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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Da'Quan Bowers and Other Defensive End Notes 2011 Draft

Da'Quan Bowers,Adrian Clayborn,J.J. Watt,Marcell Dareus and others...

Junior Da’Quan Bowers is a big active athlete who plays fast. Light on his
feet after losing 15 pounds. He is disruptive, productive, and sudden in his
play. Adrian Clayborn has explosive lower body strength and good football
awareness. Sudden to spin out of down blocks. JJ Watt plays hard and with
passion. Versatile to match up anywhere along the offensive line. Ryan
Kerrigan is ultra productive with 26 tackles for loss, 14 forced fumbles over
his career, and 12 ½ sacks in 2010. Marcell Dareus is built for power. Good
lower body strength. Can be a 4-3 tackle or a 3-4 end. Locks out and controls
blocker. Cameron Jordan plays in a 3-4 scheme that will serve him well on
the next level. Plays with leverage and good change of direction. Robert
Quinn’s game is speed and quickness. Did not play in 2010 due to violating
NCAA extra benefits rule. Jeremy Beal is an instinctive end who plays well
on his feet. Plays with good outside leverage and is tough to hook. Allen
Bailey has played in both 3 and 4 man front packages. Played lower in
2010. Has a tendency to raise up. Can be turned out and walled off if he loses
knee bend.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rodney Hudson and Other Offensive Guards 2011 Draft

Rodney Hudson and Other Offensive Guards 2011 Draft:

Rodney Hudson plays left guard but projects at center because of athleticism,
quickness, and football smarts. Mike Pouncey has experience at both center
and guard. Must work to bend if he is drafted as a center. Physical player.
Andrew Jackson is cut out of the same toughness cloth as Logan Mankins.
Competitive and active in his play. Effective use of his hands in both pass
protection and the run game. Jason Pinkston plays left tackle in a pro style
offense. He has a tendency to play high. Leaks through to the second level,
takes good angles and seals linebackers. Clint Boling plays with good feet
and base in pass protection. Lines up at left tackle. Plays right tackle in the
wild dog formation. Cut blocks on second level and perimeter. Ben Ijalana
plays left tackle but projects inside to guard. An athlete who plays with good
knee bend and base. A dominant player on his level of competition. Locks
out and controls defender in pass pro.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kyle Rudolph and Other Tightend Notes 2011 Draft

Kyle Rudolph,DJ Williams,Lance Kendricks and Luke Stocker 2011 Draft

Junior Kyle Rudolph is projected as the top tight end in the 2011 Draft.
That journey has taken a detour after Rudolph suffered a hamstring injury in
the Pittsburgh game that required surgery. Rehabilitation for tearing the
hamstring off the bone is approximately 6 months. DJ Williams plays well
on his feet. Good effort to block the edge. Snatches the ball in his hands.
Good run after catch ability. Gets open in the short and medium zones.
Lance Kendricks is a move tight end who is a scrappy and effective blocker.
Runs good routes. Cradles and catches the ball in his hands. Luke Stocker is
a position wall off blocker with sure hands. Big target. Fringe speed to
separate from man to man coverage. Weslye Saunders did not play in
2010 due to a ruling by the NCAA on accepting extra benefits. Has talent, but
gave a perfunctory effort in 2009

Nate Solder and Other Offensive Tackle Notes 2011 Draft

Nate Solder,Gabe Carimi,Anthony Costonzo,Tyron Smith,Derek Sherrod

Nate Solder is a long torso, linear tackle with long arms and good feet. Can
sit down and play with good knee bend in pass protection. Derek Sherrod
plays left tackle in a spread offense. A good athlete who plays on his feet.
Locks out with his long arms and controls edge rusher. Junior Tyron Smith
plays right tackle but has left tackle feet. A long armed athlete who plays
with a good base. Shadows a defensive end effortlessly in pass protection.
Works to finish his blocks. Anthony Castonzo is a right tackle only. Smart,
tough, and physical. Can get push on down blocks. Loses his feet in traffic.
Gabe Carimi struggles at times with balance and edge speed. Plays
with heavy feet. Will overextend and go to the ground. A right tackle only.
Castonzo and Carimi will both get a chance to play left tackle.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

NFL Announces 2011 Compensatory Draft Choices

On Friday the National Football League announced the compensatory draft picks for the 2011 season. Here is the official list:

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2011 NFL Draft have been awarded to 23 teams.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four. The 32 compensatory choices announced today will supplement the 221 choices in the seven rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft (April 28-30), which will kick off in primetime for the second consecutive year.

The first round will be held on Thursday, April 28 and begin at 8:00 PM ET. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 29 at 6:00 PM ET followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 30 at Noon ET.

This year, the compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

Three clubs this year (Oakland, Seattle and New Orleans) will each receive a compensatory pick even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents last year. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents lost by these clubs were ranked higher than the ones they signed (by a specified point differential based upon salary and performance).

Twenty-one compensatory picks were awarded to clubs based upon the compensatory pick formula. By rule, 11 additional choices were awarded at the end of the seventh round to bring the total number of compensatory selections to 32, equaling the number of NFL clubs. The 11 additional picks were awarded to Carolina, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Denver, Cleveland, Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee, Dallas, Washington and Houston based upon the 2011 draft selection order.

The following 2011 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

(Note the picks are identified by Round choice/Overall selection/ Team)

Round 3

33-97 Carolina

Round 4

33-130 Tennessee

34-131 Green Bay

Round 5

33-164 Baltimore

34-165 Baltimore

Round 6

33-198 New York Giants

34-199 Kansas City

35-200 Minnesota

36-201 San Diego

37-202 New York Giants

38-203 Carolina

Round 7

33-233 San Diego

34-234 Miami

35-235 Minnesota

36-236 Philadelphia

37-237 Tampa Bay

38-238 San Francisco

39-239 Philadelphia

40-240 Oakland

41-241 Seattle

42-242 New Orleans

43-243 Carolina

44-244 Buffalo

45-245 Cincinnati

46-246 Denver

47-247 Cleveland

48-248 Arizona

49-249 San Francisco

50-250 Tennessee

51-251 Dallas

52-252 Washington

53-253 Houston

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2011 NFL Draft:


Lost: Justin Bannan, Dwan Edwards


Lost: A.J. Feeley, Julius Peppers


Lost: Aaron Kampman


Lost: Wade Smith


Lost: Nathan Jones, Jason Taylor

Signed: Karlos Dansby


Lost: Artis Hicks, Chester Taylor


Lost: Scott Fujita

Signed: Jimmy Wilkerson


Lost: David Carr, Fred Robbins


Lost: Cornell Green

Signed: Kyle Boller


Lost: Jason Babin, Sean Jones


Lost: Brandon Manumaleuna, Kassim Osgood


Lost: Arnaz Battle, Tony Pashos

Signed: David Carr


Lost: Nate Burleson

Signed: Ben Hamilton


Lost: Will Allen, Jimmy Wilkerson

Signed: Sean Jones


Lost: Alge Crumpler, Kyle Vanden Bosch

Signed: Jason Babin


Carolina 3

Baltimore 2

Minnesota 2

New York Giants 2

Philadelphia 2

San Diego 2

San Francisco 2

Tennessee 2

Arizona 1

Buffalo 1

Cincinnati 1

Cleveland 1

Dallas 1

Denver 1

Green Bay 1

Houston 1

Kansas City 1

Miami 1

New Orleans 1

Oakland 1

Seattle 1

Tampa Bay 1

Washington 1



Arizona 16

Atlanta 10

Baltimore 31

Buffalo 25

Carolina 13

Chicago 17

Cincinnati 18

Cleveland 2

Dallas 29

Denver 9

Detroit 15

Green Bay 26

Houston 4

Indianapolis 16

Jacksonville 19

Kansas City 13

Miami 15

Minnesota 15

New England 26

New Orleans 10

NY Giants 20

NY Jets 5

Oakland 13

Philadelphia 29

Pittsburgh 22

St. Louis ** 26

San Diego 17

San Francisco 19

Seattle 18

Tampa Bay 18

Tennessee *** 27

Washington 12


* 1994 was the first year that compensatory draft choices were awarded; ** St. Louis picks include those awarded to Los Angeles Rams: *** Tennessee picks include those awarded to Houston Oilers

A.J.Green,Julio Jones,Greg Little and Other WR Notes NFL Draft 2011

AJ Green heads a list of star quality feature receivers who are underclassmen.
Junior Julio Jones is an Anquan Bolden clone who is big, strong, and runs
physical after the catch. Not easy to tackle.Greg Little did not
play in 2010 due to a ruling by the NCAA on accepting extra benefits. Was
our top senior receiver heading into the 2010 season. Athletic and talented.
Jon Baldwin is a powerful “X” type receiver with long arms and good body
balance.Senior Leonard Hankerson is a long armed
big target who catches the ball in a crowd. Titus Young is explosive in
and out of his cuts. He is also featured on the Boise fly sweep series, running
counters and reverses. Productive over his career with 3000+ yards receiving.
Jerrel Jernigan is the all-time Sun Belt Conference reception leader (262/
3128 yards) and all-purpose yards leader (5971 yards.) A scoring threat as a
receiver and punt and return specialist. Vertical and horizontal threat. Good
running skills with his hands on the ball.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Notes on 2011 NFL Draft Prospects

Quarterback Notes:Cam Newton is a more skilled passer than Vince Young. His athletic
prowess is special. Junior Blaine Gabbert delivers the ball suddenly to his
receivers. No delay. Athletic and mobile. Stands tall in the pocket. Plays in a
spread ball control passing attack. Jake Locker has outstanding athletic
ability and a quick release. May be best in a play action offense. Ryan
Mallett’s best asset is his arm strength and size. He is skilled enough to take
advantage of coverage breakdowns. Christian Ponder has had durability
problems, but like Locker may be featured in a play action offense. A good
ball control passer who is mobile enough to buy time with his feet. Tough and
smart. Colin Kaepernick has good deep accuracy and the arm strength to
throw the deep out. Athletic and nimble-footed to get out of trouble and
make something happen. Will need technique work, but has talent.

