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Old 03-23-2013, 09:32 AM   #151
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Baltimore Ravens select:

Gerald Hodges LB, Penn State
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:37 AM   #152
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Andre Ellington RB Clemson, 5'9 195 4.6 40, but was hurt at the combine, I fully expect him to run faster March 29th. Will be an excellent change of pace back for AP and Gerhart.
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The Lions select Devin Taylor, DE South Carolina

(Boo, Boo, run Martinez)
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Taylor redshirted his first year in Columbia after helping his high school team win a South Carolina state title with 10 sacks (he was also the state champion in the triple jump that year). He played well enough in 12 games in 2009 (starting the first five games, missed one due to a bruised sternum) to land on SEC coaches’ freshman all-conference squad (28 tackles, 5.5 for loss, two sacks). He had a breakout sophomore season, starting all 14 games and accumulating 13 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, and leading the team with eight pass breakups, receiving second-team All-SEC honors from league coaches. SEC media named Taylor first-team all-conference in 2010 and awarded him honorable mention accolades in his junior year even though his numbers decreased (8.5 tackles for loss, six sacks). He did have a strong effort (five tackles, two tackles for loss, sack) against Nebraska in the team’s Capital One Bowl victory. Taylor has returned both his career interceptions for touchdowns -– 24 yards against Tennessee in 2010 and 48 yards against Arkansas in 2011. As a senior in 2012, Taylor saw his sack number decline even further as he managed just three sacks. He matched his junior year total of 8.5 tackles for loss, and also managed to bat down six passes.
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Strengths
Taylor possess an ideal athletic frame for a strong-side defensive end. He stands at 6-foot-7, weighs 275 pounds, and it appears as if his frame is far from maxed out. Long strides can eat up grass quickly once he gets started. Fights through the B-gap on inside rushes. Height, length and big hands make him capable of regularly knocking down passes or at least obscuring his vision.
Weaknesses
Height and long legs prevent him from having elite short-area agility, change of direction ability, and closing speed. Often times can be lethargic in coming off the ball. Stands up almost immediately off the snap. Takes time to rip off blocks with long arms and slower hands, can be moved out of the hole by better linemen. Lacks flexibility to keep his balance while turning the corner. Shorter defenders can easily pop his chest, also gets knocked off his pass rush route (or to the ground) due to his height. Needs to use his length to full advantage, extending his arms to keep distance from tackles.
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Taylor has spent much of his time getting overshadowed by players like Melvin Ingram and Jadaveon Clowney. While Taylor is a physical specimen in his own right, he does not display proper quickness or pad level in order to be a consistent starting player in the NFL. However, Taylor is a player that isn't a stranger to hustle, and his length will make him an intriguing target to a team that thinks they can fix his pad level and pass rushing technqiue. Perhaps more intriguing however is the fact that his frame does not appear to be maxed out yet. It seems as if he can easily get to around 300 pounds, without sacrificing athleticism, which could interest 32 teams.

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Old 03-24-2013, 05:30 PM   #154
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After a long birthday weekend no one told him was coming, Jim Irsay and Ryan Grigson tweet their selection of Sanders Commings S Georgia. Finally, the FO realizes its not a joke and his account was not hacked and they run to the podium more embarrassed than the guys who are still not sure what happened
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The Houston Texans select DT Akeem Spence of Illinois.
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The Green Bay Packers select Ryan Otten TE San Jose State
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With the 161st selection, the Denver Broncos select:

William Gholston, DE, Michigan State, 6' 6", 281 lbs



STRENGTHS Looks the part of an NFL starter, with height, length, and a strong overall build. Holds the line and edge well when on his game, uses strong hands and long arms to get leverage. Very agile for his size, can move with tight ends and running backs in the flat, hurdle cut blockers, and stunt with explosiveness. Can be quick in short spaces once he's in motion.
WEAKNESSES Struggles to use his hands to disenage. Play seems to stop after making contact too often. Very leggy out of his stance, takes too many steps to get started. Loses his balance trying to turn the corner.
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Pick made at 10:12 am MDT Shananahan is OTC

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Old 03-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #159
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The Washington Redskins select Micah Hyde, CB, Iowa.

