Aaron Aloysius

Aaron began closely following the draft in 2005. Since then, he’s overcome an Al Davis-like obsession with workout numbers, instead focusing on the qualities and traits visible on prospects’ tape.

Vincent Brown vs. Utah (2010) vs . Utah (2010)

February 1, 2011

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Tale of the Tape: Titus Young

January 31, 2011

Tale of the Tape: Titus Young

Last week, the draft community was agog over Boise receiver Titus Young. The 5’11 1/4″, 174-pound wideout showed off his special explosiveness, gaining separation against many of the cornerbacks assembled in Mobile.


Young’s standout play at the Senior Bowl practices has him moving up draft boards: there’s now talk that he’s established himself as the top-rated senior receiver on team’s boards.


However, Young’s Senior Bowl week wasn’t perfect. Whether dropping a couple passes in practice or failing to bring in an inaccurate Jake Locker throw in the game, Young displayed less than exceptional hands. His college tape indicates that his hands aren’t an extremely disconcerting problem, but they may be enough of an issue to keep him out of the first round.


Both Young’s explosiveness and somewhat inconsistent hands were on display in the game against Nevada. He ran the top off of the Wolfpack defense, juked (read more…)

Shrine Game – Risers and Sliders

January 24, 2011



Marvin Austin DT North Carolina


Like Greg Hardy last year, Austin’s a high-touted prospect who appeared to be a strong candidate to receive a Senior Bowl invite. However, the UNC defensive tackle ended up being passed over by the folks in Mobile, possibly because his college coaching staff didn’t give him a strong recommendation.


Austin, who was suspended by the coaching staff before the NCAA declare him ineligible, has a reputation for being inconsistent on the field and not a hard worker off of it. The Shrine Game was a big test for him; fortunately, he managed to impress scouts, showing up in shape and dominating during practice. While Austin still needs to improve his technique, he beat interior lineman with both speed and strength, displaying an impressive skill set that will appeal to many NFL teams.


David Carter DT UCLA


Carter’s another (read more…)

Shrine Game 2011 Risers Video

January 23, 2011

Shrine Game 2011 Risers Video

Which players helped themselves the most during the East-West Shrine Game? The list includes many names. Instead of reading another Shrine Game article, we’re giving you the Shrine Game Risers…..is video form. See highlights of the players that helped their stock the most during Shrine Game week!




Scouting the Scouts

January 18, 2011

Arizona Cardinals

Here’s a list of some of the prospects teams showed interest in on Tuesday:

Arizona Cardinals Atlanta Falcons David Carter

Jordan Cameron

Ryan Whalen

Jordan Cameron Cleveland Browns Dallas Cowboys Bruce Miller

Caleb Schlauderaff

Eric Gordon

Jeffrey Maehl Houston Texans Kansas City Chiefs Cheta Ozougwu

Mike Smith

Bryant Browning

Eric Gordon

Scott Tolzien New England Patriots New Orleans Saints Cheta Ozougwu Terrell McClain New York Giants Philadelphia Eagles Eric Gordon Evan Royster San Diego Chargers Seattle Seahawks Alex Linnenkehl

Gregory Lloyd II

Randall Hunt St. Louis Rams Tennessee Titans Marvin Austin

Terrell McClain

Chris Carter

David Arkin


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Shrine Game, Day Two Notes

January 18, 2011

After watching a ballroom dance on Monday, scouts finally got to see players practice outside in what were close to ideal conditions. And some prospects played at close to an ideal level, especially two lesser known defensive tackles.


