WR Tommy Manus was a prospect of the Indoor Football Scouting Bureau http://www.ifsbfreeagents.com who was an NFL combine invite in 2005. He participated in the Baltimore Ravens camp in 2005. The Reports on him prior to the NFL Draft were very promising and one of the reasons why we wanted to work with him to keep him on the radar screen and in game playing shape for an opportunity such as this with Winnipeg.... the following was the scouting report on him coming out of college...keep an eye on Tommy during camp...great kid...we wish him the Best.
Pro Personnel Director
Indoor Football Scouting Bureau
Tommy Manus, WR, Morgan State
Name: Tommy Manus
College: Morgan State Number: 80
Height: 6-4 Weight: 222
Position: WR Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2005
40 Time: 4.55
Projected Round: 7 Stock:
Rated number 31 out of 201 WR's 257 / 1449 TOTAL
Combine Results Pro Day Results
Combine Invite: yes
40 Yrd Dash: 4.55
20 Yrd Dash: 2.68
10 Yrd Dash: 1.60
225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump: 38
Broad Jump: 10'0"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.34
3-Cone Drill: 7.21
Dates: 03/01/2005 03/08/2005
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Draft Scout Sheet
Player School Jersey Year Entered Test
MANUS,TOMMY MORGAN STATE 80 2002
Height Weight Birth date College Position Pro Position
6:03.7 227 WR WR/TE
Bench Press Squat Power Clean Vertical Jump Broad Jump
365 500 286 33.5 9’8?
Arms Hands Time (1) Time (2) Time (3)
Grade One Grade Two Grade Three
2003 Best Games South Carolina State, Bethune-Cookman, Delaware State, Savannah State.
2003 Worst Games Towson, Florida A&M, Hampton.
Body Structure Big-framed athlete with solid muscle tone, good chest, shoulder & arm definition, thick calves & a frame that can potentially carry additional weight for a possible shift to tight end.
General Report 1.36
Athletic Ability 1.2 For a player his size, he shows good quickness, deceptive speed & a good kick coming off the snap. He shows very good ability to stop-&-go and accelerate once he gets into his patterns. He has better straight-line speed, balance & body control than you would expect from a player with his size/frame. he is blessed with above average athletic tools.
Character 1.4 He is a good, quiet kid who leads by example. He’s a good worker who will do what is asked of him.
Competitiveness 1.3 He shows courage to block for the running game and will catch the ball over the middle with good toughness.
Work Habits 1.5 He is developing good work habits on the field and in the weight room.
Athletic Report 1.34
Release 1.3 He shows good ability to avoid the hold-up at the line of scrimmage, using his size & big frame to prevent cornerbacks from attempting to reroute him. He is very effective at using his body to his advantage, creating mismatches vs. defenders with his quick initial burst.
[b]Acceleration 1.5[/b he does a very nice job of boxing out the defender on short routes. He has very natural hands & does a good job of shielding & securing the ball. He uses his deceptive speed well on long patterns & can run by defenders, as he has a very strong kick step & excellent ability to track the ball over his shoulders.
Quickness 1.4 He has a good, quick burst in the short area. He excels at making people miss in space. He will throttle down a little bit on running plays or when not involved in the action, but can flash a good burst when needed.
Route Running 1.4 He shows very good ability to sell on deep routes & good quickness out of his cuts, as he is able to drop weight & settle in the soft areas. He needs a little work defining his routes better (will round some), but he compensates with his deceptive acceleration.
Separation Ability 1.3 He has made very good improvement in accelerating into & out of his breaks. He can run by defenders in the open & has the big frame needed to break arm tackles & move the pile in tight quarters.
Ball Concentration 1.2 He shows very good ability to concentrate on the ball (only one drop charted in games viewed in 2003). He is still learning how to read defenses, but shows a good ability to settle. The best thing about him here is his upside – he gets better every day due to hard work & patient coaching.
Ball Adjustment 1.1 One of his best assets, as he has the athletic ability to adjust to the ball and make difficult catches over the defensive backs.He shows good awareness to come back for the ball when the quarterback is forced to scramble. He has above average athletic ability & body control, along with the big frame, soft hands and assertive attitude to go up & get the ball in a crowd.
Leaping Ability 1.4Another solid asset, Tommy shows explosiveness to leap for the ball and get vertical.
Hands 1.3He is a consistent hands catcher who will use his body to absorb the ball or extend away from the framework to get to the off-target tosses. .
Run After the Catch 1.2He shows above average run ability after the catch. He rarely catches and goes down on first contact, as he runs at a low pad level, drives with his legs, lowers his head & secures the ball to break arm tackles. His big frame posses huge problems for the smaller defenders to bring him down in man coverage. He will usually carry a few opponents for a couple of extra yards. He displays very good wiggle to elude & is a very strong runner with the ball.
Blocking Ability 1.6 He is a willing blocker who will show good toughness, but lacks the ability to stay on blocks. He should over-power & dominate due to his size, but does not extend his arms properly to pester & sustain. He flashes good aggression blocking upfield, doing an adequate job of searching out the linebacker, but needs better technique blocking for the ground game.
The Spruce (Dallas, Tex.) High product began his collegiate career at Fort Scott CC. He originally enrolled at Middle Tennessee, but transferred to Morgan State after his career at Fort Scott for the 2003 season. He led the team with 40 receptions for 578 yards (124.4 avg) and 4 TDs, adding 59 yards on 4 kickoff returns. He has outstanding size & strength for the position & a body frame that could add additional weight for a possible move to tight end at the pro level. His above average ability & quickness for a player of his size creates mismatches for most defensive backs. He uses his hands forcefully to defeat the press & is a very good short strider who has above average initial quickness off the line of scrimmage & when trying to separate on vertical throws. He possesses consistent hands very good athletic ability to go up and catch ball and adjust his body to the ball. He is a bigger target who may be someone who is better suited to be used as an H-back or in the slot. His route running could use a little refinement, but he has enough quickness to gain separation & will only get better with reps & better coaching. Even though he will use his body at times to catch the ball, he has large, soft hands & good timing leaping to get the pigskin at its high point. He is a willing blocker who has adequate hip roll & explosiveness on blocks, but is more of a shield blocker who struggles to finish and stay on his run assignments. He has a good feel to avoid jams with underneath routes.
He is used mostly on short shallow cross routes and shows very good ability to run corner routes and fade routes. He is a tough load to bring down in the open & has more than enough quickness to beat press technique. In an offensive system where he can be moved around by formation, he can excel. His deceptive speed, body frame & long arms allow him to get good yardage after the catch. He has good feet and quickness in & out of his cuts and very good body control on hitch routes and curls. This is a player that should dominate at this level in 2004. Post-season action will determine if he can play at the pro level, but based on athletic ability alone, this is a player that defenses will have to constantly account for.
Statistics Games Played-10 (on offense)
REC YARDS AVG TD
40 578 14.4 4
KRET YARDS AVG TD
4 59 14.8 0
PRET YARDS AVG TD
4 10 2.5 0
Compares To:KEYSHAWN JOHNSON-Dallas.