Draft Player Ratings
2021 NFL Draft
Player Ratings Picks 49-64.
this 2nd Round Player Ratings was incredibly difficult. Every pick is hated
after it’s made like it’s Covid. Half seasons. Players sitting out. Some
leaving. Some returning. Some injured. Some forgotten. Some injured. Some
recovering. Some in steroid training programs, “Preparing for the Draft”.
It all seems a chaotic swirl of mischief. How do you lower guys who opted
out? How do not move up guys who improved during the season.
try and figure out the DeVonta Smith and Ja’Marr Chase conundrum. Impossible
maze to get through. I settled on Smith, because he was so damn good in
2020 and every big game this season. But damn, Chase was the best in
2019, and great every big game last season. It is difficult to spend days
doing this Player Rating so I can make a real Mock, and hating it the
second it is done. But, that’s life in a Plaque.
the software I have been using to make Mocks since the 90s is too obsolete
to work anymore. My laptop crashed halfway through the Covid and I lost so
much stuff, both old and new. So I had to design a new look, and I don’t
like it. It’s like getting the Covid. It sucks, but what’re you gonna do
about it? So here it is: cleaner, brighter, and more fresh. Yuck!
Rashad Weaver- 6-5, 270, Pitt, #17
01/2021: Smart DE who got to the BC QB and ripped
the ball out of his hands for the big turnover in the Redzone in the 4th
that almost won the game. Good jam on the TE outside. Then can burst up
field and still get pressure and help cause the incompletion. Great
hands. Good technique. Unheralded guy, but I loved his tape. Excellent
size. Strong and quick. He can fight off two blockers to slice inside and grab the RB
for a TFL.
“I thought he looked outstanding. I thought
Rashad coming back, it was great to get him and Keyshon
back, and they practiced all week,” Pitt HC Pat Narduzzi said. “It was good
to get both of them back. And I’m sure we’ll watch the tape and say
there’s a lot of things he could have got better at, but he’s so smart
and made a lot of plays today.”
Great quick inside move to get to the RB. Love his
lateral bursts at the line. Nice speed to power and can shove the ORT to
the ground in the rush. He has the burst and speed to run the arc. He
lines up mainly on the strongside, but will jump over and rush from the
Weak sometimes. Seems to like the speed rush more on the Weakside. Terrific
"To my teammates: thank you all for choosing me to
be your captain,” Rashad wrote to his teammates after he declared. “It truly meant the world
to me to wear that 'C' on my chest this season and lead y'all boys. I
didn't take that honor lightly. I made lifetime memories with my brothers
and I'll forever be grateful for each and every one of you!"
2020: After missing the entire 2019 season
due to injury, Weaver made a remarkable return to the field and earned
consensus All-America status…garnered first-team All-America honors from
four of the NCAA’s recognized selectors: Associated Press, American Football
Coaches Association (AFCA), Football Writers Association of America
(FWAA) and Walter Camp Football Foundation…additionally was a first-team
All-America selection by no fewer than four other media outlets, including
CBS Sports, ESPN, Phil Steele and Pro Football Focus…first team
All-ACC…semifinalist for the Bednarik Award (presented to the national
defensive player of the year)...played in and started nine games…totaled
35 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and a
fumble recovery…led the ACC in sacks per game (0.83 avg.) and tackles for
loss per game (1.61 avg.)…made an auspicious 2020 debut against Syracuse
(Sept. 19), collecting seven tackles, three TFLs and two sacks to earn
Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week honors…also was named
the Reese’s Senior Bowl Defensive Senior of the Week and ACC Defensive
Lineman of the Week for his Syracuse performance…had five stops, two
sacks and a forced fumble at Clemson…his second sack of QB Trevor
Lawrence forced a fumble that was recovered by Pitt at the Clemson 19,
resulting in a short touchdown drive…had four tackles, two TFLs and a
sack at Florida State…had four stops, 2.5 TFLs, 1.5 sacks and a forced
fumble against Louisville…invited to play in the prestigious Reese’s
Senior Bowl all-star game..
Kellen Mond- 6-3, 217, Texas A&M, #11
01/2021: Tough eval. But when I watched him, he
always seemed to play well. Vastly improved his accuracy. Read defenses
quicker and used his legs less this season. Excellent leader. Tough and
strong armed. Still inconsistent, but mostly comes through in the clutch.
He can be painful to evaluate, because once I think he is a top ten pick,
he breaks my heart with an INT. Fearless in the pocket.
“When you’re the guy who kind of helps
change an organization and get to this level and you’ve came through some
tough times and you come all the way up,” Jimbo Fisher said about Mond. “First of
all, you commend their competitive nature and their ability to help the
team have an identity, and that takes a strong will. It takes a strong
work ethic. That means you are very respected by your teammates that they
will follow you like that.”
Great runner. Dual threat QB. He has the
fastball, but can lack the touch sometimes. Played smarter and was more
of a winner in 2020. Smart. Understands the Offense. Can go through
progression in the pocket. Leader. Winner. Captain. terrific arm. When he
can three or five step and spot the open WR, he throws it quick and
accurate with great timing and velocity. Long, tall, and skinny. Keeps
the ball high. He can take the big hit, and get up and complete the next
pass. Toughness is never an issue with him.
“Well, he's probably one of my favorite
guys I've ever been involved in coaching with. Coach Fisher, our head
coach, also handles the quarterbacks. We've got about four or five guys
around here that are also quarterback coaches, including myself and
Kellen is smarter than all of us. Him and Coach Fisher are on a different
level,” A&M O-Coordinator Darrell Dickey said.
Then continued, “But just to see the
improvement that he's made in his football game, his maturity level, his
leadership level, from day one that we got here until now ending with a
New Year's Six bowl is just… He's been kind of like the face of the
program as far as how we've improved and the direction we're heading. And
I can say this: He's been well-coached by the head coach, by the rest of
us, but he's also spent some time off the field on his own.”
Rated 57th in 2021 NFL Draft Player Ratings. “Throws
a nice quick pass to the TE dragging outside, so he can turn up field for
the 1st. He can find the Endzone on the QB draw in the Redzone. He has an
NFL arm. He runs a lot of RPOs. He will float it a lot early. Needs to
settle down earlier. When he takes off, he can make the first LB miss.
Needs to find his accuracy earlier in games.
“I like his game. If he can get a little
more consistent, he could be a good one in the NFL. He runs too much.
