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.