RANK

17

TEAM DRAFTED

POSITION RANK

4

2021 DRAFT ROUND

EVAL GRADE

Potential Upside

OVERALL PICK #

Football Scout 365

Alex Leatherwood

OT

Alabama

EVALUATION GRADE DEFINITIONS

INSTANT IMPACT PLAYER

The prospect has consistently performed at the highest level in big moments vs. top competition. The player is an elite athlete, with elite traits that are apparent when watching his film. The player consistently demands an opponent's attention, which opens up opportunities for his teammates to thrive. He makes his team better by just being on the field.

POTENTIAL UPSIDE

The player produced at an above-average to elite level against top competition but sometimes lacked consistency. The player performed at an elite level vs. average competition but often disappeared against top competition or did not compete in a division with high-level competition. The player needs to develop their skill set further. The margin for improvement may vary. The player possesses all of the physical tools but lacked development in high school and college that an NFL level coach could develop. The player might lack certain physical tools needed in specific NFL schemes. The player might have lacked a work ethic or needs to improve attention to detail.

DEVELOPMENTAL

The player produced at an above-average to elite level against top competition but sometimes lacked consistency. The player performed at an elite level vs. average competition but often disappeared against top competition or did not compete in a division with high-level competition. The player needs to develop their skill set further. The margin for improvement may vary. The player possesses all of the physical tools but lacked development in high school and college. The player might be considered scheme dependent.

FOOTBALL SCOUT 365 CHALK BOARD

MEASUREABLES

Height

Weight

6'5"

312 lbs

Year

Senior

40 Time

Vertical

Broad

SCOUTING REPORT

Leatherwood is another tackle who can move to guard, he is versatile, and that is important in the NFL, where a guy who possesses the ability to play inside and out is a valuable trait. He plays with power and aggression; he can operate as a road grader in the run game. As a pass blocker, he needs work; he is adequate and might be a liability early in his career if playing tackle. He possesses the ability to handle quick edge rushers, but he doesn't play well against those possessing a litany of combo moves. Leatherwood might benefit from a year at guard where he doesn't have to cover as wide an area, but there is no doubt he has the size and enough tools already to become an NFL starter with a season of development?