So far the most underrated story of the Draft for the
Pats has been Dante
Scarnecchia working with the FLA ST guys as a consultant for the Pats.
So you know the Pats want to pair one of the three offensive guards with
their old buddy Brain Stork. "We do a lot of stuff very, very similar to what
[the Pats] do on offense" FSU O-line coach Rick Trickett said to
someone at the Herald about Erving and Tre Jackson. "I think both guys will be ready as far as the Xs and
Os. Both guys are really good solid football players. How many damn true football players are there? I always knew that Stork was a damn football player. He is a tough guy, and he was a football player. I think these two guys fit in that same mold."
If the Pats pass on Erving in the 1st and Jackson in the 2nd, the Florida
State line also holds two OG's who should be available on Day Three: Bobby
Hart and Josue Matias. This is a series of Tapes on the three remaining
Florida State O-linemen:
is starting to look to me like Tre Jackson is the most likely Patriot of
the four. I think they will be going for the freak factor in the 1st. If
they want Erving they are going to have to take him in the 1st. But
Jackson might be just as good, and he should still be on the Board at 64.
Now of course it is a risk. Jackson could very well be gone before pick
64, but interior linemen always go later than expected. In Drafts you
can never tell. Maybe Erving is gone at 32, and maybe Jackson is gone a
64. However, odds are Jackson is on the board at 64, and it is
likely that Tomlinson is on the board. OGs and ILBs always drop a little
lower than expected.
also like Tomlinson in the 3rd. Last year they took a rocket scientist
at right tackle, so why not a neurosurgeon for a right guard. We must
remember that their are other OGs who will fall further than their Draft
Value. There are rumors that Kouandjio's knee is not perfect, and some
think Cann will drop out of the 2nd Round as well. I see all three as solid 2nd Round talents will drop into the 3rd,
maybe right into the Pats' lap in the 90s somewhere. Kouandjio has familiarity
with the Pats system playing for Saban. Alabama is not as complicated
scheme-wise for O-linemen as FLA ST, so it not as close a match. But Saban
is on the BB tree. He has similarities in offense, just
like the much more obvious similarities on defense. So the Pats can take a
chance that Jackson or Tomlinson or Cann is on the board late in the 2nd, because
they have Kouandjio, Matias, and Hart a round or four later. Though all
evidence is pointing toward the FLA ST OGs.
it is worth the risk for the Pats to pass on Erving to take a freak factor
guy at a need position, like Sammie Coates or Byron Jones, hope their vast
potential comes together like it did for Jamie Collins. Plus, there is always
Cann or Kouandjio. With all the depth at OG this year, there could be
five, six, or seven OGs going on Day Two. Now they want one (or please-please-please two;-)
of the FLA ST interior linemen. They have a familiarity with the Pats
system, Scarnecchia, and their buddy Stork can help with their transition
to the NFL. But wacky things happen in a Draft (and I still say that Hart
is more valuable to the Pats in the 5th or 6th than Jackson in the
2nd). So the Pats could take a chance and take two dynamic guys with
their top two picks and grab a Guard in the late 3rd, where they usually
is important to note that the Pats could have as many as six picks in the
top 100 or 101. They have their top three picks, and the second pick in
the 4th round from Tampa. Plus they are projected to get a Compensatory
Pick at 97 or 98 for Aqib Talib. And, they should get a pick in the
1st or 2nd from the Jets because of their malicious tampering.
Commish has to do something for what the Woody illegally did to the Pats.
Pats fans have to stand up and starting spreading the news that the Jets
tampering was the worst thing to happen in the NFL in the past 10 to 15
years. The comparison to what he did, to what happens the week before the
free agent deadline begins, is ludicrous. His malicious tampering occurred
during the season, as the Pats were preparing to make their epic Super
Bowl run. He came out and told the Pats defensive MVP that he wants to
sign him with all his heart in the off season, just as the Pats were
preparing for the most important point in the season. You have to say that
is not just tampering but attempted sabotage. That act has destroyed the integrity
of the League, and apparently it is up to us Pats Fans to set it straight
(I think you're going to enjoy this Pats Fans;-).
