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  • Auron
    started a topic Write a Scouting Report - on an NFL player

    Write a Scouting Report - on an NFL player

    Thought this might be an interesting topic. Write a Pro style scouting report on one of your favorite players. :) Could be on someone from on your favorite team, or just someone you watch a lot.


    Here's my scouting report on Drew Brees.

    Drew Brees - QB New Orleans Saints

    Height: 6'0 Weight: 209 lbs


    Strengths:
    Natural pocket passer with a very quick release, and precise accuracy. Goes through his reads quickly, has good anticipation and timing with his targets and will usually hit the receiver fresh out of their breaks. Excels tremendously at passing from the 10-20 yard range, gets good touch on short range passes. Has a keen ability for sensing the rush and will sidestep and move around in the pocket while still focusing downfield on his reads. Excellent game manager who rarely makes the game breaking errors in crucial situations, will do his best to avoid the negative plays by checking down, throwing out of bounds, or taking the sack if necessary. Although not really his forte, he can extend plays and escape a collapsed pocket when the play breaks down if needed. Has under rated quickness to scramble for a first down when all else fails.

    Weakness: Lacks ideal height, will get some passes batted down at the line occasionally. Does not possess elite arm strength. Although he has enough arm strength to make all the throws in the playbook, he doesn’t have the velocity on the deep sideline type throws thrown outside the hash marks... (deep outs, corners)

    Overview: Drew Brees is the orchestrator of talent in the Saints offense, what he lacks in raw physical ability, he makes up with top notch intangibles and smart decision making. He almost always puts the ball in a spot where the receiver can make a play. He is not a vocal, outspoken type leader but rather leads by example, and has command of the huddle. A franchise signal caller who is not quite on the level of a Peyton Manning, or Tom Brady but right on the tier below them.

  • PACKmanN
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    Originally posted by doingthisinsteadofwork View Post
    nothing wrong with it.But Ive never met a Packer fan whos favorite player isnt Favre.
    i guess im ur frist huh? I hate it when he throws the deep balls trying to win the game when there still alot of time left in the game. ( Good example is when we faced the Vikings the second time and he threw an INT to Griffn i think. )

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  • ninerfan
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    Alex Smith, QB, SF 49ers
    3rd year
    pick 1 2005


    Strengths: Ideal height 6'4 with athletic physique, 22 year old with 2 years starting experience, intelligent student of the game, coachable - willing to listen and learn, hard worker in weight room and classroom, team 1st work ethic, mobile QB, rolls out and throws well on the run, accurate short / mid range

    Weaknesses: Lacks elite arm strength (though adequate), thrown to wolves in rookie season and suffered, QB's NFL's worst recieving core, tends to lock onto primary reciever - will force throws, facing 3rd Offensive Co-Ordinator in 3 years (lack of stability), often forced to lead team from behind, faces added scrutiny of being no.1 pick

    Overall: After horrendous rookie campaign bounced back well in 2006, Smith requires continuity at the Offense Co-Ordinator position for stability. He is just beginning to reap benefits of previous draft choices - Frank Gore and Vernon Davis. Has the potential to be a top 10 QB in this league - much in the vein of Troy Aikman. Willing worker who will shed the limelight - a team man - dont not expect Manning type numbers. A game contoller more than playmaker will manage games in the style of Aikman. At 22 years old has a long career ahead with a team being built around his needs - expect success.
    Last edited by ninerfan; 03-17-2007, 04:11 AM.

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  • LarryJohnson27
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    Derrick Johnson #56, OLB, Kansas City Chiefs
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 242 lbs.

    Strengths: Excellent athlete with good height. Very good in coverage, and a solid tackler. Will come up and make the big hit. Sniffs out screens well and seems to always be there to make the play. Effective blitzer that can get to the QB. Has a huge amount of potential.

    Weaknesses: Could use some added strength and has a hard time getting off of blocks at times. Hasn't really displayed his big play ability yet.

    Overview: Was one of the best LB prospects to come out of college in years. Has an amazing amount of potential and plays in the Tampa 2 sheme that he fits perfectly. Played very well at the start of 2006, but a mid season ankle injury caused him to miss a couple games and play through pain the rest of the season. Still needs to show his big play making ability that he had in college (hasn't got his first NFL INT yet). Well on his way to being one of the NFL's top LB's.
    Last edited by LarryJohnson27; 03-17-2007, 01:16 PM.

