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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - Mario Williams - Houston Texans

What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about MARIO WILLIAMS: North Carolina State, 6070 295 4.66. Junior eligible. Three-year starter. Rare talent. Can turn speed to power on the rush. A 20-year old true junior. Long arms and big hands. Uses a series of moves including a quick arm over. Sudden first step quickness. Exceptional lateral agility. Covers a lot of ground fast. A disruptive force. You must account for him. Quick hit and spin move. Can run the play down from the backside. Uses a counter to react to block. Can’t be single blocked. Goes for the strip. Dominating player. On the power rush his feet never stop. Has a burst and closing speed. Goes full speed on an X stunt and causes havoc and gets a sack. Covered a back down the sidelines on a wheel route. Quick to read after controlling opponent. Good reaction to blocking angles. Explosive off the edge. Good body control and balance. Stays on his feet. Flashes a stab and six inch punch. Explodes into the blocker. Strong and plays with leverage at the point. Good use of hands to separate from the blocker. Power/active legs. Mobility and speed to string out the play. Productive versus the run. Explosive wrap up tackler. Doesn’t lose ground. Plays square to line of scrimmage. Gets through traffic with urgency. Plays with a power base and lower body strength. Tenacious types of moves - slap, grab, swim, rip. Closing speed to quarterback. Flashes Reggie White’s patented ‘hump’ move. Needs to elevate his consistency every game and every play. Some games he played with good leverage and hand use, others he had a breakdown in technique and played high. Top five pick. (A-34 1/8, H-10 1/4, BP-35, 10-1.61).

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Draft Rewind 2005 - Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about AARON RODGERS: California, 6020 223 4.76. Junior eligible. Two-year starter. Junior college transfer. Fundamentally sound. Good use of body on throws. Quick snappy release with a fluid motion, keeping the ball high. Outstanding accuracy and touch. Can hit the target short, medium, and put air under the long ball. Majors in medium and short patterns. Good timing on throws. Taught to read one-half of the field and goes through progressions. Good pre snap reads and locating secondary receivers. Competitor who is a hard worker. Has knowledge of the game and leads on the field. Performs under game and rush pressure. Does not panic. Has courage. Not easily flushed. Ability to avoid the rush. Has vision, feel, and natural running ability. Can take a hit. Good toughness. Productive over career. Makes good decisions and keeps eyes focused down the field. Quick dropback speed from center to throwing point, using crossover balanced steps, active feet, up on his toes. Body is under control and ready to pass. Confident and smart. First round.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MATTHEW STAFFORD: Georgia, 6022 225 4.84. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Right handed. Plays in a pro style offense that is built around the play action game. Takes snap from under center and in shotgun. Streaky passer that is physically gifted. Runs both the huddle and no huddle offense. Excellent arm strength. Inconsistencies seem to appear when he is not in a rhythm. Will force the ball, throw into coverage, and make bad decisions. Part of his problem was a young and inconsistent offensive line. Has a fast delivery with a strong wrist and a quick snap. Always ready to throw. Carries ball up. No wasted motion. A tight spiral with speed. Can recock and throw. Overall accuracy is good, both short and long. Keeps receivers on their routes. He also puts the ball where the receivers can make plays. Throws a catchable ball. Gifted arm. Can throw deep and sideline pass to opposite hash. Can throw the ball down the middle of the field. Zips the ball into tight spots. Can throw the deep comeback route. Can make plays on the move, reset the body with balance, and then make a quick and accurate throw. Appears to be unselfish and a good leader. Quick release. When in shotgun he gets to throwing point, backpedaling or crossover steps. Can make throws whether he is balanced or not. Rarely under throws a pass. Body is under control and ready to pass. Plays up on his toes. Can hit a moving target at full speed. Can flick the ball for completions on the run. Can throw the deep corner route and keeps the ball away from the corner and safety. Will throw the ball up for grabs at times. Can read coverages including pre-snap read. Quick to see and react to blitz. Knows where his hot receivers are at. Understands protection. Will hang in pocket under a heavy rush. Can take a hit. Not nifty footed, but quick enough. Can make clutch throws and plays. Doesn’t panic. Courage and poise in pocket. Can manage a game with instincts and control. More consistency in the shotgun. Throws darts in slant patterns. Deadly throwing seam routes into three deep coverage. Better reads from shotgun. Throws the slant like he invented it. Can gun the ball to receivers backing away from the line of scrimmage. Will move a defender with his eyes or use the pump fake. Can throw from different levels, 3/4 or sidearm as needed, and is accurate. Keeps his eyes scanning down the field. Can throw the ball on a tight rope and squeeze it into traffic. If he was in a spread pass oriented offense he would have set records that would have been unbreakable. Drops and penalties contributed to his mediocre completion percentage. Big hands and long levers. OSR:8/21. First round. (A-33 1/4, H-10, VJ-30.5, SS-4.47).

