Curtis Blackwell
Offensive Line from Ball State 2021 Scouting Report
Curtis Blackwell
Height
6-5
Weight
315 lbs
College
Ball State
Position
OL
Class
Senior
Home town
Uniondale IN
55/100
Player Rating
60
PositionRank
5.43
FortyYD Time

Curtis Blackwell OL Ball State Scouting Report

Position rank: 60
40-yard dash time: 5.43-seconds
Height: 6-5, Weight: 315 lbs
Strengths
  • Has the feet to adjust when he anticipates what's coming. Effective trapping and bends at the knees with adequate core strength to absorb the bull rush. Can clear a path at the second level if he hits the target.
  • Dips shoulder and moves his feet to get outside leverage when needed. Strong and low coming out of his stance, effective in short-yardage situations.
  • Anchors against larger defenders in the middle; resets hands to maintain distance. Athletic enough to help on nose tackle then pick up twist or late blitzer. Mirrors quick interior rushers. Looks to help the center when uncovered.
  • Moves well and squares to finish on the move. Better anchor than his height suggests and capable of absorbing a punch and recovering quickly.
  • Awareness is above-average for his limited experience. Sells trap block and can turn to seal. Fluid getting to and adjust at the second level.
Weaknesses
  • Isn't an elite quick-twitch blocker and his height causes him to be out-quicked. Leaks inside pressure when his technique gets sloppy.
  • Not an explosive athlete and has limited range. Will pop upright off the snap and needs to stay balanced, avoid the habit of lunging.
  • Very raw technique, playing with inconsistent hand placement fails to sustain blocks.
  • Lacks foot speed to be a major threat as a lead blocker outside. Inconsistent latching on and gets lazy, bending at the waist.
  • Absorbs too many hits, delivers few. Technically unpolished and stops his feet on contact. Not a threat in space and lacks overall awareness.

How other scouting services rate Curtis Blackwell (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
1246.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
170.0