Friday, February 10, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 6:51 AM
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).