Vinny Cerrato: GM Scouting Report – Defensive Line Options
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Former NFL GM & co-host of The Vinny & Rob show on 105.7 The Fan breaks down this years draft probables. Today’s scouting report: 3 Defensive Line options
DE TX A&M
Damontre Moore 6040 250 4.95
34 ¾ arm 10 ¼ hand 12×225 35.5 VJ 10’2” BJ
2010) 40TT 6TFL 5.5sacks
2011) 72TT 17.5 TFL 8.5sacks
2012) 85TT 21TFL 12.5sacks
Strength: Has initial quickness, size, arm length, will chase. Good handle. Takes good angle. Good hands well in pass. Compress. Gets sacks with effort-winey. Will spin off block. Smart. Has a smart ? Can close on run from backside. Quick 1st step- good spin move in pass. Has awareness.
Weakness: Don’t see speed on outside run-strength? Not fluid in drops. Punch- some hip stiffness-gets hooked easily on run. Trouble vs OT on run slant. Not explosive in lower. Doesn’t speed well vs run can’t bend corner in pass.
Summary: This kid has good height long arms. He is a competitive player with a great motor when makes up for some lack of speed. He has a good 1s sep in pass. Doesn’t have speed on hips to beat corner. He does good job in run when run away from and cin clone. He doesn’t have the strength to handle by blockers. Plays like 12×225. He has been very productive because of effort. I like him but he will struggle in NCC with OT because he has 4.95 speed. I would make him into 1st round if he can improve 40 and 10yd drop. It must add bulls and strength. I don’t see in drop OLD stiff in drop.
John Jenkins 6035 346 5.21
34 arm 9 ½ 3×225
2011) 7 starts 28 TT 6TFL 3 Sacks 10 QBP
2012) 13 starts 50TT 2 TFL 1 sack 14 QBP
Strength: Size- good strength. Can stack at RA- has balance. Powerful. Can cross faces. Can find ball. Has power in bull run. Can fight pressure think lower. Can read screen.
Weakness: Must shed blocker. Take out in nickel. Must use hand better. Will take some plays off- stand up out of stance-stamina? Too high vs DBL team and get high in driver. Small and player. Not nifty with feet. Will get high and driver. Doesn’t keep shoulder square when he went down. 6 OT pancakes 3x vs Alabama. Doesn’t separate well. Look like he plays more 1 on 1 then scheme
Summary: Big thick man that is a ? or small area player. He has good strength in POA. Shows ability to fight presseure. And read screens. He has power in bull run. He doesn’t use hands well. Not quick to sides. He will get too high out of stance then get driver. His motor doesn’t run hot all the time. This kid reminds me of Terrance Cody. I wish he would get in beter shape. Doesn’t make a lot of plays. His size and strength will get him close fits in L. Will be a IVT in a 3 or 4.
Mallician Goodman 6035 276 4.87
36 3/8arm 11” hand 26×225 3/5 VJ 9’5” BJ
2011) 50TT 4.5 TFL 2.5 sacks
2012) 28TT 9.5 TFL 7 sacks
Strength: Long arms-initial quickness. Quick hands. Can get low—long arm will chase. Use to drop-shows some strength in pass with hands. Keeps people off with long arms. Shows rip move in pass. Good athlete for size-strong hands.
Weakness: No strike vs run. Speed- poor hand placement vs run. Doesn’t have outside speed in pass. Late off snap. Burst to QB. Don’t see power in lower to dull rush. Not explosive player power not striker. Sees himself as a pass rusher. Lunges and misses a lot of tackles- instincts?
Summary: This kid has long arms and big strong hands he uses arm length well in run game. He looks out but he can plays with explosiveness and nifty. More of a power than a striker. I don’t see much production in run game, will miss lunges and miss a lot of tackles. In pass lower outside rush but doesn’t have the speed he uses hands well with a dip and rip but can’t finish with no burn. This kid should gain more weigh and play LE in 4×3 or 5 tech in 3×4. I question his instincts he is late off ball spot.he must learn to be more explosive, he doesn’t host hips has 28TT