James Matthew Graves ii

Prospect 2016

College: Mississippi Gulf Coast CC (MS)
Pos: LB
Height: 6'1
Weight: 230
40: 4.5
Bench Max: 385
Squat Max: 500
Shuttle: 4.31
Vertical: 37 inches
Class: 2016 (College)
EA365sports Rating
Scout Grade:  90


James is truly and dominant defensive player; can be disruptive and effect the outcome of a game from any spot on the field including special teams. Has the size and athleticism for the outside linebacker position in a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme at the major level of competition. We see excellent tackling skills; plays with good bend and leverage demonstrating the punishing, knock'em back results we look for when evaluating linebackers. This is one guy capable of playing inside, outside. Definitely has the athleticism and playing speed to be effective on special teams. Displays good flexibility, balance and agility when playing in space. Does an excellent job with key and diagnosis reactions to the pass and run. This guy is a tough customer; one with the playing strength to take on and defeat blockers at the point of attack. We also see the quickness necessary to beat blockers to the ball. Displays very good downhill stacking ability against the inside run and is capable of stepping into the line of scrimmage a mixing it up with the big guys. Does a very good job playing on the line and reading blocking schemes; can take on blocks, play stout and close down the off tackle hole effectively. This prospect is dominant against the run! We see the athleticism and awareness necessary to stay on the field in definite passing situations; has fluid hips, showing the ability to crossover for depth when in zone coverage; displays good route recognition awareness with eyes on the quarterback. This player is very disruptive when rushing the passer; is quick off the mark, demonstrating the ability to beat blockers off the edge or inside; his excellent closing burst puts immediate pressure on the quarterback. The relentless way he pursues the football along with his makeup speed results in many momentum changing plays. James has the physical and athletic tools to be an early impact player.


2014 (Fr)203252211


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