Tuesday, July 31, 2012
JAY CUTLER: Vanderbilt, 6032 228 4.77. Four-year starter. Right handed. Three-time team captain. SEC offensive player of the year. Set numerous career records including total offense (9953 yards), TD passes (59), passing yardage (8697), pass completions (710), pass attempts (1242) and starts by a quarterback (45). Not a finished product. Mechanics are off at times. He never had a chance to set his feet and throw. Somewhat of a sling type delivery. He is a competitive leader who can take a hit and throw accurately under duress. Has the arm strength to make all the throws. He was timed at the Combine on the radar at 60 mph. Has a quick release. A playmaker that can adjust his throws under pressure. The lack of a star-studded surrounding cast may have helped him prepare for the NFL because of all the on-field adjustments that take place in a game. Played in both conventional and shotgun offense. Effective play action passer. Good touch and accuracy on fades and ball control routes. Was the best QB in practice at the Senior Bowl, but was erratic at times. Decision making was questionable at Vanderbilt because he was never able to get in a rhythm. Needs to improve deep ball touch and accuracy. Natural running ability to escape and make something happen. Can scramble and get up field with the ball. First round. (A-31 1/2, H-9 3/8, SS-4.31, VJ-DNP). (originally drafted by Denver)
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
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MARCEL DAREUS: Alabama, 6031 319 4.93. Junior entry. Two-year starter. A versatile long armed power player who is strong in the run game and disruptive as a pass rusher. Locks out and controls the pass protector with his strong hands. Plays in a controlled contain rush scheme, but is quick enough to release and bounce outside to make a play. Doesn’t stay blocked. Plays square with his toes pointed to the goal line. Has strong power base in the run game. Thick and explosive lower body. Quick arm over move when turned loose to rush the passer. Sudden lateral quickness to close down the inside running lanes. Athletic and quick on loop, angle, and slant stunts. Uses offensive linemen like a “shiver board” skating down the line. Explosive punch and uncoil power. Good instincts with quick reactions. Can feel pressure and react on the move. A stout inline anchor versus the run. Plays with good balance, hands, and technique. Takes good angles away from the ball and has run down plays from behind. In a four-man front he may be the left end run stuffer. As a 5-technique (shades outside shoulder of offensive tackle) he can stack double teams and two gap, keeping blockers off linebackers. Missed first two games with NCAA agent sanctions. 2010 stats: 33 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks. 11 TFL, 4 PBU. Edge speed:left 2.05, right 2.09. OSR:7/25. First round. (A-33 3/8, H-10 1/8, BP-24, 10-1.71).
Saturday, July 28, 2012
ANQUAN BOLDIN: Florida State, 6006 215 4.70. Junior eligible who missed the ’01 season after suffering a knee injury prior to the opener. Returned healthy this past season and had a solid year. A sturdy, muscular, athletic receiver who began his career at quarterback — saw action there in the Sugar Bowl this season. Can throw the long ball exceptionally well for a wideout — offers potential on trick plays. More athletic than fast — lacks dynamic speed and leaping ability. Possession receiver who can be effective in the slot. Strong over the middle target with big, strong, and secure hands — extends smoothly to snatch the ball. Does a good job of using his body to shield off defenders. Tough in a crowd. Has ability after the catch. Strong legged runner with good balance and decent in-traffic moves. Holds the ball a little too loose at times. Adequate blocker. Intelligent. Improving. (originally drafted by Arizona)
Friday, July 27, 2012
JULIO JONES: Alabama, 6026 220 4.39. Junior entry. Three-year starter who is a big physical receiver with rare speed for his size. Ran faster than we projected. Can make the acrobatic adjustment to the ball on a back shoulder throw. A big target who will reach and extend for the ball on a slant pattern. Has no fear of going across the middle. A clutch, big play receiver who has the mentality of a press corner. Physical and tough. Will sacrifice his body for the ball. Has the stamina to run all day long. Productive against top level competition. Battled Patrick Peterson for three straight years and it could be argued that Jones took two of the three match-ups. A strong hand catcher who will break a tackle and finish a play. Falls forward. Instinctive running ability. Not easy to tackle. Will outmuscle defenders for a ball in the crowd. A three level receiver. Strong enough to get off press coverage. A bigger and faster Anquan Boldin or Sterling Sharpe. Route running was top level late in 2010. Good blocker. Has had some injuries in the past. One hole in his game is his concentration - has drops at times. Career stats: 179-2653, 14.8 ypr, 15 TDs. OSR:1/43. First round, top 10 talent. (A-33 3/4, H-9 3/4, VJ-38.5, SS-4.25).