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Tim Tebow - Denver Broncos

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TIM TEBOW: Florida, 6026 236 4.70. Three-year starter that may be the most decorated football player in college football history. Left handed passer. Plays in an option oriented offense where the quarterback’s feet and legs are key to the offense; the edge type spread-the-field scheme that features option, running the corner, and ball control passing. Big, strong, smart, and athletic with rare intangibles. Rotated his freshman year with Chris Leak. Has directed the Gators to two national championships in three years. Only player in NCAA history to rush and pass for at least 20 touchdowns in a season. Physically and mentally tough. A take charge guy that leads his teammates. Consistent and reliable. Performs under pressure. Plays with confidence. Durable. Can shake off arm tackles and take a hit. Disciplined with the football. Loves to play quarterback. Has a feel for the game. Can make a flat-footed throw with a man in his face. Has the ability to make defenders miss and still see the field. Can make a good situation out of a bad one. Played with a new group of receivers in 2009. A competitor with will, passion, and fire to get the job done. Can read coverages but will work to master the NFL complexities. Throws strikes when he has a clean pocket as a drop back passer, but has the ability to throw on the run. Accurate short and medium. Has a variety of deliveries. Will need to work on all the nuances of NFL quarterback play. Innate ability to respond to change. Elevates the performance of everyone around him. Can shuck pass rushers that try to tackle him high. Not easy to tackle. Good running instincts. Can hit the deep square in and skinny post in the seam. Good poise and patience. Throws a wobbly but catchable ball. Has pocket presence to step up as the rush goes around him. Has touch on swing passes. Part of being a successful NFL quarterback is the ability to throw from a variety of deliveries. Tebow can do that. He does drop the ball down below his waist, then brings the ball up to release the pass. The wasted motion hinders a quick strike through a narrow window of opportunity. Career stats include a 66.4% completion rate, completing 661 of 995 attempts for 9285 yards, 88 touchdowns, and just 16 interceptions, rushing 692 times for 2947 yards and 57 touchdowns. OSR: 1/16. Second round. (A- 31 3/4, H-10 1/8, SS-4.18, VJ-38.5).

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Dez Bryant - Dallas Cowboys

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DEZ BRYANT: Oklahoma State, 6014 224 4.52. Junior entry. Started 19 games over career. Played in three games in 2009 after being suspended by the NCAA for lying to investigators about a visit with former NFL great Deion Sanders. Plays in a read option spread offense. Lines up at the X-split end or Z-slot position. Generally double covered by a safety and a corner. A big receiver that gets open. Tough versus single coverage. Will reach and extend to pluck the ball. Has the strength to go up and come down with the pass. Quick in and out of breaks. Has long arms and good sized hands to provide a big target for his quarterback. Has suction cup hands to make the difficult catch. Can catch the low hard pass, over the shoulder, and ball behind or any other off target throw. Plays fast with the speed to go deep. Can adjust to the ball in flight. No hold up on release. Usually played with a big cushion. Athletic after catch. Productive with the ball in his hands. Explosive playmaker. Smooth and athletic route runner. Quick to close the cushion. Forces separation with the defensive back. Has good vision and focus as a vertical threat. Gets to top speed quickly. Competitive in close quarters. Shows aggressiveness. Will cradle the ball as needed on crossers and dig routes. Has an explosive upfield burst after catch. The spread offense gets skilled players in space. Half-hearted effort as a blocker. He will flash blocking skills on rare occasions or just get in the offensive backs’ way. His last full season was 2008. Has 87 catches averaging 17 yards per catch and 19 touchdowns. Averaged 17.9 yards and had two punt returns for touchdowns. Needs to take more pride in his route running. Will lose concentration and have some easy drops at times. Has a learning disability but no problems learning football. Did not work out at the Combine. At his pro day he had a 7.21/3 cone and 11-1 broad jump. First round. (A-34, H- 9 3/4, VJ-38, SS-4.48).

