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by wpr on 4/27/2019 10:16:23 PM

Ty Summers | Inside Linebacker | Texas Christian | 6'1" - 241 lbs.



Overview
Inside linebacker possessing the physical qualities of an NFL player but lacking the necessary instincts and feel to make plays on his terms. While Summers won't always play to his top speed, he could very well run a pre-draft sub 4.6 40, which could make him a late-round target for teams who view him as back-end depth and a potential core special teamer.

Strengths
  • Expected to test well, especially in the 40-yard dash
  • High-motor player who makes all the calls for the defense
  • Play strength is a plus
  • Asked to play on the edge at times, and showed ability to hold up
  • Low pad level and sturdy base to anchor in his gap against blockers
  • Patient when scraping with focus on leveraging runner and preventing a backside cut
  • Heavy tackler with compact strike zone
  • Possesses tools to specialize on special teams


Weaknesses
  • Movement skills on tape don't match workout numbers
  • Lateral agility and change of direction is just average
  • Below average as open-field tackler Hangs back waiting to bang with lineman rather than attacking downhill
  • Too much reading and not enough reacting
  • Comes off the field on passing down




Pre-Draft Analysis
Summers is a big linebacker with below-average length and excellent timed speed. He flashes good stopping power in a phone booth, but he's better defending the run than he is in coverage. He tested better than expected and might have some upside in that area.
by wpr on 4/27/2019 10:15:08 PM

Dexter Williams | Running Back | Notre Dame | 5'11" - 212 lbs.


Overview
Ascending every-down running back prospect who showed major flashes of becoming an NFL starter in his most active season to date. Williams runs with a good combination of feel, force and juice, which allows for a variety of methods in creating yards for himself. His evaluation could require additional character work and his relative lack of experience could mean a slower integration into an NFL offense; however, he offers exciting upside with the talent to become a productive, NFL starter.

Strengths
  • Possesses adequate NFL size with good flexibility
  • Stepped into bell-cow role with ease
  • Had four games with 140-plus yards and averaged a touchdown run every 12 carries
  • Understands block development and where lanes will originate
  • Adequate decisiveness as interior runner
  • Presses line of scrimmage to set blockers up for success
  • Loose hips to flow where his eyes take him
  • Processes traffic quickly to work away from peek-a-boo gap-fitters
  • Impressive acceleration
  • Mashes gas to win foot races to corner or hit the home run
  • Runs with square pads and drops heavy, pre-emptive blows on tacklers
  • Small career workload for fresh NFL legs
  • Ball security has been excellent in relatively limited work.


Weaknesses
  • Small sample size with limited tape against quality competition
  • Never more than 39 carries in a single season before 2018
  • Has an arrest (2016) and four-game suspension (201😎 in his background
  • Slew-footed running style can affect balance through cuts
  • Needs to step in and square blitzers rather than defaulting to body rolls
  • Easier to upend in space because of narrow running base
  • Vision goes from good to average after he's past the line of scrimmage
  • Average elusiveness in open field




by wpr on 4/27/2019 10:12:00 PM

Ka'dar Hollman | Cornerback | Toledo | 6'0" - 196 lbs.



Overview
Former walk-on who continues to allow the chip on his shoulder to fuel his tenacious play at cornerback. Hollman hits the height, weight and speed markers and has the athleticism to stay near routes on all three levels as a press corner, but his instincts and ball production are somewhat underwhelming relative to the traits and his age could hurt his draft slotting. Hollman's tenacity and traits make him a worthy Day 3 selection with the ability to work his way up from CB4 into playing time.

Strengths
  • Combines good size with great speed
  • Destroyed his pro day with 4.39-second 40-yard dash, 38-inch vertical and 6.81 3-cone
  • Highly competitive demeanor from press
  • Has lateral foot agility to mirror and stall route timing
  • Recovery speed allows him to wait out receiver's release fakes
  • Aggressive crowding outside release against boundary
  • Face guards to congest top of the route
  • Allowed just 40 percent completion rate in 2018
  • Will range and overlap into deep center from Cover-3
  • Dips and slips around perimeter blocks in run support
  • Fearless tackler who sees what he hits


