Draft Profile: BioEric Douglas from Mallard Creek High School was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a rating of 0.868. Following high school, Douglas opted to join South Carolina.
In 2018 as a freshman Douglas saw action in just 3 games and played a total of 24 snaps for the Gamecocks. He allowed no QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at left guard.
As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 7 games and a total of 157 snaps. He conceded 4 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack while playing the majority of his snaps at right guard, and the rest at tight tackle.
In 2020 as a junior Douglas saw action in 10 games and totaled 676 snaps. He gave up just 3 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and one sack while playing at center.
In 2021 as a senior Douglas saw action in 13 games and played a total of 849 snaps for the Gamecocks. He allowed 13 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 2 sacks while playing at center.
In 2022 as a fifth year senior Douglas saw action in 12 games and played a total of 763 snaps for the Gamecocks. He allowed a disappointing 18 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at center.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Solid positional run blocker who flashes the nasty demeanor and killer instinct scouts covet.
- Coordinated when moving to the second level as a run blocker, capable of landing blocks on the move.
- Plays with appropriate wide base and intelligence, instincts and agility to seal the edge. Aggressive extending with power to punch and looks comfortable in space.
- Douglas has thick limbs and is quick off the snap, and his powerful leg drive allows him to get a push at the line of scrimmage.
- Quick out of his stance with the footwork to be effective in front of screens. Willing to get out in front of ballcarriers to take out defensive backs and linebackers.
- Quick setting up after the snap and slides well to the outside, staying patient and balanced off the snap.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Douglas often sets too tall, which will be problematic against NFL speed-to-power rushers. He’s a bit underpowered in the run game, often coming off the ball too high and failing to play with proper leverage.
- While he’s solid as an athlete, he’s more comfortable moving forward as a run blocker than setting in pass protection, as Douglas too often relies solely on his initial punch to stand up pass rushers instead of moving his feet.
- Flashes the ability to move his man with his hands, but is not yet consistent in this area.
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