Friday, February 24, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Joe Haden - Cleveland Browns

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JOE HADEN: Florida, 5106 193 4.45. Junior entry. Three-year starter that looks fast and plays fast. Ran a pedestrian time at the Combine but came back with a 4.45 on Florida’s pro day. Confident and challenges receivers. Competitive playmaker. Consistent wrap tackler. Well built with long arms. Good functional strength. Can walk up nose to nose with any of the receivers the Gators faced. Has loose hips and quick feet. Has smooth turns with acceleration and catch up speed. Keeps position on receiver. Will battle for ball. Goes for the strip. Tough minded and accepts a challenge. Does not shy away from contact. Good body control and ball skills. Career marks include 218 tackles, 34 passes broken up, 8 interceptions, and 3 forced fumbles. BTR:left 4.41, right 4.43. OSR:19/29. First round. (A-32 3/4, H-9 1/2, VJ-35, SS-4.35).

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Andre Smith - Cincinnati Bengals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ANDRE SMITH: Alabama, 6040 332 5.30. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Rare arm length. Top heavy. Good feet to kick step, shuffle, and slide. Plays with a wide stance. Flashes a strong punch. Can stone a defensive tackle or pass rusher. Will lean, overextend, and waist bend at times. Explosive in the run game. Initial quickness is above average but he doesn’t always follow through. Shows some ability to combine functional strength with quickness after first step. Can get movement on the goal line. Plays high and loses his knee bend as the game goes on. Flashes wall off change of direction and recoverability. Smith flashes the profile of an All-Pro tackle or guard, but every critical factor and position specific that grades out as a first year starter, he demonstrates inconsistency. Most of the inconsistencies come from laziness and a breakdown of technique. He will overextend and go to the ground. Lacks a sense of urgency and becomes complacent with his game. Shows some natural strength but can be leveraged back to quarterback when he loses knee bend. Will drop his hands in pass protection. Needs technique work on the wide rush. Once he gets his hands on the defender he can control him. Did not work out at the Combine. Numerous red flags including lack of accountability and keeping his weight under control. Classic boom or bust. Immature underachiever that promises to be a high maintenance player. Grade is based on flashes. First round. (A-35 3/8, H-9 3/4, BP-19, 10-1.83).

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Chris Williams - Chicago Bears

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CHRIS WILLIAMS: Vanderbilt, 6060 315 5.10. Three-year starter. A big physical athlete with good flexibility and anchor. Plays with good balance, footwork, and use of his hands. Has functional, not weight room, strength but still could use more upper and lower body bulk as a left tackle. Plays well on his feet. Keeps a good base in both his run blocking and pass protection. Plays in a bent knee position. Drives feet on contact. Effective on the second level. Would like to see him finish more consistently. Takes good angles to cut off linebackers. Struggles some on wide edge pass rushers. The deficiency is more technique than athletic ability. Makes good initial contact in pass protection. Can mirror and slide, adjust and recover. Quick feet with the ability to play flat footed. Plays with quick hands. Can deliver an explosive jolt and punch in pass protection. Good arm length and big hands. Explosive first step quickness to get into target. Would like to see more violence and intensity in his overall game. Has a good chance to start as a rookie. OSR:13/42. First round. (A-33 1/2, H-10, BP-21, 10-1.77).

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - DeAngelo Williams - Carolina Panthers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DEANGELO WILLIAMS: Memphis, 5090 214 4.45. Three-year starter. Explosive cutback runner with outstanding vision. An undersized, but willing blocker. Makes his cuts at full speed. Has the speed to outrun angles. Good lower body strength to break tackles. Sudden lateral movement. Experience as a receiver in the slot, at running back, and as a split back out of the shotgun. Good inside vision and cutting ability. Runs through tackles and finishes his runs. Speed to take it to the house. A smooth back that will run out of bounds at times instead of getting the extra yard. No wasted motion out of stand. Good running skills. Can make defenders miss. Gets yards after first contact. Speed and burst to turn the corner. Shake and bake moves in the open field. Can make you miss. Doesn’t shift ball around. Usually carries the ball in his right arm. Good route runner. Quick in and out of breaks. Hand catcher. Good week of practice at the Senior Bowl. Productive runner that will compete. Did not work out at the Combine. A history of past shoulder and knee problems. Late first or second round. (A-30 1/2, H-9 3/8, SS-DNP, BP-25).

