TAK 69- has linebacker-type instincts, quickly locating and closing on the ball AWR 70- 79 well-liked and very dependable athlete - his team's unquestioned leader AWR 70- 79 instinctive player who is effective at jamming the tight end at the line AWR 60- 69 a relentless pass rusher, he also excelled in the class room AWR 60-69 very alert and instinctive athlete, showing aggression in his demeanor AWR 60-69 has no problems recognizing the plays and digesting the play book AWR 60-69 has a good feel for the game, diagnosing plays on the move AWR 59- fairly quick to read and react to plays AWR 59- has average recognition skills for the physical in-line run defense AWR 59- has tremendous edge-quickness to gain leverage coming from the outside ACC 90+ best assest is his pursuit-an-chase skills, as he has a quick closing burst ACC 80-89 shows a good burst and power off the snap to put pressure on the QB ACC 80-89 plays with an effective burst coming off the edge ACC 70-79 very effective on stunts due to his above-average burst ACC 60-69 somes hard off the edge, showing good shiftiness in his attack ACC 60-69 has the average acceleration of normal DEs in the NFL ACC 60-69 struggles sometimes when trying to pursue the QB from the backside ACC 50-59 a little stiff in his knee bend, causing slight hesitation in his initial step ACC 49- cat-quick defender who wrecks havoc in the opposing backfield SPD 80+ displays the top-end speed to get to upfield iinstantly and string plays wide SPD 80+ fast enough to drop back in pass coverage, stringing the plays wide SPD 70-79 has the long pursuit skills to make plays at the opposite end of the field SPD 70- 79 lacks the speed to beat his man around the corner SPD 60-69 has just enough speed to press the pocket SPD 60-69 lacks athletic ability (speed) and has to compensate with technique SPD 60-69 seems to have genetic liabilities (too slow to be an impact.) SPD 50-59 lacks long pursuit speed, as he gets straight-legged tracking down the ball SPD 49- durable athlete that has an outstanding ability to withstand pain INJ 90+ he has no history of injuries INJ 90+ i just got results back. It doesn't look like he'll have injury problems INJ 80- 89 he plays through injuries at one of the toughest positions in the NFL INJ 80-89 no injuries to report. he's as healthy as they come INJ 80-89 he's got average injury problems. Nothing really to worry about . INJ 70-79 he'll be injured as much as any other DE INJ 70-79 he's had some problems with injuries, but it doesn't seem to be a trend INJ 60- 69 he seems to miss too many plays with silly injuries. Headaches, dizziness... INJ 60-69 his history of medical problems has caused him problems planting INJ 59- Defensive Tackle has excellent rip skills to fight through through the double team STR 90+ will strike and explode into blockers STR 80-89 has the leg drive to push the pocket on the pass rush STR 80-89 re-dedicated in the weight room, evident by the strength he displays now STR 80- 89 defeats the isolated blocker with average strength but all out effort STR 79- at times he will get locked on to the blocker and struggle to disengage STR 79- has trouble shedding and redirecting off contact STR 79- he's a punishing tackler that knocks QBs out of games TAK 90+ explodes into ball carriers when tackling TAK 90+ hits so hard, he flattens quarterbacks TAK 80-89 he once registered 12 sacks in high school as a senior TAK 80-89 shows the nasty nature to punish quarterbacks TAK 80-89 hard, drag-down tackler who plays at a low pad level TAK 70-79 solid hit-and-wrap tackler TAK 70-79 sure drag-down tackler TAK 70-79 must be infront of the ball carrier in order to make the tackles TAK 69- good-effort type who is quick to locate the ball AWR 70-79 has a strong desire to punish quarterbacks once he clears the line AWR 65-79 reads blocking schemes with good awareness AWR 60-69 high-motor type who shows lots of fight and effort knifing through the line AWR 60-69 needs reps to learn the plays, but is coachable AWR 50-59 not very quick to recognize the plays AWR 50-59 lacks concentration at times AWR 49- has concentration lapses