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Player Profile: Pat Devlin

Written by Will Spencer on September 9, 2010

Player Profile: Pat Devlin

Pat Devlin

Position: QB School: Delaware Height: 6’4" Weight: 220 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.90 All-Star Game: — Team Captain: 2010 Overall Grade: -.– Draft Projection: —

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 – Speed 8 – Quickness/Agility 10 – Strength/Explosion 10 – Athletic Ability 8 – Durability 8 – Character 6 – Production/Experience 6 – Toughness 8 – Potential 10 –

Quarterback Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Decision Making 10 – Arm Strength 7 – Accuracy 10 – Mechanics/Footwork 7 – Mobility 6 – Release Quickness 8 –

Explanation of Player Grading System

The Breakdown

Devlin was one of the top ranked quarterbacks coming out of high school and landed at Penn State. For various reasons, Devlin never really got a shot to be “the” guy at Penn State and decided to transfer (read more…)


Player Profile: DeMarco Murray

Written by Will Spencer on September 9, 2010

Player Profile: DeMarco Murray

DeMarco Murray

Position: RB School: Oklahoma Height: 6’1" Weight: 207 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.50 All-Star Game: — Team Captain: — Overall Grade: -.– Draft Projection: —

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 – Speed 8 – Quickness/Agility 10 – Strength/Explosion 10 – Athletic Ability 8 – Durability 8 – Character 6 – Production/Experience 6 – Toughness 8 – Potential 10 –

Running Back Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Between the tackles 8 – Outside the tackles 8 – Receiving 6 – Ball carrying 8 – Vision 10 – Elusiveness 8 – Pass Blocking 8 – Leg Drive 8 – Break Tackle 8 –

Explanation of Player Grading System

The Breakdown

Murray is a very talented running back that excels in the passing game. The problem is, the kid hasn’t been able to stay (read more…)


Quarterback of the Week: Kellen Moore

Written by Will Spencer on September 8, 2010

Quarterback of the Week: Kellen Moore

Kellen Moore

Position: QB School: Boise State Height: 6’0" Weight: 187 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: -.–

Junior quarterback Kellen Moore of Boise State has been named the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week. Moore completed 23 of 38 passes for 215 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Moore led the Broncos to victory with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Austin Pettis with 1:09 to play against #10 Virginia Tech.

Other quarterbacks receiving votes this week were; Dominique Davis (East Carolina), Andrew Luck (Stanford), Cam Newton (Auburn), Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State), Denard Robinson (Michigan) and T.J. Yates (North Carolina). During the first eight weeks of the season, a subset of The O’Brien National Selection Committee will name The O’Brien Quarterback of the Week, given to a player who exemplifies the award’s standards. All 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) quarterbacks are candidates for the award until (read more…)


Defensive Player of the Week: Kenny Tate

Written by Will Spencer on September 7, 2010

Defensive Player of the Week: Kenny Tate

Kenny Tate

Position: FS School: Maryland Height: 6’4" Weight: 220 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: -.–

Junior safety Kenny Tate has received the Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player of the Week award. Tate recorded a career high 12 tackles in the match up with Navy this week, including a game winning tackle at the goal line with 34 seconds left in the game. Tate also forced two fumbles, including one when Navy was threatening to score inside the Maryland 5 yard line. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be presented to the best defensive player in college football on Dec. 6. Last year, Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh was the recipient of the end of season award.


Player Profile: Greg Jones

Written by Will Spencer on September 4, 2010

Player Profile: Greg Jones

Greg Jones

Position: ILB School: Michigan State Height: 6’1" Weight: 240 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.65 All-Star Game: — Team Captain: 2009 Overall Grade: -.– Draft Projection: —

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 – Speed 8 – Quickness/Agility 10 – Strength/Explosion 10 – Athletic Ability 8 – Durability 8 – Character 6 – Production/Experience 6 – Toughness 8 – Potential 10 –

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 – Coverage 8 – Pass Rushing 8 – Tackling 8 – Instincts 8 – Hips/Lateral Movement 8 –

Explanation of Player Grading System

The Breakdown

Jones is one of the most consistent and aggressive linebackers in the country. Going into his fourth year as a starter, Jones sets out to prove that he’s the best inside linebacker in all of college football. (read more…)


