Scouting Reports – 2011

Andre Holmes scouting report

Andre Holmes WR Hillsdale
Ht: 6’4″

Wt: 210

Strengths:
Elite height. Adequate speed. Extremely productive against his level of competition; knew how to use his size to his advantage.
Weaknesses:
Hasn’t faced top competition; wasn’t tested by cornerbacks with anything close to his size/speed combination. Speed is adequate, but nothing special. Needs to bulk up; even at his size he’ll get pushed around at the next level if he doesn’t get stronger.
Comments:
Holmes is an intriguing small school sleeper. He lacks the truly elite size/speed combo to ensure a smooth transition to the NFL, but definitely could develop into a quality receiver in a few years.
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Terrence Toliver scouting report

Terrence Toliver WR LSU
Ht: 6’4″

Wt: 210

Strengths:
Elite height. Great overall size. Built like a prototypical possession receiver. Long arms and big hands. Gives a solid effort as a blocker.
Weaknesses:
Incredibly inconsistent. Never came close to living up to his potential. Very unreliable hands; drops far too many passes, including some very easy ones. Limited speed; not a threat to stretch the field. Arrested in 2010 for his role in a fight.
Comments:
Tolliver is immensely talented but never lived up to expectations at LSU. He was given every opportunity to succeed, starting over 30 games and playing in over 50 but showed very little improvement. Someone will roll the dice on him, because he definitely has potential, but he shouldn’t be counted on for anything substantial and may struggle to make a roster if his work ethic remains a concern.
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Darvin Adams scouting report

Darvin Adams WR Auburn
Ht: 6’2″

Wt: 190

Strengths:
Prototypical height. Good leaping ability. Decent route running ability; quick with his cuts and does a nice job shaking defenders.
Weaknesses:
Lacks the speed to be a consistent deep threat. Doesn’t have the strength to be a quality possession receiver; needs to add 10-15 pounds of muscle or he will get pushed around by more physical corners in the NFL. Below average blocking ability; lacks technique, strength and effort.
Comments:
Adams was productive at Auburn over the past two seasons, but he needs a lot of work before he’s ready for the NFL. Players lacking both strength and speed often struggle to find a role at the next level. He has the frame to add some weight, however, so he could be worth a late-round pick by a team willing to invest a year or two into his development.
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Ronald Johnson scouting report

Ronald Johnson WR USC
Ht: 5’11″

Wt: 200

Strengths:
Decent speed, can stretch the field to an extent. Reliable route runner; the best part of his game. Does a nice job against zone coverage. Looks good running with the ball in his hands.
Weaknesses:
A consistent receiver, but just doesn’t stand out in any one area. Doesn’t have a great overall build. Lacks elite height or strength. Can get jammed at the line of scrimmage against more physical corners. Lacks the leaping ability to go up and pluck the ball out of the air; not much of a threat to make plays in traffic.
Comments:
Johnson was a fairly productive receiver at USC and he enough talent to make an impact as a 3rd or 4th receiver in the pros, but his upside is limited. He shouldn’t come off the board before the 5th round and could fall even further.
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Johnny White scouting report

Johnny White RB North Carolina
Ht: 5’10″

Wt: 210

Strengths:
Impressive athlete. Played running back, corner and receiver throughout his career at UNC. Some experience returning kicks and punts. Well built; has a nice small, compact build making him tough to bring down at times.
Weaknesses:
Limited experience at any one position. Lacks breakaway speed. Missed time with a broken collarbone in 2010.
Comments:
White is a late-round wildcard in this draft. He appears to have the raw skills necessary to play running back in the NFL, but without any real experience in college he likely won’t contribute much early on. He shouldn’t be counted on for any production in 2011, but is one of more intriguing late-round sleepers in this draft.
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Darren Evans scouting report

