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Levy Adcock Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On February – 3 – 2012
"2012 NFL Draft prospect, Levy Adcock"Levy Adcock

Oklahoma St.

Ht. 6-6 Wt. 322

Strengths:  Levy Adcock is a massive tackle/guard that has incredible strength.  He has a powerful base with incredible hand strength.  Once he is locked in with his hands he is tough to shake.  Impressive short area quickness that allows him to mirror defenders well.  Longs arms and extends them well into contact.  Impressive run blocker that can create a ton of surge off the ball.  Ideal run blocker in a power running scheme.  Does an excellent job getting into the second level and seal for a big man.  Impressed on tape by an almost 330 pound man cutting defenders in open space.  He breaks down well in space and drops his pad level to gain leverage down the field.  Impressive conditioning for a big man in OSU’s up-tempo offense. Read the rest of this entry » «Levy Adcock Scouting Report»

Mitchell Schwartz Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On February - 3 - 2012
"2012 NFL Draft prospect, Mitchell Schwartz"Mitchell Schwartz


Ht. 6-6 Wt. 318

Strengths:  Excellent in the run game as he fires off the ball low and stays low through contact.  Strong lower body with surprising athleticism.  He is a good move blocker into the second level and on reach blocks.  He blocks through the whistle and will block his man into the sidelines if need be.  He’s athletic enough to get to the edge in pass protection and takes good angles.  Four year starter for Cal that is undervalued at this point. Read the rest of this entry » «Mitchell Schwartz Scouting Report»

James Brown Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On February - 3 - 2012
"2012 NFL Draft prospect, James Brown"James Brown


Ht. 6-4 Wt. 314

Pass Blocking:  Natural pass protector that needs coached up.  He can get to the edge quickly and mirrors defenders really well.  He is a natural bender that keeps his base low but doesn’t have the lower half strength to anchor.  I was impressed with his ability to re-anchor quickly after being knocked off balance.  Will need some work with his footwork but has a ton of upside as a pass protector in the NFL.

Run Blocking:  Excels as a move blocker and gets to the second level well.  His lack of leverage kills him in the run game.  He can’t get the necessary push because of his high pad level.  His short area quickness is evident in the run game as he has some burst on the move.  He does well once engaged with his long arms and powerful hands but still needs to work on pad level.  Read the rest of this entry » «James Brown Scouting Report»

Nate Potter Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On February - 3 - 2012
"2012 NFL Draft prospect, Nate Potter"Nate Potter

Boise St.

Ht. 6-6 Wt. 300

Pass Blocking:  Potter is a natural bender with above-average athleticism.  Sits low in his base with excellent range off the edge.  Good kick slide and solid technique with his hands.  He holds defenders through contact.  Worry about him against power.  He is narrow through the hips on doesn’t generate enough power from his lower body.  He looked a bit stronger in the lower half in 2011 but still needs to add girth through the base to hold up against NFL bull rushers.

Run Blocking:  Plus athlete that works his way to the second level with ease.  Good reach blocker and is excellent pulling from the backside.  He isn’t a great drive blocker and may be a better fit in the ZBS because of lack of lower body strength.  He is tough to shake once his hands are engaged.  Read the rest of this entry » «Nate Potter Scouting Report»

Jeff Allen Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On February - 3 - 2012
"2012 NFL Draft prospect, Jeff Allen"Jeff Allen


Ht. 6-4 Wt. 313

Pass Blocking:  Jeff Allen plays with excellent leverage in pass protection.  He plays low and keeps a nice solid base through contact.  While he doesn’t look athletic he may surprise.  He can slide and mirror fairly well.  He is coordinated and is tough to knock off balance because of a strong base.  He catches defenders too often and doesn’t use his hands well through contact.  He can be prone to losing defenders, most often inside, due to poor hand placement.

Run Blocking:  Allen keeps his lower center of gravity and base down as a run blocker.  He is quick off the snap and gets to the second level and reach blocks with relative ease.  He does lose leverage on contact a lot.  Plays high into contact and loses battles in the run game because of it.  I was a little disappointed because I expected him to play with more power in the run game and it didn’t show.  He’s more of a finesse guy which doesn’t suit him.  Read the rest of this entry » «Jeff Allen Scouting Report»

Matt McCants Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On February - 2 - 2012
"2012 NFL Draft prospect, Matt McCants"Matt McCants


Ht. 6-6 Wt. 309

Pass Blocking:  Matt McCants is a physically impressive specimen with vines for arms.  He exhibits solid footwork and lateral quickness to get to the edge.  Has the skills in terms of footwork to play the left side in the NFL.  Excels mirroring defenders in space and through contact.  Uses his hands well in pass pro and punches with power.  McCants has the frame to add weight which he needs to consider.  Struggles with powerful ends as he’s susceptible to the bull rush.  Needs some work in the lower body.  Doesn’t re-anchor well after getting pushed back.

