Josh Norris' Top 50 & QB Ranks

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    1. DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina*

    WHW: Can launch out of his stance to get two or three steps in the backfield. Quick hands to shed immediately and has the length to create separation with strong grip to shed. Heavy latch with leverage and power to disengage. An extreme athlete who covers a lot of ground. Dips shoulders to evade or turn the corner. Also wins when asked to loop inside. Will appeal to every scheme. Mostly lines up as a right defensive end.

    2. OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA

    WHW: The lightning quick pass rusher is able to gain an advantage on the edge and keep it thanks to his burst off the line, ability to cut off either foot towards the quarterback, and flexibility to bend around the corner. He closes distances quickly, which can be effective from a variety of alignments, and Barr is a punishing finisher.

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    3. T Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

    WHW: Doesn’t sit back and wait, finds contact through his hands and is an aggressive blocker. Obtains inside hand positioning and adjusts if necessary. Athletic feet to keep proper shoulder alignment, which prevents bending from the waist. Displays ability to bend at the knee to absorb and redirect. Sets up cut blocks and drives through with force. Moving from right to left tackle.

    4. DT Louis Nix, Notre Dame*

    WHW: Lines up as a nose tackle or shade in a three man front. Can work over top of a block and create penetration at the same time. Stops momentum very quickly and changes direction well for a big man. Has the leg drive to penetrate face up and strength to shed it close spaces. Can disrupt the run upfield or hold his spot with anchor versus the run. Has some Vince Wilfork to him.

    5. LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama

    WHW: Very little wasted movement. Lines up as inside linebacker behind three and four man fronts. Has so much range, chases down athletic quarterbacks to the edge. Same range is visible in pass coverage. Contacts crossing routes and keeps footwork to sustain and trail. Works over top of blocks with quick steps. Keeps nice vision at the second level by strafing then attacks uphill. Will finish tackles.

    6. WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson*

    WHW: The combination of burst and smooth movements in and out of his breaks or after catch moves is great. Hands catcher away from his body. An explosive player with the ball in his hands, gets up to high gear very quickly. Will go across the middle and catch passes in tight windows. Cuts routes off very quickly. Has balance to stay up beyond first defender. Wins from slot or outside.

    7. T Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama*

    WHW: Left tackle. Does occasionally bend at the waist but is athletic enough to recover and regain balance. Best when keeping separation thanks to great length. Can get a bit short in his drops, but again, has the athletic lower half to react and keep positioning. Better in pass protection than run blocking.
  2. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Yes please to 2,3, and 7.

    1 as well but it would mean something went horrbly wrong.
  3. dart

    dart Benched

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    I'd take 13 - 18 - 21 - 25

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