and needs to show a better overall awareness AWR 49- nose guard type with the sudden burst to be effective in a one-gap system ACC 90+ has sudden movesements to get on the edge of a blocker ACC 80-89 knives through the line with explosion ACC 80-89 has a good short burst to flush the quarterback out of the box ACC 70-79 one-gap defender who shows decent quickness coming off the snap ACC 60-69 not very effective making plays behind the line due to anaverage burst ACC 60-69 average burst as a pass rusher prevents him from generating pressure ACC 50-59 lacks quickness to pursue in space ACC 50-59 needs to develop a quicker closing burst in order to get to the qb ACC 49- makes plays in the alley due to his tremendous speed SPD 60+ has marginal speed, which hurts his ability to recover when beaten SPD 50-59 normal-to-short strider who flashes good speed SPD 50-59 looks slow at times when moving down the line SPD 50-59 labors in pursuit, lacking foot speed to work outside the box SPD 49- never injured. one of the toughest players i've ever met INJ 90+ nasty streak prevents him from worrying about injuries INJ 80-89 with the wear and tear associated with the DT position, he'll be injured INJ 70- 79 has average health concerns INJ 70-79 durable player that takes a shot and comes back for more INJ 70-79 he'll get hurt as much as the rest of the NFL defensive tackles. INJ 70-79 he tends to whine about injuries and let them control the play INJ 60-69 injured more than we'd like in his college career INJ 50-59 he'll be lucky if he stays healthy through the preseason INJ 49- Outside Linebacker flashes the range to shut down the running game along the perimeter SPD 80+ has the range to needed to make plays in and out of the box SPD 80+ has the lateral agility to cut off the outside running game SPD 70-79 quick, rangy pass defender who covers a lot of ground SPD 70-79 shows decent speed on the boundary SPD 70-79 has the pursuit speed needed to immediately cover ground SPD 70-79 will struggle to keep up with speedy backs, lacks top-end speed SPD 60-69 does not have the sustained speed to stay with the receivers SPD 60-69 in terms of tackling, this OLB is in the top 5% of the draft TAK 85+ one of the impact players at OLB in the draft this year TAK 80+ extends his arms to wrap, secure and drive the opponent back on his heels TAK 80+ faces up and delivers good pop and explosion behind his tackles TAK 70-79 consistant wrap-up, drag-down tackler TAK 70-79 shows solid tackling form, using his strength to shed blocks TAK 70-79 he's an average tackler for an outside linebacker TAK 69- more of a slip-and-dip linebacker than one who would initiate contact TAK 69- he's a solid tackler for a rookie OLB. he should improve with playing time TAK 69- seems to lack the killer instinct when tackling TAK 69- does a nice job delivering a crunching jolt to tight ends in the short area TAK 69- he has that short-area burst that allows him to defeat the OL ACC 90+ roams the field like a DB, utilizing his quickness to be around the ball ACC 80- 89 has a quick first step, making him a consistent threat when blitzing ACC 80-89 has a sharp closing burst on the play side ACC 70-79 somewhat effective getting a jump on the ball in plays in front of him ACC 60-69 has a marginal closing burst that allows receivers to just barely twist away ACC 60-69 lacks the quickness to catch the backs from behind ACC 60-69 doesn't have the quickness to effectively blitz from the edge ACC 59- does not display the sudden quickness needed to play on the outside ACC 59- Derrick Brooks-type with excellent quickness AGI 80+ has good lateral agility that alows him to overcome mistakes AGI 70-79 struggles in pass defense due to his lack of fluidity in his moves. (too rigid) AGI 60-69 excels hitting the stunts at full speed from the inside AGI 60-69 has moderate lateral agility AGI 60-69 uses his size and strength to effectively win battles STR 70-79 has the strength to take on the lead blocker STR 70-79 uses his strength to stun and jolt tight ends in the short area STR 70-79 gets bounced around quite a bit redireciting through traffic STR 60-69 he