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  • Xonraider
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    Fabian Washington
    Number 27
    511
    185
    2 years of NFL experience. 30 games played total.

    Strengths: Amazingly fast... terrific catch up speed... good hands... very good jumping ability... very strong for his size... still has a huge updside...doesnt get beat on the deep ball easily... knows how to step up front and pick off a pass.

    Weaknesses: Beat on double moves and short slants... Needs to learn how to get in better position to make plays...Lack of experience hurts him some times.

    Notes: Fabian Washington has the talent to become a top-10 corner in this league, and I believe he has more talent than what Asomugha has. Not many wide outs gave him trouble last year, the only one that really had a stand-out game was T.J Houshmansadez. With experience and appropiate teaching, teams will be scared to throw the football to his side.

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  • HawkeyeFan
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    Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams,Running Back
    Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 231lbs

    Strengths: Very tough runner and very versatile runner for his size, has the power to run between the tackles where his running is best and has the agility to cut to the outside and run outside the tackles, good receiver out of the backfield, great goaline runner, good vision and good football IQ.

    Weaknesses: Doesn't have explosive speed and acceleration, doesn't have great top end speed, inconsistent blocker, sometimes looks for the touchdown rather than the first down when its needed, runs to high at times rather than running behind pads.

    Overview: Steven Jackson is a Top Running Back in the NFL, arguably the best Running Back in the NFC, he is only 23 years old and has already been in the league for 4 seasons. Made first Pro Bowl appearance in 2006 as a backup.



    Harder than I though to do this.

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  • d34ng3l021
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    DeAngelo Hall
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 197
    College: Virginia Tech

    Pros
    Exceptional athlete. Has great burst and top end speed and has very fluid hips. Makes up for his lack of height with tremendous jumping ability. Has very good ball skills and is explosive with the ball in his hands. Does a great job locating the ball in the air. One of the best corners in man to man situations.

    Cons
    Though he tries very hard against the run, there are times he misses the tackle or is shrugged off. He often goes for the pick instead of just batting the ball down. Seems to be very inconsistent. Struggles in zone coverage at times.

    Overview
    DeAngelo is a great athlete and physically has whatever you ask for in a corner. He has a great deal of confidence and he feels as if he can go 1-1 with any reciever in the league. Though some may say his confidence is over the top, he needs it for the mental battle between he and the opposing WR.

    Whoa. So I was looking for a pic of D Hall, and I came upon an actual scouting report of him.

    Assets:
    Possesses incomparable speed and has been clocked in the 4.2 range. Has phenomenal quickness, closing speed, and agility. Plays off his man and can jump routes. A fluid runner with great man coverage skills. Has some upper body strength, can jam receivers, and can shed a block. Played some wide receiver and scored on fumble recoveries, receptions, running plays, and punt returns last year. Has an extra gear and great instincts with the ball in his hands.

    Flaws:
    An ordinary zone defender who uses his speed to compensate for bad decisions. Will take false steps and has sloppy footwork. Hasn't worked on getting proper body position and has gotten used to solving all of his problems with just his speed. Gambles and guesses wrong. Not a tough-guy defender who provides great run support. Brash and arrogant at times.

    Man, I'm good.

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  • dcarey20
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    The Ravens boast one of the most promising young WR duos in Mark Clayton and Demetrius Williams. The average observer will begin to wonder why there were a dozen WR's selected before him in the '06 draft. Ravens fans have already realized Ozzie pulled off yet another heist at the draft bank. Browns fans? Well, they've already accepted the fact that Travis Wilson was the wrong pick (again) and that Demetrius never wanted to play in Cleveland anyway.
    Oh yeah forgot to say I love this post. And I love Demetrius Williams.

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  • dcarey20
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    Name: Vernon Davis
    Nickname: The Duke
    Age: 23
    Position: Tight End
    Team: San Francisco 49ers
    Draft: Round 1, Pick 6
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 253
    College: Maryland
    Number: 85
    Expierience: 1 year, 8 games started

    Positives: Incredible athletic ability...One of the most athletic tight ends I've ever seen...Amazing speed...Outstanding strength and power...Does not go down after first contact...Great Leaper...Playmaker

    Negatives: Does not have the ideal height for a tight end...Normally has reliable hands but at times he has lapses of concentration and drops some easy ones.