They run a lot of option and he likes to keep it. He can struggle with
accuracy early in games. Looks like he needs to be hit before he can settle
down. He plays better in the 4th than in the 1st, which is what you
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2020 (SENIOR): Has
started all nine games ... Holds the all-time program records for career
passing TDs (71), passing yards (9,429), completions (785), attempts
(1,332) and total offense (11,001) .... Served as team captain in the
season opener ... Threw for 189 yards and a touchdown in the victory over
Vanderbilt ... Recorded the sixth 300-yard passing game of his career,
throwing for 318 yards and three touchdowns at Alabama ... Moved into first all-time at A&M in
career completions and attempts at Alabama ... Made it back-to-back games
with over 300 yards passing for the second time in his career, going 25-for-35
with 338 yards and three touchdowns, including a 51-yard bomb to Caleb
Chapman to tie things up late and eventually lead A&M to victory over
No. 4 Florida ... Became A&M's
all-time career passing yards leader in the Florida game ... Earned SEC
Offensive Player of the Week, Davey O'Brien Great 8, Manning Award Starts
of the Week and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Honorable Mention honors
for his performance against the Gators ... Threw another 51-yard scoring
pass, finishing the win at Mississippi State with 139 yards and two
touchdowns ... Became the Aggies all-time leader in total offense with
10,015 career yards, after his 292 yard and three touchdown performance
to give A&M the win over Arkansas.
Patrick Johnson- 6-3, 255, Tulane, #7
01/2021: Fierce. Fast and smooth. Not a pure Edge.
Not a traditional OLB. He is a bit of a ‘tweener as a 3-4 and 4-3 OLB. He
can play both with equal aplomb. But he will be drafted to rush the QB.
He reminds me of Jamie Collins. Good job setting the Edge. When the QB
takes off to his side, he charges to him fast and forces him to throw it
away. Great knack for hitting the quarterback.
“My father was my best friend. We always
saw eye to eye. He was always the first I would call after football games
because he would give me the honest truth about how I played. He actually
played at UTC, and that's where he met my mother,” Patrick
Johnson said. "I wanted him to see me get drafted because that
was a dream for me and him both. When I get my name called, I already
know tears are going to be flowing. I can't be more thankful for how hard
he pushed me, along with my mom. They are great parents, and I will
always live in a way that makes them proud and brings honor to them.”
They will double him at the point and he
can get through the OLT and OLG to hit the RB. Good job using his long
arms and leverage to win in the run game. I think he could be a Day One
pick, but I certainly don’t see how he gets out of the 2nd Round. Impressive
strength. When he has the leverage, he doesn’t lose. When he gets high,
he can get shoved back.
“This is a big game for him,” Tulane HC Fritz
said. “He's an excellent player. It's been fun to watch him practice
because we haven't had a chance to see that from him this year. He's
raring and ready to go. He's very excited about this opportunity.”
Very slippery at the point. Naturally sets
the edge. He will line up with a hand down, and in Odd fronts. Very
disciplined run defender. He can stack and shed and tackle the RB. He is
Tulane’s all-time sack leader. He had 10 sacks in 10 games this season. He
affects the QB in a lot of ways. Tulane’s all-time leader in sacks. In a
true tragedy, his father died right before Tulane’s Bowl game and had to
sit it out.
“He’s not going to be able to make the trip
with us,” Fritz said. “He’s had an outstanding career here at Tulane and
has graduated already and I’m sure he will be drafted in a few months.
Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.”
2019: Earned Second Team All-American
Athletic Conference recognition for the second straight year...Started
all 13 games despite battling injuries throughout the year...Led the team
in sacks and tackles for loss for the second straight season, finishing
with 4.0 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss...Closed the year with 35 tackles
and four pass breakups...Named to the 2019 Bronko Nagurski Trophy and
Chuck Bednarik Watch list...Started all of Tulane’s games...Made two
tackles, including a sack for a loss of six yards at home against FIU
(Aug. 29)...Collected two tackles against Auburn (Sep. 7)...Racked up
five tackles including a sack for a loss of six yards at home against
Houston (Sep. 19)...Had three tackles and a sack away at Army (Oct.
5)...Completed two tackles at home against UConn (Oct. 12)...Made a
season-best six tackles away at Memphis (Oct. 18)...Made four tackles
away at Navy (Oct. 26)...Tallied three tackles away at Temple (Nov. 16)...Finished
the year on a high note, as he had one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss in
the 2020 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Jan. 4)..
Liam Eichenberg- 6-6, 302, Notre Dame, #78
01/2021: I think he is an NFL OLT. Not always the niftiest
dude. But he wins consistently. He doesn’t give up Sacks. He didn’t give
up a pressure in the 1st Half against Alabama. Seamless shifting outside
on the quick stunt, after shoving the DE, Then stoning the DT outside.
Brutal punch on inside move. Just doesn’t give up pressures. Strong.
"I think all of our guys had a lot of
respect for him. But it just solidified the kind of respect they had for
him as a leader on our football team,” ND HC Brian Kelly said. “He had it
from the guys he goes against. When you see cornerbacks and guys he doesn't
see a lot and [other defenders] go up and talk to him, you can tell that
had an effect on other players in our program about him being gritty and
fighting through it to get back on the football field."
Smart. Mature. Calm. Smooth moving back.
Rarely gives up anything moving backwards. Elite feet moving backwards.
If all starts with his feet and balance. When he gets knocked off balance
he gives up a lane for a split
second. Good hands and hand usage. Good job grabbing shirt on initial
contact. Light on his feet. Natural athlete. Nice second surge in run
game. Nice anchor to handle speed and power.
“Liam is a born offensive lineman. He’s
strong. He’s motivated. Very technically demands of himself,” his high school HC Chuck Kyle said.
“Sometimes I have to say ‘relax, we’ll get it.’ He’s just getting better
and better. He’s going to play major, major college football. And with a
guy that size and work ethic? Who knows after that?”
Great contact balance. He can take the bug
speed to power hit, get knocked back, and instantly re-anchor and shove
him back. Hands will get low and wide in kickslide, but he likes to shove
up. Plays on the Edge sometimes. Smaller defenders can make him miss
moving forward in run game. He will get a little upright in kickslide,
and then bend down right before contact. He should be an excellent pro
and starter for a decade or so.
Rated 21st in 2021 NFL Draft Player Ratings. “He is a
quick stepper moving back in his slide. It could be smoother, but it gets
him to the Corner. He doesn’t let the great D-end turn the corner on him.
He should be even better in 2020 (he was;). He still has some work to do,
but another year of experience is going to be big for him.
“He does a good job getting in the way and
using his size to slow the passrusher. He has a good slide. He can
smoothly cut off the great speed rusher and stone him on the Edge. He
will hop back a little high, but then sinks down low as he moves back. He
stones rushers at the line on the play action.”
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HONORS & AWARDS: The
Athletic All-America First Team. CBS Sports All-America First Team
ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy. Outland Trophy
Finalist. All-ACC First Team. Associated Press First Team All-ACC. ACC
co-Offensive Lineman of the Week at North Carolina (11/27). ACC Offensive
Lineman of the Week at Pitt (10/24). Pro Football Focus Team of the Week
vs. Louisville (10/17). Outland Trophy Watch List. Reese’s Senior Bowl
Top 250. Pro Football Focus Preseason All-ACC First Team. Phil Steele
Preseason All-America Fourth Team. Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent
SENIOR SEASON (2019): Started
all 13 games of the year at left tackle. One of three offensive linemen
to start every game for a group named to the Joe Moore Award Midseason
Watch List. Helped the Irish rank 13th nationally in scoring offense and
11th in sacks allowed. Posted the top pass-blocking grade (85.6) and
run-blocking grade (78.8) on the team’s OL according to Pro Football
Focus. Did not concede a sack on the year, allowing just three QB hits
and nine hurries, while playing 845 snaps (496 pass plays).
