Jeff Byers Scouting Report

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Jeff Byers Scouting Report

Position: OG
Conference: Pac12
School: USC Trojans
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #53
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 290 lbs.

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2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Jeff Byers, OG, USC

Injuries and substandard play have cut Byers' once promising career at Southern Cal. A beast coming out of Loveland High School in Colorad, Byers went on to start four games in 2004 as a true freshman. He missed 2005 due to torn cartilages in his left hip, and was sidelined again in 2005 following severe back spasms after seeing action in only one game. He then made a remarkable recovery in 2007 starting 12 games; he did the same in 08. An undersized guard who can also play center in the NFL. A smart player who has enough natural ability to pull and trap. Understand blocking assignments and can shift his feet fair enough. As tough as they come. Good work ethic and solid character. Competes hard. However, he needs to get bigger and stronger. Does not sink his hips with ease. Is not a natural bender. Tends to lose his leverage fairly often. Lacks power at the point. Struggles to strike a moving target. Lumbers to the second level. Has major injury issues. For Byers to get drafted he needs to have a solid workout day at USC. That said, the talent is there for a team to take a flyer on him late on Day Two. He could, with time and more bulk, become an average backup G.

Last Updated Dec-27-2009 by Raul Colon

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