James Brewer scouting report

James Brewer OT Indiana
Ht: 6’6″

Wt: 323

Strengths:
Elite size and strength. Showed steady improvement over the past two years and still has plenty of upside. Experience at right tackle and guard. Excels as a run blocker; impressive overall strength allows him to swallow up smaller defensive ends and linebackers.
Weaknesses:
Serious injury concerns; missed entire 2007 season with foot injury. Missed time 2008 with ankle injury. Limited experience; started playing football in senior year of high school in 2005 and then didn’t see the field consistently at Indiana until 2009. Limited athleticism. Struggles with footwork and body positioning; easily gets pulled out of position when trying to match up with speed rushers on the edge.
Comments:
Brewer’s lack of experience and improved performance in 2010 gives him some upside, however, he also can’t be counted on for much production early in his career. He has the potential to develop into a starter at right tackle or guard but it may take a year or two to develop him. The bottom line is there aren’t many players that enter the draft with his size and potential, so someone will take a chance on him and hope to coach him up.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

About the author

Ryan McCrystal

Ryan launched DraftAce in 2004. His Top 100 board is currently ranked 1st out of 20 publications in The Huddle Report's five-year averages. His mock draft is ranked 10th out of 32 competitors.You can also find Ryan's weekly Heisman Predictor series on ESPN Insider every fall.