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  • Mat'hir Uth Gan
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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS sign:

    WR JAMAL CUSTIS, SYRACUSE


    Jamal Custis is #288 on my Top 300 Big Board.


    WR JAMAL CUSTIS SYRACUSE

    Western Michigan (2018); Playing outside WR and slot. Solid block downfield on off tackle run. Slot, press man, Go route, for a 40 yard TD. Just chopped through the jam, got a clean inside release and ran past the CB for the score. RWR, press man, nice stab step outside before breaking into an inside slant, ball well overthrown and incomplete. The route on that play looked very crisp. RWR, press man, just powered right through the jam, got a decent inside release, ran past the CB and safety on Go route, QB overthrew the ball again. Appears that Western Michigan has nobody big enough or fast enough to cover Custis. Slot, press man, corner go route, powered through the jam again, raced up the sideline, got a step on the CB and hauled a 40 yard bomb for the TD. Nice over the shoulder catch and diving effort to the pylon for the score. RWR, press man, Go route, had a step on the CB, QB threw up a wounded duck, Custis able to adjust to underthrown ball and make a spinning toe tap snag on the sideline. Only one foot though, not a catch in the NFL. Continues to be rock solid as a blocker in the run game. RWR, press man, out route on sideline, tried to make diving catch on inaccurate throw, no dice. Scramble drill, able to make snag on sideline by getting vertical, good YAC on the play. Called back by a hold. RWR, press man, inside slant, QB missed the throw. Not sure what happened to Dungey, but he has been utter crap in the second half of this game in terms of accuracy. Slot, off man, out route, sensational one handed snag on an inaccurate pass, hauled it in like nothing special, stiff armed the CB, and powered into the end zone for a 20 yard TD. That was a hell of a catch and the entire play was really well done. RWR, press man, Go route, excellent over the shoulder catch under contested coverage. The CB finally was able to cover him on a play, and Custis still caught the ball. That one was pretty impressive too. Good tape, the competition was crap, but Custis put on a show concerning the various ways he can make impressive catches. Bigger, faster, and just better by far than anything Western Michigan could trot out on the field.

    NC State (2018): Playing outside WR and slot. RWR, press man, inside slant, CB swatted ball away. Unlike Western Michigan, NC State has legit athletes at DB, they have the size and speed to play against Custis. Slot, off man, Go route, over the shoulder catch for 50 yards. Tried to cover him with a safety on that play, that’s not going to work, Custis is legitimately fast. RWR, press man, corner fade, CB bear hugged him for the PI. Slot, press man, corner route, just ran right by the CB and hauled in the 20 yard TD. Alright, so maybe NC State doesn’t have the athletes at DB needed to stop Custis. I keep trying to watch Custis, but Syracuse has a WR that looks 4 feet tall and I’m fascinated by the potential someone just picks him up and throws him like a football. Slot, zone coverage, inside slant, 15 yard gain. LWR, press man, Go route, 50/50 ball, CB able to swat it away at catch point. The CBs on NC State can run with Custis, he might not be as fast as I originally thought, still has plus speed though. Nice drive block on the CB on WR screen, drove his guy out of bounds. Slot, press man, corner go route, but this time the CB jammed the bejeezus out of him and Custis couldn’t get off the line. The QB just sat there waiting for him, eventually had to go elsewhere. That hasn’t happened before, usually Custis will chop down the jam, but it’s a little worrisome. Tape was a little lackluster, the QB didn’t help, but facing legit D1 talent, Custis was largely held in check. Size and speed still stand out, hands continue to be reliable.

    Boston College (2018): Playing outside WR and slot. Strong blocking on QB run, drove the CB out of bounds. He’s done that a few times on these tapes. Slot, zone coverage, Go route up seam, 50/50 jump ball, Custis tried to post up the DB and it did not work, DB kind of posted him up and swatted ball away. Slot, off man, deep crossing route, nice diving catch for 40 yard gain. Had reach back low and behind him on the dive to make that catch while going full speed the opposite direction, pretty impressive play. Drive block on DB on WR screen. Definitely one of the better blocking WRs in the draft. Struggling a bit with the jam, he’s able to beat it, but it’s slowing him down so much getting into his route that the QB is moving to another read. LWR, zone, Go route, 50/50 ball, completely overpowered midget CB Cheevers on the play, but Cheevers able to get a hand in at the catch point and knock the ball away. RWR, press man, out route, able to juke the CB to make him miss and then stiff arm him to make him miss again, 10 yard gain on the play. Custis got stuck on the jam on that play as well. RWR, press man, rip move to beat the jam that time, Go route up sideline, 50/50 ball, Custis able to make spinning high point catch and get one foot down for the 25 yard TD.



    TLDR:
    Tape was hit or miss. Really, there is no excuse for a big WR like this to struggle against the jam to this degree. He needs to drill down on some fundamentals. Route running is mostly solid, hands are mostly solid, relies a lot on his size and speed to get him open, neither is all that special against front line competition. Still, there’s enough potential here to intrigue some teams later in the draft. He’s a really physical blocking WR, probably would be a great special teams player while rounding out the WR depth chart.

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  • Mat'hir Uth Gan
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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the CINCINNATI BENGALS sign:

    QB KYLE SHURMUR, VANDERBILT


    Kyle Shurmer is #287 on my Top 300 Big Board.


    QB KYLE SHURMUR VANDERBILT

    Notre Dame (2018): Playing shotgun and under center. Has a pretty big brace on left knee. Does a nice job progressing through his reads. Shows good mobility and accuracy rolling out, even when throwing across his body to a tight space. Arm looks good, definitely above average, but not great. Hangs in there against pass rushers and completes the ball accurately. Getting heavily pressured, deep ball hasn’t looked good so far. Tends to moonball it a bit rather than throw on a line. He looks good on the intermediate stuff, fires it in there accurately and hits the WRs in stride. Perfect pass on a skinny post against tight coverage that should have been a TD but WR was stripped at the goal line. Running the two minute drill like a boss. This guy looks like a pro QB playing in a pro style scheme. Notre Dame has an elite secondary, and he’s picking them apart with intermediate throws in between the numbers and short stuff on the outside. Should have had a TD pass before the half after a masterful two minute drill but the RB dropped the ball while wide open at the end zone. First half tape looks like a Day 1 or Day 2 draft talent. Continuing to look incredibly polished in the second half. Highly accurate, good zip on the ball, mechanics look like a finished product. This might be the sleeper in this QB class. Only flaw I saw here was his deep ball could be better, he throws it too high and often underthrows it as well. Like how he comes back from throwing an INT on a Go route, to immediately throwing a perfect deep out route for a chunk gain. Short memory of mistakes. Had them on the march to win the game late but the WRs dropped some key passes. Really good tape.

    Georgia (2018): Playing shotgun and under center. Georgia getting massive push early, swatting down every pass. When he has time to throw, showing a good strong arm and nice accuracy, mostly attacking the middle of the field with intermediate passes and outside with short passes. Definitely struggling a bit with pressure, he’s hanging in there and trying to throw down the field but the accuracy is off as he is forcing throws. Mostly in shotgun now to give him more time against the rush. Some nice clutch intermediate range throws into super tight windows in the middle of the field. Really nice job pulling in the rush and setting up the screen for big gains. Continues to show excellent ball placement, the receivers catch it in stride. Nice accuracy throwing across body while rolling out at full speed. Nice speed and placement on intermediate out route, about 20 yards, that’s a route he doesn’t throw a lot of. Has missed high across the middle a few times when he’s feeling pressured, he tries to gun it in there super hard and it sails on him. WRs are having trouble beating the Georgia DBs. Shows decent elusiveness in the pocket, but doesn’t seem like a threat to scramble. Georgia got up huge in this game and started playing zone and prevent most of the second half, so Shurmur mainly hit a bunch of crossing routes but the WRs were getting tattooed consistently after the catch. Got his leg rolled up a bit on a sack in the 4th quarter and that was it for him in this game. Thought he looked solid when he had time, made several good throws, but he was under siege the entire game and the Georgia DBs were Velcro to his WRs. Doesn’t seem like the type of franchise QB that can help a team win on his own, might be more of an Andy Dalton type, solid if he has a decent supporting cast.

    Florida (2018): Playing shotgun and under center. Looks pro ready to me. Audibles at the line, points out blitzers, looks extremely comfortable taking snaps under center, and his feet and throwing mechanics are sharp. Nice job marching team down for a TD early, showed really good field vision and awareness, goes through multiple reads and fires the ball in there accurately. Long TD on a simple screen, RB did all the work. He’s really trying to fire in some balls in tight spaces, the Florida DBs are playing well though. He has a solid arm, not elite enough to squeeze it on some of these throws though. Another big gainer on a simple screen. Hanging in the pocket like a champ late in this game, but he’s getting blasted frequently. He’s having to rush some throws and the DBs keep breaking them up. Again, his arm is good, not great, as is his accuracy. WRs are also dropping balls going over the middle because they are scared. Threw a pick at the end just trying to force it down the field, game was already over. I thought this game showed some warts with his arm strength, when he needed to fire some intermediate passes into a tight window, the DBs kept breaking on the ball and swatting it away. He’s mostly polished and might be plug and play. I’m not sure about his upside, he’s probably similar to CJ Beathard, and his future might be as a capable backup. He does flash starter level skills at times, but I don’t see a franchise type QB.



