Ahmad Black

Ahmad Black scouting report

Ahmad Black S Florida
Ht: 5’10″

Wt: 184

Tons of experience against top competition; a three-year starter at safety. Also has some experience at cornerback. Great instincts; does an nice job reading the quarterback and putting himself in position to make plays. Good ball skills (11 career interceptions). Team captain in 2010.
Undersized. Lacks the physical strength to be a strong defender against the run. Not a great all-around athlete. Lacks the speed to make up for mistakes. Doesn’t have the size or speed to excel in man coverage. Struggles when lined up against tight ends, an issue that will be magnified at the next level.
Black doesn’t have the measurables of an NFL safety, but it’s tough to overlook his production in college. He’s a smart player who gets the most out of his ability. At worst, he should be a reliable backup and a contributor on special teams.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

Draft Notes from Week 2

  • Andrew Luck is the real deal, and I’m going to take every chance I get to mention how much I like him. UCLA did a nice job pressuring him and taking away a lot of options in coverage, but Luck adjusted and took what was given him. He showed off his field awareness and accuracy on his first TD pass of the game to Ryan Whalen. He spun around, regrouped and hit led him perfectly into the corner.
  • I really liked what I saw from Cameron Heyward against Miami. A guy his size dropping back into coverage and picking off that pass from Jacory Harris is special. He could be the next Richard Seymour.
  • Another guy I like from OSU was Daniel “Boom” Herron. He reminds me of Justin Forsett. He’s only a junior and likely won’t leave early since he’s splitting time with Brandon Saine, but he could end up being the better pro prospect of the two.
  • GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 04: Safety Ahmad Black  of the Florida Gators runs after making an interception against the Miami University RedHawks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 4, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

    Ahmad Black is having a breakout season

  • Florida safety Ahmad Black has already done a lot to boost his stock this season. He bailed out the Gators with a key interception against USF on Saturday, and played an all-around great game. He’s looked like a solid 2nd or 3rd round pick.
  • I know they’ve only played Tennessee Tech and Louisiana-Monroe, but Ryan Mallett has completed 73.1 pct of his passes. That is a huge step in the right direction. He completed just over 55 pct in 2009 and was below 50 pct in 2007 with Michigan. A player with his ability in that offense needs to be around 60 percent to be considered a legitimate 1st-round prospect.
  • How bad is the ACC? (I know that’s unrelated to the draft, but had to say something.)
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2011 NFL Draft 1 Comment