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Posted Sept. 11, 2010
Auburn vs. Mississippi State
Josh Bynes - #17 - LB
Mario Fannin - #27 - RB
Lee Ziemba - #73 - LT
Mike Blanc - #93 - DT
Wes Byrum - K
Derrek Sherrod - #79 - OT
Pernell McPhee - #90 - DE
K.J. Wright - #34 - OLB
Chris White - #50 - ILB
Charles Mitchell - #4 - S
1st - 14:50 - Doesn't show impressive speed here in pursuit
1st - 13:37 - Off-set I form ... Nice instincts, great tackle on FB burst and forces 4th down ... clutch play here
and showed a little toughness
1st - 13:02 - Lacks flexibility, fluidity, agility to change directions and steer angle to sack QB after getting by TE ... could have used hands better at POA and gotten more physical with TE
1st - 2:03 - 2-pt stance ... Good strength in absorbing initial block from RT ... under control, but bad tackling technique and misses tackle
Disappointed with McPhee's lack of explosive athleticism, but he's tough and very good in run support
1st - 14:50 - Lacks speed, range ... instincts not great on this play
1st - 12:39 - Poor job in taking on block technique wise ... good job of keeping RB instead of giving him outside edge ...
2nd - 6:35 - Bad instincts ... could have limited run but stays passive, gets blocked and doesn't make a play when potentially in position
2nd - 0:49 - Difficult to describe how bad White is on this play ... he has no clue what is going on, gets blocked by WR ... caps off a bad first half
1st - 14:31 - Terrific job in run support ... nice angle, good instincts ... good solo tackle
1st - 11:35 - Can't get off block in deep half
Seems a little finesse and doesn't like to mix it up ... gets blocked easily and not as active as I would prefer
(ESPN Broadcast skipped coverage here)
1st - 0:58 - Athletic and smooth in getting to 2nd level to block MIKE ... comfortable in space ...
1st - 0:22 - Stays relatively low in block and uses lower body to anchor ... Holds ground and seals off running lane
@shimmy I agree that Walker is a fantastic athlete, but comparing his numbers to Bosa does not really hold up. Bosa played true 4-3 DE against the corn fed Big 10 O-lines. I think Walker is a 3-4 OLB at the next level. Both have elite talent, just different. Bosa has a bit more power, and Walker has more speed and quickness.
I dont think number 34 will get Garrapulo. I think S.F. will have to trade the nunber 2 pick for Garrapolo, pick 32 and a fourth rounder from N.E. . S.F. absolutely dont need another 3-4 d.e./u.t. type and the value for q.b isnt there at number 2. I think N.E. mives up to 2 and takes Allen.
I've been on a hiatus with draft work lately and was focused on my Draft Prospect Rankings which you could find in the rants on this site. So, I figured doing one more before the Combine where more prospect movement could occur to see where I stand before and after with those prospects. So, without further adieu here we go!