NEPatriotsDraft:Andre Branch Scouting Report

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    This is one of the sites i like to, their mock 7 rd draft, info on draft prospects full detail, videos and its from a scout's take too. For more coverages of players go to the link below, at top click positions then go to players you want their scouting report.
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    Andre Branch, DE/OLB, Clemson
    Height: 6’4″2/8
    Weight: 259
    Grade: 6.8P (Grading Scale)
    Film Room Notes: vs UNC , vs NC State
    Arms: 34″ Hands: 9″
    40 Time: 4.62 Bench: N/A Vertical: 32.5″ Broad: 10′ 3 Cone: 7.19

    Strengths: A tall, long and athletic looking edge rusher – Branch has played both standing up and with hand in the dirt – Uses speed much more than power to win – Uses his arms to create leverage on OL and gets good extension, punches through the chest – Looked natural and comfortable at the combine standing up during OLB drills – Disciplined edge player, doesn’t get washed down on play action and keeps contain in the run game – Stays square to the line – Decent lateral mobility – Creates separation from OL with the use of his hands – Was used on a variety of zone blitzes and showed the ability to cover RBs and TEs out of the backfield – Keeps his eyes in the backfield and doesn’t lose sight of the ball – Has a couple of above average pass rush moves including a “stutter-step then dip move” and a “hand slap” – Plays really well in space, breaks down on tackles and never out of control – Is great in pursuit, makes a lot of plays because of his motor – Powerful finisher, engulfs the ball carrier and powers through them – Probably best suited for 3-4 rush end.

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