Saturday, March 31, 2012
GREG JENNINGS: Western Michigan, 5111 197 4.42. Three-year starter. Soft catcher’s mitt type hands. Impressive senior year with 98 catches, 1259 yards, 12.8 ypc, and 14 touchdowns. Runs sharp routes. Uses his speed and quickness to get open. Can leap up with good timing and pluck the ball at the high point. Avoids press coverage with quickness and savvy. Has the speed and quickness to get open. Shorter than ideal, but displays outstanding hands and athletic ability. Is a punt returner that adds to his value as a run-after-catch receiver. Flashes a burst out of his cuts. Athletically he was one of the top 10 receivers at the Combine and put up solid numbers. Will catch the ball over the middle and in tight spots. Good concentration. Can take a hit. Can make the over shoulder catch. Change of pace speed gets him open deep. Snatches the poorly thrown passes in his hands. A burst out of his break to run away from defenders. Needs to improve his blocking skills. Competitive receiver that works hard on the field. Clutch player. Productive over his career. Third round. (A-31, H-8 1/8, SS-4.16, VJ-36.5).
Friday, March 30, 2012
CLIFF AVRIL: Purdue, 6027 253 4.61. Two-year starter. Explosive first step quickness. Finishes chase and pursuit. Needs more functional strength to play the run. Good lateral quickness. Long arms. Thirty tackles for loss his last two years and 12.5 sacks. Very good athlete. Outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme or a weakside linebacker candidate. Quick to read and react. Instinctive. Quick use of hands to disengage and slap blocker’s hands down. Has an upfield burst to close on the quarterback or knock off a running play. Quick twitch, high motor, good effort player. Competitive and productive on the edge. Disruptive. Is a knee bender that plays pad under pad. Good balance. Stays on his feet. Can slip a block or double move a tackle. Can’t single block him with a tight end. Speed and range to cut off outside plays. Intense and focused. OSR:3/31. Second/third round. (A-34 5/8, H-9 3/4, BP-27, 10-1.55).
Thursday, March 29, 2012
CHRIS KUPER: North Dakota, 6043 301 5.10. Three-year starter. Tough, quick-footed, physical, and competitive. Showed good quickness, but has a tendency to get high on pulls. Quick learner in the East-West game. Very coachable in practice. Seldom did he make the same mistake twice. Thick lower body. Is athletic and nimble-footed. Smooth to mirror and slide in pass protection. Good in space. Can read on the run and adjust in space. Only Guy Whimper and Daryn Colledge had better Combine workouts at the guard position. Explosive first step. Plays with leverage to position and wall off defender. Moves easily on second level. Good effort and body control. Can open his hips up and run the defender up the field. Raw in pass protection, but has the tools. Needs technique work. Good punch. Enjoys the game. Fourth or fifth round. (A-32 3/4, H-9 1/4, BP-30, 10-1.75).
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
DEMARCUS WARE: Troy, 6040 251 4.59. Three-year starter. Defensive end who projects as a situation pass rusher or outside 3-4 rush linebacker. Has experience dropping into coverage. Explosive first step quickness and a burst to close on quarterback. Fast twitch, sudden body movements. Hustles all over the field. Disruptive player who makes plays from backside. Inconsistent to use a variety of pass rush moves. Natural pass rush tools and quickness. Plays with knee bend. Needs to get stronger in his upper and lower body. Struggles to hold the point, fight double teams, and separate from big tackles. Outstanding body control and balance. Shows suddenness on inside charge, outside pass rush, stunts, and slant moves. Finds the ball quickly. Above average lateral movement. May be a Chris Doleman type right defensive end. Pro Bowl 1st round talent.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
REY MAUALUGA: Southern Cal, 6016 249 4.85. Three-year starter. An explosive impact hitter at the point of attack. Good change of direction. Downhill player that fills the running lanes with quick initial reactions. Has a burst in pursuit. Built like former Eagle linebacker, Jeremiah Trotter. Thick lower body with a long torso. Good balance. Has the agility to step over blockers and work through traffic. Can turn and run. Has a burst to close on the ball carrier. Blows up running back blocker when he runs through on a blitz. Generally plays with a good knee bend. Bottom line is that he is powerful, fast, quick, and can cover the pass. Very average instincts. Must see it rather than feel the play. Undisciplined at times, both on and off the field. Will miss tackles because he is out of control and doesn’t break down. Plays with a good base and leverage. Fits the hole well and is a physical tackler who punishes the ball carrier. Powerful attacking blockers but gets tied up too much. Spends too much time working through a block and lacks a great shed technique. Has the explosiveness to develop in this area. Normally takes good angles in pursuit. A top prospect that needs to be more consistent. At times he shows an extreme amount of energy and is a high motor player. Has the tools to work with and should be a solid Mike. Strained a right hamstring on first 40 of the Combine. Shorter arms than ideal. Big hands. Better in a confined area than in space. Had 273 tackles, 22 1/2 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, and 5 interceptions. First/ second round. (A-31 3/4, H-10, BP-23, SS-DNP).
