Scouting Report: Landon Dickerson – 2016 Offensive Tackle

Versatility is something that is often said about offensive linemen, but any offensive lineman that can be described that way brings a ton of value to a college football program.

That’s exactly how I would describe Landon Dickerson. He is a swing candidate on the offensive line that could actually project to play all five position on the offensive line at the next level.

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Scouting Report: Jaquan Yulee – 2016 Linebacker

Jaquan Yulee isn’t going to be a fit in every defense. There is a trend of having uber athletic, but less physical, inside linebackers in college football and it all is in response to the speed of opposing offenses.

There is still room in the game for players like Yulee though. He has the tools to be an intimidator in the middle of a defense and will be a great fit with the right program.

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Scouting Report: Cameron Brown – 2016 Linebacker

There is never going to be a lack of athletes that run well and hit hard. There’s a lot more than that though that goes into being a good linebacker.

Cameron Brown is definitely a great athlete, but it’s the instincts he shows at linebacker to go along with the physical skills that make me excited about his long term potential playing the position at the next level.

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Scouting Report: Ahmir Mitchell – 2016 Wide Receiver

With schools playing quicker and quicker and emphasizing volume in terms of plays in a game, the short pass has never been more prevalent than it is today. That means that players who can make plays after the catch are also more valuable than ever.

That’s why Ahmir Mitchell is such a highly recruited player and considered one of the top receivers in the nation. He can do a lot of damage whenever he touches the football and schools like Ohio State, Michigan, and Notre Dame all hope he is doing that damage for their program in the next few years.

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Scouting Report: Ron Johnson – 2016 Edge Player

There are times when I watch film of some highly ranked recruits and then are left wondering what all the hype is about. By the end of breaking that player down, I’m left underwhelmed.

After watching some early games from Camden, New Jersey’s Ron Johnson from his junior season, I didn’t know what to make of him. I saw potential, but also saw someone who was extremely raw and a little unsure of himself on the football field. I saw the light come on for Johnson as the season progressed and it became clear why he’s an edge player that programs like Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State and Notre Dame are excited about.

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Scouting Report: Dwayne Lawson – 2015 Quarterback

In today’s football, if you don’t have a quarterback that’s mobile, your chances of winning are not going to be that high. Yes, throws need to be made from the pocket to win at just about every level of the game. That will always be true.

But to have the luxury of having someone who can escape the rush, buy a little extra time to throw, or move the chains with his feet can often be the difference between a drive scoring or dying. That’s why it’s massive for Virginia Tech to land a dual threat quarterback with the potential of Dwayne Lawson so late in the process. He’s going to be an exciting player to watch develop while in Blacksburg.

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Scouting Report: Jawon Pass – 2016 Quarterback

There is something about Jawon Pass‘ game that jumps out at you immediately. He has big time skill, but he’s not an overly exciting player. That’s not meant as a knock on him. There is a calm to his game that a lot of young quarterbacks don’t seem to possess.

Pass is being recruited by just about every top school in the nation and has all the tools to be a great one at any school of his choice. The Columbus, Georgia native is one of the top prep quarterbacks in the class of 2016.

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Scouting Report: Levonta Taylor – 2016 Cornerback

Most power college football programs covet big corners. They want height and length to cover the same height and length offenses are throwing out there at receiver.

That’s why it might be surprising that a corner like Levonta Taylor is considered one of the best cornerbacks in the 2016 recruiting class. Taylor does not have ideal size, but his other skills can’t be ignored though. He’s an elite athlete at the position and proved his ability against the top wide receivers in the 2015 class at The Opening.

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Scouting Report: Tremaine Edmunds – 2015 Linebacker

For college football, part of the story in terms of a team’s talent is about how good players are coming into school. Recruiting rankings are not the be all and end all, but they can tell you a lot.

I look at a player like Tremaine Edmunds and see that he is not one of the highest ranked outside linebackers by most major recruiting sites. But it’s impossible not to notice the potential that he possesses in terms of his physical development and how much improvement he displayed over the course of his junior season. He was a good player that kept getting better.

The arrow is pointing way up with Edmunds and I would not be surprised to see him turn a lot of heads his senior season and eventually see him climb in the rankings.

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