    TLDR:
    Highly accurate, good zip on the ball, mechanics look like a finished product. This might be the sleeper in this QB class. Only flaw I saw here was his deep ball could be better, he throws it too high and often underthrows it as well. When he has time to throw, showing a good strong arm and nice accuracy, mostly attacking the middle of the field with intermediate passes and outside with short passes. Shows decent elusiveness in the pocket, but doesn’t seem like a threat to scramble. He’s mostly polished and might be plug and play. I’m not sure about his upside, he’s probably similar to CJ Beathard, and his future might be as a capable backup. He does flash starter level skills at times, but I don’t see a franchise type QB.

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  • Mat'hir Uth Gan
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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the PITTSBURGH STEELERS sign:

    OG IOSUA OPETA, WEBER STATE


    Iosua Opeta is #286 on my Top 300 Big Board.



    No tape work on Weber State. Pre-draft reviews and hype on Opeta from the NFLPA Bowl through the Combine have largely been positive. Strong, bully RG type, might be able to play OC. Build, size, length, and power should be good at any of the interior positions on the OL. Interesting prospect. Felt like he needed to be ranked in my Top 300 as teams are clearly interested in him. Could go much higher than where I have him.

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  • Mat'hir Uth Gan
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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the CINCINNATI BENGALS sign:

    LB AZEEZ AL-SHAAIR, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL


    Azeez Al-Shaair is #285 on my Top 300 Big Board.


    LB AZEEZ AL-SHAAIR FLORIDA ATLANTIC

    Wisconsin (2017): Playing ILB in 34 defense. Had to go back to 2017 since he was injured in all but 5 games in 2018. Overran running lane, RB cut back inside up the middle for chunk gain. Driven back by the LG out of the lane on an off tackle run. Jet sweep, excellent read and react to stuff play for a loss. Not really his fault, but the Wisconsin RB is tearing them up on cut back runs. He has two clear running lanes generally to each side of the OC and LG, and he gets to choose at the last second which one he wants. Tough on Al-Shaair, he keeps going to the primary lane and then the RB cuts it back inside on him. The rest of the FAU defense is MIA so far. A tad bit slow and a poor angle on off tackle run where AAS shot into the backfield but the RB was already by him. Rocked back hard by the RG on inside run. The Wisconsin OL is abusing everyone, the DL is shoved into the LBs almost immediately on some of these snaps. Driven off the line ten yards by the OC on inside run. Able to take on the RB square up near the goal line and stop him in his tracks. Did it again on the next play. He has some tackling ability, gets low and plays with leverage. Doesn’t really show that degree of stoutness dealing with the OL at the second level though. Had a hand in stopping the RB on 4th down and goal as well. Flashed a little bit there in run defense. Solid zone and man coverage on the TEs and RB on short routes in the flat, hasn’t really had to cover more than that. Blitz up middle, picked up by LG. Nice job shooting the gap and tackling RB for no gain on 3rd and 1. He got hosed on the spot though, they gave him the first down. Counts as a good play in my book. Key stop just before halftime tackling the TE on a quick out route from the slot a yard short of the TD and that did force Wisconsin to kick a field goal. Read, react, tackle RB for a loss on off tackle run. This guy seems legit, not great, but decent enough. He’s definitely not afraid to take on the Wisconsin RB at full speed square up. Rip move to get around the RT on inside run. Overall, thought AAS flashed at times under difficult conditions, the announcers were saying the Wisconsin OL average almost 80 lbs more than the FAU DL, and you really saw them pushed around. The OGs also dominated AAS throughout the game as well. Still, he showed he’s a quality tackler and willing to make the tough hit in the hole. Had some zone drops, but not much passing game reps in this one.

    Oklahoma (2018): Playing ILB in 34 defense, many times he was the only LB lined up in the middle. Charged in and took on both the pulling RT and RG on off tackle run. Freed up teammates to make tackle for minimal gain. Read, react, stuffed RB for a loss on inside run. Quick instincts and solid burst on that play. Chased WR all the way down the field and into the end zone after a short crossing route. Speed looks potentially above average for the position. Looks pretty fluid as an athlete as well, muscular guy, just looks good running around the field. Tackle on FB on outlet play for short gain. Struggling a bit with the OL again, but kind of expected. Blitz off edge, sacked back up QB on RPO play. Good job reading WR screen, charged up and made tackle for short gain. Did not play in the 4th quarter of this blow out. Alright, so not a lot of notes because he didn’t make a lot of plays, also didn’t completely suck, so there’s that. Made several routine tackles a few yards down the field falling off the blocks of the OGs and the RT. Those guys really gave him fits most of the game. Once again not used much in the passing game, he pretty much just drops in short zone and kind of sits there. They blitz him rarely, but he did a have a sack on a blitz in this game. FAU was outclassed so badly by the OL that it’s tough to really tell what he can be. He flashed at times, but not as much as the Wisconsin tape. I think he’s a plus athlete as an ILB that might be ok in coverage. Tough to tell at this point. He’s an able and willing tackler, fearless to take on OGs or hit the RB head up in the hole. Athletic testing will help kind of clarify where he can play, and what he might be able to do. Announcers mentioned that he led FAU in tackles three and four years ago as a WLB and then last year as an ILB. Glad he got a Combine invite, hope he is healthy to participate, I want to see him in coverage drills.

    Central Florida (2018): Playing inside at LB in base nickel defense. Rip move on TE to get off his block. Laying some wood early in this game, he really coils up and then lets loose with his shoulder when tackling the RB or hitting the QB. Did both, looked like his hits hurt. Walled off by the LG, able to fall off the block and make tackle on RB to limit gain. Zone drop, decent depth but QB able to drop the ball over his head to the WR on a slant for a TD. AAS jumped and kind of flailed at the pass, but I hope he was off balance because he got about two inches off the ground. Blitz up middle, able to side step RB’s cut block attempt, big pressure on QB, chased him out of the pocket and was able to knock him out of bounds after a short gain. QB held the ball too long, AAS charged up from his shallow zone drop and QB threw the ball away. Definitely think he’s a plus athlete for the position, also think he’s bigger than he’s listed. The guy is built like a brick house, you can just see how shredded up he is. Is a little bit of a long strider, but he covers some ground when he decides to run forward at full speed. Read, react, wrap up tackle on RB on offtackle run for short gain. He’s a tackling machine of sorts, they aren’t all good tackles, many in this game are down the field in lateral pursuit or due to falling off blocks by the OL. It’s noticeable though how different he looks in this game without elite OL on him every snap. He can attack and he’s playing very aggressive. Rip move on LG, just threw him to the ground. Driven off the ball by the OC and LG double team, did an ok job of slowing them down and stacking them up to a degree. WR in slot heard his footsteps coming on a slant and broke off the route missing the pass. I get that too, AAS is a little bit of an enforcer. He has flashed more like a big hitting bully at ILB in this game, and I think that’s kind of what you saw flashes of in the other tapes. Nice job getting skinny and avoiding the pulling LG, able to slide in behind and tackle the RB for no gain.



    TLDR:
    So, what I see of AAS as a prospect is a plus athlete at the ILB position. He’s tough and willing to make hard tackles, does have some counter moves to get off lineman blocks, but still struggles with getting driven out of plays. Might need to be in a defense that keeps him clean. Coverage remains a mystery, lots of short zone drops, never really tested or used down the field. Athleticism and hitting ability probably make him enticing for special teams, probably has some developmental upside as well. Combine can answer some questions about his coverage potential, specifically if he has any. (Due to the ACL, was unable to work out at Combine, so still a lot of questions on his coverage ability, and I didn't go back to 2016 to see how he looked at OLB. This is a good player though, if a team is sold on him, could go much higher than I have him listed. Tape grade was 6th-7th Round).

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  • Mat'hir Uth Gan
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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the NEW YORK JETS sign:

    DAMAREA CROCKETT, MISSOURI


    Damarea Crockett is #284 on my Top 300 Big Board.



    RB DAMAREA CROCKETT MISSOURI

    Georgia (2018): Playing shotgun only scheme. Inside, draw, broke through a few arm tackles, flashed good speed, 20 yard gain. Inside draw, plowed right into the backs of his OL for minimal gain. Screen play, but ball batted down at the line. Decent job in pass pro picking up DB off the edge. Showing fairly well in pass pro through the first half of this game. Not much to write about in terms of running the ball, mostly just goes north and south no matter what, runs into his blockers way more than you’d like. Bounced a run outside, showed some solid cutting ability on 5 yard gain. Tape just not impressive so far, he almost always just runs forward, half the time he hits a wall and goes down for a minimal gain. Inside draw for 10 yard TD, nice blocking went right through the hole, broke an arm tackle and ran through the DB to cross into the end zone. He runs hard, arm tackles are not going to cut it. Tried to hit him on a swing pass, ball batted down at line again. Outlet route on 4th and 3, shoved off the DB within five yards from the line and made the catch, unable to get the first down though. Tape was not great. Crockett has plus athleticism, or at least speed, but he didn’t show much in terms of instincts and playmaking ability at RB. He doesn’t create yards on his own, only gets what is blocked. Does run hard though. Decent in pass pro.

