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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Zane Beadles Utah Offensive Guard 2010 NFL Draft

Zane Beadles heads the Ourlads Scouting Services LLC list of offensive guards projected to go in the top three rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft:

Plays left tackle, but is projected to move inside to guard. Plays in a spread offense. Smooth footwork in pass protection with good body quickness, change of direction, and the ability to redirect and recover. Starts in a preset two-point stance. Plays with good arm extension. Physical, blue collar player that will maul a defender in the running game at times. Plays with a good base in both the running game and pass protection. Quick enough to cut off an inside slant move. Smooth feet in transition on twist or "x" stunts. Flashes an explosive punch. Can run the pass rusher up the field and around the quarterback. Asked to cut block in the spread formation. Rarely overextends as a run blocker. Brings his feet with him. A forced knee bender that stays engaged. Locks on the breast plate and steers the defender.

John Estes Hawaii Center 2010 NFL Draft

John Estes joins Matt Tennant and Justin Walton as draftable centers in Ourlads Scouting Services eyes in 2010:

Plays in the spread offense where he shotgun snaps on every down. Explosive punch in pass protection. Quick hands with the ability to create separation. Physical player with quick feet to balance, slide, and adjust his blocks on the defender. Gains an advantage with his active feet. Moves his feet on contact. Good knee bend with a strong two arm extension lockout. Effective helping his guards inside in pass protection. Has the physical tools to play on the line of scrimmage and not get knocked back. Maintains position on pass rusher and is alert to blitzes. Can anchor and stop a charge. Rarely does he get driven back. Struggles at times on angles to cut off pursuit on the second level. Has the lateral agility and quickness versus a slant move.

Justin Walton Baylor Center 2010 NFL Draft

Justin Walton is one of the top centers that will be drafted in 2010 NFL Draft. What Ourlads Scouting Services LLC has to say:

A three-year starter that transferred from Arizona State. Has done both the shotgun snap in the spread and conventional snap to the quarterback under center. Position/wall off type blocker. Creates inside running lanes by turning the down defender. Solid on the block back or "choke" block. Plays on his feet. Good agility and balance in close quarters. Plays with a good base and works to finish his blocks. Will drop his head at times in pass protection but generally slides and adjusts his mirror to wall off defender. Good hand quickness to lock out and position hands on the breast plate and get push on his target. Strong and crafty, but needs to be more consistent with his ability to recover and anchor in pass protection.

Matt Tennant Boston College Center 2010 NFL Draft

Matt Tennant leads the list of top center prospects heading into the 2010 Draft according to Ourlads Scouting Services LLC. What Ourlads has to say:

Three-year starter in a zone blocking scheme. Has done it all. Snapped in the spread, shotgun, and conventional formations. A physical player that is mobile and stays on his feet. Works his feet on contact. Sudden first step quickness to gain position and control of the defender. Effective on pulls coming out easy on his initial move with quickness and snap. Accelerates quickly and has the ability to adjust on the move and in space. Plays with good awareness to pick up a blitz and help guards in pass protection. Keeps his feet and stays up on block on the second level linebackers. Keeps his feet in traffic. Good agility and balance. Needs to gain weight and get more overall body strength to handle nose tackles.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Patrick Robinson Florida State Defensive Cornerback 2010 NFL Draft

Patrick Robinson, Florida State is one of the top rated big corners available for the 2010 NFL according to Ourlads Scouting Services LLC:

Thirteen starts over the past two years. Big corner that is physical and can run. Plays the boundary corner and is alert enough to use the sideline as the 12th man in the running game. Intercepted six passes in 2007, including one each in five consecutive games. Has made big plays over his career, including blocking PATs that were returned for scores. Has the speed to run backs down from behind. Takes good pursuit angles on plays away from him. A good athlete with foot quickness and hip flexibility. Good change of direction and recover ability. He can stick his foot in the ground and drive off quickly. Sticky man cover ability. Flashes a quick burst and acceleration speed. Appears to have a strong upper body. Locks out his arms and separates from blockers. Good on run support. Willing tackler that will wrap up. Shows good awareness to recognize offensive set tendencies and react quickly to his keys. Plays with poise and confidence.

