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    These are from a piece Bob McGinn does every year on the draft for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

    Nate Solder-" he's the most talented tackle overall. he's just got a ways to go with his anchor and learning the tricks of the trade. He doesnt have the grit and finish or the lower body-strength yet. Too tall

    Tyron Smith-" his technique is all screwed up, but he has great body balance, feet, and quickness.

    Castonzo- "technically, he may be the best of the tackles. he's got a little stiffness. He's athletic but I just dont see any power to him. I just dont like the way he's built. He's linear not real bulky guy.

    Carimi- "I think he's probably the most ready to play. I dont think he will be elite type tackle but he will be a good solid pro." 2 scouts said right tackle only. " I think he's a first round pick almost by default. not as good as Bulaga. smart kid, will battle you, you could do worse.

    Pouncey- "Brother was a little more powerful. He wont always be pretty but he anchors really well, which is a key for centers and guards. good range, above average athlete, good size, plays hard. had half a dozen faulty shotgun snaps in 2010.

    J. Baldwin- " Best hands in draft, huge targert, great ball skills. definatley more of an X(split end) than a Z(flanker). not a good route runner. maneuverability in his hips is a little bit of an issue. chip on his shoulder wants to prove hes as good as Green and Jones.

    Liuget- "He's a whole lot better than i thought he was going to be. he doesnt stay blocked long. hes going to beat you with his strength and his feet. quick off the ball, real stout, good insticts.

    D Sherrod- " did not look good at senior bowl. hes a hit or miss fuy. Smarter than you average Mississippi State guy. He will be a starter."

    Ijalana-" Athletically he's really good. he can bend. He plays to his competition level. the question is, does his fire burn all the time. turned it up only 2 or 3 times in his career. Hes a slab of a man who underachieves. hes willing to work just hasnt had a coach up his rear.

    O Franklin-" I think he's better than Castonzo." another scout said "top 50 or 60 player, better than Carimi, more physical and athletic.

    M. Cannon- " He tries to win with his size. he's go some stiffness. does not always finish. not ready to play. it will take him a year or so to get it. when he does he has the ability to play left tackle.

    Marcus Gilbert- " Hes not real bright. Underachiever, bust waiting to happen."

    Kerrigan- " Hes a Kerney, Vanden Bosch. going to make it because he persitstent and savvy. He cares so much. Hes a little tight.

    Paea- "he's got a little bit of a height issue. He's a 3-technique. not a nose tackle.

    P. Taylor- "He has to keep his weight under control. He's got ability no question about it. really gifted feet.

    M. Austin- "if he had any character at all he would be a 1st round pick. he's a punk but he has special, special feet. He does some athletic stuff that makes you go Holy $@*#%

    Jimmy Smith- " He's a pretty good player but he's a jerk." most scouts like him but had expressed major misgivings about his character.

    Brandon Harris- " Plays with his eyes. he's confident. we see him more as a late second or third round guy."

    Aaron Williams- "Hes more finesse than physical. Then again, Texas guys are pampered and cant fight through adversity. good

  • #2
    Kerrigan- " Hes a Kerney, Vanden Bosch. "
    Seriously. Seriously. Seriously.
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    • #3
      Is that all of it, because Aaron Williams stops in mid sentence..
      **** her in da *****!

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      • #4
        That scout has horrid grammar.
        Credit to BoneKrusher for the Sig
        RIP themaninblack

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        • #5
          Why would Paea's lack of height preclude him from being a NT? I'd rather have a shorter guy with leverage than a 6'5 behemoth who's raw strength can be undone by centers getting under him and out leveraging him.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BeerBaron View Post
            Why would Paea's lack of height preclude him from being a NT? I'd rather have a shorter guy with leverage than a 6'5 behemoth who's raw strength can be undone by centers getting under him and out leveraging him.
            I do not think it is the height. I think it is the 303lbs. that would keep him from anchoring in the middle of a 3-4.

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            • #7
              I thought the Orlando Franklin comment was interesting as I said in another thread he is gaining steam.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JohnCandy View Post
                I do not think it is the height. I think it is the 303lbs. that would keep him from anchoring in the middle of a 3-4.
                He just said about the height and not being a NT. Misinterpreted I guess.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BeerBaron View Post
                  He just said about the height and not being a NT. Misinterpreted I guess.
                  I think that this was transcribed from an interview so there are some grammar issues.

                  I just do not see Paea as a NT, bench press is great, but a NT is built from the legs.

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                  • #10
                    I love Jonathan Baldwin, but 'best hands in draft'???

                    Over the top praise IMO. At best you could only say he has 'some of the best hands', or ' equal to' the other top prospects coming out.

                    How does Baldwin have better hands than AJ Green?? That would be like saying Baldwin NEVER DROPPED A PASS. Ever. Even when the ball wasn't thrown directly to him.

                    I love to hear what scouts think about prospects because of the added insight the can give usually informed by sharing notes with other professional insiders, but man sometimes they sound really off on guys.

                    Solder could bust because he IMO lacks an instinctive feel for playing OT, like Robert Gallery, another guy who had the tools to be elite but couldn't figure it out at the pro level.

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                    • #11
                      Austin Pettis is not amused at talk of Baldwin having the best hands in the draft.
                      Vanden Bosch is a pretty good comparison for Kerrigan. Both high motor guys who might not have the best size, strength or speed.
                      For Solder, 6'9 might be too tall. Since he's not a natural knee bender, it would be easy for outside linebackers to get leverage on him. He also doesn't have the best technique yet.

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                      • #12
                        I remember these from the past few years. Where's the actual article link?

                        I agree with a lot of it (Baldwin stiffness, Kerrigan stiffness, Liuget monster, Taylor monster, Austin talented, Pouncey not as strong as his brother). And Paea doesn't play like a NT - he's more of a penetrator than anchor.

                        What I don't understand is how Brandon Harris is a 2nd-3rd round pick??? Size?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BeerBaron View Post
                          He just said about the height and not being a NT. Misinterpreted I guess.
                          I think that was supposed to be somewhat of a sidenote. So he does'nt have to bulk to be anything but a UT, and he isn't a NT. Or at least, thats how i read it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JohnCandy View Post
                            I thought the Orlando Franklin comment was interesting as I said in another thread he is gaining steam.
                            It just shows the guy doesn't know hat he is talking about. Franklin after his post season, is strictly an OG prospect ande doesn't come close to having the feet the other top OT's in the draft does.
                            And proud of it!!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gpngc View Post
                              I remember these from the past few years. Where's the actual article link?

                              I agree with a lot of it (Baldwin stiffness, Kerrigan stiffness, Liuget monster, Taylor monster, Austin talented, Pouncey not as strong as his brother). And Paea doesn't play like a NT - he's more of a penetrator than anchor.

                              What I don't understand is how Brandon Harris is a 2nd-3rd round pick??? Size?
                              +1 with everything here...I do question whether Baldwin's got the best hands but it's not unbelievable....and the Harris thing is weird...I like him better than that...we've seen top CB prospects fall before though...remember Moore and Smith a couple years ago....

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