Runningback Notes:Junior Mark Ingram has exceptional contact balance and agility in traffic.
Beats the first tackler on a regular basis. Daniel Thomas bookended his
junior year with a strong senior season. Lacks track speed, but makes the tough
three and four yard runs. Physical and athletic. DeMarco Murray should develop
into a solid NFL all-purpose type back that consistently catches the ball in his
hands. Has the speed to turn the corner and return kickoffs. Allen Bradford had
a stretch where he fumbled four times in twenty carries this fall. He appeared to
have cleaned up the ball security problem late in the year, running for over 212
yards and 2 touchdowns versus UCLA. Kendall Hunter overcame an injuryplagued
2009 by rushing for 1516 yards and 16 touchdowns. Hunter has good
running skills, vision, and cutting ability.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Cactus Bowl,Eastham Energy and HBCU Notes NFL Draft

Cactus Bowl…
The Cactus Bowl donates profits to the Shriners’ Hospitals for Children
throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The game was played on
January 7, 2011 at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas. The two teams
feature 88 Division II players from all over the country. The game started out
as the Snow Bowl in Fargo, North Dakota in 1994. In 2001 the game was
moved to Kingsville, Texas – hence the name change to the Cactus Bowl. The
Snow Bowl and Cactus Bowl have one common slogan “the best players
you’ve never seen.” The top prospects who have a chance to be in a camp are:
Marc Schiechl (Colorado School of Mines) OB, 6025, 244, 4.75/40. LJ
Castile (Delta State) WR, 6017, 220, 4.65/40. Jesse Poku (Eastern New
Mexico) WR, 6010, 210, 4.55/40. Fred Williams (St. Cloud State) WR,
5110, 190, 4.56/40. Adam Bighill (Central Washington) LB, 5093, 225, 4.79/
40. Ryan Travis (West Liberty State) TE, 6017, 236, 4.75/40, hands 10”.
Cameron Bradfield (Grand Valley State) OG, 6043, 296, 5.35/40.

Eastham Energy College All-Star Game…
The first year all-star game was held January 23, 2011 at Sun Devil Stadium in
Tempe, Arizona. The Stripes beat the Stars 40-34. Spread passing game
innovator, Hal Mumme, was the head coach of the Stripes’ team. Joe Moglia,
a football coach/businessman who most recently was president and head
coach of the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks, coached the Stars’ team.Adam Weber
(Minnesota) and Jeremiah Masoli (Mississippi)
quarterbacked the two squads. Weber completed 17 passes for 163 yards
and ran for two touchdowns for the Stars. Oregon transfer, Masoli, passed
for 229 yards for the Stripes. Jonathan Williams (East Carolina) 5114,
216, 4.62 was the game’s leading rusher with 72 yards in 11 carries.
Alexander Robinson (Iowa State) 5091, 205 rushed for 43 yards and one
touchdown. Top prospects who have a chance to be in a camp include the
following: Dontavia Bogan (South Florida) WR, 6002, 185, ran 4.52 on
grass, DuJuan Harris (Troy State) RB, 5072, 195, 4.48, hands 10 1/8”,
Will Yeatman (Maryland) TE, 606, 273, transfer from Notre Dame.
James Dockery (Oregon State) DC, 6011, 175, 4.55, Johnny Culbreath
(South Carolina State) OT, 6050, 290, arms 35 3/8”, hands 10”, Cory
Brandon (Oklahoma) OT, 6064, 318, 5.30.

HBCU Senior Bowl…
The second annual Russell Athletic HBCU Senior Bowl is a showcase for
the Historical Black College and Universities senior football players. A
one day Combine administered by National Football Scouting was held
with all 32 NFL teams represented. The players also received training in
the areas of finance, representation, and post football skills. The game
was played on 12/18/10. The format was East versus West. All players
who participated are draft eligible seniors. Two players were drafted and
16 signed free agent contracts from the 2009 game. The proceeds from the
game will benefit the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The top prospects
who have a chance to be in a camp are: DeAngelo Branche (Norfolk
State) RB, 5103, 195, 4.55, Dejuan Fulghum (Texas Southern) OB,
6000, 230, 4.69, Malcolm Jenkins (Elizabeth City State) OB, 6034,
230, 4.80, David Mims (Virginia Union) OT, 6083, 350, 5.75, arms 36
½”, hands 9 3/8”, Ricardo Lockette (Ft. Valley State) WR, 6021, 207,
4.55, arms 33 ½, hands 9 7/8”, Ibrahim Abdulai (Arkansas-Pine Bluff)
DT, 6022, 311, 5.20, arms 32 ¼”, hands 9 1/8”.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nathan Enderle and Other Notes 2011 NFL Draft

Nathan Enderle and Other Notes 2011 NFL Draft

Roberto Davis (NW Missouri State) DE/OB, 6022, 247. Hands 10”. Voted Defensive
MVP of the game. Has the quickness to get around the edge and pressure
the quarterback. Plays low and can leverage the blocker. A good
developmental 3-4 rush linebacker. Corbin Bryant (Northwestern) DT,
6041, 302. Productive in the game with a tackle for loss and a sack. Can
split a double team. Jeremy Ross (California) WR, 5117, 212. Looked
like he was coached in all the fine points of receiver fundamentalgood
routes. Was quick with his hands and could make the off target catch.
TJ Yates (North Carolina) QB, 6035, 221. Hands 10 1/8”. Athletic enough
to extend the play. Good timing on quick slants. Threw into a crowd and
ball was intercepted. Better than average arm strength. Taylor Potts (Texas
Tech) QB, 6040, 220. Poised in pocket. Good size. Average arm strength.
Struggled to put the ball in a small window. Nathan Enderle (Idaho) QB,
6042, 240. Size to see over the line. Inconsistent accuracy. His offensive
line did him no favors or give him time to get the ball off. Pocket passer.
Not mobile. Josh Portis (California, PA) QB, 6031, 209. Mobile. Good
arm strength. Inconsistent accuracy. Marginal touch on short and check
down passes. Derek Newton (Arkansas State) OT, 6050, 311. Needs
technique work but has good foot quickness and balance. Stays engaged in
the running game. Zane Taylor (Utah) OC, 6024, 313. Hands 10”. Good
technician and inside blocking awareness. Not flashy but gives a good
effort. Needs more strength. Tim Barnes (Missouri) OC, 6036, 297.
Hands 10”. Plays square with good awareness. Alert. Better pass protector
than run blocker in practices. Jarriel King (South Carolina) OT, 6052,
310. Hands 10”, arms 35 ½”. A good athlete who did not play with
consistent technique. Breakdowns in both the pass and run games. Damien
Berry (Miami) RB, 5104, 212. Good inside vision and running skills.
Needs to improve his pass protection to make a team. Mike Person
(Montana State) OT, 6047, 296. Shorter arms than ideal, 31 7/8”. Will
compete. Efficient as a run blocker. Works to finish and seal. Good job out
on left tackle island in game. Plays with good knee bend, stays square,
good base, and smooth on feet in pass protection. Gave up a sack early in
game but settled down. Wayne Daniels (TCU) DE, 6006, 257. Hands
10”. Quick first step. Burst up the field. Gets stuck on blockers. Needs to
get better hand use to shed blocker. Chad Spann (Northern Illinois) RB,
5080, 199. Good contact balance. Follows his blockers on screen passes
and cuts off block. Quickness in open field. Clay Nurse (Illinois) DE,
6026, 259. Arms 34 1/8”. Sudden off the edge. Good hand quickness to
separate from blocker. Trevis Turner (Abilene Christian) OT, 6067, 342.
Arms 33 5/8”, hands 10 3/8”. Below average foot quickness. Struggles to
block edge speed. Daniel Kilgore (Appalachian State) OG, 6033, 304.
Will compete and play square. Good awareness. Solid on kickoff returns.
Played both guard and center during the week. Jeremiha Hunter (Iowa)
OB, 6006, 239. Active. Light on his feet. Good instincts and awareness.
Josh Gatlin (North Dakota State) DC, 6003, 195. Physical run support
corner with good cover skills. Attacked ball in air on interception in game.
Strength to reroute receiver. Competitive. Ryan Jones (NW Missouri State)
DC, 5111, 197. A cover two press corner. Runs the route for receivers. Good
short area quickness. Competitive in drills.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kenrick Ellis and other notes on NFL Draft 2011

