2020 NFL Draft: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Scouting Reports

PFN Chief Draft Analyst Tony Pauline's scouting reports for 2020 NFL Draft prospects in the ACC, including Isaiah Simmons and Mekhi Becton.

Louisville Cardinals
2020 NFL Draft Prospects

Mekhi Becton, OT

Career Snapshot: Three-year starter who was named to the first team All-ACC in 2019. Started 33 games for the Cardinals, 21 at left tackle and 12 at right tackle. Began at right tackle, playing ten games as a freshman. Started ten games at left tackle and two at right tackle as a sophomore. Started 11 games at left tackle as a junior before deciding for forgo his senior season.

Positives: Large, athletic tackle with big upside. Strong and explosive. Terrific run blocker who gets movement, drives opponents from the line of scrimmage, and knocks them back with violent hand punch. Displays solid range off the edge, keeps his feet moving and uses his hands effectively.

Patient, blocks with proper lean and works well with linemates. Fires off the snap, works to bend his knees and stays square. Easily controls opponents once engaged at the point of attack. Above-average range off the edge.

Negatives: Must improve his balance. Ineffective in motion and struggles to redirect and hit a moving target. Really doesn’t sink his butt from at the line of scrimmage. Lacks the pure footwork to play left tackle in the NFL.

Analysis: Becton is a massive lineman who showed consistent progress and comes with big upside. He’s an athletic right tackle who should be effective in pass protection and as a run blocker, but he’ll be minimally effective in motion or if placed in a zone-blocking scheme.

Amonte Caban, DE

Career Snapshot: Played in 35 games for the Cardinals after redshirting in 2015. Totaled 94 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss and three sacks over four seasons. Tied for third on the team with 6.5 tackles for a loss in 2019 while registering 32 total tackles and a sack.

In 2018, totaled 50 tackles with seven for a loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery. Appeared in seven games as a redshirt sophomore in 2017 and posted seven tackles. Had four tackles in four games as a redshirt freshman in 2016. Redshirted in 2015.

Positives: Undersized college defensive end who may move to outside linebacker at the next level. Quick off the snap, bends his knees and plays with terrific leverage. Keeps his feet moving, works his hands and gives effort. Quickly changes direction, moves well laterally, and shows the ability to get out in space and make plays. Fast up the field and in pursuit and shows the ability to bend off the edge.

Negatives: Struggles to get off blocks. Easily handled at the point. Comes with poor size and speed for the next level.

Analysis: Caban has put together two productive seasons for Louisville and was a solid college front-seven player, but he comes with limited upside for the next level. He offers possibilities at the next level as a situational pass rusher and special-teams player.

Seth Dawkins, WR

Career Snapshot: Four-year player at Louisville, appearing in 42 games. Was third on the team in receiving in 201 with 348 yards on 16 catches with three touchdowns. Third on the team in 2017 with 642 yards on 42 catches with four touchdowns. Fourth on the team in 2018 with 329 yards on 25 catches with one touchdown. Caught 11 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown as a freshman.

Positives: Physically impressive receiver who displays solid hand-eye coordination and soft hands and plucks the ball from the air. Long, uses his frame to shield away defenders, and lays out or exposes himself to the big hit in order to come away with the catch. Tracks the pass in the air and makes the difficult over-the-shoulder reception. Nicely adjusts to the errant throw and makes the catch in stride. Attacks assignments as a blocker.

Negatives: Athletic ability has yet to translate to football. Displays a marginal burst of speed and really does not play to his 40 time. Was not a big part of the passing offense at Louisville the past two seasons.

Analysis: After a tremendous sophomore campaign when he look like a potential top-rated receiver prospect, Dawkins has watched his game level off and even regress in some aspects. He possesses the size and speed to play at the next level and flashes receiver skills, but he must pull a complete game together.

G.G. Robinson, DT

Career Snapshot: Redshirted in 2015, played four seasons and 46 games for the Cardinals. Recorded two tackles in 2016, 28 tackles with three for a loss in 2017, 22 tackles with two for a loss and two sacks in 2018 and 26 tackles with six tackles for a loss and four sacks in 2019.

Positives: Nice-sized defensive lineman who flashes athleticism. Fires off the snap, has quick hands and plays with proper lean. Fluidly moves about the field, displays good change-of-direction ability, and gives effort in all areas.

Negatives: Minimal production. Easily controlled at the point of attack if he doesn’t beat opponents off the snap. Marginally explosive.

Analysis: Robinson has flashed ability and offers both size and growth potential. He’s a long way from NFL-ready, but he should get consideration on a practice squad this fall.

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