Scouting Notes: Dominique Easley vs Miami
– Fires off the snap low, getting his hands into the pads of the guard, who uses his momentum to steer him away from the ball carrier.
– Hesitates slightly off the snap, enabling the guard to establish position and gain leverage advantage with good hand placement, neutralizing Easley on run off left tackle.
– Combines explosive get-off and quick hands to put the center on skates. Misses diving attempt at the quarterback, and is flagged for roughing the passer on his second effort.
– Beats the center off the snap, forcing him to reset his feet and anchor.
– Displays his elite first step before being halted by a double-team block.
– Blows by the inside shoulder of the left tackle to gain penetration. Powers through a hold by the left tackle and a chip by the pulling right guard to disrupt the run.
– Penetrates the backfield and blows up the halfback for a loss.
– Crosses the left guard’s face from the 1-technique to the B-gap, drawing a holding call before forcing a hurried throw.
– Draws a holding call on the left tackle after bull-rushing him into the backfield, forcing the quarterback out of the pocket.