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TCU News: “You’ve got to do the best you can to speak on their behalf.”

No Pro Day hurts some of the lesser-known prospects.

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With no pro day, TCU’s Patterson doing his best to speak on behalf of NFL prospects | The Star-Telegram

Patterson is trying to help the underdogs, as per usual.

Teams will have to gather as much information as possible without being able to interview the players in person.

Patterson said NFL teams haven’t reached out to him more than in previous years, but expects it to pick up in the coming weeks with the draft still on for April 23-25.

“I think they’re going to end up having more and more conversations,” Patterson said. “I’ve talked to many of them. I’m trying to help, especially the guys who didn’t have a chance to go to the combine and work out like Lucas Niang, Vernon Scott, David Bolisomi ... go down the list of guys in our group who did not get an opportunity to show themselves.

“You’ve got to do the best you can to speak on their behalf.”

TCU’s Vernon Scott feels good about his versatility when it comes to NFL evaluation | The Star-Telegram

Scott is a player that would have benefited from a Pro Day, but with his work ethic, he will find a way.

“My film shows I’m very versatile,” Scott said. “I feel I can do a lot of things.”

At the end of the day, he feels his coverage skills stand out the most, describing them as “top-notch.”

“We played a lot of man coverage and I feel I’m one of the best cover safeties in college football,” Scott said. “Playing weak safety at TCU is one of the hardest and most challenging positions. You have to make a lot of calls and you have to be a good athlete. We go down in the box in certain coverages. It’s challenging, but also very rewarding because you can make a lot of plays.”

The pick-six at Oklahoma stands out. But Scott was the unsung hero on other plays, too, such as covering the outside receiver if TCU sent cornerback Jeff Gladney on a blitz.

Scott pointed to doing that a couple times in TCU’s 37-27 victory over Texas when he had to cover Longhorns receiver Collin Johnson.

“You have to be a good man player in Coach P’s defense,” Scott said. “And you learn a bunch of football with Coach P. The 4-2-5 defense is very complex and we have to communicate a lot. The safeties are the quarterbacks of the defense.”

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: TCU DT Ross Blacklock | Pro Football Network

Mid-round pick? LOL.

Negatives

Must improve his overall strength. Can be easily ridden from the action or squared from the play by blockers.

Analysis

After he missed the 2018 season, Blacklock played incredibly well last year is now poised to be a mid-round pick. He’s a one-gap tackle who should only get better as he physically matures and adds strength to his frame.

Each Big 12 team’s highest-rated recruit since 2000 | 247 Sports

Of course NOW he’s a five star again ***eye roll***

TCU had always been considered an overachiever since it joined the Big 12 in 2012. A respected program before joining the league, the Horned Frogs still managed to compete against the likes of Texas and Oklahoma despite finishing behind the league’s powers in recruiting every season. But when TCU landed Rogers in 2018, the perception of the Horned Frogs changed. The Louisiana native and high school teammate of current LSU receiver Terrace Marshall picked the Frogs before his senior season, which was cut short by a gruesome leg injury. Rogers still enrolled at TCU but never made an impact; he announced his transfer to UNLV in January after entering the portal last October.