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Monday, October 29, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Jarvis Jenkins - Washington Redskins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JARVIS JENKINS: Clemson, 6037 309 5.08. Three-year starter. Active in his play. Try hard, good effort player who will finish pursuit to the perimeter. Quick first step. Gets his hands up and into the throwing lane. Physical against the run when he gets his pad level down. Has a tendency to play high. Works his feet and hands to press the pocket and rush the quarterback. Plays in a front rotation where he is always fresh. Doesn’t stay blocked. Quick to disengage and separate from the blocker. Can stack and hold his ground against double teams. Needs to develop his pass rush moves. Basically uses the bull rush and tries to overpower the blocker. That rarely happens on the next level. A reactive player who has a nose for the ball. Has functional strength but needs more upper and lower body strength. Possibly a two gap 3-4 defensive end. Will struggle at nose tackle because he plays high. 2010 stats: 39 tackles, 8 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FF. Edge speed:left 1.95, right 2.05. OSR:20/25. Third/ fourth round. (A-33 1/4, H-9 5/8, BP-17, 10-1.81).

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Leroy Harris - Tennessee Titans

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LEROY HARRIS: North Carolina State, 6024 302 5.33. Four-year starter. Versatile center/guard type. Was a former state wrestling champion. Gains quickness after start. Gains an advantage over defender and gets movement on short yardage and goal-line plays. Quick enough to get position and keep it. Flashes some explosiveness and drives his legs on contact. Will work to sustain on wall off and position blocks. Quick on initial trap block. Can adjust on the run. Good feet and balance on pass pro. Can mirror and slide to keep position on defender. More blue collar than athletic, but does have above average quickness, agility, and balance. Needs more upper and lower body strength after contact. An explosive first step to get into defender. Quick to gain position and wall off defender. Can make the reach, cut block to cut off pursuit. Once he gets his hands on you he can control block. Works to finish and sustain. Takes good angles to second level and locks on linebackers. Shows some ability to anchor the bull rush and is athletic enough to pick up the inside “games.” A good athlete that will compete. Seventh round. (A-33 1/2, H-10 1/4, BP-29, 10-1.87).

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Gerald McCoy - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about GERALD MCCOY: Oklahoma, 6041 295 5.11. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Cat-like quickness. When cut he bounces up and demonstrates outstanding athletic ability to get down the line and into pursuit. Good agility and body control. Uses a spin move to get off block and out of trouble. Inconsistent to fight pressure. Must escape on first move or can get walled off. Is generally “all in” on his first explosive gap penetration. He relies on his quickness to push the play deep. He plays within the scheme of the defense. Many times he takes himself out of a play because he can be single blocked. Good ability to disengage blocker and find the ball. Long arms and big hands. Question instincts at times, especially when fooled on screen passes when he takes the bait. His strength is more of a one gap penetrator as an under tackle in a four man front. Plays with good hip flex and knee bend, but gets rolled out if he gets too high. Plays quick, but not always strong. McCoy’s productivity over his career is not as good as several linemen that will be drafted after him. Edge speed:left 2.09, right 2.30. OSR:10/20. First round. (A-33 3/4, H-10 1/4, BP-23, 10-1.75).

Friday, October 26, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Golden Tate - Seattle Seahawks

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about GOLDEN TATE: Notre Dame, 5101 199 4.46. Junior entry. Started 22 games. Explosive ascending receiver with top end athletic ability and strong hands. Exceptional eyehand coordination and runs like a running back after catch. Excellent foot quickness. Will run the ball on fly sweeps. Has good contact balance after making a tough catch. Good body control to lay out for a pass. Green and raw in all pass receiving skills. Few pass patterns are run the same way. Needs work on all his pass routes. However he does make defensive backs miss in space. Concentrates on ball to make the overhead catch. Good hands but will drop a ball at times. Smart and instinctive receiver with good football intelligence. Dropped a potential touchdown pass versus Michigan, but came back and snagged the ball and ran 21 yards for a touchdown. Catches the ball in a crowd. Will go up and pluck the ball. Excellent competitor. Does come back to the ball. Returns punts. Breaks tackles with his strong legs. A willing downfield blocker. Mentally and physically tough. Has all the tools, just needs to be refined. OSR:14/37. First/second round. (A-30 1/2, H-9 1/4, VJ-35, SS-4.36).

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Draft Rewind 2005 - Alex Smith - San Francisco 49ers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ALEX SMITH: Utah, 6041 217 4.76. Underclassman eligible. Two-year starter. Productive in shotgun offense. Good athlete who makes plays with his feet. Played in an option oriented offense where the quarterback’s feet and legs are a key to the offense. Urban Meyers’ Bowling Green quarterbacks, Josh Harris and Omar Jacobs, have put up outstanding statistics in this offense. An edge type spread-thefield scheme that features option, running the corner, and ball control passing. Arm strength is still suspect. Can he throw it with velocity through a small window? Rhythm type passer who will have numerous nuances of a professional style offense to learn. Needs to get stronger overall. Good field presence, decisions, and ball placement to receivers. Needs work on taking conventional snap, driving away from center, and setting up quickly at throwing point. Work is needed on deep outs and crossing patterns. Steps into his throws. Strong intangibles: decision making, student of the game, intelligent, competitor, and solid character. Of the top three quarterback prospects, he has the longest way to come to start in the NFL.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - Jeromey Clary - San Diego Chargers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JEROMEY CLARY: Kansas State, 6061 309 5.27. Three-year starter. Angular and slender build. Plays with a wide base. Will get driven back if he doesn’t play with good knee bend. Tendency to play high. Physical on down and combination blocks to second level. Athletic workout was in the middle of 43 linemen at the Combine. Long arms. Average body control and the ability to block in space. Better in a confined area. Position/wall off blocker. Not an explosive player. Average first step quickness. Inconsistent to lock on and control defender. Will lose his feet and go to the ground if he lunges. Some waist bend at times. High on pulls. Walls off support player. Inconsistent to finish his blocks. Has the frame to get bigger and stronger. Fifth/sixth round. (A-33 1/2, H-9 1/4, BP-DNP, 10-1.85).

