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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Torrey Smith - Baltimore Ravens

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TORREY SMITH: Maryland, 6007 204 4.43. Junior entry. Two-and-a-half year starter who is a vertical receiver with good body control. Creates separation with speed and athletic ability. Quick feet gives him a chance to come out of his break with a burst. Plays fast. Competitive at the ball in the air. Can make the tough circus type catch. Uses his talent as a kickoff return specialist to run after catch as a receiver. All-time ACC career kickoff return leader. Adjusts well to the low ball or high and away passes. Runs the full route tree with outs, deep, corner patterns, dig routes, comebacks, etc. Many times he outruns the coverage, but the quarterback can’t get him the ball or under throws him. Good effort to block in the run game. A mature and stable hard worker who is an ascending player. Will contribute on special teams. 2010 stats: 67-1055 yds, 15.7 ypr, 12 TDs. OSR:2/ 43. First/second round. (A-32 5/8, H-8 5/8, VJ-41.5, SS-4.13).

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Draft Rewind 2004 - Michael Turner - Atlanta Falcons

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MICHAEL TURNER: Northern Illinois, 5104 237 4.48. A hard running tailback with good size and strength. Could project in a one-back set. Productive two year starter. Durable workhorse. A somewhat slow starter — not quick to the hole. More fast than quick. Keeps his shoulders squared and runs with good lean and power. Tough between the tackles. Keeps his feet active and gives good second effort. Holds the ball securely. Not a consistent tackle breaker — gets tripped up by low contact too easily. Has good vision for reading and following blocks. Has the burst to get outside and turn the corner but looks to bounce plays wide a little too much. Not a real sharp cutter — slows to change directions on the move. Lacks dynamic elusiveness — lowers his shoulder and drives into defenders in the open rather than evade. Not used a lot as a blocker but has ability in that area — can bend his knees and deliver a solid blow. Marginal receiver with adequate hands. Needs to improve as a route runner. Originally drafted by San Diego.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Draft Rewind 2005 - Adam Snyder - Arizona Cardinals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ADAM SNYDER: Oregon, 6053 313 5.37. Three-year starter. Played both right and left tackle. Also spent some time at right guard. He is projected inside at a guard because he struggles to block edge speed. Physical and tough player. Average foot quickness and lateral movement. Inconsistent to use techniques. Will play high and waist bend in pass protection. Feet are heavy and average. Can sit down and anchor versus the bull rush. Try hard effort player. Mauler in run blocks. Usually gets help from back in pass protection. Physical on down blocks. Maintains position on defender in pass protection. Will run his feet if he locks on defensive tackle. Generally keeps his hands inside the frame and steers defender. Better run blocker than a pass protector. Will struggle to redirect. Has fits with a two move player. Fourth or fifth round. May go lower with limited athletic ability. Originally drafted by San Francisco.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Ryan Kerrigan - Washington Redskins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about RYAN KERRIGAN: Purdue, 6037 267 4.71. Three-year starter who is very technique conscious and productive. Plays right defensive end in a four-man front. Rarely gets single blocked. Can’t be blocked with a tight end. Plays low and with good leverage. Can walk an offensive tackle back to the quarterback at times. Instinctive. Quick to read and react to pressure then gets to the ball. Right place at the right time player. Can run the hoop as a pass rusher, bending his course to the depth of the quarterback. Generally doesn’t get run out of the play. Good use of arms, hands, and leverage at the point of attack. Sudden first step. Plays on his feet. Uses a variety of pass rush moves including rip, spin, and slap and grab. Disruptive even if he doesn’t get the sack. Gets his hands up on the rush or tries to slap the ball out of the quarterback or ball carrier’s hand. Doesn’t give up on a play. Works from snap to whistle. Gets through traffic with urgency and intensity. Strong game in win over Ohio State in 2009 where he demonstrated all his tools. Knocked off the rust Senior Bowl week and impressed with his jackrabbit get off quickness. Purdue did not play in a bowl game, so it was about 8 weeks between starts for the elite pass rusher. The highly motivated competitor had 5 tackles, 3 TFL, and a sack in the game. In 2009 he led the Big-10 and was third nationally with 13 sacks. He also had 18 1/2 TFL. He led the nation with 7 FF, second most in Big-10 history. In 2010 he racked up 70 tackles, 12 1/2 sacks, 26 TFL, 5 FF, and 1 PBU. A Jared Allen clone. Edge speed:left 1.94, right 2.05. OSR:5/26. First round. (A-33 1/2, H-9 5/8, BP-31, 10-1.63).