Notes on NFLPA Texas vs Nation All Star Game. Vol. I

Kenrick Ellis (Hampton) DT, 6050, 336. Arms 34 ¾”, hands 10 3/8”.
Has all the tools to play on the next level. Big and athletic. Explosive when
he plays low and with leverage. Pushes the pocket and pressures the
quarterback. Inconsistent in his play as he disappears at times. Andre
Holmes (Hillsdale) WR, 6045, 209. Arms 34”. Big receiver with long
arms. Raw skills but has talent. Inconsistent hands and had several drops
during the week. Will reach and extend for an off target pass. Robert
Housler (Florida Atlantic) TE, 6054, 249. Arms 34 3/8”. Has the speed to
test the vertical coverage. More receiver than blocker at this point. A good
route runner with good body control in and out of his cuts. Stephen
Burton (West Texas A&M) WR, 6016, 219. Can make the overhead
catch. Good focus and concentration. Good run after catch ability. A slot
receiver with developmental potential. Chris Matthews (Kentucky) WR,
6050, 224. Arms 33 5/8”. A big long-armed target. A possession type
receiver who gives a good effort to block downfield. Mario Fannin
(Auburn) RB, 5105, 225. A North-South runner who can make the hop
cut in the hole. Good vision. Catches the ball in his hands. Strong lower
body. Lacks finish speed. Ricardo Lockette (Ft. Valley State) WR, 6021,
207. His drops were off his chest trying to trap or cradle the ball. Lacks
confidence in his hands. Needs route development. Flashes quickness and
a third gear burst. Denarius Moore (Tennessee) WR, 6000, 191. Ran
good routes and catches the ball in his hands. Good vision and ball skills.
Finds the ball in transition out of his route. DJ Smith (Appalachian
State) LB, 5106, 237. A sideline to sideline linebacker who can slip a block
and make a play. Quick getting downhill and stacking the inside running
lanes. Good instincts. Byron Maxwell (Clemson) DC, 6006, 201. Big
corner who can run. Can be beat deep by double moves at times.
Inconsistent wrap-up tackler. Anthony Waters (Delaware) S, 6000, 201.
Good instincts and tackling ability. Courage on run support. Vance Cuff
(Georgia) DC, 5102, 171. Plays the ball well in the air. Goes up and
competes at the high point. Plays in the receiver’s back pocket. Good feet
and speed. Made a special teams tackle in the game. Mark LeGree
(Appalachian State) FS, 6000, 211. Can play both free and strong safety.
A face up tackler in the run game. Good instincts. Quick to break on ball.
Joe Morgan (Walsh) WR, 6005, 185. A small college athletic hand catcher.
Runs good routes and adjusts well to the ball in the air. Needs work, but
has tools to develop. Dropped a ball off his chest in practice. Derrell
Johnson-Koulianos (Iowa) WR, 5116, 204. Spent most of the week
answering scouts’ questions about his dismissal at Iowa. A natural hand
catcher. Can make a play in tight coverage. Has punt and kickoff return
skills. Good run after catch. Jerrell Powe (Mississippi) DT, 6020, 331.
Arms 33 1/8”. Physical inside player who made a tackle at the end of the
game to preserve the Texas win. More of a run player but did have a sack
in the game. Can push the pocket. A two-down flash player

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Jeron Johnson and Other Defensive Back Notes 2011 NFL Draft

Jeron Johnson and Other Defensive Back Notes 2011 NFL Draft

Jeron Johnson (Boise State) – 5102, 210. A fundamentally sound
player who is instinctive and smart. Wrap up tackler. Can play both free
and strong safety. Shiloh Keo (Idaho) – 5114, 223. Competed in practice
and in the game like his hair was on fire. Fearlessly returned punts, blocked
a PAT, and made two tackles on special teams coverage. Physical on run
support. Always around the ball. Mario Butler (Georgia Tech) – 6003,
183. Can stick his foot in the ground and drive quickly on the ball. Needs
more strength to hold up as a run support tackler. Jermale Hines (Ohio
State) – 6012, 214. Physical in the box type safety that supports the run
with quickness and strength. Good instincts. Will contribute on special
teams coverage. Wrap tackler. Can run and carry tight ends down the field.
Andrew Rich (BYU) – 6024, 213. Big physical smart safety who is best
close to the line of scrimmage. Can lock up and cover tight ends or big slot
receivers. DeMarcus Van Dyke (Miami) – 6010, 174. Slender corner
who is athletic but needs more strength as a tackler. Lacks the strength to
reroute receivers. Good length for position. Good speed. Winston Venable
(Boise State) – 5110, 218. Emotional player who plays a physical game.
As with all the Boise State players, he is a sound tackler with good
football intelligence. David Sims (Iowa State) – 5093, 208. A good open
field tackler and run support player. Quick feet, struggles at times in
match-ups with tall receivers. Competitive. Some bad decisions as a punt
returner in the game. Brandyn Thompson (Boise State) – 5093, 188. A
reactive football player who takes good angles on run support. Quick
hands to slap the ball away from the receiver. Good tackler. Josh Thomas
(Buffalo) – 5101, 196. Has some hip tightness in transition. Flashes some
short area cover skills. Better as a press corner in a cover two scheme.
Loses the ball when covering deep. Struggled in practice in off man.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Chris Carter and Other Lber Notes 2011 NFL Draft

Chris Carter and Other Linebacker Notes 2011 NFL Draft

Chris Carter (Fresno State) – 6011, 245. A natural edge rusher who
had a strong week of practice and game. Sudden off the edge. Active and
athletic. Supreme effort as a pass rusher. Uses multiple moves. Orie
Lemon (Oklahoma State) – 6005, 244. Hands 10”. Active inside linebacker
who fills running lanes. Finishes the play. Fights through blocks to go to
the ball. Michael Mohamed (California) – 6027, 241. Good instincts.
Plays square with leverage. Smart and aware. Plays well on special teams
coverage units. Dontay Moch (Nevada) – 6013, 229. An undersized high
speed linebacker projection. Played with his hand down in college. Needs
more strength to play the run at the point and to improve coverage skills.
Akeem Dent (Georgia) – 6011, 239. An instinctive inside player who can
shed and stack the hole. Quick read on screen passes. Active sideline to
sideline. Will contribute on special teams. Greg Lloyd (Connecticut) –
6013, 247. Arms 33 ½”, hands 10”. Always around the ball. Good laterally.
Coming back off a year where he was working through a knee injury in
2009. Played hard during the job interview week. Josh McNary (Navy) –
5114, 230. Hands 10 5/8”. An active good football player who has a three
year Naval commitment. Eric Gordon (Michigan State) – 5115, 227. Came to
the game as a strong safety but is an instinctive undersized linebacker. Played
linebacker at Michigan State. Slips blocks and pursues to play. Brian Rolle
(Ohio State) – 5095, 227. Hands 10 ¼”. Shorter than ideal. Will take bad
angles at times. Active and around the ball. Limited in pass coverage.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Marvin Austin and Other Defensive Line Notes 2011 Draft

Marvin Austin,Justin Trattou and Other Shrine Game Notes 2011

Justin Trattou (Florida) – 6033, 254. Played with high energy and a
relentless effort. Productive in the game with a sack, tackle for loss, and a
pass breakup. A 3-4 edge pass rushing candidate. Martin Parker
(Richmond) – 6022, 300. Arms 33 ½”. Voted Defensive MVP after a
productive game where he had two sacks and a forced fumble. Plays high
but is slippery. Quick arm over. Needs to work on more consistency using
his hands. Bruce Miller (Central Florida) – 6014, 258. Short arms for the
position, 30 ½”. A high effort player who works to finish plays. Had a
strip sack in the game. Good quickness. Doesn’t give up on a play. Terrell
McClain (South Florida) – 6017, 305. Arms 33 ¼”, hands 10”. Good
week of practice filling running lanes and rushing the passer from the
inside. Quick shed and tackle. Thick lower body. Runs to finish play.
Plays too high at times. Marvin Austin (North Carolina) – 6021, 312.
Hands 10 3/8”. Showcased his lateral and edge quickness. Plays high and
was controlled by blockers in practice and the game. Did not play last fall
due to a ruling by the NCAA in accepting extra benefits. Kenny Rowe
(Oregon) – 6022, 234. An undersized pass rusher who must transition to
an outside linebacker to make it on the next level. Forced a sack and forced
a fumble in the game. Ollie Ogbu (Penn State) – 6007, 298. Was consistent
with inside pressure during the game. Had a sack and a hurry in the game.
Cheta Ozougwu (Rice) – 6016, 251. Flashes 3-4 edge pass rush ability.
Caught scouts’ eyes in the practice pass rush drills. Ricky Elmore
(Arizona) – 6043, 255. Shorter arms than ideal, 30 ¾”. Uses hands effectively
to shed edge blockers. Sudden first step up the field. High effort player.
Brandon Bair (Oregon) – 6062, 273. Arms 33”, hands 10 1/8”. An angular
tackle who projects to a 3-4 end. Smart. Older – will be 26 years old this
fall. Hands up on pass rush.
Dave Carter (UCLA) – 6044, 297. Arms 33 ¾”,
hands 10”. Active and plays with a good effort. Best as a penetrator in one
gap. Question instincts. Karl Klug (Iowa) – 6027, 273. Fights to hold his
ground in the run game. Plays with leverage and a good use of hands. Hell
bent for leather player. Ryan Winterswyk (Boise State) – 6037, 268. A
good effort chase player on plays away. Pushes the pocket with good
leverage while running his feet. Ted Laurent (Mississippi) – 6006, 312.
An undersized interior defensive lineman who must play an undertackle.
Can be disruptive. Good effort. Chris Walker (Tennessee) – 6017, 232.
Arms 34 ¼”, hands 10”. He projects to a 3-4 outside linebacker candidate
if he can transition to the standup position.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Virgil Green and other Tightend Notes 2011Draft

Kyle Adams (Purdue) – 6045, 250. Big hands 10 ¾”. Aggressive in his
blocking and attacking the football. Catches the ball in a crowd. Charles
Gantt (Michigan State) – 6036, 255. Good outside and stretch zone blocker.
Quick enough to set the edge of the defense. A hand catcher. Greg Smith
(Texas) – 6034, 244. Big target who caught the ball well in practice and
snatched the ball in the game. Inconsistent to separate in practice. Better in
team periods and in game. Cameron Jordan (Southern Cal) – 6052, 244. A
developmental tight end who cradles the ball. A former wide receiver who is a
screen off blocker. Virgil Green (Nevada) – 6033, 248. Arms 33”. A hand
catcher with speed. Good route runner who can read coverages on the run.
Julius Thomas (Portland) – 6044, 251. Hands 10”. Former basketball player
who had a standout week of practice. Caught a touchdown and 2-point play
in the game. Position wall off blocker. Looked natural at the position.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ourlads' 2011 Combine Rankings by Position

Ourlads' 2011 Combine Rankings by Position

For each position below, we have ranked the players listed by a special Ourlads’ formula we call OSR (Ourlads Statistical Rating). Each workout field is weighted to the importance of the position – i.e.: for quarterbacks – height, the short shuttle, 3 cone drill, and Wonderlic test are the most important. Broad jump, vertical jump, 40-yard dash, and 20-yard dash are also important, but not as important as the first four mentioned. For defensive linemen – emphasis is put on the 10-yard dash (shows first step explosion), short shuttle (shows change of direction quickness), and bench press (for upper body strength), then the height, weight, and speed, etc. These are all tools for evaluation, but nothing takes the place of game day productivity. Some athletes are listed at two positions.

