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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