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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Glenn Dorsey - Kansas City Chiefs

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about GLENN DORSEY: LSU, 6014 297 5.00. Two-year starter that was the most decorated defensive lineman in college football in 2007. Looks like a better fit in a 4-3 scheme than a nose tackle in a 3-4. Has the strength and explosion to two-gap. Plays with leverage and a strong use of hands and arms. Long arms and big hands to stack point of attack. Sudden to disengage block and find the ball. Strength to pull and jerk blocker. Stays on his feet after controlling opponent. Quick reactions. Reacts on the move and reacts to blocking angles. Unlocks his hips with force. Plays with good knee bend and balance. Competitive and instinctive athlete. Thick and powerful lower body. Clogs up the inside running lanes. Strong wrap tackler that doesn’t lose ground on contact. Ability to control opponent with effective hand use. Usually double teamed. Has the strength and the hand use to separate and leverage the point of attack. Plays with his body square and skates down the line of scrimmage. Keeps feet active. Sudden punch and hand placement controls the blocker. Explosive first step. Doesn’t get knocked off the ball. Quick change of direction. Aware to get into the throwing lane. Quick to back door blocker and make a play on quarterback. First round. (A-35 1/4, H-10, BP-27, 10-1.74).

Friday, December 30, 2011

Draft Rewind 2006 - Maurice Jones-Drew - Jacksonville Jaguars

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MAURICE JONES-DREW: UCLA, 5066 207 4.42. Junior eligible. Three-year starter with exceptional return skills. Lionel James type size and explosiveness. All-purpose career yardage leader at UCLA. Low center of gravity. Good vision to make defenders miss. Shifty and elusive. Runs well in traffic. Agile. Makes you miss in the open field. Good cutting ability in tight quarters. Thick thighs and butt. Power in his legs. Weaves in and out of traffic effectively. Has a burst to turn the corner. A short stepper. Catches the ball in his hands on screens and swing passes. Third-down back and kick returner. Lack of height will keep him in the third or fourth round range. Good adjust to the ball. Quick upfield burst. Intelligent runner. Runs with his pads low. Can get run over as a blocker, but will give effort. Fumbles at times, possibly because of short arms and small hands. Productive. Third or fourth round. (A-28 1/8, H-8 1/4, SS-4.41, BP-18).

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Jacob Tamme - Indianapolis Colts

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JACOB TAMME: Kentucky, 6034 236 4.57. Three-year starter. Good athlete with excellent speed. Ball control tight end. Snappy off the ball. No holdup. Quick into routes. Former wide receiver that runs good patterns. Sudden in and out of breaks. Can separate from linebackers and safeties. Soft hands. Will reach and extend for the ball. Will lay out. Has the speed to split two deep coverage. Can make the overhead catch. Flexible and agile with good footwork. Lacks the upper and lower body strength to block big men. Not explosive, although he shows good feet. Positions and shadows linebackers on second level. Has some trouble adjusting on the move. Plays in the slot where he can create some mismatches. Productive with 56 catches, 619 yards, and 6 touchdowns. OSR:5/ 16. Seventh round/free agent. (A-32 1/8, H-9, BP-18, VJ-30).

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Draft Rewind 2006 - Owen Daniels - Houston Texans

What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about OWEN DANIELS: Wisconsin, 6033 253 4.65. Started 10 games in his four year career. Durability may be a problem with two knee surgeries on his left knee. Has the speed to go down the seam and to run all the tight end diagonal routes. Runs effective linebacker control routes. Former quarterback that had a good Combine workout. Good hands to pluck the ball out away from his body. Runs good routes and can adjust on the run. Big target in the short and medium zones. Shows good strength to run after catch and break tackles. Needs more strength and hand use to control defender as a blocker. Not a smash mouth blocker. Will compete. Good effort player. A smart and heady tight end playing in a run-oriented offense. Fifth/ sixth round. (A-31 3/4, H-9 1/2, BP-23, VJ-34.5).

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Jermichael Finley - Green Bay Packers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JERMICHAEL FINLEY: Texas, 6044 243 4.85. Junior entry. One year starter. Started four games as a sophomore. Long arms. Made 45 catches in 2007 and scored 2 touchdowns. Angular build with fringe speed. Will fire fit and follow through as a blocker, but lacks the strength to get movement. Position screen off type blocker. Quick enough to hook defensive ends or outside linebackers. Had several drops against Texas A&M. Lost concentration and let ball into his body instead of catching the ball in his hands. Good body control. Rounds off patterns. Fluid but gathers to cut. Needs pattern development and learn how to separate. Tries to rely on his athletic ability. Struggles to adjust to balls not on target. Flashes above average skills, but is not consistent. At times looks like a third or fourth round talent, but most of the time a low round draft choice. Needed an additional year. Boom or bust to make a team. OSR:14/16. Sixth/seventh round. (A-34 3/8, H-9 1/4, BP-20, VJ-27.5).

Monday, December 26, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Gosder Cherilus - Detroit Lions

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about GOSDER CHERILUS: Boston College, 6065 313 5.14. Four-year starter. Three-year starter at right tackle. Long arms and big hands to control defenders. Has a frame to carry more weight. Typical Boston College lineman – physical, tough, and competitive. Not always pretty, but effective in doing his job. Feet are more deliberate than quick because of his height. Long limbs. His average foot quickness is a concern in pass protection against speed pass rushers. Has the strength to stop a charge and anchor a bull rush. Can position and wall off in the run game. Can stun a defender and control him with his hands. Gets high at times on pull and fold blocks. Average to recover and redirect in pass pro. Came to the United States from Haiti when he was 14 years old. Probable starting right tackle on Sundays. Played left tackle in 2007 where he was out of position. Can bend his knees and demonstrates good flexibility. Needs work on edge speed and his ability to redirect against two move defenders. Can improve on punching target more than reaching in pass protection. Can be leveraged when he plays high. OSR:15/ 42. Late first/second round. (A-36 1/4, H-11 3/4, BP-24, 10-1.82).

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Ryan Clady - Denver Broncos

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about RYAN CLADY: Boise State, 6061 309 5.25. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Long arms. Plays in a natural knee bent position with a good athletic base. Will get high on pulls and miss his target at times, but stays on his feet. Can hit on the run. Sudden on backside cut off. Athletic enough to redirect and pick up twist stunt. Have seen him beat around the edge or beat inside. Athletic mirror and slide in pass protection. Can seal the linebackers on the log blocks. A knee bender with good flexibility. Seals inside on down blocks. Locks up rush end with hands and long arms. Plays on his feet. Takes good downfield angles. Can be dominant at stretches in a game. Smooth recovery and redirect. Good exchange on stunts. Can slip and seal linebacker in the run game. When he gets his hands on a pass rusher, it’s an immediate stalemate. Sudden to hook an edge defender on sweeps. Effective on long traps. Can read on the run. Solid on blitz pickup. Light on his feet. Total package. Did not work out at the Combine. Pro Day 3/3/08 workout numbers 31/VJ, 9/BJ, 4.71/SS, 7.10/3 cone. First round. (A-36 3/4, H-10, BP-24, 10-1.80).