Phil Hepler, our top research and statistical analysis scout, provides our readers with our positional statistical rating that we include in the player reports. Phil's complete formula, however, will remain sealed along with Colonel Sanders' fried chicken recipe. Link:

Joseph Barksdale and Other O-Line Notes for NFL Draft

Joseph Barksdale and Other Offensive Line Notes for NFL Draft

David Arkin (Missouri State) – 6047, 302. Arms 33 ¾”, hands 10 3/8”. A
good effort player who is strong at the point of attack. Competitive. Stays on
his feet. Good pull and block on the run. Pancaked Brandon Bair. Was
rusty the first practice, but got better every day and played a solid game.
William Rackley (Lehigh) – 6033, 307. Arms 33”, hands 10”. An athletic
tackle who got work on both the right and left sides of the line. Naturally
strong and has tools to play on Sunday. Technique is off, but effort is
there. Andrew Jackson (Fresno State) – 6051, 302. Hands 10 ¼”. Physical
blocker who works to finish his blocks. Pancaked Marvin Austin in the
game. Works on his initial block then will hustle downfield. Mirrors and
slides his feet effectively in pass protection. Alex Linnenkohl (Oregon
State) – 6017, 303. A very aware center who gets inside push. Locks up
the linebacker on the second level. Stays after the target. Bryant Browning
(Ohio State) – 6040, 319. Arms 34”, hands 10”. Interesting tools but will
overextend and lose his feet at times. Zack Williams (Washington State)
– 6030, 307. Can reach and make the cut off block. Takes good angles. Can
mirror, slide, and adjust in pass pro. Some hand strength. Caleb
Schlauderaff (Utah) – 6042, 310. High on pulls but can wall off target in
space. Matt O’Donnell (Queens, Ontario) – 6097, 335. Arms 35”, hands
10 1/8”. Struggles to move his feet. Lacks the foot speed to handle edge
speed rushers. Beau Warren (Virginia Tech) – 6030, 292. Arms 33 ¼”. A
scrappy center who works to finish. Plays with his head on a swivel and
helps his guard on outside. Mike Smith (Nebraska) – 6054, 289. Arms
33 ¼”. Broke his leg on 8/11/10 and was lost for the season. The Shrine
Game was his first work of the year. Good effort and worked through rust
during the week. Jah Reid (Central Florida) – 6073, 325. Arms 34”, hands
10”. Has some interesting tools, but played more angular than with bent
knees. Can run a pass rusher up the field, but lost his feet in the run game.
Randall Hunt (Illinois) – 6057, 318. Arms 34 ½”, hands 10”. Strong on down
blocks. Good use of hands – holds very discreetly. Was inconsistent on his
pulls. Chris Hairston (Clemson) – 6063, 333. Arms 34 ¾”. Played left
tackle. A pusher not a popper. Struggled with edge double move pass rushers.
Joseph Barksdale (LSU) – 6046, 336. Arms 35 ½”. Pulled a hamstring and
did not play in game. He was trying to overcome an underachiever label.
Laupepa Letuli (Hawaii) – 6053, 326. Arms 33 ¾”, hands 10 ¾”. A wide
body that must move inside. Can’t handle edge spee

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Terrence Toliver & Other WR Shrine Notes 2011

Terrence Toliver and Other WR Shrine Notes 2011

Terrance Turner (Indiana) – 6016, 220. Arms 33 ½”, hands 10”. A
long armed big receiver who flashes a burst of speed. Good effort on
downfield blocks in the running game. Cecil Shorts (Mount Union) –
5117, 200. Did not play in game after he pulled a hamstring in practice.
Speed receiver who needs to learn how to change his speeds and run
routes. A raw talent. Terrence Toliver (LSU) – 6035, 211. Passes the
look test as an NFL player. Big hands 10”. A big target with run after catch
ability. Hands were inconsistent. Can make the tough catch or drop the
routine pass. Good blocker. Perry Baker (Fairmont State) – 6002, 167.
Arms 33 ½”. Needs work on running routes and separating from defenders.
Slender and lacks strength. Lestar Jean (Florida Atlantic) – 6030, 211.
Long arms 33”. A big receiver with better than average hands. Deceptive
speed. Can make the tough catch in his hands. The biggest controversy is the
spelling of his name. Jean goes by Lestar, not his given name of Lester. Armon
Binns (Cincinnati) – 6022, 211. Will reach and extend for the ball. Can make
the overhead catch. A hand catcher with long legs. Marginal quicks out of
break. Competes for the ball in the air. Ryan Whalen (Stanford) – 6010, 204.
A consistent hand catcher who battled through injuries in 2010. Was Andrew
Luck’s go-to receiver. A possession receiver who knows how to get open.
Anthony Parker (Calgary) – 6002, 208. Raw route runner. Struggles to
separate from defensive backs. Jeffrey Maehl (Oregon) – 6001, 181. Slender
build. A good route runner. Good hands to snatch ball. Struggles to separate in
man coverage. OJ Murdock (Ft. Hays State) – 5105, 194. A raw talent who
needs to learn the nuances of running routes and blocking downfield. Aldrick
Robinson (SMU) – 5096, 181. An undersized slot type receiver who knows
how to get open and read defenses. Generally good hands

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Delone Carter and other NFL Runningback Prospects

RB: Delone Carter (Syracuse) – 5083, 225. A compact back with a strong
lower body. Finishes his runs with strength and power. Graig Cooper (Miami)
– 5101, 203. Flashes the speed to turn the corner. More of a cradle than hand
catcher on screen passes. Question hands. Dropped a punt in the game and
some passes in practice. Evan Royster (Penn State) – 5116, 218. Confirmed
suspicions that he is a one speed downhill one cut runner. Good tackle to
tackle vision. Alex Green (Hawaii) – 6001, 219. Lowers his shoulder and
finishes runs. A zone type runner who played in a run and shoot offense. A
good week of practice showcasing his explosiveness and pass protection
skills. Da’Rel Scott (Maryland) – 5110, 210. A compact runner with lower
body strength. Showed a third gear burst getting through the line to the second
level. Good hands to catch the ball. A three down back. Vai Taua (Nevada) –
5093, 212. Is an explosive runner who played in the Pistol offense. Quick to
hit the hole with good vision. Good hands to catch the low and off target
passes. Anthony Sherman (Connecticut) – 5103, 244. Did a good job in
practice and in the game to tie up the linebackers on isolation and kick-out
blocks. Patrick DiMarco (South Carolina) – 6005, 240. Understands his role
as a lead blocker. An H-back/tight end/fullback combination.

Pat Devlin and other QB Notes from Shrine Week

QB: Pat Devlin (Delaware) – 6033, 226. Has better than average arm
strength and anticipation to throw a receiver open. Makes good decisions
and took care of the ball in practice. A good ball handler with touch over
the top of linebackers. Keeps his eyes down the field. Ricky Dobbs
(Navy) – 5107, 214. An option scrambler who majors in quarterback
draws. Has a Naval commitment for three years after graduation. Tyrod
Taylor (Virginia Tech) – 6006, 216. Demonstrated his signature mobility
on sprint out passes and pocket breakdowns. Flashed throws from the
pocket, but is better on the move. Fringe height for a drop back pocket
passer. Nathan Enderle (Idaho) – 6043, 242. Had an up and down week,
but showed his arm strength and football intelligence. Needs to work on
foot quickness in the pocket. Jerrod Johnson (Texas A&M) – 6050, 250.
Struggled with his long delivery and bad decisions during the week. A
developmental quarterback with size and athletic ability. Scott Tolzien
(Wisconsin) – 6020, 209. An accurate passer who is better on the move
than in the pocket. Smart with good leadership qualities.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

DeAndre McDaniel and other Defensive Back Notes Vol. 2

DeAndre McDaniel and other Defensive Back Notes Vol.2

Joe Lefeged (Rutgers)
5112, 208. Played well in the box with good read and react. He was a little tight
hipped but ran well and showed decent range. Good zone awareness, saw the
receiver and ball well. Good in the short zones but limited over the top. Flashed
ability. Curtis Marsh (Utah State) – 6001, 194. Suffered a pulled hamstring
and did not practice during the week or play in the game. Da’Norris Searcy(North Carolina)
– 5105, 216
. Long arms 34” for a safety. Excellent in run
support. Played like a linebacker when they had him up in Cover 6. Good
instincts and change of direction. Did a nice job in the short zones when in
the box on both strong and weak sides. Really struggled in man to man on
any extended route. Late in over the top coverage and in the deep middle.
Possibly a better hybrid linebacker/safety, used in nickel situations. Has ability
but is limited. Will have to play in the right system. Ahmad Black (Florida)
5093, 183. Excellent ball skills and range in both run support and coverage.
Not afraid to throw his body around. Takes good angles to the ball and adjusts
extremely well moving downhill. Size may be a limiting factor as an over the
top safety and wonder if he can hold up physically. Looked strong in man
cover on tight ends and backs and showed good zone awareness over the top
and in the flat. Had a productive week of practice and showed outstanding
athletic ability at the safety position. Played bigger than he is as he did a good
job in the box showing good instincts. Did not play in the game. Curtis Brown (Texas)
5115, 180. Was one of the most impressive corners in
practices during the week. Was sticky and physical in his coverage. Amazing
since press coverage was not allowed. Can be fooled by play action or loses
separation by peeking into the backfield at times. Has the tools to be a nickel
corner eventually moving outside if he stays disciplined. Smooth and explosive
in transition. Zac Etheridge (Auburn) – 5114, 201. Physical downhill
safety at his best in run support. A little tight hipped in turn and run and did
not show the best range over the top. Did some things well and he is a hitter.
He did not stand out in coverage. Took false steps in reactions and showed
some hesitation at times. Struggled in man to man coverage. Marcus Gilchrist (Clemson)
5097, 193. Is shorter than ideal, but received work at
both corner and safety in practices. Good ball skills and speed. Understands zone
concepts. Physical in the run game. Smart and alert. Gets a jump on the ball with
good instincts. DeAndre McDaniel (Clemson) – 6001, 213. Hands 10 ¼”.
Good footwork and initial reactions. Has good range over the top and tracks well
moving downhill. Solid in tackling drills and showed up physical taking on blocks.
Did most things well and showed good instincts in run support. Played well in the
box and showed good range in pursuit. Good understanding of zone coverage as
he played the receiver and the ball well. Did a nice job in the short zones playing
under the deep route and over the short one. Reacted well on the throw. Not the
best in man on a shifty back or slot receiver but he is overall solid in coverage.
Johnny Patrick (Louisville) – 5104, 185. Injured his ACL and withdrew from
the game. A zone type corner, he has the skills to support the run. DeMarcus Van Dyke (Miami)
6006, 168. A slender corner who has press cover skills.
Was added to the Senior Bowl roster after a good week of practice at the Shrine
Bowl. Shareece Wright (Southern Cal) – 5110, 182. An aggressive corner who
plays out of control at times by taking bad angles to the ball. Has route savvy to
cut off the receiver going to the ball. Richard Sherman (Stanford) – 6023,
193. Replaced Nebraska’s Prince Amukamara who opted not to play in the
game. A cover two press corner who is smart and aggressive. Got beat down the
field in practice. Will contribute on special teams coverage. A draftable player
who had two pass breakups in the game. Strong enough to shed blocks with his
hands. Interception called back because of offside penalty, but Sherman did a
good job of squeezing the receiver and playing the ball in the end zone.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Quinton Carter and other Defensive back Notes Vol I