Run Blocking:  McCants is a good athlete that excels when asked to pull or get to the second level.  An above-average move blocker with superior coordination in space.  Needs some work in terms of leverage as he has a tendency to stand up through contact.  He isn’t a drive blocker because of the lack of lower body strength but could develop with added bulk.  Read the rest of this entry » «Matt McCants Scouting Report»

Zebrie Sanders Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On February - 2 - 2012
"2012 NFL Draft prospect, Zebrie Sanders"Zebrie Sanders

Florida St

Ht. 6-6 Wt. 307

Pass Blocking:  Sanders has experience on both the left and right side and could play either in the NFL.  He’s an athletic tackle that has good range off the edge.  He can handle speed off the edge but struggles with guys that can turn speed into power.  He moves well laterally and doesn’t get overextended very easily.  He can be overpowered on contact initially and struggles to re-anchor once he’s off balance.  He may have to add bulk to avoid getting bull rushed by NFL DE’s.

Run Blocking:  I was more impressed with him as a run blocker than in pass protection.  He’s explosive off the snap and plays with good leverage.  He’s an excellent move blocker that does his best work downfield at the second level.  He’s got heavy hands and excellent range from the backside.  His awareness in the run game needs improved upon.  At times he looked lost on who to block (Oklahoma).  Read the rest of this entry » «Zebrie Sanders Scouting Report»

Cordy Glenn Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On February - 2 - 2012
"2012 NFL Draft prospect, Cordy Glenn"Cordy Glenn


Ht. 6-5 Wt. 346

Pass Blocking:  Cordy Glenn is a massive human being with vines for arms (almost 85” wingspan).  Overly powerful in both the lower and upper body.  He shuffles well to the outside and has enough quickness to beat speed to the edge.  Uses his hands well to keep defenders from his chest.  When Glenn gets his hands on the defender it’s generally over for them, sticky through contact.  Good quickness for his size with solid lateral agility.  Powerful anchor but relies a little too much on it.  He does get overextended at times trying to get to the edge which gets him beat to the inside.  He is a waist bender that will need some work on his range.  Probably a RT or G in the NFL because of the lack of elite range to handle the speed at LT.

Run Blocking:  Ideal blocker in a power run scheme.  Excellent coil as he generates a ton of power through his lower body.  He has enough range to be effective pulling and getting into the second level.  He breaks down pretty well on contact in the open field for his size.  He plays a little high and has a tendency to lose leverage into contact.  He gets a little lazy through contact and would like to see him drive his defenders out of the play more often. Read the rest of this entry » «Cordy Glenn Scouting Report»

Jonathan Martin Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On February - 1 - 2012
"2012 NFL Draft prospect, Jonathan Martin"Jonathan Martin


Ht. 6-6 Wt. 308

Pass Blocking:  Jonathan Martin possesses an athletic frame with natural bend and flexibility.  He’s not as athletic as some of the other top tackles in this draft and at times struggles with speed rushers.  His tendency to get overextended with his upper body makes his footwork a mess and kills him with edge speed.  His footwork is tremendously better in space and mirrors very well.  I worry about his ability to play the left side in the NFL because he struggles to stick with defenders on contact.  Solid leverage with natural bend versus power.  Martin was abused by Nick Perry of USC with his lightning quick first step.

Run Blocking:  Has a little mean streak to him in the run game.  Stays low off the ball and reach blocks as well as any tackle in this draft.  Good football IQ as he understands angles and can set the edge.  Good short area quickness on combo blocks and can get to the second level quickly.  One negative is that he is on the ground a lot in the run game which makes me believe he struggles with balance on contact. Read the rest of this entry » «Jonathan Martin Scouting Report»

Mike Adams Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On February - 1 - 2012
"2012 NFL Draft prospect, Mike Adams"Mike Adams

Ohio St.

Ht. 6-7 Wt. 323

Pass Blocking:  Mike Adams is an athletic marvel at over 320 pounds.  He has vines for arms and a quickness that you would see from a sub 300 pound OT.  Most impressive is his ability to keep his base planted and knee bend.  Most taller tackles struggle with this but Adams excels.  He will need to work on avoiding bending at the waist in pass sets as he has a tendency to get upright before contact.  Excellent short area quickness in his shuffle.  Has really improved his hand placement in pass sets from 2010.  Can be beaten to the inside as he has a tendency to over set the edge (watch Illinois against Mercilus).  At the same time he handles Mercilus’ speed to the outside, unlike most I think he got the better of that matchup.

Run Blocking:  Good initial burst off the ball and plays with good pad level.  Excellent short area quickness when setting the edge and on reach blocks.  He is comfortable in space for a big man.  Keeps his hands inside and plays with power on the initial punch.  He is susceptible to getting overextended in space which causes him to miss some blocks at the second level.  He’s not overly powerful and needs to play under control in space. Read the rest of this entry » «Mike Adams Scouting Report»

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