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Brandon Gibson - St. Louis Rams

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BRANDON GIBSON: Washington State, 6003 210 4.55. Three-and-a-half year starter. Possession type receiver. Soft hands. Will reach and pluck the ball away from his body. Caught 185 balls over four years. Flashes some run after catch ability. Needs more strength to fight through press coverage. Has quickness into and out of his breaks. Can gain quick separation from defensive backs. Better than average athlete that has good eye-hand coordination. Experience at reading coverages from multiple alignments. Did not work out at the Combine. Right hamstring injury. Has an injury history of hip, knee, elbow, and heel injuries. Seventh round. (A-32, H-9 1/4, VJ-34, SS-4.54). Originally drafted by Philadelphia.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Keenan Lewis - Pittsburgh Steelers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about KEENAN LEWIS: Oregon State, 6007 208 4.49. Four-year starter. Tall and rangy with good athletic ability. Good man to man cover corner with long arms. Quick feet. Can stick his foot in the ground and drive quickly on the ball in the air. Has the size and skills in press or off coverage. Good short area quickness. High cut corner that will struggle at times getting too high in his backpedal. Looks awkward as a tackler unless he bends his knees. Not a killer on run support. More of a drag down tackler. Was in on 35 tackles, had 9 passes broken up, and 4 interceptions in 2008. Good durability. BTR:left 4.53, right 4.52. OSR:9/32. Fourth/fifth round. (A-33 1/4, H-9 5/8, VJ-33 1/2, SS-4.42).

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - DeMeco Ryans - Philadelphia Eagles

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DEMECO RYANS: Alabama, 6012 235 4.65. Three-year starter. Complete read and react linebacker. Fringe inside size. Good instincts. Strikes with good knee bend. Closes on the ball in the air. Can be overaggressive at times and overrun the play. Doesn’t stay blocked. A team leader on and off the field. A student of the game. An explosive hitter that will run through the ball carrier. Good agility in traffic. Uses hands to shed blocks and has awareness to strip ball. Quick to read and react. Takes good angles. Sudden lateral quickness and can redirect. Good pass coverage and receiver awareness. Locks out and clogs up the running lanes. Will throw his body around to make a play. Sudden break on the ball. Plays faster than timed speed. Explosive hitter. First round talent. (A-31 3/8, H-8 5/8, BP-23, SS-4.18). Originally drafted by Houston.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Draft Rewind 2005 - Khalif Barnes - Oakland Raiders

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about KHALIF BARNES: Washington, 6056 305 4.99. Four-year starter. Team captain. Played both strong and weak tackle in career. Broke wrist after five games in 2004 and missed remainder of season. Long armed and athletic. Agility and balance to handle good defensive ends. Quick feet to pick up pass rush and to fold block. Overall quickness and functional strength at point of attack. Nimble feet and can adjust on the run when pulling. Lateral quickness to cut off slant moves. Bends his knees. Flashes explosive punch in pass protection. Can quick set, redirect, and keep a good base. Weaknesses in his game include inconsistent use of hands, lack of finish on pass and run blocks. Will play high and get leveraged back to quarterback. Has a breakdown in technique during game. Question intensity and desire to play the game. Will overextend and lose his feet. Low motor guy who appears to flash first round ability but consistently underachieves. Originally drafted by Jacksonville.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - John Conner - New York Jets

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JOHN CONNER: Kentucky, 5111 246 4.71. Started 26 games for the Wildcats. Consistent lead blocker in an I-formation. Thick upper and lower body. Runs his feet on contact. Takes pride in his blocking. A classic short-necked blocker that is physical kicking out or sealing an off tackle defender. Explosive leading the way on inside isolation plays. Road grader on the outside, blocking the perimeter in the lead option. Third guard. Blocks well on all levels. Collision football player. Not a negative yard rusher. Hammers the ball up inside between the tackles. Has toughs and courage. Productive in his role. Carried the ball 54 times for 247 yards averaging 4.6 yards per carry in his career. He has four rushing touchdowns, caught 25 passes for 193 yards, and 4 touchdowns. Functional receiver when called upon. Effective in pass pro. Will step up to take on blitz. Has a special teams demeanor and mentality. A good athlete that can adjust on the run. OSR:17/28. Fourth/fifth round. (A- 32, H-8 1/2, BP-24, SS-4.36).

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Will Beatty - New York Giants

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about WILL BEATTY: Connecticut, 6060 307 5.06. Two-year starter. Very good athletic ability. Long arms and big hands. Good first step quickness. Raw in technique. Good effort player. Has the feet to elevate his game as a pass protector and downfield run blocker. Struggled to block the edge in the Senior Bowl. Waist bender in the one on one pass rush drills. Went to the ground several times. Had a tough time blocking Larry English. Will soft set in pass protection and will get leveraged back if he doesn’t play with flat feet. Zone blocking tackle that can run his feet. Needs more strength and violence in his play. Good movement skills in both the run and passing games. Can adjust and block in space. Needs to improve his use of hands. Drops hands in pass pro at times. Good downfield effort in the running game. May disappoint as he is more athlete than football player. Question intensity in his overall play. OSR:3/47. Second round. (A-34 3/4, H-10, BP-27, 10-1.75).

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Jimmy Graham - New Orleans Saints

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JIMMY GRAHAM: Miami, 6063 259 4.55. Started one game in the only year he played. Four-year basketball letterman, one year of college football. Still learning the game. High cut. Will need to work to bend his knees to play low. Struggles as a blocker. Good eye-hand coordination. Not a natural hand catcher. Cradles and traps the ball. Good straight line speed and leaping ability. Waits on ball instead of going up after it at the high point. Needs work in every phase of his game - patterns, coverage recognition, release, separation, catching the ball short and long, inline blocker, and downfield blocker. One speed player that is a developing size/speed prospect. Big target with long arms. Career and 2009 stats are 17 catches, 213 yards, 12.5 yards per catch, and 5 touchdowns. OSR: 1/13. Fourth/fifth round. (A-35, H-10 5/8, BP-DNP, VJ-38.5).