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Mike Jenkins - Dallas Cowboys

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MIKE JENKINS: South Florida, 5102 197 4.42. Three-year starter. Six career interceptions. Cut tackler, not a wrap up. Needs to improve footwork in man to man coverage. Good instincts, but has consistent breakdowns in technique. Plays corner like a safety, but doesn’t tackle as well. Flashes a closing burst. Can stick his foot in the ground and drive on the ball. Improved in supporting the run but still takes bad angles. Looks like a Cover-2 press corner that could also play off. His hip tightness is apparent in the BTR drill where the times should correlate with the athlete’s 40-yard time. Should contribute on special teams coverage. Has talent but is getting a free pass on numerous shortcomings that need to be addressed and improved upon. Consistency, mental toughness, coverage discipline, and attitude all need an adjustment. OSR:20/32. BTR:left 4.62, right 4.64. First/ second round. (A-32 1/8, H-9 1/4, SS-4.45, VJ-34).

Friday, December 23, 2011

Draft Rewind 2006 - D'Qwell Jackson - Cleveland Browns

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about D'QWELL JACKSON: Maryland, 6004 230 4.73. Three-year starter. Plays with good knee bend. Very instinctive. Every down linebacker with good feet. Explosive hitter that runs through the ball carrier. Takes the back door at times to run around blocks. Sideline to sideline player. Good agility in traffic. Works through blocks and makes plays. He plays square to the line of scrimmage. Downhill player that fills the running lanes. A fast twitch player with good lateral quickness. Slips blocks and can run. Gets hung up on big blockers at times. Athletic and productive, averaging over 13 tackles a game. Always around the ball. Can get out and run. Good field vision and burst on blitz. The team schemes him open to run free. First or second round. (A-30 3/4, H-9 1/8, BP-19, SS-4.37).

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Keith Rivers - Cincinnati Bengals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about KEITH RIVERS: Southern Cal, 6022 241 4.65. Three-year starter. Did not compete at the Combine. Pro day on 4/ 2/08. Long arms and big hands. Solid wrap up tackler. Can run sideline to sideline. Downhill player that doesn’t stay blocked. Physical player that can run and chase a play down from behind. Attacks the blockers with strength and power. Sheds well and can get to the ball. Good range in coverage and is an effective pass rusher. Has the speed to run with backs and tight ends in coverage. A three down linebacker. Good change of direction, but has some lower body stiffness. Vulnerable to play action at times, but can recover with his speed and toughness. Instinctive and aggressive in the run game. Can play over a tight end. Will punch and redirect. Good lateral quickness to work through traffic and make a play. Turns it loose on a blitz. Good hand strength to ward off blocks. First round. (A-33, H-11, BP-24, SS-DNP).

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Matt Forte - Chicago Bears

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MATT FORTE: Tulane, 6013 217 4.52. Two-year starter. In addition he started nine games his first two years. Quick feet in the hole. Good tackle to tackle runner. Eyes take him to and through the hole quickly. Finishes his runs with strength. Big back that is strong and sudden with good balance. One cut runner. Gets the tough yards by dropping his shoulder into defender. Ball security is a question at times. A willing blocker, but is inconsistent on blitz pickup. Good change of direction. A good athlete that is always going forward. Good running instincts and skills. Caught 103 passes in four years. Very productive. Had 2127 yards in 2007 and 23 touchdowns. Lacks the speed and burst to turn the corner. Not a homerun threat but gets several 15-20 yard runs. Durable his senior year. Missed the last three games his junior year with a torn meniscus and PCL. Well built lower body. Competitive runner that runs hard and physical. Drives his legs on contact. OSR:2/ 33. Third/fourth round. (A-32 3/8, H-9 1/4, SS-4.26, BP-23).

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Jeff Otah - Carolina Panthers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JEFF OTAH: Pittsburgh, 6066 322 5.57. Two-year starter. Junior college transfer. Thick upper and lower body. Dominates with power. Athletic on pulls. Can seal the perimeter. Plays on his feet, but plays high. Quick to pull cut block on the backside away from play. Seals off inside with down blocks. Can get push and movement on his base blocks when he bends his knees. Can redirect, mirror, and slide in pass protection. Works to finish. Quick first step into the defender with his head and hands. Will lose base at times if he gets up on his toes. Naturally strong. Explosive punch at times. Powerful hips. Can anchor and stop a charge. Active with his hands. Must play in a bent knee position in pass protection or he can be leveraged back. Has some maul in him. Needs work against wide speed rushers. Physical on screen passes. Has only played major college football two years. An ascending powerful run blocker. Has all the tools to contribute as a rookie. OSR:27/42. First/ second round. (A-35 3/8, H-9 1/4, BP-27, 10-1.88).

Monday, December 19, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Leodis McKelvin - Buffalo Bills

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LEODIS MCKELVIN: Troy, 5102 190 4.43. Three-year starter with good ball skills and a good change of direction. Can make the open field tackle. Quick and smooth pedal. Fluid in transition. Mirrors cuts instinctively. Supports the run aggressively. Hitter. Has return skills. Only two interceptions in four years. Disrupts timing of pass patterns. Sells out on run support. Will take out lead guard on sweep. Physical to take on lead fullbacks. Confident and patient in his play. Plays off coverage and reacts quickly to break up on the ball. Good anticipation. Needs more experience in press coverage. An ascending player that is athletic and fast. Good route recognition. Good ball skills and good footwork. His footwork will be different as a press corner than an off corner, but he learns quickly. Four career interceptions. Returns both kickoffs and punts. Has eight returns for touchdowns (7 punts, 1 KOR). Good lower body strength to break tackles on returns. A good competitor that leads by example. OSR:8/32. BTR:left 4.51, right 4.44. First round. (A-30 1/8, H-8 1/2, SS-4.12, VJ-33.5).

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Ray Rice - Baltimore Ravens

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about RAY RICE: Rutgers, 5080 199 4.46. Junior entry. Three-year starter. All-time leading rusher at Rutgers. Short, stocky compact runner. Good inside vision. Plays in a spread offense, but has experience in the I-formation. Keeps legs driving on contact. Good body lean with his chin over his toes. Low target to tackle. Leaks through holes. Slides to the hole. Good balance. Finishes runs. A north/south runner. Patient runner that cuts off blocks. Plays the best in an I-formation with a lead blocker. Runs downhill with one cut. Runs the isolation with cuts off his lead blocker. More power than elusive to make defenders miss. Runs with strength late in the game. Runs with his eyes and powerful legs. Will bounce the ball outside against lesser opponents that lack speed. Does a good job of setting up blocks. Can hop skip in the hole. Lacks game breaking speed. Fast enough and quick enough to play on Sunday. Not hard to tackle if you can get to his legs. Not an effective blocker in pass protection, lacks strength. Gets driven back. Durability will be a factor. Has carried the ball over 800 times in career over three years. OSR:7/33. Third/fourth round. (A-30 1/4, H-9 1/4, SS-4.24, BP-23).

