My Scouting Report for Alex Leatherwood




Alex Leatherwood

Team : Alabama Crimson Tide (FB) | Sports : Football | Position : OT | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Offense Tackle [OT]

Category
Score
Comments
Run Blocking
6.70
Leatherwood is far from a dominant run blocker. He can open holes in the run game, but not consistently. This issue was most evident when Leatherwood had to run block in space.
Pass Blocking
8.40
Leatherwood is a dominant pass protector. While he benefits from Alabama's quick passing, he frequently executes his assignment.
Impact Blocking
6.40
Footwork
5.70
Leatherwood struggles to block in open space due to underwhelming footwork.
Strength
4.20
Leatherwood has inconsistent strength. Alex Leatherwood consistently ceded leverage against South Carolina and LSU's defensive lines.
Toughness
5.00
Compared to guys like Penei Sewell, Leatherwood isn't a road grading OL. His effort is solid, but he isn't going to go above and beyond as a blocker.
Agility
2.90
Leatherwood gets beat on the edge by agile defensive linemen. This was most evident when he played against LSU because he struggles against swim moves.
Size
8.00
Alex Leatherwood has a massive 6'6", 310-pound frame.
Durability
10.0
No injuries identified.
Character
10.0
No red flags
Technique
5.00
Leatherwood's blocking technique is shoddy. He often fails to anchor himself as a run blocker. His pass blocking technique is solid, but his overaggressiveness causes him to be an undisciplined blocker.
Intangibles
7.00
Consistency
8.50
Strengths
Alex Leatherwood is a dominant pass protector for the Alabama Crimson Tide. While he benefits from Alabama's quick passing, he frequently executes his assignment. Due to his massive frame, teams can depend on Leatherwood to protect his QBs blindside. While he isn't the most athletic or strongest OT, Leatherwood is consistently good due to his coachability.
Weaknesses
Alex Leatherwood has inconsistent strength. In 2019, Leatherwood consistently ceded leverage against South Carolina and LSU's defensive lines. Compared to guys like Penei Sewell, Leatherwood isn't a road grading run blocker. His effort is solid, but he isn't going to go above and beyond as a blocker. Alex Leatherwood's blocking technique is also shoddy. He often fails to anchor himself as a run blocker. His pass blocking technique is solid, but his overaggressiveness causes him to be an undisciplined blocker.
Overall Analysis
Overall, Alex Leatherwood is far from a finished prospect. Leatherwood has solid pass blocking ability but needs to work on his technique because he tends to be overaggressive. He won't be productive in a ground and pound offensive scheme but will most likely flourish on a team that quickly favors passing the ball.
Compares to
Laremy Tunsil
potential
-25
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak