Wednesday, November 30, 2011
VONTAE DAVIS: Illinois, 5111 203 4.44. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Outstanding athletic ability. One of the best things he does is get up the field to force point quickly. Will play off blockers and tackle. Reacts quickly to run reads. Has the size and the strength to string out the play. More of a hitter and cut tackler than a wrap up guy. Outstanding closing quickness in run support. Gets position on receiver and keeps it in man coverage. Has the footwork and quickness to do this well. Hard to shake. Has acceleration long and short. Not naturally instinctive to run/pass. Needs extra reps in zone coverage. Question ball reactions. Inconsistent in his play and his timing is off. Is in position but doesn’t always make a play on the ball. Lacks discipline and awareness. Has some hip tightness in his turns. Emotional and high strung. Question if he has a love for playing the game and will work to improve his weaknesses. High maintenance player that will only be limited in his ability to star on Sunday by his attitude and lack of coachability. Has NFL DNA as brother Vernon is a tight end with the 49ers’. Has more red flags than the Chinese National Army. BTR:left 4.66, right 4.54. OSR:1/ 32. First round. (A-30, H-9 1/4, VJ-36, SS-4.06).
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
By proscoutdan Posted at 3:07 AM
TYSON JACKSON: LSU, 6041 296 4.95. Three-year starter that projects to a versatile 3-4 edge end or a 4- 3 tackle. Does not always play to his athletic numbers. Has a ton of God-given abilities but only uses it in flashes. Very athletic for a big man. May be asked to do too much and gets paralysis by analysis. Question instincts at times. Looks more like a run stuffing left end. Can hold his ground against double teams. Quick enough to get into the pass rush once he releases. Has quick hands and feet plus all the measurables – size, strength, and speed. Long arms and big hands. Will be drafted as a run stopper, not a pass rusher. He does have 18 1/2 sacks in his career. May be able to take advantage of single blocks and create pressure. Has been durable over his career. Edge speed:left 2.18, right 2.24. OSR:26/30. First/second round. (A-34 3/4, H-10, BP-20, 10-1.72).
Monday, November 28, 2011
EBEN BRITTON: Arizona, 6060 309 5.16. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Played right tackle freshman and sophomore years. Big hands. Good athletic ability. Plays in a two point preset stance. Good punch and lock out in pass protection. Plays on his feet. Forces separation. Good balance and use of hands. Quick feet to shadow and shuffle. Good arm push. Alert to pick up blitz. Has the physical tools and technique. Rarely shaken off by a defensive tackle. Quick enough to cut off an inside move. Leaks through and cuts off pursuit on the second level. Sticks with man with good head position in the run game. Team is more run oriented. Tough and competitive. Smart, aware, and disciplined in his play. Arms appear longer on tape than they are. Above average athlete. Will get high at times in pass protection, but recovers. Rarely overextends in the running game. Not a natural knee bender, but generally plays with his heels on the ground. OSR:15/47. Late first/second round. (A-32 3/4, H-10 1/4, BP-24, 10-1.68).
Sunday, November 27, 2011
AUSTIN COLLIE: BYU, 6007 200 4.56. Three-year starter. Outstanding production. Led the country with his 105 receptions. Averaged 14.5 yards per catch and had 15 touchdowns. Can make the great circus type catches in his hands. Also took direct snaps from center at times. Competitive receiver that will catch a ball in the crowd. Comes back to the ball. Good route runner. Takes pride in his ability to challenge for an NFL roster spot. Hard working receiver that is just as effective without the ball. Demonstrates the ability to make the catch, secure the ball, and avoid the tackle. Finishes plays and falls forward. Can play in a variety of alignments. Smart. Can adjust to blitz. Well built and durable. Plays fast. No hold up on press coverage. Comes out of turn smoothly with a burst to separate. Will be a 24-year old rookie. Was on a two-year mission. OSR:21/38. Third/fourth round. (A-31, H-9, VJ-34, SS-4.24).