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
DARIAN STEWART: South Carolina, 5110 216 4.58. Three-year starter that is athletic and versatile. Has played three secondary positions. Looks as physical as he plays in run support. Effective on edge blitzes. Plays linebacker in nickel packages. Explosive in run support. Good ability to key and diagnose a play quickly. Competitive and intense in his play. Generally a solid tackler with good body control. Productive in his play. Can be beat in coverage with the wrong mismatches. Loose hips for a smooth turn. Good timing and leaping ability. Good body control and lateral movement. Good ball reactions to knock down or strip the ball. Closes quickly on the ball carrier in front of him. A good box run playing safety. Will contribute on all special teams coverage. Over his career he had 197 tackles, 20 passes broken up, 2 interceptions, and 6 forced fumbles. BTR:left 4.35, right 4.53. OSR:14/21. Fifth/sixth round. (A-32 1/8, H-9, VJ-37, SS-4.34).
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
MIKE PATTERSON: Southern Cal, 5113 290 4.96. Three-year starter. Explosive short under tackle who makes plays. Sudden off ball. Uses his hands well. Gets offensive tackle back on his heels. Excellent hands and grab strength to knock blocker off balance. Nimble feet. Can anchor. Plays with leverage and stack up a double team. Has an upfield burst to ball carrier. Quick to shed and locate. Hits with an explosive force as a tackler. Throws body into ball carrier. Takes good angles and will run down ball carriers. Great jump on the ball. Quick hands. Active in long and short pursuit. Good functional movement. Intense player. Quick reaction to pulls. Works upfield. Cat quick. Doesn’t stay blocked. Good hand and foot coordination. Quick to change direction and spin off blocks. Long arms. May need repetitions in a complex scheme. Instinctive on football field. Consistent relentless effort. Second/third round pick.
Monday, July 16, 2012
TYVON BRANCH: Connecticut, 5113 204 4.34. Two-year starter. Three career interceptions. Rare speed and good athletic ability. Good instincts. Stays tight to receiver in man coverage. Good short area quickness in zone coverage. Plays the ball well in the air. Outstanding range and cross field speed. Good tackler. Not afraid. Will compete. Good sized corner that plays hard. Has experience returning kicks. Looks like a Cover-2 corner. Good football intelligence. Natural athletic ability doesn’t always show, but he has talent, speed, smarts, and tackling ability. Should contribute on special teams coverage. OSR:3/32. BTR:left 4.48, right 4.68. Fourth/fifth round. (A-31, H-8 3/8, SS-4.41, VJ-34).
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
ELI MANNING: Mississippi, 6046 220 4.90. Son of former pro star Archie Manning and brother of current star Peyton Manning. Three year starter. Had a strong senior season — Maxwell Award winner. Fundamentally sound. Similar in mechanics to his brother. Tall and somewhat slender. Good athlete. Quick footed in his dropback. Sets quickly. Maneuverable. Doesn’t look to run but he can avoid pressure and slide outside. Maintains good control and throws effectively on the move. Holds the ball high and has a quick compact delivery and a strong arm. Very accurate in the short and intermediate range. Drills the ball nicely between defenders over the middle. Can fire the long out. Shows fairly good touch. Needs to improve his deep passing but has the arm strength to develop in this area. Smooth ballhandler. Fakes well. Patient and confident. Takes some chances and will force some balls into traffic at times. Not quite as gifted as his brother but is a very good prospect in his own right. Should be a very high pick and a quality longtime starter as a pro.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
KARLOS DANSBY: Auburn, 6032 250 4.59. A very athletic weakside linebacker prospect with a lean build and long arms. Three year starter. Impact player throughout his career. Had a solid senior season. More fluid than physical. Can be neutralized at the point-of-attack — a little slow to shed at times — lacks good strength. Works well on plays away. Can chase down backs from the backside with speed. Gives good pursuit effort. Agile and light on his feet. Can avoid low contact well. Active — instinctive — makes plays. Is an aggressive, usually secure tackler, but is more of a grabber than an explosive drive-through striker. Good blitzer off the edge — uses his hands and long arms well to play through the running back block — redirects well and closes with a burst. Very effective in coverage. Quick in his backpedal. Can turn and run smoothly. Breaks on the ball alertly — has good leaping ability and natural interception skills. Quality prospect who needs to upgrade his strength to reach his full potential. (Originally drafted by Arizona)
Monday, July 9, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 4:05 AM
TAMBA HALI: Penn State, 6030 275 4.88. Three-year starter. Plays with a high motor and hunger. Usually double teamed. Fights pressure to the whistle. Gets his hands inside blocker quickly. Better when he plays with his hand down. Physical and quick off the edge. Good burst in backside pursuit. Raw ability. Good range. Separates well. Can escape and redirect laterally. Good body control and balance to keep his feet in traffic. Usually plays over a tight end. Needs more anchor strength. Will get stuck on blocks. Goes for the strip and big hit to make plays. Active player that goes to the whistle every play. Disciplined within the scheme. Made several ‘hustle’ plays during the year. Aggressive and competitive. Native of Liberia. Long arms and big hands to control blockers. Had a mediocre workout day on March 16th. Weighed 12 pounds less than he did at the Combine. A worker that does not have top flight athletic numbers. First/second round. (A-33 3/8, H- 10 1/2, BP-18, 10-1.71).