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Jake Locker - Tennessee Titans

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JAKE LOCKER: Washington, 6022 231 4.59. Three-year starter who is a dynamic playmaker. Possesses all the tools and athletic ability to succeed on the next level. Broke his thumb in game four against Stanford in 2008 which slowed his progress. Played in 2009 with a group of young receivers who dropped several passes early in the year but proved to be talented skill players by season’s end. Returned to the Huskies in 2010 to continue his development under quarterback guru and head coach Steve Sarkisian. Fundamentally, Locker is an ascending player who can throw from the pocket or on the move from a variety of deliveries. Classic compact release. Holds ball cheek level and is quick on his release. Plays in both a spread offense where he takes shotgun snaps and a pro style where he accepts the ball from under center. His arm is strong enough to throw deep and all the sideline passes. He can zip the tough deep comeback route. Has the innate ability to speed up his delivery under a heavy rush and gets the ball out of his hand quickly and on time. Can hit a moving target in stride on vertical patterns down the field. Particularly dangerous on play action, bootlegs, and waggle plays because of his movement skills. Rare foot quickness to make plays on the move. Accurate on sprint passes to his left. Squares his shoulders and throws between the numbers. Steps up into the pocket on drop back passes. Steps into his throws. Strong enough to throw off his back foot with deep accuracy. Has gone through a new offensive line and receivers. Struggled with consistency not always due to his making. Talented if accuracy, footwork, and decision making continue to improve. Explosive burst upfield when he pulls the ball down if receivers are covered, or when he runs the quarterback draw. In 2009 he led the PAC-10 in total offense averaging 265.7 yards per game, including 2800 yards passing. He threw for 21 touchdowns and had 11 interceptions. Has good decision making skills, poise, and leadership qualities. 2010 stats: 2265 passing yds, 55.4%, 17 TDs, 9 INTs, 385 yds rushing. Ball velocity 54 mph. OSR:2/18. First/second round. (A-32, H-9 7/8, SS-4.12, VJ-35).

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Carl Nicks - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CARL NICKS: Nebraska, 6047 341 5.21. One year starter. Junior college transfer. Started career at New Mexico State as a defensive tackle. Huge man with good feet. Has some physical skills to go along with his brute power. Long arms and big hands. Flashes a powerful punch. Has the power to put a defender on skates. Generally plays with a good base. Has some first step quickness. Can be effective on the second level if he takes good angles. Played left tackle, but is more likely a right tackle on the next level. Undisciplined player that has a questionable work ethic and mental toughness. Draft status will be affected by numerous off field issues. Boom or bust. OSR:5/42. Fourth/fifth round. (A-34 3/4, H-10, BP-31, 10-1.83). (originally drafted by New Orleans in 2008)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - John Moffitt - Seattle Seahawks

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JOHN MOFFITT: Wisconsin, 6040 314 5.53. Four-year starter. Started at center in 2008. Plays with strong hands and a solid punch to the breast plate. Good base and mirror in pass protection. Keeps his feet in space on screen pass blocks. Locks on in the run game and plays hard. He’s at his best when he keeps his knees bent in both the run game and pass protection. Can be pushed and leveraged back when he plays straight-legged. Versatile. Has experience at guard and center. Mentally tough and consistent. Good first step quickness out of stance. The offensive guard version of former Badger Mark Tauscher, especially the build. Plays with an intensity, aggression, and attitude. Good power base and anchor in pass protection. Competitive zone blocker then runs his feet on contact. May project to center for some teams. OSR:36/49. Fourth/ fifth round. (A-33, H-9 1/2, BP-23, 10-1.89).