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MATT RYAN: Boston College, 6046 228 4.94. Two-and-a-half year starter with a record of 24-7 from Exton, PA. Right handed passer. Has the size and arm strength for the position. Plays both in the shotgun and under center. Uses every receiver in offense - backs, tight end, and wide receivers. Usually five receivers are out on patterns. Awareness to throw check down passes to backs. Arm is strong enough to back pedal and still get good velocity on the ball when pocket breaks down. Keeps his eyes down the field. Good vision to locate secondary options. Can thread the ball into a tight and congested window for a completion. Demonstrates the ability to make plays out of the pocket. A better than average athlete that plays in a pro style ball control offense. Good leadership on and off the field. Polished in the pocket. Has a long but quick release. Somewhat of a wind-up. Must be careful not to force the ball into coverage. Threw 19 interceptions in 2007. Can side step a rush. Good enough mobility to make a good play out of bad one. When he decides to run, he runs hard and smart. Good intangibles. Competitive player that is tough and instinctive. Generally steps into his throws if no defender is in his lap. Does a good job of throwing the ball into the middle of the field. Good mechanics. Accurate both short and medium. Placement and timing is good. Was the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year with limited surrounding talent. Has performed in critical situations. Did not play in any All-Star games or work out at the Combine. OSR:11/17. First round. (A-32 5/8, H-9 1/2, SS-4.53, VJ-29).

Friday, December 16, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Calais Campbell - Arizona Cardinals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CALAIS CAMPBELL: Miami, 6076 290 5.09. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Does not have elite edge speed. Long first step. Quicker rushing from the left (2.00) than the right side (2.16). Lacks bulk strength at the point of attack. Wiry strong. Backside chase player. Can be single blocked. Slender frame. Not a quick twitch defender but gives effort to finish the play. Workout on 2/29/08: 5.05/40, 4.60/SS, 7.21/3 cone. Edge speed:left 2.00, right 2.16. Had 50 tackles, 6 1/2 sacks, 12 1/2 tackles for loss in 2007. OSR:21/46. Second/third round. (A-35 3/4, H-9 1/2, BP-16, 10-1.73).

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Brian Orakpo - Washington Redskins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BRIAN ORAKPO: Texas, 6030 263 4.66. Two-year starter. Long arms and good athletic ability. Displays good initial quickness and excellent agility as he adjusted well in space and in the pass rush. Smooth change of direction with sideline to sideline range. Flattens out well against the outside run. Has a tendency to get ridden out of the play. Inconsistent to bend and squeeze to the quarterback in the pass rush. Seems content to run up the field quickly and gets ridden out. Excels when he has a clear path to the quarterback. Can chase on ball away. Struggles when he does not beat the blocker off the snap. Needs to improve his hand use to defeat the block. A natural knee bender that can play low but has a tendency to stand up. Most of his production came when he was unblocked or against a tight end. He made only one play in the Fiesta Bowl. Has all the tools to star on Sunday, but needs technique work. Productive senior year with 42 tackles, including 19 tackles for loss and 11 1/2 sacks. He also forced 4 fumbles. Has an injury history. Edge speed:left 1.78, right 1.88. OSR:4/ 30. First round. (A-33 1/2, H-9 1/2, BP-31, 10-1.59).

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Jared Cook - Tennessee Titans

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JARED COOK: South Carolina, 6046 246 4.51. Junior entry. Started 15 games in three years. More athletic than football player. Needs to improve his blocking and receiving techniques. Long arms and big hands and a frame to gain bulk weight to increase his blocking strength. Former wide receiver. A vertical option from the slot or tight end position. Flashes a burst after catch. Never seemed to get into a playing rhythm with the erratic quarterback play. Lacks consistency in his game. More of a finesse type blocker. Lacks the inline functional strength to control ends and linebackers. Majored in short and underneath routes where he did not have to consistently separate from a defender. Struggled to adjust to an off target pass. Question football instincts, savvy, and intensity. A good athlete that needs developmental time. Was put on the bench in the Clemson game for a backup tight end. May struggle to learn a complex offensive scheme. Caught 37 passes for 573 yards in 2008. OSR:2/18. Fourth/ fifth round. (A-35 3/4, H-10 1/4, BP-23, VJ-41).

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Roy Miller - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ROY MILLER: Texas, 6012 310 4.95. One-year starter. Was in player rotation for three years. Blue collar, high effort player with good athletic ability. Works to finish plays. Quick first step combined with good upper body strength. Good technique player that is always around the ball. Plays low and with leverage. Intense and competitive. Will finish long and short pursuit. Can grab grass and stack a double team. Lacks the ideal girth for a nose tackle. Best fit will be an inside 4- 3 tackle. Good short area quickness. Makes several second effort plays. Has 138 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, and 10 sacks in his career. Good initial quickness. Off on snap. Is always in the right place at the right time. Similar to the Ravens’ Kelly Gregg. OSR:4/ 20. Fifth/sixth round. (A-32 3/4, H-9 7/8, BP-36, 10-1.72).

Monday, December 12, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - James Laurinaitis - St. Louis Rams

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JAMES LAURINAITIS: Ohio State, 6017 244 4.80. Three-year starter. An instinctive three down linebacker that is a good technician. Nose for the ball. Plays square to the line of scrimmage. Good lateral quickness to shuffle through traffic. Downhill player that breaks down and wraps up the ball carrier. Good use of hands to bench press blocker down and escape to make the tackle. Breaks up quickly on a ball thrown in front of him. Will throw his body around to make a tackle. Effective high tackler on the goal line. Bends his knees and plays with leverage. Plays with a good base and the quickness to slip blocks. Generally keeps blockers away from his body. Gets under the blocker. Good open field tackler. Can run with tight ends. Made 18 tackles in the 2008 national championship game against LSU. Sudden to read and react. Explosive hitter. Consistent tackler. Productive and active. Intense. Physically and mentally tough. Loves contact. Focused and smart. Reads quarterback and reacts very well in coverage. Has route awareness. Can play short man coverage. Can run man to man with most tight ends and fullbacks. An athletic blitzer with good instincts to time blitz. Big hands. Shorter arms than ideal. Can use more overall body strength. Sudden change of direction. Two-time team captain. Had 366 tackles, 24 1/2 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, and 9 interceptions in career. OSR:6/ 12. First/second round. (A-31 5/8, H-10, BP-22, SS-4.25).

