Film evaluation: 8 kids with strengths and improvements

The second half of the work day yesterday was a film evaluation day for me.  Took a look at a few prospects who submitted highlights to be evaluated.  Here is my analysis.

Terrion Davis, Northeast 2014 DB
Fairly good ball skills. Plays the deep ball well. Undersized at 5-8. However, film shows he plays bigger than his size. Needs to develop better transition out of his breaks

Tavon Jones, St. Petersburg 2015 RB
Good initial burst. Reads blocks well and runs behind his pads. Needs to improve top end speed.

Jaylen Pickett, Zephyrills 2014 ATH
Versatile athlete who is productive at several different positions. Likely a defensive prospect. Could grow in to an OLB or strong safety. Physical runner on offense and physical tackler on defense. Will need to improve top end speed.

Jeff Rose, West Orange 2014 QB
Gutsy QB, will stand in the pocket and take a hit after getting the ball out. Great touch on his deep ball. Film did not show him throwing any intermediate passes. Decent speed and pocket awareness. Needs to develop arm strength.

Pierre Johnson, Pinellas Park

Markqus Ruppell, St. Petersburg Catholic 2014 WR
Really like this kid. Long and rangy player. Runs extremely well. Good size that will be able to hold weight. Needs to improve route running.

Pierre Johnson, Pinellas Park 2014 ATH
The tricky part with Johnson, what position do you recruit him at? Well, he has to be an ATH. Plays several positions, could likely be a good CB because he has good feet. His film shows speed, agility, vision and physicality of defense. Very good, solid prospect!

Willie Conley, Tampa Catholic 2014 CB
Physical corner on film with good ball skills. Anticipates the passes well and is great in run support. His film shows he really likes to play the game. Has a passion for the position and wants to be around the ball. Needs to improve transition in and out of breaks.

Click HERE to see the kid that made me sit up in my seat…