Does a good job of staying low and gaining leverage
Quick, strong hands
Balanced and shows great flexibility
Runs the arc
Textbook pass-rush technique
Deadly spin move
Nice speed rush
Anticipates snap count well
Has a repertoire of moves
Reads development of play and reacts
Comfortable in space
Closes quickly from backside
Nice change of direction
Average size and bulk
Needs to get stronger
Gets washed against the run
Inconsistent when setting the edge
Sometimes weak at point of attack
Not very powerful
Legitimate durability concerns
Might have character concerns (suspended for two games in 2007 for violation of team rules)
Summary: Hardy is projects as a right defensive end in a 4-3 scheme with the potential to play outside linebacker in the 3-4, but I think he is most comfortable with his hand in the ground. Hardy projects as one of the best pass rushers in the country for the 2010 NFL Draft, but he needs to stay healthy next season.
Player Comparison: Adewale Ogunleye. Ogunleye is a great pass rusher off the edge, but is inconsistent against the run.
am i the only to think Walt's got his J. Williams' confused? Joe Williams, highly talented explosive speedster from Utah retired at the beginning of the season and came back a few games in to have a stellar season. Dont see him anywhere on this list, but would think him worthy of top 10 at least by comparison.
Why is it that you hate the Chargers? Every year you make @#$@ picks for them, it just bad all the way around starting with Hooker at 7. Tom Telesco doesn't draft players who have been at the position only a year, and recently has been straying away from injury prone players as well. I would re-access your thought process on the Chargers.