NFL Draft: Scout's Notebook

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Posted July 18, 2010

Nebraska vs. Texas

21 Prince Amukamara
94 Jared Crick

Prince Amukamara

15:00 1st - Beautiful break and nice acceleration ... good toughness and physicality on tackle ... great instincts here

8:38 1st - Oustanding technique and break to make tackle ... stays under control with nice footwork ... makes tackle and limits YAC ... shows good poise again

8:13 1st - Press man ... turns head around and shows elite awareness ... nice body control and soft hands to make INT ... Big play

6:21 1st - Shows nice instincts - sniffs out screen immediately but unable to make play (not his fault - just impressive instincts)

1:33 1st - Very smooth athleticism and agility ... gets off slant route to support run ... outstanding tackle and not afraid to mix it up ... great job of limiting yardage ... nice closing speed

4:37 2nd - Bad technique in jam at LOS - lunges at WR ... very tight coverage on slant ... completion but great throw by QB ... nice effort on play

(nice feet in zone ... great mirroring skills ... natural ... very competitive ...physical, highly competitive...amazing job of limiting YAC)

Aaron Williams 14:20 1st - Solid job coming up to support run and assist tackle

14:48 2nd - off man uses outside technique ... good job of turning head and body around when WR looks for ball ... great closing speed ... LOVE his body control and athleticism ... makes big INT ... great job of using body to shield WR from ball

Curtis Brown 11:15 1st - Never turned head around, but solid coverage overall

Jared Crick

10:50 1st - Good job getting under linemen ... nice strength ... stays low and great leverage ... nice tackle

9:13 1st - Nice strength and hands ... good motor, stays with play to make coverage sack

10:59 4th - Gets mauled off the ball ... gets too high

4th 5:03 4th - Nice swim move, good motor and solid athleticism to force hurry

Needs to do a better job of batting down balls

Sam Acho

10:05 1st - Nice job keeping OT off pads with hands ... nice tackle

3:33 1st - Fails to set the edge

8:26 2nd - Great closing speed on sack ... good suddenness to athleticism ... gets by RB for sack

Chykie Brown

11:45 4th - Shows bad instincts, stops and looks back to early on fade route in EZ

Missing Include

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2020 NFL Mock Draft - May 10

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