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Friday, August 31, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Terrell McClain - Carolina Panthers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TERRELL MCCLAIN: South Florida, 6017 297 4.98. Three-year starter with a thick lower body. Doesn’t stay blocked. Plays inside tackle in a four man front. A good athlete with a quick first step. Long arms and big hands for the position. Functional strength to hold his ground. Fills the running lanes and pushes the pocket in the pass game. Quick to disengage and tackle. Tendency to play too high at times. Runs to finish play. Explosive short area quickness. Plays with a good power base to stack the run. Sheds and runs to the ball. Plays square to the line of scrimmage with good lateral quickness. Competitive. Works to the whistle. Quick on the pass rush but has difficultly disengaging at times. Strong power rusher when he goes up the middle. Can get the guard or center back on their heels. Relies on his quickness. Will dive and make arm tackles. A solid backup type performer who would fit into a rotation. 2010 stats: 24 tackles, 4 1/2 TFL, 3 sacks. Edge speed:left 2.29, right 2.09. OSR:10/25. Third/fourth round. (A-33 1/4, H-10 1/8, BP-29, 10-1.74).

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Kelvin Sheppard - Buffalo Bills

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about KELVIN SHEPPARD: LSU, 6021 246 4.66. Two-year starter who is physical and emotional in his play. Good leader. Doesn’t stay blocked. Quick to separate and hustles to the ball. Nose for the ball. Quick to sniff out the middle screen. Plays fast sideline to sideline. Has experience at all three linebacker spots in the 4-3 defense. Stays on his feet and plays square. Takes smart angles. Good lateral agility. Senior Bowl notes: excellent initial read and react. Good first step and gets downhill with no hesitation. Solid tackle to tackle player with good inside run instincts. Decent range and can get to the ball outside. Very aggressive taking on blocks but tends to get locked up as he looks for the ball instead of defeating the block. At his best with a clear path to the ball. Takes a decent drop in coverage but has average range and change of direction reacting to the throw. Plays the run well but struggles in coverage and in space. Career stats: 311 tackles, 5 1/2 sacks, 26 TFL, 7 PBU. Did not work out at the Combine due to right hamstring injury. Edge speed:left 2.04, right 2.23. Third/fourth round. (A-32, H-9 3/4, BP-22, SS-4.28).

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Terrence Cody - Baltimore Ravens

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TERRENCE CODY: Alabama, 6040 354 5.71. Two-year starter. Junior college transfer. Good feet for a big man. A two down power player with good balance. Tackle to tackle production. Has shown more discipline with his weight from the Senior Bowl (370) to Alabama’s pro day (347). Weighed in at 354 at the Combine. Will always struggle with his girth. Presses and pushes the pocket with his long arms and huge hands. Two gap inside nose tackle to occupy blockers and keep them off the linebackers. Good interior balance. Blocked two field goals against Tennessee to win the game. A people mover. Plays in a rotation. A 20-25 plays a game guy. Bull rusher only. Has a lot of question marks for a role player. Will be in demand because of his position. Had 44 career tackles, 10 1/2 for loss, and 1/2 sack. Edge speed:left 2.19, right 2.69. OSR:20/20. Second/third round. (A-34 1/4, H-11 1/4, BP-22, 10-1.97).

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Thomas DeCoud - Atlanta Falcons

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about THOMAS DECOUD: California, 6013 207 4.54. Starting one and a half years. One career interception. Fluid and athletic. Aggressive in run support. Good in coverage, especially man to man. Tough and competitive. Wrap tackler. Rangy in both the run game and pass coverage. Can be an enforcer over the middle. Good ball skills. Fluid hips. Can turn and run. Smooth in transition. Good athlete that takes good angles in coverage and support. A physical tackler. Doesn’t turn down a hit. Productive with 116 tackles and five pass breakups. Caused two fumbles. An ascending player that should have a good pro career. OSR:3/23. BTR:left 4.28, right 4.45. Second/third round. (A-32 3/4, H-9 3/8, SS-4.29, VJ-35.5).