Weaknesses
  • Will be a 25-year old rookie
  • Has tendency to play man over ball on 50-50s
  • Arms are below desired length
  • Needs better eye-balance between route and quarterback
  • Doesn't play with optimal route recognition
  • Can be baited out of position by combo routes
  • More reactive than anticipatory in his coverage
  • Needs to trust technique downfield to avoid flags in NFL
  • Inconsistent positioning tracking deep receivers


Sources Tell Us
"From the standpoint of traits and upside, he's got it. He's tough and fast, he just needs to work on his fundamentals, but he's going to be a starter in the league." -- Defensive backs coach for NFC team


Pre-Draft Analysis
Hollman has average size, below-average length and outstanding top-end speed. He has the upper body strength, speed and toughness to develop into an effective press corner, and is willing in run support. He had just two career interceptions.
by wpr on 4/27/2019 10:10:17 PM

Kingsley Keke | Defensive End | Texas A&M | 6'3" - 293 lbs.


Overview
Potentially polarizing prospect as some teams could struggle with his best fit in the league. With his athletic ability and functional strength, a role as base in a 4-3 scheme with the ability to reduce inside is most likely. One-gapping 3-4 defenses could target him as well, but he'll need to add aggressiveness at the point of attack for that role. Keke could step into an early backup spot, but he possesses enough natural ability to aim for an eventual starter or designated rusher role.

Strengths
  • Dropped 20 pounds and showed ability to transition from tackle to end
  • Fluid, impressive athlete for a big man
  • Can play light on his feet to mirror and pursue change of direction
  • Upper-body power to punch and press tackles off of him
  • Adequate balance and body control through contact
  • Strength to reduce inside and manage against power
  • Springy lateral quickness to disengage and make sudden tackles near his gaps
  • Flashes some explosiveness and stride length out of stance as upfield as a rusher
  • Shows adequate dip to sink under and trim the edges
  • Unleashes basketball euro-step as interior rusher to throw guards off-balance and open his edge
  • Quick to recognize and close out screen passes.


Weaknesses
  • Needs to supplement upper-body power with stronger base
  • Legs lack some proportion and girth
  • Needs more urgency to attack and shed blocks
  • Inconsistent charge as upfield rusher
  • Full potential as rusher not always on display
  • Defaults to bull-rush strategy despite his athletic qualities
  • Uses basic swipe that fails to punish blocker's initial punch
  • Hands are too passive and could benefit from more violence and quickness


Pre-Draft Analysis
Keke is a versatile defensive lineman with excellent length. He shoots his hands inside and stacks offensive tackles. He flashes the ability to win with quickness when he lines up on the inside. He is athletic enough to develop into an effective interior pass-rusher.
by Zero2Cool on 4/26/2019 9:06:29 PM

Jace Sternberger | Tight End | Texas A&M | 6'4" - 251 lbs.



Overview
Despite his experience in-line and willingness to block in Jimbo Fisher's offense, he has neither the size nor strength to handle those duties as a pro. Sternberger is athletic with above-average ball skills, catch radius and route breaks that help him undercover on the second and third level. His paychecks will be tied to his pass-catching so he'll need to play stronger through route contact and with better focus when contested. He has eventual starter potential as a move tight-end who can function as a big WR3/4 from the slot.


Strengths
  • Talented route-runner with no wasted steps
  • Maintains pressure with good route speed
  • Sets off-man coverage up before accelerating past
  • Excellent hand-eye for smooth grabs on the run without breaking stride
  • Runs his routes like a big receiver
  • Keeps the same energy in and out of breaks
  • Slick outside-in breaks to cross-face coverage
  • Above-average hands
  • Plus in-air adjustments and grab radius
  • Athleticism and route savvy could create matchup issues
  • Runs with vision after the catch
  • Able to be shuffled around the field with various groupings



Weaknesses
  • Slightly undersized
  • Run blocking isn't where it needs to be
  • Gets caved into the run lane by edge strength
  • Initial block engagement lacks necessary leverage
  • Allows backside leakage due poor angles
  • Needs longer sustain as blocker in space
  • Route bullies throw his timing and focus off
  • Inconsistent finishing catches through contact
  • Can improve body positioning to protect catch space



Sources Tell Us
"You wish he was a little bit faster but he makes up for it with his routes. You feed him, get him stronger and you'll have an NFL starter who gets you 50 to 60 catches a year." -- AFC tight ends coach


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