Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:44 AM
CHARLES TILLMAN: Louisiana-Lafayette, 6010 205 4.42. Starter since his freshman year. A fairly tall, lanky corner. Doesn’t have good upper body strength. Not a polished man coverage defender but he has solid tools. Explosive athlete with excellent quickness, very good speed, and impressive leaping ability. Doesn’t react quickly and isn’t explosive out of his pedal. Has above average hip turn. Needs to do a better job of locating the ball in deep coverage but he has good hands — can make the interception. A little slow off blocks. Can get jolted off balance, yet he is a willing run support corner who tackles well. Tends to go high on contact — is more of a drag down tackler than one who drives through with classic form. Had a positive combine performance. Could project as a safety.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
CHRIS KELSAY: Nebraska, 6042 273 4.73. A muscular 4-3 left end who came on strong as a junior but battled injuries as a senior — missed several games with a hamstring problem. Returned late in the year and played well down the stretch. Solid all-around lineman with good toughness and intensity. Fairly quick at the snap. Leads with his hands. Holds his position well. Has good balance. Disciplined. Active down the line in pursuit. Does a good job of playing through blocks on the move. Gets a little upright at times and is inconsistent shedding, but he is very aggressive with his hands. Sometimes ducks his head on contact. Quality pass rusher with a nice combination of speed, quickness, power, and moves. Has the burst to turn the corner on an outside charge. Shows bullrush ability — makes hard initial contact and keeps his feet moving. Very aggressive with his hands. Redirects well to the inside. Can spin effectively. Had a strong overall Senior Bowl performance. Quality prospect.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 6:17 AM
ED REED: Miami, 5110 201 4.50. Four year starter with experience at free and strong safety. Well-built but smaller than ideal with relatively short arms and legs. Very productive player. Good athlete with solid man coverage skills for a safety. Smooth in his backpedal. Can turn and run well. Speedy. Instinctive. Breaks on the ball skillfully. Aggressively looks to make plays — is a natural interceptor with good hands and body control — runs well after the pick. A little out of control at times — sometimes is too interception conscious. Shows toughness as a tackler but is a bit inconsistent in that phase — doesn’t attack the run as forcefully as he might. Solid special teams player with kick blocking ability. Quality prospect.
Monday, June 25, 2012
SEAN WEATHERSPOON: Missouri, 6012 239 4.67. Three-year starter that got some playing time as a freshman. An outstanding athlete that can run and play sideline to sideline. Productive with 392 tackles, 42 1/2 tackles for loss, and 12 1/ 2 sacks. Also has had 17 pass breakups and 4 interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. Mentally and physically tough. He is instinctive, smart, and competitive. Explosive run through target type hitter. Wrap tackler in the open field. A three-down linebacker that is versatile enough to play inside or outside in any scheme. Plays square to the line of scrimmage. Can play coverage or blitz from a variety of positions. Has a burst to the ball carrier. Intense and focused. Plays with good knee bend and shoots his hands to get under and leverage the offensive lineman. Rarely gets caught up in traffic. Very active in pursuit. Has some power but is not the best taking on a block. Lacks great shed ability as he will get locked on a block at times. When he “sees it” he shows good downhill ability and generally takes good angles. A little stiff in transition and while he has good change of direction, he will get hung up occasionally. Has ability in coverage, takes good drops, and for the most part reacts well to the throw. Out of position at times, but will recover with good pursuit. Shows good pass rush ability. Quick first step and can adjust working upfield. Has a burst in the pass rush and can be a quality blitzer. Can run and chase, but has some stiffness and inconsistency in his play. Enthusiastic and talks a lot. OSR:3/ 19. First/second round. (A-31 1/4, H-10 1/4, BP-34, SS-4.39).
