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Monday, April 30, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - Elvis Dumervil - Denver Broncos

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ELVIS DUMERVIL: Louisville, 5113 257 4.75. Two-year starter. Good lateral quickness. Gets pressure on the quarterback. Shorter than ideal. Fast twitch player that works through blocks, not around them. Looked awkward in his spin move. Plays with leverage. Holds his ground by playing low and with leverage. Athletic movements. Locks out and plays on his feet. Good effort to chase the ball. Strong upper body. Average arm length for position. Disruptive player with sudden first step quickness. Not a special athlete. Can be worn down by big tackles. Had 20 sacks through first seven games, none in the last four. Keeps his hands and feet moving on rush. Will compete. Good motor. Fourth/fifth round. (A- 32 5/8, H-9 1/8, BP-30, 10-1.66).

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Felix Jones - Dallas Cowboys

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about FELIX JONES: Arkansas, 5101 207 4.47. Junior entry. Started eleven games over three years, splitting time and sharing the backfield with Darren McFadden. A darter that runs the speed sweep after handoffs from McFadden. Bender/weaver type runner with rare lateral quickness. Quick cuts on sweep. Elusive. Stays on his feet. Can make the first defender miss in space. Presses the hole when he runs north and south. Gets his big yardage on gadget plays (i.e.: reverse off of option.) Catches the ball in his hands. Gives a good effort to block. A downhill runner that can make speed cuts out of the one back set. Rare quickness. Instinctive runner with vision and balance. Explosive out of the one back set. Can hit the crease at full speed. Excellent initial quickness. Question whether he can be a feature back because of size, but will be an excellent complementary back. Has the speed to outrun angles. Plays gunner on the punt team. He can make an open field tackle. Additionally has four kickoff returns for touchdowns in his career. Has 39 career catches for 383 yards and 3 touchdowns. Durability is unknown because he has never been the feature back and has fringe size. OSR:6/33. First/ second round. (A-32 3/8, H-8 3/8, SS-4.21, BP-13).

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - TJ Ward - Cleveland Browns

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TJ WARD: Oregon, 5104 211 4.59. Two-year starter. Physical run support safety with good range. Quick to read his keys to diagnose run or pass. Has coverage savvy and smarts. Big hitter. Will not avoid contact. Can break up a pass reception with a big hit. Thick and quick in his build and play. Competitive with good body control. Has experience at corner, free, and strong safety positions. Gets upfield to force the point quickly. Can neutralize the lead blocker and shed. Plays on his feet. Has a choppy pedal, but is OK in his turns. Keeps position on his man. Will struggle with downfield speed match-ups. Takes good support and pursuit angles. Will miss a few tackles on a big hit and no wrap at times. Will contribute on all special teams coverage units. Has an injury history. Has 193 career tackles, 13 passes broken up, 3 interceptions, and 5 forced fumbles. BTR:left 4.60, right 4.45. OSR:12/21. Third/ fourth round. (A-30 3/4, H-9 1/2, VJ-34, SS-4.12).

Friday, April 27, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Jordan Shipley - Cincinnati Bengals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JORDAN SHIPLEY: Texas, 5112 193 4.61. Three-year starter. Received a sixth year from the NCAA after red-shirting in 2004 because of left knee surgery. Missed all 12 games in 2005 due to a right hamstring injury. Possesses outstanding natural hands and is a skilled route runner. Returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown against Oklahoma in 2008. Makes the tough catch and can adjust to a poorly thrown ball. Holds the ball on contact. Good agility and body control. Forces separation with the defensive back. Good open field instincts after he catches the ball. Competitive receiver that is consistent without the ball. Good effort as an inline blocker. Plays fast. Can make the deep overhead catch. A clutch receiver that has Wes Welker type quickness from the slot. Makes plays and is sneaky fast to get behind speedy corners. Can separate with his quick feet in short areas. Knows where the holes are in zone coverage. Good focus and concentration. Productive. Smart enough to be moved to different positions in a variety of formations. Holder on field goals and PATs. Averaged 12.8 yards on 116 receptions for 1485 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2009. Will contribute on all special teams. Third/fourth round. (A-30 1/2, H-9 1/4, VJ-36.5, SS-4.22).

