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Posted Sept. 6, 2010
Oregon State vs. TCU
61 Marcus Cannon
3 Tejay Johnson
85 Jeremy Kerley
1 Jacquizz Rodgers
54 Stephen Paea
60 Alex Linnenkohl
8 James Rodgers
1st - 12:00 - Outstanding route running, really sells the out route to go up
the seam of the zone for the TD reception
1st - 9:36 - Great job using hands, staying low and generating power from
lower body ... Disengages to make tackle
1st - 7:28 - Lacks quickness and athleticism to beat LG from 3-tech position
on swim move ... didn't see much pass rushing talent from Paea here w/ opportunity
1st - 0:15 - 1-tech, dips shoulder and generates leverage to get under LG ...
QB holds ball for too long and Paea gets sack ... LG could have
been flagged for holding here ... great motor here and Paea shows some toughness
2nd - 5:52 - Outstanding strength inside ... gives a punch to LG and
generates some space ... nearly gets sack but lacks closing speed/athleticism ... terrific motor on Paea but we see his limitations here ...
3rd - 9:46 - Completely unblocked ... makes tackle but didn't have to beat anybody due to missed assignment
Not much impact from Paea in 3rd QTR - not a lack of motor just didn't have opportunities
4th - 8:27 - 5-technique position ... disengages, but RT stays with block to
force Paea up field and past ballcarrier ... Paea seemed to lack some agility here
4th - 7:53 - Completely overwhelmed by Cannon's size here and engulfed
4th - 6:23 - Lacks athleticism to beat RB to gap
4th - 4:06 - Lacks balance and coordination ... gets pushed to ground
4th - 3:36 - Engulfed at POA by double team (clearly can't play nose tackle in
NFL at current playing weight, whatever it is)
2nd 0:56 - Uses angle, mass, strength and takes DT Paea out of play to create
running space for TD
4th - 7:53 - Generates leverage, bends at knees, completely takes DT Paea out of play for 1st down run on 3rd & 7 ... created massive running lane
No way the Raiders draft two white players in the first three rounds. They use only Derek Carr out of 22 starters and began the year with a league-low 4 out of 53 white players on their roster. This is a long-term trend in Oakland, definitely along the lines of an anti-New England philosophy.
NFL combine will change things quite a bit. USED DRAFT-TEK rankings. Been trying to catch as many college games as possible ( they should update their rankings, IE Kaaya is ranked # 2 on the list , Trubisky is ranked out of the top 50 )
Will see teams reach at OT & QB.