    South Carolina (2018); Playing shotgun only scheme. Smashed in backfield at handoff point, nothing he could do. Offtackle play, runs low, good forward lean, shows decent power. Looks like mostly a north and south guy, can make some cuts in a small area. Definitely at his best when hitting the hole hard, has solid initial burst and overall speed, not much in terms of vision or make you miss ability, he mostly just gets what is blocked. If there is a crease straight ahead, he has the speed to hit it and pop a big run. Decent job in pass pro picking up the safety off the edge. This looks a lot like Josh Adams or Alex Collins. Straight line speed guy that just runs forward to the designed hole, if it’s open, he gets what is blocked, if it’s not, he gets tackled immediately or runs up the back of his OL. Solid job in pass pro until he decided bear hug the DB and body slam him. Inside counter run for 60 yard TD, literally did nothing except run forward pretty fast. Was a nice mix of solid misdirection, excellent blocking, and poor defense. Raining pretty good now, water puddled up all over the field, Crockett looks like a little bit of a mudder. Solid 20 yard off tackle run where he hit the hole hard as usual, had a blocker out front and cut outside off his block, that was actually some solid instinctual running, and sped forward for a chunk gain. The athleticism is definitely there. He’s not much of a jump cut or horizontal wiggle guy, pretty much always slashing up the field in some form, but he’s a legit NFL RB prospect. These straight line size/speed guys with limited instincts and lack of ability to create their own yards don’t always get drafted, but they almost always make an NFL roster and contribute during the season. Missed blitz pick up in pass pro, kind of had tunnel vision for the right side of the line, LB came up the left side for a QB hit. His tape is his tape. Meaning, there’s nothing special about him in the world of NFL RB prospects, he’s just a guy. A big, fast guy, but nothing here looks like someone to run out and draft. Probably deserves to go late though.

    Florida (2018): Playing shotgun only scheme. Off tackle run for 30 yards, just showed good speed and ran straight ahead, able to slice away from a DB and extend the play. Solid job in pass pro coming across and picking up the DE off the edge, had zero technique, just threw the shoulder, but was effective at least. Toss sweep, hit immediately, able to spin off the tackle but lacked the balance to stay on his feet after the spin move. Off tackle run for 30 yards, this time he made some of that on his own with two nice stiff arms on would be tacklers to extend the play before randomly tripping and falling out of bounds. Swing pass for minimal gain. 5 yard TD on option toss, just untouched on the play. Swing pass, went right through Crockett’s hands, that actually looked like when you try and teach your toddler how to catch. Guess that’s why he isn’t used much in the passing game. Vast majority of his runs are designed cut backs, so he goes laterally and then hits the hole as it develops, problem is that he hits the if it doesn’t develop as well. Has a lot of negative or minimal gain runs. Off tackle run he bounced outside and around the edge for 10 yard gain, he does appear to have the speed to bounce plays outside, barely. Nothing different on this tape, they are all the same, it’s almost always a counter or off tackle cut back run.



    TLDR:
    Overall, solid size/speed straight line RB that is passable in pass pro, but struggles catching the ball. Pretty much only gets what is blocked, rarely creates yardage on his own, and if he does, it is with power or stiff arms. Historically, these types of limited instinct straight line RBs do not get drafted but do make final 53 man rosters. I don’t really see Crockett being any different.

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  • Mat'hir Uth Gan
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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the OAKLAND RAIDERS sign:

    RB QUADREE OLLISON, PITTSBURGH


    Quadree Ollison is #283 on my Top 300 Big Board.


    QUADREE OLLISON PITTSBURGH

    Syracuse (2018): Playing in a shotgun and under center scheme. Better than average feet for a big guy, will stop start and make some jump cuts. Not overly quick, but more than a straight line player. Decent hands on an outlet route where they pulled him across behind the line, QB threw it a little hard, he reached up and snagged it in stride. Off tackle run which he housed for about 60 yards, the blocking was excellent, all he did was break a DB tackle way down the field. Speed looks average at best, probably a 4.6 guy. A little too upright in pass pro, can get run over, needs technique work. Outlet pass for short gain. Pitch toss for a decent gain. Seems to have good hands. Pretty good rain coming down now, still able to make strong cuts and get up field. Showing ability to stop start and change directions, flashed a nice spin move. Has RB skills, big concern is just speed. Reminds me a little bit of Darrel Williams of LSU last year who wasn’t drafted but did make an active roster. Pancake on safety on blitz in pass pro, that was good. Lunged and completed whiffed on his guy in pass pro, that was bad. Has the size to be good, needs technique work in pass pro. Shows decent power and leg drive to push the pile. Nice cutback on inside run to bounce it outside for a chunk gain, but he might be a 4.7 guy or worse. Another big off tackle run where the blocking was excellent, was untouched for 40 yards. I like his feet as an inside power back, he can make quick cuts within a small area and still run with pad level and power. Wildcat to convert a 4th down. Tough guy to get down, runs with a lot of power. Looks like a power back with receiving ability and nice feet to hit holes and change directions. It’s going to all be about his speed though.

    Notre Dame (2018): Playing in a shotgun and under center scheme. Looking slow. Can make the first guy miss, but is slow to reaccelerate and is just kind of rumbling for what is blocked so far. Decent gain on a wildcat offtackle run. ND defense is stringing him out laterally, he just doesn’t have the speed to outrun the defense. Wildcat run up the middle for a short TD, massive hole but he did break the arm tackle of a LB. Rolling cut block attempt in pass pro, could be much better. Mostly struggling to find room to run, but did get a big run up the middle untouched for about twenty yards, showed a decent spin move in open space. Lunged and completely whiffed in pass pro on key play late in game, his guy hit the QB and forced an incompletion on 3rd down. Looks completely exposed in this game. He’s a slow power back with decent feet when moving north south, but he can’t run laterally and he struggles in pass pro. Against a speedy defense, he was largely contained.

    Clemson (2018): Playing both shotgun and under center scheme. Nice job stepping up in the hole on blitz pickup on the LB. That looked really solid. Continues to look good in pass pro. And that’s good because he’s not able to get a yard against this defense so far, keep hitting him at the hand off point. Flashes decent cut back ability, can shove his foot in the dirt and change direction, but speed looks to be build up, so needs a running lane to make that work. Inside run, able to burst through hole for a decent gain, showed some balance and power running through arm tackles. That looked solid. Unable to come across and pick up LB on A gap blitz, just a little late recognizing it. Solid job coming across and picking up the DB on blitz off edge, that was a nice pass pro rep. RB sweep for a 30 yard TD, able to get the edge with a stiff arm on the safety, flashed some decent speed down the sideline and dove in for the score. Said he stepped out of bound just shy of goal line, but able to punch it in from a yard out two plays later. And Ollison continues to do a great job in pass pro, he steps up, absorbs rushers, walls them off far enough away to keep the pocket in good shape. Shows a little wiggle and ability to create with a jump cut. Swing pass in the flat that he was blasted on right as the ball arrived, pass fell incomplete, not going to hold that one against him, not sure what the QB was thinking. Has generally struggled to convert short yardage plays against this insanely stout defense. Was able to just covert a 4th and 1 where he stretched the ball over the market at the last second. Nice heads up play. Pitt blown out, so not a ton of running in the second half of this game. Not bad tape at all, just kind of limited due to the talent difference on each team.



    TLDR:
    Overall, Ollison is mostly an inside power back but does have some athleticism to utilize his jump cut and create some yardage on his own. Pass pro was a little inconsistent, but he looked to have improved quite a bit by the Clemson game. Speed is decent for his size, athleticism is probably a little better than average for a big power back. Power was a little below average for a big power back. Probably worth a flyer late depending on how he tests, could be useful as a three down back due to his blocking, though he lacks home run ability and appears limited to outlet passes in the receiving game. I doubt anyone will be in a big rush to race to the podium to call out his name, but he’s by no means a bad RB. He should make an NFL roster as depth.

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  • Mat'hir Uth Gan
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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the NEW YORK JETS sign:

    OG FRED JOHNSON, FLORIDA


    Fred Johnson is #280 on my Top 300 Big Board.


    OG FRED JOHNSON FLORIDA

    Mississippi State (2018); Playing RG. Initial stance and crouch is low, but when he fires up off the snap he plays high. His punch is not always square in the chest, sometimes wide around the shoulder pads, it also tends to slide up to the face and neck area. False start penalty. Even with playing high, he’s showing fairly decent stoutness against the bull rush and is getting some push in the run game. Solid pull and outside seal on DE around the LT. Johnson is not a bad athlete for the position, has relatively long and somewhat skinny legs, he looks fluid running in space. Having his way with scrub DT Brown, pancake on inside run. Pull around LT, inside seal on DE Green on off tackle run. This looks pretty good. Looks decent in pass pro, appears to have long arms, just kind of mirrors and keeps shoving the DL off of him. Pull around LT again, another solid block on the DE again. Unable to pull quick enough around the left side to block DE Sweat who charged in and stuffed the run. Will give Johnson a pass on that one. Bull rush by DT back into QB for a pressure. Solid job stone walling LB blitz up A gap. The vast majority of this game is just Johnson doing his job. While he can drive block a little bit, he mostly just grapples and turns the DT away from the hole. Pulled him around the LT on misdirection play, DE Sweat just ole’d him when he went for the lunge block. Did that play again, this time they did run off tackle that direction, and this time Johnson did put a solid block on Sweat. Going to say for the vast majority of the game, this was rock solid tape. Johnson looks to be a plus athlete for the OG position, has excellent size and length, some of that size leads to him playing high at times though. Mostly just does his job.

    LSU (2018): Playing RG. Huge drive block on DT on inside run, drove him back 1v1 at least five yards. DT able to shoot inside A gap and get a hit on the QB. Johnson just a little late getting over to block him, guy was lined up over the OC though. Showing well in pass pro, uses his hands well and is pretty stout. Cycled out for a couple drives in the second quarter, not sure what that was about, didn’t see an injury or poor play. Nice inside seal block on DT on outside sweep. Awesome drive block on DT on off tackle run, drove him five yards off the ball and picked up the MLB trying to come over as well, really opened up a long run for the RB. Drive block on DE on inside run, drove him out of the hole. Johnson wasn’t this physical and powerful against MSU, this is pretty impressive tape here. Once again, the vast majority of his reps have been just doing his job. Has been in and out of this game before finally disappearing for good for the entire 4th quarter. He played lights out, so this is probably injury related.

