Thursday, May 31, 2012
JASON WITTEN: Tennessee, 6056 265 4.70. Junior eligible. Former defensive lineman. Solid producer the past two seasons. Has excellent size. Tall and well-built. Sturdy. Has good strength in the upper body and arms. Above average overall blocker. Not especially quick off the mark but he makes solid contact. Strikes with good lean and can generate movement on drive blocks. Can turn a defender with strong hand usage. Generally keeps his feet. Does a fairly good job of moving out on linebackers, though he is a little stiff adjusting in space. Not quick footed as a blocker — gets stationary at times with his feet while attempting to win battles with his upper body. Works to sustain but isn’t nasty in doing so. Athletic. Often used in motion or split wide. Good receiver for a big tight end. Releases smoothly and has the speed to get up the seam. Has reliable hands — can extend and snatch away from his body. Shows the concentration to make the tough grab. Doesn’t have dynamic cutting ability or fluidity. Heavy-legged — lacks good leaping ability. Effective after the catch. Isn’t nifty but he has the power to run through tackles when he gets up a head of steam. Improving. Quality prospect.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
LEON HALL: Michigan, 5112 193 4.41. Has started for three-and-a-half years. Excels in man coverage with speed and quickness. Smooth in transition. Good change of direction. Physical player that is aggressive forcing the run. Wrap tackler. Instinctive. Good ball skills. Effective in man to man, zone, or press man coverage. Smooth in back pedal. Fluid. Can stick his foot in the ground and drive on the ball quickly. Good recovery on double moves. Can track the deep ball and stay with receiver. Has catch up speed and burst. Good range. Top end ball skills. Sudden to support the run. A complete player at corner. Productive and plays smart and hard. An active playmaker. Durable. Good technique player. Will contribute on special teams. Outstanding athlete. Can make the mental adjustment on his feet with sudden reactions. Quick feet in man-to-man coverage. Sudden stop and start quickness. Sudden plant and drive, has a burst to close on the ball. No false steps. Loose hips for a smooth turn with acceleration and catch-up speed. Keeps position on receiver. Good timing, leaping ability. Can track and trail, takes good angles, is tough-minded, and accepts a challenge. Good tackler that will wrap up. Tough, competitive, and aggressive. First round. (A-33 3/8, H-9, SS-4.08, VJ-37.5).
Monday, May 28, 2012
LANCE BRIGGS: Arizona, 6006 242 4.76. Former fullback who was moved to linebacker as a sophomore. Three year starter inside. Productive player. Short and sturdy with thick legs and good upper body strength. Physical and athletic. Plays with good knee bend. A little hesitant in his initial movement but he attacks blocks aggressively. Needs to use his hands better — leads with his shoulder at times and has some trouble shedding when blockers get into his body. Redirects well and is active on the move. Runs well but has better short speed than long speed. Explosive tackler — wraps and drives through. Decent pass rusher with good power and acceleration. Has coverage promise — shows good range in a zone and has the speed to stay with backs in man-to-man. Solid special teams player. Could project on the outside.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
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Saturday, May 26, 2012
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ARTHUR MOATS: James Madison, 6002 246 4.69. Four-year starter. A hybrid edge pass rusher with very good athletic ability. One of five team captains. Winner of the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defensive player in Division I FCS. Explosive first step quickness. Thick build. Looks like a standup middle linebacker physically. Long arms. A hell bent for leather player. Goes hard from snap to whistle. Short, speedy, and productive. Doesn’t stay blocked. Quick to disengage and gets to the ball. Plays in a four point stance. Good quickness, agility, and balance in his game. Plays the game on his feet. Should be a special teams coverage contributor. Had a 10-2/BJ, 36.5/VJ, and 1.60/10 in his workouts. Edge speed:left 2.16, right 2.10. OSR:7/ 35. Fifth/sixth round. (A-33 3/4, H-8 5/8, BP-24, SS-4.39).
