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Sio Moore Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On March - 8 - 2013
"Sio Moore"

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Sio Moore – Connecticut

Height: 6006

Weight: 245

Age when drafted: 23

Hometown: Apex, NC

Position: OLB

Collegiate Number: 3

Combine notables: 4.65 40, 1.62 10 split, 38” vertical, 10’7” broad jump, 29 bench reps

Games Viewed: 2012 – NC State, Pitt, Rutgers, Cincinnati 2011 – West Virginia

SIZE:

Sio Moore checked into the Combine at just under 6-foot-1 and 245. He has a solid frame that looks maxed out. Evenly distributed musculature with thick lower half.

ATHLETICISM/STRENGTH:

He’s an explosive athlete with quick twitch muscle movements. Sideline to sideline speed has surprising movement skills that showed the ability to cover the slot or tight ends at UCONN. Tested through the roof in the explosive drills in Indianapolis and it shows on tape. Moves laterally very well and can chase plays from the backside as well as any OLB in the draft. Didn’t play with outstanding strength but has heavy/explosive hands. Read the rest of this entry » «Sio Moore Scouting Report»

Jamie Collins Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On March - 5 - 2013
"Jamie Collins"

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Jamie Collins I Southern Miss I OLB I 6034 I 250 I Senior

40 Time (E): 4.64

Overview: Jamie Collins has been a starter since his freshman season at USM. He started six games as a freshman and never looked back. He’s a versatile prospect that has played safety, outside linebacker, and the “bandit” (hybrid DE/OLB) during his collegiate career. Collins appears best suited to play rush linebacker in a “30” front at the next level. His combination of size, speed, strength, and athleticism are rare and should have him hearing his name called earlier than expected. Collins played on some poor Southern Miss teams and wasn’t surrounded by much talent. Despite that fact, he managed to produce 10 sacks during his senior campaign on an 0-12 team. There are some limitations to his game, particularly as a run defender, but his upside as a rush linebacker will intrigue teams early on day two and possibly late in day one. Read the rest of this entry » «Jamie Collins Scouting Report»

Khaseem Greene Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On December - 23 - 2012

Khaseem Greene I Rutgers I OLB I 6010 I 230 I Senior

"Khaseem Greene"

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40 Time (E): 4.55

Overview: Khaseem Greene is a safety convert that has led the Scarlet Knights in tackles the past two seasons. He’s loaded with athletic talent and looks the part of a weakside linebacker in the NFL. The ultimate complement to Greene is that you can’t watch Rutgers tape without becoming fixated on his play. The best way to describe Greene is defensive playmaker with a knack for making splash plays. He’s an excellent blitzer that has a tendency to make plays in the backfield. The major knock on Greene will be his lack of size. Greene does struggle disengaging from blocks and isn’t as solid in coverage as you would expect from a former safety. Greene is a solid second day pick that brings leadership and play making to a defense from day one.

Pass Rush: By far, Greene’s greatest asset is his ability to make plays in opponents backfield, specifically rushing the quarterback. Greene is patient in allowing the gap to open then uses fantastic speed and closing burst to rack up sacks. He’s an instinctual linebacker that could excel using his burst to rush NFL QB’s.  He’s become an artist at the strip sack and has an overall knack for forcing fumbles. Read the rest of this entry » «Khaseem Greene Scouting Report»

Manti Te’o Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On December - 20 - 2012

Manti Te’o I Notre Dame I ILB I 6020 I 255 I Senior

"Manti Te'o"

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40 Time (E): 4.75

Overview: Manti Te’o is the emotional leader for one of the top defenses in the country. A well rounded athlete with the ability to play in any system. All 32 teams will be considering Te’o as he’s capable of playing inside in the 3-4 or any spot in the 4-3. Te’o excels behind the line of scrimmage and is a true three down linebacker. His ability to play downhill with excellent read and react skills should find his name called in the top 20 picks of April’s draft. I would hold off on all the talk that Te’o could be the top pick or even in the top five. Te’o isn’t an elite athlete in the mold of Patrick Willis, he wins with instincts, technique, and leadership. He lacks the pure athleticism to warrant consideration in the top five as many have suggested. His sweet spot is in the teens to twenties.

Pass Rush: Te’o is an effective pass rusher from his ILB spot in Notre Dame’s defense. Because of his effectiveness in rushing the passer many teams may consider moving Te’o to the strongside linebacker spot to optimize his ability to get after the QB. While Te’o lacks great long speed he has the burst to beat OL to the punch. Read the rest of this entry » «Manti Te’o Scouting Report»

Arthur Brown Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On December - 20 - 2012

Arthur Brown I Kansas State I ILB/OLB I 6010 I 228 I Senior

"Arthur Brown"

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40 Time (E): 4.55

Overview: Arthur Brown is the brother of Eagles running back Bryce Brown. A highly touted recruit out of Wichita High School East. Brown signed with Miami and played two seasons before transferring to Kansas State. Brown never looked back at KSU as he became one of the top linebackers in the country. In two seasons as KSU’s starting MLB, Brown amassed 192 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, and 3 interceptions. Brown is a bit undersized at 6-foot-1 and just shy of 230 pounds but makes up it with explosiveness and instincts. Brown could be utilized as an inside backer or weakside linebacker in a four man front.

Pass Rush: Brown didn’t rush the passer a ton as an inside backer at KSU. With his athleticism and closing burst it would be hard to imagine that Brown couldn’t be an effective pass rusher at the next level. Read the rest of this entry » «Arthur Brown Scouting Report»

Jarvis Jones Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On December - 15 - 2012
"Jarvis Jones"

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Jarvis Jones I Georgia I OLB I 6020 I 236 I Junior

40 Time (E): 4.60

Overview: Jarvis Jones has been one of the most productive linebackers in college football in recent history.  The redshirt junior has amassed 42 tackles for loss and 26 sacks in two seasons at Georgia.  He’s a natural pass rusher with plus instincts. He’s a fit as an OLB in the 4-3 or 3-4 and could even play inside in the 3-4. I think his best fit at the next level comes on the strongside of a four man front. Contrary to some speculation, Jones lacks the bulk to play with his hand in the dirt. He’s a game changing rush linebacker that is capable of dominating and disrupting a team’s passing attack. The major downside with Jones is that he isn’t great against the run and there are major medical concerns that threaten to cut his career short. Read the rest of this entry » «Jarvis Jones Scouting Report»