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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Draft Rewind 2003 - Troy Polamalu - Pittsburgh Steelers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TROY POLAMALU: Southern Cal, 5102 206 4.40. A shorter than ideal strong safety with a stocky build. Thick legged. Has very good strength. Three year starter. Very productive throughout his career — had an injury plagued senior year — bothered much of the season with an ankle sprain. Dynamic “in the box” player with quick reactions and a very physical style — plays like an extra linebacker. Explosive tackler. Wraps and drives through. Outstanding in pursuit — attacks with tremendous desire — has a great closing burst — will chase plays from the middle of the field and leap into a tackle at the sideline. Jumps into piles. Plays with good knee bend. Quick footed. Very good blitzer who times his charge well. Not a dynamic coverage safety, but he runs well and is quick out of his pedal. Reacts well to plays in front of him — punishes receivers after the catch. Excellent special teams player with kick blocking ability. Durability is a concern due to his size and the disregard for his body that he displays on the field. Quality prospect.