Kevin White Scouting Report

Kevin White 6-3 210 Sr Wr West Virginia

He began his college career at Lackawanna Jr College. After two seasons he transferred to West Virginia. He had a breakout season as a senior for the Mountaineers ,catching over a hundred passes for over 1300 yards.

He has a tall,lean, athletic frame. He shows the ability to get off the line of scrimmage quickly. He can get off close and press coverage and has tremendous short area quickness. He can make quick moves after release and accelerate to top speed extremely quickly ,and blow by defenders. He can also use his short area quickness to set up the defender and gain seperation. He does a great job of selling the vertical route and then changing directions and making the comeback, dig, and out routes look easy. He is a very smooth athlete and route runner.

On deep passes he shows the ability to locate the ball, adjust, take some contact, and get the ball at it’s highest point. He shows very good body control and is able to make a play after the catch as well.

On short to intermediate routes he shows the ability to make the catch, slip a tackle, turn upfield, accelerate quickly and gain yards after the catch.

As a blocker he shows good effort and the ability to break down a defender, use his hands and proper technique and sustain the block on the edge to open up lanes.

Kevin White had a huge breakout season this year. He should destroy the combine in height, weight, speed, and agility drills. He has tremendous athleticism and potential. He is an all around wideout who not only stretches the field vertically, but can pick up chunks of yardage on short to intermediate routes and gain yards after the catch. He has the occasional dropped pass, but overall uses his hands to snatch the ball out of the air and make moves up field in stride. He is a big time prospect and should be one of the first wide receivers off the board.

Justin Hardy Scouting Report

Justin Hardy 6-1 188 Sr Wr East Carolina

He has had a highly productive career with the Pirates. He has topped the 1000 yard recovering mark each oft he last 3 seasons. He has caught over 100 passes each of the last 2 seasons as well.

He has a lean athletic frame. He shows the ability to got off the line and create separation on short to intermediate routes with his short area quickness. At times he rounds off routes a bit. He is able to make quick cuts and create separation in and out of his routes. He is able to find the soft spots in zone coverage as well. After the catch he is a threat to make a defender miss and gain yardage after the catch. He has very good acceleration and reaches top speed quickly. He can stretch the field as well, but doesn’t always get a lot of separation deep, he relies more on his ball skills and body control at times when stretching the field.

He has pretty reliable hands overall. He uses his hands to reach out and snag the ball out of the air no matter where it is thrown. He does a good job of coming back to the ball and shielding the defender with his body to make the play. He did drop a few routine type passes, but overall was very consistant.

He has tremendous ball skills. He has the ability to locate , adjust, and reel in the pass. He is able to do this with a defender draped al over him as well. He does not shy away from contact. He can adjust to balls outside of his frame and has a wide catch radius.

He is a good blocker for his position. He is a willing blocker on the edges and shows the abilit to block downfield and open up lanes. Needs to be a little more consistent with his blocking techniques.

He may not have the fastest 40 time Around, but his short area quickness and acceleration are very good. He is not afraid of going over the middle or making contact and shows good versatility as well. He is not going to post the fastest combine 40 time , but should perform very well At the Senior Bowl. Overall, he is a very good receiver prospect. He should come off the board somewhere in the 3rd round.

Devante Parker Scouting Report

Devante Parker 6-3 210 Sr Wr Louisville
He missed the first 7 games of the season with a broken bone in his foot. In 5 games this season he caught 35 passes for 735 yards and 5 touchdowns.

He has a tall, lean, athletic frame. He could still fill out a little bit in the future.
He has the ability to get off of press coverage. He can get inside or outside release at will.He gets off the line quickly and has quick feet. He is a quick and sudden route runner who can create separation . He shows the ability to attack all areas of the field. He can catch a slant, break a tackle and make a big play after the catch. He can also stretch the defense vertically.

He demonstrates tremendous ball skills and awareness. He is able to locate a ball in the air, use his frame to shield a defender, go up high point the ball, and secure the catch to the ground. He has a tremendous catch radius due to his height and long arms.