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Mario Manningham - San Francisco 49ers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MARIO MANNINGHAM: Michigan, 5116 181 4.45. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Sudden in and out of cuts. Quick upfield burst. Demonstrates quick feet. Elusive after catch. Good adjust to the over shoulder deep ball. Will give ground after catch at times, then gets up the field. Big junior year with 72 catches, good for 1174 yards and 12 touchdowns. Can snatch and pluck the ball away from his body. Good route runner. Runs sharp cuts and is in and out of the breaks quickly. Consistent off the ball. Puts immediate pressure on the corner. Slips the holdup in press coverage. Gets into route and back on course quickly. Athletic after the catch. Productive with the ball in his hands. Controls his body when he goes up for the ball. Gains lateral separation. Holds the ball on contact. Slender build and consistent concentration is a concern. Good toughness and competitiveness. Combine workout was below average, but had a strong pro day. OSR:45/ 52. Second/third round. (A-32 1/8, H-9, SS-4.30, VJ-35). (originally drafted by NY Giants in 2008)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Tyronne Green - San Diego Chargers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TYRONNE GREEN: Auburn, 6016 309 5.35. Two-year starter. Long arms and big hands. Physical player with raw skills. Former defensive lineman. Powerful short area punch. In the Senior Bowl game he gave B.J. Raji all he could handle. He was on him like white on rice. Kept position on Raji in pass protection and walled him off in the run game. Needs additional work on his pulling technique and balance in space. Would like to see him finish better, but he just needs playing time to refine his game. Thick butt and legs. His feet get wider than his shoulders in pass pro, but he plays with bent knees. Looks like a good fit for a zone blocking team that requires the ability to quick position a defender with base leverage and to run his feet on contact. OSR:33/ 47. Sixth/seventh round. (A-33 3/4, H-10 1/4, BP-22, 10-1.75).

Friday, September 21, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Lance Kendricks - St. Louis Rams

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LANCE KENDRICKS: Wisconsin, 6031 243 4.75. Two-year starter who is a move tight end that can adjust and block on the run. A former wide receiver with good route savvy and receiving skills. Is a sticky, physical, and scrappy blocker. An H-back type who lines up in the slot or wing position. As with all Badger tight ends, they spend more time working on blocking than they do catching the ball. Has the ability to make the tough catch. Athletic after catch. No hold up on his release. Good body control in and out of his cuts. Flashes some fake and cut ability. More fluid than stiff in his movements. Flexible with good knee bend. Creates space from the defender to get open. Good awareness of coverages. Can get open versus man to man or zone. Can catch a ball in a crowd. Good concentration. 2010 stats: 43-663 yds, 15.4 ypr, 5 TDs. OSR:5/17. Third/fourth round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 5/8, BP-25, VJ-34.5).

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Antonio Brown - Pittsburgh Steelers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ANTONIO BROWN: Central Michigan, 5101 186 4.59. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Plays faster than recorded forty time. Returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Runs several horizontal routes in their pass scheme - hitches, bubble screens, etc. Soft consistent hands to pluck the ball, put it away, and burst up the field. Central Michigan tried to get him in space where he wins battles with quickness and elusiveness. Ultra productive receiver that caught 305 passes in three years, good for 3199 yards, and 22 touchdowns. Good field vision and awareness. Plays on special teams as a punt and kickoff returner. Will need to learn all the NFL nuances of downfield route running because he hasn’t done it in their scheme. Had a good college quarterback feeding him the ball in Dan Lefevour. In the GMAC Bowl game he had 403 all-purpose yards. Has been durable over his career. In 2009 he caught 110 passes for 1198 yards, 10.9 average, and 9 touchdowns. OSR:35/ 37. Sixth/seventh round. (A-31, H-9, VJ-33.5, SS-4.18).

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Danny Watkins - Philadelphia Eagles

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DANNY WATKINS: Baylor, 6034 312 5.37. Two-year starter at left tackle. Transfer from Butte (CA) Junior College. Will be a 26-year old rookie. In his previous life he was a firefighter for four years before entering college. Physical in his play. Goes to the whistle. Plays square. Can lockout, sit down, and anchor a bull rush. Gets movement on double teams. Moves his feet on contact. A power player with good feet and follow through in the run game. Maintains a good base. Will collide with linebacker’s ear hole at times on the second level. Sometimes looks old school with his fire, fit, and follow through on base run blocks. Plays with maturity and violence in his hands. When he locks on a breast plate the pass rush is over. Big strong hands and long arms. Controls and drives defender in the run game. Mentally tough. Plays the game with attitude and aggression. Solid lower body with flexibility and power. A Canadian who is still learning the game. OSR:33/49. Second/ third round. (A-33 3/4, H-10 1/8, BP-29, 10-1.84).

