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Posted Sept. 22, 2010
Arizona State vs. Wisconsin
1st - 14:21 - Good job blowing up gap and taking RG out of play to free up LB
1st - 13:56 - Gets pushed back here and doesn't hold ground ... got a little too high and bad hand use...
lack of wide body mass might hurt him
1st - 13:18 - Good motor and assists on tackle ... nice range
1st - 11:37 - Gets angle blocked and taken to ground ... lacks power to maintain base vs. Moffitt
1st - 3:49 - Lacks great power/mass ... getting flushed by G John Moffitt and overpowered (Moffitt is
a 2nd-4th rd G prospect for 2010 class)
2nd - 9:15 - Struggling vs. Wisconsin OL ... not a lack of effort, but gets a little too high and not
2nd - 8:01 - Much better job with hand use and at point of attack here
Guy doesn't stop fighting ... terrific motor and very competitive
2nd - 3:15 - Quick off snap ... stays low ... nice hand extension ... continues to fight and use hands
to maintain separation ... shows very good strenght ... defensive backs provide good coverage to make QB
hold on a second longer ... Guy earns sack.
2nd 0:36 - Driven off line again by 58
Didn't take notes in 1st QTR ... Very powerful, more than held his own vs. Guy ... strong hands, once he
locks on battle is over ... physical and a nice drive blocker ... doesn't have great agility or mobility
... blue collar guard prospect.
2nd - 14:55 - Nice awareness on line stunt pickup
2nd - 8:39 - Uses size too much here ... natural knee bender? ... Off balance and bent at waist too much
2nd - 2:39 - Destroys DT Lawrence Guy here ... gets nasty ... powerful, strong ... dominant run block on
a clutch 3rd and 2 ... nice job staying low off snap and using hands to control
2nd - 0:45 - Shows us here in pass pro that he isn't a natural knee bender ... too high and DT gets him off
balance a little bit
Dear Walt, this is becoming prime "mock draft season." And while you have gone the extra mile by including 4 full rounds, I really wish you'd explain why the players are deserving of their draft slots, instead of solely focusing on team needs. It seems like your M.O. to explain for a few sentences why the team would pick a certain position. Then only explain in a sentence or two why the player is worth of said selection. Maybe in Round 4 that'd be acceptable, but for the Top 10-15 picks really should have in depth analysis of the player. That's just my 2 cents. Take care.
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!