So what if Zeke is a rookie? And they didn't draft him #4 overall, given that he's a prototype 3-down back, to have him in a timeshare with Morris or McFadden. Behind that line, coupled with his skills as a runner, receiver, and pass blocker, there's no way he should fall past the first round.
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Posted Oct. 20, 2010
Texas vs. Nebraska
1st - 9:58 - Displays good agility and change of direction ... nice tackle and instincts
Pretty invisible in first half ... not very physical
1st - 9:25 - Terrific coverage on fade route ...
doesn't open hips up too early ... shows ability to turn and run ... looks back for football ...
average ball skills here and might have been able to break up pass
2nd - 10:09 - LOVE this play from Amukamara ... rest of defenses misses tackles, Amukamara shows great speed and chases down WR from behind to save TD ... love his competitiveness here
1st - 7:33 - Reads and reacts well here ... nice tackle
1st - 6:49 - Poor technique (hand use) at LOS and gets pushed off by WR ... too long legged in stance
1st - 6:49 - Blown assignment - rest of defense in man doverage, but Williams goes to zone ... sloppy with technique as well if he was hypothetically suposed to be in zone
1st - 3:22 - Way too high and slow in backpedal
1st - 2:23 - Good job getting off block to make tackle
2nd - 15:00 - Blown assignnment
Willing in run support ... but not a very physical hitter
1st - 6:33 - Outstanding coverage and notches pass breakup ... press man - Shows elite agility with his ability to stop and go .. very good footwork and isn't fazed by double move ... great instincts
2nd - 4:48 - Off man ... nice break on the ball and gets PBU
1st - 2:53 - Fails to get off 1v1 block ... bad hand use - not phsyical enough