Sunday, March 25, 2012
EARL BENNETT: Vanderbilt, 5114 209 4.51. Junior entry. Two and a half year starter. Above average athlete. Productive over his career. All-time SEC leader in receptions. Cradle catches the ball over the middle and covers up in traffic. Has good hands and the ability to control his body in the air. Separates with a burst out of his cuts. Creates space to catch the ball. Runs strong routes and comes out of them smoothly. Has faking and cutting ability. Quicker than fast. Drops his weight and is decisive out of breaks. Can get lateral separation. Build like a running back and can break tackles after catch with strength. Is dependable and reliable in the clutch. Lacks elite speed, but is sneaky fast. Average blocker. Bench pressed 15 reps and had a 7.05/3 cone. OSR:34/52. Fourth/ fifth round. (A-32 1/8, H-9 1/2, SS-4.25, VJ-26).
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 6:36 AM
ANDY LEVITRE: Oregon State, 6025 305 5.35. Three-year starter. Aggressive and physical. Explosive punch in pass protection to stun pass rusher. Can play both guard and tackle spots in an emergency, but is best when he’s inside at guard in a confined area. May project to center for some teams. Works to sustain his blocks and finishes play. Stronger in the run game than pass protection at this time, but is good enough to start. Arms shorter than ideal. Mentally tough to concentrate and focus on the job. Consistency to make mental adjustments on the move. In the Senior Bowl he struggled with defenders that could recover quickly. His first step quickness was inconsistent and would set on the count at times. Can adjust on the run with proper depth and approach to kick out or log when pulling. Gives effort to hustle and make the second block. A functional athlete that could use more upper and lower body strength. Effective on the second level to seal off pursuit. OSR:32/ 47. Third/fourth round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 1/2, BP-23, 10-1.80).
Thursday, March 22, 2012
JOE FLACCO: Delaware, 6063 236 4.85. Two-year starter. Transfer from University of Pittsburgh. Big and strong. Mobile and athletic for a big man. Rated second on our athletic scale of quarterbacks at the Combine. Improved during the Senior Bowl week playing under center. Played in the shotgun formation in college. Has a live arm and can throw the ball through a small window. Heavy feet but can sidestep a rush. Pocket type passer. Throws a fast ball when he needs it. Good accuracy. Footwork quickness needs to improve to the throwing point. Needs to stay balanced and be able to control his body to be ready to pass. Improved on his ability to get rid of the ball quicker during his senior year. Will telegraph his passes at times. Productive in 15 games including playoffs as a senior. Had 4263 yards and 23 touchdowns with only 5 interceptions. Ball velocity was 55 mph. OSR:2/ 17. Second/third round. (A-33 1/8, H-9 5/8, SS-4.29, VJ-28.5).
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:43 AM
RODDY WHITE: Alabama-Birmingham, 6012 207 4.40. Three-year starter who won two wrestling letters in high school. Physical receiver and confident. Can get upfield quickly after catch despite being a long strider. Strong run after catch. Can break tackles. Makes the deep over-the-head and shoulder catch. Stretches a defense deep. Will layout for the ball. Will catch the ball over the middle. Gets behind the secondary on a regular basis. Good sized target who reaches up, extends, and snatches the ball. Needs to improve working back to his quarterback on scramble and other position skills. Has all the tools but is green in several of the little things. Perfunctory, wall off position blocker. Results and finish could be better. Reacts well in a crowd. Has courage and concentration to catch and hold ball on contact over middle. Will battle the defensive backs. Won’t turn down the ball. Produces inside. Catches the ball on the move. Will compete. Has the strength to fight the jam. Could improve getting back into the route and back on course quicker. Good body control and movement. Talks a lot of trash on the field and usually backs it up. Long limbed, talented receiver who can catch the ball. Pulled a hamstring in the Senior Bowl. Late first to early second round ability.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 9:43 AM
KORY LICHTENSTEIGER: Bowling Green, 6022 298 5.31. Four-year starter. Scrappy, intense fighter type. Not a people mover. Overachiever type that will not be a fit for every team. Generally a good anchor. Plays with a good base. Short arms. Struggled with Sedrick Ellis in Senior Bowl. Durable over his career. Has started at guard and center. Can pull and get through traffic to get up on a linebacker. Snaps the ball quickly in shotgun. Will need to work on exchanges with quarterback under center. Tough and physical. Works to finish and sustain blocks. Cuts off quickly but will struggle to redirect in pass protection. Flashes a punch that can stun a defender, but he must improve hand placement. Works in tandem with his guards. Not a one on one base pass blocker. A competitor that overcomes his deficiencies with great effort. OSR:31/42. Seventh round. (A-32, H-9 1/2, BP-DNP, 10-1.81).
