May 22, 2012; Cincinnati, OH USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Leon Hall (29) stretches during organized team activities at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-US PRESSWIRE
Ourlads replicated a five-year old scouting report on Bengals cornerback Leon Hall, who was the team's No. 18 pick during the 2007 NFL draft. Since then Hall has intercepted 20 passes, forced five fumbles, scored a touchdown and named as an alternate to the Pro Bowl during the 2009 season. And before his Achilles injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011, Hall never missed a game.
So what did Ourlads write about Hall before the Bengals drafted him in 2007?
Excels in man coverage with speed and quickness. Smooth in transition. Good change of direction. Physical player that is aggressive forcing the run. Wrap tackler. Instinctive. Good ball skills. Effective in man to man, zone, or press man coverage. Smooth in back pedal. Fluid. Can stick his foot in the ground and drive on the ball quickly. Good recovery on double moves. Can track the deep ball and stay with receiver. Has catch up speed and burst. Good range. Top end ball skills. Sudden to support the run. A complete player at corner. Productive and plays smart and hard. An active playmaker. Durable. Good technique player.
The gushing scouting report continues on. But I'd say that they nailed it.