Monday, April 30, 2012
ELVIS DUMERVIL: Louisville, 5113 257 4.75. Two-year starter. Good lateral quickness. Gets pressure on the quarterback. Shorter than ideal. Fast twitch player that works through blocks, not around them. Looked awkward in his spin move. Plays with leverage. Holds his ground by playing low and with leverage. Athletic movements. Locks out and plays on his feet. Good effort to chase the ball. Strong upper body. Average arm length for position. Disruptive player with sudden first step quickness. Not a special athlete. Can be worn down by big tackles. Had 20 sacks through first seven games, none in the last four. Keeps his hands and feet moving on rush. Will compete. Good motor. Fourth/fifth round. (A- 32 5/8, H-9 1/8, BP-30, 10-1.66).
Sunday, April 29, 2012
FELIX JONES: Arkansas, 5101 207 4.47. Junior entry. Started eleven games over three years, splitting time and sharing the backfield with Darren McFadden. A darter that runs the speed sweep after handoffs from McFadden. Bender/weaver type runner with rare lateral quickness. Quick cuts on sweep. Elusive. Stays on his feet. Can make the first defender miss in space. Presses the hole when he runs north and south. Gets his big yardage on gadget plays (i.e.: reverse off of option.) Catches the ball in his hands. Gives a good effort to block. A downhill runner that can make speed cuts out of the one back set. Rare quickness. Instinctive runner with vision and balance. Explosive out of the one back set. Can hit the crease at full speed. Excellent initial quickness. Question whether he can be a feature back because of size, but will be an excellent complementary back. Has the speed to outrun angles. Plays gunner on the punt team. He can make an open field tackle. Additionally has four kickoff returns for touchdowns in his career. Has 39 career catches for 383 yards and 3 touchdowns. Durability is unknown because he has never been the feature back and has fringe size. OSR:6/33. First/ second round. (A-32 3/8, H-8 3/8, SS-4.21, BP-13).
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
JORDAN SHIPLEY: Texas, 5112 193 4.61. Three-year starter. Received a sixth year from the NCAA after red-shirting in 2004 because of left knee surgery. Missed all 12 games in 2005 due to a right hamstring injury. Possesses outstanding natural hands and is a skilled route runner. Returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown against Oklahoma in 2008. Makes the tough catch and can adjust to a poorly thrown ball. Holds the ball on contact. Good agility and body control. Forces separation with the defensive back. Good open field instincts after he catches the ball. Competitive receiver that is consistent without the ball. Good effort as an inline blocker. Plays fast. Can make the deep overhead catch. A clutch receiver that has Wes Welker type quickness from the slot. Makes plays and is sneaky fast to get behind speedy corners. Can separate with his quick feet in short areas. Knows where the holes are in zone coverage. Good focus and concentration. Productive. Smart enough to be moved to different positions in a variety of formations. Holder on field goals and PATs. Averaged 12.8 yards on 116 receptions for 1485 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2009. Will contribute on all special teams. Third/fourth round. (A-30 1/2, H-9 1/4, VJ-36.5, SS-4.22).
Thursday, April 26, 2012
MARCUS HARRISON: Arkansas, 6026 317 5.09. Started 34 games over four year career. Lacks production with 6 1/ 2 tackles for loss and 1 1/2 sacks. Has an injury history with a torn ACL in the spring of 2007 and another knee surgery in 2006. Projects as a 3-4 nose tackle or a 4-3 shade tackle. Good athlete. Flashes explosiveness to push the pocket and play with leverage. Functional play strength. Plays well on his feet. Good laterally. Sudden change of direction. Must play with good knee bend or he gets rolled out of hole. Doesn’t stay blocked. Physical in the run game. Can feel the blocking schemes. Good use of hands and tackling ability. Broke up nine passes in 2007 by getting in the throwing lane. Good awareness. When healthy he is tough to block. Plays with a high motor. Gets inside push and clogs the inside running lanes. Disruptive. Controls the line of scrimmage. Has some off field red flags. OSR:4/16 for defensive tackles and a 25/46 for all defensive linemen. Fourth/fifth round. (A-34 3/8, H-9 3/8, BP-26, 10-1.73).
