So what if Zeke is a rookie? And they didn't draft him #4 overall, given that he's a prototype 3-down back, to have him in a timeshare with Morris or McFadden. Behind that line, coupled with his skills as a runner, receiver, and pass blocker, there's no way he should fall past the first round.
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Posted Sept. 5, 2010
USC vs. Hawaii
21 Allen Bradford
31 Stanely Havili
83 Ronald Johnson
61 Kris O'Dowd
91 Jurrell Casey
1st - 14:34 - Great job staying low getting leverage ... quick hands ... nice motor ... very good athleticism and agility in pursuit
1st - 8:38 - Quick hands off snap on swim move ... gets penetration ... very
quick athlete with nice agility
2nd 10:23 - Heavy hands and controls well ... gets some power at POA ... disruptive
2nd - 9:34 - Strong hands and very good quickness off snap ... stays low to generate power ... disruptive up middle forcing QB out of pocket
2nd - 4:02 - When he gets stuck, Casey does a good job of making a counter move. He understands pass rushing.
3rd - 8:55 - Displays elite flexibility and coordination on this play ... disrupts
and is able to bend waist and lower shoulder to get to QB.
3rd - 8:06 - Disruptive, great motor, gives 100 percent and forces QB out of pocket
1st - 13:08 - Nice speed after catch
1st - 12:25 - Good job bending at knees and getting in DTs pads ... understood
the angle on this stretch run
1st - 10:42 - Nice strength and toughness on this play ... tenacious block
1st - 6:04 - Good job anchoring
1st - 4:19 - Oustanding strength and strong hands on this play ... physical blocker with pancake
1st - 3:53 - Good job getting to second level , shows some athleticism but could
have done a better job sealing off angle
1st - 2:48 - Could be more low to ground ... very physical and strong, gets outstanding
push in run game.
2nd - 13:08 - Smooth athlete in getting to 2nd level
3rd - 14:55 - Good leverage, nice hand use, very strong and gets push
1st - 7:38 - Bad instincts - in position to make PBU but isn't aware and doesn't
2nd - 14:54 - Nice juke in open field to miss tackle ... doesn't show much of a burst
2nd - 13:53 - Runs with nice pad level and runs hard ... physical runner who likes
2nd - 1:45 - Nice suddenness and athleticism in running style