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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).