First off, I have failed you. In my small school prospects list posted a couple weeks ago, I left off a possible top 3 small school DT in Blaine Sumner. I chalked up his success in college to his teammate, DE (OLB in the pros) Marc Schiechl, until I learned of Sumner’s incredible showing at the pro day- 49 reps of 225 (ties Paea), 32” vertical. Since then, I have re-watched my Colorado School of Mines tape, as well as scoured the internet for any information. This has led me to believe that Blaine Sumner could be the future NT of the Houston Texans. Statistics 2007 12 GP, 33 tackles (7 TFL), 6.5 sacks, 1 QBH, 1 FF 2008 11 GP, 32 tackles (4.5 TFL), 1.5 sacks, 1 QBH, 1 blocked kick 2009 11 GP, 33 tackles (7TFL), 4 sacks, 2 QBH, 1 FR 2010 12 GP, 32 tackles (6.5 TFL), .5 sacks, 2 FR, 3 blocked kicks Measurables The below film is from a mock pro day held in early February http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yc66P9aWE4 Bench: (49-50) Vertical: 33.5” Broad: 8’6” 40 yard: 5.15 20 yard split: 2.94 10 yard split: 1.71 Short Shuttle: 4.50 L Drill: 7.49 All this in addition to a 1,000 lb squat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CObtOq1MRA&feature=related Simply put, incredible numbers. To move that well at that size just screams athleticism. Film review Decent stats, incredible measurables. Now all there is to check is the actual film. I found a highlight video on youtube- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D38T-0I24s – but as we all know, highlights are only so good. I will thus base the following on my film review from the clips acquired over the last few seasons. Unfortunately, Sumner does not play to his physical attributes. Not exactly a “looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane” kind of guy, but not the dominant player that he should be, he is not yet "looks like Tarzan, plays like tarzan". That said, he flashes that ability a couple times a quarter, and it is something to see. When Sumner flips the switch, he is unstoppable. I would put him against any college opponent- SEC, Big X, Big XII, whoever. I will also say that Sumner never gives up on a play. He goes snap to whistle on every down I saw. Projection: I know this sounds premature, but I am predicting a solid 7th for Blaine “Vanilla Gorilla” Sumner. Late in the draft is where you take gambles on players with insane physical talents that need to be coached up on the field.