Chargers scouting report: Adell Duckett

Had Adell Duckett been rated on his junior year, he would have been a first day pick. He set school records as a junior but took the senior plunge - the one many high schoolers take when they find out they have been accepted to some university. Problem is Duckett had not finished the job. Thus the San Diego Chargers plucked him as an undrafted free agent.

Adell Duckett owns the Texas Tech record for sacks with 14 and tackles for a loss with 23.

The nosedive, however, took him from the first day to undrafted free agent with the Chargers.

The hill will be tough to climb. With the team already holding a place for Dave Ball on one side and Adrian Dingle on the other, not to mention Jacques Cesaire who figures to get pushed from the starting lineup, Duckett will have to flash moves from his junior year to be considered a threat. Then there is DeQuincy Scott who led all linemen in sacks in 2003 - and the problem continues to be compounded.

TFY Draft Scouting Report:

Adell Duckett School: Texas Tech
Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 270 40: 5.00 Year: 5Sr

Bio: First-team All-Conference selection last season after totals of 36/7.5/3.5. Junior totals included 69/24.5/14 when he set a school record in tackles for loss. Has been used at both end positions as well as defensive tackle.

Positives: Productive collegiate defender with adequate size and speed. Breaks down well, holds his ground against blocks and displays the ability to change direction quickly. Makes plays in pursuit and off the line of scrimmage in space. Gets leverage on opponents, fast off the edge, and forceful up the field.

Negatives: Does not play with a sense of urgency and overall game lacks suddenness. Slow shedding blocks and gets locked up with opposing tight ends.

Analysis: A player who flashes the ability to be a disruptive force, Duckett is effective when motivated and on his game. Offers growth potential, but more than anything else, must prove he has the motivation to do the little things.

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