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Draft Rewind 2005 - Logan Mankins - New England Patriots

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LOGAN MANKINS: Fresno State, 6041 307 5.14. Three-year starter. Physical player. Former walk-on. Played left tackle, projects to an offensive guard. Aggressive on down blocks. Keeps a good base. Ties up linebackers on second level. Needs work on his angles to second level. The team runs behind him. Good use of hands. Keeps them inside defender’s frame. Can dominate opponent at times. Maintains contact and finishes play. Can bend his knees and play low. Position wall off in pass protection. Aggressive. Plays on his feet. Good balance. Plays with leverage. Struggled in the Senior Bowl with the move from tackle to guard. Lunged and was a waist bender in drills. Was not physical and was beaten off the edge when he played tackle in drills. When the defender got the jump on him, he turned it down. Anchor was below average. Was not agile and didn’t react well to quick defenders. Stopped on contact during pulls. Played left guard in East/West game and was aggressive in the run game. Stayed engaged. Demonstrated good mirror and slide. Was voted Fresno State’s most valuable player. Missed 2003 with a torn right ACL. Should be a solid player, but the Senior Bowl left questions. Late second or third round choice.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Chris Cook - Minnesota Vikings

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CHRIS COOK: Virginia, 6016 212 4.45. Three-year starter. Rangy corner with good size. Can turn and run deep. Wrap tackler in run support. Needs to consciously work to bend his knees. Has a tendency to raise up and play too high then struggles to change direction. Athletic and smooth in his play. A good athlete with loose hips. Possesses good short area quickness for a cover-two corner. Good long speed to run and track vertical deep receivers. Some ball clubs may project him to free safety because of his size and range. Has an injury history and was suspended twice for academics. Not a dumb guy, just didn’t take care of business. Over his career he had 143 tackles, 19 passes broken up, and 7 interceptions. BTR:left 4.30, right 4.48. OSR:3/ 29. Second/third round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 3/8, VJ-38, SS-4.23).

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Draft Rewind 2005 - Richie Incognito - Miami Dolphins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about RICHIE INCOGNITO: Nebraska, 6032 305 4.91. Junior eligible. Two-year starter as a red-shirted freshman and sophomore. Was suspended by Nebraska in ’03 for violation of team rules by Frank Solich. Was reinstated but then dismissed from the team by Bill Callahan in fall of ’04. Then transferred to Oregon where he was dismissed in less than a week for violation of team rules. Started at Nebraska for two years as a left tackle. Was making the move to center for the fall of 2004 when he was suspended. Explosive knee bender who rolls his hips and has strong lower body. Has ability to regain body control and balance. Can redirect and shift weight quickly to defeat defender. Quick pivot and turn. Physical use of hands, punch, and placement. Explosive six-inch punch. Mauls and dominates opponent at times. Works to sustain and finish blocks. Has the ability in pass protection to quick set, change direction, and redirect. Shows attitude and aggression to engage initial contact with base, balance, and knee bend. Stays square with ability to shadow rusher. Quick reactions to recover to blitz pickup. Easy light feet. Quick to cut off defender. Has lateral agility and quickness to cut off slant move. Can anchor against power. Quick on pull and kick out. Good effort to block downfield. Long snapper on punts with average of .68 to .78 on snaps. Violent player who loses control and has a breakdown in technique at times. One of the top linemen at any position in this draft. Must clean up off-field issues, but has the talent and demeanor to succeed. Originally drafted by St. Louis.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - Eric Winston - Kansas City Chiefs

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ERIC WINSTON: Miami, 6065 310 4.94. Started 28 games. Played left tackle for the Hurricanes. Angular and thin-limbed build that is more finesse than powerful. Comes off the ball with a flat back. Sustains contact with defender. Lacks strength in his anchor (thin-hipped). Plays too high and doesn’t bend his knees consistently. Has talent and tools. Not as explosive and powerful as you’d like for a tackle. Recruited as a tight end. Struggled in 2005 in pass protection. Recovered from an ACL in 2004. Wall off position blocker. Good initial quickness. Can recover and redirect. Takes good downfield angles. Slips through and cuts off backside pursuit. Has shorter arms and smaller hands than ideal. Struggles with edge speed and two-move defensive ends. Lacks surge on run blocks. Tried to maul but doesn’t move his feet. Needs more overall strength. Gets up on his toes in pass protection. Can improve his hand use to control defenders. Strength is a major issue. Bunkley, from Florida State, drove him five yards in the backfield. Third or fourth round ability that will get drafted high because of athleticism. Second or third round. (A-32 1/4, H-9 1/4, BP-DNP, 10-1.70). Originally drafted by Houston.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Tyson Alualu - Jacksonville Jaguars

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TYSON ALUALU: California, 6022 291 4.96. Three-year starter. Power player with a thick lower body. A top effort, every down disruptive player that will punch and spin. Plays with explosiveness and leverage. Naturally strong. Shorter than ideal to play a 5-technique end in a 3-4 scheme. May be a one gap under tackle. Good body control. Stays on his feet. Keeps his balance. Uses a quick arm over move. Reads the play quickly. Good instincts. Disruptive. Forces hurries and pressures the quarterback. Good use of hands and feet. Physical tackler. Finishes the play. Performance not potential. Has 156 career tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles. Had a 35.5 vertical jump. Edge speed:left 2.02, right 2.16. OSR:26/35 for defensive ends. Third/fourth round. (A-33, H-10, BP-21, 10-1.70).

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Kavell Conner - Indianapolis Colts

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about KAVELL CONNER: Clemson, 6003 247 4.62. Two-year starter. Active sideline to sideline player. Drives quickly on the plays in front of him. Athletic and smooth in drops and coverage. Always near the ball. Good instincts. Stays square and goes downhill and meets the back with leverage and power. Fills quickly and aggressively. Take on and shed. Good speed and effort to make plays on the perimeter. Takes smart angles. Fluid in his drops. Gets depth. Reads quarterback and reacts very well. Can play short man coverage and run deep down the middle with a tight end. Plays with a good base. Quickness to slip blockers. A hitter that can jolt the ball carrier. Plays the game with intensity and urgency. Quick take off on the blitz and uses his hands and speed to adjust on the move. Over his career he had 313 total tackles, 16 for loss, and 3 sacks. OSR:14/19. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32 3/4, H-9 3/4, BP-24, SS-4.60).