    Georgia (2018); Playing RG. Huge push on the NT on inside run, drove him five yards off the ball. Inside seal on DT on off tackle run. Pulled around the LG, got stacked up and shoved into RB. He’s playing pretty beastly in short yardage situations, definitely has improved as a drive blocker as the season has gone along. Nice job getting out in space to lead a screen and land his block on the LB to spring the RB. Johnson is not a dynamic prospect at OG, but he’s a legit sleeper candidate, he can play, he has size, and he has athleticism. A good OL coach can mold this guy into something potentially special. Pulled around LT to block DE, did that fine. Pulled around RT, excellent kickout block on OLB on off tackle run. Continuing to flash dominant inside drive blocking ability on the DT on inside runs. Johnson is getting alternated on series with another OG, that guy is nowhere near as good, so this must be a prepare for the future type thing. Beaten by outside swim move by DE on short yardage play where he got caught lunging in his drive block attempt. DE able to slice and shoot the inside gap to get penetration on off tackle run the other way. If there is an obvious weakness, Johnson has struggled with inside quickness at times. Solid job climbing to second level on inside run and getting on the LB. Jump pull around the LG leading an inside draw, absolutely smashed the ILB and helped clear a lane for the RB. Continues to play very stout in pass pro, not seeing a lot of quickness or 3 technique style DTs, but against these Georgia DL, he’s largely dominating them with power. Rock solid tape again.



    TLDR:
    He’s not a top end prospect, but he is probably the modern NFL RG, strong enough to drive block, good size, but also enough mobility to pull in either direction. Overall, Johnson is a powerful RG prospect that excels with drive blocking and playing against powerful DTs. Struggles at times with speed and quickness, especially shooting the inside gap, which will suppress his draft value. He’s absolutely a late round OG to target though, there is upside here.

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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the CINCINNATI BENGALS sign:

    DE CECE JEFFERSON, FLORIDA


    Cece Jefferson is #279 on my Top 300 Big Board.



    DE CECE JEFFERSON FLORIDA

    Georgia (2018); Playing 34 OLB, RDE in 43 looks. Lots of contain early, stark contrast to the rest of the defense that is flying around full speed. Left unblocked off edge on delayed draw, able to avoid the TEs pulling wham block attempt and stuff the RB for a loss. Dropped in shallow zone on 3rd and long. Twist inside, bull rushed right through the gap between the LG and OC for a QB hit. Stack and shed on TE, helped stuff RB on inside draw. Crashed inside read option, first time he’s come close to losing contain all game, think he just wanted to make a play. LBs cleaned it up. Not athletic enough to play contain and fall off the block to make a tackle on the RB when forced back inside. He basically just acts like an outside wall. I watched the entire game, Jefferson played about 50% of the snaps, maybe a tad more. He just isn’t asked to make plays that often, it’s a lot of pure contain to funnel the ball back inside to the athletes. Occasionally he gets to just rush and get up the field, you tend to notice him on those reps. I think he’s really limited here by the scheme. If this is all he does every game, my notes are going to be sparse.

    Michigan (2018): Playing 34 OLB, RDE in 43. At OLB, crashed in and made an awesome leaping tackle on the RB for a loss, problem was it was a read option play and the QB kept it, going right around the edge for a chunk gain. Pancaked by TE down blocking as Jefferson tried to slice underneath on off tackle run. Mostly playing contain again, think he’s playing extra safe after botching that initial play. Lined up at DT, showed decent chase speed and effort on QB scramble down the field. Left him clean coming off the edge, were trying to set up a screen to the RB that was supposed to chip Jefferson and then catch the ball, problem was that Jefferson blew past him and smashed the QB wrecking the play. Sealed inside by TE Gentry on RB sweep, LBs cleaned it up. These UF LBs are insanely fast. Only playing around 50% of the snaps again. Florida got up big late and Jefferson was kind of turned loose to rush off the edge, it was not impressive, LT Ivey handled him easily every time. Bull rush on RT for a pressure, almost able to reach out and grab the QB, but he scrambled away. Physical arc rush around the RT, pretty much just got an angle and powered through his outside shoulder, redirected off TE’s block and able to sack the QB. Really good tape for evaluation purposes, Jefferson was turned loose late and he’s just not that dynamic of a pass rush threat off the edge. He’s not awful, but nobody is going to be worried about him. He’s not bad in a contain role, but he’s really limited in terms of making plays. I’ve seen some DEs play contain and still make plays on the RB. Not seeing a draftable guy from the 2018 tape. Will go back to 2017 to see if he was used differently.

    FSU (2017): Playing RE in 34 defense, and RDE in 43 defense. Unblocked on backside pursuit from 43 DE, able to stuff RB for a loss on inside run. Tried to reach block him with hback, able to quickly penetrated but outside run and no impact. Beat LT on speed arc rush, QB able to step up and avoid the sack. Playing a strong contain, always forces the RB back inside, never makes a play on the RB though. Tried a bull rush on LT, LT hunkered down and stopped it cold. Able to beat the RG off the snap through the B gap and tackle RB for a loss, LT went straight to second level on snap. Toss sweep, walled off by TE, RB broke arm tackle attempt when he threw it out there. Stuffed RB for loss on off tackle run the other direction with unblocked backside pursuit. Jefferson looks almost twice as fast on this tape than he did at any point in 2018. Sliced inside the LT off the snap, powered through the LG, and then stuffed the RB for no gain. This is a completely different player, looks quick, fast, and dynamic. Being used as penetrating force far more often, but mainly just looks physically smaller and much more athletic. Off tackle run the other way, shoved off the LT, sliced underneath and tracked the RB down from behind for another TFL. He’s wrecking the run game. Bull rush on LT straight into the QB for a hit, QB able to step up but then sacked immediately by other DL. Assist to Jefferson. Missed tackle on off tackle run, RB just powered through his diving attempt. Jefferson showing a lot of athleticism and quickness though, he must be 25lbs lighter on this tape, this looks good. Toss sweep, Jefferson able to pivot and bolt to the sideline to string out the RB and force him back inside, helped make the tackle for loss. Completely different player. This guy is good.


    TLDR:
    So, somewhere between the end of 2017 and the start of 2018, somebody decided Jefferson should gain 20-30lbs. Whoever that was is an idiot. The 2017 version of Jefferson was a quick, athletic, play making force, almost looked a little bit like Polite in 2018, not the elite first step though. The 2018 was a relatively plodding, unathletic two down contain guy. The 2017 version looked like he could play 34 OLB or 43 DE. Somebody is going to get this guy late put him on a KETO diet, and at some point when he’s back around 240, they’ll have a pass rush specialist to toy with. That FSU tape and his playstyle was early Day 3 caliber at worst.

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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS sign:

    LB TEREZ HALL, MISSOURI


    Terez Hall is #278 on my Top 300 Big Board.


    LB TEREZ HALL MISSOURI

    Georgia (2018): Playing WLB in 43 defense, stays on field for nickel, lines up inside. Blitz up middle, shut down by the OC. Tackle down the field after getting walled off by the RT on inside run, fell off the block and chased down RB for a 10 yard gain. Getting handled on his blitzes in side and off the edge. Continues to struggle with the OL blocking him at second level, doesn’t really defeat or disengage, just falls off backwards and redirects, so makes some empty tackles down the field. Decent job reading off tackle run, flowing laterally, and making the tackle. Problem was it was all done at LB depth instead of charging up to the line. Looped around the right side on 4th an 1, able to crash in on backside pursuit and assist in tackling the RB short of the sticks for a turnover on downs. Athleticism looks average at best, unable to get to the sideline to cut off RB on outside sweep from the near hash, he took a bad angle on that play which hurt as well. Stack and shed on RG, delivered by hit on RB in the hole for short gain. That was his best play so far. And pretty much the last play he made. He played every single snap in this game. Rarely was he dropped in coverage, usually he was up at the line trying to blitz or get involved in the run game, the most frequent result was Hall just getting mauled by the Georgia OL. He seems like a run and chase space LB with only average athleticism. That’s not a good combination. Nothing I saw on this tape suggested this is a draftable LB.

    South Carolina (2018): Playing OLB in 43 defense. Read RB sweep, charged into and knocked over the RT, but took himself out of the play in the process. Blitz off edge untouched, able to tackle RB at the handoff point for a big loss. Burst off the line looked solid. Blitz up middle, charged into the LG, knocked him back a step but was stoned on the rush. His effort and tenacity in this game is better than against Georgia. Came charging up on off tackle run, pulling RG drove him out of the play. Regardless of that, Hall is being a lot more aggressive, he’s attacking the line instead of waiting on the RB to come to him, which he did too much of against Georgia. Came up from his zone drop to tackle WR on short curl, picked him up and body slammed him. Decent job on off tackle run weaving around blockers and diving to tackle the RBs legs for short gain. That broke a string of rushing plays where the OL was mauling him. Coverage on RB on outlet route, able to swat ball away. Took a few steps on QB’s fake to the RB in the flat, moved him enough so that the WR slant passing lane was open behind Hall for a 10 yard TD. Bad angle on RB sweep, RB able to go right around him for a long gain down sideline. Stack and shed on RT, able to tackle RB for a loss. It’s a monsoon now, going to be a lot of runs. Solid read and react on off tackle run, just missed the actual tackle on the RB. He’s generally a pretty reliable tackler though. A lot of tackles on inside runs late, mostly just routine 3 and 4 yard stops. So, definitely better tape than Georgia, aggression and attacking the line was better. They use him like a box LB, not like a traditional OLB. He’s rarely in coverage, he probably got the Combine invite just so scouts can put him through coverage drills and figure out if he can do them. It’s definitely annoying how he is used as he appears to be better suited as a run and chase space LB. Struggles massively against the OL and getting blocked at the second level. The TEs are able to drive him out of plays at times. Does not get off blocks, can only fall back off them and make plays down the field. At his best when running around blockers and then trying to dive and tackle the RB from the side. None of this stands out as particularly enticing in terms of draft value. If he can run and cover, he becomes interesting. I’m not sure he can do either.