Monday, August 27, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Patrick Peterson - Arizona Cardinals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about PATRICK PETERSON: LSU, 6002 219 4.34. Junior entry. Two-and-half year starter. The top player at any position in the 2011 Draft in our opinion. Big, fast, athletic, flexible, strong, intelligent, confident, and competitive. As an additional bonus he has exceptional punt return skills, averaging over 16 yards per return. As a kickoff return specialist he averaged a gaudy 29.1 yards per return. It is doubtful that he will return kickoffs if he is a starting corner. Good foot quickness and change of direction ability. Can stick his foot in the ground and drive on the ball in front or plant and go get a ball in the air. He can drive and snap off quickly. Has recover ability. Sticky man cover ability. Physical in press man to man. A smooth athlete who can accelerate to top speed quickly. Closing and catch-up speed. Built like a running back. Attacks the football with outstanding eye-hand coordination. Can match up on opponent’s top receiver. He locked horns with Alabama’s Julio Jones three years in a row. Plays square. A top level competitor who can play the run or the pass equally as well. An explosive player who will look back for the ball while leaning into the receiver. Won’t let a receiver off the line. Blankets his target. Good concentration on the ball in the air. Snatches ball in a crowd. A playmaker. Dynamic with the ball in his hands. A threat to score a touchdown after an interception or a kick return. Confident in his return ability. Elusive open field runner. Teams generally stay away from his side of the field throwing or running the ball. He not only can take a receiver out of the game, but he can come off and make a play on another receiver in the area. Related to NFL players Bryant McFadden, and Santana and Sinorice Moss. Will both wrap and cut tackle. Voted the Bednarik (Defensive Player of the Year) and Thorpe (Defensive Back of the Year) Award winners. 2010 stats: 42 tackles, 1 1/2 TFL, 4 INTs, 6 PBU, 1 FF, 16.1 punt return average (2 TDs), and 29.1 kickoff return average. BTR:left 4.58, right 4.54. OSR:1/34. Top five talent. (A-32, H-9 1/4, V-38, SS-4.07).

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Draft Rewind 2012 - Robert Griffin III - Washington Redskins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ROBERT GRIFFIN III: Baylor, 6023 223 4.41. Junior entry. Three-year starter who is a world class track athlete and a polished passer. As in most spread offensive schemes, he throws several horizontal routes, quick hitches, bubble screens, slants, and out cuts. He does, however, throw vertical routes with good timing and accuracy. Drops the ball in the well. Griffin doesn’t hang the ball or throw it up for grabs. Has book and football intelligence. Throws a consistent spiral with a quick 3/ 4 arm release. No hesitation on his delivery or release. Sudden to catch and release the ball from a shotgun snap. Is the master of an up-tempo offense. Quick to read and react to what he sees defensively. Also runs the read option to keep pressure off the passing game. Explosive and disciplined in his play. Consistent and confident to drive the ball down the field and outside the numbers. Completed 72.4% of his passes in 2011. Rare movement skills. Quick feet to sidestep and avoid a rush. Has the ability to make plays on the move right or left, but favors rolling to his right. He can escape with suddenness. Resets his body and feet with balance to make a quick and accurate throw. Creates and extends plays. Offensive coordinator may choose to tailor their offense to Griffin’s skill set. A smooth and effortless athlete with good field awareness. He can hit a target at full speed with anticipation, good timing, and ball placement. Will tunnel in on first receiver at times and get away with it as spread out as defenses are in college. Exploits the cavities in a defense. As a runner he has vision, feel, and elusiveness. A natural runner who is dangerous and slippery in the open field. Durability is a question mark with a torn right ACL in 2009 and a concussion suffered in Texas Tech game in 2011, missing the 2nd half of the game. Bottom line – he doesn’t panic, is determined to stay in the pocket, and can take a hit. Outstanding production. 2011 stats: 291/402, 4293 passing yds, 72.4%, 37 TDs, 6 INTs. OSR:1/15. First round. (A-32 1/4, H-9 1/2, SS-DNP, VJ-39).

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Colin McCarthy - Tennessee Titans

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about COLIN MCCARTHY: Miami, 6012 235 4.65. Three-year starter who can run and has good athletic ability. Active. Averaged 10 tackles per game as a senior playing inside linebacker. Competitive and intense in his play. Top effort player with a high motor. Quick initial read and react, does a nice job getting downhill and to the ball. Smart player, good angles to the ball and quality drops in coverage with good zone awareness. Good technique, uses his hands well to take on blocks and redirects off the block to the ball. Above average footwork when attacking a block. Occasionally will under run a play but for the most part is extremely instinctive with an excellent nose for the ball. Takes good drops in coverage, reacts well on the throw with no wasted steps. Good coverage awareness, sees the receiver and the quarterback. Has good range in pursuit and plays fast with no wasted movement. He is a quality linebacker who played well both inside and outside. Has a chance to be a productive “blue collar” NFL starter. Will contribute on special teams. Career stats: 304 tackles, 34 1/2 TFL, 4 sacks, 6 PBU. Edge speed:left 2.13, right 2.41. OSR:7/44. Fourth/fifth round. (A-30, H-10 3/8, BP-23, SS-4.20).