Amari Rodgers- 5-10, 210, Clemson, #3
01/2021: Love his game. Rodgers is as deadly a
slot WR as there is in this Draft. Great changing gears to make it tough
for DBs to adjust. Sudden. Makes quick bursts in patterns to create
separation. Can change speed in pattern. Makes the big plays in the
biggest games. He was great in the playoff game against Notre Dame. He
was truly great last season and garnered his first thousand-yard season
receiving. Efficient route runner. Good balance and body control.
“He just looks a pro. The way he carries
himself. The way he practices. The way he prepares. His inventiveness in
meetings. His thirst for knowledge. The nuances of the game. His health,”
Dabo Swinney said. “He is
fast. He is faster than he has ever been. He is in the best shape he has
ever been and is playing with some unbelievable confidence.”
He has the speed to get vertical. He has
the savvy to get open underneath. Great hands. Very productive college
WR. Plays in the slot a lot. Short but solidly built. Not small. His
father is Tee Martin, who is back coaching WRs at Tennessee. Notre Dame
doubled him in the Slot early. Elusive in pattern and after the catch.
Tricky in pattern. Can run through the first tackle, make the 2nd guy
miss, and then use his speed to run past two more.
“It was great. It is always nice to get
advice from my pops. He's been in the business a long time. He's coached
a lot of great players so whenever he has something to say to me, I'm
listening and I'm all ears,” Amari Rodgers said. “He knows what
he's talking about and it's just a blessing that he is my father. I can
just go to him whenever I need and it's definitely helped with my
progress as far as where I am now."
Consummate professional, who was a key
figure in Clemson’s four straight College Football Playoff berths from
2017-20 … earned starting roles at receiver and punt returner in 2018 and
contributed in those roles in 2019 after a remarkable comeback from
injury and then recorded a career year as a senior in 2020 … concluded
career with 181 career receptions for 2,144 yards with 15 receiving
touchdowns in 1,901 snaps over 55 career games (37 starts) … also
credited with 68 career punt returns for 529 yards (7.8 avg.) including a
punt return touchdown … became only the fifth Clemson player since 2000
to record touchdowns by rush, reception and punt return in a career … at
a program that has routinely produced outstanding pro talent in recent
years, completed his tenure ranked sixth in Clemson’s history in career
receptions, 12th in career receiving yards and tied for 14th in career
receiving touchdowns, as well as ninth in career punt return yards.
2020: Biletnikoff Award semifinalist …
first-team All-ACC selection … also named All-ACC by the AP and PFF …
recorded career highs in receptions (77), receiving yards (1,020) and
receiving touchdowns (seven) in 644 offensive snaps over 12 games (all
starts) … posted the eighth-most receptions in a single season in school
history and finished fifth in receptions per game in school annals (6.42)
… posted the 12th 1,000-yard receiving season in school history,
11th-most in a single campaign in Clemson history … his 85.0 receiving
yards per game ranked seventh in school history … gained a team-high 90
yards on five receptions at Wake Forest … caught a 44-yard touchdown and
returned two punts for 37 yards vs. The Citadel, moving into the Top 10
in Clemson history in career punt return yardage.
Kadarius Toney- 6’, 190? Florida, #1
01/2021: Another speed and space slot guy. Great
speed in pattern to run past DBs. Impossible to cover in space. Can track
it over his shoulder. Trask struggled when he wasn’t on the field.
Instant deep threat. Can play in the Slot. Quick and sudden to get open short.
Smooth easy hands. Returned punts and kicks. Can step in and help on
Special Teams right away. He was a true slot WR at FLA.
"What people don’t realize about
Kadarius is he’s an extremely intelligent football player. He understands
the game and he’s an ultimate competitor," FLA OC Brian Johnson
said. "He really works at it. He works at his craft. [Florida
receivers] coach Gonzales does a great job of helping him develop and
really hone his skills in. Once he settled in and got the reps that he
needed it was no surprise that he took off and was one of the best
players in America.”
Knows how to use speed to get open
crossing. He became Trask’s go to guy this season. When he sat out the Bowl Game, Trask
really struggled. Smooth movement skills. Has speed to burn. Natural
athlete. Fakes a WR screen rather than blocs sometimes, but he is a tough
little blocker. He will block the Safety on the second level. He can
actually give a great hit, and impact the DB up. He can grab shirt and
dosey-doe with the CB. Runs fake patterns. Quick and sudden on 2nd level
“I don't like comparing guys because they
all have very different traits. The reasons for comparison are the
playmaking abilities. Percy, when you put the ball in his hands, special
things happen. Kadarius, put the ball in his hands and special things
happen. But, KT is KT. He’s amazing, not just as an athlete,” FLA HC
Mullen said comparing Toney to Percy Harvin.
“He went from a guy that was a playmaker
into a guy that is one of the best wide receivers in the country. He's a
return specialist on punting, kickoffs. You can bring him into the
backfield and have him run the ball. We haven't had him throw it a ton,
but he might have the strongest arm on the team. And, he's become a very
technical route runner that has great hands.”
2020: Appeared and started in all 10
games... Led team with new career highs in catches (62), receiving yards (831)
and all-purpose yards (1,228)… Helped Florida become the only team in the
nation with three players with at least eight touchdown receptions (Kyle
Pitts and Trevon Grimes) after scoring a new career-best nine receiving
scores... Joined teammate Kyle Pitts (11 touchdowns) as the fifth duo in
Gators history (and first since 2001) with at least nine touchdown
catches apiece and the first Gators since Taylor Jacobs (Sept.21-28,
2002) with multiple touchdown catches in consecutive games (Texas A&M
and Missouri)… Finished the regular season ranked ninth in the SEC with
an average of 122.8 all-purpose yards per game, and he is one of six SEC
players with 11 total touchdowns this season and just one of three FBS
players with a rushing, receiving and punt return touchdown this season
(nine receiving, one rushing, one punt return vs Kentucky)… Registered a
touchdown catch in four straight games this season, joining teammate
Trevon Grimes (four straight), Percy Harvin (six games from Sept. 20-Nov.
1, 2008), and Dallas Baker (five games - the final two of 2005, and first
three of 2006) as the only Gators since 2002 with touchdown catches in
four straight games… Became the first Gator with three 100-yard receiving
games in a season since Antonio Callaway in 2015… Logged a career-high
249 all-purpose yards (182 receiving, 56 rushing, 11 punt return) against
LSU… Recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game (six catches, 107
yards, TD), and a career-high 81 return yards (74 kickoff, 7 punt) at
Vanderbilt to become the first Gator since Reidel
Anthony (Sept. 28, 1996 against Kentucky) with 100-plus receiving yards
and 75-plus return yards.
