Engel Evaluations

Patrick takes a look at three SMU commits in his first round of Engel Evaluations!

Marvis Brown- 2015 OG, Little Cypress-Mauriceville HS (Orange, Texas)

Athleticism/Technique: Brown has a big body that allows him to close off opponents from the play well, but his feet could be quicker. Brown is a massive guard along the line and with his new strength that he worked on this offseason, he should be a road grader. With his size, Brown does have trouble exploding off the ball.

Run Blocking: Brown has the ability to become an incredible run blocker with his size and strength. His feet have to do more work to help him on the field because he won’t be able to rely on just strength and size at the next level. He seals the edge well and is capable of driving his man into the ground. For his size, he has a lot of energy and is a good downfield blocker.

Pass Blocking: Brown’s pass blocking has improved, but he still needs work. He is not super quick off the snap and could get beat on spin moves and speed rushes, but he can handle a bull rush. Because of his lack of quickness, he will likely play guard in college.

Defense: Brown plays a little at nose tackle, primarily on rushing downs. He can push linemen back with his strength and take up two blockers, but he does not explode out of his stance and has a little trouble disengaging from blocks and making tackles. He will probably not play defense in college, but could play on field goal teams.

Where he plays: LT, LG, RG, RT, NT (3-4) DT (4-3)

Where he will play: Either guard spot

Offers: SMU commit. Has offers from UTSA and Tennessee State.

HT: 6-4
WT: 330
Highlight tape: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2063060/highlights/118934376

Michael Scott- 2015 OLB, Nimitz HS (Irving, Texas)

Technique: Michael is fluid and uses his hands well. He plays a bit upright and could use his lower body more while tackling.

Versus the Pass: Michael has solid speed, but he can hold his own on covering short routes in the flat. He is not asked cover very much, but he is an explosive pass rusher and he lives in opponents’ backfields.

Versus the Run: This is where he is at his best. While he does not have awesome speed, he still runs well and is quick. He can change directions and cut very well. His best traits are his ability to disengage from blocks and pursue plays from behind.

Where he plays: OLB, ILB, DE (4-3), WR (sparingly)

Where he will play: OLB or ILB

Offers: SMU commit. Also has offers from Kansas State, TCU, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Iowa, Iowa State and North Texas. He also had interest from Oregon, Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and Tulsa.

HT: 6-5
WT: 220
Highlight tape: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/907458/highlights/31396499

Delontae Scott- 2015 OLB, Nimitz HS (Irving, Texas)

Technique: Like Michael, Delontae is physical and uses his hands well. He is a slightly better tackler than his brother.

Versus the Pass: Delontae plays more in coverage, and he can read the quarterback well and step into short passing lanes. He is not quite the pass rusher Michael is, but still has some explosiveness to his game as a speed rusher. If he can add some weight, he could develop a decent bull rush move.

Versus the Run: Delontae’s back-side pursuit in the running game is very good. He does a good job of shedding smaller blockers and making open-field tackles. His best trait is his instincts – he has a knack for where the play is going before starts.

Site Note: Both of the Scotts said they are firmly committed to SMU but may take a few other casual visits.

Where he plays: OLB, ILB, WR (sparingly)

Where he will play: ILB or OLB with added weight

Offers: SMU commit. Has offers from California, Iowa State, Iowa.

HT: 6-4
WT: 205
Highlight tape: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1391020/highlights/21685030

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