Rueben Randle Scouting Report

6′ 3″ 208 • Wide Receiver • LSU

Pros:

  • Great combination of size and strength
  • Very athletic
  • Long arms; Huge catch radius
  • Does a great job adjusting to throws; tracks ball in the air
  • Solid body control
  • Shows good release; Won’t get jammed at the LOS
  • Very smooth; Gets behind defense’s easily and doesn’t show any wasted movement
  • Major threat in the redzone; Will win most jump balls
  • Gains good separation in the intermediate routes
  • Fights for yards after the catch
  • Solid and willing blocker
  • Hard worker

Cons:

  • Still learning the route tree
  • Tends to catch to many balls with his chest
  • Underutilized at LSU
  • Was only average against top competition
  • Needs to add more muscle
  • Won’t shake defenders in the open field

MockDraft 101′s Opinion 

  • Randle is still developing as a WR since he wasn’t used properly at LSU because of medicore QB play, but has all the traits you look for in a starting WR in this league. His size and and athletic ability makes him an intriguing option late in Round 1 or early in day 2. He may never develop into a true #1 option, but his ability to get the ball and go vertical remind many of Vincent Jackson. 

Coby Fleener Scouting Report

6′ 6″ 254 • Tight End • Stanford

Pros:

  • Nice blend of size,strength, and speed
  • Very solid hands
  • Great in traffic
  • Quick feet; Does well in and out of breaks
  • Excels running the seem route
  • Not a elite blocker, but very willing and does a solid job sealing the edge
  • Good body control
  • Gets off blocks fairly easy
  • Ability to line up all over the field
  • High points passes, and does a good job absorbing hits
  • Hard worker

Cons:

  • Willing blocker, but could defiantly improve in this area 
  • Wont out run anyone after the catch
  • How much of his success was because of Andrew Luck?
  • Needs to add more to his frame
  • Durability concerns

MockDraft 101′s Opinion: 

  • Fleener reminds us alot of Greg Olsen. He can stretch the fields vertically, has solid hands, and can play all over the field. His athletic ability translates well to the next level and is a solid 2nd round selection, who may slip late into round 1. 

Alfonzo Dennard Scouting Report

5′ 10 203 • Cornerback • Nebraska 

Pros:

  • Very physical and aggressive
  • High confidence
  • Challenges WR’s at the line
  • Does a good job mirroring after the snap
  • Quick feet
  • Fluid hips
  • Plays the ball well in the air
  • Excellent in run support
  • Would be a great fit in zone scheme
  • Can play outside or as a nickle

Cons:

  • Over aggressiveness makes him vulnerable to double moves
  • Has quick feet, but lacks long speed
  • Doesn’t transition smooth coming out of backpedal
  • WR’s with size give him fits
  • Has some durability concerns

MockDraft 101′s Opinion:

  • Dennard is a gritty in your face CB. Is smaller than you would like, but plays bigger and isnt’ afraid to mix it up. He will never be a true #1 CB, but can develop into a solid #2. Looks like he could flourish in a zone scheme where his closing speed and tackling ability can flourish. Is a solid 2nd round prospect. 

Brandon Thompson Scouting Report

6′ 2″ 311 • Defensive Tackle • Clemson

Pros:

  • Very strong and well built
  • Very sudden; Quick for his size
  • Changes directions with ease; Lateral agility to move up and down LOS
  • Times snaps well
  • Strong hands; Sheds blockers well
  • Anchors well; Doesn’t get rocked back
  • Great in run defense
  • Get’s “skinny” through gaps
  • Solid play recognition skills

Cons:

  • Lacks any true pass rushing moves
  • Can get too tall coming out of snap
  • Not a 3 down DT
  • Doesn’t adapt well; If initial move is blocked, then he’s done
  • Technique needs refining 
  • Tad shorter than you would like

MockDraft 101′s Opinion:

  • Thompson will catch your eye on tape due to his quick first step and overall athletic ability. You would like to see him become more of a pass rusher due to his quickness but really lacks any true moves (swim,bull) to get to the QB. He’s much better in run defense and an ideal 4-3 DT, although because of his quickness, can easily transition to the 3-4. Teams might be turned off of him because he is most likely not a 3-down lineman at the next level. 

Lavonte David Scouting Report

6′ 1″ 225 • Outside Linebacker • Nebraska 

Pros:

  • Very instinctive; Always around the ball
  • Quick reaction time; Has a certain feel for the game
  • Great coverage LB; Can cover RBs out of the backfield
  • Excels in zone
  • Very fluid
  • Good balance
  • Solid tackler
  • Hustle player; Will chase down ball carriers
  • Hard for lineman to get solid blocks on him
  • Good work ethics and character

Cons:

  • Lacks ideal size and strength
  • Can be run at
  • Larger TE’s and Lineman will give him fits
  • Doesn’t anchor well
  • Scheme limitations
  • Can be too aggressive at times

MockDraft 101′s Opinion:

  • David is a high motor LB who is all over the place. In games we viewed of Nebraska, Davis seemed to be around every ball on almost every play. His instincts are one of the best among all defensive prospects in this draft. His size will prevent him from going any higher than mid-2nd, and he’s limited to a WLB in a 4-3, but make no mistake, he brings it on every play and should experience a solid NFL career. 

