04-22-2005, 07:26 AM
Rams select...Richie Incognito C, NEBRASKA
04-23-2005, 08:59 PM
Richie Incognito, OC+OG, Nebraska
Height: 6:03.2 Weight: 305
Overview: An extremely versatile athlete, Incognito can play any position on the offensive line. He held down the starting spot at left offensive tackle from 2002-03 before shifting to center during preseason camp in 2004. A series of off-field trouble over the years reached a point prior to the 2004 campaign where the new coaching staff decided that it would be best for the Huskers to suspend their talented lineman. Incognito soon left the school and later enrolled at the University of Oregon in late September, but under NCAA transfer rules, he was ineligible to play. Incognito played on both sides of the ball at Mountain Ridge High School and also served as the team's deep snapper. He helped guide the team to an 8-4 record and the first round of the state playoffs in 2000. Incognito earned All-American honors as a senior and was named to Prep Star's 120-man Dream Team. He was a second-team honoree on the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West list and a finalist for the Arizona Player-of-the-Year Award. He also won the Brian Murray Award, which goes to the best lineman in the state, and the Frank Kush Award, representing the best offensive lineman in Arizona. Incognito also picked up first-team All-State honors on offense from the Arizona Republic and was named to its super All-State team. Incognito earned one letter in track (shot put) and also competed in weight lifting. He was the first Division I-A player to come out of Mountain Ridge, which opened in 1996. Incognito only visited Nebraska and committed in May of 2000, before attending the Big Red Football School. He was also recruited by Michigan, Michigan State, Southern California and Oregon. In 2002, Incognito was the first Husker freshman offensive lineman to start in the season opener, and just the third rookie lineman to earn any start in his first year of competition. Incognito started all thirteen games at left tackle in 2003 and provided a consistent force in an offensive line riddled with injuries throughout the year.
Analysis: Positives... Has a thick, barrel-chested frame with good upper body muscle tone, wide waist and hips, good bubble and thick legs. ... Versatile, with the ability to play center, guard or tackle. ... Can also handle deep snapping chores. ... Shows quickness coming out of his stance, clearing defenders off the ball with his leg drive, hand jolt and explosion. ... Has an aggressive nature, stepping intently into his blocks. ... Has a strong hand punch and clamps on tightly to ride the defender wide. ... Physical drive blocker who simply runs over people, coming off the snap hard to gain advantage on running plays. ... Effective trap blocker with ease-of-movement agility adjusting in space. ... Works his hips well to position and force the chase route, doing a good job of staying on his feet to finish. ... Can anchor down with force in pass protection and extends his arms properly to contain the bull rush. ... Hard worker in the weight room. ... Known for his ability to get inside the frame of a defender to rock him back with a jarring hand punch. ... Mirrors double moves well, due to his fluid lateral agility. ... .Chips and lands in a zone and is aggressive looking for linebackers to neutralize when working into the second level. ... Moves his feet with good knee bends and balance, showing the hip snap to change direction and redirect.
Negatives... Despite his power, he is a little inconsistent generating that strength on the move, as he sometimes fails to land when pulling and trapping. ... Looks more comfortable working in-line, but does have the foot speed to perform in space. ... When he gets over-aggressive, he tends to lean into the defender, causing them to slip off his blocks. ... Has had several off-field issues that need further review. ... Needs to refine his pass set, as he does not look sudden in his retreat and can lose leverage when he overextends trying to get to the wide edge rush. ... Has good hand usage, but will give up his chest at times and the stronger defenders will then rock him back on his heels.
Agility tests: 4.84 in the 40-yard dash...2.85 20-yard dash...1.72 10-yard dash...Bench presses 225 pounds 29 times...32 3/8-inch arm length...10 1/8-inch hands...32 Wonderlic score.
High school: Attended Mountain Ridge (Glendale, Az.) High School, playing football for coach Jim Ewan...Played on both sides of the ball and also served as the team's deep snapper... Helped guide the team to an 8-4 record and the first round of the state playoffs in 2000... Earned All-American honors as a senior and was named to Prep Star's 120-man Dream Team...Second-team honoree on the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West list and a finalist for the Arizona Player-of-the-Year Award...Also won the Brian Murray Award, which goes to the best lineman in the state, and the Frank Kush Award, representing the best offensive lineman in Arizona.
Personal: Communication Studies major...Son of Richard and Donna Incognito...Born 7/05/83 in Englewood, New Jersey...Resides in Glendale, Arizona.
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04-23-2005, 09:01 PM
Now, THIS, is a great name. :)
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