Position: DE School: Florida Height: 6’5 6/8" Weight: 277 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.71 Overall Grade: 6.61 Draft Projection: 1st/2nd round Fringe
Non-position specific categories
Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 6 Speed 8 6.5 Quickness/Agility 10 8 Strength/Explosion 10 9 Athletic Ability 8 6.5 Durability 8 8 Character 6 3 Production/Experience 6 4.5 Toughness 8 7 Potential 10 9
Defensive Line Specific Categories
Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 6 Pass Rushing 8 7.5 Awareness 8 4.5 Hand Placement 8 7
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Gets a great initial punch on the offensive lineman, using long arms (34 5/8″) to gain leverage. Quick first step and gets to the edge quickly. Has a nice bull rush and rip move that give offensive linemen fits. Lined up at both RDE and LDE at Florida, Keep Reading…
One of the underrated prospects at inside linebacker this year is Jamar Chaney of Mississippi State. Not only was Jamar the defensive MVP of the Senior Bowl, but he recorded the fastest time of all the linebackers at the Combine at 4.54, but even he thinks he can run in the 4.4s. Chaney’s athleticism flashes on film and any linebacker that can play at a high level in the SEC deserves recognition. I had the chance to talk with Jamar about where NFL teams see him fitting in at the next level and what it is that motivates him when he’s on the field. Be sure to follow Jamar on Twitter @Jamar22Chaney.
Spencer: I haven’t had a chance to talk to you since the middle of the Senior Bowl. How do you feel about your performance down in Mobile?
Chaney: Just to get to play with Keep Reading…
One of my absolute favorite draft prospects in this year’s class is Sean Weatherspoon, the linebacker from Missouri. I knew I liked “Spoon” from the games I had watched before the Senior Bowl, but it was there that I got to see first hand his abilities as a leader on and off the field. Sean isn’t afraid to speak his mind and he talked with me about how the North squad felt disrespected at the Senior Bowl, how he feels about those who chose not to compete at the Combine and what team made him stand up and sing for them in an interview! Needless to say, this was one of my favorite interviews I’ve had the pleasure of conducting. Be sure to follow Spoon on Twitter (while he still has it!) @SeanWSpoon12!
Spencer: We first met at the beginning of Senior Bowl week but haven’t been Keep Reading…
Your favorite draft sites from across the internet all came together to conduct an intersite mock draft. See who the experts from the draftnik community think your team will take in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft!
1. St. Louis Rams Sam Bradford – QB – Oklahoma
St. Louis is basically an expansion team at this point (6 wins in 3 years). The safe choice would be to select the widely regarded best player in the draft, Ndamukong Suh. The Nebraska defensive tackle would help the Rams run defense (opponents averaged 4.4 yards per carry and rushed for 2,201 yards last season) and provide a push up the middle. However, this year’s draft is exceptionally deep at defensive tackle. St. Louis will be able to find help at DT in the 2nd and 3rd round. No position can energize and turnaround a franchise faster than Keep Reading…
3-10-10 By my count, 23 NFL teams were represented at the Rutgers pro day event including; Raiders, Saints, Ravens, Colts, Browns, Jaguars, Eagles, Redskins, Chiefs, Seahawks, Bucs, Vikings, Packers, Chargers, Giants, Patriots, Jets, Bears, Dolphins, 49ers, Falcons, Texans and Bills. The Baltimore Ravens seemed to bring the biggest names as Director of College Scouting Joe Hortiz and defensive backs coach Chuck Pagano were in attendance. The Eagles also sent their defensive backs coach and former Bills head coach, Dick Jauron. OT and possible top 10 pick, Anthony Davis, decided NOT to work out today as he “wasn’t feeling well” and apparently had a hamstring issue. Scouts were not happy. CB Devin McCourty decided to stand on his Combine numbers and did not participate in any timed events. However, McCourty did participate in position drills. More on that in a minute. Damaso Munoz, the undersized strong side linebacker, may have been Keep Reading…