tends to shy away from the weight room. Only average strength. STR 60-69 frequently held up at the line due to inadequate strength STR 59- shows the ability to extend, pluck and snatch the ball CTH 60+ has average hands to make the interception or pass breakup CTH 50-59 has hands that you would expect from an OLB CTH 50-59 lacks natural hands for the interception or pass deflection CTH 40-49 more of a body-catcher, resulting in lost interception opportunities CTH 40-49 does not have the hands to be effective picking off the ball CTH 39- doesn't have natural hands CTH 39- team leader who sets a good example for the rest of the defense AWR 70-79 he made the calls for the entire defense in college AWR 70-79 instinctively reacts to the pass when dropping off in the zone AWR 60-69 a hard worker who pushed teammates to get the most out of their skills AWR 60-69 tends to eye the quarterback too long in his pass coverage AWR 50-59 will take some time to mature in our defensive scheme AWR 50-59 not quick to read and react to the play AWR 50-59 will bite on play action and gets out of position by eyeing the QB too much AWR 49- fails to read and recognise plays very quickly AWR 49- has a good body structure with solid muscle mass and thickness. very durable INJ 90+ for all the contact he's involved in, he still is rarely injured INJ 80-89 he plays thrpugh minor injuries wothout complaining INJ 80-89 he's a tough, durable athlete that is never injured INJ 80-89 solid OLB who will work to stay healthy for the majority of the season INJ 70-79 he'll have just as many injuries as the rest of the OLBs in the NFL INJ 70-79 he has a history of letting injuries linger INJ 60-69 had a history of stingers through his college career INJ 60-69 tends to play a bit cautious, obviously concerned about previous injuries INJ 50- 59 durability is a concern, having missed too much time with injuries INJ 50-59 injuries caused him to lose weight and adapt his work load to compensate INJ 49- Middle Linebacker gets downhill quickly and shows the range to make plays in long pursuit SPD 80+ has enough speed at MLB to quickly recover when beaten SPD 70-79 displays a strong effort with great range to make opposite-field tacklers SPD 70- 79 displays adequate foot speed to drop back in pass coverage SPD 70-79 does an average job chasing down plays at the opposite end of the field SPD 60- 69 not that polished in pass protection, showing hesitation with his man SPD 60-69 has decent reactions, but his timed foot speed is a major concern SPD 60-69 he will generally lose foot races along the sidelines SPD 59- the guys a madman tackler who brings it every down TAK 90+ this guy could pile up 18-20 tackles a game at MLB TAK 90+ displays the proper wrap-up tackling form TAK 80-89 forceful hitter in closed quarters TAK 80-89 extends his arms properly to stalk, wrap and secure the ball carrier TAK 80-89 effective tackler with the ability to wrap and secure the ball carrier TAK 70-79 will sink his hips, attack with his legs and extend his arms to wrap up tackle TAK 70-79 can stop the ball carrier most of the time TAK 70-79 it's going to take him a while to get to the tackling level of other NFL MLBs TAK 69- very instinctive, quickley knifing through traffic to meet the ball AWR 80+ undisputed leader of the defense - has a great feel for developing plays AWR 80+ shows good instincts when reading and reacting to plays AWR 70-79 shows good awareness of his switch-off assignments in zone AWR 70-79 shows awareness to sniff out the screens, draws and reverses AWR 70-79 recognises the plays and shows determination to get to the ball AWR 60-69 field smart, but struggles to recognize play action AWR 60-69 sometimes gets too tough in pursuit, overunning plays AWR 50-59 makes some key-and-read mistakes but will generally find his way to the ball AWR 50-59 fails to recognise the ball quickly and is usually replaced on third downs AWR 49- will bite of play action and eyes the quarterback too much AWR 49- has decent hands to make the interception CTH 50-59 has good enough hands to be a MLB. but he's no Ray Lewis CTH 50-59 average intercepting