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Denarius Moore - Oakland Raiders

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DENARIUS MOORE: Tennessee, 5115 194 4.45. Two-year starter. A vertical speed receiver who runs good routes and catches the ball in his hands. Good vision and ball skills. Finds the ball in transition out of his route. A willing wall off and position blocker. Had two 200-yard receiving games in 2010, one against Kentucky and one against South Carolina. Good adjustment to poorly thrown passes. Slender build. Needs more strength to get off press coverage. Productive downfield averaging over 20 yards per catch. Can make the deep overhead catch over either shoulder. A good athlete with some positive receiving skills. 2010 stats: 47-981 yds, 20.9 ypr, 9 TDs. OSR:11/43. Fourth/fifth round. (A-33, H-9 1/2, VJ-36, SS-4.15).

Monday, September 17, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Muhammad Wilkerson - New York Jets

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MUHAMMAD WILKERSON: Temple, 6041 315 4.96. Junior entry. Two-year starter who is athletic with good lateral quickness. Very productive and active over his career. Can play in a three or four man front, depending on what he is asked to do. Has the size, arm length, and thick posterior to hold his ground. Unfortunately, his first move is up at times, instead of out and he plays high. Good awareness to get his hands up in the throwing lane. Moved around at left and right defensive end to take advantage of matchups. Doesn’t stay blocked. Pushes the pocket in the MAC because he is bigger and stronger than many centers or tackles he sees, but will need to play low and with leverage. Needs to work on his hand quickness. Raw but has tools to make a team. Good rip with outside arm on slant moves. Deliberate more than fast twitch. Good effort player. Plays square and closes down laterally. Plays with power, disruption, and aggressiveness. 2010 stats: 70 tackles, 13 TFL, 9 1/2 sacks, 2 FF, 3 PBU. Edge speed:left 2.05, right 2.04. OSR:23/49 for all defensive linemen. 4/25 for tackles. Late first/second round. (A-35 1/4, H-10, BP-27, 10-1.75).

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Draft Rewind 2008 - Kenny Phillips - New York Giants

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about KENNY PHILLIPS: Miami, 6022 212 4.51. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Seven career interceptions. Good athlete with long arms. Big, instinctive, physical, and aggressive in run support. Experienced in both zone and man coverage. Has the speed and anticipation to overlap his corners deep. Impressive hip flexibility and turns in transition for a big man. No wasted steps. Quick to read, diagnose, and anticipate with quick reactions. Good ball skills. Plays the ball in the air. Strong in both the pass and run game. Mentally and physically tough. Explosive hitter. Good body control. Quick feet and good change of direction. Plays with confidence and attitude. Daring. OSR:5/23. BTR:left 4.42, right 4.54. First round. (A-33 3/4, H-9, SS-4.29, VJ-32.5).

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Cameron Jordan - New Orleans Saints

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CAMERON JORDAN: California, 6041 287 4.76. Three-year starter. A flexible athlete who can bend and turn the corner. Played end in 3-4 scheme at Cal. Long arms and huge hands to control the blocker. Explosive edge speed and power. Quick hands to stab, punch, and extend his arms to gain separation. Consistent in the run game and rushing the passer. Can push the pocket when moved inside at tackle. Plays with good leverage and quickness. Disruptive and instinctive player who breaks quickly on a thrown ball. Possesses a thick and strong lower body to anchor in the run game. Uses a series of moves, including a rip or arm over to split a seam. Productive and aware. Impressive week of practice at the Senior Bowl where he impressed with his intensity and run stuffing ability. Bright-eyed, smart, and a high effort fast twitch player. NFL DNA - father Steve Jordan was a long-time Viking tight end. 2010 stats: 62 tackles, 5 1/2 sacks, 12 1/2 TFL, 3 FF, and 4 PBU. Edge speed:left 2.12, right 2.24. OSR:4/26. First round. (A-34 1/2, H-11 1/4, BP-25, 10-1.68).

Friday, September 14, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Stevan Ridley - New England Patriots

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about STEVAN RIDLEY: LSU, 5112 225 4.64. Junior entry. Started nine games in career. An I-formation back who is a straight ahead north/south runner who can pick his way through traffic. Drives legs on contact. Generally gets what’s blocked. Not always a creative runner, but runs hard. Picks up his feet and can step through tackles. Downhill with zone cut back vision. Lowers his shoulder and will hit and spin off the tackler. Can slip tacklers or make a defender miss in space. Skips through the line and can make a linebacker grab for air. Explosive into the hole at times and flashes a quick cut and burst up the field. Combines different running styles to gain yards. A tough kid who can break tackles. Keeps his shoulders square to the line of scrimmage and runs to daylight. A natural hand catcher who is rarely used in that role. 2010 stats: 1147 yds, 4.6 ypc, 15 TDs, 11 receptions for 61 yds. OSR:20/36. Fourth/fifth round. (A-31 7/8, H-9 1/4, BP-18, SS-4.21).

