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Posted July 18, 2010
Arkansas vs. LSU
14:30 1st - Bends at waist too much and on ground
below average footwork - crosses over with long steps
Quick hips and feet on angle block
good leverage, natural knee bender, keeps feet moving
Footwork needs polish ... long steps still crossing over ... very good agility and smooth athlete
excellent job picking up the blitz, plays with good speed, but footwork needs to be better
Blocking on heels, not balls of feet...gets a nice hand punch + good strength
Mallett: Strong arm, poor mechanics and footwork, not mobile and a bad athlete...
Ball tends to sail - releases too early
needs to work on timing ... ball not coming out early enough
Barsdale - possibly missed assignment on blitz...bad vision/awarenes? ... has heavy hands...
Misses blocks again
natural knee bender and keeps butt low ... elite technician