Jerel Worthy Scouting Report

6′ 3″ 305 • Defensive Tackle • Michigan St.

Pros: 

  • Great size and bulk
  • Extremely strong
  • Surprising quickness off the snap
  • Does a great job shooting gaps; Can dart past slower O-lineman
  • Very active and strong hands
  • One of the more explosive DT’s in this draft
  • Great change of direction
  • Array of pass rush moves
  • Scheme versatility
  • Clogs up running lanes; Excellent in goal line defense
  • High upside; Still developing the nuances of the game

Cons:

  • Inconsistent play
  • Would like to see him disengage from blockers better
  • Non-factor against double teams
  • Seems to get “banged up” alot
  • Still refining his technique
  • Stamina concerns  

MockDraft 101′s Opinion:

  • Worthy has all the physical traits you look for in a 3 down lineman. He’s and ideal 4-3 DT, but can easily play 5-tech in a “30″ front One of the more explosive DT’s in this draft, Worthy brings alot to the table as far as pass rushing and run defense. However, you would like for him to be more consistent and not disappear at times. More consistency and he would be a lock for day 1, but should hear his name called in the middle of round 2. 

Jayron Hosley Scouting Report

5′ 10″ 172 • Cornerback  • Virginia Tech

Pros: 

  • Quick feet
  • Plays much bigger than listed size
  • Top notch play recognition
  • Very quick set of reaction skills
  • Tremendous ball skills
  • Ideal in zone coverage
  • Ballhawk CB; Does a great job getting ball at the highest point
  • Keesp feet under him when he’s in the back pedal; Good balance
  • Physical
  • Good timing
  • Added dimension as a returner

Cons:

  • One of the smaller CB prospects in this draft
  • Lacks top end closing speed
  • Once he gets beat, it’s over
  • Can be too physical; PI calls will be a concern
  • Limited in man coverage
  • Not a great tackler

MockDraft 101′s Opinion:

  • Hosley has great ball skills and competes hard on every play. Not as big as you want your CB’s on the outside to be, that’s why he may be limited to the nickel role. Plays the position like a FS. Should be a solid 2nd round pick, but may slip into the 3rd. 

Brian Quick Scouting Report

6′ 4″ 222 • Wide Receiver • Appalachian St.  

Pros:

  • Perfect blend of size,speed, and athleticism
  • Very smooth; Long legs, can cover ground in a hurry
  • Excellent leaper
  • Large catch radius; Strong hands
  • Displays good body control
  • Makes acrobatic catches
  • Very sudden in and out of breaks
  • Has solid top end speed
  • Dangerous after the catch
  • Big redzone target; Won’t lose on jump balls

Cons:

  • Inconsistent hands; Seems to have lapse in concentration
  • Doesn’t have top end acceleration; Takes a while to get to his top speed
  • Rout running is extremely raw
  • Never was challenged in press coverage
  • Still learning
  • Downfieled blocking needs to be improved

MockDraft 101′s Opinion:

  • Quick has as much upside in this draft as anyone. His trifecta of size,speed, and athletic ability could translate into a #1 weapon for an NFL team. Has an uncanny leaping ability in which most can’t match. There are some facets of his game that need to be fixed, like route running and concentration, but the return investment would be hard for teams to ignore. Has a solid 2nd round grade, but I would not be shocked if a team fell in love with and grabbed him at the bottom of round 1. 

David Wilson Scouting Report

5′ 10″ 205 • Running Back • Virginia Tech

Pros:

  • Great combination of speed,size, and athleticism
  • Hard runner
  • Very elusive and agile
  • Makes defenders miss, and has the ability to run through him
  • Homerun threat, turns the corner quickly and won’t get caught
  • Takes more than one guy to bring him down
  • Added experience in the return game
  • Can turn nothing into something in a blink of an eye
  • Very good balance

Cons:

  • Needs to trust his ability to run outside
  • Tends to rely on speed to much
  • Will dance behind the LOS at times
  • Needs to improve his blocking skills
  • Not used much as a receiver out of the backfield much
  • Questions about ball security

MockDraft 101′s Opinion:

  • Wilson will bring homerun ability to the next level. He has solid balance and can get to the edge in a hurry. Wilson possesses the strength to run inside, but needs to trust himself more in that area. Won’t be a 20-25 carry a game guy, but would be an excellent weapon in a RB by committee approach. Could go early as Mid-1st, but most likely 30-50 is his draft range. 

Harrison Smith Scouting Report

6′ 1″ 212 • Strong Safety • Notre Dame

Pros:

  • Prototypical size for a Safety
  • Good straight line speed
  • Covers ground quickly
  • Long wingspan
  • Instinctive; Leader on the field
  • Closes with confidence
  • Reads and reacts
  • Downhill attacking style of play
  • Can play both Safety spots

Cons:

  • Stiff in space
  • Fails to turn and run smoothly
  • Can be too aggressive at times
  • Struggles in man-to-man coverage
  • Will miss some tackles

MockDraft 101′s Opinion:

  • Smith is a naturally solid SS. Played some OLB early in his career and has an attacking downhill nature to him. Can play both Safety’s spot, but with his trouble at man-to-man coverage is most likely limited to SS. Can be inconsistent at times, but if an NFL team can get him to play more hot than cold, he should be a solid starter in this league. Should hear his name called in round 2 of the draft.