Saturday, November 26, 2011
JAMES CASEY: Rice, 6030 246 4.75. Junior entry. Started 17 games over two years. Played minor league baseball for four years in the White Sox organization. Excellent hands to snatch a ball and demonstrates good body control. Can track and adjust to a poorly thrown pass. One of three players in NCAA history to rush, pass, and catch a touchdown in the same game. Versatile player that moved all over the formation in a no huddle spread offense. Good eyehand coordination. Short arms. Possesses good leaping ability with a 36" vertical jump. No hold up on the line of scrimmage. Good initial quickness. Can take punishment. Athletic and determined after catch. Will give effort on downfield blocks. Plays with knee bend and balance. Rounds his cuts at times. Not sharp. Can separate and get open this level. Some wasted motion in his change of direction. Uses his body to shield off a defender. Needs work as a blocker and in several phases of his game. Not for everyone. Best thing he does is catch the ball in his hands. Caught 138 passes for 1630 yards and 13 touchdowns in career. Went over 100 yards receiving in seven games in 2008. Holds for field goals and PATs. Will be a 25-year old rookie. Mature and consistent in his play. OSR:8/18. Fourth/fifth round. (A-30 5/8, H-9 1/2, BP-28, VJ-36).
Friday, November 25, 2011
By proscoutdan Posted at 4:22 AM
What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CLAY MATTHEWS: Southern Cal, 6031 240 4.62. One-year starter. Good size and athletic ability. Quick initial read and react. Downhill ability with good fits to the hole and good instincts. Locates the ball well with good pursuit angles. Throws his body around and is aggressive taking on blocks. Could work better with his hands, but is explosive on contact. Has pass rush skills. Works well versus a tight end with good second effort. Gets good leverage when playing off a block. For the most part is solid in coverage in both man and zone. Shows the ability to cover a tight end up the seam and demonstrates good zone awareness. Needs to see the ball and receiver better. At times gets locked on a receiver in a zone and does not react to the throw. In general, is very active in coverage and shows good range. Works to finish play. High motor player with a nose for the ball. Solid every down prospect that projects as a first day pick. Member of the NFL good DNA club with father Clay Sr. and uncle Bruce Matthews, long time durable league standouts. Will contribute on special teams. Hard worker. Went to Southern Cal as a walk on and has earned his way up the ladder to start. Tough and competitive. Playing linebacker at Southern Cal is like a dog in a meat house, fighting for tackles. Made 65 tackles in 2008 and had 4 1/2 sacks. OSR:2/34. First round. (A-32 1/4, H-9 1/2, BP-23, SS-4.18).
Thursday, November 24, 2011
LOUIS DELMAS: Western Michigan, 5113 202 4.55. Four-year starter. Generally a good open field tackler. Aggressive hitter that misses tackles at times because he’s out of control. Strong on run support and special teams coverage. Active in his play all over the field. Takes good angles in run support and breaking on a thrown ball. Quick reactions and sudden in transition. Good short area quickness. Mirrors cuts. Can run with most backs and tight ends. Good range to support the run or cover the pass. Productive with good anticipation. Mentally and physically tough. Competitive and physical in his play. Good lateral movement and foot quickness. Confident player that can bounce back after a bad play. Career statistics include 310 tackles, 12 interceptions, and 18 pass deflections. Has an injury history with a concussion and a right knee injury. BTR:left 4.60, right 4.71. OSR:4/24. Second round. (A-31 3/4, H-9 1/4, VJ-37, SS-4.17).
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
By proscoutdan Posted at 1:57 AM
KNOWSHON MORENO: Georgia, 5105 217 4.55. Junior entry. Started 19 games in three years. Excellent vision and cutting ability. Everything is sudden. Game breaker type back. Can make you miss in space. Explosive through the hole. Legs churn and body spins on contact. Has a lot of body movement. Breaks tackles. Patient runner behind his blockers. Plays with passion and high intensity. Has the playing speed and quickness to reverse his field. Violent runner that hits the hole hard in short yardage and goal line runs. Runs with attitude. Some pick and slide through the inside seams. Can block. Solid in blitz pickups or release. Can block in space. Effective on screen passes. Can catch all the back routes, wheel, check downs, flats, seams, etc. Good eye/hand coordination. Productive as a receiver. Explosive upfield burst after catch. Big hands. Had 498 carries for 2797 yards, averaging 5.6 yards per carry and 30 touchdowns. Had 53 receptions for 645 yards and 2 touchdowns. In high school he was the all-time state of New Jersey leading scorer. OSR:12/29. First round. (A-30 3/4, H-10, BP-25, SS-4.28).
