NFL Draft: Scout’s Notebook

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Posted July 18, 2010

Ohio State vs. Oregon

Ohio State
8 DeVier Posey
97 Cameron Heyward
51 Ross Homan
70 Bryant Browning

55 Casey Matthews
35 Spencer Paysinger

Casey Matthews

12:44 1st – Lacks speed and burst to chase down WR on screen to sideline … obviously lacks elite range with this play

Spencer Paysinger

11:55 1st – Nice technique and excellent pass breakup … shows some athleticism here

*:25 1st – Gets easily stiff armed by Pryor on QB keeper and misses tackle

DeVier Posey

11:51 1st – Beautiful pass from QB but doesn’t come down with TD catch … no excuses here … must have lacked concentration

Cameron Heyward

1st 11:31 – Doesn’t have very good athleticism or fluidity, but stays with play and makes downfield tackle on WR screen

1st 11:03 – OT blows assignment and Heyward gets sack … give no credit here to Heyward it was simply a blown play

Heyward showing a lot of inconsistency in the first half … I’m waiting for him to make a play and he just appears invisible at times.

Heyward continues to be soft and not make plays in first 5 minutes of 3rd QTR…seems a little soft

Terrible game from Heyward…invisible throughout.

Ross Homan

1st 11:17 – Shows solid range and reaction on QB option to speedy RB … makes tackle

1st 10:35 – Excellent technique … great footwork and tackle

11:49 1st – Very fluid in coverage and gives RB zero YAC … nice tackle … Homan is an extremely active football player and a physical tackler

10:14 1st – Lacks elite agility to make tackle on RB Lamichael James

9:18 1st – Homan seems to lack some instincts … doesn’t react very quickly on this play and is like a statue

14:27 4th: Good job of shedding block from OG to make tackle

Bryant Browning

1st 9:30 – Oustanding power and bulk to seal off DT for a big running lane up the middle

Justin Boren

1st 9:30 – Doesn’t showcase much athleticism or flexibility on this trap block


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