abilities for a MLB CTH 50-59 lacks natural hands to make the interception CTH 40-49 he hands are also suspect - he lacks snatch-and-pluck skills to make INTs CTH 40- 49 plays low to the ground, giving him an extra burst when closing ACC 90+ uses his tremendous burst to knife through to the QB ACC 80-89 his quickness allows him to be a disruptive force coming off the edge ACC 80-89 quick in pass coverage, staying tight with receivers in the short area ACC 80-89 has good reaction quickness ACC 70-79 shows a good burst to flush out the quarterback ACC 70-79 just quick enough to defeat lineman coming off the edge on the blitz ACC 69- very impressive upper body strength that allows him to play with power STR 80+ type that will shut off the lights in the weight room when he's done STR 80+ has good strength which allows him to anchor the point of attack STR 80+ has average strength and power STR 70-79 uses his strength to easily disengage from the larger blockers STR 70-79 has good power at the point of attack STR 70-79 needs to be monitored as he is just a marginal worker in the wight room STR 69- excellent blitzer who flashes strong inside gap agility AGI 80+ has the lateral agility to string out plays AGI 70-79 his fluid lateral agility allows him to string plays wide AGI 70-79 has a smooth change of direction, using his hands to defeat blockers AGI 70-79 has average balance and flexibility to pursue down the line AGI 60-69 has above-average balance and body control AGI 60-69 shows stiffness in his lateral flow AGI 59- plays with injuries that would sideline any other plays INJ 90+ a true warrior at a historically gutsy position. plays hurt INJ 80-89 blue-collar typer who will play with pain INJ 80-89 it's not unusual to see blood on his jersey, but he's still out on the field INJ 80-89 has the ability to stay healthy, provided he doesn't absorb too much damage INJ 70-79 well-built woth good overall muscle development. rarely injured INJ 70-79 he has never really had a problem with injuries. He's an old school MLB INJ 70- 79 one of his drawbacks is his inability to stay healthy INJ 60-69 injuries won't be a huge issue, but they will crop up from time to time INJ 60- 69 questionable heart when it comes to playing through minor injuries INJ 59- Corner called by many one of the fastest athlete in college football SPD 90+ blessed with exceptional speed SPD 90+ has great speed allowing him to stay with the receivers down the sidelines SPD 80- 89 has descent speed for a corner. don't line him up against Moss, though SPD 80-89 has good deep speed SPD 80-89 might be too slow to be an effective corner in the NFL SPD 79- breaks on the ball quickly and flashes good closing quickness ACC 90+ has above-average recovery acceleration for a CB ACC 80-89 has the quickness to recover on deep routes ACC 80-89 does not have the acceleration to catch up to receivers on deep routes ACC 79- he lacks the sudden burst in his transition ACC 79- has explosive leaping ability to deflect the pass at its highest point JMP 90+ shows good timing going for the ball, using his leaping ability well JMP 80-89 uses his leaping ability to compete for the ball JMP 80-89 has the leaping ability to compete with the receiver going up for the ball JMP 80- 89 he has decent leaping ability, but his time is off from time to time JMP 79- has average leaping ability for a corner JMP 79- has above-average leaping ability, but needs to time his jumps better JMP 79- has sharpe change-of-direction skills to keep track of the ball in flight AGI 90+ smooth in his backpedal, planting and driving efficiently AGI 80-89 shows a smooth backpedal with good foot quickness and body control AGI 80-89 can plant and drive, showing excellent body control in his transition AGI 80-89 is a little stiff in his hips, causing him to luck clumsy when changing direction AGI 79- has the vision to easiliy spot secondary targets and a very good break AWR 70-79 in addition to his physical gifts, his leadership abilities are a major asset AWR 70-79 student of the game with great work habits AWR 70-79 works to maintain his technique - takes proper steps when