2020 Summer Scouting

USC’s Palaie Gaoteote IV Is A Solid Mid-Round Linebacker

In a typical defense, there are several key factors that you look for in an inside linebacker. He needs to be able to patrol the field in zone coverage. He'll need to be able to maneuver the field with a good sense of lateral agility as he reads the quarterback's eyes. Additionally, a good inside linebacker needs to be a solid option at stopping the run. If he can plug running lanes and locate the ball carrier in traffic, there's typically a good chance of success. Finally, he must be able to rush the passer and put pressure on...

Texas Tech’s TJ Vasher Has An NFL Frame

Texas Tech wide receiver TJ Vasher was a two sport athlete in high schools he participated in football and basketball. According to Texas Tech, he measures in at 6'6 and 215 pounds. With a frame like that, it's clear why he received offers in both sports. However, he opted to play football for Texas Tech. Through three years of production, TJ Vasher has proven to be a threat along the sidelines and in the redzone. In this summer scouting report, we'll examine TJ Vasher's background and look at how he found his way to Texas Tech. Next, we'll turn on...

Oklahoma State WR Tylan Wallace Has NFL Potential

Over the last decade, the Oklahoma State Cowboys have put several top wide receiver prospects into the NFL. The list includes James Washington, Justin Blackmon, and Dez Bryant. In 2018, Tylan Wallace broke onto the scene for Oklahoma State after an extraordinary season. If he's able to bounce back from an ACL injury, Tylan Wallace could become the next great Oklahoma State receiver. In this article, we'll examine Tylan Wallace's background and look at how he found his way to Oklahoma State. Next, we'll turn on the game film and breakdown his mechanics as we look at strengths and weaknesses....

Texas’ Samuel Cosmi Is A Franchise Left Tackle

The key to success in an NFL offense is found within the trenches. It's starts with a franchise left tackle that can protect a quarterback's blindside. If he can anchor in pass protection and drive through defensive lineman to create gaps in run blocking, he'll be coveted in the NFL Draft. At the University of Texas, they have a player capable of doing just that in Samuel Cosmi. In this article, we'll examine some background on Cosmi and find out how he found his way to the University of Texas. Next, we'll turn on the tape as we breakdown his...

Texas Safety Caden Sterns Is Built For Success

Even as a true freshman, the University of Texas Longhorns felt the impact from Caden Sterns. His athleticism and knowledge of the game are what comes out on tape. Despite some injury concerns, Sterns still remains a top 2021 NFL Draft prospect. In this article, we'll take a look at some background on Caden Sterns and discover how he found his way to Texas. Next, we'll turn on some game film and breakdown strengths and weaknesses in his game. Finally, we'll look ahead to the NFL Draft and work to determine if he should declare for the 2021 NFL Draft. Remember...

Texas QB Sam Ehlinger Could Be A Late Round Surprise

In Texas, football rules all. As quarterback of the Texas Longhorns, Sam Ehlinger must feel the pressure more than most. For nearly three seasons, Ehlinger has led the University of Texas under center. Ahead of the 2020 season, it's now on Sam Ehlinger to have a breakout season and boost his stock in the 2021 NFL Draft. This article will examine Sam Ehlinger's backstory. We'll take a look at how he got to the University of Texas, as well as how he's performed during his stay. Next, we'll watch some film together as we breakdown his strengths and weaknesses. Finally,...

Joseph Ossai Has An Elite Skillset For Texas

At the University of Texas, you can find an elite EDGE rusher in the form of Joseph Ossai. On the field, Ossai displays tremendous acceleration and range to make plays across the field. His breakout season of 2019 put him on the map and established himself as a 2021 NFL Draft prospect. In this article, I'll continue the summer scouting series as we take a look at the Longhorns defender. I'll provide some background on how Joseph Ossai found himself as a top 2021 NFL Draft eligible prospect. Next, we'll watch some film together as we examines strengths and weaknesses....

West Virginia’s Darius Stills Has An NFL Future

Alongside his brother, Dante, Darius Stills makes up a powerful defensive front for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Much like his brother, Darius benefited from a breakout 2019 season in which he saw increased playing time. As we continue our summer scouting series, in which we take an extended look at some lesser-known prospects, it's time to once again shift our focus to the Big 12 and look at Darius Stills. In this report, I'll provide some background on Darius Stills and examine how he found his way to West Virginia. Next, I'll provide some game film as we look at...

Kentucky’s Drake Jackson Is A Day Two Gem

There are several traits that an interior lineman must possess. They have to be tough as nails, given that they're in the trenches on every play. In addition to their toughness, they have to display a level of quickness out of their stance. They have to be in sync with the quarterback. Drake Jackson, a four-year starter for the University of Kentucky Wildcats, is an interior lineman that possesses all of the above traits. In this summer scouting profile, we'll take a look at how Drake Jackson got to this point, as well as breaking down some film on how...

Georgia Linebacker Monty Rice Is An Absolute Stud

The inside linebacker position can be a difficult one to master. Much like a quarterback on offense, an inside linebacker is responsible for pre-snap reads, ensuring that his teammates are in the best position possible, and has to make plays on the field. Monty Rice, the inside linebacker for the University of Georgia Bulldogs, is one of the best to do it in today's college football. In this article, I'll explain why I think he's one of the best. I'll provide some background on his career, and then we'll breakdown some tape on Rice. This is just another Summer scouting...

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