NFL Draft: Scout's Notebook

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Posted July 18, 2010

Penn State vs. LSU

Penn State
61 Stefen Wisniewski
81 Jack Crwaford
22 Evan Royster

78 Joe Barksdale
80 Terrance Toliver
11 Kelvin Sheppard
7 Patrick Peterson
15 Brandon Taylor
4 Jai Eugene

Field: Rain, sloppy surface, muddy, bad field

Steven Wisniewski 14:06 1st - Good leverage, strong, very tough, physical, tenacious

Kelvin Sheppard 14:06 1st - Takes poor angle

Patrick Peterson 12:51 - Big hit, very physical to break up play

5:55 1st - Solid open field tackle...comfortable in space '

2:00 1st - Bites on double move (stutter step) and gives up TD

Joseph Barksdale 4:30 1st - Technically sound, light on his feet, nice hold vs. Crawford

3:55 1st - Short, athletic steps ... smooth, light on feet ... wider base, use hands better knocked off balance a bit

3:23 1st - Tampa-2 zone coverage, Peterson has inside leverage ... solid awareness, good technique, but he might have been able to get PBU here

:07 1st - Bad second step and doesn't seal off DE ... poor play

5:18 2nd - Great kick step, LOVE his footwork ... smooth athlete and picks up stunt

Brandon Taylor 3:15 1st - Very good job in run support ... good angle to ballcarrier and gets involved

Terrance Toliver 15:00 2nd - Good route on slant - really sells it and doesn't tip off ... shows a little fearlessness over the middle ... good ball security

3:52 2nd - Dropped football - INT was his fault, not QB's

Evan Royster 3:48 2nd - Unimpressive speed and quickness with great OL blocking for him here ... very soft run and goes down by himself ... should be more agressive. Big gain but unimpressive improvisation by Royster

1:53 2nd - Goes down easy ... lacks a lot of power and toughness

Jack Crawford lacks power in his base and gets blocked by Barksdale

Missing Include

2018 NFL Mock Draft - March 18

2019 NFL Mock Draft - March 9

NFL Picks - Feb. 4

2020 NFL Mock Draft - Jan. 22

NFL Power Rankings - Jan. 15

Fantasy Football Rankings - Sept. 6

2018 NBA Mock Draft - Aug. 23



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