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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.