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Draft Rewind 2004 - Matt Schaub - Houston Texans

What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about MATT SCHAUB: Virginia, 6054 240 5.01. Very tall with a somewhat slender build. Started some as a sophomore. Very productive starter the past two seasons. Missed some action as a senior with a shoulder injury. Pocket passer with adequate setup quickness. Holds the ball fairly high. Has a smooth, quick delivery — pushes the ball a bit at times. Poised. Stands in nicely under pressure — will make a throw with a defender bearing down on him. Not real elusive. Has adequate mobility. Comfortable rolling and throwing on the move. High percentage passer — efficient in the short passing game. Accurate with good touch and timing. Does a nice job on screens. Throws a tight spiral. Can gun the intermediate ball but he lacks a powerful arm and is not as effective throwing deep as he is short. Plays with confidence — sees the field well but will throw into coverage looking to make plays. Intelligent. Originally drafted by Atlanta.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - TJ Lang - Green Bay Packers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TJ LANG: Eastern Michigan, 6042 312 5.12. Three-year starter. Played left tackle but projects inside at guard. Played in the Texas vs. Nation game. Not a natural knee bender. Competitive and intense in his play. Plays square with balance and leverage. Power type that has some upper body tightness. Aggressive off on snap. Stays with his target and keeps good head position. Flashes some punch and explosiveness. Works to finish. Goes to the whistle. Gets his hands inside frame and can steer defender. Not a smooth athlete. Plays with a good base and is rarely on the ground. Good downfield effort. Can adjust on the run in pulls. Strong upper body but can be bull rushed if he loses his knee bend. Arms are shorter than ideal. Tough, smart player with some maul in him. Did not attend Combine. Sixth round. (A-32 3/4, H-9 5/8, BP-DNP, 10-1.75).

Monday, October 8, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - Stephen Tulloch - Detroit Lions

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about STEPHEN TULLOCH: North Carolina State, 5106 241 4.84. Junior eligible. Started 18 games in two years. Hits through back when he tackles. Quick to fill and constrict the hole. Can’t run on the watch, but ran Florida State’s Booker down from behind. Has competitive play speed. Was the team’s top tackler with all that first round talent. Averaged 13 tackles per game. Face up explosive tackler. Flashes a burst to the ball. Instinctive. Quick to read and react. Makes plays on the perimeter. Plays on the punt team. An effective special teams’ player. Fast twitch guy. Quick and reactive. Runs through gaps and pressures quarterback. Mobile, hostile, and agile as Coach Jake Gaither would say. Takes good pursuit angles. Will contribute and be productive on special teams. Reminds us of Ron McKinnon who was a free agent and has played in the league a long time. Seventh round. (A-30 3/4, H-9 1/2, BP-27, SS-4.19). Orginally drafted by Tennessee.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - JD Walton - Denver Broncos

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JD WALTON: Baylor, 6025 300 5.23. A three-year starter that transferred from Arizona State. Has done both the shotgun snap in the spread and conventional snap to the quarterback under center. Position/wall off type blocker. Creates inside running lanes by turning the down defender. Solid on the block back or “choke” block. Plays on his feet. Good agility and balance in close quarters. Plays with a good base and works to finish his blocks. Will drop his head at times in pass protection but generally slides and adjusts his mirror to wall off defender. Good hand quickness to lock out and position hands on the breast plate and get push on his target. Strong and crafty, but needs to be more consistent with his ability to recover and anchor in pass protection. Good arm length for position. Can improve his lower body strength to anchor a bull rush. Generally plays with good knee bend. Consistent, tough, smart, and has outstanding leadership qualities. OSR: 27/40. Third/ fourth round. (A-33 3/8, H-9 1/4, BP-24, 10-1.79).

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - DeMarco Murray - Dallas Cowboys

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DEMARCO MURRAY: Oklahoma, 5115 213 4.41. A four-year starter who has rotated with other backs over his career. A versatile athlete who plays in a spread offense. Has experience at wide receiver, in the slot, and takes the direct snap in the Wildcat along with his running back duties. As a freshman he averaged 29.3 yards per kickoff return. Solid overall run skills, inside and outside. Natural instincts and feel for running the ball. Quick reactions, vision, and has the ability to find and hit a crease with body lean. Runs with a low pad level and has good contact balance. Uses a strong stiff arm to ward off tacklers. A pick and slide type runner who is talented and can sidestep a tackler. Displays good hands to catch all the pass routes with good eye/hand coordination. Dependable and reliable to make plays as needed. A clutch player at crunch time. Three time first team All Big-12 Academic. In 2007 he suffered a hamstring injury on the opening kickoff in the Big-12 Championship and missed the BCS Championship game. Dislocated a knee cap in 2007 in the eleventh game. Career stats: 3685 yds, 4.9 ypc, 50 TDs, 157 receptions, 1571 yds, 13 TDs. OSR:9/36. Third/fourth round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 3/8, BP-22, SS-4.18).

Friday, October 5, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Mohamed Massaquoi - Cleveland Browns

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MOHAMED MASSAQUOI: Georgia, 6014 210 4.55. Three-year starter. Long arms. Quicker than fast. Good sized target with inconsistent hands. Big game against Georgia Tech put him back on the radar. No hold up on the line. More muscular and thicker than he looks in a uniform. Good body control with the strength to burst through a tackle. A long strider that is inconsistent to drop his weight and burst out of his cuts. He does have good footwork and body balance however. Can read coverages and adjust his routes. When he’s on, he catches everything in his hands. Will reach and extend for the ball. Part of his problem catching may be Matt Stafford’s fast ball. A good worker that will compete. A possession type receiver that has ascending skills and ability to play on Sunday. Has been durable over his career. OSR:25/38. Fourth/fifth round. (A-33 1/4, H-9 7/8, VJ-36.5, SS-4.15).

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Armon Binns - Cincinnati Bengals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ARMON BINNS: Cincinnati, 6030 209 4.53. Two-year starter who is a productive possession type receiver. A big target who is a hand catcher. Can beat single coverage. Will reach and extend for a poorly thrown ball. Aggressive and competitive on the ball. Played in a spread offense. Picks up speed as he goes down the field. Caught 136 passes the past two years for 1989 yards and 21 touchdowns. A willing blocker who can adjust on the move. A slot type receiver who is durable and consistent. The leading receiver in the Big East Conference with 6.2 catches and 91.8 yards per game. 2010 stats: 75-1101 yds, 14.7 ypr, 10 TDs. OSR:32/ 43. Sixth/seventh round. (A-31 1/2, H-9 1/2, VJ-31.5, SS-4.31). Originally signed as a college free agent by Jacksonville.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - Brandon Marshall - Chicago Bears