Sunday, July 8, 2012
GREG JONES: Florida State, 6014 250 4.55. A big back with thick legs and a very muscular upper body. Was having an excellent season as a first year starter in ’02 before suffering a serious knee injury late in the year. Returned to action as a senior but was not as effective as he had been previously. A patient, instinctive runner. A little deliberate at times, but he reads blocks well and has quick feet for a back his size. Does a good job of cutting laterally and finding holes. Dances a little too much at times. Lacks breakaway speed but he has some ability to bounces plays wide and make defenders miss. Physical runner with good lean. Lowers his pads nicely on contact and delivers a blow. Strong legged. Can run over smaller defenders when he gets into the secondary. Above average blocker. Strikes with good knee bend. Adjusts well in pass protection. Shows good balance. Has some difficulties in the passing game. Fights the ball a bit. Needs improvement as a route runner. Could project as a fullback. A quality back when healthy — injury background is a concern.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
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Friday, July 6, 2012
SHAUN CODY: Southern Cal, 6040 293 5.06. Intelligent and aware player. Good interior instincts to feel and read play. Quick to read and react and get in on plays. Sudden initial quickness to get into and off of blocks. Outstanding lateral movement to slide and clear his feet in traffic. Plays under his pads with good knee bend and leverage. Can be explosive when he uncoils. Flashes ability to dominate his opponent. Can lock out and control the blocker with his hands, press off, shed, and get in on tackle. Outstanding use of his hands. Relentless to the ball with his intensity. Very good range, speed, and takes good angles in pursuit. Will sacrifice his body to make a tackle. As a tackler he is effective, explosive and a wrap up technician. Has an explosive power rush with good anticipation and take off. Pushes the pocket and is especially effective on inside stunts. When on an edge he can speed rush and has a burst to run to the corner and close off blocks. Technique conscious player who uses his hand strength and quick hands to execute a pass rush or defend the run. Versatile enough to play inside or outside in a 4/ 3 or 3/4 defensive scheme. Could be stronger at the point of attack at times and grab grass to create a pile. Will lose his knee bend and get high and rolled out at times. A high motor great effort player who will be an asset to any team that drafts him. Plays disciplined within defensive scheme. A disruptive, relentless player with good foot mobility and athletic ability. Usually draws two or three blockers per play, but works to the quarterback until the whistle. Effective on twist stunts and plays good on his feet. Makes a lot of “hustle” plays. Plays hard every down. (Originally drafted by Detroit)
Thursday, July 5, 2012
DESMOND BISHOP: California, 6017 239 4.81. Two-year starter. Junior college transfer. Quick to read and react. Good instincts. A competitive and athletic linebacker with limited speed. Downhill linebacker that is strong in the inside running game. Can improve his hand use disengaging from blockers. Needs work on zone coverage to recognize and react, drop, turn ability, depth, and body positioning. Has some hip tightness in man to man coverage. May be a two-down run player. Will contribute on special teams. Seventh round/ priority free agent. (A-32 3/4, H-9 3/4, BP-33, SS-4.65).
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
STEPHEN PETERMAN: LSU, 6040 312 5.44. Former defensive lineman. Three year starter at guard. A wide-bodied lineman with thick legs, a flabby build, and good strength. Ordinary athlete but a tough competitor. Average in his quickness off the ball but he strikes a strong initial blow. Good drive blocker who churns his legs and works aggressively for position. Not real quick footed. Loses his balance some. A little clumsy on the pull. Has some trouble adjusting on the move to make secure contact. Capable pass protector. Battles a little high but he’s an aggressive puncher who uses his hands well to control the rusher. Mauler type with a bit of a mean streak. Can anchor effectively. Not real smooth in his redirection. Alert and aware. Did well in the postseason. Has some limitations — needs to play inside — overachiever. (Originally drafted by Dallas)
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
ERIC DECKER: Minnesota, 6031 217 4.55. Started 33 games over career. Big physical receiver that can take a hit. A good enough athlete to have a future at pro football or pro baseball. Injured in the Ohio State game and was lost for the rest of the year. Holds the Gophers’ career reception record. Will go up at the high point for the ball or lay out. Holds the ball after collision. Strong hands to snatch the ball. Excellent eyehand coordination to adjust to an off target pass. A consistent hand catcher that will double move defensive backs. Quick in and out of his breaks. Will stalk and mirror defensive backs down the field. Physical receiver with good focus. Strong run after catch ability. Draft status may be affected by Lisfranc foot surgery. In 2009 had 50 catches for 758 yards, 15.2 yards per catch, and 5 touchdowns. Did not work out at the Combine due to left foot surgery. Third round talent. (A-31, H-9 1/8, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).
Monday, July 2, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 6:51 AM