Scouting Report: Jared Odrick

Written by Will Spencer on April 21, 2010




Jared Odrick


Position: DT School: Penn State
Height: 6’5″ Weight: 304 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 5.05

Overall Grade:

6.82

Draft Projection:

1st Round



Draft Breakdown Red Star Player


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 6
Speed 8 6
Quickness/Agility 10 7
Strength/Explosion 10 9
Athletic Ability 8 6
Durability 8 6.5
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 5.5
Toughness 8 8
Potential 10 9


Defensive Line Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Run Stopping 8 7.5
Pass Rushing 8 6
Awareness 8 7
Hand Placement 8 7



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

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.

Analysis

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.

Experience

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.
2007: n/a
2006: n/a


Academics

Sociology major at Penn State.

Injuries

Broke 2 bones in left hand in 2007, but returned the following week. Dislocated ankle in 2007, missing rest of the season.

Off-field Incidents

Charged with disorderly conduct after getting into a fight in 2008.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 43 17 26 7 0 0 0
2008 41 19 22 4 0 0 0
2007 16 8 8 2 0 0 0
2006 4 3 1 1 0 0 0



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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.