Friday, May 25, 2012
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HALOTI NGATA: Oregon, 6041 338 5.13. Junior eligible. Three-year starter. Looks the part physically. Big thick body. Against Southern Cal he made one tackle late in the game. Matua dominated him the whole game. His career is checkered with inconsistency. Slow twitch player. First move is up. Turns his back on a spin move and loses ball. No inside pressure when he’s single blocked. Rarely makes a play. Gets tied up and neutralized. Gets his shoulders turned. Doesn’t push the pocket with strength. Plays high. Question instincts. He must see the ball to go to it. Inconsistent to feel pressure. Loses feet in traffic. Will drop into zone blitz coverage. Leans on blockers. Question functional strength. Gets pinned by a single block. Stands on the line of scrimmage. Jogs in pursuit. Gets driven off ball in goal line defense. Inconsistent to fight pressure. Stops feet on contact. Can get driven back by a single base block because he plays high, not low. Takes too many plays off. Batted down six kicks. Needs to improve his use of hands. Gets hung up on the blocker. Not an impressive pass rusher (3 sacks). Needs technique work. Possibly a two-gap run stuffer as a nose or a 4-3 tackle. Question concentration. Has had several offside penalties. Durability and endurance are two big questions. First round. (A-33 1/8, H-9 7/8, BP-37, 10-1.74).
Thursday, May 24, 2012
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DARELL SCOTT: Clemson, 6032 312 4.95. Three-year starter. Good athlete that plays with good effort. Looks the part. Thick upper and lower, wide bodied 4-3 tackle. Runs well for a big man. Sudden first step quickness. Can diagnose the play after controlling his opponent. Finds the ball. Can feel pressure. Good hip flexibility to uncoil and explode on the blocker. Good body control. Effective use of hands, but can get better. Can disengage the blocker and find the ball quickly on inside or off tackle plays. Quick lateral shuffle. Gets to the ball. If he gets cut, he bounces up to get in on the play. Not on the ground. Good power and leg activity. Has some two gap ability. Has the speed to string out and pursue to the sidelines. Solid effort. Rotates in their package. His extra effort draws holds from opponent linemen, several of which are called penalties. Had 143 tackles, 18 1/2 tackles for loss, and 9 sacks his last three years. Plays a little high at times. OSR:7/20. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32 1/4, H-9 7/8, BP-29, 10-1.65).
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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Monday, May 14, 2012
TODD HERREMANS: Saginaw Valley State, 6065 309 5.32. Three-year starter. Tall, smart tackle who struggles against edge speed. Has better than average set up quickness and anchor ability if he plays with good knee bend. Above average arm length. Demonstrates average agility and balance to handle good defensive ends. Must get used to edge speed rushers and overall game speed to be successful on next level. Raised his game in Las Vegas All-American Classic after a mediocre showing in the Cactus Bowl. Played with better knee bend and good use of hands to steer the defender. Good foot mobility and agility to mirror and slide in pass protection. Must work to keep his head up in pass and run blocking. Developmental project. Late draft or priority free agent.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
DARRELLE REVIS: Pittsburgh, 5116 194 4.45. Junior entry. Three-year starter with good athletic ability and quick feet. Can plant and close on the ball quickly. Has a short area burst. Fluid and flexible in turns. Natural tools for a man-to-man cover corner. Hands look bigger and arms look longer on tape than measured. Good size and speed for position. Demonstrates speed (ran down Rutgers’ Ray Rice from behind) and quickness. Effective cover corner that is smooth. Plays both up in press and off man coverage. Good balance. Sudden change of direction. Will shed quickly and fill running lanes. Instinctive to read and react quickly. Can be physical on the line of scrimmage. Solid man-to-man coverage corner. Possesses press and turn and run ability. Reacts quickly to find the ball in the air. Good ball skills. More cradle catch than pluck. Wrap tackler. Will miss high if he’s not under control. Doesn’t always break down. Needs to improve the consistency in his back pedal and have fewer technique breakdowns. Will get bounced around on run support at times. Picks up speed as he goes down field. Has a knack to return punts. Once he turns the corner he displays long speed. Has returned punts for touchdowns for over 79 and 73 yards. Judgment on fielding ball needs to be improved. Misplayed several balls over his career. Not nifty footed as a returner but has quick feet as a corner. Cover two corner that is strong and can reroute receivers. First round. (A-32 ½, H-8 ¼, SS-4.08, VJ-38).