    Overview: One of my favorite players and one of the most athletically gifted players I've seen. A Maryland legend. There's no doubt that he has all the ability and he will be one of the best tight ends in the game for years to come. He really showed what he is capable of late in the season, once he was healthy. Vernon will be the primary target for Alex Smith next year, and with the lack of depth at TE in the NFC, I think he will have a great year and be a pro bowler.
    Last edited by dcarey20; 03-17-2007, 03:55 AM.

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  • doingthisinsteadofwork
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    Originally posted by neko4 View Post
    More than likely people will do one on a player on their favorite team, whats wrong with me doing one on Favre?
    nothing wrong with it.But Ive never met a Packer fan whos favorite player isnt Favre.

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  • bantx
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    Originally posted by BlindSite View Post
    How can you say he's a bust when he's only just finished his third year...

    The fact is the guy's got no offensive line and an abhorrible defense. The poor kid is always playing from behind with no protection. He's got a lot of potential, that scouting report was accurate, he needs protection and he needs to be tutored into not losing his mechanics at pivotal times.

    People hate this kid so much just because he wouldn't go to san diego, he made a mistake, he was a young kid and didn't get the guidance he should've from the people around him. Give him a break, and give him a chance to develop.
    oh yeah and tiki runs so well with no line.

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  • The Unseen
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    Maurice Drew

    Strengths: Overall greatness. The lovechild of Aphrodite and Hercules (long story), so he's got good genes. Once threw a football over them mountains and caught it, thereby making more money than Uncle Rico did in five seconds. A renowned horse assassin, particularly of the Colt type. His hands are so good, Ticky-tack is said to be secreted from his hands, providing another good source of money. Godzilla ain't got poop on him.

    Weakness: Friend of Keak Da Sneak.

    Comments: May also be heir to the throne of the Roman Empire, as well as King of Athens (unconfirmed). Was to be the original Clark Kent, but they felt sympathetic for the guy in the wheelchair. Clairvoyant pricks.

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  • BlindSite
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    Originally posted by bantx View Post
    But people gave him so much hype, and now look at him. BUST
    How can you say he's a bust when he's only just finished his third year...

    The fact is the guy's got no offensive line and an abhorrible defense. The poor kid is always playing from behind with no protection. He's got a lot of potential, that scouting report was accurate, he needs protection and he needs to be tutored into not losing his mechanics at pivotal times.

    People hate this kid so much just because he wouldn't go to san diego, he made a mistake, he was a young kid and didn't get the guidance he should've from the people around him. Give him a break, and give him a chance to develop.

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  • Philliez01
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    Originally posted by HoopsDemon12 View Post
    You could take into consideration how much the giants actually lost trading up for him Eli though...they would have been better off wiht rivers i think, i thought he was the better prospect coming out that year anyway. He sure hasnt lived up to the hype or his name...but personally im not ready to call him a bust until he under peforms Losman....then your a bust
    It's too early for me to decide whether Rivers would've been better in NY, Eli wasn't going to play for SD though so I don't think it's really debateable.

    Losman is an unfair comparision as well, if you want to look at it from the opposite side. Losman is starting to come around as a good starting QB but he was more of a project coming out of college than Eli was. You have to compare Eli to Philip, I would assume. Ben Roethlisberger as well, but I think Eli can be better than him. Right now, Ben wins off the SB ring and experience but all four QBs can be good-to-great starters.

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  • remix 6
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    Originally posted by Athrun340 View Post
    haha lol that was funny
    heres more

    It is lucky Brady was drafted at all. A scouting report written before the draft sized up Brady this way: "Poor build, very skinny and narrow, lacks mobility and the ability to avoid the rush, lacks a really strong arm."
    It was a rare diversion for Brady, who spends the off-season in Boston and goes to work 10 months a year. He has added 25 pounds of muscle to his frame since joining the NFL and strengthened his arm.

    “The farthest you probably ever throw in a game is 50 to 55 yards,” says Brady. "I mean, I could throw it probably 70, if I really get into one."

    i love this:
    "I was leaving late one night, and this tall skinny kid approached me holding a pizza box. I said, "I know who you are; you're Tom Brady, sixth-round pick from Michigan," and he replied, 'and I'm the best decision this organization has ever made.' I was stunned. The amazing thing is he didn't say it to be arrogant...he was sincere...I went home and told everyone about it." - Bob Kraft
    Last edited by remix 6; 03-16-2007, 10:15 PM.

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