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STEVEN JACKSON: Oregon State, 6014 240 4.55. Junior-eligible. Two year starter. Had an excellent ’03 season. Big back. Fairly tall and sturdy. Durable. Can carry a heavy load. Athletic. Patient runner. Reads and follow blocks well. Short strider with juking moves in traffic and the ability to cut back. Gets outside well — has loose hips to turn the corner. Changes speeds well. Gets to high gear quickly through a hole. Keeps his feet active. Looks to spring on his finish. Has power but he runs a little tall at times, losing some power — not a consistent tackle breaker. Dances a little too much at times. Quality receiver. Has natural hands. Can extend and adjust for the low ball well. Has the body control to turn his body for the ball behind him. Good route runner. Can separate on cuts — has the speed to get deep against linebackers. Does a very good job on screens. Inconsistent but promising blocker. Shows the ability to bend his knees and slide his feet to stay with the rusher. A blue chip running back prospect with a fine combination of size, quickness, power, agility, and receiving skills.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
TRENT COLE: Cincinnati, 6020 245 4.86. Three-year starter. Uses hit and spin move. Physical 3-4 outside linebacker prospect. Runs to ball. Will finish long and short pursuit - chase player. Flashes good use of hands to separate and shed. Hustles in pursuit. Has some strength to play over a tight end. Raw in coverage. Lacks footwork in drops. Not fluid. Closes on ball in front of him, but reactions are inconsistent. Shows quickness off the edge as a pass rusher. Quick first step. Plays with leverage and can bend and squeeze to quarterback. Natural pass rushing skills. Can dip shoulder and get down the line. Has long arms. Can get outside and upfield quickly. Can make quick counter pass rush moves. Marginal against the run. Needs to play lower and get better leverage. Uses hands well. Flashes ability to play around blocks. Gives a good effort and plays to the whistle. Late round pick.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 6:49 AM
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
MARK SANCHEZ: Southern Cal, 6021 227 4.93. Junior entry. Sixteen game starter. Right handed and team captain. Demonstrates the physical talent and ability to succeed on the next level. Rhythm type passer that keeps his eyes down the field. Improved throughout the year. Plays in a pro style offense under center and in the shotgun. Good pocket presence. Throws well on the run. Ball come out high. Strong and accurate arm. Throws the whole package - slants, crossers, skinny post, swings, check down, and screen passes. Good anticipation and timing in the 3 and 5 step drop pattern. Does a good job of attacking the seams in three deep coverage. The skinny post and seam routes are the only patterns you can observe him throwing the ball through a tight window. Generally his receivers are wide open. The Pac-10 plays more press coverage than other conferences, yet he keeps his poise. Can lay the ball over the linebackers. Accurate throwing to a spot. Can step up and lead his teammates. Best games were against the best opponents. Has a natural feel in the passing game. Good athlete that is a student of the game. Good deceiver. 2008 statistics: 3207 yards, 34 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 65.9 percent. Ball velocity 57 mph. OSR:4/21. First round. (A-33 1/2, H-10 1/2, SS-4.21, VJ-32 1/2).
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MATHIAS KIWANUKA: Boston College, 6056 268 4.70. Three-year starter. Build like Jason Taylor. Long arms and a smooth athlete. Backside chase player. Has the talent and tools to rush the passer, but needs to get stronger at the point. Sudden off the edge. Needs to get bigger and stronger. Usually draws a double team. Somewhat of a long first step off the snap at times. Above average lateral quickness. Can turn the corner and get down the line and make plays. Struggles to make plays at him because he is so tall. Wrap tackler. Out of control as a pass rusher at times and can be faked out. Could improve his hand strength to control and stack blockers. Must work to play low and bend his knees because he is so high cut. Can be man-handled if he doesn’t play with leverage. Appears to have a problem putting on and keeping good weight. First/second round. (A-34 3/4, H-9 7/8, BP-17, 10-1.63).
Monday, June 11, 2012
What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LANCE MOORE: Toledo, 5091 177 4.52. Three-year starter. All-time leading receiver at school. Sticky flypaper hands. Outstanding concentration on ball. Productive. Can make the low ball catch and lay out for ball. Quicker than fast. Runs good routes. Tough. Will go over the middle. No hold up on line. Can shake a defensive back at times. Catches the ball in a crowd. Struggles to separate from corners. Makes route adjustments on move. Has footwork and body balance. Good functional awareness. Finds the open area and creases in coverage. Shorter than ideal. Late round free agent type.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
JASPER BRINKLEY: South Carolina, 6015 252 4.67. Three-year starter. Transfer from Georgia Military Prep. Plays square to the line of scrimmage. Good lateral quickness and speed to make plays on the perimeter. Downhill player that can work upfield and blow up a play. Better than average instincts and nose for the ball. Fills the inside running lanes with strength. Wrap up tackler. Can run with a tight end in man coverage. Not smooth in transition. Better in zone coverage. Quick take off on blitz. Good timing. Disruptive. Throws his body at the ball carrier. Strong inside thumper. Perfect fit for an inside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme where he has experience. Physical and explosive player. Quick to read and react. Active. Strong and rugged build. Impact hitter. Does not shy away from contact. Strong in his arms and shoulders to control a center or a guard. Strong, flexible, and tough. Always around the ball. Long arms to ward off blocks. Hard nosed and competitive. Sudden to scrape and fill inside running lanes. Good reactions to cut back. Missed seven games with an ACL tear in 2007. Just rounded into shape late in 2008. OSR:2/12. Third/fourth round. (A-33, H-9 1/4, BP-26, SS-4.35).