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BRANDON MARSHALL: Central Florida, 6044 229 4.53. Two years as a receiver and six games as a free safety. A standout during the week of practice and in the Hula Bowl game. A big receiver that played free safety as a junior and led the team in tackles. A physically strong receiver that can beat press coverage with quickness or strength. Can match and pluck the ball out away from his body. He could separate with quickness off the break. Good ball reactions to see and adjust to the ball in flight. Can make a catch in a crowd then run strong after the catch. Fast for a big receiver. Third/ fourth round. (A-32 5/8, H-8 7/8, SS-4.31, VJ-37). Originally drafted by Denver.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Cam Newton - Carolina Panthers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CAM NEWTON: Auburn, 6050 248 4.59. Junior entry. One-year starter. Junior college transfer. Started career at the University of Florida. Won the junior college national championship at Blinn (TX) Junior College in 2009. Runs the spread, no huddle, run first edition. Confident and aggressive in his play. Runs the dive and read option. Quick up the field when he runs the ball. Big and strong. Uses the stiff arm to ward off tacklers. Physical in the run game. Can take and give a hit. Runs the ball out of the Wildcat. Can avoid defenders in space. Question ability to pre-read, sight adjust, and locate secondary receivers. His field vision and awareness are not readily evident. Runs the quarterback counter sweep and follows his blockers. Demonstrates an open field burst to run away from defenders. Can elude pass rushers. Tall enough to see over the line. Has a strong arm and fast ball when he needs it. Can zip the ball on a shallow post route or hit a receiver on a 25-yard comeback. Generally throws to wide open receivers. One flaw is that he stares down and locks on a receiver. Will sling the ball on the run off balance trying to make a play. Will need to learn all the nuances and fundamentals of the pro passing game - consistency, ability to anticipate windows in coverage, taking snaps from center and dropping to the throwing point, decision making, accuracy, balance and footwork in the pocket. The bottom line is that Newton is a big flexible right handed athlete who can make all the throws. Has some natural leadership qualities on the field. He also has mechanic breakdowns which cause the ball to drop or go high and away. A developmental quarterback with rare tools. Has some red flags that need to be addressed. Boom or bust prospect. 2010 stats: 2854 passing yds, 66.1%, 30 TDs, 7 INTs, 1473 rushing yds, 20 rushing TDs. Ball velocity 56 mph. OSR:3/18. First round talent. (A-33 3/4, H-9 7/8, SS-4.18, VJ-35).

Monday, October 1, 2012

Draft Rewind 2012 - Cordy Glenn - Buffalo Bills

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CORDY GLENN: Georgia, 6056 345 5.08. Four-year starter with experience at both right and left guard as well as left tackle. Red-shirted in 2007. Was moved permanently to left tackle in the spring of 2011. May project inside to guard for some teams. An imposing physical specimen with long arms, a wide body, and athletic feet. Good punch and explosiveness as a run blocker and pass protector. Gets his power from his flexible hips, knees, and ankles. Has the ability to stay balanced with knee bend. Can block on the move. Good effort and ability to block downfield. Powerful on down blocks. Athletic when he pulls and fold blocks. Good initial quickness and movement to adjust on the run. Good body control and follow through. Has the size, strength, and balance to anchor and hold his ground against a bull rush. Demonstrates good lateral range which is a definite requirement if he plays left tackle on the next level. Must focus and concentrate on every play. Has a tendency to have breakdowns in fundamentals and positional intensity. Senior Bowl notes: had a dominant week of practice and demonstrated his versatility playing left guard and both tackle positions. A big man who can pull and be productive in space. Powerful and mobile with good balance. Probable first year starter. OSR:12/ 48. First round. (A-35 3/4, H-10 1/8, BP-31, 10-1.76).

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Torrey Smith - Baltimore Ravens

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TORREY SMITH: Maryland, 6007 204 4.43. Junior entry. Two-and-a-half year starter who is a vertical receiver with good body control. Creates separation with speed and athletic ability. Quick feet gives him a chance to come out of his break with a burst. Plays fast. Competitive at the ball in the air. Can make the tough circus type catch. Uses his talent as a kickoff return specialist to run after catch as a receiver. All-time ACC career kickoff return leader. Adjusts well to the low ball or high and away passes. Runs the full route tree with outs, deep, corner patterns, dig routes, comebacks, etc. Many times he outruns the coverage, but the quarterback can’t get him the ball or under throws him. Good effort to block in the run game. A mature and stable hard worker who is an ascending player. Will contribute on special teams. 2010 stats: 67-1055 yds, 15.7 ypr, 12 TDs. OSR:2/ 43. First/second round. (A-32 5/8, H-8 5/8, VJ-41.5, SS-4.13).

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Draft Rewind 2004 - Michael Turner - Atlanta Falcons

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MICHAEL TURNER: Northern Illinois, 5104 237 4.48. A hard running tailback with good size and strength. Could project in a one-back set. Productive two year starter. Durable workhorse. A somewhat slow starter — not quick to the hole. More fast than quick. Keeps his shoulders squared and runs with good lean and power. Tough between the tackles. Keeps his feet active and gives good second effort. Holds the ball securely. Not a consistent tackle breaker — gets tripped up by low contact too easily. Has good vision for reading and following blocks. Has the burst to get outside and turn the corner but looks to bounce plays wide a little too much. Not a real sharp cutter — slows to change directions on the move. Lacks dynamic elusiveness — lowers his shoulder and drives into defenders in the open rather than evade. Not used a lot as a blocker but has ability in that area — can bend his knees and deliver a solid blow. Marginal receiver with adequate hands. Needs to improve as a route runner. Originally drafted by San Diego.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Draft Rewind 2005 - Adam Snyder - Arizona Cardinals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ADAM SNYDER: Oregon, 6053 313 5.37. Three-year starter. Played both right and left tackle. Also spent some time at right guard. He is projected inside at a guard because he struggles to block edge speed. Physical and tough player. Average foot quickness and lateral movement. Inconsistent to use techniques. Will play high and waist bend in pass protection. Feet are heavy and average. Can sit down and anchor versus the bull rush. Try hard effort player. Mauler in run blocks. Usually gets help from back in pass protection. Physical on down blocks. Maintains position on defender in pass protection. Will run his feet if he locks on defensive tackle. Generally keeps his hands inside the frame and steers defender. Better run blocker than a pass protector. Will struggle to redirect. Has fits with a two move player. Fourth or fifth round. May go lower with limited athletic ability. Originally drafted by San Francisco.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Ryan Kerrigan - Washington Redskins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about RYAN KERRIGAN: Purdue, 6037 267 4.71. Three-year starter who is very technique conscious and productive. Plays right defensive end in a four-man front. Rarely gets single blocked. Can’t be blocked with a tight end. Plays low and with good leverage. Can walk an offensive tackle back to the quarterback at times. Instinctive. Quick to read and react to pressure then gets to the ball. Right place at the right time player. Can run the hoop as a pass rusher, bending his course to the depth of the quarterback. Generally doesn’t get run out of the play. Good use of arms, hands, and leverage at the point of attack. Sudden first step. Plays on his feet. Uses a variety of pass rush moves including rip, spin, and slap and grab. Disruptive even if he doesn’t get the sack. Gets his hands up on the rush or tries to slap the ball out of the quarterback or ball carrier’s hand. Doesn’t give up on a play. Works from snap to whistle. Gets through traffic with urgency and intensity. Strong game in win over Ohio State in 2009 where he demonstrated all his tools. Knocked off the rust Senior Bowl week and impressed with his jackrabbit get off quickness. Purdue did not play in a bowl game, so it was about 8 weeks between starts for the elite pass rusher. The highly motivated competitor had 5 tackles, 3 TFL, and a sack in the game. In 2009 he led the Big-10 and was third nationally with 13 sacks. He also had 18 1/2 TFL. He led the nation with 7 FF, second most in Big-10 history. In 2010 he racked up 70 tackles, 12 1/2 sacks, 26 TFL, 5 FF, and 1 PBU. A Jared Allen clone. Edge speed:left 1.94, right 2.05. OSR:5/26. First round. (A-33 1/2, H-9 5/8, BP-31, 10-1.63).

