KeeSean Johnson Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: KeeSean Johnson is flying under the radar so far in the draft season…KeeSean Johnson’s calling cards are his exceptional hands…he doesn’t drop anything that hits his hands…very reliable receiver…Johnson is a very refined route runner…technically sound…solid frame that should adapt well to the physicality of the NFL game…KeeSean Johnson plays the game the right way—high effort at all times…

WEAKNESSES: KeeSean Johnson lacks the high end speed and lacks the explosiveness that many of his contemporaries have…Johnson is not going to threaten a NFL defense vertically in the passing game…will not break many tackles or become a YAC player…lack of speed may ultimately limit his versatility and relegate him to the slot position…

COMP: Mohamed Sanu

OVERALL: KeeSean Johnson is a limited, yet high-floor WR prospect…you know what he is…he is a terrific route runner, with fantastic hands…these skill sets will ALWAYS be welcomed and needed in the NFL…that being said, Johnson lacks the explosiveness to be a legit deep threat, so I would anticipate he will make his money on underneath stuff and out of the slot position for the most part…I like his game and the more I watch, the more I like…currently I have KeeSean Johnson in the 3rd round mix of the 2019 NFL Draft, and there’s potential he could be elevate when all things are said and done.

Terry McLaurin Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: Terry McLaurin pops on the screen…he is an electrifying playmaker…exceptional route running is apparent when you evaluate the film…plays with great nuance to keep opposing defensive backs guessing and off-balance…McLaurin plays a great ability on the deep ball…adjusts extremely well with good body control…keeps his eye on the ball and plays very well through contact…a tremendous athlete when the ball is in his hands…a YAC magnet…quick twitch athlete with exceptional change in direction ability…solid run blocker…

WEAKNESSES: It’s crystal clear that Terry McLaurin needs additional work as a pass catcher…he does not catch the ball away from his body…he allows the ball to get into his pads far too often…this technical issue does would be defenders a favor and allows them to defend passes where they normally would not, had McLaurin been fundamentally sound in this area…McLaurin is never going to overpower the opposition…needs to get stronger to sustain production at the NFL level…

COMP: Nelson Agholor

OVERALL: Terry McLaurin is gaining a ton of momentum throughout the early portions of the draft process…Ohio State woefully underutilized Terry McLaurin and his abilities while at college…expect McLaurin to continue to wow the scouting community as we approach the Scouting Combine and individual workout portion of the draft season…there is a lot of untapped potential here…I really like Terry McLaurin and believe he has mid-late 3rd round value in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Chuma Edoga Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: Chuma Edoga has outstanding feet…the type of quickness that allows for him to pick up defenders laterally—more so than virtually any other offensive tackle prospects in this draft…quick, fluid hips allow for Edoga to move like few others…Edoga has great length that neutralizes would be defenders…fundamentally sound…plays the game quickly and adapts to what he sees on the fly…plus footwork and plus mobility allows for Chuma Edoga to extend beyond the line of scrimmage to the next level, picking up additional blocks…

WEAKNESSES: The primary issue that I saw with Chuma Edoga was that he simply did not illustrate the same level of power that many of his offensive tackle contemporaries did…at under 300 lbs. this concern will not go away—the criticism will only get louder and more persistent…his hand usage is inconsistent and will need additional work as he translates his game to the NFL level…his lower base is also a weak spot…doesn’t play as sturdily as many others in this class…

COMP: James Carpenter

OVERALL: Chuma Edoga is a fascinating prospect…his athletic ability shines at times on tape…he moves like a much smaller man, so you see where he has value…the primary issues is that his lack of size and physicality will most likely force him into the interior at the next level…this wouldn’t be a bad thing to me…I like the idea of Chuma Edoga pulling and leading on running plays…I think there is upside here that has yet to be untapped…I am projecting Chuma Edoga into the late 3rd-early 4th round range of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Max Scharping Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: Max Scharping brings a high level of versatility and experience from the collegiate ranks to the NFL game…good size and frame in order to handle the physicality of the NFL game…good length in order to deal with the bigger, stronger athletes in the NFL…is able to establish position and then climb to the next level to pick up an additional block…Scharping plays with a high football IQ—you an tell he’s a 4-year starter as his read and react game is high level…good, quick hands to engage the defender prior to them engaging him…

