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LZ
09-11-2010, 10:32 AM
Oklahoma vs. Florida State
ABC / 2:30 CENTRAL

Andrew Datko, Florida State, Left Tackle, Junior #67 (Round 1/2)
Datko checks in at 6'5 and about 290-295 but he has the frame of a big tight end with more lean muscle mass than fat. Datko is very athletic and has good feet in pass protection and in run blocking. His ability to get to the second level and get to tough blocks is very impressive, but he still has a ways to go in pass protection from a technique standpoint. You'll love how quick he is, but what how he tends to bend at the waist in pass protection. That is a big no-no. He needs to keep his back flat and upright. He's in for a tough battle.

Rodney Hudson, Florida State, Left Guard, Senior #62 (Round 2/3)
Hudson looks short out on the field at 6'3 and I doubt he even weighs 290. Hudson has some issues at times against bull rushers, but he's got decent strength for an undersized lineman. Obviously, his strength is his quickness and ability to move in space for screen passes and getting to the second level against LBs in the running game. I think he's too short to be a tackle (has the feet for the position) and not strong enough to be a guard in many schemes. He could probably play in a zone scheme as a guard, but still needs to get a little bit bigger. My best guess is that he'll need to move to center in the NFL.

Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma, Defensive End, Senior #44 (Round 1/2)
Beal looks like he'll be a good fit in the 3-4 in the pros and the Sooners showcase him in that manner as they have him rushing not only with hand in the dirt but also standing up. They rush him from either side and they even allow him to play in space like a LB. Beal is not an elite pass rusher because he doesn't have that burst, but he's got a strong, compact frame and can handle himself against the run and he has decent speed. His battles against Datko will be fun to watch because Beal is the more consistent player of the two.


Miami vs. Ohio State
ESPN / 2:40

Leonard Hankerson, Miami, WR, Senior #85 (Round 4)
Hankerson has very good size at 6'3 / 215 and he is a good route-runner as he's able to get open down the field for plenty of 20+ yard catches, but I question whether or not he's fast enough for the next level. When I watch him, I see a guy who runs in the high 4.5s - at least that is my estimation. He's not going to get after CBs aggressively in his run blocking, but he is tough catching the ball over the middle. Hankerson has good hands and has a chance to step his draft grade up with a good game against Ohio State.

Allen Bailey, Miami, Defensive End, Senior #57 (Round 1/2)
Bailey is a big body who plays hard and scouts love his size because there is a belief that he can be a strong side DE or a 3-4 DE. Miami will also bump him down inside to defensive tackle in some pass rushing situations. I don't see great pass rushing skills, but I do see the potential for him to get much better as a pass rusher and. While Bailey doesn't have great edge quickness, he does have pretty good overall speed for his size and he can close on QBs quickly.

Cameron Heyward, Ohio State, Defensive End, Senior #97 (Round 1)
I will admit that I am a fan of this guy's potential on the NFL level. At 6'5/285, the Buckeyes play him all over the defensive line and with his combination of strength and athleticism, I think he'll end up being either a 3-technique defensive tackle or a 3-4 DE in the NFL. Heyward rarely gets stood up as he plays with great leverage. Watch him sink his hips, extend his arms and drive his man backwards when he bull rushes. I think he could easily carry 300 pounds or more on his frame. With so many teams moving to a 3-4 in the NFL, I expect Heyward to be a hot commodity.

Others to Watch:
Stefen Wisniewski, C, Penn State #61 (Round 2)
Evan Royster, RB, Penn State #22 (Round 2/3)
Julio Jones, WR, Alabama #8 (Round 1)
Barrett Jones, OG, Alabama #75 (redshirt sophomore Round 1/2)
Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee #88 (Round 3)

TheRealJoker
09-12-2010, 09:47 AM
Hey LZ,

What do you think of the talent on the Iowa Hawkeyes? Who are prospects to watch on that team and who aside from Adrian Clayborn has a chance of going high in the draft?

Texan4Ever
09-13-2010, 12:11 PM
What do you think of the talent on the Iowa Hawkeyes? Who are prospects to watch on that team and who aside from Adrian Clayborn has a chance of going high in the draft?


The Hawkeyes have some really good defensive play makers. In particular I am looking at safety Tyler Sash (6'1" 210-lbs) and defensive end Broderick Binns (6'2" 260-Lbs). These two guys aren't first rounders but solid late draft picks IMO.

badboy
09-13-2010, 12:48 PM
The Hawkeyes have some really good defensive play makers. In particular I am looking at safety Tyler Sash (6'1" 210-lbs) and defensive end Broderick Binns (6'2" 260-Lbs). These two guys aren't first rounders but solid late draft picks IMO.Tyler Sash was considered slow last year but he sure was productive.

Texan4Ever
09-13-2010, 07:24 PM
Tyler Sash was considered slow last year but he sure was productive.


That's what I'm going off of, his production is what matters to me. He does play slow but he still gets the tackles and occasional interception.

TheRealJoker
09-15-2010, 10:26 PM
Sash is a ballhawk, much like Troy Nolan coming out of college.