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Scouting Report: Rahim Moore

Written by Chad Davis on February 24, 2011

Rahim Moore

 

Position: FS School: UCLA Height: 5’11 3/4" Weight: 202 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.62 All-Star Game: None Team Captain: 2010 Draft Projection: 2nd Round

 

Summary

Rahim Moore used a breakout 2009 season to vault his way onto NFL Draft boards. A free safety with good size, Moore has ball skills that are unmatched in this class of safeties. His ball skills combined with great hands and great speed easily put Moore at the top of this class. A junior season which saw his interception total drop from 10 to just 1 has many scouts questioning whether Moore is a one-year wonder. While that remains to be seen, the skill set he possesses should quite easily land Moore in the 2nd round as the first safety taken.

 

Ball Skills

Moore’s ball skills are truly top notch. He has great hands (he played wide (read more…)

Scouting Report: AJ Green

Written by Ryan Lownes on February 18, 2011

AJ Green

 

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

 

Summary

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 (read more…)

Why Has Everyone Forgotten Greg Little?

Written by Eric Samulski on February 17, 2011

He stands 6’3″ and weighs in at 220 pounds, but he has become largely invisible.

 

With all the chatter prior to this year’s NFL draft centering around the renewed dedication of Marvin Austin and the tremendous pass-rushing potential of Robert Quinn, there has been nothing more than a whisper in regards to their former teammate, Greg Little.

 

Before the black cloud of NCAA sanctions, suspensions and dismissals fell over the North Carolina football team, Greg Little was regarded as an influential piece of their championship hopeful team.

 

Although they had made their name on the defensive end, Little had been a force at wide receiver. He displayed soft hands, punishing blocking ability and unparalleled run after the catch skills on his way to 727 yards and five TDs in his junior campaign.

 

When the ruling came down in October that Little, along with teammates (read more…)

Two Brothers Bound For Greatness

Written by Matt Deem on February 17, 2011

Brothers in pro sports are not incredibly rare, but twin brothers in pro sports are. Mike and Maurkice Pouncey fit into that rare category. Born on July 24th, 1989 in Ardmore, Oklahoma these two brothers have made a name for themselves in just 22 short years.

 

Mike and Maurkice played high school football in the state of Florida for Lakeland High, anchoring the line that led to three straight Florida Class 5A titles and two straight USA Today National Championships. After graduation, they took their talents to the University of Florida.

 

Both earned playing time as true freshman. Maurkice started 11 games at right guard earning freshman first team All-American and was on the All-SEC freshman team. Mike started out playing on the offensive line but was moved to the defensive line where he started 4 games, finishing with 8 tackles and 1 interception, the interception (read more…)

Scouting Report: Stephen Paea

Written by Chad Davis on February 17, 2011

Stephen Paea

 

Position: DT School: Oregon State Height: 6’1 1/8" Weight: 303 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: – All-Star Game: Senior Bowl (DNP – injury) Team Captain: 2009 & 2010 Draft Projection: Late 1st – Early 2nd Round

 

Summary

Many people have started to slide Stephen Paea down draft boards due to an injury during Senior Bowl practice on the back of what people believe was a so-so senior season at Oregon State. I think this is a mistake. Paea faced constant double-teams in his senior season and still managed to win the Pac-10 defensive player of the year award and, perhaps even more impressively, the Morris trophy, an award given to the best defensive lineman in the Pac-10 as voted on by the conferences offensive lineman. Furthermore, Paea is relatively new to football having not played until his senior year in high school. His game (read more…)

Scouting Report: Adrian Clayborn

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on February 7, 2011

Adrian Clayborn

 

Position: DE School: Iowa Height: 6’2 5/8" Weight: 281 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.83 All-Star Game: none (SB invite) Team Captain: 2009 & 2010 Draft Projection: Late 1st – Early 2nd Round

 

Summary

Clayborn is a versatile player who could play defensive end in either a 3-4 or 4-3 defense, or defensive tackle in the 4-3, but is most suited for the 3-4. He dropped off during his senior year after a phenomenal junior year, so there is some concern as to what he can do once he gets into the NFL. He will be primarily a pass-rush threat in the NFL, but has the frame and strength to become a quality run stopper on the defensive front. If he can continue to improve on his strength and play with more technique and better fundamentals, he could become one of the better defensive (read more…)

