Monday, February 6, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
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).