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
CJ SPILLER: Clemson, 5105 196 4.35. A bolt of lightning type runner that is a threat to score as a receiver, ball carrier, and return specialist. For all practical purposes, is a four year starter. His first three years he rotated with Cleveland draft choice James Davis. Played in a one-back spread offense. He is the all-time, all purpose yards leader at Clemson and in the Atlantic Coast Conference. This is a football player that is also a track All-American. He displays good vision and cutback ability. Productive run skills both inside and on the perimeter. Displays rare quickness to make the first tackler miss. Quick reactions to make positive yards on a poorly blocked play. Has the hands to catch all pass routes with good eye-hand coordination. A clutch player that can make a play in crucial situations. As a kickoff return specialist he shows an instant burst and acceleration. As a punt returner he can take one step and go, or uses his stop and go moves to make defenders miss. Finishes his runs with strength and determination. A patient runner that slides and can bounce the ball outside and speed down the sideline. Has a burst to the corner and can make the first defender miss in space. Explosive on wheel routes. Possesses the hands of a receiver. Mismatch on linebackers. Excellent vision between the tackles. Hits the crease full speed. Good cutback vision. Can dodge tacklers at the line of scrimmage. At times he gets the corner by option football. Academic All-ACC. OSR:5/28. First round. (A-30 1/2, H-10 1/8, BP-18, SS-DNP).
Monday, April 23, 2012
LARDARIUS WEBB: Nicholls State, 5096 179 4.40. Two-year starter. Transfer from Southern Mississippi. Outstanding athlete. Good ball skills and physically tough. Lacks the normal size required in a corner or safety, but has outstanding instincts and awareness. Relishes contact. Hitter on run support. Good hands to pluck and snatch the ball at its highest point. Confident player as a defensive back, kick returner, or ball carrier. High risk, high reward player that gambles trying to make a play at times. Needs fundamental work at either corner or safety. A raw athlete that makes plays. Shows some upper body stiffness, but has hip flexibility in his turns. Always around the ball. Soft hands and good ball skills. Needs more bulk and strength if he is going to hold up during an NFL season. Is the only Division One player in the history of the awards to be honored with the offensive, defensive, and special teams player of the week in the same year. Will contribute on special coverage and return teams. In his career he averaged 16.3 yards on punt returns (2 touchdowns) and 27.8 yards on 38 kickoff returns (1 touchdown.) BTR:left 4.45, right 4.56. OSR:4/32. Third/fourth round. (A-31 1/2, H-9, VJ-36.5, SS-4.11).
Sunday, April 22, 2012
COREY PETERS: Kentucky, 6032 300 5.06. Three-year starter. Productive and athletic. Long arms. High effort player that finishes pursuit. Good football intelligence. Has first step quickness if he keeps his pad level down. Must work to play with good knee bend. Is easily cut when he gets too high. Clogs up the “A” gap with penetration and strength. Gets push up inside as a pass rusher and gets his hands up. Causes hurries. Tough in a short area. Locks out, separates, and makes a play. Effective movement on twist stunts. Fights to hold his ground. Can anchor his area. Is aware of blocking schemes and combinations. On tape he looks to have fringe speed to the perimeter, but gives effort to get there. Backup rotation type contributor. Had 153 career tackles, 28 for loss, 11 1/2 sacks, and 11 passes broken up. Edge speed:left 2.19, right 2.43. OSR:11/20. Fourth/fifth round. (A-34, H-9, BP-26, 10-1.78).