Quinton Carter and other Defensive back notes.....

DB: Jalil Brown (Colorado) – 6002, 202. Hands 10”. A big
corner who
plays high. Received some work at safety during the week. Has some short
area quickness and the ability to support the run. Best as a press corner.
Struggled in deep coverage. Will peek into the backfield at times giving the
receiver a chance to separate from coverage. Kendric Burney (NorthCarolina)
– 5090, 181. Instinctive nickel
corner who can jump a route with
a sudden burst. Quick reactions to medium and short routes. Competed well
during the week and in the game on special teams. Football looks important
to him. A press type corner who can drive and snap off quickly. Sticky short
area ability. Plays with confidence and poise. Rashad Carmichael (Virginia Tech)
– 5095, 185. Was playing at 85 percent with an ankle injury that
limited him the last half of the season. Flashed ability to play off man
coverage and stick his foot in the ground and drive on the ball. The coverages
are basic at the Senior Bowl. Press coverage is not allowed. On Monday he
had two interceptions in 7 on 7 drills. Sat out Wednesday’s practice and did
not play in the game. Quinton Carter (Oklahoma)
6005, 211. Good
combination of over the top cover skills and the ability to support the run.
Did a nice job filling the run from space and showed the ability to track
moving downhill. Good agility and change of direction. Fills quickly while in
the box and showed good instincts versus the run. Plays through the traffic
well and did a good job avoiding blocks while he worked to the ball. Solid in
all phases of coverage. Excellent zone awareness and break on the ball. Did
a nice job in the short zone and showed excellent range over the top. Sudden
break and drive. Good in transition. Good in man cover showing the ability
to mirror cuts and not get separated. Plays a little high so he may struggle
against a top wide receiver but he has above average man skills. Did not play
in the game due to injury. Eric Hagg (Nebraska)
6013, 206. Hands 10 ¼”.
Active in practice with an interception in flat coverage. Played better the closer
he was to the line of scrimmage. Has some hip tightness in his turns. Demonstrated
good range on run support. Jaiquawn Jarrett (Temple) – 5117, 196. A box
strong safety. Flashed good ability in all phases. Not the most athletic safety but
showed good ability in a short space. Good break up on the short routes. Understands
zone coverage. Instinctive, did a nice job in run support. Struggled to balance
receivers in the seam and outside. Some tightness to turn and run in man cover.
Good ball skills. He did flash ability over the top. Good effort player who has
some limitations. Could play in the right scheme.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Alex Henery and other Senior Bowl Kickers notes

Alex Henery and other Senior Bowl kicker notes....

K/P/LS: Kai Forbath (UCLA) – 5105, 191. Right-footed placekicker. Hang times
averaged 4.12 on kickoffs during practice. On 10 kickoffs he averaged 67 yards with
a 3.99 hang time. Made a 24-yard field goal and missed a 44-yard kick. Alex Henery>(Nebraska) – 6011, 178. Right-footed two-step punter. Henery was invited as a
punter, but was a placekicker and punter combination. Had one 60-yard kickoff and
averaged 42.8 yards on 6 punts with a long of 49 yards. He placed one inside the 20-
yard line. Christian Yount (UCLA) – 6000, 241. Long snapper with an average
deep snap during the week of .68 on 10 snaps. Short snaps on PATs and field goals was
.34. Josh Jasper (LSU) – 5100, 173. Right-footed placekicker. Quick rise on PATs
and field goals. Made a 23-yard field goal during game. On 10 practice kickoffs he
averaged between 3.66 and 4.31 hang times. The distance was 60-68 yards. ChasHenry (Florida) – 6033, 220. Right-footed two-step punter. Averaged 44.8 yards per
punt in the game on six punts. He placed two inside the 20-yard line. Had a long of 50
yards. Averaged 46 yards on 10 practice punts with hang times between 4.25 and 4.81.
Danny Aiken (Georgia Tech) – 6044, 246. Long snapper. Snaps were inconsistent
and a bit off the mark during the week. Many snaps went left, however the holder Chas
Henry got the ball down. Short snaps on PATs and field goals was .35. Long snaps on
punts averaged 6.7.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Von Miller and Linebacker Notes Vol.2

Von Miller and Lber Notes Vol. 2 Josh Bynes (Auburn) – 6013, 239.
Plays well from tackle to tackle. Good initial read and react. Quick first step.
Somewhat tight in the hips, average change of direction. On a straight line
could get to the ball. Good inside fills. Physical attacking blocks. Used his
hands well and separated. Struggled when the play was outside the box. Did
not play well in space. Needs work on pass drops. Inconsistent reactions to
the thrown ball and tended to get hung up in transition. Good motor, active
and hustled in pursuit. He looks like a two down inside player.
Nate Irving(North Carolina State)
6012, 242. Arms 33 1/8”, hands 10 ¼”.
Looks the
part and moves well initially. Athletic and instinctive. When he sees it he
reacts well from tackle to tackle. Shows a quick first step as a blitzer but
tended to lock up if he did not win on the first move. Has a burst in pursuit.
Shows tools to take on blocks but did not always finish and would take a side
and get out of position. He was not extremely quick in space and took some
false steps in coverage. Overall he flashed good skill and linebacker tools but
was inconsistent in reactions and needs to finish better. Colin McCarthy(Miami)
6012, 235. Hands 10 3/8”.
Top effort player with a high motor.
Quick initial read and react, doing a nice job getting downhill and to the ball.
Smart player, good angles to the ball and quality drops in coverage with good
zone awareness. Good technique, uses his hands well to take on blocks and
redirects off the block to the ball. Above average footwork when attacking a
block. Occasionally will under run a play but for the most part is extremely
instinctive with an excellent nose for the ball. Takes good drops in coverage,
reacts well on the throw with no wasted steps. Good coverage awareness, sees
the receiver and the quarterback. Has good range in pursuit and plays fast
with no wasted movement. He is a quality linebacker who played well both
inside and outside. Has a chance to be a productive “blue collar” NFL starter.
Von Miller (Texas A&M) – 6025, 237. Arms 34”. Demonstrates ability to
play over a tight end and get leverage on the block. Locks up at times getting
upright looking for the ball instead of defeating the block and getting to the
ball. Uses his hands well and gets separation. Good upper body strength. Has
a quick first step and gets upfield in a hurry. Shows good pass rush tools and
the ability to turn the corner to get to the quarterback. Fluid for the most
part in linebacker drills. Lacks sudden change of direction and will struggle in
space at times on the perimeter. Has a nose for the football and can run down
a back getting outside. Physical hitter with a good burst to the ball. Needs
some coverage work as his depth of drop was inconsistent and he did not
always take good angles reacting on the throw. Plays like a classic 3-4 outside
linebacker as his strengths are what is needed at that position. At his best on
the edge rushing the passer. Kelvin Sheppard (LSU) – 6021, 2
initial read and react. Good first step and gets downhill with no hesitation.
Solid tackle to tackle player with good inside run instincts. Decent range and
can get to the ball outside. Very aggressive taking on blocks but tends to get
locked up as he looks for the ball instead of defeating the block. At his best
with a clear path to the ball. Takes a decent drop in coverage but has average
range and change of direction reacting to the throw. Plays the run well but
struggles some in coverage and in space.
Chris White (Mississippi State) –6027, 244.
Good initial movement and read and react. Physical at the point
of attack. Solid technique taking on blocks. Redirects well off a block and
gets to the ball. Works well with his hands on shed. Physical when playing
over a tight end and could be a Sam linebacker in a 4-3 or be a 3-4 outside guy.
A little tight hipped but has some quickness on the edge. Takes decent drops
and has OK zone awareness but not dynamic in space or reacting on the
throw. Good effort player who can fit with the right team.
KJ Wright>(Mississippi State) – 6031, 246.
Long arms 34 ½”. Marginal on initial read
and react. He was physical taking on blocks and looked like a “thumper
type” middle linebacker. Change of direction was OK but he struggled some in
space and got out of position tracking downhill at times. Good range in
pursuit and filled well outside. A fringe space player. Did not always have
good depth of drop in zone coverage but showed good awareness and reacted
well to routes. Did a nice job playing the route and the quarterback. Showed an
understanding of pattern pressure. Was physical and flashed ability in most areas.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Casey Matthews and other Lber Notes Vol. I