*Alim McNeill- 6-2, 320, NC State, Jr, #29
01/2021: McNeill has freakish size, strength and
explosion. Plays with strength and leverage. Elite mover for a Nose
Tackle. Flashes rare athletic traits to dominate. Can clog the middle.
Constantly doubled and tripled. Rare athlete who is quick and sudden.
More than just an NT. He played in an Odd front and was forced to take on
a lot of blockers. With some technique work with his hands, he could be
an explosive upfield DT who blows plays up.
"It was crazy. I had told coach Gibson
right before going to halftime, ‘When we come back, I’m going to catch a
Pick-Six.’” McNeill said, after he had an impossible Nose Tackle Pick-Six against Virginia. “I was just
talking crazy, but that’s exactly what happened. I was like ‘did this
really just happen?’ I was celebrating in the end zone like ‘that just
happened.’ It was fun. I was glad I was able to tip the ball, add some
points to the scoreboard and help contribute to the win."
When he sheds and burst forward, you can
see what a rare athlete he is. Great get off. Mostly first getting off
the line. Teams double him and he sheds the OC instantly. Then can use
his hands to shed the OG. Freakish mover. Could be a top 3-Tech or 4-Tech
in the NFL. Playing NT was a waste of his great athleticism. He can stack
the OC and the OG, and watch them fall off as he runs outside to rundown
a toss to the RB at the numbers. Incredible size-speed dude.
"Practice,” McNeill said. “The way we
play is the way we practice. It’s the same stuff. We had the dog bone and
stuff like that today. That swagger is what brings fun to the game. We’re
always going to play with that. You’re never going to see us without that."
He will get fooled by the cutback runner in
a Zone blocking scheme. Great impact with hands, as he grabs the OC shirt
and controls him. Might have the top push-pull with his powerful hands
and upper body strength. Quick hands. Powerful legs. Great uppercut.
Amazing how consistently he ragdolls the OC. Takes two OLs blocking him
for teams to run inside. Great elbows on spin move to hurt the OL.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2019):
Honorable mention All-ACC choice by Pro Football Focus. Started the last
six games of the season at DT.
AS A FRESHMAN (2018): A
freshman All-American according to 247sports. Saw action from scrimmage
in all 13 games, starting the Wake Forest contest. Tallied a season-high
four tackles in the wins at Marshall and at UNC.).
Jay Tufele- 6-3, 305, USC, #78
01/2021: Tufele is an explosive inside rusher.
Another mystery man who sat out the season due to Covid. But he looked
like he had a shot in the 1st with a great 2020. Need to add more variety
to his rush. I like him as a 3-tech shooting the gap. Disruptor. He wins
quick with his Get off (as BB likes to say;). I loved his 2019 Tape. I had
him rated 39th, but now don’t remember why? I hate this Covid season.
“There are some kids who are just empty
vessels in the learning environment, and then there are some kids who
just shine, and they’re really bright because it means something to them,”
USC DC Kenechi Udeze said. “Working with Jay was always a privilege
because he always gave you what he had. It was never about effort with
Utah doubled him inside. Slippery off the
double. Great hands and balance to attack the OG’s arms and instantly
pull himself past him. Can get over aggressive and run himself out of the
play on screens. When he gets jammed up, he loses. Good rusher from
4-Tech. Good eyes. He can spot the RB and jump laterally to get in front
of him. Terrific short area quicks and explosion. Explosive Swim move is
his signature move.
“If Tufele were to go out there and become
President of the United States, or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company? It
would not be a surprise to me,” Udeze said. “(Jay) is one of the greatest
workers I’ve ever seen at his age. It’s hard not to stare at him and
watch him work.”
Rated 39th in 2021 NFL Draft Player Ratings. “I like
Tufele as a prospect. He can be unblockable sometimes. But he needs to
find the ball better. He wins quick with suddenness and explosion which
can also get him out of position and let teams trick him a lot He is a DT
who plays 4-Tech.
“He played in a lot of Off Fronts. He
played some Nose Tackle and 5-Tech. Good job stacking and shedding the OC
on Dives. He gets to the RB. He is a great DT. He has some great feet. He
is a moose right in the middle of the USC D-line. Explosive upfield past
the OC with a great shoulder punch. Disruptive. Needs more technique work
and to use his hands better.”
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CAREER: He has 65 tackles, including 11 for
losses of 47 yards (with 7.5 sacks for minus 39 yards), plus a
deflection, a fumble recovery for a TD and a blocked field goal in his
career. He has appeared in 25
games in his career, with 18 starts.
2020: Tufele will be one of the nation’s top
defensive linemen as a junior in 2020.
2019: Tufele once again made an impact at
defensive tackle as a sophomore in 2019.
Overall in 2019 while starting all 13 games, he had 41 tackles,
including 6.5 for losses of 28 yards (with 4.5 sacks for minus 22 yards),
plus a deflection. He made the
2019 Phil Steele All-American honorable mention, All-Pac-12 first team,
AP All-Pac-12 second team and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 first team. He repeated as USC’s Defensive Lineman
of the Year. 66).
By Tom Mahoney
Midway in our life’s journey, I went astray from the straight
road and woke to find myself alone in a dark wood. How shall I say what
wood that was! I never saw so drear, so rank, so arduous a wilderness!
Its very memory gives shape to fear. Dante
Chapter One: Inferno.
I awake with my bones shaking from the
dolorous fear of a false life in a dark foreboding dawn. I was dreaming
of a dark forest that sapped all my hope and was filled with all my
life’s faults. This was to be my final full day in prison. By all holy
leopards, unholy lions, and the hungry she-wolf herself. Yes by
Aries the lord of war, I shall never come back to this arduous dreary
pit. Just as Jesus was reborn this weekend, so shall I find the true way
tomorrow, on Good Friday. Thirteen of my thirty-five years have been
spent in a prison of some sort or another, over one third of my life. Do
you know what is the worst part of being in prison? It’s not the eternal
sorrow of boredom and sloth. It’s not the fraudulent miserly life. It’s
not the incontinence of freedom. It’s not the inability to see the moon,
only envy it through dirty barred windows. It’s not the fact that
the only night sky
available is the wracked stars cast through the frozen bars of my cage.
It’s not that avarice is the one true virtue. It’s not the complete denial
of any independent thought. It’s not the unconditional dedication to
malice, wrath, and deceit. It’s not the entirely relentless unoriginal
fabrications of conceit that own all souls who enter. It’s not the duality
of guise that buys every face here, the look of pure hate or inconsolable
fear. It’s not the flashbacks of freedoms foolishly flittered away. It’s
not even the completely hopeless loss of all ladies. The worst part of
prison is the malicious gluttony of waiting; the horrible unyielding dirge
of waiting. Waiting to eat, to sleep, and to walk; Waiting for the attack
marked upon every back; Waiting within these pitiless mocking walls.
