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Player Profile: Quan Sturdivant

Written by Will Spencer on August 1, 2010

Player Profile: Quan Sturdivant

Quan Sturdivant

 

Position: ILB School: North Carolina Height: 6’2" Weight: 230 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.70 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

Sturdivant is one of several talented defenders for North Carolina this season. However, he may be the most aggressive of the bunch. Quan relies on his instincts more than his linebacker corps team mate, Bruce Carter, but (read more…)


Player Profile: Bruce Carter

Written by Will Spencer on August 1, 2010

Player Profile: Bruce Carter

Bruce Carter

 

Position: OLB School: North Carolina Height: 6’3" Weight: 235 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

Carter is a linebacker that does everything very well, but nothing great. If he plays to his full potential, he could be the first linebacker taken in the 2011 NFL Draft. Carter needs to find a way (read more…)


Player Profile: Marvin Austin

Written by Will Spencer on August 1, 2010

Player Profile: Marvin Austin

Marvin Austin

 

Position: DT School: North Carolina Height: 6’3" Weight: 310 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 5.00 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

Austin is exactly what you look for in a one-gap defensive tackle. Quick first step and great pursuit, it’s not a shock to see Austin chasing down stretch plays and screen passes. The big knock on Austin is that his motor runs (read more…)


Player Profile: Adrian Clayborn

Written by Will Spencer on August 1, 2010

Player Profile: Adrian Clayborn

Adrian Clayborn

 

Position: DE School: Iowa Height: 6’4" Weight: 285 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.75 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 –

 

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

Clayborn is set to have a tremendous senior season. Excellent against both the run and the pass, Clayborn has it all. He isn’t a speed rusher but knows how to use his hands and has a pretty wide array of pass rush moves. (read more…)


AFC South Draft Grades

Written by Will Spencer on July 29, 2010

AFC South Draft Grades

Moving right along in our “better late than never” draft grades series, let’s take a look at the AFC South.

Houston Texans: B-

The Texans are desperately trying to get out from under the shadow of the Indianapolis Colts and this year’s draft just may have helped their cause. Coming into the draft, they had two very obvious needs at the running back spot and in the secondary and both needs were quickly addressed. In the first round, Houston took Alabama CB Kareem Jackson, who was one of my favorite players in the draft. Jackson was a guy that was under the radar a bit due to his lack of interception numbers at Alabama. However, if you put on the tape, it was clear that Jackson didn’t get the picks because teams just didn’t throw to his side of the field. The bottom line is, Jackson comes (read more…)


Player Profile: DeAndre McDaniel

Written by Will Spencer on July 29, 2010

Player Profile: DeAndre McDaniel

DeAndre McDaniel

 

Position: SS School: Clemson Height: 6’1" Weight: 210 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 –

 

Defensive Back Specific Categories

 

Category Max. Value Grade Ball Skills 10 – Man Coverage 10 – Zone Coverage 10 – Tackling 6 – Run Stopping 6 – Hips/Lateral Movement 8 – Physicality 6 –

 

Explanation of Player Grading System

 

The Breakdown

McDaniel is a hard hitting safety that loves to play in the box. He’s at his best against the run and isn’t afraid of contact, even against bigger backs. Athletic and relatively (read more…)


Player Profile: Jarvis Jenkins

Written by Will Spencer on July 29, 2010

Player Profile: Jarvis Jenkins

Jarvis Jenkins

 

Position: DT School: Clemson Height: 6’4" Weight: 310 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 5.05 All-Star Game: — Team Captain: No 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

Jenkins is a bull of a defensive tackle. He has the size you look for in a gap control defensive lineman and is more effective against the rush than the pass. Jenkins could potentially transition to a 5-technique defensive end in the NFL.

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Player Profile: Jake Locker

Written by Will Spencer on July 28, 2010

Player Profile: Jake Locker

Jake Locker

 

Position: QB School: Washington Height: 6’3" Weight: 226 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.50 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 –

 

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

Locker very easily could have been the #1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, had he decided to declare early. However, he decided to stay in school and further develop his game as a quarterback. Locker has (read more…)


Janoris Jenkins (2009)

Written by Aaron Aloysius on July 20, 2010

Janoris Jenkins (2009)

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Tale of the Tape: Castonzo vs. USC

Written by Aaron Aloysius on July 17, 2010

Tale of the Tape: Castonzo vs. USC

Recently, I took some time out of my not too busy schedule to re-watch the Emerald Bowl, which pitted Boston College against the program formerly known as Pete Carroll’s USC Almost immediately, my attention was drawn to the trenches. And after hitting the zoom button on my remote a couple times, I was able to get a good look at one of the top 2011 draft prospects, BC left tackle Anthony Castonzo.

Anthony Castonzo’s a 6’7″, 297 pound offensive lineman who possesses excellent length and impressive smarts. According to TFY Draft, Castonzo scored well on the pre-season Wonderlic test, and there’s been some talk that he could be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, a la Myron Rolle. What Castonzo lacks is great bulk. On tape, the BC tackle almost looks like a tall tight end, and his svelte build affects his game. At times, Castonzo struggles to maintain his base, (read more…)


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