Sunday, March 18, 2012
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Saturday, March 17, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:38 AM
JOSH FREEMAN: Kansas State, 6056 248 4.95. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Right handed. Good athletic ability. Plays under center and in the shotgun formations. Big drop back athlete with ability to escape the rush or side step it. A work in progress. Has good enough arm strength and has improved his game every year. Major concerns are decision making. Will throw into double coverage, throw the fade routes up for grabs, and is careless with the ball. Needs work on accuracy with anticipation. Question ability to extend a play for positive results. Footwork needs more balance with crossover and rhythm steps. Long and deliberate release instead of compact. Not an instinctive player that plays under control. At times it looks like the game is a blur to him. Better at throwing short ball control routes under ten yards. Is still maturing as a leader and student of the game. Has undeniable tools to play on Sunday, but is years away in a complex offense. High risk selection. Ball velocity 57 mph. OSR:7/21. Second round. (A-32 3/4, H-10, VJ-33.5, SS-4.45).
Friday, March 16, 2012
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 9:43 AM
LUIS CASTILLO: Northwestern, 6033 303 4.82. Three-year starter. Top ranked heavyweight wrestler in New Jersey. Explosive first step quickness. Doesn’t stay blocked. Quick to disengage blocker and find ball. Pursues down line. Quick slant moves and lateral quickness. Plays on his feet, keeps balance, and accelerates to ball. High motor. Plays to whistle. Can move the line of scrimmage back. Cat-like quickness if he gets cut. Bounces up and gets in on play. Finishes long and short pursuit. Thrusts body into ball carrier. Impact hitter and wrap up tackler. Quick to counter blocking schemes. Quick hands and feet. Can stack at point of attack. Hard to tie up in reach block. Plays with leverage. Thick butt and hips. Gets inside push and penetration to flush quarterback and disrupt backfield. Physically tough athlete with outstanding compete. Is consistent, durable, aggressive, and intense. First round.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 9:05 AM
SAM BRADFORD: Oklahoma, 6042 236 4.73. Junior entry. Started 31 games. Heisman trophy winner in 2008. Takes both the shotgun and conventional snap. Extremely accurate and consistent to keep receivers on their routes. Can hit receivers on patterns with few adjustments. In 2008 with four seniors and Trent Williams he excelled with a clean pocket. In 2009 with four new linemen he injured his right shoulder twice. Demonstrates a quick delivery. Snaps the ball out with no wasted motion. A classic drop back quarterback. Stands tall in the pocket. The ball is placed where only the receiver can get at it. Throws several timing routes. Plays on his toes. Throws a catchable ball with good touch. Keeps his eyes scanning down the field. Receivers are generally wide open. Makes good decisions. Will throw the ball away when under pressure. Was accurate versus Florida when under pressure in BCS 2009 Championship game. Controls the tempo of the game. Looks at sideline for play or goes no huddle. Timing and rhythm type passer. Accurate even when backing up with pressure up the middle. Flicks ball out quickly to backs. Excels in play action passes and boot legs. Their offense is like basketball on grass. Fumbled the ball after hit by Orakpo in Texas game in 2008. Throws a number of horizontal type spread formation routes, jailbreak screens, etc. Can laser in the skinny post. Uses his eyes to move the safeties and will pump fake on the deep routes. Not elusive. Has some vision and feel when scrambling. Knows how to slide. Wears a left knee brace and had surgery on his right shoulder and missed all but three games in 2009. Has better than average arm strength with touch to throw over the linebackers. Good anticipation and feel for the throw. Durability is a major question mark despite a 20-pound weight gain. A confident and consistent performer that is a good leader with strong intangibles. In 2008 threw for 4720 yards, 67.9% completion rate, 50 touchdowns, and only 8 interceptions. Did not workout at the Combine. First round. (A-34 3/8, H-9 1/2, SS-4.44, VJ-32).