Player Profile: Mike Pouncey

Written by Will Spencer on September 4, 2010

Player Profile: Mike Pouncey

Mike Pouncey

Position: C School: Florida Height: 6’4" Weight: 310 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 5.25 All-Star Game: — Team Captain: — Overall Grade: -.– Draft Projection: —

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 – Speed 8 – Quickness/Agility 10 – Strength/Explosion 10 – Athletic Ability 8 – Durability 8 – Character 6 – Production/Experience 6 – Toughness 8 – Potential 10 –

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 – Run Blocking 10 – Awareness 8 – Hand Placement 6 – Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 – Footwork 8 – Leverage 8 –

Explanation of Player Grading System

The Breakdown

Pouncey is a talented and experienced offensive lineman in the toughest conference in college football. In 2010, he’ll make the switch from guard to center, filling in for his twin brother, Maurkice, who was (read more…)


Player Profile: Jerrod Johnson

Written by Will Spencer on September 3, 2010

Player Profile: Jerrod Johnson

Jerrod Johnson

Position: QB School: Texas A&M Height: 6’5" Weight: 245 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.90 All-Star Game: — Team Captain: — Overall Grade: -.– Draft Projection: —

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 – Speed 8 – Quickness/Agility 10 – Strength/Explosion 10 – Athletic Ability 8 – Durability 8 – Character 6 – Production/Experience 6 – Toughness 8 – Potential 10 –

Quarterback Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Decision Making 10 – Arm Strength 7 – Accuracy 10 – Mechanics/Footwork 7 – Mobility 6 – Release Quickness 8 –

Explanation of Player Grading System

The Breakdown

Johnson is an athletic, mobile quarterback that put up impressive numbers in 2009. However, he has a lot of work to do on his game. Footwork and mechanics are questionable at best and he’s very quick to (read more…)


Player Profile: Von Miller

Written by Will Spencer on September 3, 2010

Player Profile: Von Miller

Von Miller

Position: OLB School: Texas A&M Height: 6’3" Weight: 243 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.60 All-Star Game: — Team Captain: — Overall Grade: -.– Draft Projection: —

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 – Speed 8 – Quickness/Agility 10 – Strength/Explosion 10 – Athletic Ability 8 – Durability 8 – Character 6 – Production/Experience 6 – Toughness 8 – Potential 10 –

Linebacker Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 – Coverage 8 – Pass Rushing 8 – Tackling 8 – Instincts 8 – Hips/Lateral Movement 8 –

Explanation of Player Grading System

The Breakdown

If you’re a fan of an NFL team that runs a 3-4 defense, Von Miller is a player you want to keep your eye on this season. Miller is your prototypical 3-4 outside linebacker. Quick off the (read more…)


Video Breakdown: Greg Romeus

Written by Will Spencer on September 2, 2010

Video Breakdown: Greg Romeus

Greg Romeus is one of the most intriguing prospects coming into the 2010 college football season. Possessing a great combination of power and speed, Romeus is set to have a dominate season for the Panthers. He only played one year of high school football, so he’s a little more raw than some other defensive end prospects. However, he’s going into his third year as a starter and he’s shown dramatic improvement every season. With the college football season about to kick off, let’s take a look at some 2009 tape of Romeus in action and break down his game.

 

Romeus vs. West Virginia

The game against West Virginia is a good example of exactly what Romeus can do. He shows up as a pass rusher and against the run. What I like the most about Romeus is how he uses his long arms, especially when setting the edge (read more…)


Player Profile: Greg Romeus

Written by Will Spencer on September 2, 2010

Player Profile: Greg Romeus

Greg Romeus

Position: DE School: Pittsburgh Height: 6’6" Weight: 270 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.85 All-Star Game: — Team Captain: — Overall Grade: -.– Draft Projection: —

Non-position specific categories

Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 – Speed 8 – Quickness/Agility 10 – Strength/Explosion 10 – Athletic Ability 8 – Durability 8 – Character 6 – Production/Experience 6 – Toughness 8 – Potential 10 –

Defensive Line Specific Categories

Category Max. Value Grade Run Stopping 8 – Pass Rushing 8 – Awareness 8 – Hand Placement 8 –

Explanation of Player Grading System

The Breakdown

Romeus is a tremendous defensive end prospect. Possessing ideal size, strength and speed, he’s a true force off the edge. He has a combination of pass rush moves and can use power or finesse to get to the quarterback. Romeus has improved every (read more…)


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