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
ALEX MACK: California, 6037 311 5.10. Three-year starter. The leader of the offensive line. He possesses leadership qualities and is a steadying influence on the offensive team. Responsible for calling the pass blocking protections in the interior line. Good athletic ability with emotional maturity and stability. Productive and consistent for his position. Powerful and mobile with good awareness and hustle to block on the perimeter. Good effort to finish his blocks and stays engaged with the defender. Plays with a good base after a quick initial first step. Takes good angles to cut off the linebackers on the second level. Plays with a good knee bend and body control. Explosive, smart, and competitive in his play. Can be a dominant player with his strength and quickness. Uses his hands effectively to punch and control target. Plays square in pass protection to wall off and position rusher. Does both the shotgun and conventional snaps. Moves his feet on contact in both the running and passing game. Pac-10 defensive linemen voted him the Morris Trophy, best blocker in 2007 and 2008. Won the Draddy Award for academic excellence. Wrestled four years in high school finishing with a 26-1 record as a senior. Understands the game and can make decisions on the run. Total package, future starter. Did not work out at the Combine because of injury. Late first/second round. (A-33, H-10 3/4, BP-20, 10-1.75).
Sunday, November 20, 2011
By proscoutdan Posted at 6:14 AM
MICHAEL JOHNSON: Georgia Tech, 6067 266 4.70. One-year starter. Long arms and big hands. Rare athletic ability. Explosive initial quickness. Gains an advantage with his first step upfield get off. Physically a Jevon Kearse look-alike. Long neck and long limbs. Tenacious edge rusher. Speed and acceleration are his game. Excellent frame, speed, and athletic ability. Drops into coverage at times. Can turn a corner and flatten down the line. Needs more strength to anchor against the run. Plays high. Can bend his knees but he comes up instead of out of his stance. Lays out to tackle quarterback. Can slap the ball out when he closes on quarterback. Exceptional when stunting, twists, etc. Emotional player. Can get up in the air. Can’t block him with a back. Has an injury history. Projects to a right defensive end. Will guess on count. Had several offside penalties. Best year was 2008 with 46 tackles, 17 1/2 tackles for loss, and 9 sacks. He also batted down 7 balls. Not a hell bent for leather werewolf. More athlete than football player. May be a pass rush specialist only. Edge speed:left 1.85, right 1.96. OSR:3/30. Second round. (A-34 3/8, H-10 1/4, BP-28, 10-1.56).
Saturday, November 19, 2011
HENRY MELTON: Texas, 6032 280 4.80. One-year starter at defensive end. Started one year (2005) as a fullback. Projects to an outside linebacker. Jumped out at scouts when they were studying Brian Orakpo. Decent initial quickness and does a nice job attacking blockers. Shows good lateral movement as he consistently flattens out versus running plays. Shows speed to chase down a back outside. Good job in space with good change of direction. Uses his hands well and shows good shed ability with a good punch. Not extremely physical as he will get locked up at times. Does not show an explosive burst in the pass rush. He seems to hesitate and waste movement, even when he is in clean. Not a great finisher, but flashes ability. Is inconsistent as he makes some outstanding plays, but disappears at times. Has some tools to project to linebacker, but is a project. Did not go to the Combine. Seventh round. (A-33 5/8, H-9 1/4, BP-DNP, 10-1.58).
Friday, November 18, 2011
By proscoutdan Posted at 8:22 AM
Thursday, November 17, 2011
JAIRUS BYRD: Oregon, 5101 207 4.50. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Good sized corner that is athletic and instinctive. Plays left corner. Big strong hands and arms long enough to make a difference. Nose for the ball. Excellent recognition of run or pass. Accurate and quick recognition to what he reads. Disciplined, accurate, and dependable. Versatile. May be a safety with corner skills. Good wrap up tackler. Tough on run support. Reacts quickly to run reads. Has the size and strength to string out a play. Sudden to close. Stays on his feet. Can judge and compete for the ball at its highest point. Always in position to make a move on the ball. Has a burst. Good technique in man coverage. Gets and keeps position on his man. Good footwork. Dependable open field tackler that will wrap or run through you with a shoulder hit. Good hands to snatch the ball. Excellent anticipation and closing quicks. Good range. Takes good angles. Can cover hash to sideline. Knowledgeable in zone coverage about position and responsibilities. Good NFL DNA as father, Gill, was a Charger Pro-Bowl defensive back. Highly productive and active. Had 83 tackles, 14 passes broken up, and 5 interceptions. Has 17 career interceptions. Also will contribute on teams as a punt returner. Did not work out at the Combine because of a left groin pull. Second round. (A-32 5/8, H-10 1/8, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
MICHAEL OHER: Mississippi, 6045 309 5.35. Four-year starter. Plays with good knee bend and balance in his base. Thick butt and legs. Inconsistent to stay back on his heels and play with flat feet. Needs to finish his blocks better. Long arms and big hands. Good feet to adjust on the perimeter. Will drop his head in pass protection at times. Locks out and slides his feet. Good lateral range. Works his feet to shadow rusher. Experience at both guard and tackle. Plays left tackle. Has the agility and balance to handle good defensive ends. Feet are quick enough to pick up a pass rush and fold block. Functional strength at the point of attack. He possesses the athletic ability to be successful at offensive tackle. Flashes some sudden impact pop and range. Quick to gain and maintain wall off position. Plays with a good base in both the pass and run game. Can slide and adjust his feet as a pass protector. Note** Michael Lewis’ book ‘The Blind Side’ features Oher’s troubled youth and the hype around the recruiting process. OSR:29/47. First/second round. (A-33 1/2, H-10 3/8, BP-21, 10-1.78).