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Christian Ponder - Minnesota Vikings

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CHRISTIAN PONDER: Florida State, 6021 222 4.65. A three-year starter. Graduated in 2 ½ years and has been working on his MBA for the past year and a half. Learning complex NFL offenses will not be a problem. Has Kurt Warner type accuracy. Consistent ability to keep receivers on their routes with few adjustments. Throws a catchable ball with timing, touch, and rare ball placement to his receivers. Completed 68.8 percent of his passes in 2009. Patient passing the ball. Lets the play develop while reading coverages, then delivers ball. Equally skilled at throwing horizontal or vertical passes with accuracy. Quick release. Always ready to throw, keeps the ball up at shoulder level or above. No wasted motion. Tight spiral with velocity. Quick feet. Gets to throwing point quickly in conventional or shotgun alignments. Good mechanics. Can scramble out, gather himself, and throw accurately. Quick and fluid. A poised leader who doesn’t get rattled. Features the arm strength to fit the ball into tight spots in the “red zone.” Quick twitch from vision to launch point. He sees it, he hits it. Makes plays left or right on the move. Accurate on bootlegs and waggles. Played in nine games in 2010 before he had surgery on his right shoulder after being injured in the Clemson game. 2010 stats: 2044 passing yds, 61.5%, 20 TDs, 8 INTs. Ball velocity 51 mph. OSR:4/18. First/second round. (A-31 3/4, H-10 1/8, SS-4.09, VJ-34).

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Mike Pouncey - Miami Dolphins

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MIKE POUNCEY: Florida, 6053 303 5.18. Three-year starter. Twin brother of Steelers’ first round draft choice Maurkice Pouncey. Our top guard or center, but is versatile enough to back up every position on the offensive line. Some ball clubs prefer him at guard and others at center. He struggled on short snaps in the shotgun where every snap was an adventure early in 2010. Can turn the down defender with strong leg action and sure hands. Good effort and body control. Effective downfield on the Utah pass. Good in space to adjust and sustain his block. Powerful blocker who can roll his hips to shock and control the down defender. Too tall to bend and play with leverage at center. Feisty and competitive. Plays with an ornery streak. Relishes contact. A mauler on down blocks. Good hip and knee flexibility at guard where he can change direction and move in on a moving target and finish his block. Good effort to seal on the second level and block downfield. Good lateral agility and quickness versus a slant move. Explosive punch and use of hands. Gains control and locks out. Has the ability to create separation. Plays on his feet. In pass protection he plays in a pre-set stance with a good base and balance. Can slide, mirror, and adjust his feet. As a freshman he moved from the offensive line to the defensive line because of injuries and played in every game. Did not bench by his choice. OSR:35/49. First/second round. (A-32 1/4, H-9 3/4, BP-DNP, 10-1.80).

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Rodney Hudson - Kansas City Chiefs

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about RODNEY HUDSON: Florida State, 6022 291 5.27. Four-year starter at left guard. Awarded the Jacobs’ Blocking Trophy in 2009 and 2010 as the best offensive lineman in the conference. Projects to center for some teams because of size. Hudson is the classic “don’t look at the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.” Plays with the speed and agility to pull and be effective on the second level where he seals the linebackers by taking good angles. Possesses rare foot quickness to execute a variety of blocks in run blocking and pass protection. Plays with functional strength and leverage to handle larger defensive linemen. Can turn the defender in the hole. Puts a hat on a hat and maintains contact. Athletic enough to zone block, double team, combo, trap, and log as well as lead through the hole and around the edge. If production is based on consistency for an offensive lineman, Hudson has only been penalized three times in three years and averages one missed assignment for every 112 plays. String of 28 straight starts was ended by missing the final two games of 2009 with a knee strain. Everything about his game is sudden – weight transfer and change of direction, space adjustment, body control and balance recovery, set quickness, base and reach blocks, and punch and use of hands. Active downfield. Gets push in the run game. Drives his feet on contact. A three for one player, however he did start one game as a freshman at left tackle. Potential Pro Bowl center. OSR:46/49. Second/third round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 3/8, BP-27, 10-1.76).