WEAKNESSES: The biggest issue that you notice on film when you’re looking at Max Scharping is that his footwork is very sloppy and that leads to a myriad of issues…his feet or slow, and that’s where the problems begin…Scharping doesn’t power the opposition off of the line of scrimmage…does more neutralizing than demoralizing…plays on his heels—literally…you would rather see a more aggressive approach…seems to be reacting to the action far too frequently…his lower body needs to catch up to his upper half…plays with poor leverage—needs a lot of work here…

COMP: Jared Veldheer

OVERALL: Max Scharping is a 4-year starter at Northern Illinois—with experience on both sides of the line…this should play in his favor as he projects to the next level…given his struggles with quickness and poor footwork being his downfall—his most likely projection is in to the interior at offensive guard…many of his deficiencies are correctable with additional tutelage and coaching, it’s a bit concerning that these haven’t been corrected through four years of college ball…there is value here, Max Scharping is a solid football player, you know what you’re getting here…I like Max Scharping around the late 3rd-early 4th round range in the 2019 NFL Draft.

D’Andre Walker Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: D’andre Walker is a bigger asset in run defense than he is as a pass rusher…Walker has experience playing in a two-point and a three-point stance…a high IQ football player…he doesn’t run himself out of the play very often…D’Andre Walker is a high-energy player who gives it everything that he has every single play…plays with great leverage and good pad level…gets under taller lineman and pushes them back into the pocket…there’s untapped upside here…

WEAKNESSES: The first thing that I saw on film was a lack of pass rushing…if he wins, he wins purely based on his traits…Walker has a lack of pass rushing moves…when he is engaged by the offensive lineman, he has a high level of difficulty in getting off of the block…needs to improve when using his hands to dislodge the opposition…does not have the acceleration to threaten offensive tackles off the edge as a speed rusher…

COMP: Haason Reddick

OVERALL: D’Andre Walker’s draft stock is a bit more fluid than most pass rushers in this class…Walker’s Scouting Combine performance is going to go a long value in establishing his value…needs to show well in the cone drills and illustrate his ability to bend the edge…so far in his collegiate career, D’Andre Walker has shown much more in the run stuffing department than he has as a pass rusher—and this will be the obvious concern to scouts and GMs…that being said, there is additional development here, and you can see a relatively high ceiling…I like D’Andre Walker as a late 3rd-early 4th round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Connor McGovern Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: The first thing that pops on the film is how athletic Connor McGovern is…for a prospect 6’5 320—he can really move and his mobility is off the charts…you like his ability to engage at the line of scrimmage and then move up and pick up additional blocks down the field…strong, functional strength at the point of contact…very fluid hips that has shown the ability to shift to the left or the right with ease…plays with an edge and a nastiness that teams love to see…plays to the whistle…

WEAKNESSES: You have to question Connor McGovern’s ability to audible and call the plays at the line of scrimmage from the Center position…too many times, it appears that he gets caught off guard…he is going to need some refinement on his work in the ‘phonebooth’ if you would…finds himself on the defensive due to inconsistent hands…needs to work with better leverage…a bit concerned with Connor McGovern’s length…has had issues with this at the collegiate level, and it will only get worse at the NFL level as he’ll be consistently facing bigger, stronger athletes…

COMP: Forrest Lamp

OVERALL: Connor McGovern has been one of the more underrated interior offensive lineman prospects so far in the draft process…I like how Connor McGovern’s game will adapt to the NFL style of play…he is super athletic and mobile…for teams looking for Center’s to get up and beyond the line of scrimmage, Connor McGovern is your guy…he is struggling a bit at the point of contact…he needs some high-level coaching and to improve his use of his length…his deficiencies can be improved…I like the upside of Connor McGovern, and like him more than most…I have him in the 2nd round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Christian Miller Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: The best part of Christian Miller’s game is his versatility as a pass rusher…he has a variety of pass rushing moves and doesn’t mind mixing it up…plays up-tempo at all times…has good hands…does a good job avoiding the initial block…despite being a bit undersized, Christian Miller plays well against the run…a high IQ player who knows where to be, and makes the play when it’s there to be made…

WEAKNESSES: Christian Miller is an older NFL Draft prospect…one which carries some injury red flags…Miller has never been the most explosive player off of the ball…at his size and stature—this is a major concern…a bit tight in his movement…does not do well after he’s engaged by the blocker…can get engulfed at times…

