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Friday, October 21, 2011

Draft Rewind 2007 - Doug Free - Dallas Cowboys

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DOUG FREE: Northern Illinois, 6062 324 5.22. Four-year starter. An aggressive, solid effort player with good flexibility. Has good upper body fundamentals. Carries hands and strikes inside punch well. Shows very good awareness in zone blitz and games in pass protection. Plays left tackle but is projected to the right side. Physical and dominating player at times. Position/wall off blocker that creates seams for the running backs. Better run blocker when blocking with angles. Good angles to second level to cut off linebackers. Runs well and projects to a good puller at guard or right tackle. Durable over his career. Will overextend on punch and needs work on the lower half in pass protection. Will get weight to outside and lose a rusher inside. Inconsistent to handle edge speed and an inside slant move. Tall and angular. Long arms and big hands. Will compete. More physical than explosive off the ball. Has the quickness to maintain contact and adjust to movement. Gets high on pulls, but walls off linebackers on fold blocks. Tends to hop and shift weight outside and struggles to a counter move on the inside from a wide rusher. Needs to work on keeping his hips down on shuffle and redirect in pass protection. Plays with a narrow base. Plays with good football instincts and awareness. Third/fourth round. (A-35 5/8, H-10 5/8, BP-22, 10-1.82).