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
ROCKY MCINTOSH: Miami, 6021 237 4.63. Three-year starter. Speedy sideline-to-sideline linebacker. Can cover backs and tight ends. A top athlete that can face up and wrap tackle. Doesn’t come off the field. Good lateral agility. Technique sound. Downhill linebacker that sheds quickly and gets to the ball. Sudden takeoff on the blitz. Has a burst to the quarterback. Accelerates off a block. Demonstrates good instincts and anticipation. Suddenness in his body. Tough and competitive. His long arms help him ward off blockers. Plays square to the line of scrimmage. Can play inside or in space. Has an injury history that may cause him to slide. Shoulder problems and had a knee scoped. A Will linebacker that is very athletic and productive. Doesn’t stay blocked. Sells out on blitz. Fast twitch that plays fast. Second round talent. (A-32 1/2, H-9 1/4, BP-18, SS-4.20).
Saturday, November 12, 2011
CRAIG STEVENS: California, 6032 254 4.64. Three-year starter that is a physical blocker. Can seal the edge. Takes advantage of his big hands and long arms. Runs precise patterns. Generally a sure handed receiver, but had several drops in Shrine practices. Strong run after catch. Plays with good balance. Sudden first step quickness into blocking target. Plays with a good base when mirroring and sliding in pass protection. Works to finish blocks. Can be overpowered by defensive ends at times. Blocks well in space against defensive backs and linebackers. Feisty, scrappy type blocker. Good technique player. Can uncover better in short areas than down the field. Consistent in his overall play. Good leadership and is durable. Catches ball in his hands or will body catch and trap it. Should contribute early in his career. Had 17 catches for 204 yards and 3 touchdowns. OSR:4/16. Fourth/fifth round. (A-33 1/8, H-10 1/8, BP-27, VJ-27.5).
Friday, November 11, 2011
By proscoutdan Posted at 3:35 AM
MIKE WILLIAMS: Syracuse, 6014 221 4.55. Two-year starter. Quit the team after seven games in 2009. An enigma with talent. A hand catcher with decent arm length. Plays big. Aggressive to the ball in the air. Big target on crossing routes. Good receiving skills. Soft and dependable hands. A possession receiver, not a deep vertical threat. Snatches the quick passes out of the air and gets up the field. Good run after catch ability. Did not play with any consistent passers in his career. Can make the off target catch. Needs pattern refinement, but plays with an ease of movement. Has the size, hands, and talent to play on Sunday but has more questions than answers for his career. Off field red flags need to be cleared up. High maintenance receiver. Missed the 2008 season with academic issues. It’s anybody’s guess where he will be drafted, if at all, after his checkered college career. In 2009 he had 49 catches, 746 yards, 15.2 average, and 6 touchdowns. Career marks include 133 catches, 2044 yards, 15.4 average, and 20 touchdowns. OSR:21/37. Fourth/ fifth round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 1/4, VJ-33.5, SS-4.32).
