Steven Friday Scouting Report
Steven Friday
Steven Friday - Virginia Tech (HT: 6-4 - WT: 250)
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 15 of 55

Positives: Nice frame... Above average speed... Solid pass rusher... Good initial quickness... Good burst off the ball... Gets good bend on the corner... Pressures the pocket... Good flexibility... Solid arsenal of moves... Long arms, big wingspan... Gets off blocks reasonably well... Violent hands, can disengage quickly... Good body control... Good closing speed... Good pad level... Good lateral movement... Good tackler... Wraps up well... Pursues the ball well... Gives a good effort... Active... Has the potential to be an NFL starter in a 3-4 scheme with patience... Looks okay in space... Selected All-ACC second team for the 2010 season... Performed well versus future NFL offensive tackles Nate Potter and Anthony Castonzo this season.

Negatives: Does not have the bulk to hold up in the run game... Can be pushed past the action... Would need to add weight to play RDE in a 4-3 scheme, ideally suited as a 3-4 OLB... Looks uncomfortable with his hand down in three-point stance... Doesn't generate much on contact with bull rush, plays with a high pad level in these instances... Needs to win more battles for leverage... Needs to continue to add weight and strength... Already 24, is the oldest player on Virginia Tech, will be 25 by the start of his rookie season... Does not have a ton of experience, was only a starter for one season.

Totals   85 45 40 17½ 12 2 0 0 0
2007 Virginia Tech   2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Virginia Tech   6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Virginia Tech   11 4 7 0 0 0 0
2010 Virginia Tech   66 38 28 14 2 0 0 0

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