In the morning, USF product Terrell McClain dominated against the East squad offensive linemen. He displayed very good quickness in one on one drills, and he was similarly disruptive in 11 on 11s. While not as physically gifted as fellow East squader Marvin Austin, McClain stood out more often during practice


However, McClain’s play was outmatched later in the day by UCLA defensive tackle David Carter. In 1 on 1s, Carter was simply unblockable, surging past a series of offensive guards. At 6’4 1/2″, 297 lbs., Carter possesses excellent length and a quick first step: those qualities could make him a nice fit either as a 3-4 end or a (read more…)

Shrine Game, Day One Notes

January 17, 2011


Unfortunately, a thunderstorm forced the first day of Shrine Game practices inside, and players didn’t don pads for what was a very bizarre practice in the Rosen Plaza Hotel’s ballroom. Instead of bracing to be hit by linebackers, wide receivers did their best to avoid crashing head-first into walls, and errant sideline throws made some of the assembled scouts feel like they were playing a game of dodgeball with the Shrine Game QBs.


As a result, the practice didn’t provide a great deal of useful scouting info, but there were some noteworthy strong showings and, alternatively, less than sterling starts for the game’s participants.


Coming off a year-long suspension, North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin did well for himself by showing up at a solid 312 lbs. He didn’t look slow or out of shape in practice, where the big man made a sizable impact. In 11 (read more…)

Shrine Game 2011 Roster: West team

January 17, 2011

Listed below is the current roster for the WEST squad in the 2011 East-West Shrine Game. Roster is current as of January 16th. Updates to this page will be made as changes to the roster happen throughout the week. Check back often!


14 Cortez Allen CB Citadel 95 Dan Bailey PK Oklahoma State 88 Brandon Bair DT Oregon 77 Joseph Barksdale OT LSU 42 Nicholas Bellore ILB Central Michigan 80 Armon Binns WR Cincinnati 84 Jordan Cameron TE USC 43 Chris Carter OLB Fresno State 85 David Carter DT UCLA 47 Patrick DiMarco FB South Carolina 44 Ricky Elmore DE Arizona 10 Nathan Enderle QB Idaho 78 Adam Grant OT Arizona 25 Alex Green RB Hawaii 86 Virgil Green II TE Nevada 38 Trevor Hankins P Arizona State 69 Andrew Jackson OG Fresno State 54 Ben Jacobs ILB Fresno State 22 Jeron Johnson SS Boise State 1 Jerrod Johnson (read more…)

Shrine Game 2011 Roster: East team

January 17, 2011

Listed below is the current roster for the EAST squad in the 2011 East-West Shrine Game. Roster is current as of January 16th. Updates to this page will be made as changes to the roster happen throughout the week. Check back often!


85 Kyle Adams TE Purdue 95 Pierre Allen DE Nebraska 77 David Arkin OG Missouri State 99 Marvin Austin DT North Carolina 6 Perry Baker WR Fairmont State 72 Ryan Bartholomew C Syracuse 70 JC Brignone C Mississippi State 71 Bryant Browning OG Ohio State 14 Mario Butler CB Georgia Tech 34 Wes Byrum K Auburn 12 Delone Carter RB Syracuse 28 Graig Cooper RB Miami 51 Akem Dent ILB Georgia 17 Patrick Devlin QB Delaware 4 Ricky Dobbs QB Navy 19 Ryan Donahue P Iowa 82 Charles Gantt TE Michigan State 43 Eric Gordon SS Michigan State 61 Christian Hairston OT Clemson 7 Jermale Hines SS (read more…)

Tale of the Tape: Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert

January 7, 2011

Tale of the Tape: Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert

Ever since his impressive Insight Bowl performance, Blaine Gabbert has been the talk of the draft community. And rightfully so: the 6’5″, 235-pound signal caller possesses ideal size, a rocket arm, and enough mobility to make plays outside the pocket. Now that Andrew Luck’s opted to stay in school, the Missouri QB has a shot at being the first quarterback to come off the board this April.


Coming out of a spread offense, Gabbert lacks experience taking snaps from under center, and his pocket presence can be shaky. But those exceptional physical tools stand out on tape, as they did in Mizzou’s season opener against Illinois.




NFL teams will have to determine during the interview process whether Gabbert has the smarts and work effort necessary to become a quality NFL quarterback. However, there’s little doubt that he possesses top-shelf tools and a very high ceiling.

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