Friday, August 24, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Adrian Clayborn - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ADRIAN CLAYBORN: Iowa, 6025 281 4.83. Three-year starter who is explosive, disciplined, and relentless in his play. He is as good as any defensive lineman in the past several years to disengage a blocker and make a play. In short, he doesn’t stay blocked. Excellent use of hands to separate, strength to pull and jerk. Stays on his feet. Has slippery quality. Plays with power and activity in his legs. A ready built four-man front right defensive end. Strong against double teams. Plays with leverage. Sudden to read and react after controlling blocker. Gave second round draft choice, Rodger Saffold, fits in 2009. Can feel pressure and react on the move. Explosive when delivering a blow. Good power base with strength to hold his ground. Good balance and body control. His arm length is average but his hand quickness, punch, placement, and extension are unique. Closes inside with authority. Has the lateral speed and quickness to string out and pursue to the sideline. Good awareness and instincts to play a variety of blocking schemes and combination blocks. Productive versus pass or run. Doesn’t lose ground when he tackles a ball carrier. Hard hitter. Athletic through traffic. Urgent and intense. Has good take off quickness on his pass rush. Tenacious. Accelerates off blocks. Burst to close on quarterback. Works his feet and hands together. Turns speed to power. Was born with a mild case of Erbs’ palsy and had some nerve damage in his neck and right side. Did not need surgery but may be relegated to the right side only because of it. Medical and a red flag will determine his draft status. Questions are still unanswered as to why he didn’t bench at the Combine or compete at the Senior Bowl. Productive in 2009 with 70 tackles, 11 1/2 sacks, 2 PBU, and 8 1/2 TFL. 2010 stats: 52 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks, 7 TFL, 1 FF, and 1 PBU. Edge speed:left 2.10, right 2.07. OSR:10/26. First round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 3/4, BP-DNP, 10-1.62).

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Max Unger - Seattle Seahawks

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MAX UNGER: Oregon, 6046 309 5.26. Four-year starter. Versatile offensive lineman that has experience at all five positions on the offensive line. His best position may be center. Plays with a good base in pass protection where he can redirect with body control and balance. Effective mirror and slide. Nifty feet. Strong drive blocker. Plays the game on his feet. Rarely on the ground. Good balance. Works to finish his blocks. A good leader that makes all the line calls from the center position. Possesses the quickness to make a cut off block on a defensive tackle or control a middle linebacker. Has the strength to block back (choke block) and cut off a defensive tackle on a trap up the middle and can block nose tackles with leverage. Senior Bowl report: good use of hands. Scrappy. High in pulls. Generally kept his hands inside the frame and on the breast plate to control defender. Solid punch and lockout in pass protection. OSR:31/47. Second round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 1/4, BP-22, 10-1.78).

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Mike Iupati - San Francisco 49ers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MIKE IUPATI: Idaho, 6052 331 5.31. Three-year starter at left guard. Wide athletic body. A powerful man that plays with a good base. Has an ornery and competitive streak. Can drop his butt and anchor a charging defender. His natural position is left guard. Will need developmental time to play the other three line slots not including center. Controls the defender with his hands. Athletic in pass protection. He does have a tendency to lobster grab a defender with his hands outside the frame and hold. Needs technique work in his overall game. A dominant physical player that has a good change of direction. Exhibits an explosive punch then locks out and drives the down defender. A mauler that gets push. The team runs behind him. Runs his feet on contact. Explosive on short pulls and fold blocks. Stays on his feet. Doesn’t go to the ground. Must work to bend his knees. Can get high at times. Long arms and big hands help him keep position on the pass rusher. Light feet in pass pro for a big man. OSR:21/40. First round. (A-35, H-10 3/8, BP-27, 10-1.86).

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Donald Butler - San Diego Chargers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DONALD BUTLER: Washington, 6011 2235 4.65. Two-year starter. A good athlete that is instinctive. Explosive first step. Uses hands well and takes good downhill angles. Tracks well when moving forward and in space. Some hesitation in initial read but when he “sees it” he is quick to the ball. Runs well and is a willing hitter. Lacks power at the point of attack. Does not hold up well working against a lead block or a lineman working to the second level. Gets bounced around inside and lacks lower body power. Solid in coverage. Takes good drops and is athletic in transition. Good zone awareness. Good motor. Struggles in the physical part of linebacker play, but has some tools. In his career has 239 tackles, 27 for loss, 3 sacks, and 5 passes broken up. Did not participate at the Combine due to a right ankle sprain. Third/ fourth round. (A-32 5/8, H-9 1/2, BP-35, SS-4.29).

Monday, August 20, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Robert Quinn - St. Louis Rams

