Syracuse OT Sean Hickey Preseason Scouting Notes

Name
Sean Hickey
Height
6’5
Weight
291
School
Syracuse
Position 1
Offensive Tackle
Position 2

40 time [proj.]
5.25
Arm/Hand Length

Games Watched
2013 [FSU, Penn State, Northwestern, Clemson, GT, BC]
2012 [UConn, Louisville, USC]
Positives
Good height. Mirrors well. Feet look above average. Gets to the second level quickly.  Initial punch is good. Can play both on the left and right side. Hands are strong – able to stone smaller defenders at the line. Shows a good job of re-anchoring against speed moves.
Critical Factors [1-9 Scale]
PRODUCTION 7
MENTAL ALERTNESS 6.75
COMPETITIVENESS 7
ATHLETIC ABILITY 6.5
CONSISTENCY 6.5
DURABILITY 7
STRENGTH 6.25
TOUGHNESS 6.25
BIG PLAY ABILITY 6
LEADERSHIP 6.5
CHARACTER 7
Negatives
Needs to get stronger and add mass. Not a natural bender. Misses cut blocks – on the floor more often due to non-contact. Doesn’t finish aggressively. Doesn’t show mean streak. Waits for defender to get into frame/come to him before initiating contact. Struggles to anchor against power moves.
POSITION SPECIFICS
INITIAL QUICKNESS 6.25
KNEE BEND 6
 EXPLOSION 6
USE OF HANDS 6.25
BODY CONTROL/REC. 6
PASS PROTECTION 6.5
RUN BLOCK 6
BLOCK DOWN FIELD 6.5
PULL/TRAP 6
REACH AND SEAL 6.25
FINISH/SUSTAIN 5.5
ANCHOR 5.5
AGGRESSIVENESS 5.5
Overall
Current 2 year starter [at both RT and LT]. Has the size – needs to get bigger and stronger. Shows a good job of mirroring and snuffing speed moves – he will struggle against bigger and powerful defenders. Shows struggles to finish and needs to find a mean streak. Whiffs on many cut blocks. Plays well in space and on the move – hits the second level quickly – keeps eyes moving. Currently projected to go in the 2nd or 3rd round – knee bend and  technique will need to be worked out throughout the year.
Overall: 6.29
Proj. RD: 2nd-3rd

 

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