Monday, September 10, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Blaine Gabbert - Jacksonville Jaguars

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BLAINE GABBERT: Missouri, 6043 234 4.62. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Right handed passer who is consistent and accurate in his play. Gets the ball out of his hand quickly. Sudden to “catch” and release. He sees it quickly and hits it quickly. Can speed up his delivery under the pressure of a rush and keep his accuracy. Carries the ball chest high or higher at all times. No wasted motion to re-cock and throw. High overhand release. Demonstrates good touch over the linebackers and in front of the safeties. Generally throws a tight spiral with good velocity. High RPMs, good rotation. Will use his eyes and pump fakes to move the safeties. Athletic and mobile enough to extend the play. A rhythm and timing passer. Plays in a pass first spread offense that features slant routes, bubble screens, and quick outs. Will also step into the deep passes downfield and put the ball between the numbers on the receiver. A patient quarterback who spreads the ball around to four, sometimes five different receivers. Accurate throwing the skinny post down the seam. Deadly on the 18-yard out. Strong enough to run quarterback draws in the red zone. Will tuck the ball away and lower his shoulder going for the extra yard. A long strider who can scramble for positive deep yards. Will fail to get enough air under the ball at times. Guns the ball into tight spots. Quick step and throw. Accurate when moving around in the pocket. Throwing windows were small against Nebraska’s man to man coverage. A good athlete with good footwork. Will need to work on his drop back steps to throwing point and his balance transfers from back to front. Good anticipation and ball placement to receiver on the run. Keeps his eyes down the field. Appears to be the type of athlete who will prepare and work on his weaknesses. 2010 stats: 301/475, 3186 passing yds, 63.4%, 16 TDs, 9 INTs. Did not throw at the Combine. OSR:7/18. First round. (A-33, H-10, SS-4.26, VJ-33.5).

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Drake Nevis - Indianapolis Colts

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DRAKE NEVIS: LSU, 6007 294 5.06. Started 17 games in his career. At LSU, the Tigers rotate 7-8 defensive linemen to keep them fresh. Nevis is a disruptive impact player with lateral quickness. He can make plays when he’s blocked. There were times where we observed that he was double-teamed, held, and tackled. Quick hands to stack, spin, and separate. Pushes the play deep. Quick arm over. Fights through blockers to make a play. A player with a fierce sense of competition. Loves to compete. Mentally and physically tough. Plays with nimble feet and clogs up the running lanes. Constricts the hole. The key to his game appears to be a low pad level with good hand quickness. Rare hand use. Explosive first step quickness to force inside pressure. Tough for a center to single block him. Plays with great emotion and intensity. A good effort player who finishes plays with quickness and speed. Multiple move player with club, arm over, and rip. Because of his height, he will get hung up at times on his arm over move. Works from short to long pursuit. Good angles. An ideal under and nickel tackle. 2010 stats: 56 tackles, 13 TFL, 6 sacks, 3 FF, 1 FR. Edge speed:left 2.24, right 2.47. OSR:12/25. Second/third round. (A- 31 1/2, H-9 3/8, BP-31, 10-1.67).

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - JJ Watt - Houston Texans

What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JJ WATT: Wisconsin, 6053 290 4.84. Junior entry. Started every game for the Badgers for 2 years after transferring from Central Michigan where he played tight end. Plays the game with great passion and emotion. Quick first step to penetrate or contain rush. Can set the edge and keep his outside arm free to make a play. Good bend and flexibility. A relentless competitor who is the total package of quickness, agility, and strength. Can stack and shuck a single blocker. Has the innate strength to split a double team, shed, and make a tackle for a loss or no gain. Instinctive enough to get in the throwing lane and bat down passes. He has the vertical jump of a kangaroo at 37 inches. Plays hard from start to finish. Football is important to him. Has big and powerful hands to deliver a sixinch punch. Good use of his active and strong hands. Forces the quarterback to step up into the pocket when rushing the passer. Can run a tackle and push the pocket back to the throwing point. Plays the game on his feet. Can turn first step quickness to power. Can play a 5-technique (outside shade OT), 3-4 end, or play any position across a 4-man front. Career stats: 106 tackles, 36 1/2 TFL, 11 sacks, 13 PBU, 3 FF, 4 FR. Edge speed:left 1.98, right 1.91. OSR:1/44 for defensive linemen, 1/26 for defensive ends. First round. (A-34, H-11 1/8, BP-34, 10-1.65).