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ROBERT QUINN: North Carolina, 6040 265 4.65. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Plays right defensive end in a four man front. Missed the 2010 season due to a suspension by the NCAA for accepting illegal benefits. Was the best pass rusher in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2009. Possesses natural hand, foot, and lateral quickness. Doesn’t stay blocked despite the fact he draws several holding calls during a season. Tough to block as a pass rusher. Good flexibility to run the hoop or bend off the edge. Can slip and accelerate off a block. Fast twitch pass rusher who can explode and jolt a pass protector. An instinctive athlete who is disciplined in his contain rush and checks reverses and counters before he sprints from the backside to get in on the play. Would like to see him finish better at times by wrapping up. Good change of direction with a closing burst to the ball carrier. Jams the tight ends to avoid a free release. Needs to improve his ability to shed and stack in the run game. Has the tools, needs the technique. Was voted the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award winner as the league’s most courageous player in 2008. As a senior in high school, a tumor was found on top of his spinal cavity. It was benign; however it caused a fluid buildup that had to be drained and is checked twice a year. Quinn was a 3-time state heavyweight wrestling champion in South Carolina. His record was 86-0. Father, James Quinn, was an Olympic caliber hurdler. 2009 stats: 52 tackles, 19 TFL, 11 sacks, 6 FF. Edge speed:left 1.97, right 2.05. OSR:8/26. First round. (A-34, H-10 1/8, BP-22, 10-1.63).

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Draft Rewind 2002 - Larry Foote - Pittsburgh Steelers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LARRY FOOTE: Michigan, 6006 232 4.81. An undersized outside linebacker with relatively short arms and legs and decent strength. Had a solid senior year. High energy competitor. Aggressive. Has good run defense reactions. Quick at the snap. Steps up and takes on blocks with toughness and leverage. Can get tied up and bounced around some, but he works to the ball aggressively. Gets through traffic with awareness. Gives good second effort — bounces up quickly from the ground to continue to chase a play. Lacks good speed. A little tight in his movements and sluggish in his change-of-direction. Overruns some tackles. Capable inside blitzer. Has solid zone coverage skills — drops off quickly and plays the short routes well. Overachiever type who is limited somewhat by his size and speed.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Jason Kelce - Philadelphia Eagles

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JASON KELCE: Cincinnati, 6025 280 4.93. Three-year starter. Started at offensive left guard for two years and was moved to center in 2010. An athletic but undersized center who lacks anchor strength versus a big nose tackle. A zone blocking center. Good footwork. A knee bender who plays with leverage. Plays with good base and balance. Works to finish his block. Good body control. Quick to redirect. Quick hands to get inside the frame of a defensive lineman. Light feet with the ability to recover, react quickly, and pick up blitz. Good ability to stay balanced, change direction, and adjust ability to control body. Good downfield effort to make a second block. Has lateral agility quickness to cut off slant moves and mirror pass rusher. Runs his feet on contact. A creative team that runs the ball may use him at fullback. A scrappy and feisty center who may buck the trend, but there are no interior linemen that have made a team weighing 280 pounds in the modern era. OSR:6/49. Seventh round/PFA. (A-32 1/2, H-9 1/2, BP-DNP, 10-1.74).

Friday, August 17, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Stefen Wisniewski - Oakland Raiders

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about STEFEN WISNIEWSKI: Penn State, 6030 313 5.31. Three-year starter who may be the best center or guard in the 2011 draft. Has starting experience at both center and guard. Big hands and good arm length for the position. Played right guard in 2010. His versatility at the three inside positions will make him attractive to a variety of teams. Consistent in his overall play. Experience at both the shotgun and conventional snap. Explosive. A knee bender who can roll his hips, shock, control, and drive a defender with leverage and strength. Stays balanced when blocking on the move. In pass pro he controls his opponent with hand quickness, stab, punch, and placement on the breast plate. Mentally tough in both the run game and pass protection. Maintains and sustains pass protection and run block with good base and position. Gains an advantage with his quickness on the snap. Plays with attitude and aggression. Can quick position a defender and run his feet on contact. Good lateral agility. Has the strength to anchor versus power. Father Leo and uncle Steve starred at Penn State and played in the NFL. OSR:25/49. Second/third round. (A-33, H-10 3/8, BP-30, 10-1.82).

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - Santonio Holmes - New York Jets

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about SANTONIO HOLMES: Ohio State, 5105 188 4.36. Two-year starter. Standout wide receiver that has run-after-catch and return skills. Shorter than ideal for a featured receiver. He makes up for lack of height with speed and athletic ability. Reminds us of Terry Glenn. Has speed. Good leaper, goes up after the ball. Catches the ball in his hands. Will use body on dig routes across middle to protect the ball. Will reach and extend for ball outside his frame. Does a good job of driving off defender and coming back to the ball. Generally runs good sharp routes. Competitive receiver. Will layout for catch. Can catch the ball over his head. Changes speeds to elude tackles. Has the speed to run away from defenders and stretch zone coverage. No hold up on the line of scrimmage. Has the awareness and vision to find the voids in zone coverage. Shows the speed to run all verticals and post routes, yet is quick enough to snap off slants and hitches. Will cross the middle and catch balls. Will catch a ball in a crowd. Explodes out of his breaks and creates space. Sees ball and can adjust to a ball in flight. Good body control. Good timing. Can make the tough catch. Athletic and elusive after catch. Slips tacklers. Good concentration and focus on ball in air. Can play X and Z receiver positions. Stays on feet to mirror and slide as a blocker. Occupies defender. Shorter than ideal. Needs more functional upper and lower body strength. Weighed 179 on his workout day, nine pounds lighter than at the Combine. First round. (A-30 1/2, H-8 7/8, SS-4.26, VJ-38). (originally drafted by Pittsburgh)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Jason Pierre-Paul - New York Giants