Friday, June 8, 2012
ANTHONY FASANO: Notre Dame, 6041 259 4.74. Junior eligible. Started 24 games over three years. Physical player in passing game. A natural hand catcher. Catches the ball out away from his body. Will layout and adjust to a poorly thrown ball. Fights for extra yards after catch. Caught 47 passes for 576 yards, 12.3 ypc, and 2 TDs in 2005. When blocking a defensive lineman he needs to improve hip snap and flexibility. Average upper body strength to block big men. Not explosive, but shows good feet. Works to get his body in position to wall off linebackers on the second level. Could improve his sustain. Doesn’t always get his man turned. Can adjust on the move. More of a straight away power runner after the catch. Can break tackles at times. Has decent speed. Already graduated. Smart. Will pick up blocking schemes. Second/third round talent. (A-32 5/8, H-9 1/2, BP-19, VJ-33.5). (Fasano was originally drafted by Dallas.)
Thursday, June 7, 2012
JON ASAMOAH: Illinois, 6040 300 5.10. Three-year starter that is aggressive and physical in his play. Plays right guard and gains an advantage over his target with his first step quickness. Flashes an explosive pop and surge getting movement in short yardage and goal-line plays. Has good lateral quickness to cut off movement or penetration. Has strong and explosive hands. Can jolt and deliver a punch. Good body control to recover and get out of trouble as a pass protector. Plays square with a good base, balance, and knee bend in pass protection. Works to finish his blocks in the run game. Plays with violence and mental toughness. Intense, scrappy, and crafty. Effective on the second level taking good angles, locking on a linebacker and running his feet. Plays with good leverage and upper body strength. Has good arm length and big hands to control target. Did not work out at the Combine due to shoulder surgery after injury at the Senior Bowl. Second/third round. (A-33, H-10 3/4, BP-DNP, 10-DNP).
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
PAUL POSLUSZNY: Penn State, 6015 238 4.70. Three-year starter that makes plays. An excellent technique linebacker with rare instincts. Sudden with first step reactions. Gets downhill in a hurry. Nice compact movements. Takes quick short steps reacting to blocks. Takes good angles in pursuit. Athletic and fluid to play on the outside. Has the tools to redirect off a block. Rarely does he get walled off. Hell bent for leather type of player that consistently gives a second effort. Gets good depth on his zone drops and can run down the field with backs on wheel routes. His speed in coverage improved as did the healing on his knee. Overcame a knee injury and position change to finish the year strong. As an inside linebacker in 2006 he struggled to take on blocks at him because of strength and playing a new position. Plays with rare anticipation, instincts, and intensity. Explosive hitter. Runs through the tackle. Quick movement out of transition to break on the ball. Has a burst and catch up speed. Outstanding football aptitude. Mentally and physically tough. Doesn’t stay blocked. Aggressive and competitive. Can defeat the blocker and stack the inside run. Plays with good knee bend and functional strength. Range to cut off the outside run. A three down player that never has to come off the field. Holds the Penn State record for career tackles. First round. (A-33 3/4, H-9 1/2, BP-22, SS-4.21). (Posluszny was originally drafted by Buffalo.)
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
DONALD BROWN: Connecticut, 5102 210 4.46. Junior entry. Started 22 games in three years. Good athlete that was the nation’s leading rusher with 2083 yards. Plays in an ‘I’ spread and one back set formations. Fringe size for durability purposes. Runs high for a small back. Best play is the power ‘O’ guards pulling off tackle and wrap around and he hits the seam. Many times he is untouched to the second level. Will also run the outside zone with success. Patient runner that follows his blockers. Will bounce the ball outside at times. Combines a pick, slide, and glide running style with bending and weaving style when he gets down the field. Will use a stiff arm to ward off blockers. Good field vision. Good lower body strength to break arm tackles. His best asset may be his upfield burst when he sees daylight. Has broken several long runs in career, but question finish speed since he has been caught from behind. In the International Bowl, where he rushed for 261 yards, many times the Connecticut line just overpowered Buffalo and Brown ran untouched. Has quick feet and can juke a defender and make them miss. Good hands to catch the swing passes and check downs. A change of pace back, not a featured runner. Needs to improve his blocking. OSR:2/29. Second/third round. (A-31 1/2, H-9, BP-DNP, SS-4.10).
