Friday, March 30, 2012

NFL Prospect David Legree, QB, Hampton

QB David Legree spent two years at Syracuse University before transferring to the Hampton Pirates Football program. He's been a two year starter, all conference performer and one of the leagues most exciting players. Suffered a separated shoulder injury towards the end of his senior season and was not able to participate in the HBCU Bowl. Pro scouts are intrigued with his size at 6-4 230 lbs and were hoping to evaluate him closer during the all star week. Legree is athletic passer who's shown flashes of ability in the pocket. Legree is the number one rated QB on my Black College Football NFL Draft board. He possesses a big nice arm, puts air under deep throws with velocity. Moves well in the pocket and has the ability to elude oncoming pass rushers. Can pick up yardage with his legs or get outside the pocket and make passes on the move. Has the large and strong arm that scouts like but must improve his accuracy. Possesses good pocket stature, strong enough to withstand the rush and gets the ball off with defenders draped on him. Easily zips the outs, drives the ball downfield, and his passes immediately get to the intended target. Needs to improve on looking off safeties and locating receivers down field. Does a good job of sliding outside the pocket to buy time or give himself a better view of the field. Needs to show better footwork and often releasing the ball off his back foot relying on his big arm most of the time. Has the ability to put touch on passes when necessary. Scouts love his impressive size, live arm and upside to grow into a possible NFL signal caller. Legree will be a developmental project for teams and has all the physical skills necessary to play in the NFL and should get consideration in the late rounds or after the draft.