Monday, February 20, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Eric Wood - Buffalo Bills

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ERIC WOOD: Louisville, 6041 304 5.22. Four-year starter. A good athlete with long arms and big hands. Does both the shotgun and conventional snap. Locks on and drives defender. Gets push with functional strength. Works to sustain and finish his blocks. Can play both guard and center. May be too tall to play center unless he consistently works to bend his knees and use his hands effectively. Can be leveraged by a low playing nose tackle or three technique. A mauler that is competitive and physical. Keeps a good base when he mirrors and slides his feet in pass protection. Will waist bend at times instead of sliding and adjusting his feet. Effective on the perimeter when blocking for a screen pass. Can either cut or stay up to block target. Good awareness on inside games between line or linebacker. Average foot quickness. Team captain. OSR:6/ 47. Second round. (A-33 3/4, H-10 3/8, BP-30, 10-1.68).

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Marshal Yanda - Baltimore Ravens

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MARSHAL YANDA: Iowa, 6037 307 5.11 Two-year starter. Junior college transfer that started at both tackle positions. Physical player that works to finish play. Projects to a guard after starting at tackle. Will roll his hips and flashes explosiveness in the run game. Good with hands to control defender. Will flash good punch and jolt. Overall explosiveness, pass protection skills, speed, flexibility, and change of direction are average. His run blocking, hands, instincts, and finish are above average. Gets grade A as a competitor and physical play. Understands zone concepts to lock on and drive. Narrow base in running game. Average in space. Some tightness through hips. Marginal foot quickness to sustain and redirect. Struggles with edge speed, especially if aligned wide. Solid effort player that plays physical and has some maul to him. Plays with power. Keeps a good base to mirror and slide in pass pro. Not a space player or a puller, but does have body control. Will compete and has been durable over his career. Lacks range on his pass kick from outside at tackle. Plays with a balanced guard stance, not a tackle stagger. Struggles against edge speed rushers, but can handle power. Hops in pass protection rather than slides. Limited recovery skills with average balance and change of direction. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32 1/2, H-10, BP-23, 10-DNP).

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Justin Blalock - Atlanta Falcons

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JUSTIN BLALOCK: Texas, 6032 320 5.18 Four-year starter that has played both guard and tackle. Moved to guard permanently in 2006. Long torso with thick lower body. Hustles downfield to get ahead of the play. Flashes first step quickness and explosiveness in the running game. Wide body to position and wall off defender in pass game. Can be a road grader at times to drive off down linemen. Flashes explosive punch to stun defender. Better than average athlete that will compete. Understands the game and has good playing awareness to pick up stunts and games. Above average lateral foot quickness to mirror and sustain in pass protection. Can quick set and has the strength to control a bull rush. Can anchor and hold his ground versus power. Will drop his head on pass protection at times and lose his target. Body control is awkward. Tendency to maul because of strength. Plays with a strong base. Reminds our scouts of Will Shields when he came out of Nebraska. Patient in pass pro and plays with good balance. Flashes an explosive punch to stun defender. Thick butt and legs. Strong lower body to stop a charge. Has all the tools to be a ten year guard. Possesses long arms and big hands to control defender. Second round. (A-34, H-10 1/2, BP-40, 10-1.77).

Friday, February 17, 2012

Draft Rewind - 2010 - Dan Williams - Arizona Cardinals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DAN WILLIAMS: Tennessee, 6022 327 5.26 Three-year starter. Physical run stuffer and pocket pusher in the pass game. Plays low with good leverage. Strong bull rush. Disruptive player that can split a double team. Space eater. Thick lower body. Explosive first step. Ascending player that gave Mike Iupati all he could handle in the Senior Bowl game. Good effort to pursue to the perimeter. Gets through traffic. Quick to disengage and get to the ball. Powerful and explosive. Fights through blocks. Strong hands with good arm length. Good awareness. Gets his hands up on the pass rush to make the quarterback throw out of a well. Quick to disengage. Power rusher when he goes up the middle. Uses hands well. Good hand and grab strength to knock blocker off balance. Hard to tie up on reach block. Urgent and intense in play. Productive in 2009 with 70 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, and 2 1/2 sacks. OSR:17/20. First round. (A-33, H-10 1/8, BP-27, 10-1.83).

