Wednesday, February 29, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:33 AM
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).