Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by xwalker, Feb 23, 2013.
and 30 pounds heavier but tyron smith put up 31 and fluker could only do 21.
al center Brian Schwenke continued to prove that he is a quality option to be a starting center in the NFL. Schwenke (6-3, 314) was explosive, fast and athletic. His official time in the 40 was 4.99 seconds with a great 10-yard split at 1.68 seconds. Schwenke continued to impress with his fluid movement and speed in the field drill. Zone-blocking teams will love Schwenke's athletic ability, and he has really helped himself at the Senior Bowl and in the Combine.
San Jose State lineman David Quessenberry continued his upward trend. He looked very good in the field work. Quessenberry (6-5, 302) moved well and ran fast in the 40-yard dash with a time of 5.06 unofficially. He has helped himself and could play guard, center or tackle in the NFL.
Alabama right tackle D.J. Fluker didn't have a good day in the field work. Fluker is a mauling blocker and his skills don't translate to the Combine events. In the field drills, Fluker displayed below-average feet as he was not fluid and stiff in some of the movement drills. In the down block combo drill, Fluker was slow pulling around and looping behind the tackle. Fluker's inability to slide in the field drills illustrates why he gave up a ton of sacks last year. He is generally viewed as a top-25 pick, but his pass protection is going to need work in the NFL.
I saw Armstead in a TV game in my area-Arkansas. He was left uncovered to his left on the line of scrimmage making him an eligible receiver. At the snap he faded out toward the sideline and back a few yards and received the pass from the QB and rambled down the field for 8-12 yards. I jumped out of my chair and shouted that was a screen pass to an Offensive Tackle. I have never seen that before. I didn't know who he was before that play but paid attention to him for the rest of the game. He would pull, either behind the line of scrimmage or just behind the defensive lineman, to his right and found a target most times to help spring the runner on a run around the right side. Was I impressed, you bet.
I still can't get over a screen pass to an Offensive tackle. If I was a coach,with his athleticism, I would try him on short yardage runs. I got to believe he would be very very versatile. Maybe even a tight end, with his speed, in a pinch.
Agreed. A forward thinking coach could get very creative with a player like him, and use him in a lot of different ways. He'd make an amazing blocking tight end too.
The Cowboys had Parnell in a pass-pattern once this season while playing the TE position. He was open for a 1st down but Romo didn't throw it to him.
Fluker has slow feet and if he played for anyone other than Bama in the SEC he would lead to country in holding penalties. Perfect pick for Jerry.
Good point about the holding issue. College players in general get by with holding a lot more than NFL players.
There's no need to insult people when you debate the issues.
PS: I've told Jerry to draft Armsted as our new swing OT/TE/Possession WR.