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Marcus Harrison - Chicago Bears

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MARCUS HARRISON: Arkansas, 6026 317 5.09. Started 34 games over four year career. Lacks production with 6 1/ 2 tackles for loss and 1 1/2 sacks. Has an injury history with a torn ACL in the spring of 2007 and another knee surgery in 2006. Projects as a 3-4 nose tackle or a 4-3 shade tackle. Good athlete. Flashes explosiveness to push the pocket and play with leverage. Functional play strength. Plays well on his feet. Good laterally. Sudden change of direction. Must play with good knee bend or he gets rolled out of hole. Doesn’t stay blocked. Physical in the run game. Can feel the blocking schemes. Good use of hands and tackling ability. Broke up nine passes in 2007 by getting in the throwing lane. Good awareness. When healthy he is tough to block. Plays with a high motor. Gets inside push and clogs the inside running lanes. Disruptive. Controls the line of scrimmage. Has some off field red flags. OSR:4/16 for defensive tackles and a 25/46 for all defensive linemen. Fourth/fifth round. (A-34 3/8, H-9 3/8, BP-26, 10-1.73).

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Jonathan Stewart - Carolina Panthers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JONATHAN STEWART: Oregon, 5102 235 4.48. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Plays in a one back spread offense. Strong runner that can drag tacklers. Picks his way through traffic. Suffered a turf toe injury to his right foot against UCLA. Cut back running in zone blocking scheme. Understands and sees the cut back lanes. Patient to let the blocking set up. Powerfully built lower body. When in the I-formation, he slows to cut and doesn’t run with as much power (may be his toe injury in certain tapes.) Will hurdle and step over tacklers. Can be a bulldozer at times. Keeps his shoulders square and hits the seams and creases. Effective on blitz pickup. Can anchor and bend. Catches the ball in his hands and runs with power. Not overly elusive. Has an injury history over career. Toe surgery March 10, 2008 - out for 4-6 months. OSR:3/33. First/ second round. (A-31 1/2, H-9 1/8, SS-DNP, BP-28).

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - CJ Spiller - Buffalo Bills

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CJ SPILLER: Clemson, 5105 196 4.35. A bolt of lightning type runner that is a threat to score as a receiver, ball carrier, and return specialist. For all practical purposes, is a four year starter. His first three years he rotated with Cleveland draft choice James Davis. Played in a one-back spread offense. He is the all-time, all purpose yards leader at Clemson and in the Atlantic Coast Conference. This is a football player that is also a track All-American. He displays good vision and cutback ability. Productive run skills both inside and on the perimeter. Displays rare quickness to make the first tackler miss. Quick reactions to make positive yards on a poorly blocked play. Has the hands to catch all pass routes with good eye-hand coordination. A clutch player that can make a play in crucial situations. As a kickoff return specialist he shows an instant burst and acceleration. As a punt returner he can take one step and go, or uses his stop and go moves to make defenders miss. Finishes his runs with strength and determination. A patient runner that slides and can bounce the ball outside and speed down the sideline. Has a burst to the corner and can make the first defender miss in space. Explosive on wheel routes. Possesses the hands of a receiver. Mismatch on linebackers. Excellent vision between the tackles. Hits the crease full speed. Good cutback vision. Can dodge tacklers at the line of scrimmage. At times he gets the corner by option football. Academic All-ACC. OSR:5/28. First round. (A-30 1/2, H-10 1/8, BP-18, SS-DNP).