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - Kedric Golston - Washington Redskins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about KEDRIC GOLSTON: Georgia, 6040 300 4.90. Three-year starter. Plays with leverage and power. Comes off quickly and can drive the guard into the backfield. Better run player than pass rusher. Has a tendency to get high and driven back. Rotates and is fresh in their scheme. Inconsistent first step quickness. Gives effort to push the pocket and pressure the quarterback. Takes good pursuit angles. Slips blocks and gets upfield. Question balance at times when he plays too tall. Gets stuck on blocker and has a hard time shedding block. Will turn and break on ball down the field. Plays nose in the nickel package. Comes out most of the time on third down. Not considered a pass rusher. Good anchor if he plays with knee bend. Holds his ground. Not a quick read and react player. Backpedals to drop into zone. Has an injury history that may affect his draft status. Fifth/sixth round. (A-32 3/8, H-10 1/8, BP-31, 10-1.74).

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Draft Rewind 2005 - David Stewart - Tennessee Titans

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DAVID STEWART: Mississippi State, 6064 310 5.26. High cut player with above average athletic ability for size. Physical player. Good knee bend, base, and shuffle in pass protection. Can block corner support in space. Keeps a good base. Efficient fold and adjust on run to block linebackers. Will finish. Maintains position on opponent. Will drop head on pass protection at times. Raw skills. Fights hard to sustain and maintain position but will fall off and chase. Good motor and attitude. Showed some arm extension and marginal punch. Will bend at elbow too often after contact. A consistent and tough offensive tackle who is rarely beaten. Run blocking is his strongest attribute. Can create movement at the line of scrimmage, but shows an inconsistent ability to finish. Uses long arms and size to occupy defensive ends. Plays erect in pass protection and does not appear to have a big punch. Has questionable lateral quickness and agility to mirror in pass protection. Has athletic ability, size and consistency.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - Davin Joseph - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DAVIN JOSEPH: Oklahoma, 6025 311 5.11. Three-year starter. Powerful on down blocks. Inconsistent quickness on his initial get-off. Good balance and arm extension in pass protection. Can bend his knees. Good athletic ability. Huge hands to control defender and long arms to separate from defensive linemen. Has good body control to sustain blocks. Good quick set, foot quickness to pedal or shuffle. Strong and physical. Uses his hands effectively inside the frame. Tough on short traps. Sudden change of direction and recovery ability. Quick feet to adjust with a lateral slide to movement. Flexible. Will compete. Played offensive tackle in 2005. Gets his hands inside the frame and can dominate at this level. In 2004 he did a good job of controlling USC’s Patterson and Cody. Quick enough to seal the edge. Light on his feet. Takes the defender where he wants to go. Athletic enough to block a corner in space. Can mirror and slide smoothly in pass pro. First or second round. (A-35 1/8, H-11 1/4, BP-24, 10-1.77).

Monday, February 13, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Earl Thomas - Seattle Seahawks

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about EARL THOMAS: Texas, 5102 208 4.48. Junior entry. Two-year starter with corner skills. Was a redshirt in 2007. Ability to quickly key and diagnose. Anticipates with quick reactions. Innate feel for secondary play. Competitive and aggressive. Gets too wired up at times and will be out of control. Misses tackles and takes bad angles to ball carrier. Willing to force coming downhill as a run support safety. Gets caught up in traffic at times. Cut tackles or whiffs. See Alabama game. Had 8 interceptions in 2009. Several were thrown right at him if a receiver slipped or the pass was off target. Loose hipped for smooth turns and acceleration. Has closing and catch-up speed. Smothers slot receivers. Keeps position on receiver. Will go for the strip. Has sideline to sideline range. Has an edge burst to blitz and be disruptive. Can stick his foot in the ground and drive on the ball. No false steps. Generally takes a direct line to the ball. Has deep catch-up speed. Good hands to extend for the ball and can adjust for a difficult interception. Knocks down several catchable balls. Confident and daring. Will contribute on special teams. Positive cockiness. Pro Bowl talent. Good athletic skills, but did not finish several drills at the Combine by his choice. Had 21 reps on the bench press and a 9-5 broad jump. Career tackles of 149, with 33 passes broken up, 10 interceptions, and 5 caused fumbles. BTR:left 4.36, right 4.28. OSR:11/21. First round. (A-31 1/4, H-9 3/8, VJ-32, SS-DNP).

