Scouting Report: Andrew Pinnock

If a team is looking for a hard-hitting, hard working lead fullback that effectively carries the ball in short-yardage situations and also catches the pass on occasion, their sights may be set towards Columbia, South Carolina and Andrew Pinncok, one of the Gamecocks most consistent offensive players the past three seasons. *Photo Courtesy of Getty Images*

Full Name:    Andrew Pinnock         School: South Carolina

Ht:  5-10           Wt: 255           40: 4.72

Year: 4Sr             Number: 4

Stats/ Bio:  

2001: Team's leading ground gainer with 115/622/5.4/12.  Had 5/40/8.0 catching the ball.

2000: Team's second leading rusher with 110/406/ 3/.7/7.

1999: Played major role on team as a true freshman finishing the year as the team's second leading rusher with 73/261/3.6/4. Saw action at both fullback and tailback.

Scouting Report:

The Good:  Powerful, tough fullback that plays with a great degree of intensity.  Smart and aware in all aspects of his game; picks up blocking assignments, squares into the opponent and clears the way as a lead fullback, taking opponents out of the play.  Nasty and looks to destroy defenders.  Solid short  yardage runner with decent footwork for a big man, vision and patience.  Strong lower body and keeps his feet driving forwards.  

The Bad:  Best in a straight line as a runner, confined to a small area as a blocker and his game shows minimal speed and/or quickness.  Competent receiver out of the backfield but not a threat.

The Skinny:  Limited versatility at the next level and though not an outstanding athlete, a very good football player that does the little things well and gets the job done.  In many ways a better version of former Ohio State Buckeye Jamar Martin, selected in the fourth round last April by the Cowboys.  

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