James Empey


  • Conf FBS Independents
  • Jersey #66
  • Class RS Junior
  • HT 6'4"
  • DOB --
  • WT 305 lbs


    Pros: James aligns at Center for the Cougar offense. He is a technically sound player who demonstrates good body control and agility particularly when climbing to the second level. He has sufficient initial quickness after the snap and does a good job on combo blocks in the run game. In the passing game, he demonstrates the ability to anchor and maintain the depth of the pocket. He demonstrates good length and has sufficient level punch in his pass set. He easily recognizes and anticipates twists inside and plays with good technique. He can handle the bull rush at that level but could be a concern in the NFL.

    Cons: He’s a little light for the position and is probably best suited in a run and cut scheme rather than a downhill power run offense. He’s not a great athlete and will need to rely on his good technique and instinctive feel to make up for his lack of good athleticism. He's not a finisher and doesn’t play with a nasty block temperament. His age should be noted, as he is a member of the LDS church and as a result participated on a mission — this is noteworthy for teams that grade age on a curve; there may not be much upside and he may have physically peaked as a result.