Monday, April 23, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Lardarius Webb - Baltimore Ravens

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LARDARIUS WEBB: Nicholls State, 5096 179 4.40. Two-year starter. Transfer from Southern Mississippi. Outstanding athlete. Good ball skills and physically tough. Lacks the normal size required in a corner or safety, but has outstanding instincts and awareness. Relishes contact. Hitter on run support. Good hands to pluck and snatch the ball at its highest point. Confident player as a defensive back, kick returner, or ball carrier. High risk, high reward player that gambles trying to make a play at times. Needs fundamental work at either corner or safety. A raw athlete that makes plays. Shows some upper body stiffness, but has hip flexibility in his turns. Always around the ball. Soft hands and good ball skills. Needs more bulk and strength if he is going to hold up during an NFL season. Is the only Division One player in the history of the awards to be honored with the offensive, defensive, and special teams player of the week in the same year. Will contribute on special coverage and return teams. In his career he averaged 16.3 yards on punt returns (2 touchdowns) and 27.8 yards on 38 kickoff returns (1 touchdown.) BTR:left 4.45, right 4.56. OSR:4/32. Third/fourth round. (A-31 1/2, H-9, VJ-36.5, SS-4.11).

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Corey Peters - Atlanta Falcons

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about COREY PETERS: Kentucky, 6032 300 5.06. Three-year starter. Productive and athletic. Long arms. High effort player that finishes pursuit. Good football intelligence. Has first step quickness if he keeps his pad level down. Must work to play with good knee bend. Is easily cut when he gets too high. Clogs up the “A” gap with penetration and strength. Gets push up inside as a pass rusher and gets his hands up. Causes hurries. Tough in a short area. Locks out, separates, and makes a play. Effective movement on twist stunts. Fights to hold his ground. Can anchor his area. Is aware of blocking schemes and combinations. On tape he looks to have fringe speed to the perimeter, but gives effort to get there. Backup rotation type contributor. Had 153 career tackles, 28 for loss, 11 1/2 sacks, and 11 passes broken up. Edge speed:left 2.19, right 2.43. OSR:11/20. Fourth/fifth round. (A-34, H-9, BP-26, 10-1.78).

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - O'Brien Schofield - Arizona Cardinals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about O'BRIEN SCHOFIELD: Wisconsin, 6022 221 4.70. Two-year starter. Suffered a torn ACL in the Senior Bowl practices. Weighed in at Senior Bowl before surgery at 242 pounds. Weighed 221 at the Combine. Played with his hand in the dirt in college. Played defensive end in college but projects to an outside linebacker. Improved every day at the Shrine Bowl practices. Had a strong game on special teams coverage. An active sideline to sideline player. Was voted the Shrine Game MVP. Was invited to the Senior Bowl after the Shrine performance. A productive edge rusher that had a great hit and spin move. Good instincts and field awareness. Got in the throwing lane or slapped the ball out of quarterback’s hand if he couldn’t get the sack. Sudden first step. Worked hard to get to the quarterback. Always around the ball. Disruptive player. Good redirect on his rush. Quick to shed blocker. Relentless in his play. OK on his speed rush. Widened out and brought it. Works his feet to the quarterback. Will contribute on all special teams coverage. Must play up or rush from a 3-4 scheme. Draft status will be affected by his injury. In 2009 he had 62 tackles, 27 for loss, and 13 sacks. Did not work out at the Combine due to left ACL injury. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32, H-9 1/2, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).

Friday, April 20, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Trent Williams - Washington Redskins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TRENT WILLIAMS: Oklahoma, 6045 315 4.85. Four-year starting experience. Played right tackle in 2008, but was featured as a left tackle in 2009. He also played center against Stanford in the Sun Bowl. Plays in a spread offense at times in a two-point preset stance. Can extend his arms and lock out to punch and force separation. Can sit down and stop a charge. Plays with a good base. Mirrors his man with good head position, quickness, and balance in pass protection. Effective to seal on down blocks. Has the ability to redirect with natural body control. Can cut edge rusher quickly on flat passes. More of an angular body build lacking the thickness in the lower body. Athletic in space with the ability to adjust and sustain his target on the move. Stays balanced with good knee bend. Improved his ability to wall off high motor double move edge pass rushers. Long torso tackle that can lock on a pass rusher and redirect him. Good feet, change of direction, and knee bend. Controls linebackers on the second level. Worked to finish his blocks better in 2009. Instilled more intensity and violence in his game. Can play any of the five positions along the offensive line. He did the short shotgun snaps, but is tall for the position. One of the top three most athletic linemen in the 2010 draft. Has the tools but will he maintain his new found intensity on the next level? OSR:3/ 40. First round. (A-34 1/4, H-9 3/4, BP-23, 10-1.73).