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
RUSSELL OKUNG: Oklahoma State, 6052 307 5.17. A four-year starter that is as talented as any left tackle in the 2010 draft. Plays with good knee bend and base. Athletic and equally as productive as a run blocker or pass protector. Long arms and big hands to lock out and control a pass rusher. Effortlessly works the pass rusher up the field past the quarterback. Will use his hands to maul and engulf a defensive tackle. Demonstrates the ability to redirect and shift weight quickly. Sudden to pivot and turn then run. An explosive knee bender that can shock, control, and drive his target. Takes good angles to the second level to wall or cut off pursuit. Good body control, quickness, agility, and balance to sustain his blocks. Brings his feet when he comes off the ball. Can snap his hips and dominate his man. Effective player that has the physical tools to start on the next level. Has the desired length for a left tackle. Can bury defensive ends in the run game. Slams the defensive tackles on down blocks. Plays in a two-point stance. Team is spread oriented. Can reach and seal the edge. Locks on and controls the end or outside linebacker. Bends well. Strong hands. Is strong enough to anchor with his inside post leg. Quick enough to reach the backside cutoff. Gets good depth on pass protection. Good lateral quickness. Finished blocks better in 2009. A good athlete that has the tools to become an immediate starter. OSR:8/40. Early first round. (A-36, H-10 1/2, BP-38, 10-1.82).
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
ANTOINE CASON: Arizona, 6002 191 4.53. Four-year starter. Fifteen career interceptions. Good hands. Excellent ball skills. Can play press or off coverage. Plays like an opportunistic pattern reader with anticipation, and undercuts the route to get the interception. Willing to force the run. Aggressive hitter. Plays off blocks and makes the wrap up tackle. Sudden movement out of transition to break on the ball. Has the ability to stay in pedal as long as possible. Tough minded. Can accept a challenge. Good athlete that can stick his foot in the ground and drive on the ball quickly. Smart and instinctive. Can stay with speed receivers down the field. Good technique and leaping ability. Made excellent improvement from his junior to his senior year. An ascending player that has suddenness in his body. OSR:11/32. BTR:left 4.29, right 4.51. First/ second round. (A-32 3/8, H-9 1/4, SS-4.09, VJ-35.5).
Saturday, April 14, 2012
JASON SMITH: Baylor, 6050 309 5.09. Four-year starter including 2005 as a tight end. Long arms and good athletic ability. Physical in his play. Good short area punch. Plays in a two point preset stance. Has a frame to carry more bulk weight. Quick feet to mirror and shuffle his feet. Good initial arm push. Good balance and use of hands. Maintains balance when sliding with man. Can snap his hips and dominate man. Very effective. Has the physical tools to succeed as a pass protector. Will need technique work on the next level. A competitor that has the combination of foot quickness and ease of movement. Can attain, maintain, and regain balance. Quick enough laterally to cut off slant move or work pass rusher around quarterback. Works to maintain and finish his blocks. Will drop his hands and lose knee bend at times. Has the ability to regain body control and balance. Can redirect and shift weight quickly to defeat opponent. Sudden pivot and turn. Will fit in to a zone running blocking scheme with his lateral quickness and his ability to run his feet on contact. Effective to seal on the second level. Not a finished product, but works to get better. OSR:9/47. First round. (A-33 3/4, H-9 3/4, BP-33, 10-1.75).
Friday, April 13, 2012
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HEATH MILLER: Virginia, 6050 256 4.70. Junior eligible. Three-year starter. Red-shirted in 2001. Was a high school quarterback. “Big Money” was the team’s leading receiver. Outstanding hands to make the tough catch, adjust to the flight of the ball, and hold the ball on contact. Fights for yards after catch. Determined runner who can turn a short reception into a long gain. Soft hands to make the one-handed catch. Good concentration and focus. Big athletic receiver who runs good routes and comes out of his cuts with a burst to separate. Can read coverages and adjust on run. Creates space with sudden change of direction. Has the speed to split two-deep coverage down the middle. Will give defense matchup problems. Gets open versus man and zone coverages. Good field awareness and cutting ability. Understands the underneath passing game. Makes the overhead catch. Good eye-hand coordination and body control to make the tough catch. Big time competitor. Will go after ball in a crowd. Will layout over middle for ball. As a blocker he has good knee bend, base, and balance. Quick to redirect. Can mirror and slide and dominate as a blocker at times. Explosive in movement. Caught more touchdown passes than any tight end in ACC history.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
BRENT CELEK: Cincinnati, 6042 259 4.78. Three-year starter. Consistent move tight end or H-back type. Good size and speed. Needs to get more upper and lower body strength. Durable over career. Works hard to finish his blocks. Good hands. Can adjust to a poorly thrown pass and catch a pass in a crowd. Good concentration. Big hands. No hold up on the line. Efficient underneath and short area receiver. Runs hard after catch. Good ball reactions to see and adjust to a ball in flight. Stays on his feet. Smart player that understands his role in the passing game. Late round/priority free agent. (A-31 3/4, H-10 1/8, BP-20, VJ-29).