diagnosing reads AWR 60- 69 does an excellent job reaching around to deflect the pass AWR 60-69 very committed to his craft, making remarkable strides since his first year AWR 60-69 he seems to lack confidence in his athletic ability and play-making skills AWR 50- 59 needs to be pushed on the field (lacks structure and needs to stay focused) AWR 50-59 he'll take too much punishment from receivers like TO in the NFL AWR 40-49 has had maturity problens in the past, missing meetings with regularity AWR 40- 49 will bite of play action and fakes - struggles with technique in coverage AWR 39- he delivers sledgehammer hits that made him one of college's exciting CBs TAK 60+ strikes and wraps the ball carrier securely TAK 60+ decent tackler for a corner. we want him getting INTs, not tackles TAK 50-59 hit-and-wrap tackler who stays low in his pads TAK 50-59 not as physical as you would like, preferring to lunge and body tackle TAK 50-59 not a face-up, wrapup-type of tackler, preferring to grab and drag down TAK 40- 49 more of a chaser than classic wrap up tackler TAK 40-49 maybe you should use him at receiver. he can't tackle TAK 39- spends hours in the weight room to avoid injuries INJ 80+ shouldn't have too many problems with injuries INJ 70-79 some GMs have questioned his ability to play through injuries INJ 60-69 durability is a concern (long injury report) INJ 60-69 cornerback is a position that sees alot of injuries, he'll see his share INJ 60- 69 lost his starting job last year because he couldn't stay healthy INJ 50-59 battled back problems last year INJ 50-59 durability is a concern (minor ailments) INJ 49- has only played one full season without injury problems in his career INJ 49- Safety he's about as fast as Ed Reed. Lets hope he's as good SPD 90+ he's as fast as any player in the NFL and he's a FS. What a package SPD 90+ has blazing speed. something NFL gm's covet SPD 90+ most strong safeties in the NFL are as fast as he is SPD 80-89 he has the speed to line up at corner or drop back in the zone SPD 80-89 exhibits the recovery speed to catch up when beaten SPD 80-89 lacks top-end speed to stay with receivers on deep routes SPD 70-79 long pursuit speed is only marginal SPD 70-79 lacks the speed to stay with receivers in the open SPD 70-79 lacks ideal deep range and playing speed SPD 70-79 shows no hesitation when tackling, exploding behind his hits TAK 80+ sets up a well-times hit - victims constantly hear footsteps TAK 80+ attacks the ball with aggression, staying low on his pads to strike ballcarriers TAK 80+ he'll make receivers refuse to run routes over the middle TAK 80+ knows how to set up a well-timed hit and flatten receivers TAK 70-79 springs into his tackles and is very active staying in the receiver's face TAK 70-79 he is tough and active with solid wrapup tackling technique TAK 70-79 has the tackling ability we expect out of rookie free safeties TAK 70-79 solid open-field hitter who has classic wrapup tackling technique TAK 70-79 tends to get a little sloppy tackling in the open field TAK 60-69 stays in control extending his arms to wrap and secure in closed quarters TAK 60- 69 consistent face-up tackler who works well in space TAK 60-69 he tackles as well as Darren Sharper does TAK 60-69 he is not the best wrapup tackler you will find TAK 60-69 needs to become a more reliable wrapup tackler TAK 60-69 he generally takes bad angles and gets out of position TAK 59- needs to develop better wrapup-tackling technique TAK 59- he generally will grab at opponents rather than secure him TAK 59- gets a little sloppy in his tackling technique, diving at ball carriers TAK 59- decisive in recognizing plays and is rarely cought out of position AWR 70+ called a "coach on the field" by the coaching staff AWR 70+ plays smart, making proper checks in the secondary AWR 70+ he's a leader who makes big plays when the team needs them AWR 70+ always around the ball, constantly delivering crunching hits AWR 60-69 the heart and soul of his teams defense. Emotional leader AWR 60-69 decisive diognostican who reacts quickly to the run alleys AWR 60-69 has above-average awareness and playmaking