SCOUTING REPORT: Will Anderson Jr, EDGE (2023)

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◊ long frame with a solid build

◊ elite first step quickness + incredible timing; explosive get-off

◊ hand usage is Mr. Miyagi-like; his ability to displace strikes in pass rush with effortless fluidity and not lose momentum is art in motion

◊ heavy hands; jarring initial strike power

◊ using his length & strength to leverage blocks and control the POA; strong anchor and ability to shed blocks when he wants to

◊ solid pass rush arsenal including a strong rip, speed to power & vice versa

◊ typically plays with good pad level; can play a little high on stunts

◊ shows ability to utilize space & anticipate when dropping into coverage; doesn't overreact to nuance

◊ disruptive force off the edge whether he's collapsing the pocket in pass rush, effecting passing lanes and batting down balls at the LOS, or setting a hard edge vs the run

◊ plays with great awareness & instincts


ø overall long speed & short area quickness

ø sometimes plays a little reckless; can get caught off-balance and have an OL end up putting him on the ground

ø lack of bend 

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(RD 1 - Immediate Impact)