STRENGTHS - Vallone plays all-out every snap from whistle to whistle. When using his hands correctly he flashes violent hands which allow him to keep blockers from locking on at the POA.
WEAKNESSES -Vallone is a tweener prospect that lacks the bulk to consistently hold the LOS from the interior and the athleticism needed to play in space or attack the edge. He lacks quickness off the snap and struggles to play with proper leverage. Once blockers lock on he is too easily driven out on run plays or stymied at the LOS when rushing the passer, as he does not use his hands consistently and lacks the agility necessary to perform counter-moves. He lacks the speed and foot quicks necessary to make plays in pursuit despite his high effort level.
SUMMARY - Scott Vallone is the type of player you want to root for because he plays so hard on every snap but just doesn't possess the athleticism or strength needed for the next level. He lacks quickness off the snap and lacks the agility and diversity in his movements to be an effective pass rusher. While his effort level to get up-field is obvious, he does not use his hands consistently which allows blockers to get into his framework and control his movements at the LOS. He could get a training camp opportunity because of his motor but teams will struggle to find where he best fits at the next level, and he is unlikely to ever make a 53-man roster.