Sunday, July 29, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 3:37 AM
MARCEL DAREUS: Alabama, 6031 319 4.93. Junior entry. Two-year starter. A versatile long armed power player who is strong in the run game and disruptive as a pass rusher. Locks out and controls the pass protector with his strong hands. Plays in a controlled contain rush scheme, but is quick enough to release and bounce outside to make a play. Doesn’t stay blocked. Plays square with his toes pointed to the goal line. Has strong power base in the run game. Thick and explosive lower body. Quick arm over move when turned loose to rush the passer. Sudden lateral quickness to close down the inside running lanes. Athletic and quick on loop, angle, and slant stunts. Uses offensive linemen like a “shiver board” skating down the line. Explosive punch and uncoil power. Good instincts with quick reactions. Can feel pressure and react on the move. A stout inline anchor versus the run. Plays with good balance, hands, and technique. Takes good angles away from the ball and has run down plays from behind. In a four-man front he may be the left end run stuffer. As a 5-technique (shades outside shoulder of offensive tackle) he can stack double teams and two gap, keeping blockers off linebackers. Missed first two games with NCAA agent sanctions. 2010 stats: 33 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks. 11 TFL, 4 PBU. Edge speed:left 2.05, right 2.09. OSR:7/25. First round. (A-33 3/8, H-10 1/8, BP-24, 10-1.71).