Discussion in 'Draft Day Zone' started by Hostile, Apr 22, 2005.
Titans select...Michael Roos, OT Eastern Washington.
Barnes is their man. Book it.
They have a ton of holes but Burnett would be my guess.
damn, this guy went high...
This one I would trade down...absolutely.
Michael Roos, OT, Eastern Washington
Height: 6:06.5 Weight: 320
Overview: Roos is a vastly underrated athlete who gained quite a bit of attention from NFL scouts after his performance in practices prior to the 2005 Senior Bowl. Called the best offensive lineman in the country below the NCAA Division 1-A ranks by The NFL Draft Report, Roos proved in Alabama that he is capable of performing very well at the next level. The talented blocker was born in Tallin, Estonia, moving to the United States in the early 1990's. He not only excelled on the football field for the Eagles, but also in the classroom, with a double major in finance and economics. Roos was a tight end and defensive lineman at Mountain View (Wash.) High School. He was selected to the second-team All-Greater St. Helens League squad as a tight end. Roos caught 18 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns, with a long of 66 yards as a senior. On defense, he had 40 tackles, six stops for losses, one forced fumble, a pair of fumble recoveries and two sacks. He also played basketball, earning second-team All-League honors as a junior. He earned scholar-athlete honors three times in basketball, twice in track and once in football. Roos redshirted as a freshman at Eastern Washington, but played in every game in 2001, seeing action at defensive end, tight end and defensive tackle. He shifted to the offensive line in 2002, starting all year at left tackle for a line that was in a constant state of change (team used eight different blocking units during the course of the season). He again lined up at left tackle in 2003, earning All-Big Sky Conference honorable mention for the second-straight year. Before the start of the 2004 season, Roos graduated with a double degree and is presently working on his bachelor's degree. He soon moved to the "head of the class" on the football field also. Roos was named All-American first-team and Division 1-AA Offensive Lineman of the Year by The NFL Draft Report. He also garnered All-American honors from the American Football Coaches Association and The Sports Network. He was a unanimous choice for first-team All-Big Sky Conference honors as selected by the league's head coaches. Roos started all thirteen games at left offensive tackle in his final season, bringing his total number of consecutive starts to 35 at that position. He helped Eastern average 475.5 yards of offense per game to rank fourth in J-AA, as well as an average of 37.5 points per game to rank sixth.
Analysis: Positives... Good reach blocker who can scope, down and pull in the short area. ... Gets good hand placement to mirror the defender. ... When he stays low in his pads, he can drive effectively off the ball. ... At the lower pad level, Roos can sink his hips and bring his feet to get movement at the line. ... In the past, he would struggle to sink and mirror vs. counter moves, but he made very good improvement in this area as a senior. ... Effective in his anchor, as he has the long arms to make reach blocks and the frame to absorb. ... His improved lateral agility allowed him to do a much better job of getting out and cutting the corners in his technique. ... Shows decent balance and the ability to stay on his feet when working in space. ... Has a high pass set with decent slide agility. ... Displays natural foot movement in his retreat and has improved his ability to take shorter angles and get a deep pass set. ... Working on improving his hand placement, but can deliver an adequate punch on reach blocks. ... Shuffles and slides in-line to pick up games and twists. ... Does a good job of mirroring on the bull rush and is quick to recognize double counter moves.
Negatives... Tall, lanky blocker who has problems maintaining his weight. ... Even though he weighed in at 313 pounds before his final year, he finished the 2004 season at 295. ... Has adequate kick slide and good lateral movement in pass protection, but struggles to redirect. ... Lacks ideal good strength, which results in the more physical defenders pushing him backwards in pass protection. ... While he can stay on feet in the short range, he loses balance as his base gets narrow when on the move. ... Lacks a strong hand punch, causing him to struggle to sustain on contact. ... When working in the second level, he will sometimes fall off of blocks and fails to consistently get to the linebacker. ... Lacks the knee bend you need to redirect and when he plays high in his stance, he will waist bend and lunge. ... Has good lateral movement, but just lacks quickness in this area, causing him to appear slow when redirecting. ... Struggles vs. the speed rush when he does not get a good anchor.
Agility tests: COMBINE: 5.32 in the 40-yard dash...3.12 20-yard dash...1.92 10-yard dash...4.5 20-yard shuttle...7.72 three-cone drill...29-inch vertical jump...8'1" broad jump...Bench pressed 225 pounds 19 times...32-inch arm length...9 1/8-inch hands...29 Wonderlic score.
High school: Attended Mountain View (Vancouver, Was.) High School...Lettered as a tight end and defensive lineman...Selected to the second-team All-Greater St. Helens League squad as a tight end...Caught 18 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns, with a long of 66 yards as a senior...On defense, he had 40 tackles, six stops for losses, one forced fumble, a pair of fumble recoveries and two sacks...Also played basketball, earning second-team All-League honors as a junior...Earned scholar-athlete honors three times in basketball, twice in track and once in football.
Personal: Finance and Economics double major, graduating in Dec. 2004...Twice earned Big Sky Conference academic honors...Emigrated to the United States in the early 1990s...Born 10/5/82 in Tallin, Estonia...Resides in Vancouver, Washington.
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