2013 NFL Draft Scouting Reports – Kawann Short, DT, Purdue

Kawann Short, DT, Purdue

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 310

Class: Senior

2011 Stats: 54 tackles, 6.5 sacks

Draft Projection: First Round

Draft Grade (out of 100) – 91.5

Player Comparison: Cullen Jenkins – Short is similar to Jenkins in size and ability as a pass rusher. I see Short being very similar to Jenkins in that he will give you 5 to 8 sacks a year and will deflect a lot of passes.

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Reports – Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas

Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 220

Class: Senior

2011 Stats: 277 for 438 – 3638 yards – 63.2 completion % – 8.31 YPA – 24TD – 6INT

Draft Projection: Top 10 – Wilson will need another similar year to last year to solidify himself as a top 10 pick but if he does have another great year, he could be in discussion for the #1 overall pick

Draft Grade (out of 100): 94.0 – I have Barkley rated slightly higher than Wilson (95.0) because he is more polished and more proven. Wilson can raise this number with another strong season.

Player Comparison: Phillip Rivers – Like Rivers, Barkley has a cannon for an arm and can make all the throws. I would say that Wilson takes better care of the ball than Rivers did and he is smaller than Rivers but in terms of skill set, they are similar.

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Reports – Robert Lester, S, Alabama

Robert Lester, S, Alabama

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 210

Class: Senior

2011 Stats: 24 tackles, 2INTs

Draft Projection: First to Second Round – Notice that I have a first round grade on him (above a 90) but because of the talent at the safety position and the fact that you won’t normally see 3 safeties in the first round, I could see him going in round 2. I currently have T.J. McDonald and Tony Jefferson above him and I only see 2 safeties going in round 1.

Draft Grade (out of 100): 91.0 – I have Lester graded as a late first rounder because of his upside to be a ballhawk. Despite getting only 2 INTs as a Junior, he had 8 INTs as a sophomore and I think he returns to that form.

Player Comparison: Rahim Moore

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Reports – T.J. McDonald, S, USC

T.J. McDonald, S, USC

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 205

Class: Senior

2011 Stats: 69 tackles, 3INTs, 37 yards, 2PDs

Draft Projection: First Round, potentially top 10

Draft Grade (out of 100): 92.5

Player Comparison: Nick Collins, S, Green Bay Packers

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Reports – Barrett Jones, OG/C/OT, Alabama

Barrett Jones, C/OG/OT, Alabama

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 302

Class: Senior

Draft Projection: Top 15

Draft Grade (out of 100): 95.5

Player Comparison: Maurkice Pouncey, C, Pittsburgh Steelers

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Reports – David Amerson, CB, N.C. State

David Amerson, CB, N.C. State

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 194

Class: Junior

2011 Stats: 59 tackles, 13 INTs, 205 INT Return Yards, 2TDs, 5PDs

Draft Projection: Top 10

Draft Grade (out of 100): 98

Player Comparison: Ladarius Webb, CB, Baltimore

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Reports – Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 241

Class: RS Junior

2011 Stats: 70 tackles, 13.5 sacks

Draft Projection: Top 5

Draft Grade (out of 100): 98.5

Player Comparison: James Harrison

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Reports – Matt Barkley, QB, USC

Over the next 12 months I will try and create hundreds of scouting reports on all the draft prospects in the draft next year. I am going to start with the quarterback from USC, Matt Barkley.

Matt Barkley, QB, USC

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 230

Class: Senior

2011 Stats: 308-446, 3528 yards, 69.1 completion %, 7.91 YPA, 39 TD, 7INT, 8 Sacks

Draft Projection: Top 5

Draft Grade (out of 100) – 95

Player Comparison: Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit

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