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Russ Lande offers insight into eight intriguing offensive prospects in the Senior Bow

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by RS12, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    1. Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse (6020, 228 and 5.05): Already rising up draft boards, NFL personnel are excited to see Nassib matched up with the best senior talent in the country. Quick and athletic to avoid pressure, re-set and make accurate throws, Nassib has NFL teams intrigued. After charting out Nassib in five games we consider him to be the best quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft and worth drafting with the first overall pick, so we are excited to see how he does in Mobile. Blessed with a strong arm, the ball bursts out of his hand and he can make 15+ yard throws with zip even when a defender is about to hit him and he cannot stride into his throw. Having played in the Big East where the defenses are not the same caliber as the SEC and some of the other conferences, NFL teams are interested to see how he does against top defenders. The big thing that Nassib must work on is his deep passing as he tends to put too much air under his throws which forces his receivers to slow up and wait for the ball. This allows the defensive back to close and make a play on the ball. He could be the story of Mobile if he has a strong week and begins climbing up into the high first round.

    2. Mike Glennon, QB, N.C. State (6072, 225 and 5.15 E): Perhaps the quarterback that has NFL evaluators the most split, Glennon gets a chance to prove he should be a first round pick. With a cannon arm and flashes of excellent accuracy, Glennon’s upside is what has many NFL teams excited. However, inconsistent accuracy, production and too many interceptions are a big red flag. A big week could put Glennon in position to be the 1st QB drafted, although we do not rate him as a first rounder. As I spoke to NFL personnel people in recent weeks, many told me that on film Glennon reminds them of Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan when he was at Boston College.

    3. Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas (6016, 210 and 4.85): A breakout 2011 season had many, including us, expecting Wilson to improve in 2012, finish his career on a high note and challenge to be the first QB selected. However, Wilson had trouble producing at the same level with a new head coach and offensive system. Still an accurate passer with the quick release and arm strength to make every NFL throw, Wilson has all the physical tools except the ideal height to be a high end NFL QB. Breaking down the 2012 film, it looks as though Wilson struggles to consistently read the defense while going through progressions which led to him throwing passes that safeties were consistently able to close and make plays on. A big week could vault Wilson to the top of the QB rankings.

    4. Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson (5093, 195 and 4.45 E): A dynamic play-maker with excellent open field running skills, Ellington needs to prove he is worthy of a high draft pick despite his lack of good size. Naturally instinctive with good vision/instincts, he finds creases/holes and has the explosive cutting ability to get to and through it in a flash. Soft, natural hands and good receiving skills make him a valuable receiver from both a running back and slot receiver alignment. In today’s NFL, players who can catch passes and make big plays from different alignments have tremendous value. Ellington needs to show NFL teams that he can be that versatile weapon in order to justify being a second round pick.

    5. Denard Robinson, WR, Michigan (6000 E, 196 E and 4.40 E): After an outstanding career as a run first QB at Michigan, Robinson now has to prove he has the hands and receiving skills to make the conversion to receiver and possibly third down back.

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Eight-offensive-players-to-watch-in-the-Senior-Bowl.html
  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Havent seen him play.
  3. Macnalty

    Macnalty Well-Known Member

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    The TE from Rice sound intriguing, I have a pet cat in Gavin Escobar from San Diego State TE with similar stats along with excellent hands and blocking.
  4. Boys122

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    Ryan Nassib. ;)

    I know we probably won't go QB in this draft but he is one that I'm high on. I've watched a lot of 'cuse games and this kid is for real. Trust me.

    My arm chair scouting skills tells me so.
  5. ctrous25

    ctrous25 Stay Classy Philly/Minny

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    I have watched every cuse game this year and he is legit , he doesn't throw a great deep ball though but that's my only concern with him
  6. Boys122

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    I think if he's coached right, some of his mechanics can be worked out . He's already accurate for the most part. Get the footwork placement down and he'll improve the deep ball. He definitely has the arm strength.
  7. ctrous25

    ctrous25 Stay Classy Philly/Minny

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    Yeah I agree , it could be as simple as a mechanical issue with how he is throwing it. The guy 30 yards and in throws bullet. Being a cuse fan I'd love to see him have a star on his helmet
  8. Macnalty

    Macnalty Well-Known Member

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    This QB is being noticed all over the draft boards I doubt he will remain a sleeper. Buffalo in particular has had some wet dreams about him.
  9. ctrous25

    ctrous25 Stay Classy Philly/Minny

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    Yeah , well marrone did coach him at su so that makes sense as far as buffalo goes
  10. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    Me too. And I'm also a 'cuse fan.
  11. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Yeah I was watching Ezekiel Ansah the other day and I was like who is this Escobar guy???
  12. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    The OC is in Buffalo now too.

    The Bills might not take him in the first, but I'd be absolutely shocked if he makes it past them in the second round.
  13. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, Nassib to Buffalo makes a lot of sense.

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