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Draft Rewind 2005 - Michael Roos - Tennessee Titans

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MICHAEL ROOS: Eastern Washington, 6065 320 5.23. Three-year starter. Work in progress. Came to the United States from Estonia in the early 1990’s. Only played one year of high school football. Big, tough, physical player with good upper body strength. Can stop a defender’s charge with his punch. Can sit down and anchor the bull rush. Natural knee bender. Shows patience and rarely lunges or overextends. Powerful base blocker with good leg drive and initial pop to stand up opponent. Rarely on the ground. Intense. Works to finish. Team runs behind him. Leaks through and walls off linebackers. Mirror and slide in pass protection. Keeps feet under him. Good athletic ability. Runs his feet when he locks on target. Long torso guy. Thick everywhere. Dominated his level of competition. Literally drove a defensive tackle fifteen yards downfield. Effective on combos and switches. Keeps his feet in space. Hustles down field. Physically looks like John Tait. Good use of hands. Gets movement on line of scrimmage. Needs development time to get used to the speed, but is a late second or third round choice.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Jeremy Zuttah - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JEREMY ZUTTAH: Rutgers, 6033 303 5.08. Three-year starter with six additional starts as a freshman. Has played both guard and tackle. Fringe size makes him project inside. Good awareness in pass protection to wall off edge speed and redirect. Ran the defensive ends up the field and maintained contact in the Shrine game. Strong with an explosive first step. Good arm length. Consistent over his career to use his hands and feet together to control defender. Works to finish. Plays with strength and leverage to create a crease in the running game. Has the athletic ability to pull in space and adjust on the run. Can leak through and seal linebackers on the second level. Keeps his head on a swivel. Strong hands. Can jolt the defender and stun them. Explosive. Does a good job at keeping his hands inside on the breast plate to control movement. Passion for the game. Has the desired flexibility. Can bend. Competitive and smart. Needs to clean up a few technique breakdowns, but is generally ready to go. Durable and mentally tough. OSR:3/42. Third/ fourth round. (A-33 1/2, H-9 1/2,BP-35, 10-1.77).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Russell Okung - Seattle Seahawks

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about RUSSELL OKUNG: Oklahoma State, 6052 307 5.17. A four-year starter that is as talented as any left tackle in the 2010 draft. Plays with good knee bend and base. Athletic and equally as productive as a run blocker or pass protector. Long arms and big hands to lock out and control a pass rusher. Effortlessly works the pass rusher up the field past the quarterback. Will use his hands to maul and engulf a defensive tackle. Demonstrates the ability to redirect and shift weight quickly. Sudden to pivot and turn then run. An explosive knee bender that can shock, control, and drive his target. Takes good angles to the second level to wall or cut off pursuit. Good body control, quickness, agility, and balance to sustain his blocks. Brings his feet when he comes off the ball. Can snap his hips and dominate his man. Effective player that has the physical tools to start on the next level. Has the desired length for a left tackle. Can bury defensive ends in the run game. Slams the defensive tackles on down blocks. Plays in a two-point stance. Team is spread oriented. Can reach and seal the edge. Locks on and controls the end or outside linebacker. Bends well. Strong hands. Is strong enough to anchor with his inside post leg. Quick enough to reach the backside cutoff. Gets good depth on pass protection. Good lateral quickness. Finished blocks better in 2009. A good athlete that has the tools to become an immediate starter. OSR:8/40. Early first round. (A-36, H-10 1/2, BP-38, 10-1.82).