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JASON PIERRE-PAUL: South Florida, 6046 270 4.76. Junior entry. Started seven games in college career. Transferred from Fort Scott Community College after playing at the College of the Canyons as a freshman. Football intelligence is a question mark. Can he adjust to schemes quickly? Awareness? Does he learn quickly? He will need reps. Extremely athletic. Speed rusher that plays on the same side as George Selvie at times. Built like Simon Rice. Long arms and legs. Makes several plays from backside when he went unblocked. Technique poor. One move player. When he sees it he chases it. Can turn the corner and flatten down the line of scrimmage. Lacks overall body strength to hold his ground in the run game at him. Gets buried, bounced around, and bulldozed at times. Plays with his hand in the dirt but will stand up at times. Lacks the strength to control a blocker. Slow to disengage. Instincts are off. Gets his hands up as a pass rusher and will go for the strip. Question mental toughness when he came out of games for nicks, then returns. Plays on special teams. Gives a top effort rushing the passer. Has God-given talents, but would be classified as a boom or bust player. In 2009 had 45 tackles, 6 1/2 sacks, 15 1/2 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles, 1 interception, 2 passes broken up, and 1 blocked kick. Edge speed:left 2.11, right 2.05. Vertical jump 30.5, short shuttle 4.69, 3 cone 7.18. OSR:21/35. First/second round. (A-34 3/4, H-10 3/8, BP-19, 10-1.68).

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - Roman Harper - New Orleans Saints

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ROMAN HARPER: Alabama, 5117 198 4.63. Three-year starter. An active wrap up tackler that plays on special teams. Effective on the safety blitz to anticipate and time movement. Focused and competitive. Productive and physical in the run game. Aware, reactive, and good vision in zone coverage. Will struggle if isolated on a speed receiver running deep. Good hands and ball skills. A confident and intelligent player with ability to bounce back after being beaten or missing a tackle. Good man-to-man coverage skills for a safety. Goes up and gets the ball at the high point. Active and productive wrap tackler. Alley player in support. Will throw his body around. Football smart with good awareness. Takes good angles to the ball. No wasted steps. With his good anticipation, awareness, and instincts, he gets a jump on the ball and makes plays. Will contribute on special teams’ coverage. Third/fourth round. (A-32 3/ 4, H-9 1/4, SS-4.34, VJ-34).

Monday, August 13, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Nate Solder - New England Patriots

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about NATE SOLDER: Colorado, 6082 319 4.96. Three-year starter. Moved from tight end to tackle the spring of 2008. A good athlete who can lock out and shock a defender in pass protection. Has a 32-inch vertical jump. Has quickness and functional strength. Easy light feet to slide laterally and adjust his block to a speed rusher. He can block the edge. Dominated Texas A&M pass rusher, Von Miller, in their head to head match up. Good body control and balance. Sudden to redirect. Knows how to use his long arms. Patient - lets the pass rusher come to him. Plays with natural knee bend. Can handle a defender’s spin move with foot quickness and balance. Uses good footwork to gain depth. Shows the ability to adjust and block different looks. Position wall off in the run game. Productive over career at left tackle. Mobile and rangy when pulling. Can adjust on the run and wall off the run support. Will overextend when run blocking at times, but does not lose his feet. Locks out and drives feet on down blocks. Plays on his feet. OSR:1/49. First round. (A-35 1/2, H-9 3/4, BP-21, 10-1.75).

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Brian Robison - Minnesota Vikings

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BRIAN ROBISON: Texas, 6031 259 4.74. Three-year starter with good instincts and athletic ability. High motor. Long arms. Explosive first step. Good effort every down. Quick penetration to be disruptive. Quick feet. Will leverage blocker at the point of attack. Can flatten out and run down plays from behind. Will compete and go to the whistle. Needs to develop more pass rush moves. His hand use is average. An active player that fights pressure and doesn’t stay blocked. Will tackle on the rise. A contact player. Flashes some burst rushing the quarterback. Graded out first of 43 Combine participants in the defensive line. Vertical jump of 40.5 inches. Broad jumped over ten feet. Threw shot and discus for Texas track team. Third/ fourth round. (A-33 1/8, H-9 3/4, BP-27, 10-1.57).

