Kory Sperry Scouting Report

By Michael Pierce

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Sperry Kory Colorado State TE 5.6
Last Name First Name College Position Final Grade
6'5" 238 4.77
Height Weight 40 Time
Q.A.B 6.5

Quick Feet 6.5

C.O.D 6.5

Flexibility 6.5

Coordination 6.5

Sperry is a very good athlete who shows very good quickness and agility. His quick feet and ability to change directions allows him to gain separation as well as be effective in space blocking, receiving, or making people miss. He shows very good body control in traffic and space to adjust to the ball and make tough catches.
Toughness 5.0

Clutch Play 5.0

Production 5.0

Consistency 4.5

Team Player 5.5

Pride/Quit 5.5

Sperry is not a physically dominant TE, he is much more of a finesse type player. His production is adequate but definitely not eye popping. Sperry's effort and production is very inconsistent; he does not give nearly as much effort in the blocking game as he does in the receiving game. With that being said, it begs to question him as a team player and his overall pride and desire.
Learn/Retain 5.5

Inst/Reaction 5.5

Concentration 5.5

Sperry has a fairly good understanding of the passing game, but does need to improve his reading and awareness of zone defenses. His instincts and reactions need help, especially in the blocking game. Sperry's concentration slides at times causing him to read the defense wrong or completely miss his blocking assignment.
Body Type 6.5

Durability 5.5

Explosion 4.5

Play Strength 4.5

Sperry does have good size for a TE but does need to improve on muscle mass and strength. His durability is a little bit of a question since he did have a torn ACL in 2007. Sperry is not an explosive or strong player and will definitely struggle blocking in the NFL against bigger stronger defenders.
6.5 HANDS Very good/uses hands well away from body 225 Reps:


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6.5 INITIAL QUICKS Very quick first step off the ball
6.5 REL. OFF LINE Uses hands and quickness together well to get off ball clean
6.0 PATTERNS Solid/but needs to be more consistent with footwork to help his cutting ability
6.5 ADJUST ABILITY Very good body control/adjusts to the ball very well
6.0 DEEP THREAT Has solid straight line speed to test NFL defenders in the seam
6.0 R.A.C. Has decent speed and quickness to turn short catches into bigger plays
5.5 RUN BLK IN-LINE Very inconsistent needs to work on technique and strength
3.9 RUN BLK SPACE Lunges, puts head down, and doesn't square up feet to be effective. CRITICAL FACTORS
3.0 PASS BLOCKING Not strong enough/has poor technique Size: 6.5

Athleticism: 6.5

Hands: 6.5

Competes: 5.0

Play Speed: 6.0

Blocking: 4.5

4.5 PLAY STRENGTH Finesse type player not going to overpower many players
5.5 FUMBLE/ERROR Makes mistakes consistently in the blocking game
Sperry is a more athletic receiving type of TE. He displays good hands with the ability to adjust and make tough catches in space and in traffic. Sperry has good straight line speed that makes him a viable threat deep. Sperry likes strength and consistency in the blocking game. He struggles with technique and ability blocking; whether it is in line or out in space. Sperry does not keep his feet under him or his head up which causes him to completely miss blocks.
Sperry lack of strength and blocking abilities is going to cause him to struggle in the NFL. As a TE with the Rams he rarely got down in a 3 point stance and that could cause some troubles for him adjusting to a more conventional offense in the NFL. Sperry's biggest strengths are his receiving abilities as he has very good hands and athleticism that helps him to make plays down field. Sperry is kind of caught in the middle; he lacks strength and bulk to be a real all around TE and he lacks the speed to move to WR, so Sperry is going to have to really work on his strength and bulk as well as his blocking techniques to get a chance to contribute offensively to an NFL team.

Numerical Final Grade Scale:

  • 7.0-7.9 - Pro Bowl potential
  • 6.5-6.9 - Highly-productive starter
  • 6.3-6.4 - Very good starter
  • 6.1-6.2 - Good starting player
  • 6.0 - Very productive backup/may develop into starter
  • 5.9 - Very good backup/special-teams player
  • 5.8 - Quality backup/special-teams player
  • 5.5-5.7 - Backup/project/special-teams player
  • - Backup/scout team

  • Individual Numerical Grade based on a 1-9 scale, 1 (not good enough for NFL) to 9 (rare quality).

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