Waiting for any glimpse of kindness; waiting to see the freedom of a clean
peach dawn; Waiting for a decent cup of coffee. Waiting for that look in a
woman’s eye when you finally know you’ve stolen a scrap of her soul.
Waiting for: "Da-Day", for release, for life, for liberty; It’s
waiting to be human again. But for now I live on D-Block, or
Dis-Block as we call it.
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Amon-Ra St. Brown- 6-1, 195, USC, #8
St Brown has excellent size and improving hands.
He struggled with his hands a little early in his career, but not at all
last season. Tricky in pattern. He can give a shimmy-shimmy-shake to get
open. Runs nice Slants. He can stretch the defense running down the Seam.
Great burst outside in quick Out to create the easy throw. Returns punts.
“Winning the Pac-12 championship would be
huge for our team, for USC, for the fans, for everyone in general. The last
time we won the Pac-12 championship was before I got here, before I was a
freshman," St. Brown said. "So
that year before, they won and I got here as a freshman and that was our
goal every year (was) to win a national championship. And obviously to
win a national championship you’ve gotta go through the Pac-12
He’ll tackle the CB, when the QB throws a
bad pass and it is intercepted. Physical and tough in run game. Excellent
blocker. Gives great effort blocking the CB. Fights and grabs through the
whistle. He can impact two Defenders on one play, which is very rare for
a WR. Runs the fake Streak on runs downs, to drag DBs downfield. He can
block the CB on the 3rd level. Gives effort on every level blocking.
Team Captain. "There's a reason that C
is on Amon-Ra St. Brown's chest," USC HC Clay
Helton said. "He's
an unselfish player. You go through three games and you're not in the end
zone. He's played the same unselfish, physical, tough game each
Elusive. They run screens so he can run in
space. Great spin move to make a guy miss, and get the 1st. X-WR who
lines up on the line outside. More smooth than twitchy. Fast, quick and
tricky feet. Nice quick outside release. Wins with patterns. Great hands.
Steady hands. Catches everything. Good career for a Number One WR.
Improved each year.
Rated 14th in 2021 NFL Draft Player Ratings. “Supreme
physical talent. It is all mental for him. He should be a 1st Round pick.
He really stepped it up last season and became a starter. He has to step
it up again this season (2020). Good size. Great hands. Runs patterns
fast. Has the speed to get open over the top against a top CB. Terrific
burst and acceleration in release.
“Tricky feet and quick (in pattern). He
will fake himself out, and still get open and make the catch. They like
to throw to him short so he can run after the catch. He can get open deep
when he fakes the block. He can take over a game. They’ll run the bubble
screens just to get the ball in his hands.” Read More: Free On Amazon Prime.
CAREER: He has 137 career catches for 1,792
yards (13.1 avg) and 9 TDs in his career to rank 19th on USC’s career
receptions list. He has 5 career
100-yard receiving games. He also
has 9 carries for 69 yards (7.7 avg) with 1 TD, 13 punt returns for 75
yards (5.8 avg) and 1 tackle in his career. He has appeared in 25 games in his
career, with 17 starts.
2020: The hard-to-shut-down St. Brown, who
is approaching 2,000 receiving yards in his career, will start again at
wide receiver as a junior in 2020.
2019: St. Brown had another outstanding season
as a sophomore wide receiver and punt returner in 2019. Overall in 2019 while appearing in all
13 games and starting 12 times (all but BYU), he had 77 receptions for
1,042 yards (13.5 avg) with 6 TDs, plus 7 carries for 60 yards (8.6 avg)
with 1 TD and 12 punt returns for 66 yards (5.5 avg). He had 4 100-yard receiving games in
2019. His 77 receptions is 12th on
USC’s season receptions list. He
made 2019 All-Pac-12 honorable mention and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 second
team. He won USC’s Trojan Way
Leadership Award. He had 2019
post-season surgery for a sports hernia.
Justyn Ross- 6-4, 205, #8
Love Ross’s Tape, but I have no idea about
the injury. Size. Speed. Has explosive ball skills to go up over the DB
to snag the high pass. If he is healthy, he was Lawrence’s best WR in
2019. If he is healthy, he is a 1st round talent. Explosive off the
ground going up and grabbing the high pass. Lawrence liked to throw it up
high to him where only he could snag it.
“It was a very positive trip. Basically
where he is right now, there’s kind of I guess two big boxes that have to
be checked for him for them to kind of say, ‘All right, go get it’. But I
think they were very pleased with what they saw,” Clemson HC Debo Swinney said. “The first big
box is some tests that they put him through, basically measuring his
movements before surgery and now post-surgery. They were very pleased
with the healing of the area. Still not quite 100 percent. But ahead of
what they could’ve expected.”
Elite size, Vert, and athleticism that it
impossible for CBs to cover him. Unstoppable on the Post-Corner. Watched
him play a lot, and was still shocked at how great he is on Tape, when
you can just focus on his game. Physical runner. Big and strong, and can
lower his head and bash the DB. It is all about healthy for him. If his
wheels are healed, he might be the top WR in this Draft.
“It was just amazing. He ran a double move
out there today (in practice). His ability to plant, cut and change
direction (is incredible). His hips are (incredible),” Swinney
said. “It was just awesome to see because he is violent when he cuts.
I did not see any hesitation in him at all. You would never know in a
million years what he has been dealing with. So, I am just really, really
happy for him.”
Rated 38th in 2021 NFL Draft Player Ratings. “Smooth
and fast outside. Outstanding size. He can bully CBs. Big hands. Great
wingspan. Big physical target for a QB. He can make the tough catch. At
his best soaring high with the greatest of ease, to snag it over the puny
CB. Expert at swatting off the Press CB. Classic West Coast WR. Reminds
me of Terrell Owens on the field.
“Ross is a terrific route runner. Because
of his size, he doesn’t always get credit. Explosive in and out of
breaks, especially in the double move, especially the Post-Corner. Tricky
feet and hands to create separation. He knows how to use his long arms
and hands to create space from the CB. If he runs under a 4.5, he could
be a top ten pick.” Read More: Free On Amazon Prime.
2020: Enters 2021 having recorded 112
passes for 1,865 yards with 17 touchdowns in 929 snaps over 29 career
games (14 starts) from 2018-19 before missing all of 2020 … posted a
dazzling true freshman season in 2018 in which he caught 46 passes for a
team-leading 1,000 yards with nine touchdowns in 15 games … announced his
presence on the game’s biggest stages as a freshman, catching six passes
for 148 yards with two touchdowns in the Cotton Bowl and six passes for 153
yards with one touchdown in the College Football Playoff National
2020: Missed 2020 season following surgery
in the spring.
2019: Honorable mention All-ACC selection …
recorded 865 yards and eight touchdowns on a team-high 66 receptions in
586 snaps over 14 games (all starts) … gained 13 yards on three
receptions vs. Georgia Tech … led Clemson with seven receptions for 94
yards vs. No. 12 Texas A&M, including a 30-yard touchdown reception …
gained 64 yards on five receptions at Syracuse.