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Deon Butler - Seattle Seahawks

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DEON BUTLER: Penn State, 5103 182 4.35. Four-year starter. Rare speed gives him a chance. Good athletic ability. Elusive darter that can stop and start on a dime. Catches the ball in his hands. Needs to get stronger to get off press coverage. Gets rerouted and banged around. Tough and physical for his size. Will compete. Needs work on patterns but bends his knees well coming in and out of his breaks. Stays low. Balance after contact. Can gain speed after break and force separation with the defensive backs. Has the speed to run deep. Didn’t play as fast as 4.35. May have trouble carrying his pads. Has open field instincts. Concentrates on the ball in a crowd. Caught 47 passes for 810 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2008. OSR:17/38. Fourth/fifth round. (A-31, H-9 1/4, VJ-34.5, SS-4.49).

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Michael Crabtree - San Francisco 49ers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MICHAEL CRABTREE: Texas Tech 6013 215 4.55 Underclassman. Red-shirt sophomore. Two-year starter. Long arms. Natural athletic receiver. Came to Tech as a receiver projection after playing quarterback and running back in high school. Featured receiver in a wide open spread pass-happy offense. Lined up all over as a slot, Z (flanker), running back, and X (split end). Outstanding suction cup hands, strong and soft. Will extend and pluck the ball. Has a strong upper body. Puts his hands up at the last second to catch the deep balls over his shoulder. Makes the tough catch, low balls and off target throws. Excellent ball adjustments. Good concentration and focus. Accelerates out of his break and creates space. Plays fast. Can carry his pads. Sudden off the ball. Eats up the cushion. Quick ball reactions. Reads and understands coverages. Good vision, body control, and hand placement. Has good timing and leaping ability. Goes up after the ball on fade passes. Doesn’t wait on the ball. Usually played in off coverage, but has the strength and footwork to get off press coverage. Athletic after catch, good speed, quickness, instincts, and production with the ball in his hands. Explosive in his play. Freezes defensive backs with his double moves. Rare body control in the air when making a catch. Competitive. Does major damage on slant routes when he gets inside corner. Was a man playing with boys on his routes in college, but must run sharper patterns to be an elite NFL receiver. Excellent field awareness and of sideline boundaries. Gets open short or long. Competitive in a combative environment over the middle. Blocking is inconsistent. When he is willing, he is very aggressive and productive. To be mentioned in the same breath as Fitzgerald, Bolden, Irvin, Steve Smith, Andre Johnson, and the elite receivers in the league, he will need to take more pride in his blocking. Two-time Biletnikoff Award winner. After his red-shirt freshman year he caught an incredible 231 passes for 3127 yards and 41 touchdowns. Projects to be the next high maintenance receiver to take the league by storm. Did not work out at Combine due to left foot fracture. First round. (A-34 1/4, H-9 1/4, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).

Friday, December 9, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Louis Vasquez - San Diego Chargers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LOUIS VASQUEZ: Texas Tech, 6046 333 5.40. Three-year starter. Plays left guard. Long arms and big hands. Played in a preset two point pass protection and run blocking stance at Tech. Aggressive pass protection and run blocker. Inconsistent to move and slide his feet in pass protection. Will waist bend instead of moving his feet. Thick lower body. Can anchor a bull rush charge. Needs work as a base drive blocker because he never gets in a three point stance. Plays high because he’s always in a preset pass stance. Will struggle against a defensive tackle that plays low. Wall off position blocker in the run game. He also plays with a wide four foot split from center and tackle. Has talent but has unique scheme requirements to overcome. OSR:34/ 47. Fifth/sixth round. (A-34 3/4, H-10 3/8, BP-39, 10-1.78).

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Ziggy Hood - Pittsburgh Steelers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ZIGGY HOOD: Missouri, 6027 300 4.85. Three-year starter. Long arms. Very good athletic ability. Explosive first step quickness. Sudden punch and spin move. Must work to bend his knees to stay low. Tendency to play high. Works to finish the play. Can stuff the inside run and pushes the pocket on passing downs. Good use of hands to slap down the blockers hands. Plays hard. Not easy to tie up on a reach block. Disruptive. Can be an effective penetrating upfield pass rusher type. Has strength in his arms and shoulders. Has physical and mental toughness. Loves the weight room. Takes pride in his position. Gives second effort in his play. Works to finish the play. Sudden move on movement. Has instincts and playing awareness. Plays with good technique but must work to play low on a consistent basis. OSR:1/20. Second round. (A-33 3/4, H-9 5/8, BP-34, 10-1.70).

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Jeremy Maclin - Philadelphia Eagles

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JEREMY MACLIN: Missouri, 6001 198 4.45. Underclassman entry. Red-shirt sophomore. Two-year starter. An electric playmaker with great body control. Can be described as a human highlight film. Complete player. Moved around to disguise him in offense. Plays both sides, inside and outside receiver. Natural catcher. Will extend to catch the ball away from his frame. Doesn’t appear to have any blind spots. Catches the ball over his head and over either shoulder with ease. Makes the circus type catch. Shows a burst off the line to get upfield and separate. Quick out of break. Has the ability to get to a poorly thrown ball. Will need work on deep inside breaking patterns. Snatches the ball on slants and gets upfield. Fluid when running routes off motion. Comes back to the ball. Good adjustments to the ball. Bends his knees and has good hip flexibility. Will jump and make a play over a defender. Natural running after catch. Has open field instincts and elusiveness. Gets to full speed in two strides. Makes the clutch catch in crunch time. Consistent performer that has been productive against good teams. Led the NCAA Division I in all-purpose yardage in 2007 and 2008. Has scored 22 touchdowns receiving, 6 touchdowns rushing, and 5 touchdowns in returns (3 punt and 2 kickoff). Has an injury history that includes a 2006 knee surgery. A natural athlete. OSR:16/38. First round. (A-32 1/4, H-9 1/4, VJ-35.5, SS-4.25)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Matt Shaughnessy - Oakland Raiders

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MATT SHAUGHNESSY: Wisconsin, 6050 266 4.86. Four-year starter that projects to an outside edge 3-4 pass rusher. Long arms and big hands. An oversized linebacker that has good speed and long arms. Can handle and leverage a blocker on his nose. Good instincts and intelligence. Productive high motor player that gives it up from snap to whistle. Tough and aggressive. Good foot and body quickness. Sudden to change direction. Good hand strength to lock out and release. Has the speed and athletic ability to run a play down from behind. Can play on all special coverage teams. Needs more upper and lower body strength. Has an injury history. Plays strong. Uses his hands to separate from blockers. Can’t be blocked with just a tight end. Must be chipped. Gets hands up and bats balls down in the throwing lane. Productivity dropped off in 2008 with 40 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, and 4 sacks. He had 18 tackles for loss in 2007. Recovered from a broken right leg suffered in the off season. May have hit a wall and what you see is what you get. Has talent but he will need to elevate his game to make a team. Edge speed:left 2.29, right 2.30. OSR:25/30. Seventh round/priority free agent. (A-35 5/8, H-10 3/4, BP-24, 10-1.69).

