Photo of Dedrick Epps
Grade
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  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 1/8" Arm Length
  • 250LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

Epps was an on-and-off starter for pretty much his whole career at Miami, and while he has shown some consistency and play-making skills, he really does nothing that jumps off the screen at you. He is fairly athletic and can adjust to off-target throws to make difficult catches, but he also will drop some easy ones, as well. He lacks the speed and acceleration to be much of a threat down the seams. He is a more-than-willing blocker but lacks the size to be more than a finesse blocker who just gets the job done. He should compete for a backup position but lacks the tools to be a front-line player at the next level.

Analysis

Strengths

Epps has soft, strong hands. Shows good ball skills and high-points the football. Fluid athlete who possesses the body control to make difficult catches in traffic. Does not shy away from contact when blocking. High-motor kid who fights to the whistle every play.

Weaknesses

Does not have the bulk to push around defenders at the next level. Lacks the top-end speed to stretch the field and make big plays. Limited burst makes it difficult for him to gain separation in man coverage. Loses concentration at times and drops too many catchable balls.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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