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Posted Sept. 11, 2010
Temple vs. Central Michigan
43 DE/OLB Adrian Robinson
5 S Jaiquawn Jarrett
9 DT Muhammed Wilkerson
71 T Darius Morris
43 LB Nick Bellore
46 LB Matt Berning
1st - 13:52 - (OLB in 3-4 defense here) Athletic in coverage ... comfortable in space ... makes tackle
1st - 13:10 - (OLB) Smooth athlete ...
1st - 12:43 - Gets manhandled by TE ... wished to see more physicality here from Robinson
1st - 8:07 - Really struggles to get off block ... can't stack and shed ... soft at POA ... needs to get stronger
1st - 7:00 - Very comfortable and smooth in coverage ... nice technique
1st - 6:00 - Gets pushed back again in run game ... can't set edge
1st - 5:08 - Gets mauled at POA ... good effort, gets away from block and makes tackle ... simply can't play the run
(Robinson not on field in late 1st QTR ... maybe coaches sick of his effort?)
3rd - 9:07 - Gets mauled in running game again by 242 lb. TE
3rd - 2:12 - Poor instincts ... should have recognized WR screen as soon as RB rushes up to block, QB sets up facing left sideline, and slot WR goes to block ... recognizes way too late ... then he gets himself blocked by trying to run around #11 as opposed to
taking angle head on
4th - 13:21 - Gets destroyed in run game again ... offensive coordinators should now
be targeting Robinson in run game.
Summary: Terrific in coverage, covers a lot of ground ... solid athlete ... made no meaningful plays in this game and a huge disappointment. Horrible in run support ... had limited opportunities to rush QB but didn't make impact in those chances.
1st - 12:01 - Excellent timing on blitz ... looks to have average speed ... runs
through RB block forces QB out of pocket
1st - 8:07 - Outstanding job in run support ... nice vision and terrific angle to football ... displays patience and doesn't get out of control ... delivers big hit
that knocks back RB ... had great instincts here and recognized toss immediately
1st - 5:18 - Good instincts and doesn't hesitate when RB takes cutback lane ... makes tackle
1st - 7:00 - Nice awareness in zone
1st - 2:05 - Too high in backpedal
1st - 5:58 - SS Blitz, stays low and brings physicality knocking back LG ... I like
to see this competitive streak
2nd - :59 - Recovers fumble, but shows average speed with ball in hands
3rd - 8:24 - Shows below average speed and athleticism in deep half chsing down WR
3rd - 7:52 - Takes on block with authority ... love his physicality and mean streak
4th - 13:52 - Reverse ... good instincts, recognizes reverse and supports ... gets held by WR and unable to make tackle ... I don't blame Jarrett here. He was in position and would have made tackle if not held
Summary: Average athlete, but a very good football player with solid instincts, competitive, physical ... will play SS in NFL ... needs to work on staying low in backpedal to maximize range and explosiveness out of break.
1st - 11:28 - Shows solid athleticism here ... nice tackle and good instincts
1st - 10:42 - Shows ability to flip hips and redirect ... solid agility and adjusts to
keep DE in front
1st - 10:16 - Very comfortable in space on pulling lead block
1st - 8:58 - Stays low and good knee bender ... solid footwork but could be a little more smooth here ... patient and sits in stance
1st - 4:13 - Technique got sloppy here ... long steps, crossed over feet
1st - 3:36 - Nice job in pass protection ... Stays low, natural knee bender ... good hand use and locks on ... solid footwork ... has a wide base
2nd - 14:55 - Excellent awareness, instincts, intelligence here ... initially blocks DT, waits for SAM to come up then takes him out of play as well ... good athleticism and shows quickness ... finishes blocks and flashes some mean streak
2nd - 9:23 - Quick in getting to second level, but looks stiff
2nd - 5:22 - Shwos some competitiveness and phsycality on combo block ... packs a nice hand punch
2nd - 4:42 - Gets help on double team, but exhibits good hand use and wins leverage battle, but gets too high in block ... good job of finishing block and sealing angle
2nd - 3:23 - Terrific instincts and adjusts to speed rush ... good kick step and nice agility ... nice strength in absorbing rush
2nd - 2:12 - Good job locking on immediately, but didn't slide feet with DE and he gets by ... could have been lower in technique got a little high
3rd - 6:51 - Locks on, battle over ... finishes block, shows strength ... keeps pumping feet in block, completely takes DE out of play
3rd - 4:43 - Pancake block
Summary: Great game for Morris ... well-rounded tackle prospect who obviously can also play some guard at the next level. Solid athleticism (not great here though), mean streak, physical strong ... would like to see tape vs. better competition. Nice game overall and VERY consistent. Intelligent and aware.
1st - 10:16 - Lacks athleticism and speed to make play in backfield
1st - 4:13 - Nice change of direction and agility ... eliminated space and made nice chase tackle ... impressive play here
I'm sure it's because your "NFL Matches" section is just the usual copy/pasta from other scouting report articles, but I literally spit out my drink reading you suggest Mixon as a fit for the Ravens. Zero chance that happens lol.