NFL Draft: Scout's Notebook

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Posted Oct. 7, 2010

Miami vs. Clemson

Leonard Hankerson

1st - 9:07 - Completely blown coverage - no defender near him on seam route ... very easy TD catch

1st - 6:22 - Could have come up with this ball if put forth more effort ... didn't leap up or dive and it was in his range ... mediocre effort here

2nd - 5:56 - Shows good toughness in hanging onto ball after contact ... shows strong hands and is a physical runner after the catch

2nd - 0:14 - Nice toughness over the middle ... strong hands and plucks the football for a TD on slant

DeAndre McDaniel

1st - 9:07 - Responsible for TD catch ... assignment was supposed to be man coverage on WR Hankerson, but instead covers slot WR in flat ... low football IQ here

2nd - Blown coverage completely here on WR hankerson in 2-deep ... inexcusable ... Hankerson in slot, MIKE has man-coverage responsibilities, and McDaneil shows very very poor instincts in coverage and gets beat like he wasn't even there ... gives up big TD

2nd - 11:11 - Poor angle in run support and overpursues

Allen Bailey

1st - Lacked athleticism/range to make tackle in backfield on RB in open space

1st - 4:13 - Good job using hands to keep OG at bay ... stays with play and makes tackle

1st - 1:08 - Bad instincts and discipline - doesn't maintain gap

1st - 0:39 - Nice job setting edge and forcing RB inside

2nd - 15:00 - Nice job protecting legs vs. chop block ... stays with play and makes tackle ... good hustle

2nd - 14:27 - Got too high and lost leverage battle ... mediocre hand use here and didn't lock on

2nd - 9:18 - Struggled to disengage ... could be more powerful with hands

2nd - 7:46 - Nice job getting his hands up to deflect pass ... forces INT ... long arms

Brandon Harris

1st - 7:43 - Nice anticipation, instincts of hitch route ... good pass breakup and shows awareness in not drawing pass interference

1st - 1:49 - Slow to react in run support ... bad instincts

2nd - 6:02 - Love how he throws his body around in run support here ... shows ability to take on a block ... GREAT angle and really disrupts run here to the outside ... Harris is not a finesse player by any means.

Marcus Gilchrist

1st - 5:47 - Good instincts and playaking on pass breakup

2nd - 10:26 - Shows very nice speed in being able to turn in run with a 4.4-4.5 WR ... fluid hips

2nd - 4:29 - Nice communication before the snap ... fluid hips and good ball skills for big INT in red zone

Colin McCarthy

1st - 13:34 - Mediocre instincts and doesn't attack gap quickly enough ... englufed by blocker and can't stack and shed ...

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