Scouting Report: Thomas is a dynamic man to man corner with some phenomenal athletic ability and great instincts in coverage. There were times on film that his instincts in coverage hopped off the screen. He will never have a problem in the NFL with speed, as he’s a great runner with twitchy hips and swift feet. He had three interceptions in 2019, but front offices should not be worried about Thomas’ production. He is a natural cover corner and makes it challenging for receivers to find a window. Therefore quarterbacks thought twice about throwing his way. In the NFL, he will excel because of his ability to give no leverage to wideouts. He is a solid tackler who can make plays in the open field. Thomas is great when the ball is in the air and is able to make plays on it. I expect him to have big days at combine and pro days to raise his stock. Round 6-7 grade.
2019: 38 tackles, 3.0 for loss, seven pass breakups, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries
Scouting Report: It is not far fetched to call Ja’Marr Chase the best athlete in this draft class. He has the size, strength, and speed to get by any defender on the field. He plays way bigger than 6’0 and has great feet that allow him to separate with ease. He’s dynamic enough to be great when he has the chance to utilize his frame and also leave defenders behind with his straight ahead speed. Chase is wonderful at shifting his hips and feet while remaining under control. He possesses big hands and provides a big catch radius for his quarterback. Chase has elusiveness in the open field when being pursued by defenders. He has big hands that have allowed him to catch everything thrown his way. Chase will fight for every ball thrown his way and he is aggressive as hell with everything he does on the football field. He has opted out of the 2020 season and is declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft. He is by far my WR1 and will be given a 1st round grade.
Awards: SEC Record Holder for Receiving Touchdowns in a Season (20), SEC Record Holder for Receiving Yards in a Season (1,780), Biletnikoff Award Winner, 2019 Unanimous All-American, 2019 First-Team All-American,
Notes: Penei Sewell finished his college career with one of the most impressive seasons a left tackle has ever had in the NCAA. He is tough as nails and plays with a mean streak. He can knock defensive ends to the ground with a simple punch. He has great technique in his run blocking and when he pass protects. His feet are always balanced and move with a purpose. Adding the fact that he’s athletic for his size and can out muscle most defensive lineman, he’s definitely a hot commodity amongst NFL teams.
Flaws are hard to find in Sewell’s game. You look to critique hips and movement with big left tackle’s, as you expect a relatively slow athlete. This is the farthest from the truth with Sewell. He is as athletic as a tight end and has the film to back it up. Oregon often had him go to the second level, which many left tackles are not asked to do. Having just turned 20, Sewell looks to have his best playing days ahead of him.
He is projected as a top 5 pick, but I could see him being selected as high as 3 if a team is needy for an LT. Sewell has the looks of a dynamic pass blocker who can be a rock for an NFL offensive line for years.
2019 awards: Outland Trophy Winner, Finished sophomore campaign as the top-graded offensive lineman in PFF history (since 2014), Unanimous first-team All-American. For more: (Go Ducks)
Scouting Report: Justin Fields is a dynamic prospect at the quarterback position. His unique combination of size and athleticism allow him to be a dominant runner, particularly from QB draws and other designed runs. Fields also has one of the best arms, if not the best, in the 2021 NFL Draft. He has great footwork and balance that allow him to launch the ball deep. Fields does a nice job of keeping his eyes down the field and the QB goes through his progression well during the play. This allows him to share the ball and throw it to multiple receivers during the entirety of the ball game. Fields can fit into any type of NFL offense but the way Ohio State operates out of both shotgun and under center suits his versatility. Coaches should look to place him in a system that utilizes zone-read concepts, as he thrives with a playbook that uses his feet as an added weapon.
2019: 3,373 yards, 41 TD’s, 67.2 completion %, MVP Big Ten Championship Game, Passer efficiency rating of 181.43, Heisman Trophy finalist, Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, Davey O’Brien Award finalist, First Team All-Big Ten (coaches and media)
Notes: Lawrence has been touted as a top NFL prospect since his first snap at Clemson. He’s the perfect combination of arm strength and accuracy. Lawrence is great at keeping his eyes down the field. He rarely panics when he is rolling out of the pocket and is willing to wait for routes to develop. He is exceptionally good at putting his receivers in positive positions after the catch. Trevor has great feet in the pocket and rarely makes inaccurate throws because of his mechanics. Lawrence is tough as nails and can take hits. His physical attributes at (6’6 220) are perfect for the quarterback position in the NFL. He can stay on his feet well and provides exceptional body control. Lawrence could use some work on his deep balls, as he sometimes misses where the receiver is expecting the ball.