Casey Matthews and other Lber Notes Vol. l

LB: Mason Foster (Washington) – 6011, 241. Had a good week of practice
and impressed in most areas. Very good motor and hustle. Athletic, shows
some explosiveness on contact. Inconsistent with shed, at times got locked
onto a block by losing leverage. Sometimes plays high and lacks power to
consistently defeat blocks. Good downhill player who tracks well getting to
the ball. Good instincts, showing outstanding initial quickness. Will get
caught up reacting too quickly at times as play action hurt him some. Normally
takes good angles but will overrun at times. Good coverage ability and ability
to play in space. Takes good drops and reacts well on the thrown ball.
Looked the best of the linebackers in man to man and showed good zone
awareness. Solid tackling skills in drills and consistently tracked backs on the
perimeter. Good range in pursuit and consistently hustled to get to the ball.
Showed well in pass rush drills with an explosive first step and the ability to
turn the corner on the edge. Should be a good blitzer as he is relentless with
effort along with his quickness. In the right scheme he can play inside or
outside. Mark Herzlich (Boston College) – 6035, 250. Hands 10 1/8”.
Good size for a 3-4 outside linebacker, but could play the Sam in the right 4-
3 scheme. Decent initial quickness and toughness taking on a block. Flashes
good shed technique using his hands well to separate. Occasionally locked up
with a block. May lack top upper body power and strength. Hustles in
pursuit and gives a good effort. Showed up well in pass rush drills, with a quick
move around the corner. Takes good drops in coverage and shows good zone
awareness. Good relation to receivers in zone. Plays up to the short route
while getting under the deep one. Struggles in space at times on the perimeter.
Has good range and with a clear path to the ball can chase sideline to sideline.
A good athlete who needs more strength to consistently play off a block. He
has a lot of good qualities that would allow him to fit in the right scheme.
Ross Homan (Ohio State) – 6003, 229. Inconsistent with read and react.
Somewhat mechanical in movements but overall is athletic and has a burst in
pursuit. Decent change of direction and range, hustles in pursuit. Struggles to
get off a block and spent way too much time on the ground. Tends to get
caught up in the traffic instead of getting downhill and to the ball. Lacks
power to take on a block and will get covered up. While active and aggressive,
did not make a lot of plays in practice. He needs to be in a scheme that will
keep him from getting blocked. He is at his best in pursuit on the edge. Has
the characteristics of a Will linebacker in a 4-3. Greg Jones (MichiganState)
5117, 240. Hands 10 1/8”.
Good initial movement. Read and react
versus the run is excellent. Can be explosive taking on blocks. Bends knees
and gets good leverage. Good intensity and nose for the ball. He does a good
job wading through the traffic and avoiding blocks while taking a good angle
to the ball. Very instinctive, fits the hole well and shows sudden change of
direction. Tracks well moving downhill. Gets to the off tackle hole on a
scrape extremely well. Effective as a blitzer and was good in pass rush drills
when he beat the blocker initially. Locked up at times and ridden out. He has
the tools and athletic ability to play in coverage but was below average in this
area. Jones has outstanding tools but has some definite holes as he makes too
many mistakes in coverage. Casey Matthews (Oregon) – 6006, 232.
Smooth, athletic linebacker who does most things well. Good techniques
with no wasted steps. Quick change of direction and the ability to redirect off
a block. Explosive taking on a block. Good technique as he uses his hands
well to get separation and shed. Shows good strength at the point of attack
and can be physical for his size. Active in pursuit, gets through the traffic well
taking good angles to the ball. Smart player with good instincts. Consistently
takes a good path to the ball. Always around the ball with good hustle. Fits
well in gaps and gets downhill filling inside or outside. Plays well on the
backside taking a good “L” angle that gets him in on the cutback. Has the
range to track a back on the perimeter and plays well in space. Solid tackler
in drills and angles to the ball keep him in good position to make a play.
Solid in coverage in both zone and man. Good reactions on the thrown ball.
Overall a solid player with good instincts and technique

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ryan Kerrigan,Cameron Jordan,Phil Taylor Plus Other Defensive Line Notes 2011

Ryan Kerrigan,Cameron Jordan and Phil Taylor plus other defensive lineman notes

DL: Pierre Allen (Nebraska) – 6037, 273. Long arms 35 3/8”, big hands
10”. Flashed versatility to rush the passer and play the run. Needs more
consistency and better hand use to disengage from the blockers. Has tools to
develop. Christian Ballard (Iowa) – 6041, 288. Long arms 33 ½”, hands
10”. Versatile 3-4 or 4-3 tackle or end. More of a run stuffer than a pass
rusher. At times was dominating in drill work. Flashed quickness off the snap
and a sudden inside slant move. Jeremy Beal (Oklahoma) – 6023, 268.
Arms 33”, hands 10”. Had a solid week in Mobile. Is he a 3-4 or a 4-3 end?
Has talent. A good effort player who is quick in angle and slant schemes. Had
a sack and four tackles in the game. Doesn’t wow you with a splash hit, but
does the little things to help you win. Sione Fua (Stanford) – 6016, 307.
Arms 33 ¼”, hands 10 ¾”. Plays with leverage, power, and quickness. Explosive
in his play and use of hands. Skates down the line with good lateral quickness.
Doesn’t stay blocked. Good interior instincts to read and react. Undersized
for an NFL nose tackle. Needs girth. Cameron Jordan (California) – 6041,287.
Long arms 34 ½”, hands 11 ¼”. Had an impressive week of practice.
Explosive edge speed and power. Quick hands to stab, punch, and extend his
arms to gain separation. Solid versus the run and can push the pocket. Can
play in both the 4-3 and 3-4 schemes. Bright eyed, smart, and a high effort
fast twitch player. Ryan Kerrigan (Purdue) – 6037, 255. Arms 33 ½”.
Repeatedly impressed with his get-off quickness. Plays like he has a Roman
candle in his britches. Fast twitch with an electric spin move. Can’t be single
blocked. Was rusty early in the week, but it didn’t take long to show his
wares. A highly motivated competitor who had 5 tackles, 3 for losses, and a
sack in the game. A 3-4 edge rushing beast. Stephen Paea (Oregon State) –
6011, 295. Arms 33 ½”, hands 10 3/8”. Injured knee on Monday and did not
play in the game. Ian Williams (Notre Dame) – 6013, 311. Leverage
player who clogs up the inside running lanes. Beat guard Clint Boling for a
sack. Finished long pursuit. Good effort player who plays the best on the
edges of the inside blockers. Finds the ball quickly. Terrell McClain (South
Florida) – 6030, 310. Replaced Stephen Paea after he was injured on the first
day. Had a strong Shrine Bowl game week and was added to the Senior Bowl.
A disruptive penetrator in the backfield. Explosive in his movement. Quick
to shed and locate ball. Strong enough to stack and split a double team. Sam
Acho (Texas) – 6016, 257. Arms 33 5/8”. Projects to a 3-4 rush end. Worked
on pass drops in practice. Beat North tackle Nate Solder for a sack in the
game. Good first step quickness. Plays with leverage. Chases and finishes on
plays away. Disruptive player who gets in the throwing lanes or pressures
quarterback. Allen Bailey (Miami) – 6032, 278. Arms 34 ½”, and hands 10
1/8”. Had his work cut out for him on game day. Was stuck and controlled by
Nate Solder most of the game. Gave good backside hustle to finish plays
during the week’s team period. Plays with intensity, strength, and quickness.
Jarvis Jenkins (Clemson) – 6037, 309. Arms 33 ¼”. Active in his play.
Gets his hands up and into throwing lane. Quick first step. Physical against
the run when he keeps his pad level down. Works his feet and hands to press
the pocket and rush the quarterback. Pernell McPhee (Mississippi State) –
6027, 274. Arms 34 3/8”. He hustles to the ball when he sees it. He had a
strip and forced fumble in the game. However, his instincts are questionable.
He doesn’t seem to feel “it” or have a nose for the ball. Gets walled off at
times. Gives a solid effort every play. Chris Neild (West Virginia) – 6017,
313. Hands 11”. Blue collar worker who sheds and hustles to the ball. “Kelly
Gregg” type nose tackle. Stacks block in the hole. Can read blocks and has
the footwork and feet to get leverage. Good awareness for draws and screens.
Brooks Reed (Arizona) – 6024, 257. Hands 10 1/8”. Quick twitch edge
player who is relentless on the field. Beat Anthony Castonzo for a sack
during the game. Quick spin move. Can stand up or put his hand down to rush
the passer. Finishes long pursuit. Chases play down. Sudden first step. Phil
Taylor (Baylor) – 6034, 227. Arms 33 ¾”, hands 10 ¾”. A physical player with
rare power. Pushes the pocket with a strong and leveraged bull rush. Can stop
and stack at point. Hard to tie up on a reach block. Good leverage on blocks.
Strong hand control. Good change of direction for a big man. Has two gap
ability. Closes off inside with authority. Cedric Thornton (Southern Arkansas)
– 6035, 299. Arms 34 ½”, hands 10”. Physical player who used an explosive
club move during practice. Good effort player. Did not look out of place.
Pushes the pocket. Disruptive in his play. Sudden first step quickness. Can
improve his pass rushing technique and improve his hand use, but he has the
strength to knock an offensive lineman off balance.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Rodney Hudson,Danny Watkins & other Offensive Line News & Notes