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
VLADIMIR DUCASSE: Massachusetts, 6045 326 5.27. Three-year starter with good size and arm length for the position. Talented but raw in his overall play. Struggles against the edge speed counter moves. Will overextend at times and waist bend instead of sliding his feet in pass protection. Not a long torso guy but is a good athlete with balance despite long legs. Had problems in the Senior Bowl with the speed and power that he wasn’t accustomed to playing against. Dominated his level of competition in college when he put his mind to it. A native of Haiti. Has played only six years of football. Flashes good initial quickness in the run game and the ability to drive a down lineman off the ball. Has a tendency to lose his knee bend and get up on his toes in pass protection. Plays with wide base at left tackle in college. Some teams may project him inside to guard to block the 4-3 tackles. Needs technique work in every phase of his game. Can improve his hand use as a pass protector. OSR:12/40. Second/third round. (A-34 3/4, H-9 1/4, BP-29, 10-1.80).
Monday, April 9, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
BRANDON SPIKES: Florida, 6027 249 5.00. Three-year starter with good instincts and the tools to star on Sunday. Collision tackler that is always around the ball. Opponent’s game plan for him is to try and wall him off and cut him. Had four interceptions, returning two for touchdowns in 2008. Runs through ball carrier when tackling. Active in both the run game and pass coverage. Can run with backs in man to man coverage. Quick to break up on the ball in front of him. Scrapes quickly to the outside and cuts off the backs’ angles. Works his way through traffic and can hold his ground on plays directly at him. Tough, aggressive, and competitive. Plays with knee bend and has the quickness to shuffle and make plays parallel to the line of scrimmage. Strong enough to tackle the ball carrier and the blocker. Productive with 307 tackles over the past three years. Football smart with good work ethic and a passion for the game. Long arms and big hands to control the blockers. His ability to read and react quickly makes up for his lack of track speed. Has had several tipped passes in his career because of his savvy to get into the throwing lane. A strong vocal leader. Did not work out at the Combine. First round. (A- 33 3/8, H-10, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).
Friday, April 6, 2012
JAMARCA SANFORD: Mississippi, 5097 214 4.52. Three-year starter. An active and productive tackler. Well built upper body. A competitor that relishes contact. Had six tackles in the Texas vs. Nation game. Quick to read and react on balls in front of him. Physically tough and aggressive. Plays with intensity. Good reactions to play off blocks and tackle. Will contribute on all special teams coverage. Consistent wrap up tackler. Good lateral movement and change of direction. Some hip tightness in his turns. Not real smooth or fluid, but he doesn’t waste a lot of motion either. Good awareness and field vision. Plays with confidence. Started four games as a linebacker when he was a sophomore. Made 287 tackles in his career. BTR:left 4.77, right 4.73. OSR:17/24. Seventh round. (A-31 1/2, H-8 5/8, VJ-33.5, SS-4.23).
Thursday, April 5, 2012
JOHN JERRY: Mississippi, 6054 332 5.20. Four-year starter with long arms. An above average athlete that can redirect in pass protection. Huge butt and big legs. A three position player at either guard or right tackle. Plays with a strong base. Naturally strong but not explosive in his play. Brother Peria Jerry was a first round draft choice in 2009 as a defensive tackle for the Falcons. Bends at the waist in pass protection but maintains contact. Stays balanced when sliding with man. Has the physical tools to pass block, but techniques are lacking. A push and steer run blocker that uses his hands effectively. Keeps position on his target. Pulls and runs aggressively, but is inconsistent to keep his feet, contact, and follow through. Waist bender on contact. Possesses some interesting physical tools, but needs technique work in his pass sets and run blocking. May need extra repetitions. OSR:14/40. Third/fourth round. (A-34, H-9 3/4, BP-31, 10-1.85).
