Smoke Monday

Smoke Monday

Measurements
  • Height
    6020
  • Hand
    9 1/8
  • VJ
  • Weight
    207lbs
  • Arm
    32 1/2
  • Speed
    4.52
S Combine Averages
  • Height
    5117
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    204lbs
  • Arm
    31 3/4
  • Speed
    4.56
Luke Strnad - Scout
Smoke Monday
  • Overall Rank
    304
  • Position Rank
    26
  • Position
    S
  • Age
    22.3 Years
  • Team
    AUBURN

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2018 11 15 0 0.35 2
2019 9 20 0 0.77 1
2020 11 73 3 0.66 1 FF: 1
2021 13 63 5 0.57 2 TFL: 9.0

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Has adequate prototype size, shows upper body weight distribution for the position, but needs to add more lower body mass. He added more weight since 2020 season to 2021 season. Adequate length, arms look muscular and defined. End of sophomore season, had shoulder surgery.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 5.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Adequate toughness, willing to get gritty and physical with blocks and tackles. Will deliver some hits with power on the ball carrier, plays with passion. Limited instincts, mentally processes slow. He will still be in his back pedal when ball is handed off and slow identifying play. Has troubles with route combinations. Effort/motor is average. Can give more energy during plays, not by the pile all the time, but when is will try to clean it up.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    4
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 5.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Average explosiveness. Ability to burst playing in the box while blitzing but needs work with his burst to close the distance in the run game. Limited speed, does not have the top end speed to track down plays or playing 1 high to make up ground lost in coverage. Average body control and COD, but limited flexibility in cover 1 or cover 3. Can move around efficiently in a deep high safety. Occasionally will false step with COD playing underneath in the run or pass acting in either direction. Play strength is limited, physical but avoids contact with TEs/OL. Struggles getting of blocks playing in the box.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    4
  • Body Control
    5
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    4
Grade 4.5

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Back pedal is limited. Stiff in back pedal throughout play. Will get high dropping back during plays. Limited hip fluidity, struggles flipping his hips in and out of WRs breaks. Limited in twitch, doesn't start and stop fluidly in motions easily. Burst to close is average. Slow to recognize and identify plays, which hurts him in the run game. Has the ability to come down hill and close the distance with the point of attack. Plant and drive is limited, will make contact, but get knocked back. Stops his feet moving and does not appear to have a good base breaking down for a tackle. Average run support, leaders with his shoulder rather than wrapping up which causes him to miss tackles. Shows good pursuit to the football and looks more comfortable in the box than in space. Coverage ability is limited, ability to play the flat in zone, but will be exposed in man coverage and stack releases used by WRs at the next level. Late processing route combinations and jumps play actions dealt by the offense which causes him to get in bad positions. Ball skills are adequate, when ball is in the air he shows a good break to the ball. His length helps him make a play on the ball and break apart the WRs/TEs hands nicely.

  • Hip Fluidity
    4
  • Burst to Close
    5
  • Plant and Drive
    4
  • Run Support
    5
  • Cover Ability
    4
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    4
  • Backpedal
    4
  • Ball Skills
    6
Grade 4.5

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Monday SR DB at Auburn, was a reserve safety until starting the 2020 and 2021 seasons, starting in 24 games. Sophomore year had surgery on his shoulder at the end of the season. Rated as a four-star recruit coming out of high school according to 247sports while also running track. He is a member of SEC Football Leadership Council. He earned a PFF College all-SEC 2nd team in 2021. In 2020, he earned a 2nd team all-SEC (AP), third (Phil Steele). Achieving this under Bryan Harsin (Head Coach) and Jeff Schmedding (Defensive Coordinator). Overall, this prospect's ball skills, burst to close, and toughness will help him at the next level. He needs to improve on his cover ability, plant and drive, and his hip fluidity in order to show his potential. He is projected to be an in the box or nickel player. Late day 3 to undrafted prospect.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • Texas A&M
  • Nov - 06 - 2021
  • Explosive, demonstrated good ball skills
  • iconWorst Game
  • Penn State
  • Sep - 18 - 2021
  • Coverage ability; looked lost in route combinations and stack releases
Best Trait
Toughness
Pro Comparison
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