Friday, May 11, 2012
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JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM: Florida, 6033 266 4.75. Three-year starter that played with his hand down but has the ability to play standing up over a tight end (Sam linebacker). Long arms and big hands. Good initial quickness from his stance to the opponent. Everything about this player is sudden - lateral quickness, foot quickness, and hand quickness. Can accelerate off a block and burst to the quarterback. Strong effort to rush the quarterback. Flexible enough to turn the corner low and flatten the edge. Then he accelerates to the ball. Makes plays once he gets up the field. Has the ability to go to a second move. Hands up in the pass rush. Consistent and tenacious pass rush effort every down. Will contribute on special teams coverage. Had 152 tackles, 34 for loss, 19 1/2 sacks, and 5 forced fumbles in his career. Did not work out at the Combine because of shoulder surgery. Third/fourth round. (A-33 3/4, H-10 3/8, BP-DNP, 10-DNP).
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
ERIN HENDERSON: Maryland, 6026 244 4.78. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Long arms and big hands. Instinctive linebacker that is quick to read and react. Good change of direction. Not an elite athlete but a productive player. Had 133 tackles and 11 tackles for loss last fall. A natural talent that is a three down player. A good wrap tackler. A disruptive downhill player that makes things happen. Has the frame to add more muscle weight. Average speed for an NFL linebacker, not a burner. Has experience in both the 3-4 and 4-3 schemes. Quick to lock out and disengage. Gets through traffic to run down plays on the perimeter. Not as explosive as brother EJ. Has an injury history. OSR:25/42 for OBs, 29/52 all linebackers. Second/third round. (A-34, H-10 1/2, BP-23, SS-4.53).
Monday, May 7, 2012
CHRIS CLEMONS: Clemson, 6001 208 4.35. Three-year starter. Rangy build with good athletic ability and above average safety speed. Productive. Flashes a third gear burst to close on the receiver or ball carrier. Has take-up acceleration and downfield range. Wrap up tackler. Active as a force player. Keeps contain. Has a knack to be where the ball is at, anticipating the play. Good movement and decision making ability. Can cover a third wide receiver. Has some corner tools and skills that secondary coaches covet. Made 323 tackles in his career. BTR:left 4.40, right 4.49. OSR:8/24. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32 3/4, H-9 5/8, VJ-37.5, SS-4.39).
Sunday, May 6, 2012
DERRICK JOHNSON: Texas, 6032 243 4.56. Three-year starter who also started two games as a freshman. Downhill player with good range. Has sideline to sideline speed and burst. Has good agility in traffic. Will run through tackles at times. Has the speed and acceleration to be an effective edge rusher. Can stick his foot in the ground on run support and come up quickly. Is athletic enough to go over the top of a blocking running back and get to the quarterback. Makes plays all over the field. A sudden chase player who effectively strips or punches out the football. Has suddenness in his body to react quickly. Has a second gear and catch up speed. Has been productive his whole career. Will compete and has been durable. Makes big plays and works to finish play. Is quick to read and react to ball. Explosive player with sudden lateral movement. Flashes good use of hands and tackling ability. Will run around blocks at times and is not a consistent take-on linebacker. Plays good in space but will struggle over a tight end. Needs to play in a covered up scheme and be more disciplined within the scheme.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
TERRANCE KNIGHTON: Temple, 6030 321 5.26. Three-year starter. Long arms and big hands. Run player. However, he had one sack in the Texas vs. Nation all-star game. Bull rusher. Needs to improve his hand strength and develop more pass rush moves. Above average athlete for his size. Has quickness, agility, and balance for position. A try hard player that will take good angles in downfield pursuit. First move is up instead of out and can be driven off the ball and pushed out of the hole. Needs technique work. Late round developmental player with tools. OSR:12/20. Seventh round/priority free agent. (A-34 1/2, H-10, BP-21, 10-1.75).