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
BARRY RICHARDSON: Clemson, 6065 320 5.47. Four-year starter. Huge man with some striking ability. Will struggle to change direction and block small edge rushers. A tackle only because of his limited pulling ability. Average flexibility for a right tackle in the league. When he gets his hands on a defender, he is almost impossible to disengage. Long arms and big hands. Not an explosive player. Does not generate much power despite size and physical advantages. Question physical and mental toughness. Soft in his punch and his play. A finesse wall off type blocker. OSR:32/ 42. Fifth/sixth round. (A-35 1/4, H-10 1/2, BP-24, 10-1.85).
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
JUSTIN DURANT: Hampton, 6007 230 4.45. Three and a half year starter that has outstanding athletic ability and rare speed for the position. Instinctive to read and react quickly. Deadly on plays away. Uses his rare speed to run the ball carrier down from behind. Has a closing burst on the ball. More of a drag down type tackler than a thumper. Has the speed and athletic ability to turn and run with tight ends and backs. Can also shadow slot receivers. Sideline to sideline range. Hand strength is a weakness. Undersized for position. Will need to get stronger to play the run at him. Needs to improve his technique as an inside linebacker. Good competitor. May project to weak side linebacker because of build. Has the toughness and aggressiveness to control a tight end. Should contribute on special teams. Can get walled off inside at times. Doesn’t take him long to get to top speed. A good athlete that is raw with rare speed. Third/fourth round. (A-33 1/2, H-10 1/2, BP-25, SS-4.10).
Monday, April 2, 2012
MIKE POLLAK: Arizona State, 6034 301 5.05. Two-year full time starter. Started 10 games his first two years. Innately aggressive blocker with good flexibility. Arms shorter than ideal. Very athletic with first step quickness. Natural knee bender to leverage defender. Improved his senior year to block a two move or angle type defensive lineman. Flashes an explosive punch in pass protection. Good awareness to help his guards. Keeps his head on a swivel. Makes all the line calls. A leader in the offensive line. Effective quick set in pass protection. Does not lunge. Moves his feet. Good body control to mirror rusher and slide his feet. Strong run blocker when he’s blocking down or blocking with angles. Can improve angles to cut off linebackers on the second level. Durable and dependable over career. OSR:4/42. Second/third round. (A-31 3/4, H-9 1/4, BP-29, 10-1.73).
Sunday, April 1, 2012
BRIAN CUSHING: Southern Cal, 6027 243 4.65. Three-year starter. Also started four games as a true freshman in 2005. Talented, instinctive three down linebacker that is injury prone. Missed time as a high school senior with an ankle sprain. Dislocated his shoulder and had surgery spring of his sophomore year at USC. Missed the spring of 2007 with a strained hamstring. Had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee after spring practice. Sprained his left ankle and missed Nebraska and Washington State games, sprained his left ankle again and missed three games. That being said, he is very active and aware in the passing game by getting in the throwing lane. Flashes ability as an edge pass rusher. Talented, aggressive, and competitive player. Shows good explosion. Attacks blocker with good leverage and knee bend but is inconsistent leading with his hands. Quick in initial reactions and filling gaps. Gets downhill in a hurry and plays the backside cutback well. Takes good angles in pursuit and shows speed to close. Can get caught on the wrong side of a block. Good ability to get through the wash and find the ball. Shows some pass rush skills with a burst to close. Does a good job playing over a tight end with a solid jam and the ability to work through a zone block. Jams tight end well off the line and has the speed to cover man to man. Has some trouble with backs in space, but shows good zone awareness and a good break on the ball. Takes good drops with good range in coverage. Overall a solid prospect with good size, speed, and a high motor. Would make a solid Sam linebacker in a 4-3 scheme. OSR:4/34. First round. (A-32 1/2, H-10, BP-30, SS-4.22).