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‘14 NFL Draft: Grading the Defensive Ends & Tackles

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by RS12, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Defensive Ends

    RndFull NameSchoolYear
    1st Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina 3 Jr
    1-2 Kony Ealy Missouri 4 Jr
    2nd Brent Urban Virginia 5 Sr
    2nd Jackson Jeffcoat Texas 4 Sr
    2nd Stephon Tuitt Notre Dame 3 Jr
    2-3 Scott Crichton Oregon State 4 Jr
    3rd Trent Murphy Stanford 5 Sr
    3-4 Kareem Martin North Carolina 4 Sr
    3-4 Ed Stinson Alabama 5 Sr

  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Ra'Shede Hageman - DL - Golden Gophers
    Minnesota DL Ra'Shede Hageman is "scheme friendly for all 32 clubs," according to Senior Bowl Director Phil Savage.

    Savage believes the 6-foot-6, 311-pound former Gopher with 33 3/4-inch arms is athletic enough to play either 4-3 DT or 3-4 DE. "He flashes rare athletic skills and is difficult to knock off his feet," Savage said. "Against direct runs, he has the size to anchor and hold his ground, yet possesses the quickness and balance to chase from the backside. As a pass rusher, he is hit-and-miss, however, there is enough bend and strength to push the pocket and enough lateral quickness to get through half-a-man." If we were running an NFL team with a pick near the end of the first-round, we'd ensure that Hageman didn't slip to Day Two.

    Source: SeniorBowl.com
    Feb 5 - 5:45 PM
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    Aaron Donald - DL - Panthers
    Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald "has explosiveness in his hands and the burst to accelerate around or through offensive blockers," said Executive Director of the Senior Bowl Phil Savage.

    Donald is coming off an absolutely dominant season (64 tackles, 18.5 TFL and 5.5 sacks) in which he won just about every award he could have (Bednarik, Lombardi, Nagurski and Outland). He also tore through the Senior Bowl, recording a +6.8 rating during the exhibition despite playing only 33 snaps. "Yes, he is undersized by NFL standards, however, he has explosiveness in his hands and the burst to accelerate around or through offensive blockers," Senior Bowl Direction Phil Savage said. "Front-side blocks can be problematic due to his overall girth, but when he attacks with his hands on the inside, he can separate and make tackles. On the back-side of blocks, he simply is too athletic to be cut off and will track down ball carriers down the line-of-scrimmage. His pass rush technique is outstanding and he should be able to contribute on Sub downs immediately as a rookie."
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  4. Bigdog

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    It is funny how different people view each player. Fanspeak analyzed Hageman and it was not very glowing. In a nutshell said that he is raw, inconsistent play, and would not touch him until after the 50th pick. Definitely would not touch him the 1st rd due to his inconsistent play. Just FYI.
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  5. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Always been that way. I listen to it all but like to make my own mind up by watching the player. And I admire all you draftniks because I don't have the time to do that sort of thing.

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