Monday, June 4, 2012
ANDRE JOHNSON: Miami, 6020 230 4.40. Junior eligible. Two year starter. Improving. Imposing specimen. Tall and sturdy with a muscular upper body and very long arms for a wide receiver. Excellent athlete. Still a bit raw as a route runner but he shows a burst out of his cuts and is a physical over the middle target. Legitimate deep threat with a pullaway gear. Is an aggressive snatcher who attacks the ball but has inconsistent hands. Outstanding leaper — dangerous in jump ball situations. Playmaker after the catch — has a quick stutterstep move to beat the first tackler. Tough competitor. Physical blocker — explosive when taking on linebackers and safeties on running plays. Can overpower and sustain downfield when going against smaller defenders. Not quite as polished or productive as most top receiving prospects, but he has superb tools.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
MORGAN BURNETT: Georgia Tech, 6013 209 4.46. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Very athletic. Active in run support. Quick to read and react. Anticipates with quick reactions. Willing to support the run with force and attitude. Takes good angles and will hit with his plant shoulder. Has the speed to chase down a back from behind. Has the talent of an early first round safety. However, we could contradict part of this report with another group of DVDs. An enigma. Will have inconsistencies on his critical factors and position specifics. A talent with corner skills as a safety. Productive over his career. Has 14 interceptions. Tied for second in school history. Should contribute on special teams coverage. If his inconsistencies can be ironed out, he could be a draft steal. Career tackles of 235 along with 19 passes broken up, and 2 forced fumbles. Had a 11-0 broad jump at his pro day. Did not work out at the Combine due to left hamstring strain. Second round. (A-31 3/4, H-9, VJ-39.5, SS-DNP).
Saturday, June 2, 2012
NDAMUKONG SUH: Nebraska, 6037 307 5.05. Three-year starter that led the team in tackles. His last name is pronounced “Sue.” His first name, Ndamukong, means “house of spears.” Plays left defensive tackle. Has long arms and a big thick body. Explosive strength at the point of attack. Exceptional use of hands and arms. Can two gap. Can’t be single blocked. Strong hands to control the blocker. Doesn’t stay blocked. Quick to shed. Sudden punch and separation. Has the strength to pull and jerk. Quick arm over moves. Has a bag of tricks to rush the passer. Usually double teamed and chipped. A good athlete that can push the pocket and defeat the blocker. Has two interceptions for touchdowns and has caught a touchdown pass after lining up at fullback. Instinctive with quick reactions. Can feel pressure and react on the run. Outstanding balance and agility. A wrap up tackler in the open field when dropping on a zone blitz. Keeps leverage on the ball. A playmaker that dominates his competition. Plays hard the whole game. Explosive first step quickness. A disruptive player that makes several “hustle” plays. Has a feel for the game. Plays with passion and intensity. Focused on the job at hand. Plays on the line of scrimmage going forward. Doesn’t get driven back. Drives through the ball carrier on contact. Sudden to penetrate inside gaps on slant and angle moves. Can collapse the pocket with strength and leverage. A strong power rusher when he brings it up the middle. Unlocks his hips with force. Can stack any run play at him. Was a one man wrecking crew in the Texas game. Extraordinary production as a defensive tackle. In 2009 he had 85 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, and 12 sacks. Over his career he had 189 tackles, 53 for loss, and 24 sacks. Edge speed:left 1.99, right 1.86. OSR:2/20. First round. (A-33 1/2, H-10 1/4, BP-32, 10-1.72).
Friday, June 1, 2012
ZANE BEADLES: Utah, 6043 307 5.35. Four-year starter. Plays left tackle, but is projected to move inside to guard. Plays in a spread offense. Smooth footwork in pass protection with good body quickness, change of direction, and the ability to redirect and recover. Starts in a preset two-point stance. Plays with good arm extension. Physical, blue collar player that will maul a defender in the running game at times. Plays with a good base in both the running game and pass protection. Quick enough to cut off an inside slant move. Smooth feet in transition on twist or “x” stunts. Flashes an explosive punch. Can run the pass rusher up the field and around the quarterback. Asked to cut block in the spread formation. Rarely overextends as a run blocker. Brings his feet with him. A forced knee bender that stays engaged. Locks on the breast plate and steers the defender. A technique savvy player that is a strong run blocker. Ties up pass rushers. Effective in pass pro to mirror and slide his feet. Plays square to defender. Value comes with his intelligence and ability to be a guard and an emergency tackle. A 4-for-1 player. Did not work out at the Combine due to a right hamstring strain. Third/fourth round. (A- 33 3/4, H-9 3/4, BP-27, 10-1.85).