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steelblood
02-07-2011, 04:08 PM
I watched the Texas Vs. the Nation game on Saturday. There were several interesting players in the game including the NTs Kendrick Ellis and Jerrell Powe. Ellis was outstanding and Powe was up and down. The most surprising players were Corbin Bryant a 6'4 300 pound DT from Northwestern and Tressor Baptiste a fantastic ILB from Texas A&M Kingsville. Bryant was able to push the pocket regularly showed very good athleticism (see notes below for more) to become a 3-4 DE. Baptiste is a legitimate NFL prospect. He was effective in coverage, vs. the run, and on special teams. He has a great motor, good quickness, and is a solid tackler. He'd be an excellent mid-to-late round pick wtih enough potential to develop into Potsie's replacement.

Texas vs. the Nation

DL

97 Kendrick Ellis- Gets too high and loses momentum. Easy for interior linemen to get lower. Strong arm to swat away guard. Closes on QB. Finally gets under a guard and annihilates him. QB sack on next play. A good D-line coach could really turn him into an effective player. Good hustle down the line to make the tackle. Always in on tackle or close to it. Impressive hustle and conditioning. Could take snaps at 3-4 DE and NT.

98 Corbin Bryant DT Northwestern. 6’4 300. pancakes OG on pass rush. ¾ DE prospect. Good quickness to shot a gap and chase down RB for TFL. Runs really well. Qb pressure beating OT Jarriel King. Fights through G and RB for sack. Highly disruptive.

95 Jerrell Powe NT Ole Miss– Doesn’t collapse pocket as much as you’d like. Good at slanting. Quick to shoot gap. Gets huge penetration on fourth and goal play.

ILB

50 Mario Harvey, Marshall ILB- Thumper. Gets stuck on blocks.

59 Tressor Baptiste, Texas A&M Kingsville -6’ 240 ILB heat seeking missile. Good man coverage to negate pass. TFL show good burst. Solid tackler. Quick. Special teams skill. Great change of direction and lateral movement skills.

OLB

56 Clay Nurse - sack with speed move. Could convert to ¾ OLB.

WR

81 Andre Holmes Hillsdale WR- raw, but big and talented. Good long speed. 6’5 205. Nice catch on ball behind him.

15 Derrel Johnson-Koulianos WR Iowa-good kick return, burst. Good blocker. Off-field problems. Quick out of breaks. Great physical receiver. Can fight ball away from DBs. Impressive.

86 Denarius Moore Tennesee WR- Fast and quick. Comes back and fights for ball. Very impressive. Good on outs. Finds seams in zone. Good speed.


DBs

2 Anthony Walters FS Delaware-breaks down well in open field.

26 Anthony Gaitor FLA Int. CB-only corner who can cover Moore. Nice break up in the end zone.

2 Josh Gatlin Norther Dakota St. CB-int. some natural pass coverage. Didn’t start games. Beaten by double move.

21 Buster Skrine UT Chatanooga- 5-10, but runs well and decent in press coverage. Diagnoses routes quickly and gets a good jump.

24 Byron Maxwell Clemson DB– nice TFL, some trouble adjusting to ball in the air. Decent man coverage. Pro FS?

TE

81 Robert Housler TE FAU-6’5 240. Great hands. Good speed. Show some promise as blocker. Fast down the seam. Runs past linebackers regularly.

RB

27 Mario Fanin Auburn RB-good receiver out of backfield. Quick and shifty for size. Good size to pass block. 3rd down back. Great receiver and open field runner with good speed. Matchup nightmare in passing game.

OL

77 Jarriel King OT S Carolina– struggles and allows players to get into his body and control him.

QB

14 TJ Yates-Nice zip, good back shoulder throw. Draws D offsides several times with cadence. Release is quick, but needs to hold ball higher.

PSU_dropout43
04-20-2011, 01:53 AM
Texas vs. the Nation

DL

97 Kendrick Ellis- Gets too high and loses momentum. Easy for interior linemen to get lower. Strong arm to swat away guard. Closes on QB. Finally gets under a guard and annihilates him. QB sack on next play. A good D-line coach could really turn him into an effective player. Good hustle down the line to make the tackle. Always in on tackle or close to it. Impressive hustle and conditioning. Could take snaps at 3-4 DE and NT.



Good eye.

I see Kenrick Ellis' name in many mock drafts. Comparing and contrasting his combine numbers with B.J. Raji's numbers, it's fairly comparable. This kid's a load.


Kenrick Ellis
Height: 6047
Weight: 346
40 Yrd Dash: 5.19
20 Yrd Dash: 2.99
10 Yrd Dash: 1.84
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 26
Vertical Jump: 32*
Broad Jump: 08'06"*
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.88*
3-Cone Drill: 7.84
Arm: 35 1/8
Hand: 10 1/2


B.J. Raji
Height: 6014
Weight: 337
40 Yrd Dash: 5.12
20 Yrd Dash: 2.93
10 Yrd Dash: 1.69
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 33
Vertical Jump: 32
Broad Jump: 08'07"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.69
3-Cone Drill: 7.90
Arm: --
Hand: --


Haloti Ngata
Height: 6041
Weight: 338
40 Yrd Dash: 5.13
20 Yrd Dash: 2.96
10 Yrd Dash: 1.73
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 37
Vertical Jump: 31 1/2
Broad Jump: 09'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.69
3-Cone Drill: 7.97
Arm: --
Hand: --


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