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.
Send Matt an e-mail here:
All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to:

Posted Sept. 23, 2010

Iowa vs. Arizona

Adrian Clayborn

1st - 4:18 - Very physical, strong, and tough at POA ... good hand punch and stuns left tackle

2nd - 10:06 - Lacks elite speed and range on this naked toss to meet RB at angle

2nd - 8:46 - Nice hands ... strong and powerful at POA

2nd - 7:39 - Lacks a first step here

2nd - 3:02 - Lacks a first step

2nd - 2:01 - Inconsistent here ... where is the great motor? Why isn't he more active on this play?

Clayborn facing a lot of double teams in early 3rd QTR

Clayborn becoming more active in late 3rd

4th - 12:56 - Very active here ... nice bull rush, stays low, powerful, good spin move on the counter... gets assist on sack

3rd - 10:30 - Lacks a first step

Colin Baxter

1st - 4:18 - Seems to lack some agility and athleticism here in pass pro ... gets off balance

3rd - 5:50 - Gets blown off the ball ... looks like he has short arms

Christian Ballard

1st - 3:48 - Not very physical ... soft and doesn't set edge well ... doesn't use hands physically ... fails to control and should have been more active on this play when run at

2nd - 8:46 - Gets angled off by right guard ... lacks power and strength to make push in run game ... easily controlled here

2nd - 1:35 - Poor instincts ... doesn't read RB and fails to recognize screen

3rd - 5:50 - Gets nice hand extension and disengages ... nearly makes TFL

4th - 12:31 - Stays low, good hand extension here ... nice penetration and RB runs right into him.

4th - 11:07 - 5-technique position in "30" front ... Excellent job of eluding RG-RT double team ...showcases athleticism here ... good job of using hands ... Ballard nearly gets sack (credited w/ hurry) ... Ballard is just too inconsistent - where has this been all season????

Brooks Reed

1st - 7:55 - Goes completely unblocked to QB ... stiff athlete, can't change directions or anticipate Stanzi running to outside ... poor patience and should have contained

1st - 6:43 - Good job getting involved in run game ... shows activeness

1st - 5:50 - Chip blocked by TE ... on 3rd and 7 ... doesn't show much explosiveness in trying to get around left tackle

2nd - 14:29 - Nice job setting edge in run game ... shows toughness ... disengages and makes tackle

2nd - 13:42 - Spin move then counters with bull ... gets some push but I don't see much upside here

2nd - 11:32 - Lacks first step and speed to make much of an impact as a pass rusher ... tackle easily handles bull rush

Missing Include

2019 NFL Mock Draft - May 22

Fantasy Football Rankings - May 20

2018 NBA Mock Draft - May 16

2020 NFL Mock Draft - May 10

NFL Picks - Feb. 4

NFL Power Rankings - Jan. 15



© 1999-2018 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
Privacy Policy
2 5 9 df
Google is part of the NESN digital network.


 Now on Twitter: Twitter

Subscribe to the RSS Feed: RSS Feed

Support Walt's Other Site:

Sales Tips and Sales Advice - Tons of sales tips, sales techniques and sales advice, including a Sales Mock Draft: The 32 Worst Things You Can Do in Sales.




; ;