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Jake Locker - Tennessee Titans

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JAKE LOCKER: Washington, 6022 231 4.59. Three-year starter who is a dynamic playmaker. Possesses all the tools and athletic ability to succeed on the next level. Broke his thumb in game four against Stanford in 2008 which slowed his progress. Played in 2009 with a group of young receivers who dropped several passes early in the year but proved to be talented skill players by season’s end. Returned to the Huskies in 2010 to continue his development under quarterback guru and head coach Steve Sarkisian. Fundamentally, Locker is an ascending player who can throw from the pocket or on the move from a variety of deliveries. Classic compact release. Holds ball cheek level and is quick on his release. Plays in both a spread offense where he takes shotgun snaps and a pro style where he accepts the ball from under center. His arm is strong enough to throw deep and all the sideline passes. He can zip the tough deep comeback route. Has the innate ability to speed up his delivery under a heavy rush and gets the ball out of his hand quickly and on time. Can hit a moving target in stride on vertical patterns down the field. Particularly dangerous on play action, bootlegs, and waggle plays because of his movement skills. Rare foot quickness to make plays on the move. Accurate on sprint passes to his left. Squares his shoulders and throws between the numbers. Steps up into the pocket on drop back passes. Steps into his throws. Strong enough to throw off his back foot with deep accuracy. Has gone through a new offensive line and receivers. Struggled with consistency not always due to his making. Talented if accuracy, footwork, and decision making continue to improve. Explosive burst upfield when he pulls the ball down if receivers are covered, or when he runs the quarterback draw. In 2009 he led the PAC-10 in total offense averaging 265.7 yards per game, including 2800 yards passing. He threw for 21 touchdowns and had 11 interceptions. Has good decision making skills, poise, and leadership qualities. 2010 stats: 2265 passing yds, 55.4%, 17 TDs, 9 INTs, 385 yds rushing. Ball velocity 54 mph. OSR:2/18. First/second round. (A-32, H-9 7/8, SS-4.12, VJ-35).

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Carl Nicks - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about 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). (originally drafted by New Orleans in 2008)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - John Moffitt - Seattle Seahawks

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JOHN MOFFITT: Wisconsin, 6040 314 5.53. Four-year starter. Started at center in 2008. Plays with strong hands and a solid 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 run game and pass protection. Can be pushed and leveraged back when he plays straight-legged. Versatile. Has experience at guard and center. Mentally tough and consistent. Good first step quickness out of stance. The offensive guard version of former Badger Mark Tauscher, especially the build. Plays with an intensity, aggression, and attitude. Good power base and anchor in pass protection. Competitive zone blocker then runs his feet on contact. May project to center for some teams. OSR:36/49. Fourth/ fifth round. (A-33, H-9 1/2, BP-23, 10-1.89).

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Mario Manningham - San Francisco 49ers

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). (originally drafted by NY Giants in 2008)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Tyronne Green - San Diego Chargers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TYRONNE GREEN: Auburn, 6016 309 5.35. Two-year starter. Long arms and big hands. Physical player with raw skills. Former defensive lineman. Powerful short area punch. In the Senior Bowl game he gave B.J. Raji all he could handle. He was on him like white on rice. Kept position on Raji in pass protection and walled him off in the run game. Needs additional work on his pulling technique and balance in space. Would like to see him finish better, but he just needs playing time to refine his game. Thick butt and legs. His feet get wider than his shoulders in pass pro, but he plays with bent knees. Looks like a good fit for a zone blocking team that requires the ability to quick position a defender with base leverage and to run his feet on contact. OSR:33/ 47. Sixth/seventh round. (A-33 3/4, H-10 1/4, BP-22, 10-1.75).

Friday, September 21, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Lance Kendricks - St. Louis Rams

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LANCE KENDRICKS: Wisconsin, 6031 243 4.75. Two-year starter who is a move tight end that can adjust and block on the run. A former wide receiver with good route savvy and receiving skills. Is a sticky, physical, and scrappy blocker. An H-back type who lines up in the slot or wing position. As with all Badger tight ends, they spend more time working on blocking than they do catching the ball. Has the ability to make the tough catch. Athletic after catch. No hold up on his release. Good body control in and out of his cuts. Flashes some fake and cut ability. More fluid than stiff in his movements. Flexible with good knee bend. Creates space from the defender to get open. Good awareness of coverages. Can get open versus man to man or zone. Can catch a ball in a crowd. Good concentration. 2010 stats: 43-663 yds, 15.4 ypr, 5 TDs. OSR:5/17. Third/fourth round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 5/8, BP-25, VJ-34.5).