Sergio Kindle Texas Outside linebacker 2010 NFL Draft

Sergio Kindle has the raw talent to be an All Pro outside pass rusher according to Ourlads Scouting Services LLC:

A talented but troubled pass rusher that will be a two-year starter if he makes it through the 2009 season without incident. He crashed his car into an apartment building in June. In 2007 he was arrested on a drunken driving charge. Could contribute as a pass rushing defensive end or a strong side linebacker on the next level. A high maintenance player that tallied 10 sacks and 12 ½ tackles for loss. A good athlete that has natural edge pass rushing ability. Sudden first step quickness. Can accelerate off a block and burst to the ball carrier. Out of control as a tackler at times. He must be accounted for in an offense’s blocking schemes. Could be a dominating 3-4 edge pass rushing right end if he grows up.

Micah Johnson Kentucky Inside linebacker 2010 NFL Draft

Micah Johnson,University of Kentucky is one of the top rated senior inside linebackers coming out for the 2010 Draft according to Ourlads Scouting Services LLC :

Two-year starter that was active and productive despite a high ankle sprain that hindered him the last part of the 2008 season. A big inside linebacker that can run and work downhill. Has good coverage awareness. Experienced in both man-to-man and zone coverage. A good wrap up tackler that plays square to the line of scrimmage and keeps leverage on the ball. Good lateral agility and quickness to play down the line of scrimmage. Runs through his tackles with a thud. Works to finish pursuit and plays to the whistle. Good anticipation and instincts. A take-on linebacker that doesn’t stay blocked. Plays with a good base and has the quickness to slip blocks. Has the strength to separate. Gums up the inside running lanes and is an effective blitzer. He doesn’t jump around. Sees ball, it registers and he reacts quickly.

Brandon Spikes Florida Inside linebacker 2010 NFL Draft

Brandon Spikes is the top inside senior linebacker according to Ourlads Scouting Services LLC summer grades:

Three-year starter with good instincts and the tools to star on Sunday. Collision tackler that is always around the ball. Opponent’s game plan for him is to try and wall him off and cut him. Had four interceptions returning two for touchdowns. Runs through ball carrier when tackling. Active in both the run game and pass coverage. Can run with backs in man to man coverage. Quick to break up on the ball in front of him. Scrapes quickly to the outside and cuts off the backs’ angles. Works his way through traffic and can hold his ground on plays directly at him. Tough, aggressive, and competitive. Plays with knee bend and has the quickness to shuffle and make plays parallel to the line of scrimmage. Strong enough to tackle the ball carrier and the blocker. Productive with 224 tackles over the past two years.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Terrence Cody Alabama Nose Tackle 2010 NFL Draft

Terrence Cody may become a hot commodity with all the 3-4 teams if he gets himself in shape. The San Diego Chargers are suffering on defense because of the season ending injury to Nose tackle Jamal Williams. The way Ourlads Scouting Services LLC sees Cody:

Junior college transfer. Will be a two year starter for the Tide. A two-down run player that occupies space and blockers. Wide body that can stack at the point. Can be tripped up with low and reach blocks. Comes off the ball high. Strong to neutralize and control blocks. Can stack a double team at the line of scrimmage. Marginal agility and ability to change direction. Can be explosive in a small area. Battles in close quarters. Strong upper body. Thick waist and lower body. Gets upfield push. Also used as a lead blocking back at times.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Corey Wootton Northwestern Defensive End 2010 NFL Draft

Corey Wootton is working his way back from his torn ACL and will not be 100% until 2010. However, he was Ourlads Scouting Services LLC top rated 4-3 end heading into the fall:

Four-year starter that was voted the team’s most valuable player in 2008. Tore his right ACL in the fourth quarter of the 2008 Alamo Bowl. Had surgery on January 15th. Received a medical hardship year for 2005 because of a neck injury. Productive over his career. Had 10 sacks and 16 tackles for loss in 2008. A good effort player that draws several holding calls a year. A good athlete with lateral quickness to skate down the line of scrimmage. Uses his long arms to pull and jerk offensive tackles. Will use double moves to rush the passer. Good first step quickness. Big hands to control and disengage the blocker. Has the feet to move and separate from a block. Good use of hands. Experienced in zone drops to get underneath the out patterns in the flat. Needs more upper body strength to consistently stack and control the blockers.