*Jaycee Horn- 6-2, 200, South Carolina, Jr, #1
Horn has everything you want in a CB, but he
does get too physical too much. He crosses the physical line too much,
and the line is lower in the NFL. He cannot play in the NFL the way he
played last season at South Carolina. However, he has everything you want
physically in a Number One Corner. Fast. Sudden. Sky-walker you can’t go
“I make a lot of plays on the ball in
practice, but people say I don’t have ball skills. But it’s all about
opportunity,” Jaycee Horn said. “I heard a
lot of people saying I don’t have ball skills, which is crazy to me. I
just knew a day would come where I would have a lot of opportunities to
Long, tall, and tough. Great long arms. Fast
and quick. He has everything you want physically, except hands that can
catch an INT. He had Zero interceptions in his first two seasons. But was
able to snag two in 2020 in only 7 games, He average 17 returns on those
INTs. Those are probably his two biggest stats. Much improved plays in
“It was a big decision, mainly because we
were struggling and I felt I was risking a lot going back out there those
last three games. Also, my family situation,” Horn
said. “I had my grandparents come down with COVID. My granddad lost a
lot of weight. My aunt actually was in the hospital and struggled going
through it and she’s starting to get better now, thankfully. I didn’t say
any of that. It wasn’t just opting out, quitting on my team. My team
knows how I feel about them. There was a lot going on mentally for me and
I just felt it was the right decision at the time.”
My worry is that he is too much of a
grabber. Top athlete. Has the speed. Elite size for a Corner. But damn he
is grabby. Just running stride for stride down the sideline, he cannot, not
grab the WR. Good in run defense. Physical. Garnered 45 tackles in each
of his first two season, and still at 16 in last seasons shortened
season. But you can’t bring that physicality to coverage into the NFL. He
cannot bring his game, he played at South Carolina, to the NFL.
Rated 93rd in 2021 NFL Draft Player Ratings. “Good
size. Tall with good length. Always seems to line up on the QB’s left.
Sidesaddles in pedal in off and zone to read the QB. Zones back a lot
into almost Cover Three. He will drop back like a Cover Two safety. Looks
like a Free Safety moving back always eyeing the QB.
“Teams don’t like to line up WRs on his
side. When they motion to the other side he drops back and zones. He’ll
cover the RB as well. Lines up in nice tight press on short yardage. He
can get to the RB when he breaks through the line on short yardage. He is
a big Corner. Plays like a FS. Might be better off at Free Safety.” Read More: Free On Amazon Prime.
2019: SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2019 Rex Enright Defensive Player of the
Spring. 2018-19 First-Year SEC
Academic Honor Roll. 2018
Coaches’ SEC All-Freshman Team. 2018 Most Productive Player – Defense.
Junior defensive back who is a candidate
for post-season honors... named preseason third-team All-SEC by Athlon
magazine... has 85 tackles over the past two seasons with 6.0 tackles for
loss including 3.0 sacks... has 17 career pass breakups and two forced
fumbles in 23 games including 22 starts... according to Pro Football
Focus, has played 1,426 snaps with opponents targeting his receiver just
100 times for 57 completions and two touchdowns.
Jackson Carman- 6-5, 335, Clemson, #79
I thought he was not playing like I thought
early in the season. But he got better during the season. He was what I
thought he’d be in the playoffs. He is so big and strong, with dancer’s
feet on the Edge. Great power to turn and shove the DE up and back with
jolting force. Not always the niftiest feet. However, his strength and
strong hands end rushes fast.
“I remember the first time I met him. Good
kid but immature,” Dabo Swinney said. “(I told him) ‘you'll never be a
good player if you don't change your commitment in some areas. You can't
just be a big, athletic guy. You might be a good player, but you won't
reach your potential.’ He has just really bought into that whole
He is so agile running outside with the DE,
grab his shirt and slowing getting to the 2nd level. He can press against
speed sometimes. Feet can be choppy. Wins ugly. But in the end, it is
very tough to beat him on his Edge and Sack the QB. Nice punch with his
inside hands to send two rushers upfield on Screens. Heavy hands. Wide
“He’s a really talented player and really
gotten serious about it, too. I think he wants to be the best in the
country and he’s got an edge and drive to him that is very encouraging
for a young player. I think he’s just gotten serious about life,” Swinney
said. “He was very immature when he got here, not in a bad way, but just
didn’t show up on time. He was happy-go-lucky. He had a lot of maturing
to do. And once he realized there wasn’t going to be any compromise just
because he was a good player, he eventually bought in.”
Appears to have long arm. I think his
measurements will be important at the Combine. But the they appear
average for an OLT. He will get high and grab the Edgerusher to high and
draw the flag. He has to stay and play lower to speed. Better bend will
everything for him. Gets his hands outside too much sometimes. Plays a bit
on the line. He will have to refine some techniques to play OLT on the
Rated 14th in 2021 NFL Draft Player Ratings. “He is a guy
who is going to rise in this Draft. Another monstrosity who reminds me of
Trent Brown. Knows how to use his hands and feet together. Lined up in a
two-point stance on every play.
“Sudden first step back. Goes up first in
pass pro. I’d like to see him go back first and stay low. Big and
powerful. Once he gets his hands in the rushers shirt he is done. Near
impossible to bull him back. Smooth kickslide.” Read More: Free On Amazon Prime.
Saw action as a reserve left tackle in 2018
before earning the starting role in 2019 … entered 2020 having played
1,141 snaps over 30 career games (17 starts).
2020: Second-team All-American according to
CBS Sports … second-team All-ACC honoree who was also named second-team
all-conference by the AP … played 57 snaps in helping Clemson to 561
yards at Wake Forest… Played 78 snaps vs. Pitt, helping protect Trevor
Lawrence during his 403-yard passing performance … played 55 snaps at
Virginia Tech, holding the Hokies without a sack and helping Clemson to
7.9 yards per carry in the contest … played 63 snaps as Clemson produced
541 yards of offense in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame …
played 70 snaps in Sugar Bowl vs. No. 3 Ohio State.
Monty Rice- 6-1, 235, Georgia, #32
01/2021: Rice is a guy who can run a Defense.
Instant outside when the QB dumps it off. He can read it fast, hit the
OG, and grab the RB at the line. Quick and aggressive flashing the ball.
Constant motion. He’ll line up in the Slot and cover the TE. He’ll cover
the TE in the slot on either side. Size is a problem He gets dinged up a
“He’s still been working,” Georgia LB Nakobe Dean said. “He’s
encouraging everybody to get better every day. He’s a great leader,
whether he’s been playing or not. It feels like he’s another coach out
Field fast. Super aggressive impacting
blockers off his shirt. Good leader. Tough and physical pinballing inside
to the RB. Great burst forward going downhill. He will spy the QB
sometimes. Good inside blitzer. He can shoot gaps on passing downs. Good
inside blitzer. Reads it as quick as anyone I’ve seen. Great mobility to
improve in coverage. His size will hurt him.