Monday, December 5, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Shonn Greene - New York Jets

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about SHONN GREENE: Iowa, 5104 227 4.66. Junior entry. One-year starter. Greene concluded his career with the best season by an Iowa running back, setting records for yards (1850), touchdowns (20), and tied for the season record in points (120). Doak Walker Award winner. Rushed for over 100 yards in all 13 games. Academically ineligible in 2007. Runs with his eyes. Gets yards after first contact. Can give and take a hit. Finishes his runs with strength, vision, balance, and power. Determined runner. Hard for one defender to tackle him. Stays square to the line of scrimmage. Downhill one cut zone runner. Good body lean and running instincts. Pushes the pile. Good leg drive. Good patience in zone block. Sifts through and finds the open area. Presses the hole. Naturally strong to wear defenses down. Workhorse type back that brings it every down. A North- South battering ram that gets yards after first contact. Uses his power and momentum going forward as a goal line runner. Not shy about looking for contact. Runs with a low center of gravity and a low pad level. Thick lower body. Improved every phase of his game through the year after the one year layoff. Runs out of the ‘I’ formation, spread, and one back sets. Not an outside threat or elusive. Hands are below average, catching the ball out of the backfield at this time. Spent a year at Milford Academy prep school and always struggles with academics. OSR:18/29. Second round. (A-31 3/4, H-8 1/2, BP-19, SS-4.40).

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Hakeem Nicks - New York Giants

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about HAKEEM NICKS: North Carolina, 6006 212 4.51. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Outstanding hands. Long arms and big hands for the position. Productive. Set 14 school records in three years, including the first receiver to break the 1000 yard receiving barrier. He averaged 18 yards in his 68 catches in 2008. Twelve went for touchdowns. Everything is caught in his reliable and consistent hands. Attacks the football with his strong hands. A good athlete with elite ball skills. Reaches and extends for the ball. He doesn’t wait on it. Physical enough to break a tackle and deliver a blow in to the defender. Will use a stiff arm to ward off tackler. Excellent route runner. Sells the route with his eyes. Can drive off his man and set him up. Good footwork and body balance. Can gather and cut. Makes the acrobatic catch (see West Virginia game). Good body control. Makes the over shoulder catch in the post corner look smooth and routine. OSR:20/38. First/second round. (A-33 1/2, H-10 1/2, VJ-36, SS-4.43).

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Malcolm Jenkins - New Orleans Saints

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MALCOLM JENKINS: Ohio State, 6001 204 4.55. Three-and-a-half year starter that has the ability to close suddenly or make up speed. Good recoverability. Can stick his foot in the ground and drive on the ball. Loose hips, smooth and fluid in transition. Can run a back down from behind. Quick to read and react. Thinks on his feet. Quick reactions to play off blocks and make a play. Can turn and run with speed vertical receivers. Keeps position on the receiver and has good leaping ability and timing to make a play on the ball. Willing to support the run. Plays off blocks without getting bounced around. Productive playmaker when tested. Big corner with long arms. Team captain. Good athletic ability. Versatile. Can also play safety. Ball clubs are looking for safeties with corner skills and he fits the bill. He is also comfortable in press coverage to reroute receivers with his long arms. 2008 stats: 57 tackles, 9 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and 11 career interceptions. Consistent performer over his career. BTR:left 4.50, right 4.56. OSR:8/32. First round. (A-34 1/2, H-9 1/4, VJ-33, SS-4.08).

Friday, December 2, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008- Desean Jackson Philadelphia Eagles

Jackson, Desean California 5096 169 4.40 Junior entry. Three-year starter with rare foot quickness. Has instant and immediate burst and acceleration. Dangerous in the jail break screens, hitches, and underneath routes to slip a tackle and take it the distance. Cal tries to get him the ball in a variety of ways. Will reach and extend for an off target pass. Will run reverses to put pressure on the defense. Elusive and speedy. Dependable hands. Quick in and out of routes. Should contribute as a punt returner if he can stay healthy. Not a blocker, tries to get in the way but is not willing. Lacks strength to break tackles or stay on course. Explosive in the open field. Can be routed because of his slender build. Will struggle with cover two press coverage on the next level. Needs route refinement on NFL caliber patterns. Is far from a finished product. Has a load of natural talent but may be in the tub or on injured reserve for much of his career. Durability, strength, and the ability to carry his pads will always be a question. Appears to be injured after every catch. Is he mentally and physically tough? Talent warrants high grade. OSR:18/52. First/second round. (A-29 3/4, H-9 3/8, SS-4.19, VJ-34).

Draft Rewind 2009 - Patrick Chung - New England Patriots

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about PATRICK CHUNG: Oregon, 5112 212 4.53. Four year starter. Productive on coverage special teams. Has some punt and kickoff return skills to bring to the table. Physically and mentally tough and competitive, willing to hit. Quick to read and react. Suddenness in his body. Good tackler. Physical take on guy. Uses his hands effectively to shed a block and stay on his feet and make a play in the open field. Can go nose to nose to jam a third receiver. Plays with good strength and balance. Doesn’t lunge or overextend. Versatile to play either strong or free safety. Has the feet to play man to man coverage. Good stop and go quickness. Smooth in his turns. Good lateral quickness and change of direction. Positive cockiness. Good ball skills and feet. Aggressive in press coverage. Short area quickness. Competitive. Mentally and physically tough. Can play press coverage with balance and strength. Fourth on the all-time Oregon tackling charts. BTR:left 4.70, right 4.76. OSR:13/ 24. Second round. (A-31 1/2, H-9, VJ-34, SS-4.24).

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Percy Harvin - Minnesota Vikings

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about PERCY HARVIN: Florida, 5111 192 4.41. Junior entry. Two-and-a-half years as a starter. Big play utility athlete. Playmaker with rare speed. Built like a running back. Outstanding running skills and vision after catch. A hand catcher with soft hands to snatch the ball. Natural receiving skills. Has the feet to get his body in position to catch the ball. Can catch high, low, and behind. Runs a limited amount of patterns. Will need development on all the downfield routes. Has an upfield burst and strong leg drive. Used on counters and reverses. Threat as a runner. Can make people miss. Flashes blocking ability. Usually has his hands on the ball. Excellent leaper. Can catch a ball in a crowd. Will run crossers over the middle. Can take a hit and hold on to ball. No holdup on the line. Quick acceleration and footwork. Has the moves to elude. Has football intelligence. Most ball clubs want a receiver over six feet unless they are special. Harvin will only limit a great career by his decisions on and off the field. May have to be drafted by a team with a strong locker room. High maintenance player that has a problem with authority. Has an injury history including ankle, neck, hamstring, and heel problems. OSR:12/38. First/second round. (A-31 5/8, H-9 3/8, VJ-37.5, SS-DNP).

