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Old 03-04-2013   #20
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Default Re: Lance Zierlein: Mock Draft

UCLA players seem to be late bloomers, that school has a miserable record for several years and only started turning it around the past year with former NFL HC Jim Mora. It takes a while to turnaround a program installing new system with new position coaches, I think Tennessee suffers a similar plight but should start to see improvement next season. Speaking directly to Datone Jones, new DL coach Angus McClure switched to the 3-4. Datone fit much better in scheme as his numbers reflect 3 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss to 6.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss. Follow that up with impressive NFL body for position. He is actually quite lean, similar to Antonio but has a bigger lower base with probability of adding at least 10 more pounds which would put him in your proverbial 295 lb target.


What scouts key on mostly transpires during week of practice @ Senior Bowl not actual game, for Head Coaches it's their first actual look at prospects up close so it does carry added weight. Dantone Jones was dominant in one on one drills against top flight future NFL tackles & guards. Eric Fisher was the only OT I can remember who was able to force a stand-off but even he was beaten badly once & he is a legitimate top 10 franchise LT. What caught scouts attention during these drills was probably how polished his pass rush moves where, they looked pro ready. The thing why I had targeted DJ (can't speak for LZ because don't see it listed) was his attitude & interview process. Refreshing, bright & full of passion for the game, loves Football. Not sure how you measure this but is intangible Texans covet.
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