ACC Scouting Reports for 2021 NFL Draft

2021 NFL Draft | ACC Scouting Reports: Syracuse Orange

For information on Syracuse safety Andre Cisco, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on Syracuse cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on Syracuse cornerback Trill Williams, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

2021 NFL Draft | Virginia Cavaliers

For information on Virginia linebacker Charles Snowden, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

Terrell Jana NFL Draft Scouting Report | Wide Receiver

Positives: Dependable possession receiver who gets the most from his ability. Tracks the pass in the air, displays eye/hand coordination, and uses his frame to shield away defenders. Comes back to the ball to make himself an available target, adjusts to the errant throw, and consistently extends his hands to make the reception away from his frame. Tracks the ball in the air, gets vertical, and contorts to come away with the reception.

Negatives: Lacks size and loses out in battles. Does not consistently come away with the difficult catch. Plays to one speed and is more of an intermediate pass-catching threat. Average run-after-the-catch skill.

Analysis: Jana was a good receiver in spurts for Virginia but lacks the physical skills for the next level. He’ll have an outside chance to make a roster as a fifth receiver if he stands out on special teams.

For information on Virginia tight end Tony Poljan, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

Zane Zandier NFL Draft Scouting Report | Linebacker

Positives: Intense two-down defender who plays hard on every snap. Instinctive, effectively diagnoses the action, and shows great awareness of assignments. Keeps plays in front of him, takes proper angles to the action, and sells out to make plays. Wraps up tackling and sacrifices his body to stop ball handlers. Moves well laterally and plays faster than his 40 time in pursuit of the action.

Negatives: Lacks size and struggles getting off blocks. Average athlete. Stiff pedaling in reverse.

Analysis: Zandier was a terrific run defender at the college level who played with reckless abandon. He lacks great upside, but his intensity translates well to special teams, which gives him a chance in camp this summer.

2021 NFL Draft | Virginia Tech Hokies

For information on Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on Virginia Tech offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on Virginia Tech safety Divine Deablo, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

Jarrod Hewitt NFL Draft Scouting Report | Defensive Tackle

Positives: Undersized, explosive defensive lineman who projects as a three-technique tackle. Fires off the snap, plays with terrific pad level, and gets a lot of momentum going up the field. Keeps his feet moving, displays good change-of-direction skills, and chases the action hard. Fluid moving about the field.

Negatives: Lacks size and bulk and gets easily out-positioned from the action. Possesses marginal strength at the point. Average athlete.

Analysis: Hewitt is smart and tough and gets the most from his ability, but he comes with size limitations and marginal upside.

Justus Reed NFL Draft Scouting Report | Defensive Tackle

Positives: Well-traveled defender who has displayed outstanding pass-rush skills throughout his college career. Plays with good lean, keeps his feet moving, and displays agility. Collapses down the line of scrimmage making plays, gets out laterally to the flanks, and possesses a closing burst. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, displays a variety of moves getting off blocks, and can bend off the edge. Strong for his size with the ability to split double-team blocks.

Negatives: Lacks bulk and gets easily out-positioned from the action by a single blocker. Doesn’t chase the action all that hard in backside pursuit. Has a long injury history.

Analysis: Reed was graded as a draftable player by scouts the past three seasons yet somehow continually found his way back on the college field. If he passes medical exams, Reed projects as a situational pass rusher in the NFL who can come out of a three-point stance in a one-gap system or stand-over tackle.

For information on Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

Rayshard Ashby NFL Draft Scouting Report | Linebacker

Positives: Underrated run-and-chase linebacker who covers a tremendous amount of area on the field. Effectively quarterbacks the defense, makes the calls, and gets teammates in proper position. Moves well laterally, goes sideline to sideline, and makes plays in every direction. Plays to his 40 time, displays a great head for the ball, and quickly reads and diagnoses the action.

Fires up the field to fill gaps in run defense, displays good change-of-direction skills, and sacrifices his body to make the tackle. Takes proper angles and shows speed in pursuit with the ability to chase down ball handlers. Gets depth on pass drops.

Negatives: Strong for his size but still gets out-positioned from the action by a single blocker. Has growth limitations. Average skill in coverage.

Analysis: Ashby is a tough, instinctive linebacker who displayed a lot of progress in his game last season. Very much underrated, he’s the type of linebacker teams like these days — small but fast and fierce. Though unlikely to be selected in the draft, Ashby will have a real chance of making a roster next season as a backup 3-4 inside linebacker with potential on coverage units.

2021 NFL Draft | Wake Forest Demon Deacons

For information on Wake Forest EDGE Carlos Basham Jr., check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on Wake Forest wide receiver Sage Surratt, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

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