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Ryan Steed scouting report

Ryan Steed CB Furman #1
Ht: 5’11”

Wt: 195

Adequate height and overall size. Long arms and big hands, especially considering his height; allows him to be a playmaker in coverage. Decent speed, enough to stick with most receivers at the next level. Team captain as junior and senior; well respected by coaches and teammates for his leadership on and off the field. Has the ability to hold his own in press coverage against more physical receivers. Had a strong showing at the Senior Bowl.
Level of competition is a definite concern; was rarely tested, especially on deep routes, over the past two seasons. Did not test well at combine; 40 time was much slower than expected and his vertical was below average – raises some concerns that he looked better on film due to competition level.
Steed appears to have the basic physical tools necessary to play at the next level, but it’s tough to judge a non FBS player who did not test well at the combine. While there’s a lot to like about Steed, it is definitely possible that he has maxed out his potential and he will struggle to adjust to the speed and physicality of the NFL. He’s worth a 4th or 5th-round pick, but should be considered a boom-or-bust prospect.
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