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Paul Soliai - Miami Dolphins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about PAUL SOLIAI: Utah, 6040 344 5.13. Two-year starter. Huge wide-bodied grass grabber with long arms. Endurance is a problem. Wears down in games and plays high. Two down player. A premium is put on a man with his size that can move. Ideal nose tackle to push the pocket. Gets inside push. Doesn’t always play low but is hard to move. Graded out as one of the top defensive tackles athletically at the Combine. Had a vertical jump of 29.5. Can be explosive off the ball. Tackle to tackle player. One speed guy. Needs to use his hands better. Lacks the consistent ability to control opponent with effective hand use. Marginal quickness and extension. Could go anywhere on the second day with his weight concerns. Did not lift weights as of press time due to a right elbow injury. Fourth/fifth round. (A-34, H-9 3/4, BP-DNP, 10-1.73).

Friday, August 10, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Eric Berry - Kansas City Chiefs

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ERIC BERRY: Tennessee, 5115 211 4.45. Junior entry. Three-year starter. A safety with corner skills. Versatile enough to play either free or strong safety and interchange responsibilities and has the hip flexibility, foot quickness, change of direction, and recoverability to play corner. Good intelligence. Can learn and retain coverage schemes, awareness to recognize and analyze offensive set tendencies, and react quickly to keys. Can make calls and communicate coverages vocally. Has a fierce sense of competition. Plays with confidence and poise. Mentally tough and durable. Good concentration and a high reaction IQ. Reads the eyes of the quarterback. Good leadership qualities. Has long arms and extraordinary leaping ability. Impact hitter that is always around the ball. Alley player on run support. Ability to stay on his feet and play off blockers. Lined up as a safety or as a linebacker/hybrid in the Tampa-2 system in 2009 and excelled. Active and aggressive. Has tackling courage - heavy hitter. Did a better job in 2009 of wrapping up as a tackler instead of just exploding on the ball carrier. Slipped off a few tackles if he went high. Total package of measurables, athletic ability, physical ability, intelligence, instincts, intangibles, and leadership qualities. Will contribute on all special teams. One of the top three players in the 2010 draft. Second in NCAA history with 494 interception return yards. SEC Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore. Jim Thorpe Award winner as the nation’s top defensive back. BTR:left 4.09, right 4.10. Had 19 reps of 225 and 6.80 on the 3-cone. OSR:2/21. First round. (A-33 1/4, H-9 5/8, VJ-43, SS-4.23).

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Draft Rewind 2004 - Daryl Smith - Jacksonville Jaguars

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DARYL SMITH: Georgia Tech, 6016 230 4.70. Four year starter inside. Could project outside. A little smaller than ideal but he has fairly long arms and is built strong. Tough competitor with good instincts. Locates and reacts quickly. Fills holes aggressively. Does a good job of working laterally. Keeps his shoulders squared properly — finds lanes to attack and takes disciplined angles in pursuit, making sure to not allow the runner to cut back behind him. Quick footed and agile, though he has some trouble with low blocks at times. Sheds blocks with good hand usage but he has a tendency to run around contact — generally effective at it — can slip blocks and get back into the play. Good athlete with solid speed. Secure tackler. Adjusts well in space. Effective blitzer. Needs work in coverage, but he gets good depth in a zone and can run with backs in man. Plays with a lot of determination. Impressed at the Senior Bowl. Should be a big contributor on special teams while he develops.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Draft Rewind 2012 - Andrew Luck - Indianapolis Colts

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ANDREW LUCK: Stanford, 6040 234 4.67. Junior entry. Three-year starter. A big right-handed passer who can win the game in the pocket but is mobile and athletic enough to avoid and escape a rush. Processes information quickly. Understands pass protection. Luck is a top quality individual on and off the field. He is a leader who can step up and take charge of his teammates. On the field he is given much responsibility at the line of scrimmage for strategic checks and adjustments. Excellent football aptitude. He has a keen sense of recognizing match-ups that he can take advantage of while moving the team down the field. Stanford utilizes an assortment of personnel groupings which is a good sign that Luck can handle a complex offensive scheme. He was weaned on an NFL offense and playbook. His offense was a power zone running game from a variety of formations. He plays both under center and in the shotgun formation. His role in the offense was to balance the running game with a variety of play action drop back and movement type passes. His delivery and release is quick with no wasted motion. Always ready to throw. Makes quick and decisive decisions with the ball. Consistently accurate short and long keeping receivers on their routes. Possesses the arm strength to throw deep, sideline combinations, and crossing routes. Can stick the ball into tight spots. Good drop back speed to a throwing point, good balance, active feet, and body control to be ready to pass. Sees the whole field. Keeps his eyes focused down the field. Good pocket presence. Can throw the ball from different angles. Steps up into the pocket. Understands the timing in the pocket. Guns the ball to his target area. Good ball placement. Strong enough to shake pass rushers. Spreads the wealth. Throws to wide receivers, tight ends, and backs. Good ball handler who protects the ball. A competitor who thrives on pressure and competition. Rare touch to throw the ball over a defense. Good timing, anticipation, and feel for the throw. In short, Luck is consistent, confident, reliable, respects the game, reacts positively to adversity, and loves to play quarterback. Has been durable over his career. Outstanding production. Did not throw at the Combine. 2011 stats: 288/404, 3517 passing yds, 71.3%, 37 TDs, 10 INTs. OSR:3/15. First pick in the draft. (A-32 5/8, H-10, SS-4.28, VJ-36).

