2020 NFL Draft: Southeastern Conference (SEC) Scouting Reports

PFN Draft Analyst Tony Pauline's scouting reports for 2020 NFL Draft prospects in the Southeastern Conference, including Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa.

Arkansas Razorbacks
2020 NFL Draft Prospects

McTelvin Agim, DT

Career Snapshot: Three-year starter who made 39 tackles (8.5 for loss) with five sacks as a senior in 2019. Made 45 tackles (10 for loss) with 4.5 sacks and three forced fumbles as a junior. Started his career at defensive end before he moved to defensive tackle in 2019. Made five starts as a true freshman.

Positives: Quick, explosive defensive lineman who is best as a three-technique tackle. Plays with tremendous pad level and explodes off the snap. Often looks like he was shot out of a cannon, which makes him impossible to stop. Shows good change-of-direction skills, effectively uses his hands to protect himself and possesses a closing burst of speed. Easily moves about the field and shows the ability to pursue the action from the backside.

Negatives: Must improve his strength. Lacks bulk and easily knocked from the action by the initial block.

Analysis: Agim has flashed ability and even dominance on occasion over the past two years, but he comes with size limitations. He must improve his strength, but a team who employs a three-technique tackle would be well-suited to look at him in the late rounds.

Austin Capps, G

Career Snapshot: First-year starter at left guard who missed three games in 2019 due to a concussion. Moved from the defensive line to the offensive line before the 2018 season.

Positives: Underrated offensive lineman who blocks with proper fundamentals. Bends his knees, plays with consistent pad level and gets leverage on opponents. Stays square, works blocks and effectively outpositions opponents from the action. Keeps his head on a swivel and displays outstanding vision.

Negatives: Not smooth on his feet. Late with his hands. Must improve his strength at the point.

Analysis: Capps is a solid combination of size andfundamentals and is a practice-squad prospect who could ultimately find a home as an inexpensive backup guard.

Kamren Curl, S

Career Snapshot: Three-year starter who made 76 tackles (four for loss) with two sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups as a junior in 2019. Made 53 tackles with five PBUs as a sophomore. Moved from cornerback to safety before the 2018 season. Suspended for the 2018 season finale after he socialized with the Mississippi State spirit squad before the Razorbacks’ game against the Bulldogs.

Positives: Aggressive safety with big upside. Remains disciplined with assignments, tracks the pass in the air and displays solid range. Fires out to the sidelines to make plays in coverage. Effective open-field tackler who gives effort against the run.

Negatives: Possesses average ball skills. Commits to a move and gets beaten by opponents. Does not always take proper angles to the action.

Analysis: Curl was a productive, durable defensive back at Arkansas who has experience at both cornerback and safety. He possesses nice upside, but he’s a long way from NFL-ready and needs to brush off his game and become more efficient. At the very least, he could end up as a ninth defensive back who plays on special teams.

De’Jon Harris, ILB, Arkansas

Career Snapshot: Three-year starter who made 101 tackles (6.5 for loss) with two forced fumbles and two pass breakups as a senior in 2019. Made 118 tackles (nine for loss) with two sacks and five pass breakups as a junior. Posted 115 tackles (8.5 for loss) with 3.5 sacks and two PBUs as a sophomore.

Positives: Dependable run-defending linebacker who gives terrific effort. Explosive, rarely off his feet and patient with assignments. Plays with balance, breaks down well and flows to the action laterally. Instinctive, effectively reads and anticipates the action and takes proper angles to the play. Fires up the field to fill gaps in run defense. Gets depth on pass drops and covers a lot of area on the field.

Negatives: Lacks great pursuit speed. Gets tall as a tackler.

Analysis: Harris isn’t flashy, but he’s reliable and projects well as a backup two-down defender.

Cheyenne O’Grady, TE

Career Snapshot: First-year starter who caught 33 passes for 372 yards and three touchdowns as a senior in 2019 before he was suspended for an undisclosed reason and decided to leave school. Suspended for the first two games of the 2018 season for undisclosed reasons. Redshirted the 2015 season after he was suspended for a DWI.

Positives: Athletic pass-catching tight end who flashes skill. Fluidly moves about the field, makes the difficult catch in contorted positions and gives effort after the catch. Easily makes the reception in stride, looks the pass in and displays soft hands with the ability to pluck the ball from the air. Blocks with solid fundamentals, bends his knees and gets his hands into opponents.

Negatives: Lazily gets off the line into pass routes on occasion. Possesses average strength as a blocker. Sometimes looks disinterested on the field.

Analysis: O’Grady is a player who flashed ability the past two seasons, but he never really took his game to the next level. He possesses desirable size, speed and pass-catching skill and could develop into a solid second tight end if he puts his mind to it.

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