Monday, April 16, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - Vernon Davis - San Francisco 49ers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about VERNON DAVIS: Maryland, 6032 254 4.38. Junior eligible. Two-year starter. Had 51 catches for 871 yards, 17.1 ypc, and 5 touchdowns. Excellent leaping ability. Strong hands. Can pluck the ball outside his frame. Adjusts to the flight of ball. Ability to make the tough catch and put the ball away. Outstanding focus and concentration. Holds the ball on contact. Athletic and determined runner after catch. Rare burst. Stop and go quickness. Can turn a short reception into a long gain. Breaks tackles. Has the speed to split cover two or match up with any corner on the field. Strong inline blocker. Upper and lower body strength. Keeps a good base and balance. Stays on his feet. Quick first step. Plays with good knee bend. Works to sustain block. Ability to quick set, with body quickness, change of direction, redirect and natural body control. Stays square with the ability to mirror the defender. Stays on his feet blocking downfield. Explosive. Dominates with functional strength. Quick into blocks, and into and out of routes. Doesn’t get help up on the line of scrimmage. Comes off the ball with quickness and strength. Doesn’t get knocked out of patterns. Thick, lower body. Runs good crisp routes with sharp cuts and good body control. Comes out of his cuts smoothly with a burst to separate. Not stiff or mechanical in movement. Has a burst to create space from defender and get open. Can run vertical or horizontal routes with speed and savvy. Can find the open area. Gets open short and long. Good field awareness. Has the tools to become a major impact player as a rookie. Top ten pick. (A-32 1/8, H-8 3/4, BP-33, VJ-42).

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Antoine Cason - San Diego Chargers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ANTOINE CASON: Arizona, 6002 191 4.53. Four-year starter. Fifteen career interceptions. Good hands. Excellent ball skills. Can play press or off coverage. Plays like an opportunistic pattern reader with anticipation, and undercuts the route to get the interception. Willing to force the run. Aggressive hitter. Plays off blocks and makes the wrap up tackle. Sudden movement out of transition to break on the ball. Has the ability to stay in pedal as long as possible. Tough minded. Can accept a challenge. Good athlete that can stick his foot in the ground and drive on the ball quickly. Smart and instinctive. Can stay with speed receivers down the field. Good technique and leaping ability. Made excellent improvement from his junior to his senior year. An ascending player that has suddenness in his body. OSR:11/32. BTR:left 4.29, right 4.51. First/ second round. (A-32 3/8, H-9 1/4, SS-4.09, VJ-35.5).

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Jason Smith - St. Louis Rams

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JASON SMITH: Baylor, 6050 309 5.09. Four-year starter including 2005 as a tight end. Long arms and good athletic ability. Physical in his play. Good short area punch. Plays in a two point preset stance. Has a frame to carry more bulk weight. Quick feet to mirror and shuffle his feet. Good initial arm push. Good balance and use of hands. Maintains balance when sliding with man. Can snap his hips and dominate man. Very effective. Has the physical tools to succeed as a pass protector. Will need technique work on the next level. A competitor that has the combination of foot quickness and ease of movement. Can attain, maintain, and regain balance. Quick enough laterally to cut off slant move or work pass rusher around quarterback. Works to maintain and finish his blocks. Will drop his hands and lose knee bend at times. Has the ability to regain body control and balance. Can redirect and shift weight quickly to defeat opponent. Sudden pivot and turn. Will fit in to a zone running blocking scheme with his lateral quickness and his ability to run his feet on contact. Effective to seal on the second level. Not a finished product, but works to get better. OSR:9/47. First round. (A-33 3/4, H-9 3/4, BP-33, 10-1.75).

Friday, April 13, 2012

Draft Rewind 2005 - Heath Miller - Pittsburgh Steelers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about HEATH MILLER: Virginia, 6050 256 4.70. Junior eligible. Three-year starter. Red-shirted in 2001. Was a high school quarterback. “Big Money” was the team’s leading receiver. Outstanding hands to make the tough catch, adjust to the flight of the ball, and hold the ball on contact. Fights for yards after catch. Determined runner who can turn a short reception into a long gain. Soft hands to make the one-handed catch. Good concentration and focus. Big athletic receiver who runs good routes and comes out of his cuts with a burst to separate. Can read coverages and adjust on run. Creates space with sudden change of direction. Has the speed to split two-deep coverage down the middle. Will give defense matchup problems. Gets open versus man and zone coverages. Good field awareness and cutting ability. Understands the underneath passing game. Makes the overhead catch. Good eye-hand coordination and body control to make the tough catch. Big time competitor. Will go after ball in a crowd. Will layout over middle for ball. As a blocker he has good knee bend, base, and balance. Quick to redirect. Can mirror and slide and dominate as a blocker at times. Explosive in movement. Caught more touchdown passes than any tight end in ACC history.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Brent Celek - Philadelphia Eagles