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Antonio Brown - Pittsburgh Steelers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ANTONIO BROWN: Central Michigan, 5101 186 4.59. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Plays faster than recorded forty time. Returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Runs several horizontal routes in their pass scheme - hitches, bubble screens, etc. Soft consistent hands to pluck the ball, put it away, and burst up the field. Central Michigan tried to get him in space where he wins battles with quickness and elusiveness. Ultra productive receiver that caught 305 passes in three years, good for 3199 yards, and 22 touchdowns. Good field vision and awareness. Plays on special teams as a punt and kickoff returner. Will need to learn all the NFL nuances of downfield route running because he hasn’t done it in their scheme. Had a good college quarterback feeding him the ball in Dan Lefevour. In the GMAC Bowl game he had 403 all-purpose yards. Has been durable over his career. In 2009 he caught 110 passes for 1198 yards, 10.9 average, and 9 touchdowns. OSR:35/ 37. Sixth/seventh round. (A-31, H-9, VJ-33.5, SS-4.18).

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Danny Watkins - Philadelphia Eagles

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DANNY WATKINS: Baylor, 6034 312 5.37. Two-year starter at left tackle. Transfer from Butte (CA) Junior College. Will be a 26-year old rookie. In his previous life he was a firefighter for four years before entering college. Physical in his play. Goes to the whistle. Plays square. Can lockout, sit down, and anchor a bull rush. Gets movement on double teams. Moves his feet on contact. A power player with good feet and follow through in the run game. Maintains a good base. Will collide with linebacker’s ear hole at times on the second level. Sometimes looks old school with his fire, fit, and follow through on base run blocks. Plays with maturity and violence in his hands. When he locks on a breast plate the pass rush is over. Big strong hands and long arms. Controls and drives defender in the run game. Mentally tough. Plays the game with attitude and aggression. Solid lower body with flexibility and power. A Canadian who is still learning the game. OSR:33/49. Second/ third round. (A-33 3/4, H-10 1/8, BP-29, 10-1.84).

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Denarius Moore - Oakland Raiders

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DENARIUS MOORE: Tennessee, 5115 194 4.45. Two-year starter. A vertical speed receiver who runs good routes and catches the ball in his hands. Good vision and ball skills. Finds the ball in transition out of his route. A willing wall off and position blocker. Had two 200-yard receiving games in 2010, one against Kentucky and one against South Carolina. Good adjustment to poorly thrown passes. Slender build. Needs more strength to get off press coverage. Productive downfield averaging over 20 yards per catch. Can make the deep overhead catch over either shoulder. A good athlete with some positive receiving skills. 2010 stats: 47-981 yds, 20.9 ypr, 9 TDs. OSR:11/43. Fourth/fifth round. (A-33, H-9 1/2, VJ-36, SS-4.15).

Monday, September 17, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Muhammad Wilkerson - New York Jets

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MUHAMMAD WILKERSON: Temple, 6041 315 4.96. Junior entry. Two-year starter who is athletic with good lateral quickness. Very productive and active over his career. Can play in a three or four man front, depending on what he is asked to do. Has the size, arm length, and thick posterior to hold his ground. Unfortunately, his first move is up at times, instead of out and he plays high. Good awareness to get his hands up in the throwing lane. Moved around at left and right defensive end to take advantage of matchups. Doesn’t stay blocked. Pushes the pocket in the MAC because he is bigger and stronger than many centers or tackles he sees, but will need to play low and with leverage. Needs to work on his hand quickness. Raw but has tools to make a team. Good rip with outside arm on slant moves. Deliberate more than fast twitch. Good effort player. Plays square and closes down laterally. Plays with power, disruption, and aggressiveness. 2010 stats: 70 tackles, 13 TFL, 9 1/2 sacks, 2 FF, 3 PBU. Edge speed:left 2.05, right 2.04. OSR:23/49 for all defensive linemen. 4/25 for tackles. Late first/second round. (A-35 1/4, H-10, BP-27, 10-1.75).

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Kenny Phillips - New York Giants

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about KENNY PHILLIPS: Miami, 6022 212 4.51. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Seven career interceptions. Good athlete with long arms. Big, instinctive, physical, and aggressive in run support. Experienced in both zone and man coverage. Has the speed and anticipation to overlap his corners deep. Impressive hip flexibility and turns in transition for a big man. No wasted steps. Quick to read, diagnose, and anticipate with quick reactions. Good ball skills. Plays the ball in the air. Strong in both the pass and run game. Mentally and physically tough. Explosive hitter. Good body control. Quick feet and good change of direction. Plays with confidence and attitude. Daring. OSR:5/23. BTR:left 4.42, right 4.54. First round. (A-33 3/4, H-9, SS-4.29, VJ-32.5).

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Cameron Jordan - New Orleans Saints

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CAMERON JORDAN: California, 6041 287 4.76. Three-year starter. A flexible athlete who can bend and turn the corner. Played end in 3-4 scheme at Cal. Long arms and huge hands to control the blocker. Explosive edge speed and power. Quick hands to stab, punch, and extend his arms to gain separation. Consistent in the run game and rushing the passer. Can push the pocket when moved inside at tackle. Plays with good leverage and quickness. Disruptive and instinctive player who breaks quickly on a thrown ball. Possesses a thick and strong lower body to anchor in the run game. Uses a series of moves, including a rip or arm over to split a seam. Productive and aware. Impressive week of practice at the Senior Bowl where he impressed with his intensity and run stuffing ability. Bright-eyed, smart, and a high effort fast twitch player. NFL DNA - father Steve Jordan was a long-time Viking tight end. 2010 stats: 62 tackles, 5 1/2 sacks, 12 1/2 TFL, 3 FF, and 4 PBU. Edge speed:left 2.12, right 2.24. OSR:4/26. First round. (A-34 1/2, H-11 1/4, BP-25, 10-1.68).

Friday, September 14, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Stevan Ridley - New England Patriots

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about STEVAN RIDLEY: LSU, 5112 225 4.64. Junior entry. Started nine games in career. An I-formation back who is a straight ahead north/south runner who can pick his way through traffic. Drives legs on contact. Generally gets what’s blocked. Not always a creative runner, but runs hard. Picks up his feet and can step through tackles. Downhill with zone cut back vision. Lowers his shoulder and will hit and spin off the tackler. Can slip tacklers or make a defender miss in space. Skips through the line and can make a linebacker grab for air. Explosive into the hole at times and flashes a quick cut and burst up the field. Combines different running styles to gain yards. A tough kid who can break tackles. Keeps his shoulders square to the line of scrimmage and runs to daylight. A natural hand catcher who is rarely used in that role. 2010 stats: 1147 yds, 4.6 ypc, 15 TDs, 11 receptions for 61 yds. OSR:20/36. Fourth/fifth round. (A-31 7/8, H-9 1/4, BP-18, SS-4.21).

