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Are You NFL Material? What the pro's are looking for......
What scouts look for when grading prospects.....

What scouts look for when grading Defensive Backs:
Critical factors
1. Character
2. Ability to learn football
3. Competitive toughness
4. Work habits
5. Athletic ability

Position specifics
1. Man cover ability
2. Zone cover ability
3. Backpedal
4. Break from backpedal
5. Run support
6. Tackling ability
7. Closing quickness
8. Deep acceleration
9. Play the ball



What scouts look for when grading defensive linemen:
Critical factors
1. Character
2. Ability to learn football
3. Competitiveness and toughness
4. Work habits
5. Athletic ability

Position specifics
1. Lateral quickness
2. Reactions
3. Strength at point
4. Explosion
5. Use of hands
6. Stays on feet
7. Pass rush
8. Tackling ability
9. Closing speed


What scouts look for when grading linebackers:
Critical factors
1. Character
2. Ability to learn football
3. Competitive toughness
4. Work habits
5. Athletic ability

Position specifics
1. Reactions
2. Range
3. Pass defense
4. Hands (catching)
5. Strength at point
6. Stays on feet
7. Use of hands
8. Tackling ability
9. Pass rush


What scouts look for when grading running backs:
Critical factors
1. Character
2. Ability to learn football
3. Competitive toughness
4. Work habits
5. Athletic ability

Position specifics
1. Quick start
2. Outside run
3. Acceleration, burst
4. Balance
5. Inside run
6. Receiving ability
7. Pass routes
8. Blocking ability
9. Tendency to fumble


What scouts look for when grading wide receivers:
Critical factors
1. Character
2. Ability to learn football
3. Competitive toughness
4. Work habits
5. Athletic ability

Position specifics
1. Release
2. Hands
3. Adjustment to ball
4. Run after catch
5. Accelerate deep
6. Route running
7. Jumping ability
8. Quickness
9. Blocking ability
10. Separation


What scouts look for when grading offensive linemen:

Critical factors
1. Character
2. Ability to learn football
3. Competitive toughness
4. Work habits
5. Athletic ability

Position specifics
1. Pass protection
2. Use of hands
3. Initial quickness
4. Balance
5. Lateral movement
6. Explosion
7. Stay on feet
8. Inline blocking
9. Reactions to blitzers
10. Long-snapping