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Joe Staley - San Francisco 49ers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JOE STALEY: Central Michigan, 6057 306 4.75. Three-year starter that is a dependable pass protector. A body with good length and a frame to gain. A good run blocker that is competitive and works to finish his blocks. Gains an advantage with his quickness out of start. Explosive with an impact pop and surge. Gets movement on short yardage plays. Gains position with quickness and flexibility. Can bend. Can play flat-footed and adjust with lateral slide to movement and blocks two move pass rusher. Skilled in space and the second level. Nifty feet allow him to adjust and redirect. Plays with a good base. Could add strength in the run game. Needs more upper and lower body mass. Angular build that can wall off and screen the defender and create running lanes. Has long arms and big hands to control a pass rusher, anchor, and stop a charge. Explosive use of hands to lock out and get control. Position and adjust his hands. Ability to create separation. Can jolt and deliver punch. Began his career as a tight end. One of the most athletically gifted tackles in this year’s draft class. An ascending player with an impressive mix of size and speed. Second round. (A-34 1/4, H-10 1/2, BP-27, 10-DNP).

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Eric Weddle - San Diego Chargers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ERIC WEDDLE: Utah, 5112 203 4.56. Four-year starter that has experience at both safety and corner. Intense and aggressive playmaker. Good instincts to read and react. Smooth in his back pedal. Plays with good knee bend. Smart in zone coverage. Can pattern read and adjust to routes in his area. Makes plays when he gets close to the receiver. Will knock the ball down, strip or intercept it. Ability to adjust to the ball in flight. Can play the ball down the field. Closes on the receiver after he makes his final move. Takes direct line to the ball. Good hands to reach and extend for the ball. Knocks down catchable balls. Out of control as a tackle at times. Outstanding ability to read and react. Pattern reads and anticipates quickly. Good body control, loose hipped, smooth transition. No wasted motion. A physical take-on player that uses his hands to shed. Stays on his feet and plays off blockers in the open field and makes a tackle. Competitive, physical and tough. A playmaker that has been productive over his career. Tough and durable. Also played running back on the goal line during 2006. Third/fourth round. (A-30 5/8, H-9 5/8, SS-DNP, VJ-35).

Friday, February 10, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Rodger Saffold - St. Louis Rams

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about RODGER SAFFOLD: Indiana, 6044 312 5.22. Three-and-a-half year starter. Nickname should be Baskin Robbins because he can satisfy so many tastes. Can play one of four positions of either guard or tackle. Plays with a good base as a run blocker and pass protector. Shuffles his feet and mirrors edge pass rushers. Quick to redirect. Strong week of practice for the East-West Shrine game. The most dominant offensive lineman on either team. Played left tackle in a spread offensive scheme for the Hoosiers and lined up in a two point preset stance. A good athlete with long arms. Has the foot quickness and body control to handle speed rushers. Did a good job in the Wisconsin game to handle speed rusher O’Brien Schofield and his spin moves. Is alert picking up the blitz or line stunts. Maintains good foot balance. Had some good battles with Iowa’s Adrian Clayborn. A power and two move player. Saffold is a better pass protector at this point than a smash mouth run blocker simply because he wasn’t asked to do it. A position wall off run blocker with good lateral quickness. Smart and bright-eyed. At the Combine had 9-2/BJ, 29.5/VJ, 4.68/SS, and 7.43/3 cone. OSR:16/40. Second/ third round. (A-33 1/4, H-9 1/4, BP-27, 10-1.80).

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Lamarr Woodley - Pittsburgh Steelers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LAMARR WOODLEY: Michigan, 6014 266 4.66. Three-year starter that plays outside rush linebacker but projects to a left defensive end. A competitor that plays hard. Good off tackle power. Functional playing strength at the point of attack. Plays on his feet. First step quickness off the ball. Good concentration on the snap. Intense player with solid ball instincts. Stacks the off tackle gaps and holds his ground. Productive in scheme. Playmaker. Good functional speed for the position. Physical run through tackler. Ability to explode and unlock his hips with force. Good power base and lower strength with knee bend and leverage. Gets down the line in pursuit and closes on the ball carrier. Good flexibility and body control. Will compete. High effort player that plays hard every down. Big hands and long arms. Fringe height for pass rushing end. Loses vision against tall offensive tackles. An active four down type player with outstanding fast twitch edge speed. Runs play down from behind. Fast twitch high motor player. Good anticipation to burst upfield on snap. Instinctive to feel pressure and react on the move. Physical player that is competitive and aggressive. Average arm length and hand size. Shorter than ideal for a defensive end, but makes up for it with his leaping ability. Second/third round. (A-35 1/4, H-9 5/8, BP-29, 10-DNP).