He can accelerate quickly and run away from defenders. He is also not afraid to go over the middle and take a hit while still maintaining possession. One area he needs to improve on is blocking on the edge. He flashes the ability to use his hands and lock in on the defender, however he needs to be more consistent and show more effort in this area.

He did break a bone in his foot this summer, but has played great since his return. He is a versatile ,big ,playmaking receiver. His ball skills and awareness are top notch. He has room to add muscle to his frame and has a tremendous amount of potential as well.

David Cobb Scouting Report

David Cobb 5-11 230 Sr. Rb Minnesota
He followed up a 1200 yard rushing performance as a junior with over 1500 yards on the ground this season. He has also caught 29 passes over the last two years for the Golden Gophers. A workhorse type back who has over 500 carries combined the last 2 seasons.

+powerful thick frame
+rarely stopped for negative yardage
+pretty good vision to find the hole and get through it
+consistently picks up chunks of yardage and moves the chains
+rarely goes down after first contact as he bounces off tackles and slips arm tackles
+legs keep churning and very good overall effort
+accelerates pretty quickly
+ can pick up tough yardage inside the tackles
+shows the ability to make a defender miss
+can make an impact as a receiver out of the backfield, does need to be more consistent and not let ball into body at times
+turns upfield in stride immediately after catch
+has solid feet and can make subtle moves in space
Overall average speed
At times tries to dance to the edge and is unable to turn the corner or beat a defender in space
Needs some refinement in pass protection, but could develop these skills at the next level given his frame an d strength

David Cobb is a workhorse type back. What he lacks in a home run gear and overall speed he makes up for with his powerful running style and overall skill set. He is going to gain yards after first contact and consistently pick up solid chunks of yardage. He works north south and has pretty good acceleration. He also has potential with catching the ball. Not the flashiest rb in the draft, but in the right system a very good one. He projects to be an early day 3 type pick somewhere in the 4th round.

Ameer Abdullah Scouting Report

Ameer Abdullah 5-9 195 Senior rb Nebraska

He is a highly productive player who rushed for 1,000 yards 3 times in his college career. Also played on the return teams and caught double digit passes in each of the last 3 seasons.

+ has a compact and athletic frame
+ very patient runner
+ good vision to find holes and cutback in space
+accelerates quickly to top speed
+ very good change of direction skills
+can scoot through a small hole
+not afraid to lower shoulder or stick it up the middle to gain a few tough yards
+a threat catching the ball and immediately turns it upfield and uses blockers well downfield
+Versatile player who also lined up in the slot and was a return man as well
+displays great balance as a runner and is able to run through arm tackles and absorb initial contact and keep his legs churning
+good speed

Needs to improve in pass protection
Occasionally will dance a bit

Overall, Ameer Abdullah is a very intriguing running back prospect. He possesses the speed, agility, vision, and hands to become a very productive NFL player. To be a 3 down back in the NFL though he is going to have to improve in pass protection. His ability to catch the ball and spread out in the slot was under utilized at Nebraska. He could make an immediate impact in the NFL with his dynamic skill set. I would look for him to be off the board towards the middle of round 2 ,depending on how many underclassmen rb’s declare.

Jamison Crowder Scouting Report

A highly productive player in his career at Duke. Not the biggest receiver around, but definitely has skills that could translate to the next level.

Strengths
Reliable hands
Can extend to make play
Consistently comes back to the ball
Smooth route runner in and out of breaks
Deceptive subtle route runner
Good change of direction skills
Versatile player has also been a return man
Very efficient on short to intermediate routes
Is able to find the soft spots in the defense
Very good body control and awareness
Not a burner,enough speed though
Ability to get off the line quickly and locate ball in the air

Weaknesses
Has a slight frame
Often goes down on first contact
Willing blocker,but needs to work on that area

Bottom Line
Jamison Crowder isn’t the biggest receiver around, but he uses his quickness, ball skills,hands, and versatility to make up for his lack of size. His change of direction and route running skills were impressive as well.He won’t be one of the first receivers taken in the draft, however he could be a contributor in the NFL for years to come as a slot receiver and special teams player.