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BRENT CELEK: Cincinnati, 6042 259 4.78. Three-year starter. Consistent move tight end or H-back type. Good size and speed. Needs to get more upper and lower body strength. Durable over career. Works hard to finish his blocks. Good hands. Can adjust to a poorly thrown pass and catch a pass in a crowd. Good concentration. Big hands. No hold up on the line. Efficient underneath and short area receiver. Runs hard after catch. Good ball reactions to see and adjust to a ball in flight. Stays on his feet. Smart player that understands his role in the passing game. Late round/priority free agent. (A-31 3/4, H-10 1/8, BP-20, VJ-29).

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Jared Veldheer - Oakland Raiders

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JARED VELDHEER: Hillsdale, 6081 312 5.09. Four-year starter that is very athletic and competitive. Plays with good knee bend. Slides his feet in pass protection. Strong two arm extension. Maintains balance when sliding with defenders. Has the physical tools, but needs technique refinement. Played in the Texas vs. Nation All-Star game and did not look out of place for a Division II player. Struggled with edge speed early in the game, but improved his footwork as he adjusted to the speed of the game. Big hands and good arm length. Dominated his competition in college. Effective in both the run game and as a pass protector. Generally lined up against pass rushers that were 6-8 inches shorter than him and had some waist bend at times, but never overextended and went to the ground. Never gave up a sack in college. Good body control and balance. Gets depth and keeps pass rushers wide and up the field. Mentally tough and consistent. Has the ability to quick position a defender with base leverage. Good effort on the second level. Good lateral agility. Was our second rated offensive lineman athletically at the Combine. Had 9-5/BJ, 33.5/VJ, 4.52/SS, and 7.43/3 cone. Has all the tools to play on Sunday. OSR:2/40. Second/third round. (A-33, H-10 1/4, BP-32, 10-1.72).

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Vladimir Ducasse - New York Jets

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about VLADIMIR DUCASSE: Massachusetts, 6045 326 5.27. Three-year starter with good size and arm length for the position. Talented but raw in his overall play. Struggles against the edge speed counter moves. Will overextend at times and waist bend instead of sliding his feet in pass protection. Not a long torso guy but is a good athlete with balance despite long legs. Had problems in the Senior Bowl with the speed and power that he wasn’t accustomed to playing against. Dominated his level of competition in college when he put his mind to it. A native of Haiti. Has played only six years of football. Flashes good initial quickness in the run game and the ability to drive a down lineman off the ball. Has a tendency to lose his knee bend and get up on his toes in pass protection. Plays with wide base at left tackle in college. Some teams may project him inside to guard to block the 4-3 tackles. Needs technique work in every phase of his game. Can improve his hand use as a pass protector. OSR:12/40. Second/third round. (A-34 3/4, H-9 1/4, BP-29, 10-1.80).

Monday, April 9, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Linval Joseph - New York Giants

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LINVAL JOSEPH: East Carolina, 6044 328 5.13. Junior entry. Started 27 games in his career. A draft sleeper that is now no secret to the league after a strong Combine workout. Big, strong, quick, and can run. Long arms and big hands. Explosive first step quickness. Impressive strength putting up 225 pounds 39 times with long arms. Can stack a double team and work upfield. Can press the pocket on his pass rush. Needs technique work, but has raw power. Works to play low. Outstanding production in his three year career. A good athlete that may be tried at every position on the defensive line in a four or three man front. Has the tools to two gap or penetrate. Country strong and focused. Had 143 career tackles, 29 1/2 for loss, and 6 1/2 sacks. Vertical jump of 30 inches and short shuttle of 4.74. Edge speed:left 1.99, right 2.27. OSR:9/20. Second/third round. (A-34 1/2, H-10, BP-39, 10-1.80).

