Embody Evaluations

Managing Editor Billy Embody takes a closer look at SMU prospects

Jordan Ingram- WR, Dallas Carter

Route Running: Ingram is extremely smooth in his routes and is able to plant and show a nice burst at the top of his route stem. What is most impressive to me is his ability to throttle down his routes in the zones to make himself more available to his quarterback instead of speeding through a zone. That shows a huge time commitment between him and his quarterback to how they want their routes run. Ingram also displays a nice burst from the slot and is a big threat in the screen game for his team.

Hands and Technique: Ingram displays solid technique by going up to the highest point to catch the ball and isn't worried about going up against bigger defenders to battle for the ball. He shows good hands but did bobble one ball on his tape. With his already solid technique, that is a huge start in the right direction for him to be a consistent receiver at the next level.

Big Play Ability: Every play Ingram touches the ball he is light lightning in a bottle. Ingram understands how to exploit angles and break plays for big gains by slipping through the hands of defenders by staying low and being able to burn by opponents. Rarely does Ingram get caught from behind by defenders.

Side Note: Ingram made first-team 2012 11-4A all-district at receiver after compiling 38 receptions for 746 yards and nine touchdowns.

Offers: Iowa State, North Texas, Northern Colorado, Old Dominion, SMU, ULM and Utah State.

Measurables:

HT: 5-11

WT: 175

40-Yard Dash: 4.32

Highlights:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1901722/highlights/26116374

Raelon Singleton- WR, Crosby

Route Running: Singleton is pretty limited in his route tree at this point, but understands how to gain separation from opponents with his plant foot. As a big-bodied receiver, he isn't afraid to go over the middle and catch the ball but where he thrives in the red zone and on screen passes. He is an imposing figure and when he adds some strength and weight in a college weight room, he will be a tough threat to stop.

Hands and Technique: I would like to see Singleton display more consistency at catching the ball with his hands especially in the short passes that are in more screen situations and with defenders in the area. Sometimes he is a little lazy going up against smaller defenders on jump balls by not going up to the highest point, but I'm sure he'll get better at that in college. Singleton also wants to block for his teammates and displays great effort and technique down the field in doing so.

Big Play Ability: Singleton is a huge threat to go up for jump balls and box out opponents, which makes it easy on him in the red zone. He is a long strider who reaches his full speed quickly and is able to blow by opponents who try to take a good angle on him. With a more polished route tree, he will become a bigger threat across the entire field and should be able to score not only on jump balls, but also on shorter passes as well.

Side Note: He had 39 receptions for 622 yards and six touchdowns during his junior season.

Offers: Committed to Utah over offers from Colorado State, Houston, La. Tech, UNT, SDSU, SMU and Toledo.

Highlights:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1837885/highlights/34035376

Measurables:

HT: 6-4

WT: 185

40-Yard Dash: 4.5

John Humphrey- ATH, Clear Falls (2015)

Route Running: Humphrey really understands how to set up his blocks especially in the screen game and also knows where the open field is going to be rather than where it is, which speaks to his great field vision. Humphrey is playing on the outside, but I'll assume that he is going to be a slot at the next level, where he can be used in so many different ways.

Hands and Technique: Humphrey runs extremely smooth and understands routes and why they are run certain ways. Humphrey has great hands and is able to adjust well to high balls or low balls especially in the quick screen game. He catches the ball well with his hands but does let the ball get into his body a little bit at times. If Humphrey is going to be a threat in the screen game at the next level, he must put on a little more weight if he is going to be coming over the middle on screens at the next level.

Big Play Ability: Another athlete that is extremely smooth out there on the field that can score from just about anywhere. With his eye-popping 4.29 40-yard dash, he is a threat on screens mostly, but can also fly by defenders on deeper routes although he is used the most on screens and reverses. Humphrey is also a threat in the return game, where SMU could definitely use him.

Side Note: Humphrey is the son of former Minnesota Vikings running back John Humphrey and caught 32 passes for 525 yards and six touchdowns. He also took two kickoffs back for touchdowns last season.

Offers: Miami, SMU and Texas Tech

Measurables:

HT: 6-0

WT: 160

40-Yard Dash: 4.29

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.27

Vertical Jump: 35"

Highlights:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/569951/highlights/21987381

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