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Christian Ponder - Minnesota Vikings

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CHRISTIAN PONDER: Florida State, 6021 222 4.65. A three-year starter. Graduated in 2 ½ years and has been working on his MBA for the past year and a half. Learning complex NFL offenses will not be a problem. Has Kurt Warner type accuracy. Consistent ability to keep receivers on their routes with few adjustments. Throws a catchable ball with timing, touch, and rare ball placement to his receivers. Completed 68.8 percent of his passes in 2009. Patient passing the ball. Lets the play develop while reading coverages, then delivers ball. Equally skilled at throwing horizontal or vertical passes with accuracy. Quick release. Always ready to throw, keeps the ball up at shoulder level or above. No wasted motion. Tight spiral with velocity. Quick feet. Gets to throwing point quickly in conventional or shotgun alignments. Good mechanics. Can scramble out, gather himself, and throw accurately. Quick and fluid. A poised leader who doesn’t get rattled. Features the arm strength to fit the ball into tight spots in the “red zone.” Quick twitch from vision to launch point. He sees it, he hits it. Makes plays left or right on the move. Accurate on bootlegs and waggles. Played in nine games in 2010 before he had surgery on his right shoulder after being injured in the Clemson game. 2010 stats: 2044 passing yds, 61.5%, 20 TDs, 8 INTs. Ball velocity 51 mph. OSR:4/18. First/second round. (A-31 3/4, H-10 1/8, SS-4.09, VJ-34).

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Mike Pouncey - Miami Dolphins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MIKE POUNCEY: Florida, 6053 303 5.18. Three-year starter. Twin brother of Steelers’ first round draft choice Maurkice Pouncey. Our top guard or center, but is versatile enough to back up every position on the offensive line. Some ball clubs prefer him at guard and others at center. He struggled on short snaps in the shotgun where every snap was an adventure early in 2010. Can turn the down defender with strong leg action and sure hands. Good effort and body control. Effective downfield on the Utah pass. Good in space to adjust and sustain his block. Powerful blocker who can roll his hips to shock and control the down defender. Too tall to bend and play with leverage at center. Feisty and competitive. Plays with an ornery streak. Relishes contact. A mauler on down blocks. Good hip and knee flexibility at guard where he can change direction and move in on a moving target and finish his block. Good effort to seal on the second level and block downfield. Good lateral agility and quickness versus a slant move. Explosive punch and use of hands. Gains control and locks out. Has the ability to create separation. Plays on his feet. In pass protection he plays in a pre-set stance with a good base and balance. Can slide, mirror, and adjust his feet. As a freshman he moved from the offensive line to the defensive line because of injuries and played in every game. Did not bench by his choice. OSR:35/49. First/second round. (A-32 1/4, H-9 3/4, BP-DNP, 10-1.80).

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Rodney Hudson - Kansas City Chiefs

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about RODNEY HUDSON: Florida State, 6022 291 5.27. Four-year starter at left guard. Awarded the Jacobs’ Blocking Trophy in 2009 and 2010 as the best offensive lineman in the conference. Projects to center for some teams because of size. Hudson is the classic “don’t look at the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.” Plays with the speed and agility to pull and be effective on the second level where he seals the linebackers by taking good angles. Possesses rare foot quickness to execute a variety of blocks in run blocking and pass protection. Plays with functional strength and leverage to handle larger defensive linemen. Can turn the defender in the hole. Puts a hat on a hat and maintains contact. Athletic enough to zone block, double team, combo, trap, and log as well as lead through the hole and around the edge. If production is based on consistency for an offensive lineman, Hudson has only been penalized three times in three years and averages one missed assignment for every 112 plays. String of 28 straight starts was ended by missing the final two games of 2009 with a knee strain. Everything about his game is sudden – weight transfer and change of direction, space adjustment, body control and balance recovery, set quickness, base and reach blocks, and punch and use of hands. Active downfield. Gets push in the run game. Drives his feet on contact. A three for one player, however he did start one game as a freshman at left tackle. Potential Pro Bowl center. OSR:46/49. Second/third round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 3/8, BP-27, 10-1.76).

Monday, September 10, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Blaine Gabbert - Jacksonville Jaguars

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BLAINE GABBERT: Missouri, 6043 234 4.62. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Right handed passer who is consistent and accurate in his play. Gets the ball out of his hand quickly. Sudden to “catch” and release. He sees it quickly and hits it quickly. Can speed up his delivery under the pressure of a rush and keep his accuracy. Carries the ball chest high or higher at all times. No wasted motion to re-cock and throw. High overhand release. Demonstrates good touch over the linebackers and in front of the safeties. Generally throws a tight spiral with good velocity. High RPMs, good rotation. Will use his eyes and pump fakes to move the safeties. Athletic and mobile enough to extend the play. A rhythm and timing passer. Plays in a pass first spread offense that features slant routes, bubble screens, and quick outs. Will also step into the deep passes downfield and put the ball between the numbers on the receiver. A patient quarterback who spreads the ball around to four, sometimes five different receivers. Accurate throwing the skinny post down the seam. Deadly on the 18-yard out. Strong enough to run quarterback draws in the red zone. Will tuck the ball away and lower his shoulder going for the extra yard. A long strider who can scramble for positive deep yards. Will fail to get enough air under the ball at times. Guns the ball into tight spots. Quick step and throw. Accurate when moving around in the pocket. Throwing windows were small against Nebraska’s man to man coverage. A good athlete with good footwork. Will need to work on his drop back steps to throwing point and his balance transfers from back to front. Good anticipation and ball placement to receiver on the run. Keeps his eyes down the field. Appears to be the type of athlete who will prepare and work on his weaknesses. 2010 stats: 301/475, 3186 passing yds, 63.4%, 16 TDs, 9 INTs. Did not throw at the Combine. OSR:7/18. First round. (A-33, H-10, SS-4.26, VJ-33.5).