Sean Weatherspoon Missouri Outside linebacker 2010 NFL Draft

Ourlads Scouting Services LLC top outside linebacker heading into the fall:

Three-year starter that got some playing time as a freshman. An outstanding athlete that can run and play sideline to sideline. Productive with 282 tackles over the past two years to go along with 28 tackles for loss and eight sacks. He also had two interceptions he returned for touchdowns. Mentally and physically tough. He is instinctive, smart, and competitive. Explosive run through target type hitter. Wrap tackler in the open field. A three-down linebacker that is versatile enough to play inside or outside in any scheme. Plays square to the line of scrimmage. Can play coverage or blitz from a variety of positions. Has a burst to the ball carrier. Intense and focused. Plays with good knee bend and shoots his hands to get under and leverage the offensive lineman. Rarely gets caught up in traffic.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Jared Odrick Penn State Defensive Tackle 2010 NFL Draft

Film study on Jared Odrick this past summer brings Ourlads Scouting Services LLC to conclude with a strong senior year the second round might be his landing spot:

Three-year starter that is versatile enough to be a 4-3 tackle or a 3-4 end. A disruptive player that gets upfield pressure. Instinctive to diagnose play after controlling opponent. Quick to find the ball. Feels pressure and reacts on the move. Reacts to angles and combination blocks. Sudden first step quickness. Plays the run with stout inline strength. Quick to stack and shed. Uses the arm over move rushing the passer. Fights through blocks and is strong at the point of attack. Hustles to get in on play. Will finish pursuit. Gets his hands up as a pass rusher. Can push the pocket if he bends his knees and plays with leverage. Effective on twist stunts. Naturally strong. Usually double teamed. Thick lower body.

Arthur Jones Syracuse Defensive Tackle 2010 NFL Draft

The way Ourlads Scouting Services LLC sees Arthur Jones heading into his senior season:

Three-year starter that plays hard and controls his area of responsibility. Takes good downfield pursuit angles on plays away. Hustles downfield on passes. Finishes plays. Can stop and stack plays at the point of attack. Quick to shed and locate the ball. Good lateral quickness down the line of scrimmage. Can push the pocket. Uses his hands and leverage to his advantage. A former state champion wrestler. Relentless in his play. Makes several "hustle" plays. Good intensity and production. Can be single blocked at times if he gets too high. Gets his hands up rushing the passer. Has experience in zone coverage drops. Made 15 tackles against Notre Dame last fall including 1 ½ sacks and 4 tackles for loss. Had surgery in February of 2009 for a torn pectoral muscle.

Ndamukong Suh Nebraska Defensive Tackle 2010 NFL Draft

Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska Ourlads Scouting Services LLC top rated defensive tackle:

Three-year starter that led the team in tackles. His last name is pronounced "Sue." His first name, Ndamukong, means "house of spears." Plays left defensive tackle. Has long arms and a big thick body. Explosive strength at the point of attack. Exceptional use of hands and arms. Can two gap. Can’t be single blocked. Strong hands to control the blocker. Doesn’t stay blocked. Quick to shed. Sudden punch and separation. Has the strength to pull and jerk. Quick arm over moves. Has a bag of tricks to rush the passer. Usually double teamed and chipped. A good athlete that can push the pocket and defeat the blocker. Has two interceptions for touchdowns and has caught a touchdown pass after lining up at fullback. Instinctive with quick reactions. Can feel pressure and react on the run. Outstanding balance and agility. A wrap up tackler in the open field when dropping on a zone blitz. Keeps leverage on the ball. A playmaker that dominates his competition. Nebraska rarely subs. Plays hard the whole game.

Ciron Black LSU Offensive Left Tackle 2010 NFL Draft

The way we see Ciron Black:
A four-year starter that red-shirted his freshman year. All four years the massive giant with long arms started at left tackle. Plays with a good base in the running game. Looks the part with his thick butt and legs. A mauler in the run game that needs to improve his use of hands as a pass protector and a run blocker. Has a tendency to have technique breakdowns in the heat of the battle and just horse collar an edge pass rusher. Question functional play strength at times. Shows the attitude and aggression to stay square and run the defender up the field or shadow a pass rusher. Good body control for a big man on pulls. Needs to improve his footwork as he has a tendency to get his feet crossed at times. Raw talent.

Trent Williams Oklahoma Left Offensive Tackle 2010 NFL Draft

Four-year starting experience. Played right tackle in 2008, but will be featured as a left tackle in 2009. Plays in a spread offense at times in a two-point preset stance. Can extend his arms and lock out to punch and force separation. Can sit down and stop a charge. Plays with a good base. Mirrors his man with good head position, quickness, and balance in pass protection. Effective to seal on down blocks. Will waist bend and get lazy feet at times in pass protection but has the ability to redirect with natural body control. Can cut edge rusher quickly on flat passes. More of an angular body build lacking the thickness in the lower body. Athletic in space with the ability to adjust and sustain his target on the move. Stays balanced with good knee bend and the change of direction. Shortcomings include his ability to wall off high motor double move edge pass rushers, inconsistent finish on his blocks, and his lack of violence and intensity in his play.