Thursday, November 10, 2011
BRADLEY FLETCHER: Iowa, 6003 196 4.47. Started 21 games in three years. Long arms. Had a strong senior year and East-West game. Good athlete that has loose hips and is smooth in his hip turns. Plays fast and has a sudden drive on the ball. Gets and sustains position on the wide receiver. Snaps his head and hips around quickly to make a play on the ball in the air. Will get high in his backpedal at times, but doesn’t waste motion in transition to turn and run. Good tackler. Can match up with big receivers. Plays the ball in the air. Good hands. Versatile enough to get a look at safety. Ascending player. May play best in a man to man system. Productive senior year with 60 tackles, 10 passes broken up, and 3 interceptions. BTR:left 4.46, right 4.46. OSR:11/32. Third/fourth round. (A-33 1/2, H- 9 1/4, VJ-38.5, SS-4.30).
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
RED BRYANT: Texas A&M, 6041 318 5.08. Four-year starter that looks like a good 3-4 defensive end fit. Impressive 10/1.70. Wide bodied grass grabber. Long arms. Pushes the pocket and stuffs the run. Strong at the point of attack. Closes off the inside with authority. Good lateral movement. Has the feet to move and disengage and free himself. Face up tackler. Keeps feet moving on contact. Athletic and competitive. Massive man that can play in any scheme. Tough from tackle to tackle. Stout inside player. Gives pursuit effort despite size. Possesses good play strength. Fights pressure. One gap type that is big and strong. Can stuff the inside run. Not as effective if he plays high. Two down player. Not a pass rusher. Tore an ACL late in his junior year. Took almost his whole senior year to recover. Played in the Senior Bowl. Athletic with an OSR of 3/16 as a defensive tackle and a 26/46 of all the defensive linemen at the Combine that worked out. Second/third round. (A- 35 3/8, H-9 1/4, BP-20, 10-1.70).
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CHILO RACHAL: Southern Cal, 6050 315 5.26. Junior entry. Good athlete that plays with a good base. Has a medical history that has cost him seven games over the past three years. Possesses many raw skills for the position. Good size, long arms, and big hands. A power player that loses leverage because he loses knee bend and plays high. Can get driven back if he doesn’t play with good knee bend. Not a quick twitch or sudden player. Will flash an explosive punch at times. Will take bad angles to cut off linebackers on the second level. Lacks first step initial quickness. Comes up, not out on snap. Has the size and athletic ability to start, but is in dire need of technique work and a clinic on how you play the game. Will need reps in any offensive scheme. OSR:28/42. Third/ fourth round. (A-34, H-10 3/8, BP-28, 10-1.84).
Monday, November 7, 2011
What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MARCUS MCNEILL: Auburn, 6075 336 5.07. Started 37 games. A huge athletic left tackle with long arms and big hands. Plays on his feet and keeps a good base in run and pass blocking. Waist bender but moves his feet. Pushes the defender out of the hole. Hop slides his feet at times but positions and walls off defender in pass protection. Angular man that can pull and bury target. Has a punch that can stun a pass rusher. Competes. Walls off defender from the quarterback. Not always pretty, but is effective. Can stop a charge despite height. Functionally strong. Explosive. Can generate power. Will drop his head in pass protection at times. Raw talent that needs pass protection technique work. Was one of the top four tackles in the athletic workout at the Combine. First or second round. (A-35 3/8, H-10 1/2, BP-DNP, 10-1.79).
Sunday, November 6, 2011
MIKE WALLACE: Mississippi, 6003 199 4.30. Three-year starter. Rare speed and athletic ability. No hold up in press coverage. Catches the ball in his hands, but will cradle the ball as needed. Gains separation on his break out of cuts. Slender build. Raw in every phase of his game but has speed and quickness to give him a chance. When played in off coverage, he quickly eats up the cushion. Can make the overhead catch over either shoulder down the field. Averaged over 10 yards per carry on nine reverses. Will contribute as a kickoff return specialist. Has two returns for touchdowns in career. Has a third gear burst to run away from tacklers. Quick feet to beat bump coverage. Can avoid and show a burst to get upfield and separate. Has decent flexibility in his hips and knee bend. Has the ability to jump over a defender. An ascending player with Sunday type tools. OSR:4/38. Third/fourth round. (A-31 3/8, H-9, VJ-40, SS-4.30).
