Keonn James @keonn_james

OLB / Safety

Harmony H.S.

Harmony, FL

Position Specific Evaluation Criteria:

4 – Levels of Play Rating: Scale rating (1 – 4)

4 – Elite Leve– (8-9: FCS Athlete / Elite FCS Athlete) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at an elite level. Physical Profile at or above the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility at or above preferred numbers or range metric determine level of play scale.

3 – High Level – (6-7: FBS Athlete / High Level D2 Athlete / Elite D3 Athlete only lacking profile size) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at a high level. Physical Profile at the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility at preferred numbers or range metric determining level of play scale.

2 – Adequate Level – (4-5: D2 Athlete / High Level NAIA Athlete / D3 Athlete) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at a fundamental and functional level needing work but adequate. Physical Profile at or near the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility at or near preferred numbers or range metric determining level of play scale.

1 – Developmental Level – (1 – 3: D3 Athlete / Low Level NAIA Athlete) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at a developmental level needing work. Physical Profile below the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility below preferred numbers or range metric determining level of play scale.

(Limited or no video allowing accurate evaluation of these specific skill set criteria. Additional video needed to evaluate further!)

Player Key Physical Stats

2019 Keonn James @keonn_james

Recommended Level of Play: FCS - D2 Scholarship Athlete - Athletic frame with great length. Demonstrates the ability to set the edge, rush the QB and effectively expand and play in space. Versatile athlete that coaches will recruit and have options. Keonn will attract attention as an OLB, Safety, LB, & DE. Good player!

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 200

40 Yard Dash: 4.5

5-10-5 Dash: 4.3

Evaluation Summary

OLB Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach:

FBS LB:

Physical Measurables:                           Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’1″ – 6’4” 40yd: 4.6 on Beam!
  • Weight: 230 lbs. – 240lbs. Bench: 315 – 325 lbs.             Squat: 445 lbs. – 465lbs+

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Displays the ability to take over a game physically. Extreme disrupter all over the field. Physically is a dominate factor knocking blockers and ball-carriers on the ground and backwards. Great instincts with a great nose for the ball. Strong and explosive to play at LOS, athletic as a skill player to play in space.  / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays great loose hips and great knee bend playing under pads exploding on contact. / *Effort & Motor – Great match up with RB, TE, Slot and can run with all. Great understanding of pursuit angles with great closing speed in space, level changing hips on target and accelerating feet. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

FCS LB:

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’1″ – 6’2” 40yd: 4.65 on Beam!
  • Weight: 220 lbs. – 225lbs. Bench: 300 – 315 lbs.            Squat: 425 lbs. – 435lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Displays the skill set of a FBS LB just not as consistent and profile is not total package either size or weight or speed differ by small amounts.  Displays very good ability to take over a game physically.  Very good disrupter all over the field.  Physically is very good factor knocking blockers and ball-carriers on the ground and backwards. Very good instincts with a very good nose for the ball. Strong and explosive to play at LOS, athletic as a skill player to play in space.  / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays very good loose hips and very good knee bend playing under pads exploding on contact. / *Effort & Motor – Very good match up with RB, TE, Slot and can run with all. Very good understanding of pursuit angles with very good closing speed in space, level changing hips on target and accelerating feet. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All District with some National recognition from recruiting media.

D2 – High NAIA LB:

Physical Measurables:                                Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’0″ – 6’1” 40yd: 4.65 on Beam!
  • Weight: 220 lbs. – 225lbs. Bench: 300 – 315 lbs.            Squat: 425 lbs. – 435lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Displays the skill set of a FBS LB just not as consistent and profile is not total package either size or weight or speed differ by small amounts.  Displays very good ability to take over a game physically.  Very good disrupter all over the field.  Physically is very good factor knocking blockers and ball-carriers on the ground and backwards. Very good instincts with a very good nose for the ball. Strong and explosive to play at LOS, athletic as a skill player to play in space.  / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays very good loose hips and very good knee bend playing under pads exploding on contact. / *Effort & Motor – Very good match up with RB, TE, Slot and can run with all. Very good understanding of pursuit angles with very good closing speed in space, level changing hips on target and accelerating feet. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference player.