    Alabama (2018): Playing OLB in 43 defense, ILB in nickel. Off man on TE in the slot, solid physical coverage with a decent jam, though maybe too physical too far down the field, ball went elsewhere. Blitz off edge unblocked, able to put a lick on the QB. Solid read and react on off tackle run, problem was RB Jacobs stiff armed him in the hole and then bounced out side for a 10 yard gain. Blitz from LB spot, looped around edge, picked up by RT. Lined up at MLB, ran to wrong side on off tackle run, not sure what keys he read, but they weren’t the right ones. RB sweep, walled off and driven out of the play by the pulling OC. Big shoulder hit on the RB on screen play as he wove up the field. Blitz off edge, tried an outside spin on the LT, LT mirrored him and shut it down, solid move though. Nice effort play on off tackle run where he fought off the OG and ran across the field to help make tackle on RB after decent gain. Came flying up on RB sweep, leveled the OC and then forced the RB out of bounds, awesome play. Inside draw, chopped down by the LT, popped back up and charged in to make the tackle for short gain. Got called for helmet to helmet on that last tackle and ejected from the game in the 2nd quarter, so that’s a wrap. Shame, because Hall was playing some of his best ball, his effort was outstanding. He flashed more in his one and half quarters in this game than he did against Georgia or South Carolina.



    TLDR:
    Overall, Hall is a run and chase space LB, he struggles getting off blocks, but has decent athleticism to run around them or chase down plays. Flashes good aggression and toughness, will absolutely smash you, he’s not a finesse off the ball LB. Not sure about his coverage skills, had the one solid rep in the Alabama game on the TE, but is usually asked to blitz, which he is decent at, actually has some pass rush moves. If he tests well, could be a sleeper OLB for a 43 defense (He did test well). On the fringe of draftable, started off not, and got better each game.

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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the DETROIT LIONS sign:

    LB DAKOTA ALLEN, TEXAS TECH


    Dakota Allen is #277 on my Top 300 Big Board.


    LB DAKOTA ALLEN TEXAS TECH

    Mississippi (2018); Playing in base nickel defense, usually lined up inside. Solid read and react on outside sweep, able to shoot underneath the pulling LT to stuff RB on outside sweep for a loss. Looks like a decent athlete for the LB position, seems fluid in his transitions around the field, has some up field burst, speed looks solid, and looks decent in his zone drops so far. Appears to be a run and chase, space LB type. Completely smothered and walled off by the RG on inside run. Pancaked by the RT pulling around the left edge on inside run. Allen came flying up around the outside seeing the LT block down, was not expecting the RT to come barreling at him. Dropped him instantly. Allen is playing almost exclusively MLB in nickel and dime sets, they generally have him spying the QB Ta’amu. The QB is a little faster than he is though. Solid job in man coverage on the TE on a fake dig route cut back to the sideline, forced QB to throw ball away. Does a decent job in lateral chase and making tackles in the open field. More of a read and wait LB on the inside stuff, doesn’t attack the ball carrier all that often, waits for him to run to him, so he gets a lot of tackles five yards down the field. I hate when LBs do that. On the flip side, he charged up to attack the RB that time, Ole Miss did the LT blocks down, pull the RT around the edge again, he clobbered Allen for the second time and sprung a 60 yard off tackle TD run. I guess if you don’t have the size and/or strength to stack up the OL, you can’t really attack the run because that happens. RG turned and pancaked him on RB draw up the middle, RB ran right by where Allen tried to go for a 50 yard gain. Nice read, react, and stuff on RB on inside run late in the game on 3rd down, Ole Miss was just running clock in the blow out at that point, but still a solid play. Overall in this game, Allen greatly struggled with the OL and second level blockers to a significant degree. He showed zero stoutness or ability to handle getting shoved around by the OL in the running game. He did flash at times in coverage, and if he’s going to be drafted, it will be either for special teams or as an off the ball run and chase LB prospect. If that’s the case, his athleticism is key. He looked average in terms of speed in this game, thought his agility and balance were solid.

    West Virginia (2018): Was going to do Oklahoma late in the year, but Allen had a broken hand and barely played against them and Texas. This was the next best offense available to see him against. Playing ILB in 34 defense, plays inside in both nickel and dime. Had him bail out from showing blitz at the line and asked him to try and pick up the slot WR. I mean, the effort was solid and Allen has the athleticism to come somewhat close on doing that, but Grier easily able to hit the WR on a slant behind Allen for chunk gain. Does a good job reading passing lanes and trying to swat passes. Able to get a finger on a pass over the middle and deflect just enough for an incompletion. On the next play, looked like he got his hands up and blocked the WRs vision, ball clanged off his hands incomplete. Blitz up middle, handled easily by the OC. Walled off by the pulling RT on an inside run and driven off the line. That RT has given him a lot of problems early in this game. Now it’s the LG’s turn, walled him off on inside 40 yard TD run. As the primary ILB, these inside runs are on Allen. He just doesn’t handle OL well at the second level. Missed tackle on WR in open field, tried to wrap him up, just kind of bounced off. I worry about Allen’s strength, he gets shoved around by the OL, he couldn’t bring that WR down. It’s something to watch at the Combine. Inside blitz, able to shoot the A gap before the OC could block him, pressure on QB, threw ball away, forced a punt. Or would have if there wasn’t a flag on the DB. Stack, shed, stuffed RB for no gain. Did a nice job on the LG that time. Really nice off man coverage on the slot WR, it became a scramble drill and they were literally running in circles, Allen was right with him and Grier had to throw it away. Swing pass to RB, nice burst and tackle by Allen for minimal gain. Decent off man coverage on the TE on 3rd and long, a little grabby at the break point on inside crossing route, but solid overall. Bull rush blitz on the RG that actually rocked him back and gummed up the inside run. I do like Allen’s effort and the fact he chases every play the entire game. Blitz up the middle, OC didn’t block him, easy sack on QB. Allen has legit burst, that was pretty quick. Read, react, stuffed RB on delayed draw up the middle. I thought this was good tape to clearly identify what Allen can and can’t do. He’s a coverage run and chase LB that plays in space. He can play at the line, but it’s not always pretty. He’s not powerful or stout and the OL easily overwhelms him when he can’t shoot gaps or run around blocks. In man and zone coverage, he has a lot of experience on TEs, RBs, and WRs. Legit coverage ability. Good in zone, decent in man. He’s a modern NFL LB prospect, probably a WLB in the NFL.

    TCU (2018): Playing ILB in base nickel defense. Poor job running to the wrong hole on inside run, looks like he saw the pulling OG coming through the correct hole and wanted to try and loop around. Regardless, poor decision. Pancaked by OC on inside run, did stack him up and gum up the play a little first though. I’ll count that as a win for Allen. Might be as good as he gets on tough inside runs. Or not. Stacked up the pulled LG on an off tackle run, RB ran up his back, was able to bounce outside for a decent gain, but Allen did his job to an extent. Allen doesn’t really shed blocks to make plays though, so that hurts. I think he looks solid in zone coverage, flows laterally with the receivers, reads the QBs eyes and drifts in that direction, generally impacts passing lanes at least a little bit. LT walled him off on inside run, then talked a bunch of trash and gave him the first down sign. I like OL that talk trash. Had him on spy on the QB on 3rd and long, the bad news is that he let the QB get the angle on him and easily out raced him up the field for the first down, the good news is the DB slowed the QB down and Allen was able to knock the ball out from behind. So, I guess he made chicken salad out of chicken ****, but then TCU recovered the ball, so I guess it was just chicken **** the entire time. Blitz up middle, untouched, big pressure on QB, QB hurried his throw and ball was picked off. Assist to Allen, he has some straight line burst to him. Charged up on 4th and 1 play, came around the left end and hit RB from the side on inside run, able to knocked the ball out. Read, react, and smashed RB on off tackle run for a loss. That was attacking the RB at the line, perfect play. Blitz up middle, swim move to get by the RB, almost had the QB sack but he flung the ball away as he was being taken down. Another nice play by Allen. Blitz up middle, able to bounce off and around the OC for a QB pressure. WR tried to crack back block him on a QB scramble, Allen saw it at the last second and trucked him instead. Showing the speed and aptitude to run with the TE on a crossing route across the entire field. Nice arm tackle on WR on inside slant, probably saved a big play there. Blitz around the edge, came between the LT and LG unblocked, RB stepped up and cut blocked him, Allen did a literal flip and landed on his back. Effort with him is good, he goes full speed all the time. Same blitz on the next drive, this time nobody blocked him and big hit on the QB, would have been a sack but this QB just blindly heaves the ball up under pressure. This one somehow got caught for a productive play though. Swing pass to RB in the flat, Allen able to tackle him for a loss. Better tape than the Ole Miss game, mainly because he wasn’t used up at the line as much. Massive amounts of zone and man drops in this game, and he looked good doing it.