COMP: Tank Carradine

OVERALL: Christian Miller simply could never fully put it all together while at Alabama…played sparingly for a few seasons behind better players/prospects, and then sustaining an injury…what to make of his draft stock now..? Projecting his role moving forward, I would evaluate him as a specialist—3rd down pass rusher…I’m just not sure what else his game lends itself to at the NFL level…given these range of expectations, I’m listing him as a day two prospect, somewhere in the 3rd round range of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Zach Allen Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: For an athlete 6’4 285 Zach Allen is very fast getting off the line and possesses a myriad of pass rushing moves…one of the better sets of hands of any defensive line prospect in the 2019 draft…strong at the point of attack…fundamentally and technically sound…super strong—opposing offensive lineman are not going to enjoy going to battle with Zach Allen…a savvy and cerebral prospect—Zach Allen knows how to play the game…outstanding in run defense…has a nose for the ball…

WEAKNESSES: You have to wonder if Zach Allen can indeed play the defensive end position…he is extremely stiff and will struggle mightily establishing the edge at the NFL level…Zach Allen will never be considered a sack artist…his numbers in this department will always leave you wanting…Zach Allen lacks agility and quickness—so his sideline to sideline ability is extremely limited…will not measure very long at the Scouting Combine…

COMP: Margus Hunt

OVERALL: Zach Allen is a fascinating defensive line prospect heading into the 2019 draft…Allen does not have the speed and agility to play defensive end in the NFL, so he will likely have to adapt his game and develop as a defensive tackle…the good news is Zach Allen has displayed the toughness and strength in order to do so, and might be a great fit in this new role…admittedly, Zach Allen’s draft stock is a bit more fluid than most at this point…I would expect Zach Allen to be selected in the 2nd-3rd round range in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Sheldrick Redwine Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: Sheldrick Redwine has some strong fundamentals that project well to the NFL game…he is a solid tackler who plays with proper leverage and wraps up properly…has a good size to strength ratio which makes you project that he will hold up to the physicality in the NFL…has enough versality to match-up with the oppositions’ TE…plays downhill with an aggressive approach…doesn’t mind putting his nose in there and making a play in run defense…

WEAKNESSES: Sheldrick Redwine does not have the high level range or athletic ability to be considered a sideline to sideline defender…does not have the natural ball skills to make plays in pass defense…will never materialize as a ball hawk…at the point of contact, can get beaten to the punch as he doesn’t have the quickest, strongest hands—again, refinement will be needed here…

COMP: Tavon Wilson

OVERALL: Sheldrick Redwine looks to be a ready to play, in the box safety at the NFL level…again, you wouldn’t want him to play single high safety due to his lack of athleticism…but there’s value in a prospect who is physical enough to match-up with TE and come down hill and help in run defense…I have Sheldrick Redwine in the late Day 2-early Day 3 mix, someone in the late 3rd-early 4th round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Juan Thornhill Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: The first thing that I saw on the film when evaluating Juan Thornhill was that he never got beat deep…he always seemed to be in the right place, at the right time…Thornhill has experience at the CB position before transitioning to the safety spot…a savvy, high IQ football player…his read and react skills are high-end…he plays the game with great anticipation…good ball skills…does a good job to attack the football at it’s highest point and ward off receivers…good footwork… versatile prospect who can come down and cover WR out of the slot due to his experience as a CB…Juan Thornhill is yet another prospect who set the Scouting Combine on fire…his workout was simply insane and made the scouting community run back to the film to watch more on him…

WEAKNESSES: Juan Thornhill will need a lot of refinement at the NFL level…Thornhill has been an inconsistent tackler throughout his collegiate career at Virginia…is Juan Thornhill more of an athlete than he is a football player..? Thornhill can be beaten by speed…

COMP: Patrick Chung

OVERALL: Juan Thornhill is yet another chess piece that you can move around your seconfary to match up with NFL offenses…just be careful—he can find success, but only against certain match-ups…I would not match him up with the speedier options at WR…Thornhill will likely get left in their wake…you do like the high IQ and you can see it translate on to the football field on the film…Juan Thornhill’s workout truly was eye-opening and had us evaluate him in a different light…once thought to be a 2nd-3rd rounder, Juan Thornhill now finds himself firmly in the 2nd round mix…