NAIA – D3 LB:

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 5’10″ – 6’0” 40yd: 4.75 on Beam!
  • Weight: 200 lbs. – 215lbs. Bench: 275 – 295 lbs.             Squat: 365 lbs. – 405lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Displays good ability to take over a game physically. Good disrupter all over the field. Physically is a good factor knocking blockers and ball-carriers on the ground and backwards. Good instincts with a good nose for the ball. Strong and explosive to play at LOS, athletic as a skill player to play in space.  / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays good loose hips and good knee bend playing under pads exploding on contact. / *Effort & Motor – Good match up with RB, TE, Slot and can run with all. Good understanding of pursuit angles with Good closing speed in space, level changing hips on target and accelerating feet. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Minimum 1-year Varsity starter.

Skill Set Breakdown

4 – Levels of Play Rating: Scale rating (1 – 9)

1 – Elite Level – (8-9: FCS Athlete / Elite FCS Athlete) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at an elite level. Physical Profile at or above the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility at or above preferred numbers or range metric determine level of play scale.

2 – High Level – (6-7: FBS Athlete / High Level D2 Athlete / Elite D3 Athlete only lacking profile size) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at a high level. Physical Profile at the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility at preferred numbers or range metric determining level of play scale.

3 – Adequate Level – (4-5: D2 Athlete / High Level NAIA Athlete / D3 Athlete) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at a fundamental and functional level needing work but adequate. Physical Profile at or near the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility at or near preferred numbers or range metric determining level of play scale.

4 – Developmental Level – (1 – 3: D3 Athlete / Low Level NAIA Athlete) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at a developmental level needing work. Physical Profile below the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility below preferred numbers or range metric determining level of play scale.

OLB Evaluation Criteria:

LB

*Size / Explosive Strength / Functional Speed

Keonn presents a High level physical profile, High level strength at the point of attack, High level display linear speed and High level natural instincts, High to Adequate Level display of change of direction skills, High to Adequate Level hip flexibility, and High to Adequate Level knee bend allowing change direction smoothly. 

 

 

 

 

 

*Football IQ and ability to read Key:

Keonn displays High Level  instincts and read ability, High Level football vision, High Level ability to see flow and surface movement, and High to Adequate Level point of attack speed. 

*Lateral Pursuit

Keonn presents High Level athletic skill set to match up and fit windows at C-Gap, High Level athletic skill set to match up and fit windows at D-Gap bringing his hips to finish, High Level block protection skills, and High Level quick hands to get off blocks.

 

 

 

 

 

*Tackling/Physicality

Keonn displays High to Adequate Level ability to level change of his hips and accelerate feet closing on the target, High Level aggressive-physical athlete seeing what he hits maintaining the S-Curve in low back protecting crown of head, and High Level ability to secure and grab hold of RB bringing hips to finish.

 

 

 

 

 

*Defending Inside Run Schemes:

Keonn exhibits High Level instincts between the tackles, High Level physical ability taking on blockers, and High Level maneuverability through tight quarters.

*Defending Outside Run Schemes:

Keonn displays High Level anticipation on the ball carrier, High to Adequate Level ability to open hips and run, High Level angles working downhill to the ball carrier, High Level track & scrape technique of ball carrier, and High to Adequate Level ability to redirect and fit the ball carrier.

 

 

 

 

 

*Coverage – Defending the Shallow Hole – Hook – Curl:

Keonn demonstrates High Level ability to flip hips for depth, High Level ability anticipating QB throws, High to Adequate Level display of fluid hips to turn and run to landmark, and High Level work to get his hands on WR’s in zone.

*3rd Down Player at Next Level:

Keonn demonstrates High Level blitz potential, High Level instincts, High to Adequate Level 3rd down capability matching athletic ability of RB in the box, High Level 3rd down capability in space, High to Adequate Level man to man skill.

 

 

Evaluation Summary:

ZONE COVERAGE

*Keonn demonstrates the ability to drop and play in coverage, plant redirect, open hips, & turn and run to the ball. He displays the ability to read routes & read QB eyes to get a jump on routes.

BLITZ ABILITY

*Keonn demonstrates the ability to be an effective Blitzer displaying good timing, hand use and edge rush technique.

 

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