    TLDR:
    So, Allen is clearly a WLB prospect, shows enough toughness to play SLB against the TEs, but probably best as a run and chase WILL. Could play inside in a 34 in a similar manner as well. He is the type of LB that the NFL wants, he can cover TEs and RBs, and he plays a good zone and tackles WRs. He’s not great in the box, but he’s serviceable, and has a good burst when blitzing. I like him. Biggest question remains athleticism. He looks like a good athlete in terms of agility and balance, can change directions and pivot at full speed. Run speed is what I want to see. Is he average or above, that’s going to matter a lot for his draft stock. (Ran slow, but showed great agility, you see that on tape. I have no idea why I ranked him this low on my final board, I think I looked at the agility numbers for the guy above him on the spread sheet. Had a 5th-6th Round tape grade. He should be ranked as a 6th round player on my board, probably #174 right behind Terrill Hanks. This was a gaffe on my part. Might not get drafted in RL, but I liked him a lot on tape and his testing should not have dropped him as far as I did.

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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the OAKLAND RAIDERS sign:

    OG ANDRE JAMES, UCLA


    Andre James is #276 on my Top 300 Big Board.


    OT ANDRE JAMES UCLA

    Oklahoma (2018): Playing LT. Bigger guy, thick thighs. Appears to be a little heavy footed. Kickslide is mostly okay, he’s not very fluid with his feet though. Caught lunging and beaten by a rip move around the outside. Tried to block the LB at the second level, he ole’d him and he fell on his face. So, he’s playing a little out of control early in this game. Getting some movement with his drive blocking in the run game. Has had some solid positional blocks sealing the DE from the lane, also has had several decent blocks at the second level on the LBs. Decent pull as the lead blocker around the LG on inside run. Smoked around the edge by the DE for a sack on 3rd down, wasn’t even close to being able to defend the arc. He’s more of a power blocking RT or OG type, don’t really see him sticking at LT in the NFL. The lunging thing continues to be a problem, really thinking this guy might an OG, seems to struggle with blocking in space outside. Continues to do a nice job with his power drive blocking, when asked to block straight ahead, he moves people. Pretty stout in pass pro, has some trouble with redirect and quickness, he himself is not quick at all. Unable to react quick enough to a stunt and the guy was able to shoot around him for a pressure. He might be able to stick at RT, but he’s going to need to be covered up by a TE frequently. Think the safe thing is to move him inside and take advantage of his strengths. Some really nice drive blocking on short TD run at goal line. Too slow off the snap to be effective with reach and angle blocks. Tough to see him sticking at OT, he’s just really athletically limited doing anything laterally. Pancake on down block on DT. If nothing else, he’s a people mover in the run game. His limit when pulling is pretty much just around the LG. Not much athleticism. I would peg him as a RG prospect after this first game. Not very impressed. Appears his father died recently, might be coming out early to help with family finances.

    Colorado (2018): Playing LT. Tried to pull him around the TE to lead a sweep, he couldn’t even get around the TE right next to him in time. Bad athlete. Tried to hit a quick combo block with the TE and then come off to pick up the blitzing LB, he was not quick enough to pick up the LB. Smoked by the ILB on a blitz around the arc for a sack. He just does not have the feet or quickness to play OT at the NFL level. Excellent straight ahead drive block and pancake on LB at second level on off tackle run. As bad as he looks guarding the edge, he looks legit in the power run game. Nice inside seal on DE on outside sweep. Gashing Colorado with big runs behind his blocking, looks like a difference maker in the run game. Some of these are just solid positional blocks where he uses his strength to turn the guy and then just walls him out. Sprinkling in some pancakes in the run game as well. Looking solid in pass pro against the bull rush. Everything I’m seeing screams OG, and potentially a pretty good one, though power OGs haven’t been in demand in half a decade. DE destroyed him with an outside in move for a QB hit. The lack of quickness is really concerning, even for a potential OG switch. Still, the thinking is that if he doesn’t have to be worried about the arc rush, he can be more reactive to an inside move off the snap. DE ole’d him on an inside run and stuffed the play, he gets caught lunging a bit too often, but that comes with power blocking at times. Really struggling with stunts and protecting the edge late as Colorado is selling out on the pass rush in the blow out. Definitely moving inside in the NFL, maybe a team could try him at RT, but it’s not going to go well. Pretty strong run blocking tape, if you project him inside, he’s potentially a RG to target. Needs to go to a power scheme to really shine.

    USC (2018): Playing LT. Beaten inside on outside in move but did a solid job recovering and pushing the DE wide inside. Still lunging a bit too much in his run blocks, seems always susceptible to a rip or swim move to make him whiff and fall over. Missed a stunt where the DT just ran right past him and pasted the QB. Has struggled with stunts in every game I’ve done. Key pancake block on DE on long run off sweep down the sideline. Routinely dominating in the run game with his drive blocks, some of these blocks are moving the DL and LBs ten yards off the line. Tried to pull him all the way around the RT, all that did was slow the RB down to a stop for a loss. Walled the DE inside on a short goal line TD run that went right behind him. Tried a kickout block on the DE lined wide for off tackle run, DE just sliced back inside and stuffed the play. Really don’t like him when asked to play in space, he just does not have the athleticism and quickness to adjust to changes in direction. Beaten on arc rush at end of half for a pressure, was able to push the DE just wide enough to avoid a sack. What I really like about this tape is that they go jumbo package and overload one side of the OL fairly often on short yardage plays, this pushes James way down inside and he’s asked to drive block straight ahead on the DT and LBs, and he looks good doing it. Really gives a little more faith that moving to OG should be a smooth transition. Excellent seal on the DE outside on long off tackle TD run. Guy is dynamite as a run blocker, could maybe see a team like Baltimore or Jacksonville trying to keep him at OT, but the vast majority of teams, especially power blocking teams, should salivate at the idea of him at RG.


    TLDR:
    Too slow off the snap to be effective with reach and angle blocks. Tough to see him sticking at OT, he’s just really athletically limited doing anything laterally. Does a nice job with his power drive blocking, when asked to block straight ahead, he moves people. If nothing else, he’s a people mover in the run game. His limit when pulling is pretty much just around the LG. Not much athleticism. Pretty strong run blocking tape, if you project him inside, he’s potentially a RG to target. Needs to go to a power scheme to really shine. (Was prepared to go all in on him as a RG conversion guy, probably 4th round area, and then he just measured in small with short arms and tested poorly at the Combine. Nothing about that is enticing. His game tape has flashes though, so wanted to keep him in my Top 300 since I go heavy on tape grade).

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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the CINCINNATI BENGALS sign:

    OT JACKSON BARTON, UTAH


    Jackson Barton is #275 on my Top 300 Big Board.


    OT JACKSON BARTON UTAH

    Washington (2018): Playing LT. He looks like just a guy. Doesn’t do a kickslide, just kind of attacks and runs in front of the defender. Can get beaten around the arc and on inside moves as he over pursues. In terms of pass and run blocking, he’s just kind of out there. He doesn’t dominate his guy in any way, and he doesn’t really stop them from rushing or making the tackle. He’s literally just there to take up space. I hope this changes. Pancake on inside run, just kept on blocking until his guy fell over. Beaten on speed rush around the arc, tackled him Garrett Bolles style. Maybe they just teach that at Utah. Beaten clean across his face on inside run. Pulled him around the OC, that looked ok. He might be a solid athlete. Beaten for a sack on outside in redirection, the OLB was just too quick for him. Decent job against outside and inside spin moves. Pulled him all the way around the RT, pancaked the safety. So, good athlete confirmed at least in terms of running in space. Destroyed by the CB on a blitz from the slot, the CB shoved him out of his way on the QB hit. He seems to have balance issues when he first gets into his pass set, has been rocked backwards a lot in this game. Generally he recovers and hunkers down fairly well, but this guy needs a mountain of technique work. Solid job picking up the stunt. Continue to struggle with the bull rush, he gets walked back too easily. Finally used a kickslide, it’s awful. Needs to go back to basics and learn how to do his feet. Beaten around the arc for a sack late by the OLB. I like his athleticism, there’s some clay to work with, but man is this guy raw and right now he’s not very good at any aspect of playing OT. Might have the feet and athleticism to stick at LT, but he’s years away. Definitely could play LG with his pulling ability, but not sure he has the strength and leverage manipulation to be successful. He just needs a lot of work. I’m not sure you draft him, maybe more of an UDFA. Will see if he improves over the season.

    Stanford (2018): Playing LT. Beaten inside by LB for QB pressure, wasn’t even close, he stepped forward to attack on the passing down, guy just zipped around him. Decent power on DE on short yardage run, plays a little high though. Excellent inside seal on DE on off tackle run. Lunged and whiffed his block on DE resulted in QB pressure. He’s trying to use a kickslide, it’s a tad better, but still awful. Too slow, doesn’t get enough depth, DE can easily get around him. Whiffed on his block on an inside running play. He must be closing his eyes when he lunges. Slides his feet well when he’s mirroring down the line. Looking a little better in terms of power and turning his man in the running game. Has mostly blocked a 230lb Sophomore OLB in this game, so that’s probably why he looks better in the power game. Nice kickout block on that LB to open an off tackle run lane for a TD. Went up against 265lb DE Dylan Jackson and got promptly overpowered and the RB stuffed in the hole. Context is everything. Has looked solid with his cut blocks. Nice downblock on the DE to seal an off tackle lane. Has the feet to pull around the OC, couldn’t find anyone to block though. Weak sauce on run block, only blocked the guy for a second then turned him lose and he stuffed the run. He’s so uncomfortable with his kickslide, got destroyed around the edge for a QB hit, should have been a sack. Has some talent and athleticism, but he is extremely raw and needs work on fundamentals ranging from his kickslide to playing with proper leverage and bend. Could see a team take him late, but he really needs a few years on a practice squad. Not sure that’s worth the draft pick. Can’t imagine he makes an active roster unless the team can afford to keep him as a weekly inactive all season. One of these announcers said he was the second coming of Garrett Bolles, no he’s not, not even close. He does probably have the athleticism to eventually develop at LT though.

