Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:52 AM
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
By proscoutdan Posted at 8:32 AM
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
By proscoutdan Posted at 8:10 AM
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
By proscoutdan Posted at 8:13 AM
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
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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
Saturday, August 18, 2012
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
Thursday, August 16, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 3:23 AM
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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
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Sunday, August 12, 2012
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
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
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
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
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
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
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
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
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).
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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).