NFL Draft: Scout's Notebook

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Posted July 18, 2010


Gabe Carimi 68 ...
Scott Tolzien - name pronounced Scott Tol-ZEEN
Nick Toon 1

53 Ryan Van Bergen

Gabe Carimi (vs. Brandon Graham #55) 13:02 1st - Gets beat inside by 55 ... seems to lack some agility on this play

11:22 1st - Unimpressive agility, bad feet vs. 55

1:20 1st - Overextends, bends at waist ... seems to be on ground a lot

12:05 2nd - Poor chop block ... bad technique

11:25 2nd - Too high ... Natural knee bender??????????

4:05 2nd - Lacks agility and athleticism ... bends at waist too much ... better job of bending knees this time

3:52 2nd - Nice footwork and hands on this play

vs. Northwestern

10:36 1st: Solid job vs. Wootton ... good leverage and bent at knees better here ... good job anchoring ... showed some toughness and strength vs. bull rush

2:00 1st: Good job maintaining block ... physical blocker

:19 1st: Stays low ... good feet vs. DT ... nice technique but gets unbalanced at end of play and gets head over feet too much

12:13 3rd: Bad feet and needs to improve footwork ... lacks agility ... a little stiff

12:08 3rd: Got away with holding

4:17 3rd: Why is he on the ground so much? Must lack some coordination and agility...too top heavy and gets too high ...

11:26 4th: Solid straight line speed and quickness, but has no lateral agility

Nick Toon: Knows how to find soft spots in zone...plucks the football - smooth hands, tough and doesn't go down easy ...productive - doesn't drop football very often... could do a better job of selling routes...fearless over with good route instincts

QB Scott Tolzien: Love his touch, accuracy, quick release, footwork, technically sound. Below average arm strength. Game manager - quick decision maker ... pro style offense... needs to get rid of a little hitch in his motion but this is VERY fixable ...has some athleticism and makes quick decisions...very mature QB ... scans field ...intelligent...

Missing Include

Fantasy Football Rankings - May 20

2018 NBA Mock Draft - May 16

2019 NFL Mock Draft - May 15

2020 NFL Mock Draft - May 10

NFL Picks - Feb. 4

NFL Power Rankings - Jan. 15



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