    Northwestern (2018): Playing LT. Doesn’t do a kickslide, just kind of shuffles to gain depth and protect the edge. The positive side of that is that he covers a lot of ground with his shuffle, has a very wide base. Power looks good so far, has a strong one handed punch he does and is able to also grapple and turn his guy as needed to wall him off. He’s throwing the DE down out here, literally just throwing and shoving him down at times. He’s trying to kickslide at times, he just can’t, it covers like half a foot. He probably is better off doing his shuffle thing. Going to need some serious technique work if he’s going to stick at OT. First half has been pretty dominant, not sure Northwestern has any legit talent at DE. He’s been most impressive in the run game where he pretty much is just moving guys as needed. Not really asked to drive block, just asked to twist them and shove them out of the lane. In pass pro, he’s covered up by the TE a lot, so not seeing much in terms of edge rushes. Mostly manhandling his guy, but he doesn’t get much push backwards, has been lackluster on the goal line so far. Really nice job with his cut blocks, quick and violent. Decent athlete in open field, long strides and can run a little bit. Tried to chase down a fumble return. Poor play where he shoved the DE to the ground off the snap, but just kind of stood there while he jumped back up and went and strip sacked the QB. Have to block through the whistle. That poor effort and mistake resulted in a long fumble return for a TD. That play really flipped the game and led to the loss. Outside of that colossal blunder, he played pretty well. Mostly just used his size and strength to throw the DEs around. Was rarely challenged even when he did line up uncovered by the TE.


    TLDR:
    I like his athleticism, there’s some clay to work with, but man is this guy raw and right now he’s not very good at any aspect of playing OT. Might have the feet and athleticism to stick at LT, but he’s years away. Definitely could play LG with his pulling ability, but not sure he has the strength and leverage manipulation to be successful. He just needs a lot of work. He has decent athleticism, it’s tough to tell if he has the feet to stick at LT because his technique is mostly non-existent. His slide step and shuffle is ok, but he doesn’t have an initial kickslide at all. That killed him when he went against speed outside rushers. This is the type of guy you try and develop on your practice squad, he can play somewhere on the OL, but he needs a lot of work and time first.

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  • Mat'hir Uth Gan
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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the CLEVELAND BROWNS sign:

    WR TYRE BRADY, MARSHALL


    Tyre Brady is #273 on my Top 300 Big Board.




    WR TYRE BRADY MARSHALL

    NC State (2017): Playing outside WR. LWR, press man, Go route, nice adjustment on back shoulder throw, able to get one foot down and then fall out of bounds, 20 yard gain. Strong hands catch on that play. LWR, press man, inside slant, able to shove CB off on the jam, ball thrown behind him, unable to make one handed stab. LWR, zone coverage, stop route, 15 yard gain for the conversion. LWR, press man, stab step outside, dig route, nice hands catch on an absolute bullet from the QB. LWR, press man, corner route, awesome NFL caliber catch dragging both feet on the sideline for 20 yards. LWR, press man, gave him a hitch and go move, got a step, nice over the shoulder catch in stride, some good tough running for some YAC as well. Speed looks mostly average, but his hands are ridiculous, and his route running has been top notch so far as well. LWR, off man, comeback route, broke the arm tackle and raced down the sideline for a 75 yard TD. I’m going to say his speed looks above average, he was motoring fairly well. RWR, press man, out route, tried to make a falling stab on an inaccurate ball out of bounds, no luck. RWR, zone, corner route, 20 yard reception on the sideline between two oncoming DBs, NFL caliber toe tap again. This guy is insanely impressive. Also, QB Chase Litton, why did you leave school early? RWR, press man, plowed through the jam and shoved off the CB, Go route, ball a tad overthrown, Brady does not have a second gear, a lot of WRs speed up and catch that pass, he’s just a one speed guy. That one speed is above average, 4.5 range, which is fine with his listed size and catching ability. Zone, inside slant, able to stop and cut back outside for some YAC, CB unable to stick with him. This was strong tape, one of the better individual games from a WR I’ve done in prep work for this draft. The route running and the pure receiving ability, from hands to footwork, are NFL caliber now. Athleticism doesn’t pop off the tape, but he certainly doesn’t look slow or unathletic. Curious to see 2018 differences, he does lose a pretty good QB.

    NC State (2018): Playing outside WR and some slot. LWR, press man, able to break through the CB’s jam quickly, push him away, dig route, QB went elsewhere. The route running is as crisp as it gets. LWR, zone, out route, QB bounced the throw. This new QB is beyond awful. RWR, press bail, intermediate out route, physical with the CB on the break, came out a little off balance and had to dive for the throw, ball hit him in both hands but he dropped it when smashed into the ground. That catch needs to be made. LWR, press man, curl route that he broke to the outside, pass thrown wide and incomplete. CB is on him like white on rice early in this game, Brady not able to separate at all. Got a PI call on that last play, pretty BS call. Decent blocking in the running game, nothing special. LWR, press man, short cross, QB went elsewhere. Slot, off man, corner route, ball throw way out of bounds. Had single coverage against the safety, QB can’t even give him a chance to make a play. LWR, press man, curl route, jumped up and reached around the CB, who was in perfect inside position on the break, to bring in the one handed catch, amazing job. That was a 3rd and long conversion as well. Slot, zone coverage, post route, QB checked it down. RWR, off man, Go route, CB essentially bear hugged him and stopped his route, PI flag was thrown. LWR, off man, intermediate crossing route, wide open for the TD but QB overthrew him. Slot, zone, out route, had to slide down to make 10 yard catch. Tape was fine, this was close to being a big game but QB missed him wide open on a TD, and the CBs kept holding him rather than chance him making a big play. Did not see much difference than last season, maybe a little bit bulkier, a little bit slower. Neither of those would be an improvement.

    Old Dominion (2018): Playing outside WR. RWR, zone, quick out route, 5 yard gain. Slot, zone, out route, 10 yard gain. WR screen, short gain, other WR whiffed on his block so Brady had a guy on his leg on the catch. LWR, press man, Go route, CB got away with a little bit of tugging down the sideline, ball just overthrown, probably wasn’t without the tugging. Solid block on off tackle run. Slot, zone, out route, got rocked at catch point by outside DB crashing down into him, pass incomplete. LWR, zone, hitch route, minimal gain. LWR, off man, inside slant, just dropped a good throw into tight coverage. Slot, zone, out route, 10 yard gain. Nice block on DB on long TD run up the middle, once Brady saw the RB break free, he got on the safety and allowed the RB an easy path to the end zone. LWR, off man, inside slant, broke two tackles, 20 yard gain. This new QB is way better than the guy from the NC State game earlier in the year. LWR, off man, Go route, able to get by the CB and the safety deep, but the ball was thrown out of bounds. Whiffed on his block on DB, DB made tackle on RB on sweep. RWR, press man, fade route, CB tackled him for the PI. LWR, press man, corner fade, leaping high point reception over the CBs head for the 5 yard TD. Nice job holding on as he crashed to the ground. Slot, zone, out route, QB bounced the throw. Slot, press man, corner route, 30 yard reception. Did a nice job powering through the jam at LB depth. He generally has thrived playing against physical coverage. LWR, off man, intermediate slant route, 15 yard gain. Really nice stretched out snag for the reception, has Velcro hands. Not much deep in this game, the few shots they took the CBs committed PI. Athleticism and speed do look slower than 2017, the hands and route running looks just as good though. Would say he’s a plus blocker as well.


    TLDR:
    Overall, Brady is a possession style #2 WR prospect, runs sharp routes, has Velcro for hands, can play outside or in the slot, appeared to do his best work in the short and intermediate areas of the field. Would compare him to Tyler Boyd, not the greatest athlete, but he usually catches everything, including some that are remarkably difficult. Maybe a smidge better in 2017, looked a tad bulkier and slower in 2018 (Tested like one of the worst WR athletes ever at the Combine, still, his tape was good, he catches everything, he might just be a gamer like an Anquan Boldin type).

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  • Mat'hir Uth Gan
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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the DETROIT LIONS sign:

    OT WILLIAM SWEET, NORTH CAROLINA


    William Sweet is #268 on my Top 300 Big Board.



    OT WILLIAM SWEET NORTH CAROLINA

    East Carolina (2018): Playing LT. Good push in run game. Tried to pull him around the OC, he’s laughably slow and lumbering. Did manage to have a somewhat effective pull around the OC on the next play, but the RB has to wait on him. Not his strength for sure. Kickslide is fine, gets good depth, choppy shuffle, feet look heavy. Looks like it takes a lot of effort for him to protect the arc rush. Destroyed the OLB on a pass rush, just turned him and drove him into the ground hard. Needs technique work, initial punch and hands are way too wide, tends to miss and just chest bumps the DL. Decent job picking up stunt to the outside. Beaten around arc on pure speed rush by DE Harvey for a pressure, that’s ECUs best edge rusher. He’s just overwhelming these guys with his size and power, at least when blocking straight ahead. He can’t pull, but he does a great job getting out to the second level and walling off LBs consistently. Getting some good push when asked to down block on the DT, which is fairly often. Did pretty well defending arc in two minute drill before half, ECU kept trying to speed rush around the arc, he kept going straight to his kickslide and pushing them wide. Tried to pull him around the OC again, ended up tackling his own RB for a loss. Dude can’t pull, you don’t want him running laterally ever. Huge push on 4th and 1 play late. He’s mostly dominated these guys just with physicality, but these aren’t top line athletes. Looks very much like an average athlete at best, might be more of a RT. Strength and power looked pretty good here, he largely dominated. Struggled a little bit with blitzes and speed off the edge, but mostly was just able to shove the person wide.