Russell Okung Oklahoma State Left Offensive Tackle 2010 NFL Draft

Ourlads Scouting Services LLC The way we see Russell Okung:

A four-year starter that is as talented as any left tackle in the 2010 draft. Plays with good knee bend and base. Athletic and equally as productive as a run blocker or pass protector. Long arms and big hands to lock out and control a pass rusher. Effortlessly works the pass rusher up the field past the quarterback. Will use his hands to maul and engulf a defensive tackle. Demonstrates the ability to redirect and shift weight quickly. Sudden to pivot and turn then run. An explosive knee bender that can shock, control, and drive his target. Takes good angles to the second level to wall or cut off pursuit. Good body control, quickness, agility, and balance to sustain his blocks. Brings his feet when he comes off the ball. Can snap his hips and dominate his man. Effective player that has the physical tools to start on the next level. One hole in his game that could be improved is his ability to finish his blocks more consistently.

Anthony Mc Coy Southern California Tightend 2010 NFL Draft

Two-year starter that was the backup tight end as a freshman. A hand catcher that will reach and extend for the ball. Plays both in the slot and in the conventional tight end area. Long arms. Aggressive blocker in the run game. Stays engaged and works to finish. Quick to reach and cut on the backside away from play. Will catch the ball in traffic and is athletic after catch. Good open field instincts, acceleration and stop and go quickness. Can make the tough catch and hold the ball on contact. No hold up coming off the line of scrimmage. Good body control in and out of routes. Fluid, not stiff or mechanical. Can separate from a safety or linebacker and get open. Has an injury history. As with most Trojan tight ends, he is high maintenance. Suspended in the spring for missing classes.

Mark Herzlich Boston College Outside linebacker

The 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference's defensive player of the year Mark Herzlich announced this week that he is cancer free. The physical outside linebacker was Ourlads Scouting Services LLC top 3-4 rush linebacker heading into the fall. Herzlich was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma a malignant tumor most often found in bone or soft tissue. Early detection reportedly contributed to the success of treatment. The productive defender had a sensational junior year with 110 tackles, 6 interceptions, 8 passes broken up, 2 caused fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries. He announced that he will play next year at Boston College and enter the 2011 draft.

Bryan Bulaga Iowa Junior Offensive Tackle

Iowa's Bryan Bulaga one of the nation's top junior NFL left offensive tackle prospects returned to practice after missing the Iowa State, Arizona and Penn State games with a thyroid condition. The 6-6, 320 pound three year starter and all-Big Ten tackle may play against the Hawkeyes next opponent Arkansas State (10/3/09) according to head coach Kirk Ferentz. Ourlads Scouting Services LLC does not comment on underclassmen in regards to their draft status until they have filed their official papers with the NFL office in January.

Important NFL Dates:

OCTOBER 20-Trading deadline.
JANUARY 3 -Final week of the regular season.
JANUARY 9-10 Wild-card playoffs.
JANUARY16-17 Divisional playoffs.
JANUARY 24 Conference championships.
FEBRUARY 7 Super Bowl XLIV-Miami.
MARCH 5 Free agency period starts.
APRIL 22-23-24 2010 NFL DRAFT-In July NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the Draft will be held over three days and on prime time television. The first round will get things rolling on Thursday night. Friday, teams will be drafting the second and third rounds. Saturday will conclude the draft with rounds four-seven.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Taylor Mays, Southern California Free Safety 2010 NFL Draft

Taylor Mays is a height, weight and speed athlete that will get a look at both strong and free safety.The way we see him after summer film study.

Four-year starter whose father, Stafford Mays, played eight years in the NFL as a defensive lineman. Big, fast, and an explosive hitter. When he’s dropped down in the box, he’s another linebacker. A middle of the field enforcer type safety that can run sideline to sideline. Competitive with physical toughness and the willingness to initiate contact. Plays at a high level of competency. Will light you up as a tackler, but does not always wrap up. He expects the velocity of his impact hit will get a ball carrier down. Has rare catch-up speed. Recognizes and reacts to run or pass quickly. Productive in run support. Willing to force. An aggressive train wreck type hitter that attacks the line of scrimmage. Plays off the blocker and makes the tackle in the open field. Can match up with receivers nose to nose. A confident player that closes quickly on the ball. Inconsistent to play the ball in the air.