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Old 03-25-2013, 11:44 AM   #160
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with the 163rd pick the Falcons select:


Keith Pough, LB (The Great University of Howard)



02/20/13 - 2013 NFL Combine, Most to gain: After an impressive career at Howard and a strong week at the East-West Shrine Game, Keith Pough is no longer an under-the-radar prospect. NFL scouts love his physical nature and confidence but do have some concerns about his speed and overall range. Pough doesn't need to run in the 4.4-range in the 40-yard dash, but scouts want to see him do better than the 4.8 times he has run in the past. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/18/13 - 2013 SHRINE GAME PRACTICE RISERS: 1. OLB Keith Pough, Howard (6016, 241 -- West Team)...With his performance on the practice field this week and through talking to NFL scouts, putting Pough at No. 1 was the easiest decision on this list. He showed off his natural athleticism and coordination during drills, and while he has room to get stronger, his aggressive and violent playing style was impressive. Pough's physical attributes stand out, but so does his approach to the game. He brings a non-stop motor and competitive attitude to the defense, regardless if it's practice or a game. Although he's still a tad rough around the edges, Pough is a player on the rise and it wouldn't be a shock if he ends up as one of the first players drafted from this year's Shrine Game. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/15/13 - EAST WEST SHRINE GAME - MONDAY PRACTICE: The most talkative award goes to Howard outside linebacker Keith Pough (West Team), who was barking all practice - not only at himself but also his teammates. While some view this as a negative, the coaching staff of the West squad appeared to encourage it, loving the energy he was showing while pushing those around him. Along with his gift for gab, Pough is also a very talented football player. He stood out during the linebacker drills as the best athlete of the group with excellent flexibility and agility for the position. Pough was the only linebacker during drills who didn't need reminding to "stay low" during blocking drills. He does have a few bad habits with lowering his head and keeping his eyes in the wrong place, but he is definitely a defensive prospect worth watching due to his athleticism and competitive nature. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

Pick made at 1:43 pm est

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Old 03-25-2013, 12:07 PM   #161
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With the 164th pick in the 5th round, the Philadelphia Eagles select

Ricky Wagner, OT, Wisconsin
6' 6", 308



Achievements: 2012 All-Big Ten first team (coaches), 2011 All-Big Ten honorable mention (consensus), 2010 All-Big Ten honorable mention (consensus)

What he brings: Wagner has a solid, large frame, and scouts have been impressed with his initial quickness in pass protection. However, CBSSports.com points out that his technique as a run-blocker might be his best trait. Has some versatility, with experience at right and left tackle. Others have talked about Wagner’s strong upper body and legs, which help him give up little to no ground on bull rushes.

Notes: Wagner was responsible for protecting Russell Wilson‘s blind side in 2011, and he did a good job. Wilson was sacked 22 times that year, his lowest total in his four years for the Badgers. … Wagner decided to attend Wisconsin after losing out on some scholarship offers due to an eight-game suspension his senior year of high school for an athletic code violation involving alcohol.
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With the 165th pick in the 5th round, the Seattle Seahawks select
WR Marcus Davis Virginia Tech
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With the 166th pick of the 2013 Orangemane NFL Mock Draft the
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Ray Graham RB Pitt



When Graham and his half-brother Khaseem Greene (their father, Raymond Graham, played football at Purdue) say they’ll run into each other on Saturday –- they mean it. In fact, the Rutgers linebacker and 2011 Big East Defensive Player of the Year was part of six tackles against his brother in last October’s meeting (though Graham had 159 rushing yards on the day). This year, the teams meet in the penultimate regular season game –- but since both have NFL talent, it probably won’t be the last time their pads will pop.