Texas Vs. The Nation Roster 2011 – The Nation

Written by Will Spencer on February 6, 2011

Quarterbacks Nathan Enderle – Idaho Jeff Van Camp – Florida Atlantic TJ Yates – North Carolina

 

Running Backs Damien Berry – Miami Shaun Draughn – North Carolina Keith Payne – Virginia Ryan Taylor – North Carolina Richard Murphy – LSU

 

Wide Receivers Kris Durham – Georgia Andre Holmes – Hillsdale Joe Morgan – Walsh Owen Spencer – North Carolina State Jamar Newsome – Central Florida Jerrell Johnson-Koulianos – Iowa Jock Sanders – West Virginia

 

Tight Ends Andre Smith – Virginia Tech Daniel Hardy – Idaho Schuylar Oordt – Northern Iowa

 

Offensive Line Willie Smith – East Carolina DJ Young – Michigan State Josh Davis – Georgia Jarriel King – South Carolina Daniel Kilgore – Appalachian State Curt Porter – Jacksonville State Brad Thorson – Kansas Carl Johnson – Florida Peter Hendrickson – Tulane Zane Taylor – Utah

 

Defensive Ends Clay Nurse – Illinois Craig Marshall (read more…)

Texas Vs. The Nation Roster 2011 – Texas

Written by Will Spencer on February 6, 2011

Quarterbacks Taylor Potts – Texas Tech Josh Portis – California (PA) Ryan Colburn – Fresno State

 

Running Backs Chad Spann – Northern Illinios Jay Finley – Baylor Mario Fannin – Auburn Robert Hughes – Notre Dame Bubba Bartlett – Carroll MT

 

Wide Receivers Kris Adams – UTEP Stephen Burton – West Texas A&M Denarius Moore – Tennessee Marcus Harris – Murray State Chris Matthews – Kentucky

 

Tight Ends Cameron Graham – Louisville Robert Housler – Florida Atlantic Stephen Skelton – Fordham

 

Offensive Line Isaiah Thompson – Houston Mike Person – Montana State Derek Newton – Arkansas State Chris Stewart – Notre Dame Trevis Turner – Abilene Christian Kevin Hughes – NE Louisiana Tim Barnes – Missouri Ray Dominguez – Arkansas Matt Allen – Texas A&M Byron Bell – New Mexico

 

Defensive Ends Ugo Chinasa – Oklahoma State Wayne Daniels – TCU Eddie Jones – Texas (read more…)

Scouting Report: Mason Foster

Written by Chad Davis on February 5, 2011

Mason Foster

 

Position: OLB School: Washington Height: 6’1 1/4" Weight: 245 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.75 All-Star Game: Senior Bowl Team Captain: 2010 Draft Projection: Late 1st – Early 2nd Round

 

Summary

Foster is a player that might not have been on the radar of many before the 2010 season, but after a great senior campaign and solid Senior Bowl performance, he is rapidly climbing up many draft boards. The versatile linebacker played and excelled at all three 4-3 linebacker positions in his career at Washington, but is best suited to be the weakside backer in a 4-3 scheme in the NFL. His natural instincts and tackling ability set him aside from others, and cover up for his relatively average physical attributes. I project him as a solid second round draft pick.

 

Run Stopping

Foster is the type of player that you will (read more…)

Is It Time To Stop Apologizing For Jake Locker?

Written by Eric Samulski on February 4, 2011

He has nobody to throw to.

 

He has no time to scan the field.

 

He’s still has so much room to improve.

 

There are hundreds of similar excuses for why Washington QB Jake Locker has so far been unable to capitalize on his incredible promise.

 

Over the last season draft analysts, announcers and college football fans across the nation have raked their brains trying to find ways to continuously defend the strong-armed signal caller who was once regarded as the number one prospect in the nation.

 

Amidst all the clamor to stick up for the senior, there is one lines of thinking that hasn’t gotten enough attention: maybe he just isn’t as good as everybody thought.

 

Sure, Jake Locker has tremendous tools. He has a strong arm, an NFL body, unquestioned leadership skills and tremendous mobility. But the NFL has proved year after year (read more…)

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