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Vontae Davis - Miami Dolphins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about VONTAE DAVIS: Illinois, 5111 203 4.44. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Outstanding athletic ability. One of the best things he does is get up the field to force point quickly. Will play off blockers and tackle. Reacts quickly to run reads. Has the size and the strength to string out the play. More of a hitter and cut tackler than a wrap up guy. Outstanding closing quickness in run support. Gets position on receiver and keeps it in man coverage. Has the footwork and quickness to do this well. Hard to shake. Has acceleration long and short. Not naturally instinctive to run/pass. Needs extra reps in zone coverage. Question ball reactions. Inconsistent in his play and his timing is off. Is in position but doesn’t always make a play on the ball. Lacks discipline and awareness. Has some hip tightness in his turns. Emotional and high strung. Question if he has a love for playing the game and will work to improve his weaknesses. High maintenance player that will only be limited in his ability to star on Sunday by his attitude and lack of coachability. Has NFL DNA as brother Vernon is a tight end with the 49ers’. Has more red flags than the Chinese National Army. BTR:left 4.66, right 4.54. OSR:1/ 32. First round. (A-30, H-9 1/4, VJ-36, SS-4.06).

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Tyson Jackson - Kansas City Chiefs

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TYSON JACKSON: LSU, 6041 296 4.95. Three-year starter that projects to a versatile 3-4 edge end or a 4- 3 tackle. Does not always play to his athletic numbers. Has a ton of God-given abilities but only uses it in flashes. Very athletic for a big man. May be asked to do too much and gets paralysis by analysis. Question instincts at times. Looks more like a run stuffing left end. Can hold his ground against double teams. Quick enough to get into the pass rush once he releases. Has quick hands and feet plus all the measurables – size, strength, and speed. Long arms and big hands. Will be drafted as a run stopper, not a pass rusher. He does have 18 1/2 sacks in his career. May be able to take advantage of single blocks and create pressure. Has been durable over his career. Edge speed:left 2.18, right 2.24. OSR:26/30. First/second round. (A-34 3/4, H-10, BP-20, 10-1.72).

Monday, November 28, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Eben Britton - Jacksonville Jaguars

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about EBEN BRITTON: Arizona, 6060 309 5.16. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Played right tackle freshman and sophomore years. Big hands. Good athletic ability. Plays in a two point preset stance. Good punch and lock out in pass protection. Plays on his feet. Forces separation. Good balance and use of hands. Quick feet to shadow and shuffle. Good arm push. Alert to pick up blitz. Has the physical tools and technique. Rarely shaken off by a defensive tackle. Quick enough to cut off an inside move. Leaks through and cuts off pursuit on the second level. Sticks with man with good head position in the run game. Team is more run oriented. Tough and competitive. Smart, aware, and disciplined in his play. Arms appear longer on tape than they are. Above average athlete. Will get high at times in pass protection, but recovers. Rarely overextends in the running game. Not a natural knee bender, but generally plays with his heels on the ground. OSR:15/47. Late first/second round. (A-32 3/4, H-10 1/4, BP-24, 10-1.68).

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Austin Collie - Indianapolis Colts

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about AUSTIN COLLIE: BYU, 6007 200 4.56. Three-year starter. Outstanding production. Led the country with his 105 receptions. Averaged 14.5 yards per catch and had 15 touchdowns. Can make the great circus type catches in his hands. Also took direct snaps from center at times. Competitive receiver that will catch a ball in the crowd. Comes back to the ball. Good route runner. Takes pride in his ability to challenge for an NFL roster spot. Hard working receiver that is just as effective without the ball. Demonstrates the ability to make the catch, secure the ball, and avoid the tackle. Finishes plays and falls forward. Can play in a variety of alignments. Smart. Can adjust to blitz. Well built and durable. Plays fast. No hold up on press coverage. Comes out of turn smoothly with a burst to separate. Will be a 24-year old rookie. Was on a two-year mission. OSR:21/38. Third/fourth round. (A-31, H-9, VJ-34, SS-4.24).

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - James Casey - Houston Texans

What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JAMES CASEY: Rice, 6030 246 4.75. Junior entry. Started 17 games over two years. Played minor league baseball for four years in the White Sox organization. Excellent hands to snatch a ball and demonstrates good body control. Can track and adjust to a poorly thrown pass. One of three players in NCAA history to rush, pass, and catch a touchdown in the same game. Versatile player that moved all over the formation in a no huddle spread offense. Good eyehand coordination. Short arms. Possesses good leaping ability with a 36" vertical jump. No hold up on the line of scrimmage. Good initial quickness. Can take punishment. Athletic and determined after catch. Will give effort on downfield blocks. Plays with knee bend and balance. Rounds his cuts at times. Not sharp. Can separate and get open this level. Some wasted motion in his change of direction. Uses his body to shield off a defender. Needs work as a blocker and in several phases of his game. Not for everyone. Best thing he does is catch the ball in his hands. Caught 138 passes for 1630 yards and 13 touchdowns in career. Went over 100 yards receiving in seven games in 2008. Holds for field goals and PATs. Will be a 25-year old rookie. Mature and consistent in his play. OSR:8/18. Fourth/fifth round. (A-30 5/8, H-9 1/2, BP-28, VJ-36).

Friday, November 25, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Clay Matthews - Green Bay Packers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CLAY MATTHEWS: Southern Cal, 6031 240 4.62. One-year starter. Good size and athletic ability. Quick initial read and react. Downhill ability with good fits to the hole and good instincts. Locates the ball well with good pursuit angles. Throws his body around and is aggressive taking on blocks. Could work better with his hands, but is explosive on contact. Has pass rush skills. Works well versus a tight end with good second effort. Gets good leverage when playing off a block. For the most part is solid in coverage in both man and zone. Shows the ability to cover a tight end up the seam and demonstrates good zone awareness. Needs to see the ball and receiver better. At times gets locked on a receiver in a zone and does not react to the throw. In general, is very active in coverage and shows good range. Works to finish play. High motor player with a nose for the ball. Solid every down prospect that projects as a first day pick. Member of the NFL good DNA club with father Clay Sr. and uncle Bruce Matthews, long time durable league standouts. Will contribute on special teams. Hard worker. Went to Southern Cal as a walk on and has earned his way up the ladder to start. Tough and competitive. Playing linebacker at Southern Cal is like a dog in a meat house, fighting for tackles. Made 65 tackles in 2008 and had 4 1/2 sacks. OSR:2/34. First round. (A-32 1/4, H-9 1/2, BP-23, SS-4.18).

