We’ll keep the scouting reports rolling on top prospects from across the country.
Micah Gilbert - WR
Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Christian High School)
Wide receiver prospect that has solid speed and athleticism. Good strength and can work through press coverage at the LOS. Good hands and body control, he high points the ball well and puts himself in a position to make a play on the ball. Solid route runner that has a solid break at the top of the route, he stems his routes well and has a good cut that creates separation from the defender. Good blocker on the outside and can consistently take the corner out of the play. Solid YAC ability he uses his strength well to keep the defenders off of him.
Needs to work on reading the zone coverages and knowing when to sit down on routes in the open space in the zone. He should be a solid contributor on special teams in both coverage and return units. Solid prospect who's skillset can contribute to any offensive scheme. He should work his way into the rotation and develop into a reliable WR with college coaching and training.
Jordan Shipp – WR
Charlotte, NC (Providence Day School)
Wide receiver prospect that has solid speed and athleticism. Good hands and body control, positions himself well to make a play on the ball and can go up and get the ball when it's in the air. Good strength willing blocker in the running and screen game. He uses his strength well to create separation against press man coverage, he has a solid swipe to keep the defender's hand off of him and stay on his route. Solid route runner that stems his routes well. Physical ball carrier with solid YAC ability, is willing to engage in contact, and can run through arm tackles. Smart player that knows when to sit down in the open spot in the zone.
Takes a false step off the line that slows him down coming off the LOS. Should be an immediate contributor on special teams in coverage and return units. A good overall prospect with a skillset that can contribute to any offensive scheme. He should work his way into the rotation quickly and develop into a reliable WR with college coaching and training.
Jordan Marshall – RB
Cincinnati, OH (Archbishop Moeller High School)
Running back prospect that has good speed and athleticism. Very good strength and is a physical runner that regularly runs through contact. Rarely gets taken down by the first defender. Smart player that identifies where the hole is going to be and has good patience in allowing the blocks to develop in front of him. Good explosion and breaks through the line of scrimmage into the second level of the defense. Good moves in the open field show both finesse and power when trying to get away from defenders in the open field. Good hands and body control to be a threat in the passing game and he understands how to get open out in space to provide a reliable check-down option for the QB in passing situations. An effective receiver in the screen game that can break through the defense and score with blockers in front of him.
Wasn’t asked to block in the passing game often and he will need to show a willingness and ability to block to get opportunities on the field. Multi-sport athlete that also played baseball at the high school level. Should be an immediate contributor on special teams in coverage and return units. Good overall prospect who’s skillset can contribute to any offensive scheme. He should work his way into the rotation quickly and develop into a reliable RB with college coaching and training.
Elias Rudolph – Edge
Cincinnati, OH (Taft High School)
3-4 OLB or 4-3 DE prospect with good speed and athleticism. Very good play recognition and instincts, he reads the offense well and positions himself well to make plays on the ball. Very good strength, gets a good extension and is able to keep the defender off of him on the LOS. He also uses his strength to split double teams and can collapse the pocket. Aggressive off the edge and keeps working his way to the ball. Good pass-rush moves; has a good swim and spin move. Strong reliable tackler that will consistently get the ball carrier to the ground. Very good pursuit, takes proper angles to run down ball carriers from behind.
He needs to learn how to contain on the backside of defense as he gets too far up the field and creates a run lane behind him. Relies on his athleticism to run the ball carrier down from behind when he is out of position which will not work at the next level against players with similar athleticism. Immediate contributor on special teams he has shown an ability to block field goal attempts and punts. Good overall prospect who's skillset can contribute to any defensive scheme. He should work his way into the rotation quickly and develop into a reliable edge rusher with college coaching and training.