Cameron Heyward Scouting Report

Cameron Heyward

Height: 6’5
Weight: 294
College: Ohio State
40 Time: 4.92
Class: Senior
Stock:
Projected: 1st-2nd Round

Stats

2010 – 48 tackles, 13.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks
2009 – 46 tackles, 10.0 TFL, 6.5 sacks
2008 – 36 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 3.0 sacks
2007 – 33 tackles, 10.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks

Overview:

Cameron Heyward is a perfect fit as a DE in the 3-4 scheme. He’s strong and holds up well at the point of attack. He’s not much of a pass-rusher and his technique needs work, but he can be a good player at the next level. He has to work at getting off blocks better because that’s a part of his game where he still struggles. He doesn’t dominate as you expect a 4 year starter who is a potential 1st round pick would.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Prototypical 5 technique size
– 4 year starter, very experienced
– Has good quickness off the snap
– Great strength
– Holds up well at the point of attack
– Can stand up to double teams
– Does a good job of keeping one arm free to make the tackle
– Strong bull-rush
– Plays with good leverage
– Disruptive
– Can overpower lineman inside
– Explosive tackler
– Versatile
– Good motor
– Dad was Ironhead Heyward
– Team leader
– High character player

Negatives

– Struggles to get off blocks
– Has to use his hands better
– Not much of a pass-rusher
– Only has the bull rush
– Lacks good edge speed
– A bit stiff and won’t challenge lineman in the NFL on the edge
– Can over-pursue and take himself out of the play
– Instincts are pretty bad considering he’s a 4 year starter
– Has to play with better balance
– Has games where he disappears

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Strength: 4.0
Quickness: 3.0
Pass Rush: 2.0
Point Of Attack: 3.5
Recognition: 2.5
Motor: 3.5
Pro Potential: 3.5

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