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Posted Sept. 18, 2010
Iowa vs. Iowa State
12 Ricky Stanzi
94 Adrian Clayborn
46 Christian Ballard
72 Kelechi Osemele
1st - 13:55 - All day to throw in pocket ... goes with read progression and checks down
1st - 13:06 - Ball comes very smooth out of Stanzi's hands, nice touch, but ball is very inaccurate here on go route ...
1st - 10:37 - Good job hanging in pocket and taking hit ... very calm and poised ... good job reading Cover 2 defense and throwing accurate ball to WR on skinny post.
2nd - 12:03 - Lots of time in pocket to throw, but perfect accuracy here in stride of receiver ... nice tough and perfect trajectory
2nd - 7:31 - No pressure in pocket ... very accurate throw ... it was "overthrown" but I feel like this was an accurate ball any NFL WR would catch.
1st - 8:00 - Physical and hits RB with authority in backfield ... killer instinct and intense
2nd - 13:22 - Fights in the phone booth ... really competes
2nd - 12:53 - Nice swim move and change of direction here vs. LT
2nd - 10:02 - Nice bull rush and shows strength here ... gets LT off balance
2nd - 8:24 - Excellent hands ... TE gets arm extension but Clayborn doesn't let him get into his body ... disengages easily and gets involved
2nd - 2:17 - Good job of protecting legs on RB chop block ... active, hustles and gets involved in tackle ... Clayborn knows how to play the game
2nd - 1:49 - Nice club move ... gets past LT with speed and athleticism ... good flexibility to run the arc and earns QB hurry ... makes big hit on QB
2nd - 1:14 - Like his instincts here ... doesn't make much of a play but was assigned to contain and read QB eyes ... nice awareness and moves to cover WR on drag route
2nd - 0:35 - Powerful at POA on X-stunt ... really competes and gets physical
2nd - 2:17 - Gets run blocked easily ... very finesse and hasn't made a play all game
2nd - 1:05 - Love his swim move from DE position ... eye-opening athleticism here and hits QB
I don't dislike the Peppers pick for the Dolphins, but if you think he is a safety and not a LB then it won't happen. Jones and Peppers don't make a great coverage combo. The Dolphins are more likely to roll the dice on Nate Allen for the year, who seems a better compliment to Jones than Peppers, who seems a clone. I don't know so much about the guy, but the Dolphins are more likely to go guard or LB than S and most likely to go CB. Well, they will almost assuredly trade down, but that isa different point.