Senior Bowl and East West Shrine Game Offensive Line

SENIOR BOWL Max Garcia OC (Florida) – 6040, 305. Can bend and generally played in a bent knee athletic position on pass protection sets, but struggled some with outside speed rushers. Chris Jasperse OC (Marshall) – 6030, 297. Was a late addition. Got bounced around some but showed a degree of positive energy. Inconsistent sustain and finish with one-on-one blocks. Struggled with inside counter moves. Needs to improve his lower body flexibility. Dillon Day OC (Mississippi ... Read more >>
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Senior Bowl and East West Shrine Game Tight Ends

SENIOR BOWL Ben Koyack (Notre Dame) – 6050, 249. His fringe athletic ability was on display during the week. Lacks the pop and hip snap as a blocker. Struggled blocking in one-on-one matchups. Showed some stiffness and was deliberate in his routes. Not a big run after catch receiver. Casey Pierce (Kent State) – 6030, 244. Moves well in space. Good ball skills in a congested area. Has some run after catch ability. A good week of practice tracking the ball over his head ... Read more >>
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Senior Bowl and East West Shrine Game Wide Receivers

Senior Bowl Antwan Goodley (Baylor) – 5100, 210. Made a diving layout catch over the middle after a poorly thrown, wobbling pass from Bryce Petty. Build like a running back. He still can get off press coverage and has deep vertical speed and a burst to go after the ball. Dropped quite a few passes during the week. Tony Lippett (Michigan State) – 6020, 192. A smooth receiver with deceptive speed and a burst to run by defenders. Runs good routes, but needs to be fine-tuned ... Read more >>
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Senior Bowl and East West Shrine Game Running Backs

Senior Bowl David Cobb (Minnesota) – 5110, 229. Runs with good body lean and pushes the pile. Lacks game breaking speed but gets the tough two and three yard runs. Good vision. Must work on his pass protection blocking and hands to catch the ball more naturally. Jeremy Langford (Michigan State) – 6000, 211. Stood out in pass protection drills in Mobile. Shows good vision and cutback ability. Started the week strong and suffered some back tightness on Thursday. He did ... Read more >>
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Mike Wallace Traded to Vikings

by Dave Syvertsen, Ourlads' Draft Analyst What?  WR Mike Wallace TRADED to Minnesota  Why?  One of the top deep threats in the league fell out of favor with the Dolphins coaching staff and before it got too ugly, they shipped him to a team on the rise.  The Vikings have a solid ground attack and chain-moving offense but lacked a deep threat.  Wallace lacks a complete game but he can run under the deep ball and force the defense to react.  Teddy Bridgewater showed some ... Read more >>
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Brian Orakpo Signs with Titans

by Dave Syvertsen, Ourlads' Draft Analyst   What?   OLB Brian Orakpo SIGNED by Tennessee Why?  The Ray Horton-led defense lacked presence from the outside in 2014.  While they could look to the draft for pass rush upgrades, bringing in a veteran presence with proven success could go a long way as they chase after the Colts in the AFC South.  When healthy, Orakpo has proven to be a steady presence against the run and pass.  In a multi-front scheme like the one Tennessee ... Read more >>
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CJ Spiller Heads to New Orleans

by Dave Syvertsen, Ourlads' Draft Analyst   What?  RB CJ Spiller SIGNED by New Orleans  Why?  Could it be that the Sean Payton offense is trying to turn towards a more balanced approach?  They’ve been slowly declining over the years and are no longer considered a scary team to face off against.  They’ve done a lot to re-work offensive line and gave a long term contract to Mark Ingram.  In comes Spiller, a dynamic back that will warrant a lot of touches, to offset ... Read more >>
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Ben Grubbs Traded to Kansas City

by Dave Syvertsen, Ourlads' Draft Analyst   What?  New Orleans TRADES G Ben Grubbs to Kansas City  Why?  The Saints offensive line was a wreck up the middle for most of the 2014 season.  Former first round pick (by BAL) Ben Grubbs excels as a run blocker and can really get a lot of movement at the point of attack.  But he lacks length and foot quickness as a pass blocker.  New Orleans is always going to be a pass first, second, and third team as long as Brees and ... Read more >>
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Ryan Mathews Signs with Philadelphia

by Dave Syvertsen, Ourlads' Draft Analyst  What?  RB Ryan Mathews SIGNED by Philadelphia  Why?  Just when you thought the Eagles were done, they signed another RB that began the 2014 season as a starter.  Mathews has had an underwhelming career, but many think he was handcuffed by the San Diego scheme and injuries.  The Eagles now have two new backs that can shoulder a lot of carries but may be best suited as committee guys.  They have both been nicked up more than ... Read more >>
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Jets Sign Antonio Cromartie

by Dave Syvertsen, Ourlads' Draft Analyst   What?  Antonio Cromartie SIGNED by NY Jets Why?  Over the course of 48 hours, the new brass running the show for the Jets spent $127 million on three cornerbacks.  To say they view the position as  both important and as a past weakness would be an understatement.  Head Coach Todd Bowles reunites with Cromartie in addition to Cromartie joining the Jets reunion headed by Darrelle Revis.  In a matter of days, New York has created ... Read more >>
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