Scouting Report on Eilar Hardyby Barry Every - 10/15/2010
- SpeedDivision I Player
- SizeDivision I Player
- StrengthDivision I Player
- AgilityBlue Chip
- Ball SkillsBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Hardy is lean with wide shoulders and long arms. His lower body is a bit thicker and more developed at this time.
Needs Improvement: Adding size and strength will only improve the power in which he strikes ball-carriers. He has a tendency to tackle low and use his arms only. Hardy can also work on staying lower in his backpedal.
Most Impressive: Even though he is not a big striker, Hardy definitely is not afraid to come up and make tackles near the line of scrimmage. He has good instincts reading run/pass and takes good tackling angles. His ball skills are above average.
Conclusion: Look for him to redshirt as he gains size and strength. Most safeties get an opportunity to prove themselves on special teams first before seeing the field as a positional player. It is reasonable for fans to expect him to see considerable playing time by the end of his second season.
Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina