Thundering Herd ~ 6044/308
These are the Aspects of their Games that I place greatest emphasis on, when evaluating Offensive Tackles:
Power. Above all: Core Power. Upper body Strength is important, but Core Power, from the Knees to the Ribs, is absolutely crucial. All the upper body strength in the world still fails if you can't dig in your heels. But Core Power enables a Lineman to project Power in the Running Game and to reject Power in the Passing Game. And those Players who invest the time and effort to develop superior Core Power are far likelier to enjoy sustained good Health and stay on the Field.
Agility. Lateral Velocity, Acceleration, and above all: Fluidity or Core Agility. Core Agility is even more essential to sustained good Health ~ and to sustained good FootBall ~ than Core Power. The ability to react with Serpentine smoothness is a tremendous asset in all Aspects of the Game, and certainly in the Hand to Hand Combat that characterizes Trench Warfare. All the Power in the World goes only so far if you're stiff and lumbering out there.
Combat Skills. Mechanics. Launch Velocity, Paw Power, and Technique.
Intangibles. Diagnostic Capacity, Processing Speed, and Motor. How effectively he masters Spatial Diagnostics & Angles, how rapidly he recognizes and implements Blocking Schemes based on changing Defensive Tactics, and of course: Drive. How badly he wants it. These are of course difficult things to assess, but it's crucial to at least try to.
Agility. Extraordinary. Scott's Launch Velocity is excellent, his Acceleration is tremendous, and his Fluidity is phenomenal.
Combat Skills. Competitive. Impressive Paw Power and excellent Hand Velocity. His Mechanics do need Work, though.
Intangibles. Competitive. There wasn't much Tape or Information on'm, but
Caveat Emptor: I am not in accord with the almost universally held view that an Offensive Tackle need be a Towering Mammoth to hope to be effective. I am far more interested in Agility, Arm Length, and Processing Speed.
If a Prospect is at least 6044 ~ and Scott, let us note, is on the very edge, here ~ then he meets my requirements.
So if you are with the Vast Majority on these matters ~ and I would not disparage their Views, only diverge with them ~ then I would advise you to read my Scouting Report and Prospectus with this Dramatic Divergence of mine in mind.
Garrett Scott is undeniably Raw, but he is on my personal Radar because I believe that his Potential is spectacular.
Is he a Good Bet??
Unlike some other cases, I don't feel like I've got as good a grip on his Trajectory as I'd like, and I won't pretend otherwise.
That, you understand, is not a veiled allusion to Reports that cast doubt on'is Character, but to a lack of Reports altogether.
All I know is that his Tape indicates that this kid is blessed with phenomenal all around Agility ~ Elite Caliber ~ and that his Combine Numbers emphatically validate that...and that while his Core Power needs an whole lot of Work, his awesome Torso Power is testimony to his Work Ethic, which strongly suggests to me that, given the Guidance of NFL Caliber Strength and Conditioning Coaching, he has more than enough Drive needed to jack that Core Power.
Is he a Project? Absolutely.
And his Prospects are pretty hazy.
But what little there is to go on, here ~ I'm relying on a single Draft BreakDown Tape and Change ~ tells me that we're looking at 1st Round Caliber Raw Talent with a legitimate Chance to fulfill his Potential.
Thanks, as always, to the extraordinary Work by the men of Draft BreakDown!!
Consensus Market Value