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Patrick Robinson - New Orleans Saints

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about PATRICK ROBINSON: Florida, 5111 190 4.44. Twenty-five starts over the past three years. Big corner that is physical and can run. Plays the boundary corner and is alert enough to use the sideline as the 12th man in the running game. Intercepted six passes in 2007, including one each in five consecutive games. Has made big plays over his career, including blocking PATs that were returned for scores. Has the speed to run backs down from behind. Takes good pursuit angles on plays away from him. A good athlete with foot quickness and hip flexibility. Good change of direction and recoverability. He can stick his foot in the ground and drive off quickly. Sticky man cover ability. Flashes a quick burst and acceleration speed. Appears to have a strong upper body. Locks out his arms and separates from blockers. Willing tackler that will wrap up. Shows good awareness to recognize offensive set tendencies and react quickly to his keys. Plays with poise and confidence. Maintains good position on the receiver. Sudden support in the run game. Wards off low blocks, sheds, and makes plays. Should contribute on all special teams coverage units. Better in press cover-two rather than playing off man to man. Has 117 tackles, 21 pass breakups, and 7 interceptions in his career. BTR:left 4.56, right 4.71. OSR:7/29. First/second round. (A-30 1/2, H-8 1/2, VJ-39, SS-4.29).

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Brandon Spikes - New England Patriots

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BRANDON SPIKES: Florida, 6027 249 5.00. Three-year starter with good instincts and the tools to star on Sunday. Collision tackler that is always around the ball. Opponent’s game plan for him is to try and wall him off and cut him. Had four interceptions, returning two for touchdowns in 2008. Runs through ball carrier when tackling. Active in both the run game and pass coverage. Can run with backs in man to man coverage. Quick to break up on the ball in front of him. Scrapes quickly to the outside and cuts off the backs’ angles. Works his way through traffic and can hold his ground on plays directly at him. Tough, aggressive, and competitive. Plays with knee bend and has the quickness to shuffle and make plays parallel to the line of scrimmage. Strong enough to tackle the ball carrier and the blocker. Productive with 307 tackles over the past three years. Football smart with good work ethic and a passion for the game. Long arms and big hands to control the blockers. His ability to read and react quickly makes up for his lack of track speed. Has had several tipped passes in his career because of his savvy to get into the throwing lane. A strong vocal leader. Did not work out at the Combine. First round. (A- 33 3/8, H-10, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).

Friday, April 6, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Jamarca Sanford - Minnesota Vikings

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JAMARCA SANFORD: Mississippi, 5097 214 4.52. Three-year starter. An active and productive tackler. Well built upper body. A competitor that relishes contact. Had six tackles in the Texas vs. Nation game. Quick to read and react on balls in front of him. Physically tough and aggressive. Plays with intensity. Good reactions to play off blocks and tackle. Will contribute on all special teams coverage. Consistent wrap up tackler. Good lateral movement and change of direction. Some hip tightness in his turns. Not real smooth or fluid, but he doesn’t waste a lot of motion either. Good awareness and field vision. Plays with confidence. Started four games as a linebacker when he was a sophomore. Made 287 tackles in his career. BTR:left 4.77, right 4.73. OSR:17/24. Seventh round. (A-31 1/2, H-8 5/8, VJ-33.5, SS-4.23).

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - John Jerry - Miami Dolphins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JOHN JERRY: Mississippi, 6054 332 5.20. Four-year starter with long arms. An above average athlete that can redirect in pass protection. Huge butt and big legs. A three position player at either guard or right tackle. Plays with a strong base. Naturally strong but not explosive in his play. Brother Peria Jerry was a first round draft choice in 2009 as a defensive tackle for the Falcons. Bends at the waist in pass protection but maintains contact. Stays balanced when sliding with man. Has the physical tools to pass block, but techniques are lacking. A push and steer run blocker that uses his hands effectively. Keeps position on his target. Pulls and runs aggressively, but is inconsistent to keep his feet, contact, and follow through. Waist bender on contact. Possesses some interesting physical tools, but needs technique work in his pass sets and run blocking. May need extra repetitions. OSR:14/40. Third/fourth round. (A-34, H-9 3/4, BP-31, 10-1.85).