instincts AWR 60-69 aware of receivers in his area. makes smart decisions in the secondary AWR 60-69 he is a man who has diverse interests and expertise AWR 60-69 has the field awareness expected out of a rookie SS AWR 60-69 hesitates at the snap and gets a late jump locating the ball AWR 50-59 inconsistent in maintaining concentration AWR 50-59 he seems to lose focus when not involved in the action AWR 50-59 average awareness. seems to lose focus and melt down from time to time AWR 50-59 at times he will just stand still, taking time to digest the play AWR 50-59 he will hesitate trying to diagnose plays AWR 49- tends to be a quarterback watcher and will bite on fakes and play action AWR 49- he's not very quick to react to plays in front of him AWR 49- he will hesitates when trying to diagnose plays AWR 49- has an explosive closing burst and good burst out of his backpedal AGI 90+ good hip snap and agility in changing directions AGI 80-90 displays above-average change-of-direction agility AGI 80-90 knows how to avoid blocks coming off the blitz AGI 80-90 keeps his leg base too narrow to consistently recover in space AGI 70-79 little stiff in his hips when trying to change direction AGI 70-79 inconsistant with his change-of-direction ability AGI 70-79 lacks ideal balance, flexibility and agility AGI 70-79 he will have trouble playing agile receivers AGI 69- has explosiveness, flying to the line of scrimmage to stuff the run ACC 90+ has an effortless stride, but can immidiately accelerate to the ball ACC 90+ can immediately close, showing explosive acceleration in the short area ACC 90+ has an explosive closing burst and good burst out of his backpedal ACC 90+ has average acceleration but will get beat if left on an island ACC 70-79 has above-average short-area burst ACC 70-79 has the burst needed to close from the hash in the short zone ACC 70-79 he's fast, but he shows hesitation when trying to recover or catch up ACC 70-79 lacks the sudeen burst to stay with receivers on deep routes ACC 70-79 a bit heavy-footed trying to accelerate on deep routes ACC 69- when in bump coverage, he gets beaten off the line too quickly ACC 69- has the leaping ability to compete for the ball at its highest point JMP 90+ exhibits great leaping ability and a knack for blocking kicks JMP 80-89 very good leaper who uses his size to out-muscle receivers JMP 80-89 has great leaping ability and timing skills JMP 80-89 shows good rise jumping to make a play on the ball JMP 80-89 leaps for the ball at its highest point JMP 80-89 has above-average leaping ability for a strong safety JMP 70-79 shows good timing and leaping ability to make the intercetion JMP 70-79 worked on improving his timing when going up for the jump ball JMP 70-79 above average in his leaping ability - times his jumps pretty well JMP 70-79 has average leaping ability to combat for the ball JMP 70-79 not the best leaping ability for a player expected to play the ball so often JMP 69- not much of a jumper. Will get beaten by guys like TO and Moss JMP 69- consistantly gets beat when going up to defend the pass JMP 69- very tough and durable despite playing with reckless abandon INJ 90+ he wont be bothering your training staff too much INJ 80-89 very durable kid that can absorb lots of punishment INJ 80-89 there's a good chance he'll have a pretty healthy NFL career INJ 70-79 tends to stay healthy the majority of the time INJ 70-79 about average when it comes to injuries INJ 70-79 he will be injured just as much as the rest of the safeties in the league INJ 70- 79 he's a tough kid, but he ends up spending too much time with trainers INJ 60-69 he was fairly susceptible to injuries in college INJ 60-69 he may not stay healthy the entire season. Are you prepared to deal with it? INJ 60-69 he might have some trouble with injuries INJ 60-69 he has had durability problems the last few years INJ 59- not as durable as we'd like him to be INJ 59- these players are investments. would you buy a car that wouldn't start? INJ 59- puts himseld at risk with his reckless play - tends to be injured alot INJ 59- Kicker soccer-style kicker who has shown very good