(Texas) U.S. Army AA Scouting Reports-Part 1

With Scout.com partnering with the U.S. Army and Sportslink, we're going to bring Scout.com subscribers massive coverage of the event. For starters, here's a few scouting reports on some of the All-Americans who will be representing the Lone Star State in a four-part series...

Texas Hot 100 #1 Reginald Youngblood (6-5/285/5.36): The Houston Washington OT is the Evander Holyfield of offensive tackles, sporting a very chiseled physique and minimal body fat. He's your prototype left tackle prospect. Not only is he left-handed but he's made his living in high school at the LT position dominating and making short work out of opposing DL. He gets off the ball quick, sets up nicely, and delivers a mean punch, extending his arms in pass protection to create considerable distance between himself and the defender. He then shows the ability to slide his feet wherever he needs to steer his man away from the action. As a run blocker, dominates his man with technique as well as strength and leverage. Should only get better as he develops and gets stronger. Destined for the big time. NFL Comparison: Seattle Seahawks OT Walter Jones/Kansas City Chiefs OT Willie Roaf

Texas Hot 100 #2 DajLeon Farr (6-5/240/4.6): The Galena Park North Shore TE is the top-rated tight end in the country. He can do it all. But it is his first-step explosion that boggles the mind. Whether he's exploding off the line to dominate his assignment as a blocker or streaking down the middle with his legitimate 4.60-speed, it's what separates him from the rest. Not utilized in the passing game in high school, his stats are truly deceiving of how big of a threat he will be in the passing game on the D-I level. As a blocker, there's simply no one (offensive linemen included) in the country that shows off his technique, feet, balance and physicality – just an incredible every-down tight end prospect. Go ahead and mark it down, kid'll play on Sundays. NFL Comparison: NY Giants TE Jeremy Shockey/Kansas City TE Tony Gonzalez

Texas Hot 100 #4 Martellus Bennett (6-6/240/4.72): The Alief Taylor TE is an excellent two-sport athlete. But most think it is football, not basketball that will become his No. 1 sport. On the gridiron, the Alief specimen is definitely what you'd call an "every down" tight end. He is adept at both blocking and catching and will pose match-up problems in the passing game because of his terrific size. His ability to make the difficult catch look routine, whether it's skying in the air or catching the ball in traffic, he has shown off a great pair of gloves and is impressive to say the least. As a blocker, you're simply not going to find many tight ends that can do it as well as Martellus. He's expected to develop into an NFL tight end if he continues working hard and doesn't give too much love to the hardwoods. NFL Comparison: NY Giants TE Jeremy Shockey/Kansas City TE Tony Gonzalez

Texas Hot 100 #5 DeMarcus Granger (6-2.5/325/5.2): The Dallas Kimball DT simply dominates at the point of attack with his low center of gravity and tremendous brute strength. At this point in his development, he gets it done more often than not with a straight and deadly bull rush. And with his strength and size, he doesn't need a full repertoire of pass rushing moves as he gets off the ball very well and uses leverage extremely well to collapse the pocket. If the Kimball DT can get himself in the 300/305-pound range, he will wreak havoc for all four quarters. NFL Comparison: Buffalo Bills DTs Pat Williams and Sam Adams

In Part 2 of our series, we will provide scouting reports on R.J. Jackson, Jamaal Charles and Todd Walker...

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