Monday, March 12, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 8:19 AM
MAURKICE POUNCEY: Florida, 6044 304 5.27. Junior entry. Three-year starter that is a good athlete and plays with a good base. Exhibits impact, pop, and surge. Gets some movement on short yardage and goal-line run plays. A knee bender with leg drive. Has the ability to regain body control and balance in pass pro. Plays with attitude and aggression. Can shadow pass rushers. Quick to react and recover to blitz pickup. Light feet and works to finish. Has the ability to quick position a defender with base leverage to run his feet on contact in the run game. Functional play strength and balance. Power in his hips and legs. Can block a moving target on pulls. Good lateral agility and quickness. Rimingon Award winner in 2009. In a nutshell, he is smart, tough, motivated, and has a passion for the game. OSR: 34/40. Second round. (A-32 1/2, H-10, BP-26, 10-1.80).
Sunday, March 11, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 9:09 AM
DESEAN JACKSON: California, 5096 169 4.40. Junior entry. Three-year starter with rare foot quickness. Has instant and immediate burst and acceleration. Dangerous in the jail break screens, hitches, and underneath routes to slip a tackle and take it the distance. Cal tries to get him the ball in a variety of ways. Will reach and extend for an off target pass. Will run reverses to put pressure on the defense. Elusive and speedy. Dependable hands. Quick in and out of routes. Should contribute as a punt returner if he can stay healthy. Not a blocker, tries to get in the way but is not willing. Lacks strength to break tackles or stay on course. Explosive in the open field. Can be routed because of his slender build. Will struggle with cover two press coverage on the next level. Needs route refinement on NFL caliber patterns. Is far from a finished product. Has a load of natural talent but may be in the tub or on injured reserve for much of his career. Durability, strength, and the ability to carry his pads will always be a question. Appears to be injured after every catch. Is he mentally and physically tough? Talent warrants high grade. OSR:18/52. First/second round. (A-29 3/4, H-9 3/8, SS-4.19, VJ-34).
Saturday, March 10, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 8:27 AM
Friday, March 9, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:24 AM
DAVID HARRIS: Michigan, 6022 243 4.62. A two-year starter that is aggressive and hardnosed in his play. Sudden initial quickness. Gets downhill in a hurry. Adjusts well on the move and has good body control and overall change of direction. Does a solid job of filling the running lanes and stacking a block. Quick to shed and ward off blocks. Good ability to slip and redirect off the block. A zone aware player that gets good depth in his pass drops. Can stick his foot in the ground and drive quickly on the ball in front of him. Plays with his eyes to see a play develop and react accordingly. Takes good pursuit angles downfield and runs through the ball carrier. Durability may be a question because of time missed with knee injuries. Has some upper and lower body tightness. Inconsistent blitzer. Rarely out of control, but will overrun the ball at times. Active and productive. Instinctive with a nose for the ball. Will step up and explode on a back versus an inside run. Sideline to sideline player. Good lateral quickness. Gets through traffic to make plays. Solid wrap up tackler. Competitive athlete that can play in coverage. Good player that is smart and aware. Second round. (A-32 7/8, H-9 1/8, BP-23, SS-4.30).
Thursday, March 8, 2012
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:57 AM
SEBASTIAN VOLLMER: Houston, 6072 314 5.15. Two-year starter. From Kaarst, Germany. Good enough footwork to wheel pass rushers past the quarterback. Angular tackle with inconsistent knee bend. Bit of a mauler. Plays in a spread offense. Played left tackle, but projects to right side because of average foot quickness. Struggles to recover in pass protection. Developmental prospect with measurables and some pro physical skills. Came to Houston as a tight end. Marginal lateral quickness. Everything is taught. Plays high and generally without knee bend. Fringe agility and balance. Will need to learn to drive block. Played well in the East-West game. Has had a back injury in the past and missed the 2006 season. Seventh round. (A-33 1/4, H-10 5/8, BP-32, 10-1.76).