Friday, September 7, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Bryan Bulaga - Green Bay Packers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BRYAN BULAGA: Iowa, 6053 314 5.26. Junior entry. Three-year starter with good athletic ability. Technically a very sound and patient left tackle. Big-10 Offensive Lineman of the Year. Plays square with a good base. Good lateral quickness to cut off and secure defenders away from the play. Smooth footwork in pass protection. Hands are up. Maintains width in the pocket to protect the quarterback. Effortless on twist stunts making the switch. Can redirect with natural body control. Shows attitude and aggression to engage initial contact with base, balance, and knee bend. Has an explosive six-inch punch to control opponent. Mirrors rusher. Quick react and recover to blitz pickup. Can wheel defender out of the hole. In the Georgia Tech game against probable first round pick, Derrick Morgan, Bulaga maintained good position on a spin move and maintained contact. Has the size, strength, balance, and base to anchor against power as long as he drops his weight and maintains his knee bend. Takes good steps and angles to cut off the second level sealing linebackers and creating seams for the backs to run through. Buries defensive tackles in the run game. Plays in a pro style zone blocking offense that puts him ahead of the NFL blocking learning curve. Can play any of the guard or tackle positions. OSR:18/40. First round. (A-33 1/4, H-9 1/4, BP-26, 10-1.78).

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Brandon Pettigrew - Detroit Lions

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BRANDON PETTIGREW: Oklahoma State, 6053 263 4.80. Four-year starter that has caught over 100 passes in his career. Played five games with a high ankle sprain in 2008. Missed the Troy, Texas A&M, & Missouri games. Will reach and extend for ball. An athletic big target that can seal the edge as a blocker. Has some hip snap and flexibility. Plays with good base and body control as a blocker in the Cowboys’ scheme. Good initial block but could finish better. Keeps a good base in space where he can block corners and linebackers. Caught eight passes against Texas in 2007. Lines up in the slot or split end to take advantage of match ups at times. No holdup on release. Comes off clean. Good effort to leap out for the ball. Long strider that is a one speed player that struggles to separate from safeties. Hand catcher that will cradle the ball at times. Runs hard after catch. Can improve getting into and out of routes and work on pattern development. Flashes the ability to jab one direction and break off a route square at times. Can refine his faking ability. His role in college was to block and seal the edge and was underutilized as a receiver with all the offensive talent. Can get stood up and driven back if he doesn’t play with good knee bend as a blocker. Must keep his heels down. Quick arm over move. Catches the ball out away from his body. Senior Bowl notes: Well built physically. Long arms and big hands. Impressive week of practice. Clearly the top overall tight end prospect in the game. Strong at the point of attack. Keeps a good blocking base and balance. Stays on his feet. Can drive and sustain his block. Plays with good knee bend and footwork. Will compete. Dominated Brian Orakpo in Texas game. Bubba Franks clone but faster. Franks was drafted with the 14th pick of the 2000 draft. OSR:13/ 18. First round. (A-34 7/8, H-10 3/4, BP-22, VJ-33).

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Demaryius Thomas - Denver Broncos

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DEMARYIUS THOMAS: Georgia Tech, 6032 224 4.60. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Big receiver in a run first spread triple option offense. Big play receiver that had seven of his catches go for at least 50 yards in 2009. Will reach and extend for the ball outside his frame. Average quickness off the line of scrimmage to beat bump coverage and burst upfield to separate. Saw a lot of single coverage because of the offensive scheme running the ball. Has the size and strength to run the inside slant and dig routes. Has run after catch ability to break a tackle or make a defender miss a tackle. Good football intelligence to learn to line up in different alignments. Will need work on reading coverages and adjusting his routes according to the play. Long strider that picks up speed as he goes down the field. Has big soft hands but will drop the easy catch when not focused. Perfunctory blocking effort. Average quickness into and out of his breaks. Inconsistent to drop weight. May miss all spring workouts because of fractured left foot. Averaged 25.1 yards per catch on 46 receptions and had 8 touchdowns in 2009. Second/ third round. (A-33, H-10 1/2, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Tyron Smith - Dallas Cowboys

