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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
I like your write up on Trubisky. I also like the gutsy move of Mahomes at #2 especially with Garrett on the board. However, there are glaring mistakes elsewhere. No way, the Saints draft a RB in 1st round after paying Peterson to be the primary back up to Ingram. Plus, they desperately need talent on the defensive side of the ball. Also, the Browns 2nd pick wouldn't be a rush OLB when they are converting to a base 4-3 and have Jamie Collins at the Sam.
Come on Walt. You have the Vikings drafting for need. They did a fairly good job if FA filling needs. I could see the RB in the second because thats value. The only needs they have are at dt and safety. I hope they pick highest rated player.