Scouting Report: Jared Odrick
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Defensive Line Specific Categories
Explosive first step and good initial pop. Does a good job using his hands against blockers. Rarely is handled in a one-on-one scenario. Can shoot the gap or read and react at the line. High level of awareness. High motor and good in pursuit. Persistent with a mean streak. Good, reliable tackler. Excellent size and bulk for the position. Very smart and recognizes blocking schemes. At his best when he can read/react.
Has struggled with double teams. Not an ideal pass rusher and doesn’t have a wide array of pass rush moves. Change of direction skills are limited. Not an overly quick player. Had some off-field issues.
Odrick may be one of the more NFL ready players in the draft and he’s an ideal fit as a 5 technique for a 3-4 defense. He needs to work on the finer aspects of his game but he’s not far from being a very strong defensive lineman in the right NFL scheme. He was arrested in 2008 for disorderly conduct but has no other major off-field incidents that we’re aware of. Odrick is a very intelligent player that understands complex schemes and can identify blocking schemes. He has a high motor and high work ethic and any team that runs a 3-4 defense will think long and hard about him as their first round pick. Don’t be surprised to see him go earlier than expected as he’s a very “safe” pick with high upside and high floor.
Began starting during his sophomore season (2007), but suffered season ending ankle injury. Started final two season at Penn State.
Awards and Honors
2009: 1st team All-American. Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year. Big 10 Defensive Lineman of the Year. 1st team All-Big 10.
2008: 1st team All-Big 10.
Sociology major at Penn State.
Broke 2 bones in left hand in 2007, but returned the following week. Dislocated ankle in 2007, missing rest of the season.
Charged with disorderly conduct after getting into a fight in 2008.
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