2020 NFL Draft: Conference USA Scouting Reports

PFN Chief Draft Analyst Tony Pauline's scouting reports for 2020 NFL Draft prospects in Conference USA, including TE Harrison Bryant.

Charlotte 49ers
20200 NFL Draft Prospects

Cameron Clark, OG

Positives: Strong, fundamentally sound college tackle who projects to guard at the next level. Keeps his feet moving, effectively uses his hands and attacks assignments. Displays solid overall body strength, effectively steers defenders from the action and gets movement as a run blocker.

Displays vision, blocks with proper pad level and gets leverage on opponents. Totally annihilates opponents and displays himself as a dominant small-area blocker. Sets with a wide base, keeps his head on a swivel and works well with teammates.

Negatives: Lacks footwork off the edge and struggles to adjust. Ineffective in motion and slow to pull across the line of scrimmage.

Analysis: Clark was a durable, consistent offensive tackle for Charlotte and possesses the size and skill to play in the NFL. Better in a small area, Clark could potentially start in a system that keeps his area responsibilities to a minimum.

Alex Highsmith, DE

Positives: Explosive, athletic college defensive end who can also stand over tackle. Plays with balance, easily changes direction and immediately alters his angle of attack. Hustles, works hard to make positive plays and flies around the action. Incredibly effective with his hands and uses them to protect himself and discard blockers to get to the action.

Shows speed to every area of the field, effectively pursues down the line and breaks down well. Rarely off his feet, discards tight ends to get to the action and plays with proper pad level. Fast off the edge, possesses outstanding first-step quickness out of a three-point stance and looks like he was shot out of a cannon.

Negatives: Lacks bulk and will be outpositioned by larger opponents. Primarily used up the field for Charlotte.

Analysis: Highsmith was a game-impacting pass rusher at the college level and possesses all the traits necessary to be used as a situational third-down defender on Sundays. He must improve his strength and learn to make plays in reverse, but Highsmith is a solid mid-round pick who should be a productive pass rusher in the NFL.

Benny LeMay, RB

Positives: Tough, instinctive ball carrier who is best when he runs north and south. Displays solid short-area quickness, plays faster than his 40 time and shows enough speed to get around tackle. Displays outstanding vision, sees the field and works runs. Sidesteps piles and defenders, flashes power and picks up yardage off initial contact. Rarely brought down by the first defender, grinds it out on the inside and falls forward when tackled. Effectively helps the quarterback sell ball fakes.

Negatives: Gets in trouble when he tries to run east and west. Cannot beat defenders into the open field or run to daylight.

Analysis: LeMay is a solid interior ball carrier who can also be used as a safety-outlet pass catcher out of the backfield. He lacks great upside, but he does enough things well to get consideration as a fifth back on an NFL roster.

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