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Louis Delmas - Detroit Lions

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LOUIS DELMAS: Western Michigan, 5113 202 4.55. Four-year starter. Generally a good open field tackler. Aggressive hitter that misses tackles at times because he’s out of control. Strong on run support and special teams coverage. Active in his play all over the field. Takes good angles in run support and breaking on a thrown ball. Quick reactions and sudden in transition. Good short area quickness. Mirrors cuts. Can run with most backs and tight ends. Good range to support the run or cover the pass. Productive with good anticipation. Mentally and physically tough. Competitive and physical in his play. Good lateral movement and foot quickness. Confident player that can bounce back after a bad play. Career statistics include 310 tackles, 12 interceptions, and 18 pass deflections. Has an injury history with a concussion and a right knee injury. BTR:left 4.60, right 4.71. OSR:4/24. Second round. (A-31 3/4, H-9 1/4, VJ-37, SS-4.17).

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Knowshon Moreno - Denver Broncos

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about KNOWSHON MORENO: Georgia, 5105 217 4.55. Junior entry. Started 19 games in three years. Excellent vision and cutting ability. Everything is sudden. Game breaker type back. Can make you miss in space. Explosive through the hole. Legs churn and body spins on contact. Has a lot of body movement. Breaks tackles. Patient runner behind his blockers. Plays with passion and high intensity. Has the playing speed and quickness to reverse his field. Violent runner that hits the hole hard in short yardage and goal line runs. Runs with attitude. Some pick and slide through the inside seams. Can block. Solid in blitz pickups or release. Can block in space. Effective on screen passes. Can catch all the back routes, wheel, check downs, flats, seams, etc. Good eye/hand coordination. Productive as a receiver. Explosive upfield burst after catch. Big hands. Had 498 carries for 2797 yards, averaging 5.6 yards per carry and 30 touchdowns. Had 53 receptions for 645 yards and 2 touchdowns. In high school he was the all-time state of New Jersey leading scorer. OSR:12/29. First round. (A-30 3/4, H-10, BP-25, SS-4.28).

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Kevin Ogletree - Dallas Cowboys

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about KEVIN OGLETREE: Virginia, 6004 196 4.40. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Good athlete with rare speed. Team’s leading receiver. Good body control. Can improve his route running. May not play as fast as timed. Majored in under and crossing routes as a role player in the Cavs’ offense. No hold up on the line. Uses his quickness against jam coverage. Good lateral quickness. Gets back on his route if he’s jammed inside. Catches the ball into his body as much as he catches it in his hands. Played with an inconsistent quarterback in 2008 which may be part of the problem. Has made the difficult catch. Average run after catch ability. Good football intelligence. Can find the open spots in zone and make on the field route adjustments. Already graduated from Virginia. Willing to inline block. Good effort on downfield blocking. Good worker. Slender build with an injury history. Tore his anterior cruciate ligament as a junior. OSR:6/ 38. Fourth/fifth round. (A-31, H-9, VJ-36, SS-4.09).

Monday, November 21, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Alex Mack - Cleveland Browns

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ALEX MACK: California, 6037 311 5.10. Three-year starter. The leader of the offensive line. He possesses leadership qualities and is a steadying influence on the offensive team. Responsible for calling the pass blocking protections in the interior line. Good athletic ability with emotional maturity and stability. Productive and consistent for his position. Powerful and mobile with good awareness and hustle to block on the perimeter. Good effort to finish his blocks and stays engaged with the defender. Plays with a good base after a quick initial first step. Takes good angles to cut off the linebackers on the second level. Plays with a good knee bend and body control. Explosive, smart, and competitive in his play. Can be a dominant player with his strength and quickness. Uses his hands effectively to punch and control target. Plays square in pass protection to wall off and position rusher. Does both the shotgun and conventional snaps. Moves his feet on contact in both the running and passing game. Pac-10 defensive linemen voted him the Morris Trophy, best blocker in 2007 and 2008. Won the Draddy Award for academic excellence. Wrestled four years in high school finishing with a 26-1 record as a senior. Understands the game and can make decisions on the run. Total package, future starter. Did not work out at the Combine because of injury. Late first/second round. (A-33, H-10 3/4, BP-20, 10-1.75).

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Michael Johnson - Cincinnati Bengals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MICHAEL JOHNSON: Georgia Tech, 6067 266 4.70. One-year starter. Long arms and big hands. Rare athletic ability. Explosive initial quickness. Gains an advantage with his first step upfield get off. Physically a Jevon Kearse look-alike. Long neck and long limbs. Tenacious edge rusher. Speed and acceleration are his game. Excellent frame, speed, and athletic ability. Drops into coverage at times. Can turn a corner and flatten down the line. Needs more strength to anchor against the run. Plays high. Can bend his knees but he comes up instead of out of his stance. Lays out to tackle quarterback. Can slap the ball out when he closes on quarterback. Exceptional when stunting, twists, etc. Emotional player. Can get up in the air. Can’t block him with a back. Has an injury history. Projects to a right defensive end. Will guess on count. Had several offside penalties. Best year was 2008 with 46 tackles, 17 1/2 tackles for loss, and 9 sacks. He also batted down 7 balls. Not a hell bent for leather werewolf. More athlete than football player. May be a pass rush specialist only. Edge speed:left 1.85, right 1.96. OSR:3/30. Second round. (A-34 3/8, H-10 1/4, BP-28, 10-1.56).

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Henry Melton - Chicago Bears

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about HENRY MELTON: Texas, 6032 280 4.80. One-year starter at defensive end. Started one year (2005) as a fullback. Projects to an outside linebacker. Jumped out at scouts when they were studying Brian Orakpo. Decent initial quickness and does a nice job attacking blockers. Shows good lateral movement as he consistently flattens out versus running plays. Shows speed to chase down a back outside. Good job in space with good change of direction. Uses his hands well and shows good shed ability with a good punch. Not extremely physical as he will get locked up at times. Does not show an explosive burst in the pass rush. He seems to hesitate and waste movement, even when he is in clean. Not a great finisher, but flashes ability. Is inconsistent as he makes some outstanding plays, but disappears at times. Has some tools to project to linebacker, but is a project. Did not go to the Combine. Seventh round. (A-33 5/8, H-9 1/4, BP-DNP, 10-1.58).

