NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Alec Heldreth, DL, Clarion
- NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Alec Heldreth, DL, Clarion by Matt Anzio
- Player : Alec Heldreth
- Position: DT/DE
- School: Clarion
- Prev School:
- Height : 6’ 4
- Weight: 283 lbs
- Projected Forty : 4.77
- Projected Round
- Hometown: Canfield, Ohio
- Number: 57
- Wingspan: 78”
Stat’s & Awards
- 2018 : PSAC All Conference Preseason All American
- 57 tackles, 12 TFL, 5.5 sack s & 11 QBH
- Player of the week for his Conference had a strip sack for a td for the win vs Gannon
- Led team with sacks
- Accepted Invites to both the FCS Bowl ( Daytona) & The Gridiron Showcase Texas
- Invited to many more including the BGN Combine in Indy.
- 2017: PSAC All Conference
- 51 tackles 8 TFL & 4 sacks
- Player of the week with 8 tackles a FR at Bloomsburg
- 2 Sacks & 2.5 TFL vs Slippery Rock
2015-16 : Played 19 games over 2 seasons for Lake Erie College P.A.
- Lead team in sacks both years in sacks
- Had 49 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 7.5 sacks & a FF in 2 years as a Freshman & Sophomore
Dominant strong D lineman Heldreth is Hungry to make a name for himself this spring.
Small School D lineman who played mostly on the interior because of his size & opponents. Solid size good height at 6’4 with his 280 lb plus frame manhandled Guards & Centers at the collegiate level. Strong lean very hard to move him off the ball. Solid frame both shows upper & lower body strength & burst. Moves quicker than you would think has the persistence needed to be an every down D lineman.
Summary: Has the powerful grab & go to get off blocks with surprising quickness against the pass & run. Has also played on special teams where i watched him block a punt against Gannon University.
Would like to see him against other top talent. Need to see more of him off the edge in a 3 or 4 man front. Heldreth is a DL prospect that has been invited to 8 All Star games in 2018/19. He has obviously caught the attention of many scouts & player personal people. He has accepted invites from the National & Gridiron Showcase. Has the tools needed to be successful. Always when your looking at these smaller school guys there is the question of level of competition. That’s why these All Star games are so important in the evaluation process not just the game but also the practices. Unfortunately due to financial problems Heldreth cant take advantage of every opportunity but do to financial issues glad to see him get a look by NFL & CFL scouts in those 2 All Star Showcases. Know i will be watching the tape Guys like this are why i find this so rewarding. Many extremely talented prospects go unsung every year we can’t possibly feature them all. Can tell from my short conversations with Alec that his passion & drive to play football are for Real. He is a tough talented resourceful humble young man that deserves a shot at his dream. Draft Diamonds interviewed Heldreth in July & i am proud to write this report now in Dec as we try to help him get that elusive opportunity.