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2020 NFL Draft: Mid-American Conference (MAC) Scouting Reports

2020 NFL Draft: Mid-American Conference (MAC) Scouting Reports
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2020 NFL Draft Prospects

Trevor Brown, G

Career Snapshot: Three-year starter at left tackle. Started one game at right tackle as a true freshman.

Positives: Nice-sized blocker who is best in a small area. Gives effort, displays the ability to adjust and redirect to speed rushers and jolts opponents with tremendous hand punch. Sets with a wide base, keeps his feet moving, and works to stays square. Explosive at the point of attack. Strong and incredibly effective with his hands.

Negatives: Lines up at left tackle but isn’t a natural knee bender and lacks balance. Overextends into blocks.

Analysis: Brown is an underrated prospect with the potential to back up inside at guard at the next level.

John Lako, ILB

Career Snapshot: Two-year starter who earned First Team All-MAC honors and finished second in the conference with 138 tackles (9.5 for loss) as a senior in 2019. Named Third Team All-MAC and made 126 tackles (10 for loss) with three pass breakups as a junior.

Positives: Tough, hard-nosed linebacker who breaks down well, flows well laterally and effectively reads and diagnoses the action. Very active against the run and uses his hands to protect himself.

Negatives: Average athlete. Struggles to get off blocks and gets tied up by tight ends. Shows minimal force on the blitz. Consistently bites on ball fakes. Lacks any semblance of speed in pursuit.

Analysis: Lako is a hard-working run defender at linebacker, but he’s an average athlete who gets the most from his ability and lacks upside at the next level.

Alvin Davis Jr, S

Career Snapshot: Four-year starter who was named First Team All-MAC and made 75 tackles with four interceptions and three pass breakups as a junior in 2018. Earned Second Team All-MAC honors and made 83 tackles with one INT and two PBUs as a sophomore. Named Third Team All-MAC and made 80 tackles (five for loss) with two pass breakups in 2019.

Positives: Tough, smart defensive back with good versatility. Quick up the field, breaks down well and gives effort against the run. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, stays with the action and keeps plays in front of him. Feisty, leads by example and plays faster than his 40 time. Quick-footed, efficient and shows good recognition in coverage.

Negatives: Poor size and speed. Not strong or stout at the point of attack. Easily taken from the action by blocks. Lacks great closing and recovery speed. Outmatched by taller receivers.

Analysis: Davis is a terrific football player, but he has size and athletic limitations. He could be used as a dime back or safety in a zone system, but Davis must earn his worth on special teams.

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