SKOL Search: Scouting Roundup

SKOL Search: Scouting Roundup

With the end of this draft cycle coming up, I will be transitioning away from releasing every scouting report and give my thoughts and grades on players with more short blurbs. Right now, my focus is getting as many players watched as possible to prepare for the Climbing The Pocket draft stream. I will be dropping these once I get through a few prospects and you will have my full thoughts and opinions.

100-95All-ProEarly Round One
94.99-90Pro BowlerMid Round One
89.99-85Day One StarterLate Round One
84.99-80Potential Starter/Early ContributorRound Two
79.99-75Potential Starter/Early ContributorRound Three
74.99-70Spot Starter/Special Teams Day OneRound Four
69.99-65Backup/Special TeamsRound Five
59.99-55Backup/Special TeamsRound Six
59.99-55Potential BackupRound Seven
54.99-Practice SquadUndrafted

Davis Mills QB, Stanford

A former number one recruit at his position, Davis Mills has always had the talent, but injuries and situation held him back from reaching his full potential. This past season, he was slightly inconsistent, but the traits were evident. The ball pops out of his hand and his arm is live. He is relatively consistent working through his progressions and keeps his feet underneath him. He feels like a traditional drop-back passer but Mills has shocking mobility. While he isn’t someone to create easily outside of structure, Mills does throw well off-platform. Decision-making isn’t strong on a consistent basis. He has a few throws each game that are questionable but I think will sort themselves out with more consistent reps over time

Grade: 75.5 Third Rounder

Terrace Marshall Jr. WR, LSU

Last season, Terrace Marshall Jr. was a slight afterthought with the 2019 on one of the best offenses in the history of college football. This season, he was the alpha in the receiver room. Versatile to play inside and out, Marshall Jr. has the size and route running to win against all kinds of coverage. He has clean releases that he varies based on what coverage he is facing. A very smooth route runner, Marshall Jr. wins often at the top of the stem by keeping corners guessing. He isn’t an elite athlete and doesn’t have breakaway speed which I believe will be a hinderance considering his route running isn’t an elite trait.

Grade: 83.5 Second Rounder

James Wiggins S, Cincinnati

A senior for the Bearcats, James Wiggins was a three star recruit out of the state of Florida. He missed the 2019 season with a torn ACL but came back with a vengeance in 2020. Throughout the season, Wiggins showed a high football IQ with really good instincts. Cincinnati played him all over the field in both short and deep zones He knows where to be and when to be there. While he is a really good athlete, he doesn’t consistently have great burst. Can be a little slow out of his backpedal at times.

Grade: 78 Third Rounder

Joseph Ossai EDGE, Texas

Coming off a breakout season for the Longhorns, Joseph Ossai is a very talented edge rusher. Ossai has the hottest motor I’ve seen from any prospect in this class. He does a really good job pairing that with above average athleticism nice burst off the line, and good leverage. He plays better standing up and has the capability to drop in short zones. I do worry about his consistency with technique and a pass rush plan. Both of them need quite a bit of work but he is definitely a piece of moldable clay for a defensive coordinator.

Grade: 83.5 Second Rounder

Charles Snowden EDGE, Virginia

Charles Snowden was a very interesting watch for me. He stands at 6’7″ and a slender 240 lbs and plays a hybrid EDGE/OLB role for the Cavaliers. The biggest question I had while watching him was this: where does he project best at the next level? He is a good but not great athlete, doesn’t have a plethora of pass rush moves and isn’t great bending around the edge. What I did see a lot of over the course of the season was great instincts, high football IQ, and excellent length. While he shouldn’t rush the passer much in the NFL, I do believe that he has a future as a coverage off ball linebacker in an Anthony Barr-esque role. His length would be a nightmare in passing lanes.

Grade: 71.5 Fourth Rounder

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