“He’s improving his opportunity to go in
the NFL because they have guys every week in the NFL who are 90 percent
or 85 percent,” Kirby Smart said about Rice playing though injury. “For
those guys, they’re going to think extremely highly, at least the guys
I’ve talked to in the NFL, of the players who are willing to push
themselves and play hurt, As long as he can’t injure himself worse, which
that can’t happen right now based on his injury.”
He looks like he is 6-foot at best. But in
the pass first NFL smaller, quicker, faster pass defenders are more
important than inside thumpers. Instant reads. Quick mind. Attacks forward
before everyone else, and is always right. He can set up a Defense, make
the calls, and get everyone in the right position. He can make the big
play in coverage that changes the game.
“Man, I hadn’t scored a touchdown since I
was a senior in high school against Hoover [High School],” Rice said
after his Pick Six against Tennessee. “Actually it was against George
Pickens. We blocked a punt and my homebody Jeremy blocked the punt. I
picked it up and scored. That was the last time I scored a touchdown. But
it was a surreal feeling and I kind-ah cried a little bit. Because you
know, it’s just crazy and it felt like a movie or something.”
Rated 105th in 2021 NFL Draft Player Ratings. “Another
small and fast LB. He was Georgia’s leading tackler. He flies up fast to
tackle the RB on Off-Tackle runs. Nice job charging forward, setting the
edge, and making the tackle.
“He just finds his way to the ball
carrier. Fast. Quick. Smart. He doesn’t move around a lot. He’s a pure
Mike. Even when he is out of position a little, he can get to the RB
getting outside. He has some speed to the QB on the outside blitz.” Read More: Free On Amazon Prime.
Career Highs: 12 tackles
vs. South Carolina, 2019. 2 solo TFL vs. Tennessee, 2020. 20-yard fumble
return vs. Tennessee, 2020.
2020: One of five finalists for the Butkus
Award, which recognizes the nation’s best linebacker...starter at LB in
eight of 10 games...All-America Second Team by The Athletic...All-SEC
First Team by the Associated Press...team's third-leading tackler with 49
total stops...team-high eight tackles vs. Tennessee included a sack,
forced fumble and 20-yard fumble return for a TD, all on the same
play...was his first career fumble recovery and touchdown...named by the
Maxwell Football Club as the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week
after the UT game...led the Bulldogs with seven tackles in win over
Auburn...had three total tackles, a pass breakup and two QB pressures in
season-opening win at Arkansas...forced a third-quarter fumble in win at
Kentucky...named to the pre-season watch list for the Butkus Award (nation's
top LB)...also named to the pre-season All-SEC Second Team, as picked by
the media covering the league...named one of three team captains for the
Auburn, Alabama and Florida games...
Divine Deablo- 6-3, 226, Virginia Tech, #17
He’ll play single high safety and Cover Two. I like him moving
forward. There are not a lot of guys who can play FS at his size, and
also play the ball in the air and intercept it as well as he does. Effective
in Cover Two. He will slide over to Cover One sometimes when the other
Safety blitzes. They love to shift the safeties right before or after the
snap. He lines up like an LB a lot, and drops quick down the seam when
the QB drops.
“When it’s all said and done, I think
people will look back really fondly on him, because he’s a warrior. He’s
a battler,” V-Tech DB Coach said. “The hope
for him is that every day we can go out and help him get better. That’s
really what he wants to do. That’s why I love the guy so much. Because he
genuinely wants to put on the cleats and the helmet and go out and get
He gets to the TE catching it over the middle fast. He finds
the RB inside on short yardage. Gets downhill fast in run game and stays
infront of the RB. He can give the devastating hit to the WR catching it
infront of him. He’ll cover the TE in the
slot one on one. He will get over aggressive on play action. You’d like
him to be more physical.
“Surprisingly, it comes
very natural to me, and I really enjoy being back there,” Deablo said,
about moving from WR to FS. “He said the way I played on special teams my
freshman year, particularly on kickoff coverage, he saw me make a few
plays, a few tackles and against Pittsburgh, stripping the ball out. I
guess that triggered something.”
When he hits the tough
guy RBs, his teammates are struggling to get down, he knocks him right
off his feet sideways. As a good a hitter as there is in this Draft.
He’ll fight through the TE he is covering to get the receiver catching it
underneath. He was incredibly a WR. Then switched over to FS. He shoves
those ball skills playing the ball in the air.
“I have to give all the
credit to Coach Fuente on that one. Obviously, you could see his
playmaking ability from a tackling perspective in the kicking game. He
was probably our leading player on special teams last year,” V-Tech DC
Bud Foster. “He probably wasn’t the most natural guy catching the
football, that was probably factored a little bit into some things too.
But, for a long body, seeing his suddenness, his explosiveness, how quick
his feet are? He has defensive back qualities with his footwork and his
2020: Recorded an INT and had seven tackles
(1.0 TFL) at Louisville (10/31) ... Made six stops at Wake Forest (10/24)
... Forced a fumble, broke up a pass and made five tackles vs. Boston
College (10/17) ... Was unavailable to play at UNC (10/10) and at Duke
(10/3) ... Made six tackles and registered an INT vs. NC State (9/26).
2019: Started all 13 games at free safety
and finished second on the squad with a career-best 84 tackles (42 solo)
... Also had an INT, a forced fumble and a 98-yard fumble return TD ...
Posted 10 tackles in the season-opener at Boston College (8/31) ... ...
Wore Coach Beamer’s No. 25 jersey twice vs. ODU (9/7) … Forced a fumble
at Miami (10/5), in addition to posting five tackles and a pass breakup
... Registered 1.5 TFL and secured eight tackles vs. North Carolina
(10/19) ... Enjoyed a monster game at Notre Dame (11/2) and was named ACC
Defensive Back of the Week. Recovered a fumble forced by LB Rayshard Ashby and returned it for a 98-yard TD and
also picked off a pass … Wore the Beamer No. 25 jersey vs. Wake Forest
(11/9) … Was named to the PFF College ACC Team of the Week after posting
four tackles in a 28-0 win vs. Pitt (11/23) … Posted a season-best 11
tackles at Virginia (11/29) ... Made nine stops in the Belk Bowl vs.
*Jalen Mayfield- 6-5, 320 Michigan, #73
Mayfield is a top athlete. Good size,
power, and feet. Great hands grabbing shirt, and easily slides his feet
back. Great initial burst back in kickslide. He often has to slow to let
the DE catch up. It is so quick that he will give up an inside lane. Nice
power step forward when rusher takes the inside lane. Very quick
kickslide to the Edge against speed. Consistently uses two-handed jam on
“Jalen is a quality player. He is athletic,
fast, very competitive, learns well and we are excited about him. Michigan
OL coach Ed Warriner said. “He will do a great job at tackle. He was a
starter in our mind. We thought we had six starters. Now we have five.
And we will continue to move forward with the backups from there.”
He played three games at OLT as a Freshman.