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Antoine Caldwell - Houston Texans

What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about ANTOINE CALDWELL: Alabama, 6033 307 5.27. Four-year starter. Versatile enough to play both guard and center. Durable and smart. Must work to bend his knees because he has long legs. Needs more functional strength. Question inside awareness at times. Struggled to adjust on inside blitz pickup. Demonstrates ability to recover. A good athlete with a thick lower body. Stays on his feet and occupies defender if he plays with good knee bend. If he gets high he can get knocked back and bulled over. Effective to slip through to the second level and cuts off linebackers. Good balance and foot movement in pass protection if he keeps his head up. Does both the conventional and shotgun snaps. Lacks strength to drive block in the run game. Position wall off blocker. OSR:26/47. Fourth/ fifth round. (A-34, H-10 1/2, BP-23, 10-1.78).

Monday, August 6, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Mason Crosby - Green Bay Packers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MASON CROSBY: Colorado, 6012 212 5.27. Four-year starter. Explodes into the ball, consistently driving the ball deep with excellent hang times. Good poise on the off target snaps. Handles windy conditions and elements. An average athlete that has good flexibility and a strong leg. As a former safety, he can breakdown and tackle on the kickoffs. Has been consistent for four years. Takes a consistent approach to the ball and is mechanically sound. A smart player that understands the game. He’s a self-starter with a good work ethic and a competitive attitude. Must consistently get ball up quickly, especially from long distances. Has had two kicks blocked in his career. Right footed, soccer style kicker on field goals, PATs, and kickoffs. An average athlete, but a pressure and poised player with mental toughness. Strong legged kicker with the ability to kickoff high and deep into end zone. He can hang the ball both at high altitude and sea level. Averages 4.28 hang time on 10 graded kickoffs (over 4.2 is optimum.) Ball explodes off his foot on kickoffs, FGs, and PATs. Over 70% of kickoffs are touchbacks. Of 203 kickoffs, 138 went for touchbacks with 88 going through the end zone. Hit 19 of 28 field goals in 2006. Attempted 88 FGs in his career and made 66 of them. He set 30 single game, season, and career records for the Buffaloes. His longest field goal was 60 yards. He made 12 career kicks of 50 yards or longer. His only misses out of 14 kicks late in the fourth quarter were a 63- and a 65-yarder. Third round.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Jahvid Best - Detroit Lions

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JAHVID BEST: California, 5101 199 4.38. Junior entry. Two-year starter. An explosive and talented back with quick reactions. Smooth North/South runner that finishes his runs. Plays fast. Sudden into the hole and demonstrates unique running skills and instincts. Has a natural feel for running the ball. Good vision. Has the ability to create positive yardage on poorly blocked plays. Patient to the hole and lets the block set up. Gives the defender a leg then takes it away. Can plant and cut without the loss of speed. Can dip in and burst outside. Has a thick lower body and good contact balance. Good hit and spin move. Rare cut back ability and speed. Runs the zone read out of the I-formation. Also runs plays out of the spread formation. A difference maker that gets to the second level with instant acceleration. Good agility in traffic. Always going forward. Slippery. Not easy to tackle. Good hands to catch all pass routes. Good eye/hand coordination. Durability is a question mark because of an annual pattern of missing some games with injury. Led the country in rushing with 1580 yards in 2008. Career stats are 364 rushes for 2668 yards, 7.3 yards per carry, and 29 touchdowns. He also caught 62 passes for 533 yards and 6 touchdowns. OSR:3/28. First/second round. (A-31 3/4, H-9, BP-18, SS-4.16).