Monday, March 5, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:54 AM
PHIL LOADHOLT: Oklahoma, 6080 343 5.49. Two-year starter. Junior college transfer. Long arms and big hands. Massive man. Lines up in a two point preset stance. Played left tackle at Oklahoma. Projects to a right tackle because of the lack of foot quickness. Inconsistent to move and slide his feet. Must work to bend his knees. Plays high. His punch goes to the facemask of defender at times. Below average flexibility for the position. If he gets his hands on target, he locks you up and mauls you. Appears to lack a sense of urgency at times. Lacks the quickness on backside cut blocks. Waist bends in pass protection. Two move defensive ends cause him major problems. Strong on down blocks. His feet are not close to the top tackles in this draft. Once he locks on a defensive end he can run them up the field. Position/wall off run blocker. Struggles to redirect. Gets some push in the running game. Long legs. Must consciously work to bend his knees. Off field red flags need to be addressed. OSR:20/47. Third/fourth round. (A-36 1/2, H-10, BP-24, 10-1.84).
Sunday, March 4, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 8:49 AM
SEAN SMITH: Utah, 6034 214 4.52. Two-year starter. Long arms with good athletic ability. Projects to a press corner that is still raw and developing. Lacks quick movement out of transition to break on the ball. Not loose hipped, smooth or fluid. Wasted motion and false steps in his turns. Plays a press-bail and shuffle technique. The little exposure to his backpedal we had was high and he didn’t bend his knees or drop his butt. Has only played corner for two years. Was a wide receiver with inconsistent hands. Question play instincts and awareness. Lacks a burst to close on the ball in the air. Better when everything is in front of him. Made 69 tackles, 16 passes broken up, and 9 interceptions in 2 years. May also be projected as a safety for some teams. Good upside based on measurables and athletic ability. Developing size/speed prospect. BTR:left 4.83, right 5.00. OSR:13/32. Third/fourth round. (A-34 5/8, H-9 7/8, VJ-34, SS-4.16).
Saturday, March 3, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:24 AM
BRANDON FLOWERS: Virginia Tech, 5096 189 4.59. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Ten career interceptions. Strong physical cover two corner that can reroute receivers with his aggressive play. Good short area quickness. Good hitter. Plays the boundary corner. Excellent recognition of run or pass. Good football intelligence. Knows his responsibilities. Will play off blockers and tackle. Gets upfield to force the point quickly. Will come up and meet sweeps. Has the size and strength to string out the play. Stays on his feet. Hits with an explosive force. Good closing quickness. No hesitations or wasted motion. Gets a good jump. Great anticipation on plays in front of him. Instinctive and knowledgeable about the boundary corner. Effective in zone. Plays with confidence and strength. Long speed is a concern. Plays fast in pursuit. Active. Good body control and quick ball reactions. OSR:27/32. BTR:left 4.55, right 4.67. Second/third round. (A-31, H-8 5/8, SS-4.08, VJ-30).
Friday, March 2, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 6:31 AM
MARCEDES LEWIS: UCLA, 6063 261 4.85. Three-year starter. Senior year he caught 58 balls for 741 yards, averaging 12.8 ypc, scoring 10 touchdowns. A big target with long arms that can run effectively after catch. Runs hard after plucking the ball. Good hands to pluck ball but will double catch at times. High cut, long-legged athlete that must work to bend as an inline blocker. Long strider that has average quickness off the line. Has some upper and lower body stiffness. Better in zone coverage than man-to-man. Was impressive to get down the seam or across the formation in the Senior Bowl. Long arms and big hands. Change of pace runner after catch. Needs to stay square with the ability to mirror in pass protection. Can improve his finish. Not a dominant blocker, but walls off. Needs to improve his patterns and ability to separate from the defender. Second round pick. (A-34 3/8, H-10, BP-23, VJ-37).
Thursday, March 1, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 8:58 AM
PAT ANGERER: Iowa, 5114 235 4.76. Two-year starter. Disciplined and instinctive. Quick to read, diagnose, and react. Good football intelligence. Active sideline to sideline player. Always around the ball. Works to finish the play. Demonstrates speed to the perimeter. Fills the inside running lanes quickly and aggressively. Counters blocks well. Understands leverage. Flashes a shoulder punch to neutralize blocks. Shed, locates, and fills and hits. Uses hands to keep blocks off body. Stays on his feet. Takes smart angles. Hustles all out and has the speed to get there. Plays with a good base and keeps blockers away from his body. Gets clean separation. Hits with explosion. Can shock a ball carrier. Plays mostly zone pass coverage. Only plays man to man on rare occasion. Collision player that will contribute on special teams. Competitive and plays with a passion. One of the nation’s leading tacklers with 145 stops. OSR:6/15. Fourth/fifth round. (A-30 1/2, H-9 1/8, BP-26, SS-4.32).