Lownes: Accurate height/weight, bench reps, and your 40 time from the recent Combine.
Jordan: 6’4 287, 25 reps at 225, 4.71 unofficial and 4.78 official.
You’re an NFL scout with the task of breaking down Cameron Jordan, what are the pros/cons?
Other than I’m quick out of my stance, I have long (35”) arms that I create leverage with by locking out on an Offensive Lineman creating a hard point at the end of the line.
Cons- If any, it would be that I need to further refine my technique of after extension while playing the run to not be too quick to shed blocks.
Since you stepped on campus at California, in what area(s) have you experienced the greatest improvement?
At Cal I’ve learned to multi task. Before I could focus on one thing at a time; I can text, walk, Keep Reading…
Position: DE School: Clemson Height: 6’3 3/8" Weight: 280 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.75 (est) All-Star Game: n/a Team Captain: No Draft Projection: Top 15 Pick
Few college players have to deal with the kind of expectations that awaited Da’Quan Bowers upon arriving at Clemson. It took him a couple years to figure it out and really come into his own as a college player, but he burst onto the national scene in explosive fashion this past year. Rarely will you find such a physically gifted player produce the way Bowers did this past year. An incredible Junior season has the former five-star recruit thinking Top 5 in the upcoming NFL Draft. What sets him apart is his ability to rush the passer and stop the run equally well; he projects as a three-down end with excellent versatility in 4-3 schemes.
One player that is gaining momentum going into the draft process is Arizona defensive end, Brooks Reed. Ryan Lownes sits down with the pass rusher before the NFL Scouting Combine.
Lownes: What is your accurate height/weight? Reed: 6′ 1/2 260lbs
You’re an NFL scout with the task of breaking down Brooks Reed, what are the pros/cons? Pros: hard working, hard playing, instinctive, pass rusher Cons: undersized as a 4-3 DE, played limited stamd up backer is college
Since you stepped on campus at Arizona, in what area have you experienced the greatest improvement? My instinctiveness, speed, and strength.
Many are projecting you to make the switch from college Defensive End to NFL Linebacker. Why is this a good fit for you? In a 4-3 front, do you think you function well as a two-down Strong-side LB and third down edge-rusher at DE? I have prototypical size Keep Reading…
Position: WR School: Georgia Height: 6’3 5/8" Weight: 211 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.50 All-Star Game: None Team Captain: No Draft Projection: Top 5 pick
It isn’t very often that a receiver comes along that is as smooth, dynamic, and as long as A.J. Green. After coming to Georgia as a highly touted recruit, Green paired with 2009 1st Overall pick Matthew Stafford to form an electric 1-2 combination. The Bulldogs weren’t shy using him as a freshman as he was featured in the deep, vertical passing game, across the middle of the field, and working the sidelines beyond the sticks. Though he came to school a bit raw, Green has obviously worked hard to become a crisp route-runner. He’s developed moves to beat the jam and he shows the elusiveness after the catch needed to create big plays from next to Keep Reading…
Every year around February or March, a player rises from virtual anonymity and works his way into the first round mix of the NFL Draft. It becomes clear that fans at home were sleeping on an NFL caliber talent early in the process. In 2009 it was Clay Matthews that started an ascension up the boards after the season, in 2010 it was California’s Tyson Alualu. Who in the 2011 class will shock fans and draftniks by going higher than projected? I introduce to you: Arizona defensive end/linebacker Brooks Reed.
In college, Reed functioned as defensive end in a 4-3 scheme. He enjoyed success throughout his career at Arizona as a speed rusher off the right side; however, at 6’2 ½ 257, he lacks the size necessary to hold down a starting end spot at the next level. For many players, the size and speed jump in the NFL Keep Reading…