ACC Scouting Reports for 2021 NFL Draft

2021 NFL Draft | ACC Scouting Reports: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Jack DeFoor NFL Draft Scouting Report | Offensive Line

Positives: Strong, wide-bodied blocker who is best in a small area. Sets with a wide base, bends his knees, and blocks with leverage. Keeps his feet moving, works his hands, and anchors in pass protection. Gets movement run blocking and seals defenders from the action.

Negatives: Marginally athletic. Not quick to the second level or effective blocking in motion. Shows stiffness in his game.

Analysis: DeFoor possesses the size and strength the play at the next level, but he’s a scheme-limited blocker with marginal upside.

Jalen Camp NFL Draft Scouting Report | Wide Receiver

Positives: Nice-sized receiver coming off a career campaign. Sells routes, uses his frame to shield away defenders, and makes the difficult catch in battles. Extends his hands to offer the quarterback a target, consistently snatches the ball away from his frame, and nicely makes the reception in stride. Gives effort blocking downfield, squaring into opponents, and taking them from the action.

Negatives: Does not display strong hands. Plays to one speed. Minimally productive until his senior season, and even then his numbers were not out of sight.

Analysis: Camp is a physical specimen who showed terrific pass-catching skill last season and turned himself into a prospect. He’ll need a lot of development before he’s ready for the NFL, but in a worst-case scenario, Camp is worth keeping on a practice squad next fall.

2021 NFL Draft | ACC Scouting Reports: Louisville Cardinals

For information on Louisville wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

Dorian Etheridge NFL Draft Scouting Report | Linebacker

Positives: Aggressive run-defending linebacker who stays with assignments, remains disciplined, and possesses good change-of-direction skills. Moves well laterally, gets to the flanks to make plays against the run, and gets depth on pass drops. Forceful and chases the action hard.

Negatives: Possesses average size and plays to one speed. Totaled just one career interception and four sacks at Louisville.

Analysis: Etheridge is a hard-working defender who overachieves and gets the most from his ability. He lacks great upside but could make a roster as a backup inside linebacker if he plays well on coverage units.

Jared Goldwire NFL Draft Scouting Report | Defensive Tackle

Positives: Tall, agile defensive lineman with outstanding quickness. Fires off the snap, immediately gets his hands up, and works them throughout the action. Easily changes direction, quickly locates the ball, and works hard to make plays. Flows well laterally and gets down the line of scrimmage to the ball handler.

Negatives: Does not consistently play with proper pad level and makes himself an easy target for opponents. Slow shedding blocks. Displayed little in the way of pass-rush skill at Louisville.

Analysis: Goldwire offers solid size and athleticism as well as growth potential, but he failed to live up to expectations. He comes with a high upside but must quickly translate his natural skills into football production to make it out of camp this summer.

For information on Louisville running back Javian Hawkins, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

Marlon Character NFL Draft Scouting Report | Cornerback

Positives: Nice-sized cornerback who flashes skill. Physical, mixes it up with opponents, and quickly picks up coverage assignments. Quick flipping his hips, keeps the action in front of him, and immediately recognizes routes in zone coverage. Displays a good burst to the ball and quickly moves upfield defending the run. Aggressively lays his shoulders into ball handlers and creates turnovers.

Negatives: Was never a full-time starter for Louisville. Deep speed is a concern.

Analysis: Character is a size prospect who comes with upside, but he must complete his game and elevate his playmaking to make it out of camp this summer.

Rodjay Burns NFL Draft Scouting Report | Linebacker

Positives: Nice-sized defender who displays range on the field. Quick to the sidelines, covers a lot of area, and works to get off blocks. Breaks down well and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Displays a closing burst to the action and nicely redirects to ball handlers.

Negatives: Not a stout tackler and has ball handlers running through his arms. Bites on ball fakes and gets caught out of position.

Analysis: Burns was used at linebacker for Louisville but has safety size. He’s a traditional strong safety who must improve the details of his position to make a next-level roster.

Russ Yeast NFL Draft Scouting Report | Safety

Positives: Tough, instinctive safety who was used at cornerback and kick returner. Physical, works to get involved in the action and remains disciplined with assignments. Plays heads-up football, keeps the action of front of him, and works well with teammates in the secondary.

Fires up the field and displays a burst to the action and solid closing speed. Breaks down well and plays off blocks to get to the ball handler. Wraps up tackling and gives effort defending the run.

Negatives: Not a stout safety and more of a drag-down tackler. Lacks deep speed and does a lot of trailing in coverage. Seemed to take a step back last season after a terrific junior campaign.

Analysis: Yeast is a hard-working, instinctive safety with solid next-level instincts and toughness. He lacks great physical skills, but the versatility to be used at several positions as well as on special teams gives him a chance to make a roster.

For information on Louisville wide receiver Tutu Atwell, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

2021 NFL Draft | ACC Scouting Reports: Miami (FL) Hurricanes

For information on Miami tight end Brevin Jordan, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on Miami EDGE Gregory Rousseau, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on Miami EDGE Jaelan Phillips, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on Miami kicker Jose Borregales, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on Miami EDGE Quincy Roche, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

Tony Pauline is the Chief Draft Analyst for Pro Football Network. You can read all of Tony’s work here and follow him on Twitter: @TonyPauline.

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