Darren Evans RB Scouting Report
Ht: 6’0″

Wt: 227

Strengths:
Great overall size. Plays faster than his timed speed. Quick feet; capable of making people miss. Big enough to break some tackles. Extremely productive college running back when healthy.
Weaknesses:
Missed entire 2009 season with a torn ACL. Lacks elite breakaway speed. Some experience as a receiver, but does not have very reliable hands.
Comments:
Evans was dominant as a freshman in 2008, rushing for over 1,200 yards but his career was derailed when he missed the entire 2009 season. Upon returning in 2010 he was forced to split carries with Ryan Williams. While teams may be concerned with his knee, he looked very good in limited playing time in 2010 and should only improve as his knee continues to get closer to 100%. He could be a valuable late-round pick.
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Da’Rel Scott scouting report

Da’Rel Scott RB Maryland
Ht: 5’11″

Wt: 210

Strengths:
An explosive runner with home-run speed; averaged over five yards per carry for his career. Good overall size. Elite timed speed; clocked at 4.34 at the combine.
Weaknesses:
Slowed by injuries throughout his career. Missed time with an ankle injury in 2007. Suffered a shoulder injury in 2008. Also missed time with a broken arm in 2009. Suspended for violation of team rules (curfew) in 2008. Isn’t a tough between-the-tackles runner; doesn’t use his size as much as he could.
Comments:
When healthy, Scott is an explosive runner who has the frame of a prototypical NFL running back. His measurables and workout numbers are that of a potential starter but his long list of injuries hurt his draft stock considerably. He could be a steal, but he just isn’t worth the risk until the third day of the draft.
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Martin Parker scouting report

Martin Parker DT Richmond
Ht: 6’2″

Wt: 300

Strengths:
Decent size and strength. An above-average athlete for an interior lineman. Dominant FCS player who was a superstar on one of the nation’s best defensive units. Does a great job getting into the backfield consistently. A threat to get to the quarterback (5.5 sacks in 2010).
Weaknesses:
Hasn’t faced top competition. Lacks the elite size, strength or athleticism which would ease concerns about transitioning to facing NFL talent.
Comments:
In such a deep class for defensive linemen it’s easy to overlook a guy like Parker who hasn’t proven himself against elite competition. However, he was dominant against his level of competition and appears to have the skills necessary to take his game to the next level. He is well worth a mid-round pick, and could be one of the biggest surprises in this year’s draft class.
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Ian Williams scouting report

Ian Williams DT Notre Dame
Ht: 6’1″

Wt: 320

Strengths:
Impressive size and strength. Has the perfect build to play nose tackle. Decent amount of experience – starter for 2.5 years. Has a reputation as a leader and a hard worker. Played on a defense devoid of talent – may allow him to blossom once he’s in an NFL system.
Weaknesses:
Limited athletically; won’t make many plays in the backfield and will very rarely get to the quarterback. Missed final four games of senior year with knee injury.
Comments:
Williams will be limited by his lack of athleticism, but if you’re looking for a nose tackle in the 3rd or 4th round he is well worth the risk. He lacks the truly elite size, strength and athleticism that can get a nose tackle into the 1st or 2nd round discussion, but he definitely has the potential to develop into a starter. In the right system, he could be a mid-round steal.
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Jarvis Jenkins scouting report

Jarvis Jenkins DT Clemson
Ht: 6’4″

Wt: 310

Strengths:
Decent athleticism considering his size; does a nice job getting into the backfield. Three-year starter with plenty of experience against top competition. Big enough to play nose tackle.
Weaknesses:
Not a threat to get to the quarterback – more of a space eater than anything. Missed one game with a MCL sprain in 2010. Doesn’t have the elite size or strength to make him an obvious fit at nose tackle, but he lacks the athleticism to play end in a 3-4.
Comments:
Jenkins potentially has the size to play nose tackle, but he lacks the elite strength that most NFL nose tackles have. He probably isn’t ready to for a starting role immediately, but if he can add 10-15 pounds of muscle without losing his quickness he could potentially be a mid-round steal.
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