NFL Draft: Scout's Notebook

This is NFL Draft Scout's Notebook, where Matt McGuire will list the notes he took while scouting players for the 2011 NFL Draft, 2012 NFL Draft and beyond.
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Posted Sept. 22, 2010

Florida State vs. BYU

Christian Ponder

1st - 10:05 - Nice throw on slant ... goes off receivers hands for incompletion

1st - 10:00 - Shows very nice athleticism when he decides to run ... gets first down and then some ... very fluid and elusive ...great decision as receivers down field were covered

1st - 9:28 - Smooth footwork in the pocket ... nice throw over the middle where only his receiver could get it on post

1st - 5:20 - Nice throw over middle to receiver in tight window ... smooth ball and accurate ... good timing ... doesn't make receiver go up and get football - on numbers so he can hang onto it after hit

1st - 1:27 - Nice, quick decision to run with receivers covered ... keeps balance in pocket and picks up 3-4 yards

1st - 0:52 - 3rd and 5 on 7-yd line ... ball too high, but nice vision from Ponder because if pass was lower it could have been tipped or INTd by MIKE linebacker

2nd - 10:08 - Excellent job with progression reads ... moves in pocket to create throwing lane and throws dart to WR on comeback

Nigel Bradham

1st - 12:18 - Slightly late to react

1st - 7:50 - Nice hit on ballcarrier

2nd - 9:24 - Nice tackle on ballcarrier ... good pursuit and wraps up cleanly

2nd - 8:42 - Nice closing speed and tackle on 3rd down ... baits QB into throw

Matt Reynolds

1st - 12:55 - VERY poor footwork ... quick feet, but very raw ... playing left tackle like a basketball player here

1st - 11:39 - Poor footwork ... first couple of steps he is backtracking like an outfielder in baseball backing up for a pop fly ...looks fluid and athletic

Poor footwork, but fluid and gets nice hand extension

2nd - 15:00 - (switch to right tackle) Two false steps to start play

2nd - 11:27 (Left tackle) - Good job mirroring DE and handling quick spin ... QB runs into DE ... Reynolds didn't get beat here

2nd - 10:00 - Nice hand use ... great arm extension

2nd - 5:45 - Looks tired ... sluggish in going to 2nd level

Missing Include

2018 NFL Mock Draft - April 19

2019 NFL Mock Draft - April 6

NFL Picks - Feb. 4

2020 NFL Mock Draft - Jan. 22

NFL Power Rankings - Jan. 15

Fantasy Football Rankings - Sept. 6

2018 NBA Mock Draft - Aug. 23



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