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Barry Richardson - Kansas City Chiefs

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BARRY RICHARDSON: Clemson, 6065 320 5.47. Four-year starter. Huge man with some striking ability. Will struggle to change direction and block small edge rushers. A tackle only because of his limited pulling ability. Average flexibility for a right tackle in the league. When he gets his hands on a defender, he is almost impossible to disengage. Long arms and big hands. Not an explosive player. Does not generate much power despite size and physical advantages. Question physical and mental toughness. Soft in his punch and his play. A finesse wall off type blocker. OSR:32/ 42. Fifth/sixth round. (A-35 1/4, H-10 1/2, BP-24, 10-1.85).

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Justin Durant - Jacksonville Jaguars

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JUSTIN DURANT: Hampton, 6007 230 4.45. Three and a half year starter that has outstanding athletic ability and rare speed for the position. Instinctive to read and react quickly. Deadly on plays away. Uses his rare speed to run the ball carrier down from behind. Has a closing burst on the ball. More of a drag down type tackler than a thumper. Has the speed and athletic ability to turn and run with tight ends and backs. Can also shadow slot receivers. Sideline to sideline range. Hand strength is a weakness. Undersized for position. Will need to get stronger to play the run at him. Needs to improve his technique as an inside linebacker. Good competitor. May project to weak side linebacker because of build. Has the toughness and aggressiveness to control a tight end. Should contribute on special teams. Can get walled off inside at times. Doesn’t take him long to get to top speed. A good athlete that is raw with rare speed. Third/fourth round. (A-33 1/2, H-10 1/2, BP-25, SS-4.10).

Monday, April 2, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Mike Pollak - Indianapolis Colts

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MIKE POLLAK: Arizona State, 6034 301 5.05. Two-year full time starter. Started 10 games his first two years. Innately aggressive blocker with good flexibility. Arms shorter than ideal. Very athletic with first step quickness. Natural knee bender to leverage defender. Improved his senior year to block a two move or angle type defensive lineman. Flashes an explosive punch in pass protection. Good awareness to help his guards. Keeps his head on a swivel. Makes all the line calls. A leader in the offensive line. Effective quick set in pass protection. Does not lunge. Moves his feet. Good body control to mirror rusher and slide his feet. Strong run blocker when he’s blocking down or blocking with angles. Can improve angles to cut off linebackers on the second level. Durable and dependable over career. OSR:4/42. Second/third round. (A-31 3/4, H-9 1/4, BP-29, 10-1.73).

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Brian Cushing - Houston Texans

What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about BRIAN CUSHING: Southern Cal, 6027 243 4.65. Three-year starter. Also started four games as a true freshman in 2005. Talented, instinctive three down linebacker that is injury prone. Missed time as a high school senior with an ankle sprain. Dislocated his shoulder and had surgery spring of his sophomore year at USC. Missed the spring of 2007 with a strained hamstring. Had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee after spring practice. Sprained his left ankle and missed Nebraska and Washington State games, sprained his left ankle again and missed three games. That being said, he is very active and aware in the passing game by getting in the throwing lane. Flashes ability as an edge pass rusher. Talented, aggressive, and competitive player. Shows good explosion. Attacks blocker with good leverage and knee bend but is inconsistent leading with his hands. Quick in initial reactions and filling gaps. Gets downhill in a hurry and plays the backside cutback well. Takes good angles in pursuit and shows speed to close. Can get caught on the wrong side of a block. Good ability to get through the wash and find the ball. Shows some pass rush skills with a burst to close. Does a good job playing over a tight end with a solid jam and the ability to work through a zone block. Jams tight end well off the line and has the speed to cover man to man. Has some trouble with backs in space, but shows good zone awareness and a good break on the ball. Takes good drops with good range in coverage. Overall a solid prospect with good size, speed, and a high motor. Would make a solid Sam linebacker in a 4-3 scheme. OSR:4/34. First round. (A-32 1/2, H-10, BP-30, SS-4.22).