2020 NFL Draft: Pac-12 Scouting Reports

PFN Chief Draft Analyst Tony Pauline's scouting reports for 2020 NFL Draft prospects in the Pac-12, including Oregon's Justin Herbert and USC's Austin Jackson.

Arizona State Sun Devils
2020 NFL Draft Prospects

Brandon Aiyuk, WR

Positives: Sure-handed pass-catcher who is effective on short and intermediate routes. Fluidly releases off the line of scrimmage, quickly gets into breaks and runs sharp routes to separate from defenders. Fights with his hands and displays solid focus and hand-eye coordination. Agile, nicely adjusts to the errant throw and extends his hands to snatch the ball from the air. Effective after the catch and keeps the play in bounds. Nicely makes the difficult reception in contorted positions and is a solid downfield pass catcher. Productive punt returner.

Negatives: Lacks a second gear and deep speed. Struggles in battles.

Analysis: Aiyuk was a solid pass catcher throughout his career at Arizona State and projects as a fourth wideout who will return punts for an NFL team.

Eno Benjamin, RB

Positives: Hard-charging running back who is effective in all aspects of the position. Smart, instinctive and displays outstanding vision as both a ball carrier and a blocker. Quick-footed with the ability to make defenders miss and sidestep opponents and shows a burst through the hole. Doesn’t lose momentum when he changes direction, runs hard on the inside and has a resilient style. Keeps his feet moving and works to pick up as much yardage from each carry as possible.

Possesses a compact build and shows good strength for his size. Patiently waits for blocks to develop, follows them everywhere on the field and runs with balance and body control. Tough to knock off his feet. Solid pass catcher out of the backfield who is effective after the catch. Blocks with a nasty attitude and works to finish off defenders.

Negatives: Lacks the speed and agility to turn the perimeter. Gets in trouble when he tries to run east and west.

Analysis: Benjamin was a productive back who does the little things well. Though he timed poorly in the 40 at the combine, he showed himself to be a solid ball carrier and pass catcher and looked tremendous as a blocker during Senior Bowl practices. Benjamin lacks the ability to be a feature runner at the next level, but he should be a very effective situational or rotational back.

Cohl Cabral, C

Positives: Hard-working blocker with the ability to be used at several offensive line positions. Starts with tremendous knee bend, shows explosiveness at the point and stays square. Quickly sets up off the snap, blocks with good lean and keeps his head on a swivel. Nasty and always looks for someone to hit. Strong enough to block down and engulf opponents.

Negatives: Lacks footwork in space and has area limitations. Stiff and struggles to adjust. Does not get much movement as a run blocker.

Analysis: Cole was a solid blocker at the college level, but he comes with limited upside. His intensity and approach to the game could help him find a roster spot as a backup with the ability to line up at multiple positions on the offensive line.

Roy Hemsley, G

Positives: Wide-bodied blocker who is best in a small area. Explosive, fires into blocks and knocks defenders off the ball. Keeps his feet moving, gets movement as run blocker and easily outpositions opponents from the action. Patient in pass protection.

Negatives: Stiff and seems unsure of himself. Cannot slide off the edge. Mechanical.

Analysis: Hemsley is a size prospect who is best inside at guard and offers skills that fit a running offense.

Steven Miller, G

Positives: Wide-bodied blocker who shows terrific power. Works to bend his knees, stays square and fights with his hands throughout the action. Explosive, keeps his feet moving and drives opponents off the line. Anchors in pass protection and gets movement as a run blocker.

Negatives: Lacks footwork off the edge. Lacks balance and struggles in anything other than a small area.

Analysis: Miller is a size prospect who shows great strength, but he comes with athletic limitations.

Michael Turk, P

Positives: Big, strong-legged punter who’s also a very good athlete. Quickly gets the ball off his foot, has a huge leg and kicks moonshots. Gets great hang time on punts, can flip the field and drives punts long distances.

Negatives: Poor directional kicker. Struggles to place punts inside the 10-yard line. Outkicks his coverage teams, which results in returns.

Analysis: Turk is a large, athletic punter with a next-level leg. He needs to refine many of his techniques, specifically his directional punting and ability to put touch on the ball, but Turk has the underlying ability to eventually start in the NFL.

Kyle Williams, WR

Positives: Quick slot receiver who can also return punts. Fires into pass routes, stays low on exit and extends his hands to offer the quarterback a target. Comes back to the ball, adjusts to the errant throw and extends his hands to make the reception away from his frame. Uses his frame to shield away opponents.

Negatives: Unnecessary body-catches on occasion. Lacks balance and constantly slips on the field. Lacks deep speed and a second gear.

Analysis: At the top of his game, Williams is a potential slot receiver who can run underneath routes and return punts. He must improve the consistency of his play, and special teams will determine his future at the next level.

Kobe Williams, CB

Positives: Underrated cornerback with solid ball skills. Plays faster than his 40 time, stays step for step with opponents everywhere on the field and displays a terrific burst to the ball. Tracks the pass in the air and possesses solid instincts and aggression. Works to get his head back around and locate the pass in the air.

Negatives: Hesitant. Not a secure tackler.

Analysis: Williams lacks next-level height, but he possesses the athleticism, speed and ball skills necessary to line up in dime packages.

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