The ability to play OLT, even if just as a Swing Tackle, adds value. He gives great impacts with his shoulder pads. He can
knock the DE back with his shoulder pad, as he turns inside to block the
DT. Impressive size and power. Penn State stopped rushing his lane. Great
hop outside when pulling. Great speed and athlete pulling outside.
“Jalen Mayfield looks phenomenal as a
tackle, as a football player,” Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said. “He is
another example of somebody who really has done a great job this entire
offseason. He looks great. Other guys, Ryan Hayes is definitely somebody
that has game experience, started at left tackle, expect really good
things from him.”
Rated 5th in 2021 NFL Draft Player Ratings. “He is so
quick blitzing through the line to get to the ball carrier in the
backfield, including the WR on the Reverse, that is it difficult to
believe even after you just watched it. Elite mover. Makes plays in
coverage 20 to 30 yards downfield. Best pure athlete in the Draft.
“Fast, furious, and focused. When he reads
it right, he gets there quicker than a Dragon can inhale. Smart. Reads it
right consistently. So fast. It is incredible. I don’t believe in
drafting LBs in the 1st anymore. But I would take him in the Top
ten.” Read More:
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“Strong side D-end, which makes his Sack
total all the more impressive. Virginia doubled him in the pass rush.
Abuses the TE, when the ORT blocks inside. It’s kind-ah funny. Likes to
grab the ORT’s arms as he reads the QB. He can get him moving backwards
and shed him with a shove, when the QB takes off, and dive out and tackle
the QB.” Read More:
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Junior (2020): Shared
Offensive Lineman of the Week honors with Andrew Vastardis
for his performance against Minnesota. Started at right tackle against
Michigan State (Oct. 31), at Minnesota (Oct. 24).Sophomore.
(2019): Started all 13 games at right tackle and
also contributed on special teams to earn his second varsity letter.
Started at right tackle against Middle Tennessee State (Aug. 31), Army
(Sept. 7), Rutgers (Sept. 28), Iowa (Oct. 5), Notre Dame (Oct. 26),
Michigan State (Nov. 30), Michigan State (Nov. 16), at Wisconsin (Sept.
21), at Illinois (Oct. 12), at Penn State (Oct. 19), at Maryland (Nov.
2), at Indiana (Nov. 23) and against Alabama in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl
(Jan. 1), also played special teams
Appeared in three games at left tackle to earn his first varsity letter.
Made his U-M debut playing left tackle against Western Michigan (Sept.
8). Saw snaps at left tackle against Nebraska (Sept. 22) and Maryland
Walker Little- 6-7, 309, Stanford, #70
Walker has great long arms. Turns and gives
a great impact to the DE outside to create a big hole for the RB to cut
behind. Heavy hands. Gives second and third effort. Plays to the whistle.
He can absorb the hit of the DT stunting outside, and stone him even when
he doesn’t see him. Great job using his feet to keep position on the
rush. Technician. Very smart dude. Understands game and position.
“Walker Little is an elite tackle in both
pass protection and the run game,” Stanford HC David Shaw said. “His
combination of size, arm length and athleticism is rare and he is ready
to make an early impact in the NFL.”
Stay and plays low, but will over extend
too much. Likes to over extend and shove the rusher past the QB when he
gets beat outside by the OLB. They have him turn and seal the OLB short a
lot. God job playing at arm’s length. Doesn’t give up his shirt. Arm
length will be very big for him at the Combine. Good power pushing 5-Tech
back. He will stand up off the snap sometimes, but can recover and knock
the edge guy back.
“Walker is mature, consistent and will
graduate in December ready for life outside of football,” Shaw said. “We
couldn’t be more proud of how he will represent his family, his community
and our program as a Stanford Man in the NFL and beyond.”
Rated 22nd in 2021 NFL Draft Player Ratings. “I had him
rated 22nd in last year’s Player Ratings Book. So why not put him at 22
again? Great size and length and I think he ends up in the 1st. Smart. I
think he can protect the QB’s back in the NFL.
“He put on over 10 pounds of muscle last
season. Then got injured. He played with great balance and contact
balance. He played so much more balanced. He didn’t allow defenders to
knock him of…well…balance. That is so important for an OLT protecting the
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Career Accolades: Pac-12
Fall Academic Honor Roll (2019). All-Pac-12 first team (2018). Pac-12
All-Academic honorable mention (2018). All-Pac-12 honorable mention
(2017). Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Co-Player of the Year (2017). ESPN
Freshman All-America (2017). Stanford's first true freshman to start at
left tackle since 2000 (Kirk Chambers).
As a Senior (2020): Outland
Trophy watch list. Reese's Senior Bowl Top 250 watch list. Preseason
All-America second team (Walter Camp Football Foundation). Preseason
All-America second team (Phil Steele). Preseason All-America fourth team
(Athlon). Preseason All-Pac-12 first team (Phil Steele). Preseason
All-Pac-12 second team (Athlon).
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By Tom Mahoney
Did you ever wake up in the dark
early morning and felt that everything seemed somehow different? As
though you were in another dimension, or still in a nightmare, but you
knew you were awake. You could feel that the world had altered, or rather
you knew you were no longer on the earth you knew, but didn’t know why,
how, or where? I woke like that once. It felt as though something had
kidnapped me from reality I had existed in all my short life. I
had to find my way free of the force that had captured me, and find my
way back home. I think?
was in the spring just before my seventeenth birthday. I was waiting for
my grandfather to die. I woke up in an ICU antechamber in the now
deceased Burbank Hospital, where they stuffed gamily
members who had tried to stay awake all night but couldn’t. I remember
feeling like I was stuck in mud. Though it was lethally warm spring day,
there was a cold rigid wind blowing through the halls that I had never
felt before. At about two in the morning they brought me into
this little lifeless side room where I had descended into the sleep of the
dead on this extinct tan plastic 70’s couch. As I rose, my face stuck to
the departed fabric as though it had decayed into the left side of my
face. The air seemed thin and diseased. I remember sitting up on the
obsolete couch for a while, rubbing the departed skin off my left cheek
and face. I was trying to clear my vision and
remove the horrid
remnants of vinyl off my face.
Then I shivered, as
another flap of frozen wind seemed to cover me, like dank dead dirt. I
stood up and looked around at the rotting relic of a room. Everything in
this desolate chamber was tan or beige in some way. Decomposing off-white
wallpaper, with vertical putrefied tan and deteriorating brown lines of
different widths, laid on the walls. A wavy picture of a wheat field
blowing in the wind, with a dull soiled gold frame around it that made it
look soil colored, hung lifeless on the wall. A worm colored husk
of a coffee table that looked like a casket was buried in the corner. Even
the ancient shades on the dirt brown lamps seemed to emit a taupe light.
However, the thing I remember the most was the dead silence of the room,
for some reason the air seemed completely still: not a sound, not a sign of
life, not even the feeling of my own heartbeat and breathing. I suddenly
had to get out of that room. It was as though I had awoken in my own tomb…
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