Rodney Hudson and Danny Watkins plus other Offensive Line Notes

OL: James Brewer (Indiana) – 6062, 323. Long arms 35 3/8”, big hands
10 3/8”. A right tackle only who has struggled with double move pass rushers.
Got high during pass rush drills and was put on skates. Not a natural knee
bender, but works at it. Size helps him mirror and wall off defender in pass
pro. Gabe Carimi (Wisconsin) – 6071, 315. Long arms 35 ¼”, big hands 10
3/8”. Did not play in the game but had a good week of practice. A good
technician from his hand placement to his power base. Will drop his head at
times and get off balance blocking a speed rusher. Physical on down blocks.
Locks on in the run game and can create movement. Pushes edge rusher up
the field past the quarterback. Anthony Castonzo (Boston College) – 6071,
305. Long arms 35 ¼”, huge hands 10 ¾”. Got work at right tackle and left
guard as well as left tackle. Struggled in one on one drills at times with
strength, especially when he lost his knee bend and played high. Generally
plays with a good base and foot quickness. Good use of hands to punch, lock
on, and steer defender. Physical in his play. Brandon Fusco (Slippery Rock)
– 6041, 302. Long arms 33 ¾”. Needs more functional strength to handle the
inside power players. Phil Taylor, Cedric Thornton, and Chris Neild gave
him fits on bull rushes. Good effort player who has tools to develop. Kevin
Kowalski (Toledo) – 6031, 300. Arms shorter than ideal, 31 ½”. Scrappy,
try hard, tough guy who works to finish the play. Played better at center, his
natural position. Struggled at guard with angles and second level blocks. A
competitor who battled and played with leverage. John Moffitt (Wisconsin)–
6040, 314. Arms 33”. Center/guard combination player. Plays with strong
hands and a good punch to the breast plate. Good base and mirror in pass
protection. Keeps his feet in space on screen pass blocks. Locks on in the run
game and plays hard. He’s at his best when he keeps his knees bent in both the
pass and run games. Jason Pinkerton (Pittsburgh) – 6033, 313. Long arms
34 ½”, hands 10 ¼”. Plays tackle but may kick inside to guard. Struggled to
anchor and hold his ground against the bull rush when he loses his knee bend
and plays high. Lacks aggressiveness in the run game. Best in pass pro to
mirror and slide his feet if he bends. Stephen Schilling (Michigan) – 6042,
302. Physical inside player who uses his hands effectively. Worked at both
right and left guard. A good effort player who plays with a shoulder width
base. Good angles to second level and on down blocks. Can handle power.
Stays low and on his feet when pulling. Nate Solder (Colorado) – 6082, 314.
Long arms 34 ½”. Solidified his position as the top left tackle in the 2011
Draft. An angular long torso tackle who can bend. Good flexibility. A former
tight end who can block in space. Impressive week using his hands to control
a pass rushing defensive end. Has the athletic ability to redirect and handle a
two move player. Clint Boling (Georgia) – 6047, 310. Arm length 33 ¼”.
A battler with average athletic ability. Question strength in the run game.
Physical on down blocks. Will run the defensive ends up the field at tackle.
Played right guard in practice and game. Lacks explosiveness off the ball.
James Carpenter (Alabama) – 6046, 313. Arm length 34”, hands 10 1/8”.
Good measurables. Was more impressive in practice than he was at Alabama.
Improved daily. Hustled downfield after initial block. Good angles to wall off
on the second level. His finish was still inconsistent. Screen off type pass
blocker. Appears top heavy at times. Marcus Gilbert (Florida State) –
6064, 329. Arms 34”. Struggled with edge blocking consistency during the
week of practice. Arizona’s Brooks Reed wore him out in Monday’s shorts’
practice. Projected by some teams to move inside to guard. Did not play in
the game due to a foot injury. Rodney Hudson (Florida State) 6022, 291.
Good week of practice and a solid game. Athletic feet, redirect, and balance in
pass protection. Played both right and left guard during the week. Good
football player who plays with functional strength and leverage. Sudden
punch and quick hands to control his target. Athletic body control and
balance recovery. The only thing he lacks is a powerful gluteus maximus.
Jake Kirkpatrick (TCU) – 6022, 301. Hands 10”. An intense, wall off
blocker who gets high and up on his toes at times. Stays on his feet.
Rarely on
the ground. Good angles to the second level cutoffs. DeMarcus Love
(Arkansas) – 6045, 318. Extra long arms 35”. Was a disappointment during
the week. Played out of control.
Feet were lazy in pass protection. Must play inside at guard. Can’t handle
edge speed. Question awareness. Good initially in the run game, but doesn’t
finish. Kristofer O’Dowd (Southern Cal) – 6042, 303. Played high and stiff
most of the week. Was out-leveraged in pass rush drills and in the game. Good
initially, then gets high and sustains a screen off type block. Stays on his feet
when pulling to the perimeter. Derek Sherrod (Mississippi State) – 6055,
312. Long arms 35 ½”, huge hands 11”. A good athlete who locks out in pass
protection and controls the pass rusher. Good agility and body control. Quick
feet to slide, shuffle, and mirror. Plays with good knee bend and flexibility.
Not a waist bender. Explosive with good body control and balance. Solid
week. Danny Watkins (Baylor) – 6034, 312. Long arms 33 ¾” and big
hands 10 1/8”. Physical in his play. Works to finish. Goes to the whistle.
Played left tackle in college but got most of his work during the week at
guard. Plays square. Can sit down, anchor, and lock out a bull rush. Gets push
on double teams. A power player with good feet and follow through in the run
game. Lee Ziemba (Auburn) – 6060, 317. Arms 33 ½”. Angular tackle who
plays high. Needs more strength in his lower body. Had problems with inside
quickness and edge double move ends. Marginal recovery quickness.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Luke Stocker & D.J.Williams plus other TE notes

Ourlads take on the tightends at the Senior Bowl

TE: Lance Kendricks (Wisconsin) – 6031, 240. A screen off good effort
type blocker with receiving skills. A move tight end who can adjust and block
on the run. A former wide receiver with good route savvy. Sticky, physical,
and scrappy blocking during the week. Caught 2 passes for 39 yards in the
game. Mike McNeill (Nebraska) – 6036, 232. Long arms 33 ¼”. Misplayed
a ball off his hands during the game that was intercepted. An H-back candidate
who can block on the move. Moved to wide receiver his senior year after
playing tight end the three previous years. Caught the ball well in Senior
Bowl practices. Lee Smith (Marshall) – 6057, 269. Long arms 34”. A run
blocking tight end with some short area receiving skills. Caught the ball well
in practice. Has the quickness to set the edge versus a 4-3 defensive end.
Preston Dial (Alabama) – 6021, 238. Big hands 10 1/8”. An H-back type move
tight end who struggles to separate from coverage. Cradle type catcher. Position
blocker. Luke Stocker (Tennessee) – 6047, 255. An inline blocker with good
hands. Struggles to separate down the field, but will compete and make the catch
in a crowd. Good concentration. Works to stick and stay on his blocks. Can adjust
and block on the move. DJ Williams (Arkansas) – 6017, 236. Hands 10 3/8”.
An H-back type tight end with excellent eye-hand coordination. A natural hand
catcher who is effective in the slot or on the move. Good effort on double team
and screen off blocks. An Aaron Hernandez type contributor on the next level.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Austin Pettis,Leonard Hankerson & Wide Receiver notes: 2011 Draft

Ourlads observations of the wide receivers at the Senior Bowl

WR: Vincent Brown (San Diego State) – 5110, 184. Long arms, 33 ¼” and
big hands 10 ½”, both positive traits. Solid week of practice impressing
scouts with his natural hand placement on the ball. Smooth and fluid in his
movement. Somewhat of a long strider but had some quickness in and out of
his breaks. Plucks the ball in a congested area. Has some shake down the field
after catch. Dwayne Harris (East Carolina) – 5097, 200. Big hands 10”.
Struggled to adjust to passes from new quarterbacks and his return skills were
off in practice. Nerves may have gotten to the Conference USA Player of
the Year. His hands were inconsistent as was his route running. Niles Paul
(Nebraska) – 6007, 225. Helped himself out on his ability to cover kicks.
Along with his physical play at receiver, special teams may be his ticket to a
roster on the next level. Austin Pettis (Boise State) – 6024, 205. Big hands
10”. A possession receiver who is physical going across the middle and will be
an asset blocking defensive backs. Good week of practice using his body to
screen off defensive backs so he could make the catch. Good concentration
and focus to catch the seam routes in a crowd. Good body control and pattern
ease of movement. Titus Young (Boise State) – 5112, 174. Confirmed
suspicions about his explosiveness in and out of his cuts. A hand catcher who
can pluck the ball and make the over shoulder catch. Has the speed to get
behind the secondary and make a play. Will reach and extend for an off
target pass. Quick feet to avoid press coverage. Dane Sanzenbacher
(Ohio State) – 5111, 181. Was a late addition to the North roster to replace
Villanova’s Matt Szczur who signed a baseball contract. He made the most of
his opportunity by catching five passes for 62 yards in the game. Consistent
hands. Catches the ball away from his body. Quick in and out of cuts. Slot
type receiver. Edmond Gates (Abilene Christian) – 5115, 189. Pulled a
hamstring on Tuesday and did not participate in practices or the game. A
speedy but raw receiver. Leonard Hankerson (Miami) – 6015, 205. Long
arms 33” and big hands 10 5/8”. Demonstrated receiving consistency catching
the ball during the week. On game day he didn’t catch the ball clean at times
and had some drops. That being said, he caught five passes for 100 yards and
a touchdown in the South’s win. Will extend and lay out for a ball. Good
adjust to off target passes. Catches the ball in a crowd. Ronald Johnson
(Southern Cal) – 5111, 186. Worked as a punt and kickoff returner and split
end in practice. Showed decent hands and the ability to block in space.
Flashed his deep speed and quickness. Generally ran good pass routes. Jeremy
Kerley (TCU) – 5092, 188. A slot type speed and space player who can
make a defender miss in an open area. Quick in and out of his routes. Caught
a touchdown pass from Ponder late in the game. A talented return specialist who
is elusive and slippery. Greg Salas (Hawaii) – 6011, 206. Hand catcher who
reaches and extends for the ball. Good sized possession receiver who has some
run after catch ability. Runs good routes and can read coverages. Courtney
Smith (South Alabama) – 6040, 220. Long arms 33 ¾”. A big developmental
receiver with raw tools. Had his ups and downs during the week, including
inconsistent hands. Jock Sanders (West Virginia) – 5070, 179. Late addition.
Dropped crosser in game when he tried to cradle the ball instead of catching it in
his hands. Undersized target who flashes some explosiveness as a slot receiver

