Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Scouting Report: Kenny Lacy

Phoenix (AZ) Mountain Pointe offensive tackle Kenny Lacy
Name: Kenny Lacy
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 270 lbs.
Class: 2013
Position: Offensive tackle
School: Phoenix (AZ) Mountain Pointe

Notes: Currently committed to UCLA as of September 10, 2012 . . . Holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boise State, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Purdue, South Carolina, Texas A&M, UCLA, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State, and West Virginia . . . Officially visited UCLA, Arkansas, and Nebraska . . . Will visit Kansas State this coming weekend . . . ESPN 3-star OT, #40 OT, 79 grade . . . Rivals 4-star OT, #17 OT, #175 overall . . . Scout 4-star OT, #15 OT . . . 247 Sports 3-star OT, #48 OT, 87 grade

Strengths: Lanky, athletic body . . . Room to add weight . . . Active feet . . . Athletic enough to pull and block in space . . . Agile enough to help block on screens and reach block defensive ends occasionally . . . Understands footwork and body positioning

Weaknesses: Lacks fire . . . Seems to lack aggression . . . Plays high at times . . . Can get knocked off balance . . . More of a finesse pass blocker than a drive blocker . . . Needs to bend knees more . . . Lacks a great initial punch . . . Needs to strengthen lower and upper body

Projection: Offensive tackle or offensive guard.  Lacy could end up at either position, depending on how his body develops.  He has the body of an offensive tackle right now, and his lower body really needs to get stronger if he's going to play offensive guard.  I think the biggest obstacle in the way of playing time will be his on-field demeanor.  He seems to give up on too many blocks and doesn't show the dominance you would expect of a high-level prospect.  Some of his opponents get pancaked immediately, but it appears to be more because of the sheer size differential than unrelenting dominance on Lacy's part.

Reminds me of: Patrick Omameh


  1. If your comparison is Patrick Omameh... then no thank you. He'd do himself a favor if he signed with Arizona though.

    1. Just stop, so Omameh wasn't Steve Hutchinson, he still played his ass off for 4 years and represented the university with class.

    2. I don't deny that Omameh is someone I'm proud to say represented our university as a student athlete for the face of our athletic program. However, as a fan I want positive results. Contrary to his first team all-B1G selection, Omameh didn't provide many after Hoke came in.

  2. How would you compare him with Dawson?

    1. I wasn't extremely high on Dawson, but I think Dawson is a significantly better prospect than Lacy. Lacy is probably a better athlete, but he's not as strong and he's not as mean.