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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Draft Rewind 2004 - Darnell Dockett - Arizona Cardinals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DARNELL DOCKETT: Florida State, 6034 295 5.01. Three year starter at defensive tackle. Could project as a 3-4 end. Solid specimen with a thick upper body and well developed legs. Strong. Explosively quick off the ball. Hits gaps with power. Dynamic penetrator — disruptive. Flexible athlete. Comes off low and does a nice job of bending his knees. Quick with his hands to control blockers and disengage. Overextends and goes to the ground a little too much. Gets bounced around some when he fails to make a play with his initial surge. Somewhat of a straightliner — a little stiff in his change-of-direction. Lacks great instincts — has some trouble locating the ball. More quick than fast but he gives solid pursuit effort. Wasn’t a productive pass rusher in college but he has promise in that area — does a good job of driving with his legs to push the pocket. Shows spin and swim ability — closes well after defeating a block. Was dominant at the Senior Bowl practices. High risk prospect — has real talent but also carries some baggage — has been ejected and suspended from games because of on-field behavior. Was forced to miss the Sugar bowl his junior year because of an off-field incident.