Graham spent his first two years on campus as the back-up to Dion Lewis. He played in 13 games as a true freshman, carrying 61 times for 349 yards and four scores, and received more work in 2010 (two starts in 12 games; 148-922, eight TD rushing; 24 receptions for 213 yards, two TD receiving). In addition, Lewis returned 38 kicks for 838 yards over those first two years. It looked as though Graham was in for a big junior year as a full-time starter in 2011, rushing for 958 yards and nine touchdowns (and catching 30 passes for 200 yards) in the first eight weeks of the year before tearing his right ACL against Connecticut. He worked hard to make it back for his senior season, carrying the ball 14 times for 71 yards in the season opener. Graham’s play improved as the season went on, as he eclipsed the 100 yard mark in three of his final five games, with a 94 yard rushing performance vs South Florida to end his season, but he suffered a hamstring injury in bowl practices which kept him out of the BBVA Compass Bowl. His impressive work as a runner (222-1042-11 TDs) and receiver (36-340-2 TDs) earned him All-Big East first-team honors.
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STRENGTHS Undersized but explosive back who runs with no wasted movement, Not shy about running through compressed spaces and picks his way through trash well inside. Tough inside runner who uses vision, feel and quick lateral movement to sidestep defenders to find space to run in the box. Accelerates in a hurry once he get the hole, rips off five or six yards in the blink of an eye. Spins off tackles with feet churning, stays balanced to keep forward movement. Uses the same lean and excellent balance to win one-on-one battles outside. Solid receiving threat out of the backfield. Catches the ball naturally with his hands before accelerating upfield and shows the ability to adjust to the ball. Lines up in the slot on occasion, shows quickness in his routes to create mismatches in space. Gives good effort to mirror and sustain blocks against rushers in pass protection. Patient reading and following his pulling linemen. Experienced running base NFL run plays from under center.
WEAKNESSES Only average in his overall size, might have more trouble moving piles and breaking tackles inside against NFL defenders. Gets going east-west too and will hit the cutback too early. Won’t elude pro defenders as easily. Durability is a concern. Has not started a full season, missing on his opportunity in 2011 due to a right ACL tear and his bowl game in 2012 due to a hamstring. Did not play with the same top-end elusiveness and breakaway speed he showed before his knee injury.
NFL COMPARISON Ahmad Bradshaw
BOTTOM LINE The next Pittsburgh running back likely to make his way to the NFL, Graham looked to translate his quickness between the tackles to a big year in 2011 (958 yards, nine touchdowns in eight games) before a torn right ACL struck him down. Graham has averaged six yards a carry for Pitt in his first three years, but durability will be more important to scouts if he is to maximize his draft grade as a senior and join half-brother and Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene as top 75 picks. He did not appear to be playing in 2012 at 100 percent, as he looked noticeably less explosive and his yards per carry dipped (4.7). Being another year removed from his ACL tear could give him the rare elusiveness and top-end speed he once showed however, and he could be one of the steals of the 2012 draft if he checks out medically.

VERY HAPPY TO ADD GRAHAM at this point in the draft. Takes Reggie's Spot.

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The Green Bay Packers select Marquise Goodwin WR Texas



Height: 5-9. Weight: 183. Arm: 31.48. Hand: 8.58.
40 Time: 4.27.
Projected Round (2013): 4-6.
3/23/13: Goodwin didn't have a lot of production in college, but he has had an excellent postseason to help his draft stock. Goodwin blazed an amazing Combine 40 time with a tremendous 10-yard split of 1.43 seconds. Those were the fastest times of any receiver. It wasn't that surprising considering he was a track athlete.

Goodwin didn't perform as well in the field drills, which illustrated he is still a work in progress as a wide out. Goodwin needs to work on his hands and route-running.

Goodwin did well at the Senior Bowl and gave cornerbacks problems with his speed all week. He had 26 receptions for 340 yards and three touchdowns in 2012, including a 64-yard touchdown run against Oregon State. On the ground, Goodwin ran for 140 yards on 13 carries with three scores. He had more receiving production as a junior with 33 catches for 421 yards and two touchdowns. His sophomore (31-324-1) and freshman (30-279-1) years featured some production.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:17 AM   #165
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Baltimore Ravens select:

Quanterus Smith OLB/DE Western Kentucky
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:38 AM   #166
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With the 169th pick in the 2013 OM NFL DRAFT.......THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS select:

Tharold Simon, CB, LSU
6'2" 202LBS.
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Strengths: Elite size; long arms. Plays very quick; able to make quick and sudden cuts and breaks on the ball. He is very solid in man to man coverage. Does a great job of finding the ball in the air and plays the pass like a wideout. Also shows pretty good awareness in zone coverage and keeps eyes on QB. Has good play recognition, reads plays often. Is a very physical corner, using his hands and arms very effectively. Does a great job of knocking the ball out of the receiver’s hands often. Shows pretty fluid hips for a big guy. Has great movement skills. Very impressive jumping ability. Able to make sure tackles and even does a nice job of tackling in space. Can be an effective blitzer.

Weaknesses: I think he needs to find the right balance in the aggressiveness in his game. Often I see him overly aggressive and then there are even times where I am thinking he should have been more aggressive and physical. He needs to find the balance. He tends to over-pursue at times; needs to stay in control. I think he has very impressive footwork (quickness, flexibility), but I saw him get caught flat footed a lot. I believe he has to improve on this for the next level. I would like to see him disengage from blocks better. Overall strength could be better, only did 9 reps on the bench at the combine. Speed is not elite.

Summary: Tharold Simon stood out to me this year as an underrated prospect. For me personally, I like seeing big corners that can move and Simon fits that mold. Along with his size, I saw the physicality that you want to see in bigger corners. He’s not afraid to use his size to help out in the run or make open field tackles. I am also intrigued by his cover skills. I like the competitiveness I see in him and the potential ball hawking ability I see in him. I think Simon has the ability to be a great CB in the NFL and although he does have some issues he needs to improve on.