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Jamar Chaney - Philadelphia Eagles

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JAMAR CHANEY: Mississippi State, 6006 241 4.58. Three-year starter. Missed the 2008 season with a broken ankle. Classic shuffle linebacker that moves with precision but not extremely fluid. Takes false steps on initial read and react and wastes movement in his deliberate reactions. Not a great take on guy. Does not use his hands well to take on blocks and lacks explosiveness. Lacks the bulk to hold up versus an offensive lineman getting to the second level or a lead blocker. Active in pursuit and covers a lot of ground. OK change of direction but lacks good balance and is not sudden in transition. Shows some cover skills and zone awareness. Good break and drive on the throw. Good range in coverage. Takes good angles in pursuit. Active and productive. Makes plays. Slashes downhill and blows up play at times. Keeps leverage on the ball. Fringe instincts. If he sees it, it registers then reacts. May be a weakside run and hit linebacker only. Will contribute on special teams. Better in zone coverage than man to man. Has courage and some tools to play on Sunday. Had a 10-2 broad jump, 39-inch vertical jump, 1.57/10, and a 6.90/3 cone. Our top rated athletic inside linebacker at the Combine. Finished his career with 288 tackles, 16 for loss, 4 1/2 sacks, and 6 passes broken up. OSR:1/15. Third/fourth round. (A-33 1/2, H-9 7/8, BP-26, SS-4.32).

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Darrius Heyward-Bey - Oakland Raiders

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY: Maryland, 6015 210 4.30. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Rare speed with outstanding athletic ability. Long arms. Described as a track guy that is a workout warrior. Has some definite Troy Williamson tendencies in his games. Not a natural hand catcher. Double catches and is handcuffed by the ball. Cradles and lets the ball into his body too often to trap it. Vertical receiver that can stretch the field. Long strider that finished third in school history in career yards. Needs work on his route running. Struggles to drop his weight in and out of cuts because of long legs. Has big play ability and explosive speed to run away from defenders once he catches the ball. Not elusive and is not hard to tackle in a confined area. Needs work on his blocking. OSR:1/38. Second round. (A-33 5/8, H-9, VJ-38.5, SS-4.18).

Monday, February 6, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - D'Brickashaw Ferguson - New York Jets

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about D'BRICKASHAW FERGUSON: Virginia, 6060 312 5.31. Four-year starter. Excellent feet in pass protection. Good redirect. Long arms (measured 36 1/4 at Senior Bowl, 35 1/2 at Combine). A natural knee bender. Smooth and athletic in his movement. Leaks through to second level. Sinks his hips. Can turn and seal linebacker and cut off backside pursuit. One of the most fluid and natural athletes we’ve observed in numerous Senior Bowls. Good ability to react to an inside move and pin the rusher. Good body control and balance. Tenacious. Sustained his blocks. Showed good arm extension. Natural pass protection but may not be a dominant run blocker. Carries his weight well. Needs to fill out and upgrade his overall strength. Competitive blocker with good body control. Has all the tools to be a Pro Bowl player. Stays on his feet when pulling through traffic. Sudden recovery quickness. Patient in pass protection. Plays under control. Explosive player with sudden firststep quickness. Works to sustain and finish his pass blocks. Put on 15 pounds from the Senior Bowl to the Combine. Needs to get overall upper and lower body strength. Top five pick. (A-35 1/2, 36 1/4, H- 10, BP-DNP, 10-DNP).

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Terrell Thomas - New York Giants

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TERRELL THOMAS: Southern Cal, 6004 202 4.51. Two-year starter. Long arms. Eight career interceptions. Big, physical corner. Classic press cover two corner with long arms and the strength to reroute receivers. Demonstrates good recognition and reaction to run or pass. Can think on his feet and make quick adjustments. Active and productive. An intense player with good athletic ability. Will compete and shows good toughness. Inconsistent in his run support and tackling. He is willing to force the run but gets hung up on the blocker at times. Gets in trouble if he doesn’t wrap up. In man coverage has the flexibility to make the turns and accelerate down the field. Plays with awareness and anticipation in zone coverage. He has the physical tools to start at the next level. OSR:19/32. BTR:left 4.38, right 4.74. Third/fourth round. (A-33 3/4, H-8 5/8, SS-DNP, VJ-30.5).