    Miami (2018): Playing LT. Heavy legged guy, thick thighs but small calves. Lunger. A little late getting off the snap. Kickslide is ok, likes to take short choppy steps with his shuffle, but he’s not smooth. Feet look average at best. Nice combo block on inside run before getting out and walling off the LB on chunk gain. Beaten inside by DE Jackson on outside in move, just kind of crossed his face and he was too slow to react. Beaten by Jackson for a pressure on a power arc rush. Solid reach block on DT Willis where he was able to turn and wall him off from inside run. Poor job picking up LB on delayed blitz, got caught flat footed and guy just gave him a shimmy and went right around him. Needs technique work, punch is wide and often becomes a bear hug, DL gets into his body too easily and can walk him back. Willis knocked him on his butt with initial punch, kinda funny. They have him down block on the DT a lot, more than any other team has done. His mobility and athleticism is ok, probably good enough to stick at OT, though he might fit better on the right side. Johnson bullrushed him back and helped blow up a run play. Strength and/or leverage appears to be an issue. Tried to pull him around the OC, he could even get around his LG because the OL was blown up. Does ok defending the arc, but going to struggle against speed rushers. Has to lunge to try and gain leverage, susceptible to secondary pass rush moves because of that. Not sure Miami has a speed rusher, but they are really making him work to defend that edge rush, have been close to smoking him for a sack several times. Best in the run game, pretty solid with positional blocks and getting to the second level. Strikes me as NFL capable, but nothing special, thinking a 3rd day guy or UDFA depending on his testing and background. Poor job recognizing and picking up DB blitz from the slot, got the QB blasted. Overall on this tape, he was pretty up and down, he did win and do his job most of the time, but was beaten far more than you’d like. I think his athleticism is ok even though he’s a little heavy footed. Might be better at RT. Biggest issue is that he plays high and with poor hand placement, DL gets into his chest and blows him up way too easily. Beaten by power far more than by speed and quickness in this game. Drastically different results playing against legitimate talent.

    Virginia Tech (2018): Playing LT. A little slow off the line with his kickslide, had to turn and grab the scrub DE zipping around him. Angled cut block fairly effective. Solid job getting out on the LB in the run game. Nice kickout seal block on DE on off tackle run. He’s fairly good as a run blocker. Pulled him around the OC, man is he slow and lumbering. He really struggles with the outside in move, he’s just slow to react and adapt to secondary pass rush moves in general. Looking much more stout in this game, generally just holding up the rusher in pass pro and getting some push in the run game. Mainly a positional blocker that walls his guy off. Nice pancake on DE on edge rush, just kind of shoved him down. Absolutely smoked off the edge by the DE had to just dive and tackle him to avoid a sack. Whiffed on his block on LB at second level, does not have the agility to hit a moving target trying to avoid him, and LB stuffed the run. Came back and buried the LB, who stood still this time, on the next play for a chunk gain. Continues to be asked to down block on the DT and wall him off frequently. He does a good job with that but the level of difficulty is almost zero. Scheme turns the edge rusher loose a lot. Yanked down on his face by a rip move, can get caught lunging at times. The vast, vast, vast majority of this game was him making some standard blocks against lackluster talent. He did fine, but wasn’t asked to much other than stand in front of people or wall them off. Half the time, the guys on VT didn’t even try to rush or hold contain. Solid tape.


    TLDR:
    Looks like a very average NFL OT prospect that is limited a bit athletically. Still think he fits best as a RT, maybe an emergency swing OT type. Shocked if someone takes him before Day 3, but should get drafted. Strength and power looked pretty good here, he largely dominated (East Carolina). Struggled a little bit with blitzes and speed off the edge, but mostly was just able to shove the person wide. I think his athleticism is ok even though he’s a little heavy footed. Might be better at RT. Biggest issue is that he plays high and with poor hand placement, DL gets into his chest and blows him up way too easily. Beaten by power far more than by speed and quickness in this game (Miami). Drastically different results playing against legitimate talent.

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  • Mat'hir Uth Gan
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    Following the 2019 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

    the NEW YORK GIANTS sign:

    QB JAKE BROWNING, WASHINGTON


    Jake Browning is #267 on my Top 300 Big Board.


    QB JAKE BROWNING WASHINGTON

    Auburn (2018): Playing shotgun and under center. Has some elusiveness to avoid the rush, seems to play a little panicked when doing so though and his accuracy suffers. Does do a nice job of continuing to look downfield when avoiding the rush, can make some big plays outside the pocket. Terrible INT where he just panicked due to the rush, rolled out, and threw a super inaccurate pass right to the defender on the sideline. He really seems to leave the pocket far too easily, even when he’s not pressured, he seems to like to roll out. Nice throw on a Go route that time, arm looks good enough. Nice touch on a fade pass that should have been a TD but WR dropped it. Tried to do a couple draws from the five and failed miserably. Does a good job going through his reads, when he does sit in the pocket, hes patient and shows good accuracy. Taking a fair amount of shots deep, he throws a moon ball, but arm strength doesn’t seem like a concern. Excellent fade for a TD, WR made a nice catch on this one. The WRs in this game are making some excellent catches, he seems to just try and get the ball in the area and let them do the rest. Short TD on a slant that was uncovered due to a pick play. Tried to run a read option, got plastered, and fumbled. Does have the wheels to be a threat if he scrambles though. Must have a strong hard count, has gotten them to jump a lot. Toughness seems good, will take big hits in the pocket and will try and run over people when scrambling. Arm strength definitely fine, he ripped a deep Go route that was well thrown that the WR missed. I’d even say he has a good arm. Showing good accuracy on intermediate routes between the numbers, has generally shown good accuracy across the board. Probably would have won this game on the final drive if the WRs didn’t drop several balls. Seems to possess plus traits across the board in terms of accuracy, arm strength, athleticism, and intelligence. Pro style system helps him as well, but he may be tapped out in terms of upside.

    BYU (2018): Playing shotgun and under center. Twenty yard out route on target along the sideline. Arm strength looks average, maybe a touch above. Nice accuracy on intermediate slant. Not really a threat to scramble, but has enough elusiveness to escape a collapsing pocket and get a few yards. BYU is mostly sitting back in zone and he’s just picking them apart with short and intermediate throws. His accuracy has been very good. Nice intermediate slant, rifled it in a small space and hit WR in full stride. The defense is pretty awful, they can’t cover the receivers at all, but the throws are all NFL caliber. Arm is a little sketchy on the throws outside the numbers on sharp out or comeback routes, he doesn’t get a lot on the ball unless he really steps into it, ball takes awhile to get there and tends to sink almost like a lob. Made several first downs on short QB sneaks. Should have had another TD late, but the WR dropped the ball. I wanted to do this game because he almost completed every pass. His two incompletions were the drop and a throwaway early under heavy pressure. Everything else was on target and caught. The vast majority of his passes were short to intermediate against zone with the WRs just basically running to soft spot and turning around. He had a few somewhat difficult passes where he had to show good timing and anticipation and he nailed those. Clearly a superior passer inside the numbers like most QBs. Did not take a deep shot in this game, they got up big and just kind of dink and dunked to kill the clock.

    Oregon (2018): Playing shotgun and under center. Really nice pocket elusiveness before finding the TE for a chunk gain. Arm strength looks good, nice zip and accuracy on intermediate slant route. Decent touch on a fade route to the back of the end zone, just a tad too far. Nice composure on screen, sucking in the rush and throwing a nice ball, which the RB dropped. Has plenty of arm to work outside the numbers, has been a little inaccurate so far though. Making some plays with his feet, showing a small amount of athleticism. Lots of playaction, has largely been inaccurate off of it. He’s been good on the short stuff with his ball placement, but pretty awful on intermediate and longer throws. Great throw on a reverse toss under heavy pressure to the TE deep up the side line. That was pretty impressive. Showing good elusiveness, he’s running for his life half the time, should have thrown a pick on a scramble throw though. Does a nice job of going through his reads, directing traffic with his hands, buying time on his roll outs. This is a pro style offense and you can see the field general in him, he definitely seems to have it mastered. Threw it about fifty yards while scrambling around for a long TD, WR just kind of ran a deep post and beat the CB clean, ball was a tad underthrown, but the throw was impressive under the circumstances. Has been money all game on throws inside the numbers. Fumbled on a 4th and 1 sneak attempt, just got too antsy and never got the snap clean. Great throw on a corner route to the TE for a chunk gain. Early game inaccuracies largely gone in the second half. Has made some really impressive pin point throws on the run. Overtime. Poor throw on a fade, too high, had to kick field goal. Ended up losing due to that and poor defense as Oregon got the TD. Runs a little hot and cold with accuracy, but is generally mostly accurate. Arm strength is solid, good enough to work the entire field. Good elusiveness, scramble threat, likes to roll out and throw on the run. Plays a little bit like Jake Plummer.


    TLDR:
    I’d even say he has a good arm. Showing good accuracy on intermediate routes between the numbers, has generally shown good accuracy across the board. Seems to possess plus traits across the board in terms of accuracy, arm strength, athleticism, and intelligence. Pro style system helps him as well, but he may be tapped out in terms of upside. Good elusiveness, scramble threat, likes to roll out and throw on the run. Plays a little bit like Jake Plummer. (4th-5th Round tape grade, but has a medical issue and surgery history with his throwing shoulder, that puts him on the too risky/undraftable list for me. At a minimum he's at a heightened risk of early arthritis, and a bazillion reps each year of throwing passes with that shoulder is only going to speed that debilitation up. Solid prospect though).

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