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With the 170th pick in the OM draft, the St. Louis Rams select:

Everett Dawkins, DT, Florida State Seminoles
6’2”, 292, 5.06, Bench: 23, Shuttle: 4.88, Cone: 7.61



Overview:
Everett Dawkins has been a mainstay up front for the Seminole defense, starting 40 games in his four-plus seasons in Tallahassee. The defensive tackle is one of the few remaining figures that played through the transition from the Bobby Bowden to Jimbo Fisher Era. As is always the case with interior defensive linemen, there is difficulty in evaluations because stats hardly tell how successful a lineman is in terms of affecting the play.

Dawkins plays the role of a traditional 4-3 defensive tackle, meaning he is lined up on the outside shoulder of the guard across from him (three-technique). Though he has been a big part of the Seminole defense's success against the run, there were times over the past few seasons that he and fellow starter Anthony McCloud could be moved off the ball. Dawkins' Senior Bowl appearance will go a long way in terms of scouting and coaching projections moving forward.

Strengths:
Dawkins is a capable interior lineman that can clog and neutralize running lanes. Lateral speed and agility are above average for the position. He also has upside in terms of being able to rush the passer.

Weaknesses:
Dawkins and his linemates this year did not affect the pocket or make as many plays in the opponents' backfield as expected. There were sequences in games against the likes of USF, Miami and others in which the starting defensive interior was pushed off the ball as well.

Where does he fit in the NFL?

Across the board, scouts are projecting Dawkins as a rotational interior defensive lineman. While that role does not include starters reps, it is considered vitally important if a team is to succeed against pass and run over 16-game and (potentially) playoff seasons. Dawkins has been tied to the Carolina Panthers by ESPN's Scouts Inc. because of the Panthers' glaring need at the position. (Warchant)


Comment: Should be a solid rotational guy in the middle for the Rams. If there’s more to the story, I’m sure Req will let us know.

Pick made at 12:20 MST
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In the OM draft the Lions select: David Bass DE, Missouri Western State
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Just like every year, a few small schoolers break onto the scene and perform very well on an equal playing field. Bass is one of these prospects, as he was the most consistent pass rusher at the East-West Shrine game. The senior broke two records during his final year at Missouri Western State breaking the school's career sack (39.5) and consecutive starts (50). When asked the one word to describe himself, Bass answered "beast".



Bass immediately started as a freshman in all 12 games, finishing with 47 tackles, 9.5 for loss and 6.5 sacks. In 2010, Bass put up similar numbers in the same 12 starts, with 47 tackles, 10.5 for loss, and eight sacks. His production only went up, with 14.5 sacks in 12 starts as a junior on 20 tackles for loss. Bass' 14 starts in 2012 were a career high and tallied 11.5 sacks.

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The Oakland Raider's select Marc Anthony, CB California Golden Bears. Since I am out of town and on a ultra slow connection, I will not be posting any details.

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Moving him inside to Guard The Cleveland browns select:

J.C. Tretter OT/G From Cornell. 6'4" 307 lbs.

STRENGTHS Athletic build. Possess light feet, and has the athletic ability to mirror pass rushers. Flexible, shows the ability to bend. Moves well laterally. Plays with good balance. Quick off the ball. Recognizes stunts and blitzes well, and has the coordination to execute multiple blocks in these situations.


WEAKNESSES Limited experience and played against weak competition. Will likely have to move to guard, due to a lack of length. Lacks core strength. While he's light on his feet, his foot quickness needs to improve.

BOTTOM LINE Tretter is an athletic offensive lineman, who will likely have to move to the inside at the next level. He plays the game with good balance and coordination. However there will be questions about his length, strength, and the competition he played. Tretter looks to be a nice long-term upside type.