leg strength on FGs KPW 90+ generates force behind his kicks KPW 90+ strikes with power and gets high trajectory behind his kicks KPW 80-89 shows the range to make three-pointers from 50 yards out KPW 80-89 good mid-range field-goal kicker, but rarely has kicked for distance KPW 80-89 lacks the leg strength needed on kickoffs. (releived of his duties last year) KPW 79- has been one of the most accurate field-goal artists in the game KAC 80+ field-goal specialist who has good consistency and accuracy KAC 80+ remains cool under pressure, showing superb concentration with kicking KAC 80+ has good leg control and shows accuracy on all his placements KAC 70-79 has above-average accuracy, especially when kicking indoors KAC 70-79 he needs time to improve his accuracy KAC 69- one of the finest kickers in college football hostory AWR 80+ keeps his composure in pressure situation AWR 70-79 handles pressure sittuations well AWR 70-79 displays good snap-to-toe timing and is adept at kicking in poor weather AWR 70- 79 has a hard time blocking out distractions with the game on the line AWR 69- has a questionable psyche. Once wore a jazz slipper to kick AWR 69- runs hot and cold out on the field. has missed some pressure kicks AWR 69- gets rattled too easily AWR 69- he's not going to be injured INJ 90+ good athlete as a kicker. very rarely injured INJ 80-89 very durable kicker who can take a shot and get back up INJ 80-89 he's one of the toughest kickers you'll ever meet INJ 80-89 he's a typical kicker when it comes to injuries INJ 70-79 he's not going to be injured very often INJ 70-79 he's pretty durable for a kicker INJ 70-79 he's bound to be injured quite often INJ 69- you can't count on him to stop the returner if he's the only guy to beat TAK 20- 40 don't look for him to get in the way of the kick returner TAK 19- Punter outstanding leg strength. future all-pro at punter KPW 90+ shows explosiveness on contact with the ball KPW 90+ is known for exploding with all his force into the ball KPW 80-89 generates tremendous force behind his kicks KPW 80-89 gets excellent hang time and distance on his attempts KPW 80-89 decent leg for a punter. I'd only sign him if I was desperate KPW 79- ok leg strength. don't expect him to average 44.7 though KPW 79- shows good accuracy and consistency KAC 80+ very accurate punter in college. Can pin teams back KAC 80+ good solid rookie punter when it comes to accuracy KAC 80+ fairly accurate. will take some time to improve KAC 70-79 may need some work, but as accurate as a lot of punters KAC 70-79 not smooth in his technique, resulting in shanked punts KAC 70-79 his punting accuracy is a joke KAC 69- doesn't hit the coffin corner with consistency KAC 69- he may take 2-3 years to get to the level you want KAC 69- poised athlete who has no problems getting the ball off AWR 70+ always known to come through in a clutch. a Shane Lechler type AWR 70+ he had one of the highest scores on the IQ test this year AWR 70+ since he's a punter, his high awareness means that he kicks when told to AWR 60- 69 he has not been the model of consistency during his career AWR 60-69 two-and-a-half step punter with marginal touch-to-toe mechanics AWR 59- can be rattled under pressure AWR 59- this is a punter we're talking about. who cares about his interview? AWR 59- he's had confidence problems in college AWR 59- he has a fragile psyche AWR 59- very durable punter who can take a shot and get back up INJ 80+ he's one of the toughest punters you'll ever meet INJ 80+ good athlete as a punter. very rarely injured INJ 80+ he is a typical punter when it comes to punters INJ 70-79 he's pretty durable for a punter INJ 70-79 he is not going to be injured very often INJ 70-79 he's just one of those punters that will be durable INJ 69- i wouldn't worry about injuries. he's a punter INJ 69- punters get hurt very rarely this is not an issue INJ 69- he's bound to be injured quite often INJ 69- he'll knock out a returner on special teams TAK 30+ don't look for him to get in the way of the punt returner. he can't tackle TAK 20- 29 he's not going to help you tackle returners on special team TAK 19-