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Von Miller - Denver Broncos

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about VON MILLER: Texas A&M, 6025 237 4.60. Three-year starter who is a productive 3-4 outside pass rusher. Butkus Award winner in 2010. May be a Will flow type linebacker who plays stacked behind a defensive end, but has a knack and desire to rush the passer. Moved around in the Aggie defense to take advantage of match-ups and alignments to blitz and pressure the quarterback. Has blitzed and pressured the quarterback from an inside stand up position as well as playing up or down in a 3- point stance off the edge. Good balance and body control. Good lateral quickness and reactions. Accelerates to the ball. Good burst after initial contact. Can force a hurry or cause havoc in the backfield. Quick penetrator on the goal line. Outstanding first step quickness and timing to fly up the field. No run responsibility on pass downs. Because of his size he will get tied up on big offensive tackles at times and get bounced around. The defense played a more Pittsburgh Steeler type scheme in 2010, featuring a variety of zone blitzes, pressures, and aggressive play. Miller lined up in the Aggie “Jack” position as a roving linebacker and dropped back in coverage. Demonstrates ability to play over a tight end and get leverage on the block. Locks up at times getting upright looking for the ball instead of defeating the block and getting to the ball. Uses his hands well and gets separation. Good upper body strength. Has a quick first step and gets upfield in a hurry. Shows good pass rush tools and the ability to turn the corner to get to the quarterback. Fluid for the most part in linebacker drills. Lacks sudden change of direction and will struggle in space at times on the perimeter. Has a nose for the football and can run down a back getting outside. Physical hitter with a good burst to the ball. Needs some coverage work as his depth of drop was inconsistent and he did not always take good angles reacting on the throw. Plays like a classic 3-4 outside linebacker as his strengths are what is needed at that position. At his best on the edge rushing the passer. He led the country in 2009 with 17 sacks and had 5 1/2 TFL among his 48 hits. 2010 stats: 68 tackles, 10 1/2 sacks, 17 1/2 TFL, 3 FF, 6 PBU, 1 INT. Edge speed:left 1.90, right 1.88. OSR:1/ 19. First round. (A-34, H-9 1/2, BP-21, SS-4.06).

Friday, August 3, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Sean Lee - Dallas Cowboys

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about SEAN LEE: Penn State, 6021 236 4.78. Three-year starter. Projects to the outside because of angular build and lack of mass. May fit as an inside linebacker for some 3-4 teams because of outstanding instincts. Has a nose for the ball. Can adjust on the move. Gets through traffic and has good ability to run to the ball. Outstanding football aptitude. Doesn’t get fooled on play action and misdirection. Competitive. (He had to fight to get tackles on his own team with Hull and Bowman). Has the range, speed, and lateral quickness to be effective in downfield pursuit. Takes good angles. Can break up and make an open field tackle. Plays with good knee bend and functional strength. A wrap-up tackler that doesn’t give ground. Good recognition in zone coverage to react, drop, turn, and get depth. Good mid and short area coverage and awareness. Active and relentless in effort. Missed 2008 season with a torn ACL. Had 324 career tackles, 29 1/2 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, and 17 passes broken up. Personal protector for the punter. Will contribute on special teams. OSR:10/19. Second/third round. (A-32, H-8 3/4, BP-24, SS-4.16).

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Greg Little - Cleveland Browns

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about GREG LITTLE: North Carolina, 6024 231 4.51. Three-year starter. Did not play in 2010 due to a ruling by the NCAA on accepting extra benefits. Talented and athletic as any wide receiver in the 2011 draft. The sticky wicket in Little’s production lies in the quarterback position where TJ Yates threw more interceptions than touchdown passes and consistently missed open receivers in 2009. The upside for the big receiver was that almost every catch he made was spectacular and magical. Has started at both running back and wide receiver during his career. Does it all – blocks, catches, and runs strong after catch. Slashes through arm tackles and finishes the play. Goes up after the ball at the high point with his strong hands and positions his body between the ball and defender. An impact player with long arms and big hands. Possesses natural ball skills. Plucks the ball away from his body. Has the foot quickness to beat press coverage. Can avoid and shows a burst to get upfield and separate. Big and strong enough for inside breaking routes. Good hip flexibility and knee bend. Adjusts to the flight of the ball and competes to catch it. Produced against good competition. Caught 62 passes for 724 yards and had 5 TDs in 2009. Averaged 5.7 ypc as a running back. Benched 27 reps at Combine. OSR:6/43. Second/third round. (A-33 1/4, H-9 1/8, VJ-40.5, SS-4.21).

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - AJ Green - Cincinnati Bengals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about AJ GREEN: Georgia, 6035 211 4.50. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Was suspended the first four games for reportedly selling a game jersey to an agent. A natural hand catcher with good focus. He extends to catch the ball away from the frame of his body. No blind spots. Can make the overhead circus catch as needed. A good athlete who is quick in and out of his breaks. Demonstrates rare quickness that may be more important than his speed. A polished route runner who has room for fine tuning his game. For example - doesn’t always come back to the ball and is not always crisp against a lower level talent. A wiry and strong build to compete for the ball in a crowd. Can adjust to the ball with good hip flexibility and knee bend. Has the speed and acceleration to eat up a cushion. Finds the ball quickly in transition out of route. Adjusts to the flight of the ball. Good body control. Catches the ball with the intent to break a tackle or make a defender miss. Can run routes off of motion. Snaps off a dig route or square in with suddenness. Extremely long arms for the position. A consistent competitor. Uses his tall rangy build to his advantage as a blocker on run plays. A three level receiver. Career stats: 166- 2619 yds, 15.8 ypr, 23 TDs. OSR:12/43. First round, top 10 selection. (A-34 3/8, H-9 1/4, VJ-34.5, SS-4.21).