Saturday, November 5, 2011
What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LESEAN MCCOY: Pittsburgh, 5103 198 4.50. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Started career at Fork Union Prep. Goes by the nickname ‘Shady’. Plays in a pro style attack featuring one back sets, ‘I’ formation, split backs and power ‘I’. Good vision and cutting ability. Slide and glide running style. Can make the defender miss with some shake and bake moves. Picks his way through the line at times. Rotates by series with LaRod Stephens-Howling and is usually fresh. Lacks long finish speed. Gets what’s blocked. Not creative in his running style. Lacks ideal size for strength and durability purposes. Reverses field and does some things running the ball that he won’t get away with on Sundays. Can break tackles. Good vision where he can hop cut in the hole and change directions. Ball security is questionable. He loses fumbles and has been lucky enough to fumble out of bounds where he doesn’t give up the ball. Cut back type runner. Catches the ball in his soft hands. Not a willing blocker. Several red flags need to be addressed. Big East offensive player of the year. Did not workout at the Combine because of the flu. Third round. (A-31 3/4, H-8 7/8, BP-17, SS-4.18).
Friday, November 4, 2011
DARREN MCFADDEN: Arkansas, 6012 211 4.37. Junior entry. Three-year starter that is a north-south slasher. Good in space. Rare speed for a big back. Cut up and strong upper body. Slender and lean lower. Has the speed and burst to turn the corner. Takes a direct snap in the “Wild Hog” formation and runs between the tackles or hands off on sweeps and misdirection. Has thrown seven touchdown passes in his career, including 3 in 2007. Presses the hole with good body lean. Tries to bounce the ball outside when the running lanes are stuffed. Takes advantage of his long arms and uses a stiff arm effectively on tacklers. Productive over his career. Finished career as the third leading rusher in SEC history. Talented inside and outside runner. Creates big plays with rare speed. Upright runner. Running style may account for lack of ball security with 23 fumbles in career. Fumbled three times against LSU. Carries the ball exclusively in his left arm. Had a vertical jump of 33 and a broad jump of 10-8. OSR:4/33. First round. (A-34 1/4, H-9 1/2, SS-4.10, BP-13).
Thursday, November 3, 2011
DUSTIN KELLER: Purdue, 6020 242 4.58. Two-year starter that is a good athlete with long arms and big hands. Former wide receiver. Good hands. Will double catch ball at times. Not always smooth. Experienced in a passing offense. Can read coverages. Will compete for ball in the air or in traffic. Plays tight end in a spread offense and will also line up as a wingback. Recognizes coverages. Can sit down in the open area. Extends his arms and runs his feet to screen and wall off defender. Narrows his base on a drive block. Clutch third down receiver. Must always secure the ball after catch. Runs seams and crossing routes. No hold up on the line of scrimmage. Gets off the line smoothly and gets into his route. Good concentration and focus. Not a big target, but an athletic and aware tight end. Indiana State high jump champion as a senior in high school. Productive with 68 catches for 881 yards and 7 touchdowns. Dallas Clark and Kellen Winslow are two tight ends with similar speed. OSR:2/16. Second/third round. (A-33, H-10 3/8, BP-26, VJ-38).
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MARIO MANNINGHAM: Michigan, 5116 181 4.45. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Sudden in and out of cuts. Quick upfield burst. Demonstrates quick feet. Elusive after catch. Good adjust to the over shoulder deep ball. Will give ground after catch at times, then gets up the field. Big junior year with 72 catches, good for 1174 yards and 12 touchdowns. Can snatch and pluck the ball away from his body. Good route runner. Runs sharp cuts and is in and out of the breaks quickly. Consistent off the ball. Puts immediate pressure on the corner. Slips the holdup in press coverage. Gets into route and back on course quickly. Athletic after the catch. Productive with the ball in his hands. Controls his body when he goes up for the ball. Gains lateral separation. Holds the ball on contact. Slender build and consistent concentration is a concern. Good toughness and competitiveness. Combine workout was below average, but had a strong pro day. OSR:45/ 52. Second/third round. (A-32 1/8, H-9, SS-4.30, VJ-35).
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
CARL NICKS: Nebraska, 6047 341 5.21. One year starter. Junior college transfer. Started career at New Mexico State as a defensive tackle. Huge man with good feet. Has some physical skills to go along with his brute power. Long arms and big hands. Flashes a powerful punch. Has the power to put a defender on skates. Generally plays with a good base. Has some first step quickness. Can be effective on the second level if he takes good angles. Played left tackle, but is more likely a right tackle on the next level. Undisciplined player that has a questionable work ethic and mental toughness. Draft status will be affected by numerous off field issues. Boom or bust. OSR:5/42. Fourth/fifth round. (A-34 3/4, H-10, BP-31, 10-1.83).