Ross Homan Scouting Report
Ross Homan
Ross Homan - Ohio St. (HT: 6-0⅜ - WT: 229)
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 4 of 30

Positives: Has a very high motor, takes good pursuit angles and does not give up on plays... Is very good in zone coverage, drops back with eyes in the backfield and does a great job of reading the eyes of the quarterback... Smart and disciplined, knows assignment and maintains gap/coverage responsibilities... Does not miss a lot of tackles, wraps up and drives feet, but is not a particularly powerful hitter... Good at changing directions and scraping through traffic, will get across field to make plays on other side of the field... Uses quickness to get off blocks, is not easily blocked away from line of scrimmage... Natural leader of one of nation's best defenses... Had a very productive 2009 season (108 tackles, two sacks, five interceptions), was second on team in 2010 with 72 tackles despite missing two games (foot injury), first on team with 6.55 tackles/game.

Negatives: Is not very fast for his size, but makes up for it with quickness and change of direction ability... Too small to play inside in a 4-3 front, has the frame to add a few pounds, but will probably never eclipse 240 lbs... Not a unique athlete, is productive, but probably won't be a big-time playmaker in the NFL... Needs to get better in man-to-man coverage, is sometimes fooled by play action when assigned to cover an eligible receiver... Has had some durability issues in the past, struggled through several minor injuries including turf toe and hamstring issues... Can get lost in line-of-scrimmage traffic, is small enough to slip through gaps, but struggles when engulfed at line... May have difficulty bringing down larger NFL backs, will not drive ball carrier backward regularly... Has never been much of a pass rusher, has good quickness and instincts, but lacks the burst to regularly be called on for pass blitzing.

Totals   287 155 132 17 5 3 7 0 0
2006 Ohio St.   28 15 13 2 1 0 1 0 0
2007 Ohio St.   12 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Ohio St.   67 35 32 6 1 0 0 0 0
2009 Ohio St.   108 57 51 5 2 1 5 0 0
2010 Ohio St.   72 42 30 2 1 2 1 0 0

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