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Prospect Profiles-ILB Vincent Rey (Duke)



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I’m throwing this one together a little faster than I generally like to spend on these, but that’s all right. Vincent Rey reportedly had av isit with the New York Giants so I fugred I’d get out some information about him to you guys to see if you are piqued by the giants move in anyway.

Also, I’ve posted a few lately I’m not sure if everyone saw so check down at the bottom for the latest additions and leave some comments!

(Tyson Alalu-a LOT of people mock him to the Giants in round two), Vladimir Ducasse, and Darrel Stuckey are some of the latest additions.

Measurables (

6′ 240 pounds. 4.58 and 4.54 40. 4.20 short shuttle. 38.5 inch vertical. 6.79 in the three cone drill. 20 reps of 225

The three cone drill was impressive.

Jahvid Best had a 6.75 in the three cone drill.

Rey would have been second for RBs. 8th for Wide Receivers, and 3rd for linebackers if he had been at the combine.

He would have been 7th for linebackers in the vertical jump.

Stats (

Career: 322 tackles, 4 FF, 3 INT, 5 sacks.

2009: 90 tackles, a sack, 2 INT.

Scouting reports

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In recent years, one of the Jaguars‘ biggest strength has been the team’s special teams unit. They have been successful due to the accumulation of players in later rounds of the draft that have become special teams aces. Former Jaguar Chad Nkang and current Jaguars Montell Owens and William Middleton are just a few of examples of the parts that have made the special teams unit such a successful one.


In the late rounds of the draft and in undrafted free agency, look for the Jaguars to draft players that have the upside to become solid players at their position while also providing the insurance of being a solid special teamer in the case that their skills don’t project to the next level well. Duke linebacker Vincent Rey is a perfect example of this type of player and could be one that the Jaguars attempt to bring into camp with a late round pick or through undrafted free agency.

That said, don’t think that Rey is nothing more than a special teams player. In his 4 years at Duke, Rey was a three year starter and played in all but one game over the 4 years. His production cannot be ignored as he accumulated over 300 tackles in his final 3 years at the university.

At just under 6’1, Rey has relied on his athleticism and speed to make plays from sideline to sideline. Rey impressed scouts at his pro day by putting on a show that would’ve even raised eyebrows at the combine. His 4.54 40 time would’ve had him tied with Jamar Chaney for the fastest time at the combine if he had received an invite.

The question about Rey is whether or not he has the frame and the strength to be able to shed the blocks at the next level. His 20 reps on the bench press didn’t do much to erase those doubts in scouts minds. If Rey can make improvements in his ability to shed blocks, he could become a Gary Brackett-esque player for the Jaguars

National Football post

Scouting Report:
Vincent Rey: No. 31, ILB, 6-0, 242

A short, undersized middle linebacker prospect who possesses a long set of arms and a thick trunk, Rey has a nose for the ball inside and does a good job reading his run/pass keys. However, he struggles to take on blocks in all aspects of the game, lacks power at the point of attack and can be easily washed out of plays on contact. He doesn’t use his hands well when trying to pick his way through traffic and gets cut down too easily on the inside. Rey has both above-average range and work rate in pursuit, but is easily knocked off balance and struggles to cleanly close on the ball.

He knows that he struggles when asked to stack and shed and will instead try to slip blocks and run around them. He consistently takes himself out of plays, losing sight of the ball. He showcases a good feel in zone coverage and displays the footwork to flip his hips and quickly get out of his breaks to close on the ball. Rey isn’t a physical tackler in any area of the game. He’s more of a drag-down guy, and from a physical standpoint doesn’t have what it takes to find a spot on an NFL defense.

Big Board Rankings and Where the Mocks have him Falling

He’s not going to be very high on Big Boards (he was a 6th or 7th round prospect or FA before the pro day)

Bartolis Summary and Final Verdict

It seems like he’s pretty similar to Pat Angerer who I already profiled. I think Angerer is the better player, but a player like Vincet Rey is an intresting player because you throw a late round flier on a guy who is a pretty good football player and a very good athlete.  Vincet Rey tests better than Angerer did.

They both are a little undersized, and they both had good seasons their junior and senior years after not doing too much before that.

Angerer is stronger than Rey (in terms of bench press reps…and Angerer is just a little more solidly built) but Rey has more lateral quickness, and more 40 timed speed (although, generally Pro day times are faster than combine times). Angerer had better hops (white boys can jump?)

Both are guys who have leadership qualities only one of them on a good team, though.

I think Angerer is a safer pick because he did it on a bigger stage and he was much more productive (135 tackles this past season to 90, and last year Angerer had 5 picks to boot), but Angerer will probably cost a higher draft pick.
So in conlusion, Rey reminds me of Angerer in the way that they play and the difficulties each might have translating to the league. Angerer is a little stronger and stouter, Rey’s a little faster, but both guys lack special size and that could hinder both guys from making an excellent transition to the N.F.L. but it sounds like either (especially Angerer) will at the very worst be a good special teams’ player.

Previous Profiles

DT Tyson Alualu

S Darrell Stuckey

OT Vladimir Ducasse

S Myron Rolle

LB Pat Angerer

Morgan Burnett

DT Cam Thomas

LB Navorro Bowman

Athlete Dexter McCluster

CB Joe Haden

S Nate Allen

Jason Pierre Paul

DT Geno Atkins

DT Lamarr Houston

RB Jahvid Best

OT Trent Williams

Derrick Morgan

OL Mike Iupati

S Chad Jones

OLB/DE Sergio Kindle

Sean Weatherspoon

ILB Sean Lee

S Eric Berry

OT Bruce Campbell

ILB Daryl Washington

DT/NT Dan Williams (Updated with K.C. Joyner’s Draft Lab 2/7)

CB Kyle Wilson

DT Jared Odrick

DE Carlos Dunlap

ILB Micah Johnson

DT Arthur Jones

OT Bryan Baluga

OT Anthony Davis (UPDATED 2/5/10)

DT Brian Price

ILB Brandon Spikes

S Earl Thomas

ILB Rolando McClain

RB C.J. Spiller

S Taylor Mays

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2 Responses to “Prospect Profiles-ILB Vincent Rey (Duke)”

  1. MIAGMAN says:

    Interesting prospect but I really like Jamar Chaney out of Miss State. Kid just ran a 4.44 at his pro-day today. Total meast (man/beast). He has a ton of footage on youtube so look him up guys. Giants personel were at his workout and I have a feeling he could be the pick in the second. I wanted him in the 3rd but he won’t last. Perfect blend of speed and size. Very similar to Weatherspoon but without the first round hassel. Iupati in the first please.

  2. a fan of the small schools I see.

    I’m familiar with Jamar Chaney and am working on his profile already…although from everything I’ve read/seen so far he’s a better athlete than football player.

    Weatherspoon is a very good and productive football player

    Chaney: 89 tackles (only 33 of which were solo), 2 sacks, 2 ff, 2 INT

    no sacks, int, or FF the prior two seasons.

    weatherspoon: 103 tackles (36 Assisted), 4 sacks, a FF, an INT Big time leader. 4 INT last year/149 tackles the year before.

    There’s a reason, to me, why Weatherspoon is a first round talent and Chaney is not.

    I think it’s football IQ

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