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With the Cleveland browns final pick in the draft, we select :



Duke Williams S Nevada 5'11" 201 lbs

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With the 177th pick in the OM Mock Draft the Buffalo Bills select UCLA TE Joseph Fauria




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SUMMARY - Joseph Fauria is not being mentioned in the same breath as some of the top TEs in this draft class, but he clearly has the tools to become a productive NFL player. While not an explosive or elusive athlete, he does display solid short area quickness and smooth, savvy route running ability, which allows him to gain separation on his breaks. Once the ball is in the air he is a nightmare for LBs and DBs to match up with, as he high-points the ball and uses his huge frame and catching radius to consistently win contested balls. He clearly has the flexibility and strength to be an effective blocker, but must be more consistent with his level of competitiveness. The depth of this year's TE class is likely to drop Fauria to day three, but he has starter's upside at the next level because of his size, strength and ball skills.
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Zac Dysert QB Miami, Ohio

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  • 6'3" Height
  • 32 5/8" Arm Length
  • 231LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands
Overview

It’s easy to finger Dysert (pronounced DYE-sert) as another MAC quarterback piquing the interest of NFL general managers, especially when he’s leading the same Miami team for which Ben Roethlisberger played before winning two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over his four years starting, Dysert ended up breaking Roethlisberger’s school career passing attempts, completions, and yardage records. So it’s natural for teams to watch him closely in the hopes his skill set will translate similarly to Roethlisberger’s (even if he doesn’t quite possess Roethlisberger’s arm strength or bulk) at the next level.


Dysert pulled down 2007 Ohio state high school player of the year honors (an award also won by Roethlisberger when he was an Ohio prep) despite relinquishing his quarterback duties for three-plus games due to a broken thumb; maybe the fact he moved to wide receiver and played linebacker during those games swayed the voters to give him the title. Dysert won the team’s scout player of the year award during his redshirt season of 2008 before playing in 11 games, with nine starts, the following season (2,611 yards, 61.6% completion rate, 12 touchdowns, 16 interceptions). He continued his progression as a passer as a sophomore (2,406, 64.7 percent, 13, 12), starting the first 10 games before suffering a lacerated kidney. The injury prevented Dysert from passing over the last four games, though he did return as the team’s placeholder for their GoDaddy.com Bowl win over Middle Tennessee State. He stayed healthy throughout the 2011 season, starting every game, passing for 3,513 yards and greatly improving his completion percentage (65.8) and touchdown-to-interception ratio (23-11). The Redhawks struggled during his senior season, going through a scheme change and posting a 4-8 record, but Dysert’s production remained steady (3,483, 62.9 percent, 25 touchdowns, 12 interceptions), earning him third-team All-MAC honors.
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Strengths

Looks like an NFL quarterback, and has more room to add muscle to his frame. Keeps a solid base, active feet, and has a reliable over-the-top delivery for his accurate passes to all levels of the field. Good athlete for his size, able to sidestep and run away from blitzers in the backfield while usually keeping his eyes downfield to see if a receiver breaks open. Picks up first downs, or simply gets something out of nothing, with his feet. Shows the strength, in terms of body and arm, to get passes off with defenders hanging off his body in the pocket. Will get out of bounds instead of taking a hit on the run. Has experience both under center and in shotgun, but played in more of a shotgun spread scheme during his senior year. Flashes anticipation on crossing routes to hit his man on the run. Throws accurately on the move to his left or right, and will stop to set his feet if there’s time on moving pockets. His arm is strong enough to fling the ball 40 yards downfield on the run, and also to throw in tight windows over the middle. Flashes great placement on fades and sideline throws, puts ball on his man’s shoulder where only he can catch it. Good strength to pull down the ball at the last minute as well as step through tackle attempts in the pocket. Communicates with receivers pre-snap if he sees something worth exploiting in the defense. Big body and quick feet are helpful on quarterback sneaks. Mechanically sound overall. Has held for placement kicks.
Weaknesses

Pocket poise needs to improve; takes off from the pocket if his primary read is covered or he sees pressure, but is also inconsistent feeling backside rushers. Needs to prove he can find check-downs and secondary options from the pocket. Will stare down his target, allowing defenders to follow his eyes to the ball. Accuracy in the intermediate portion of the field can be streaky. Straight-line speed and elusiveness aren’t elite, quicker NFL defenders will track him down in the pocket and will make him pay for running too often. May have picked up bad habits playing for an undermanned team. Can be prone to over-improvisation and trusts his arm too much at times, throwing balls up for grabs or across his body into traffic over the middle.
NFL Comparison

Ben Roethlisberger
Bottom Line

Dysert reminded scouts a bit of Roethlisberger by displaying toughness and more of a playmaker’s game than pure efficiency during his breakout 2011 season (3,513 passing yards, 65.8 percent completion rate, 23 touchdowns). He does not quite possess the two-time Super Bowl champ’s elite arm and bulk, but still has enough of both – along with the athleticism and deft passing touch to make NFL-caliber plays on the run – to become one of the top passers in the class. His career flew somewhat under the radar in the MAC conference, but has the size, arm, accuracy, athleticism, and production that NFL teams covet.
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