Sunday, March 6, 2011

DeMarco Murray & Other Runningback notes: 2011 Draft

Runningback notes for the 2011 Draft

RB: Roy Helu (Nebraska) – 5113, 216. Demonstrated some burst and extra
gear to get around the corner. Generally he gets what’s blocked. Not a creative
runner. Good vision. Has a “give you a leg and take it away” move. Will dip
in and out with his shoulder. Lower body power and good vision between the
tackles. Hands are average. Kendall Hunter (Oklahoma State) – 5072,
199. Compact build with good contact balance and vision. Has a sudden burst
to the line of scrimmage and squirts out the other end. An undersized but
willing blocker in drills. Not a short yardage back. Makes the quick cut in the
open field. Owen Marecic (Stanford) – 6003, 246. A smart, tough player
who you want on your team. Will contribute on special teams. The projected
top fullback in the 2011 Draft. Struggled at times in drills with a blitzing Greg
Jones. He improved as the week wore on. His role on the next level will be
that of a lead blocker, special teams core player, and an occasional ball
carrier and receiver. DeMarco Murray (Oklahoma) – 6000, 214. Is a
consistent hand catcher with good running skills. An all purpose player who
can weave through the defense. Flashed explosiveness in practice and good
leg drive between the tackles. May be the best receiver of all the backs in the
Draft. He understands the passing game and how to run routes. Murray needs
to improve his pass protection skills. Da’Rel Scott (Maryland) – 5107,
205. Was added to the North roster after a good week at the Shrine Bowl
practices. Runs with lower body power and strength. Gains yards after first
contact. Has a burst to hit the holes quickly. Shows some pick and acceleration.
His strengths are quickness, speed, and good hands. Anthony Allen (Georgia
Tech) – 5116, 223. An inside power runner between the tackles with good
vision. More straight line but can see the cut back lanes. During one practice
session he flashed a burst around the corner and beat the first tackler. Charles
Clay (Tulsa) – 6031, 239. A big H-back type back and receiver. Consistent
hands. Good base and balance in his run blocking and pass protection. Can
adjust on the run. Noel Devine (West Virginia) – 5070, 160. The smallest
running back at the Senior Bowl. Was used as a space player at West Virginia
to use his speed and elusiveness to make big plays. His tools in practice
included his quickness, speed, vision, and the ability to catch the ball. His
size, strength, and blocking ability are below average. Derrick Locke
(Kentucky) – 5081, 186. Is an explosive and undersized back who has agility
in traffic and quickness. He caught the ball out of the backfield with natural
hands and has a burst to turn the corner. A nifty footed back with good vision
and shake and bake moves. A third down back who is dangerous in space.
Bilai Powell (Louisville) – 5103, 204. Had an impressive week of practice and
showcased his hard running ability in the game. Finished his runs with good leg
drive. Good inside vision and cut back ability. A downhill one cut runner.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ponder,Kaepernick,Stanzi,Locker,Dalton & McElroy Notes

This is the Ourlads take on the QB's at the 2011 Senior Bowl.

QB: Colin Kaepernick (Nevada) – 6045, 225. Long levers, 33 ¾” arm
length. Ran the Pistol offense in college where he took the shotgun snap.
Good week of practice demonstrating arm strength and ball velocity. Did a
good job of moving in the pocket and sliding away from pressure. Impressive
mobility and deep ball accuracy. Can make all the throws. Good short and
medium. A talent worth developing. A good athlete who improved daily
during the week. Jake Locker (Washington) – 6022, 228. A good athlete
who clearly can extend a play. Accuracy issues repeatedly popped up with
high passes and missing wide open receivers. Needs to improve his footwork
consistency. At times he looks as sharp and accurate as any quarterback in
this draft, especially on the move. Struggles with pocket passes. Good arm
strength. Ricky Stanzi (Iowa) – 6041, 221. Big right hand, 10 ¼”. Good
week of practice. Keeps his eyes down the field. Sixth sense in pocket. Good
feel and awareness. Poised. Can avoid pressure by sliding in the pocket.
Overhand delivery keeps ball high. Accuracy is a bit off at times, especially
on deep passes. Good field vision and touch over linebackers. Will move the
safeties with his eyes and pump fakes. Steps up into pocket. Athletic in his
play. Andy Dalton (TCU) – 6020, 213. Is a developmental project who was
skilled in a zone read offense in college. Basically started from scratch during
the week of practice. Worked at taking the snaps from under center, footwork
to throwing point, and work in the pocket. He does have a skill set to work
with such as a quick release, above average accuracy, and timing. Improved
every practice session. Before leaving the game injured, Dalton’s footwork
and poise in the pocket were below average. Greg McElroy (Alabama) –
6016, 222. A smart, aware, and heady prospect. Average to below average
skill level for an NFL quarterback. Lacks the arm strength to keep a secondary
honest. Best on short and swing routes. Good anticipation and decisions.
Good leadership qualities. A developmental prospect at best. Injured his hand
during the game. Christian Ponder (Florida State) – 6021, 222. Right
handed passer. Hand 10 1/8”. Clearly the total package of accuracy, decision
making, footwork, touch, and pocket vision. Played with good balance during
the week. A good athlete who is smart and fundamentally sound. Patient.
Consistently was able to keep the receivers on their routes, which is hard to
do with a variety of new pass catchers during the week. Quick release. Always
ready to throw with no wasted motion. A poised leader who stays focused.
Top quarterback during the week. Was voted the game’s MVP. Ponder also
cleared up rumors about elbow surgery. The surgery during the season was to
clean up scar tissue in his upper right forearm below his elbow.

Friday, March 4, 2011

David Gettis WR Ourlads All Rookie Team 2010

David Gettis was drafted by Carolina with their 2nd of four sixth
round selections.What Ourlads Guide to the NFL Draft said about Gettis:

Gettis, David Baylor 6030 217 4.46
Three-year starter. Big athletic receiver with big hands and long
arms. Long strider. Has down field build up speed. A cradle catcher
that lacks confidence in his hands. Not a nifty quick-footed
receiver. High cut and long legs keep him from dropping his
weight in and out of his breaks. Lacks hip flexibility. Runs more
horizontal spread offense routes than down the field. Will need
work on all his patterns and routes off motion. Lacks the quickness
to be an effective run after catch receiver. Tough
perimeter blocker. Gives effort and is willing to inline crack
block in the run game. A developmental receiver that has several
tools to play on the next level. Over his career he had 116
receptions for 1555 yards, 13.4 average, and 4 touchdowns. OSR:12/
37. Fifth/sixth round. (A-33 1/8, H-10, VJ-34.5, SS-4.42).

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Alterraun Verner DC Ourlads All-Rookie Team 2010

Alterraun Verner was drafted in the 4th round by the Tennessee Titans.
What Ourlads Guide to the NFL Draft said about Verner:

Verner, Alterraun UCLA 5101 189 4.52
Three-year starter. A gambler that will jump routes. Struggles with
match-ups on big strong receivers. Can lose a receiver that gives him
double moves. Inconsistent tackler. Can be very good or slides off of
the tackle. Shorter arms than ideal. Productive tackler over his career
with 279 total tackles, 43 pass breakups, and 13 interceptions. Good
ball skills. Somewhat loose hipped in transition. Not much wasted
motion. Aggressive in run support, but gets himself in trouble by the
play action game fooling him. Competitive and plays the game with a passion.
A cover-two corner that is an aggressive ball hawk. Has returned
four interceptions for touchdowns. Will contribute on all special teams
coverage units. BTR:left 4.63, right 4.48. OSR:14/29. Fifth/sixth round.
(A-31, H-9 1/8, VJ-32, SS-4.12).

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Corey Peters,DT, Ourlads All-Rookie Team 2010

Corey Peters was drafted in the 3rd round by the Altanta Falcons
with the 83rd selection.It was the 1st of two 3rd round picks.
What Ourlads Guide to the NFL Draft said about Peters:

Peters, Corey Kentucky 6032 300 5.06
Three-year starter. Productive and athletic. Long arms. High
effort player that finishes pursuit. Good football intelligence.
Has first step quickness if he keeps his pad level down. Must
work to play with good knee bend. Is easily cut when he gets too
high. Clogs up the “A” gap with penetration and strength. Gets
push up inside as a pass rusher and gets his hands up. Causes
hurries. Tough in a short area. Locks out, separates, and makes
a play. Effective movement on twist stunts. Fights to hold his
ground. Can anchor his area. Is aware of blocking schemes and
combinations. On tape he looks to have fringe speed to the
perimeter, but gives effort to get there. Backup rotation type
contributor. Had 153 career tackles, 28 for loss, 11 1/2 sacks,
and 11 passes broken up. Edge speed:left 2.19, right 2.43.
OSR:11/20. Fourth/fifth round. (A-34, H-9, BP-26, 10-1.78).

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

C.J. Spiller, RS Ourlads All-Rookie Team 2010

C.J.Spiller was drafted in the 1st round 9th overall pick by the
Buffalo Bills.What Ourlads Guide to the NFL Draft said about Spiller:
Spiller, CJ Clemson 5105 196 4.35
A bolt of lightning type runner that is a threat to score as a
receiver, ball carrier, and return specialist. For all practical
purposes, is a four year starter. His first three years he rotated
with Cleveland draft choice James Davis. Played in a one-back
spread offense. He is the all-time, all purpose yards leader at
Clemson and in the Atlantic Coast Conference. This is a football
player that is also a track All-American. He displays good vision
and cutback 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. A patient
runner that slides and can bounce the ball outside and speed
down the sideline. Has a burst to the corner and can make the
first defender miss in space. Explosive on wheel routes. Possesses
the hands of a receiver. Mismatch on linebackers. Excellent
vision between the tackles. Hits the crease full speed. Good
cutback vision. Can dodge tacklers at the line of scrimmage. At
times he gets the corner by option football. Academic All-ACC.
OSR:5/28. First round. (A-30 1/2, H-10 1/8, BP-18, SS-DNP