Jordan Shipley Texas Wide Receiver 2010 NFL Draft

Jordan Shipley, Longhorn wide receiver and return specialist is one of Ourlads top receivers in 2009. The way we see him:

Received a sixth year from the NCAA after red-shirting in 2004 because of left knee surgery. Missed all 12 games in 2005 due to a right hamstring injury. Possesses outstanding natural hands and is a skilled route runner. Returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown against Oklahoma. Three year starter makes the tough catch. Can adjust to a poorly thrown ball. Holds the ball on contact. Good agility and body control. Forces separation with the defensive back. Good open field instincts after he catches the ball. Competitive receiver that is consistent without the ball. Good effort as an inline blocker. Plays fast. Can make the deep overhead catch. Caught 89 passes for 1060 yards and 11 touchdowns. Averaged 10.2 yards on 6 punt returns and 26.3 yards on 15 kickoff returns.

Brandon LaFell LSU Wide Receiver 2010 NFL Draft

Brandon Lafell, Ourlads Scouting Services LLC top senior wide receiver:

Three-year starter with explosive speed. Can play all the receiver positions and stretch the secondary as a deep threat. A tall athletic receiver that is a big target on inside routes. Physically big enough to break a tackle and deliver a blow into a defender. Has long arms and big hands. A willing blocker that can adjust on the move. Somewhat of a long strider, but is quick enough to get off press coverage. Good body control when making a catch. Has courage, concentration, and production between the hash marks. Holds the ball on contact. A big target that will battle a defensive back. He won’t turn down the ball. Good reactions in a combative environment. Played with young and inexperienced quarterbacks and made catches any way that he could…hands, cradle, body, and wrist.

Charles Scott LSU 2010 NFL Draft

What we said about LSU running back Charles Scott heading into his senior season:

The bruising runner is a two year starter. Rotated his first two years and averaged over 6.5 yards per carry in mop up duty. As a junior he rushed for 1174 yards and 18 touchdowns. Runs from the "I" formation and hits the crease with body lean, strength, and power. A tackle to tackle runner that lowers his pads and runs hard. Anticipates his cuts without a loss of speed. Has talent, production, and good running skills for a big back. Drives legs on contact and gains yards with effort, leverage, and strength. Can get the tough two and three yards. Strong short yardage runner that is not easy to tackle. Good hands with the ability to catch all routes and production as a receiver. A feature back that can cut and finish his runs.

C.J. Spiller Clemson 2010 NFL Draft

Ourlads Scouting Services LLC take on C.J. Spiller:

A bolt of lightning type runner that is a threat to score as a receiver, ball carrier, and return specialist. For all practical purposes, will be a four year starter after the 2009 season. His first three years he rotated with Cleveland draft choice James Davis. Plays in a one-back spread offense. Prior to this fall he is the all-time, all purpose yards leader at Clemson. With 921 yards, he will be the most productive Atlantic Coast conference performer in all purpose yards. This is a football player that is also a track All-American. He displays good vision and cut back ability. Productive run skills both inside and on the perimeter. Displays rare quickness to make the first tackler miss. Quick reactions to make positive yards on a poorly blocked play. Has the hands to catch all pass routes with good eye-hand coordination. A clutch player that can make a play in crucial situations. As a kickoff return specialist he shows an instant burst and acceleration. As a punt returner he can take one step and go, or uses his stop and go moves to make defenders miss. Finishes his runs with strength and determination. Academic All-ACC.

Colt McCoy Texas NFL 2010 Draft

Ourlads Scouting Services LLC take on Colt McCoy:

Will be a four-year starter in the Longhorn spread offense attack. In 2008 he set the NCAA single season record for completion percentage at an unbelievable 76.7 percent. Was the team leader in rushing with 561 yards and 11 touchdowns. Plays with good pass protection and a clean pocket. Steps into his throws. Accurate on the move on roll out and dash type patterns. Rolls away from pressure in the red zone. Throws an inordinate amount of horizontal ball control pass routes. Plays a lot of pitch and catch with wide open receivers. Rarely does he laser the ball through a tight window in the defense. Good height for the position and has functional playing speed and quickness. A right handed passer with good athletic ability and a quick release. As mentioned previously, ultra accurate on short and medium patterns. A tough kid that can take a hit. Shows good leadership, consistency, and discipline with the football. Makes solid decisions. Has a natural feel in the passing game to anticipate and time up his passes. Arm strength to make a big play in the red zone when the window of opportunity is small is still questionable.