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Old 01-31-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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LeFevour's deep ball was surprisngly good, but his shorter stuff was kinda shaky. Kinda weird since his scouting report has usually been the complete opposite.

Tebow didn't look good to me. His long release hurt him on the fumble he didn't lose, he didn't look good in the open field, not getting very far when he tried to take off. It isn't going to get any easier in the NFL. A lot of his passes were around the LOS and the few times he tried to go deeper, he was iffy. I remember early in the game when he short hopped to the TE about 15-20 yards downfield. I don't know why the South kept trying those option reads. Scouts don't want to see that.

Don't get too caught up in the Mays play. One play doesn't make up for what he's done in his whole career. He also missed a few tackles, especially early.

I noted that Iupati didn't look good. Constantly getting beat and looked to be overextended on a few plays. He actually looked better at LG than he did at RG.

- Brandon Graham's size seems a bit unusual and doesn't define one true position, but the guy simply makes plays. The little "shake and bake" move he put on Ciron Black on his FF was sick. Smart player too, kept contain to snuff out a few toss plays.

- George Selvie struggled. Missed a few tackles and unlike Graham, overpursued on a couple of rollouts and tosses.

- Dan Williams looked good. Moved his feet well and got some good peneetration. Quietly had a good game.

- Terrence Cody constantly commanded double teams. He can get a little stiff and stop moving his feet, but overall, he impressed me. Has quick feet for a man that weighs in at 370.

- Vlad Ducasse has upside but is very raw. Footwork leaves a lot to be desired.

- Cam Thomas had a couple of good bull rushes. Wish I would have gotten a better look at how he was against the run but the majority of his snaps came later in the game with the South down and having to pass.

- High effort from guys like Ciron Black and Jeff Byers.

- Pike's numbers probably don't look that great but he made some tough throws out there.

- Witherspoon looked quick, especially on the play that he swatted the ball away from McCluster.

- Patrick Robinson really impressed me. Best corner of the day. Great job in coverage staying with the WR and locating the ball. Not much of a wrap up tackler but didn't miss any either.

- Colin Peek showed good hands, especially on his TD when he took a shot. Especially for a guy who is supposed to be just a blocker.

- Zane Beadles played well in the second half. Had a key block on the play that Blount almost scored on.

- Speaking of him, Blount ran well. Low to the ground and packed a good punch. Figuratively, this time.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: Senior Bowl notes

Thanks for the report - didnt get to see any film so I appreciate the notes.

Sounds like Graham, Robinson and Witherspoon made the most of the opportunities given. Their stock should continue to climb
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patrick robinson is awesome i hope we get a shot at the dude
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Thanks for the report nice read.
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I thought tha Iupati looked pretty good on run plays....but has some serious problems pass blocking.

The three NT's in the game that I might be interested in, (Terrance Cody/Dan Williams/Cam Thomas) all looked good but I think we need to look at past game film to get a better idea about them. The Senior Bowl requires defenses to run out of a 4-3...so all three had to line up out of position.
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I was hoping to maybe get a shot at Graham in the 2nd but I think he will go ahead of us now.
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I thought tha Iupati looked pretty good on run plays....but has some serious problems pass blocking.

The three NT's in the game that I might be interested in, (Terrance Cody/Dan Williams/Cam Thomas) all looked good but I think we need to look at past game film to get a better idea about them. The Senior Bowl requires defenses to run out of a 4-3...so all three had to line up out of position.
LLT, I like what I saw of Williams very much this week. He was active in practices and in the game he got under Iupati several times and flowed well to the ball. (in the 1st quarter he went from left A-gap and with Iupati blocking him, flowed to the right b-gap to tackle the RB. Great Play!!!!)

Cody plays like just about every overweight, underperforming, powerful D lineman I have ever seen, coached or played against. On a counter play to his off side, he just explodes at Matt Tennant....but Tennant absorbs the blow and shields Cody off from the play. Cody has spent himself on the first hit and struggles to get that 370lbs moving again, as Tennant just walls him off.

Big difference is that once Cody is stopped at first, he struggles to get back into the play and looks lazy(he's carrying too much fat). Williams on the other hand keeps moving like an energizer bunny and shows motor, in additon to his strength.

Odrick was impressive too as a 5-technique. Also, the CB Cook from Virginia looks like a Steeler CB. 6'1", 212lbs and likes to hit.(reminded me of Aquib Talib, but not as flashy)
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I thought tha Iupati looked pretty good on run plays....but has some serious problems pass blocking.

The three NT's in the game that I might be interested in, (Terrance Cody/Dan Williams/Cam Thomas) all looked good but I think we need to look at past game film to get a better idea about them. The Senior Bowl requires defenses to run out of a 4-3...so all three had to line up out of position.
Of course. By no means should one game overrule an entire season, but it was nice to see all those guys together on one stage.

Personally, I put more stock into the Senior Bowl than the Combine. The best thing scouts probably get out of the Combine is what goes on in interviews, not workouts.
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Not that it's a huge position of need but WR Andre Roberts out of the citadel looked pretty good and had some good reports from practice as well. If he's there in the 5th it'd be a good pick.
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Is it just me or isnt Brandon Graham very similar to Woodley? They're the same size, same school, the same position and they they both seem to have a knack for making big plays around the quarterback.
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