Friday, May 4, 2012
JERRAUD POWERS: Auburn, 5091 188 4.52. Junior entry. Two-year starter. A scrappy press cover two corner with quick feet and change of direction. Physical type player that doesn’t shy away from contact. Willing to force and contain. Can play off blocks and make the tackles. Will wrap up. Active in coverage. Good technician that knows his limitations. Shorter than ideal. Will compete for a nickel specialist job because of coverage ability. Quick feet and change of direction. Will also compete on special teams. Misses cut tackles at times because he’s overly aggressive on run support. Strong enough to jam a receiver at the line and funnel him into the safeties. Hips are a little tight in his turns. Made 110 tackles, 12 passes broken up, and 6 interceptions the past two years. BTR:left 4.69, right 4.69. OSR:18/32. Fourth/fifth round. (A-31, H-9 1/4, VJ-36.5, SS-4.10).
Thursday, May 3, 2012
ARIAN FOSTER: Tennessee, 6006 226 4.60. Started 33 games over the past four years. Rotated with Montario Hardesty. Versatile back that can run and catch. Power runner that can turn the corner. Good balance. Effective on the inside zone running plays out of the one back set. Question ball security. Best running between the tackles. Lacks long finish speed. One speed downhill runner with limited burst. Ball control type back. Appeared to shut it down his senior year and was not nearly as productive as in previous years. Upright runner that lacks the power he showed previously. Lacked consistency and the ability to hold onto the ball. Lacked the confidence to be a playmaker at crunch time. Not dependable and reliable to make the plays when needed. Injury history is a concern. Question competitiveness. Long arms. Left the Senior Bowl with a hamstring injury after the first day. Did not workout at the Combine. Seventh round. (A-33 3/8, H-9 7/8, BP-23, SS-4.53).
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
AJ HAWK: Ohio State, 6010 248 4.64. Three-year starter. A self-made fundamentally sound linebacker. Effective edge blitzer to pressure quarterback. An active player that plays square to the line of scrimmage. Good lateral quickness. Takes good downfield angles and is always around the ball. Finishes the play. Sudden change of direction. Keeps leverage on the ball going wide. Doesn’t appear fluid. Has some upper and lower body stiffness. Good wrap tackler. Good timing on blitzes. Effective on underneath pass coverage. Plays under control. Productive player that can run. Did not play in the Senior Bowl. Versatile enough to play in 3-4 or 4-3 packages. Natural ability to find the ball and make plays. Explosive hitter. Sudden movement out of transition to break on the ball. Fast twitch. Has a burst and catch up speed. Reacts immediately to keys versus play action and misdirection. Consistently performs at a high level. Intense and focused player that holds the ground at him or can scrape and fill hole. Quick reactions to cut back. Has the size, bulk, and toughness to splatter the ball carrier. Top five talent. (A-31 1/8, H-9 3/4, BP-24, SS-3.97).
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
AMARI SPIEVEY: Iowa, 5107 195 4.54. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Plays right corner. Understands all the nuances of zone coverage play. Well coached in technique and scheme. Struggled some in man to man coverage. Has some hip tightness in transition. Iowa is generally a zone team, but will change up in the red zone area to man to man at times. Quick recognition and reaction to run or pass. Combination of instincts and good coaching. Reacts off blocks and makes the tackle. Productive. Appears to love forcing the run. Comes up quick, plays tough and aggressive. Attacks the ball carrier. Takes a direct line to collision point. No false steps. A quick slant and drive. Mixes up his tackling style. A tough and physical cut or a wrap up. Only tackles we’ve seen him miss are cut tackles at times. Will bring a six-inch punch when he wraps up. Has long enough arms to reroute receivers in cover-two. Should be an asset on all special teams coverage units. Over his career he had 124 tackles, 14 passes broken up, and 6 interceptions. BTR:left 4.57, right 4.52. OSR:16/ 29. Third/fourth round. (A-32, H-9 5/8, VJ-35, SS-4.35).