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TYRON SMITH: Southern Cal, 6050 307 4.95. Junior entry. Two-year starter with extra long arms and catcher mitt hands. Plays in a pro style offense and drives the defender the way he wants to go. Good zone blocker. Seals the play side with technique and athletic ability. Good lateral range to slide his feet and adjust to block a speed rusher. Played right tackle at USC but has left tackle feet and athletic ability. Will be drafted as a left tackle. He is equally skilled and effective pass or run blocking. A knee bender with leg drive and hip snap. Has the strength, shock, control, and drive to dominate. Regains his body control and balance to get out of trouble. Can redirect and recover in pass protection. Good use of hands. Mentally tough to make adjustments on the move. First step quickness. Easy light feet and finish ability. Locks on when run blocking and works to finish. Has functional play strength and balance. Can play in space. A flexible athlete who will sustain his blocks and anchor versus power. Will be 20-years old when drafted. An ascending skill set similar to the Jets’ D’Brickashaw Ferguson. Did not work out at the Combine due to a right meniscus tear. Surgery mid-December. First round. (A-36 3/8, H-11, BP-29, 10-DNP).

Monday, September 3, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Jabaal Sheard - Cleveland Browns

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JABAAL SHEARD: Pittsburgh, 6027 264 4.69. Three-year starter with long arms and big hands for the position. With the loss of Greg Romeus at right defensive end, protections all slid to Sheard where he was double and triple teamed most of the year. Gave a good effort and played with an injured left elbow. Impact hitter on slant moves. Quick first step up the field. Lines up 3-4 yards outside the tackle in a 3-point stance. He will stand up at times on a twist stunt. Disruptive player who gets his hands up in the throwing lane or makes a quarterback pull up by keeping contain and the inside of the defense can make the sack. Uses the rip and bull rush to pressure the edge. Disciplined within the defense. Can stack the run but needs to get stronger. Explosive pass rush ability. Intense, mobile, and quick. Had a red flag off the field, but was cleared up. All reports are A+ solid. 2010 stats: 52 tackles, 14 1/2 TFL, 9 sacks, 4 FF, 1 FR. Left elbow injury so he didn’t lift. OSR:12/26. Second/ third round. (A-33 1/2, H-10, BP-DNP, 10-1.64).

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Geno Atkins - Cincinnati Bengals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about GENO ATKINS: Georgia, 6013 293 4.85. Started 23 games in his career. Undersized for an inside run stuffer, but has a quick first step. In the Senior Bowl game he beat Mike Iupati for a sack with a nifty move and quick hands. Must play in a one gap penetrating scheme where he can be disruptive. Was our top rated defensive lineman athletically after the Combine. Arms shorter than ideal, but makes up for it with quickness. Explosive suddenness in his body. Will fit in a four man front rotation. Quick on inside twist stunts. Gets penetration and is disruptive. Has a field goal block to his credit. Productive over his college career with 106 tackles, 33 1/2 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks. Edge speed:left 2.01, right 2.24. OSR:1/20. Third/fourth round. (A-32, H-9 7/8, BP-34, 10-1.71).

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Major Wright - Chicago Bears

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MAJOR WRIGHT: Florida, 5114 206 4.47. Junior entry. Three-year starter. If the adage “first impressions are lasting” you will be unable to forget Major Wright exploding on the scene in the 2009 National Championship game against Oklahoma. He put a splash hit on receiver Juaquin Iglesias. What was just as impressive as the impact hit, was the timing of the collision to knock the ball out. Wright was penalized for a helmet to helmet hit, but his reputation as a big hitter was immortalized. He plays the game with intensity and passion. More athletic and faster in person than on tape. Has above average hip flexibility to turn and run deep. Not as smooth as a corner but more efficient than most safeties. Good football intelligence. Accurate key and quick reaction to what he reads. Has a nose for the ball. In a nutshell, he is a big hitting safety that needs to work on coverage skills. Will contribute on special teams. Good durability. Over his career he had 165 tackles, 10 passes broken up, 8 interceptions, and 4 forced fumbles. BTR:left 4.50, right 4.43. OSR:8/21. Third/ fourth round. (A-31, H-9 3/4, VJ-37.5, SS-4.38).