Friday, November 18, 2011

Draft Rewind 2010 - Tim Tebow - Denver Broncos

Tim Tebow is a three-year starter that may be the most decorated football player in college football history. Left handed passer. Plays in an option oriented offense where the quarterback’s feet and legs are key to the offense; the edge type spread-the-field scheme that features option, running the corner, and ball control passing. Big, strong, smart, and athletic with rare intangibles. Rotated his freshman year with Chris Leak. Has directed the Gators to two national championships in three years. Only player in NCAA history to rush and pass for at least 20 touchdowns in a season. Physically and mentally tough. A take charge guy that leads his teammates. Consistent and reliable. Performs under pressure. Plays with confidence. Durable. Can shake off arm tackles and take a hit. Disciplined with the football. Loves to play quarterback. Has a feel for the game. Can make a flat-footed throw with a man in his face. Has the ability to make defenders miss and still see the field. Can make a good situation out of a bad one. Played with a new group of receivers in 2009. A competitor with will, passion, and fire to get the job done. Can read coverages but will work to master the NFL complexities. Throws strikes when he has a clean pocket as a drop back passer, but has the ability to throw on the run. Accurate short and medium. Has a variety of deliveries. Will need to work on all the nuances of NFL quarterback play. Innate ability to respond to change. Elevates the performance of everyone around him. Can shuck pass rushers that try to tackle him high. Not easy to tackle. Good running instincts. Can hit the deep square in and skinny post in the seam. Good poise and patience. Throws a wobbly but catchable ball. Has pocket presence to step up as the rush goes around him. Has touch on swing passes. Part of being a successful NFL quarterback is the ability to throw from a variety of deliveries. Tebow can do that. He does drop the ball down below his waist, then brings the ball up to release the pass. The wasted motion hinders a quick strike through a narrow window of opportunity. Career stats include a 66.4% completion rate, completing 661 of 995 attempts for 9285 yards, 88 touchdowns, and just 16 interceptions, rushing 692 times for 2947 yards and 57 touchdowns. OSR: 1/16. (A-31 3/4, H-10 1/8, SS-4.18, VJ-38.5).

Draft Rewind 2009 - Sherrod Martin - Carolina Panthers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about SHERROD MARTIN: Troy, 6010 198 4.49. Three-and-a-half year starter. Physical play with good speed. Can run with a slot receiver. Active in run support and on special teams coverage. May get a look as a press corner because of size and inconsistent tackling as a safety. Good athletic ability. Reacts well to cuts. Good ball skills. Quick break and drive on the ball in front of him. Good in transition. Did struggle at the Senior Bowl catching the ball in his hands and backpedaling at corner. Had 292 career tackles, 9 interceptions, and 23 pass deflections. Has an injury history including missing the 2006 season with a medical redshirt to have surgery on both shoulders. BTR:left 4.65, right 4.39. OSR:2/24. Third/fourth round. (A-31 1/4, H-8 1/2, VJ-36, SS-3.99).

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Jairus Byrd - Buffalo Bills

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JAIRUS BYRD: Oregon, 5101 207 4.50. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Good sized corner that is athletic and instinctive. Plays left corner. Big strong hands and arms long enough to make a difference. Nose for the ball. Excellent recognition of run or pass. Accurate and quick recognition to what he reads. Disciplined, accurate, and dependable. Versatile. May be a safety with corner skills. Good wrap up tackler. Tough on run support. Reacts quickly to run reads. Has the size and strength to string out a play. Sudden to close. Stays on his feet. Can judge and compete for the ball at its highest point. Always in position to make a move on the ball. Has a burst. Good technique in man coverage. Gets and keeps position on his man. Good footwork. Dependable open field tackler that will wrap or run through you with a shoulder hit. Good hands to snatch the ball. Excellent anticipation and closing quicks. Good range. Takes good angles. Can cover hash to sideline. Knowledgeable in zone coverage about position and responsibilities. Good NFL DNA as father, Gill, was a Charger Pro-Bowl defensive back. Highly productive and active. Had 83 tackles, 14 passes broken up, and 5 interceptions. Has 17 career interceptions. Also will contribute on teams as a punt returner. Did not work out at the Combine because of a left groin pull. Second round. (A-32 5/8, H-10 1/8, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Michael Oher - Baltimore Ravens

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MICHAEL OHER: Mississippi, 6045 309 5.35. Four-year starter. Plays with good knee bend and balance in his base. Thick butt and legs. Inconsistent to stay back on his heels and play with flat feet. Needs to finish his blocks better. Long arms and big hands. Good feet to adjust on the perimeter. Will drop his head in pass protection at times. Locks out and slides his feet. Good lateral range. Works his feet to shadow rusher. Experience at both guard and tackle. Plays left tackle. Has the agility and balance to handle good defensive ends. Feet are quick enough to pick up a pass rush and fold block. Functional strength at the point of attack. He possesses the athletic ability to be successful at offensive tackle. Flashes some sudden impact pop and range. Quick to gain and maintain wall off position. Plays with a good base in both the pass and run game. Can slide and adjust his feet as a pass protector. Note** Michael Lewis’ book ‘The Blind Side’ features Oher’s troubled youth and the hype around the recruiting process. OSR:29/47. First/second round. (A-33 1/2, H-10 3/8, BP-21, 10-1.78).

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - William Moore - Atlanta Falcons

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about WILLIAM MOORE: Missouri, 6001 221 4.58. Started 32 games over the past four years. Had surgery in the spring to repair a torn labrum. Physical specimen for the position. Big, fast, and athletic. Can play the run in the box or play coverage deep. Good anticipation and ball reactions. Has the speed to overlap deep and slap the ball away. Good range to cover the outside thirds of the field. Plays with confidence and attitude. Ideal safety size in a young man that can cover and hit. Has the ability to cover the third receiver. Sure tackler that is heady with the ability to make plays. A tale of two seasons. A strong junior year and an inconsistent and injury-plagued senior year. Loose hipped for a smooth turn with acceleration and catch up speed. During the Senior Bowl week he struggled with his transition out of the pedal to all route angles. The new scheme he learned at the practices may have affected his confidence. Played closer to the line in 2008. Has the tools to play on Sunday. The more complex the scheme, the longer it may take to get him ready to play. Will contribute on special teams. BTR:left 4.58, right 4.50. OSR:5/24. Second/third round. (A-32 1/4, H-9 1/8, VJ-37, SS-4.27).

Monday, November 14, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Beanie Wells - Arizona Cardinals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BEANIE WELLS: Ohio State, 6010 235 4.53. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Power runner with excellent inside vision and running skills. Not easy to tackle. Gets yards after the first hit. Always going forward. Strong enough to break tackles on the second level. Downhill runner that picks up strength and speed as he runs. He has 34 runs of over 20 yards the past two years. Runs high, similar to Brandon Jacobs of the Giants. Plays in the ‘I’ formation, one back set, or off set formations. Rarely dances in the hole. Explosive runner. Well built and defined body. He follows his blockers, but needs to be more patient to allow his blockers to set up. Can carry his pads. He rushed for 1224 yards against the ten ranked teams played the last two years. Rarely used in the passing game, caught 15 passes in his career. Will face up and block in pass protection. Will need work as a receiver but does have capable hands as a blocker. Was a man playing with boys when we first observed him as a high school senior in the Army All-Star Classic. Little has changed in three years. Long arms and big hands. A power back that has had a variety of injuries over his three year career. Durability is a concern, but he is the best back in the 2009 draft. OSR:6/29. First round. (A-33 5/8, H-10, BP-25, SS-DNP).