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - Marques Colston - New Orleans Saints

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MARQUES COLSTON: Hofstra, 6045 224 4.50. Three-year starter. Competes for the ball in tight spots. A big target that can run. Good jumping ability to go up after the ball. Tall, physical receiver that is inconsistent to come off the ball quickly every time. A long strider. Did not look 4.50 in the forty in the Shrine practices. Picks up speed as he goes down the field. Not a nifty-footed receiver. Not sharp in and out of routes. Gets open with his size mismatch. Flashes some burst. Good hands. Long arms to go up and pluck the ball. Will go over the middle and make the tough catch. Can take a hit. More of a one-speed guy, but can run by you with his long strides. Good adjust to a bad ball. Runs through a tackle, but not a big run-after-catch receiver. Missed 2004 season after left shoulder surgery. Productive. Third/fourth round. (A-33 3/8, H-9 1/2, SS-4.44, VJ-37).

Friday, February 3, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Devin McCourty - New England Patriots

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DEVIN MCCOURTY: Rutgers, 5108 193 4.47. Three-year starter. Good athletic ability and finish speed. Fluid hips. Can turn and run. Active in run support. Can stick his foot in the ground and drive quickly on the ball in front of him. Shorter than ideal, but can leap and has good timing. Plays smart and aggressive. Good recognition and reaction to run/ pass. Instinctive with good anticipation. Thinks on his feet and can make quick adjustments. Quick reactions to play off blocks and wrap tackle. Productive in his play. Has 245 career tackles. Has only 4 interceptions though, so question his ball skills at times. Good foot quickness and burst. Consistent, durable, and reliable in his play. Will contribute on all special teams. Had seven blocked kicks and plays a gunner on punt coverage. He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown against Connecticut. Twin brother Jason plays for the Tennessee Titans. Stats in 2009 include 80 tackles, 7 1/2 tackles for loss, 1 interception, and 10 passes broken up. BTR:left 4.50, right 4.59. OSR:4/29. First/second round. (A-32, H-9, VJ-36, SS-4.07).

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Adrian Peterson - Minnesota Vikings

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ADRIAN PETERSON: Oklahoma, 6014 217 4.42. Junior entry, three-year starter. Powerful, strong, quick, and fast. Productive over career. Good quickness, agility, and balance for position. Classic downhill runner. Gets yards after initial contact. Hits zone stretch play hard and fast. Can make the long breakaway runs. Sudden initial quickness out of backfield. Lines up 8 yards deep. Runs like he’s his own blocker. Gets stronger the more he carries the ball. Peripheral vision and cutback ability. Punishes tacklers. Can’t be arm tackled. Has the ability to make big plays every time he touches the ball. Catches the ball in his hands on screens and flat routes. Doesn’t go down easily. Lateral moves and quickness as needed. Well built, muscular and solid. Injury history. Somewhat of a leggy runner. Runs high. Can improve his blocking skills on pass protection and blitz pickup. First Oklahoma running back to rush for over 3000 yards in his first two years. Over 4000 yards for his three year career. Point of contact he gets his pad level. Workhorse type back. Has had injuries, but he carries the ball more than most backs (747 carries in career.) Good awareness and ability to make the defenders miss. Game breaker. Open field runner. Hits holes at full speed. Can cut back against the flow. Has a burst after he slides off the tackle. Feature NFL type back that can carry the ball 20-25 times or more per game. First round. (A-33 3/4, H-9 1/4, SS-4.16, BP-16).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Jared Odrick - Miami Dolphins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JARED ODRICK: Penn State, 6051 304 5.08. Three-year starter that is versatile enough to be a 4-3 tackle or a 3-4 end. A disruptive player that gets upfield pressure. Instinctive to diagnose play after controlling opponent. Quick to find the ball. Feels pressure and reacts on the move. Reacts to angles and combination blocks. Sudden first step quickness. Plays the run with stout inline strength. Quick to stack and shed. Uses the arm over move rushing the passer. Fights through blocks and is strong at the point of attack. Hustles to get in on play. Will finish pursuit. Gets his hands up as a pass rusher. Can push the pocket if he bends his knees and plays with leverage. Effective on twist stunts. Naturally strong. Usually double teamed. Thick lower body. Can two gap. Strong hands to keep from letting the blockers seal his linebackers. Tough and physical in his play. Big-10 Defensive Player of the Year. Productive the past two years, making 84 tackles, 20 1/2 tackles for loss, and 11 1/2 sacks. Edge speed:left 2.08, right 2.24. OSR:7/20. First round. (A-34 1/4, H-9 3/4, BP-26, 10-1.75).