Alert! Rant Alert! Rant alert!
wasn't an agent calling a GM to set up some perimeters after the season,
while every one was waiting in the two week purgatory for free agency to
start. It was a cold calculated shout out to Revis to get him thinking
about leaving the Patriots, and not concentrating on the Playoffs. It was
a purposeful distraction to a team that was about to go to war with the
rest of the NFL world in the Playoffs. He could not have tried more
purposely to hurt the Pats playoffs chances if he planted a ball needle in
Brady's locker. The act was despicable, malicious, and successful. The
real problem that you can't get away from Mr. Commissioner is that it was successful.
cannot say the tampering was just one of those things, and "just
stupid not malicious." That is a lie. If the Jets hadn't pursue and
signed Revis, than it was would have been just a stupid harmless things. But
as soon as they started relentlessly pursuing him, it became a crime against
everything the Tampering Laws stand against. It was anything but a random
act of stupidity, as disingenuous Jets suck-ups are trying to portray it
only did Woody plant his evil seed, he saw it grow to fruition. All the
silly, stupid, and mostly ignored tampering rules are there for a reason,
and ignored or enforced for a reason. Because the League cannot
have what happened here with Revis ever happen again, ever. They
cannot have owners publicly declaring their love for a player, during
the season, while still under contract for their top Division Rivals
Team. What all the disingenuous Jets suck-ups are saying is that it
doesn't matter. Which is so stupidly wrong that you can only call them
trolling liars. This happened during the season. Not after the
season. Not in Purgatory when the season is over, and everyone is waiting
for the new year to start in a couple of weeks. So they can start rebuilding
their teams again. This isn't a silly mishap that stayed within the spirit
of the Tampering Laws. This was a cold calculated smashing of the contract
laws the NFL depends on so completely. The Commish has to come down hard
and heavy on the Jets to ensure that this never happens again.
only real recourse is to give the Pats the Jets 1st Round pick, like the
Pats were forced to do when they tampered with Belichick. Which led to the
infamous and fabulously funny note handed to the ex-Prez of the Jets Steve
Gutman. To make it even funnier, the urban-legend is that it was written
on a napkin in pencil, "I have decided to resign as the HC of the NYJ."
Because of that silly note, the Pats were forced to give up their 1st
Round pick. You cannot have Owners making contracts with coaches while
they are under contract with their Division rival.
that edict came down it has not happened again. The message was given and received.
Now it is time to do it again. Okay Jets suck-ups and NFL executives, pay
particular attention to this part: You cannot have Owners opining
for players under contract with other teams, during the season.
"During the season" is the part you suck-ups want to
leave out, and apparently Mr. Commish wants to sweep it under the rug.
Don't let him Pats Fans. The penalty for such infractions has already been
established, during the Pats-Jets wars in the 90s. The penalties were so
sever that no owner, not matter how malicious, dared to do it again. Until
if the Pats wanted to sign Suh for Wilfork money, they just have to call a
press conference in December and tell him, "We are going to shower
you with gold and take you to the Super Bowl, and let you live happily
ever after." Hey, why not? If Woody can do it. If he can steal
the Pats best defensive player during the season without repercussions,
than so can every other team in the NFL. Unless the Commish wants
to enforce the precedent that have been established already, in direct
regards to Pats V. Jets, and Jets V. Pats. The precedent is that the Jets
give the Pats their 1st Round pick. Remember those 1st Round pick
punishments went both ways in regards to tampering. Both teams gave up 1st
Round picks to each other for their Tampering Crimes. That is why no one
has so maliciously tampered with a division rival since. The League needs
to be reminded. Their will no longer be such malicious sabotaging and Tampering
against Division Rival again (or for another 10 to 15 years;-), once the
Jets surrendered their 1st Round pick to the Pats.
the Jets professed their love for Revis again, the Patriots had a chance
to sign Revis to a contract and make another Super Bowl run. Afterwards?
Now? They do not. Specifically because they lost their Defensive MVP to
tampering by Woody. He did not succeed in sabotaging the Pats Super Bowl chances
in 2015, but he did a maliciously good job for the 2016 Super Bowl. If
their is one thing Pats Fans have learned since 2015? It is that winning
and losing the Super Bowl hinges on such a perilously thin thread that is
it almost impossible to see. The Jets tampering cut that thread on the
Pats, and they need to be compensated in a way that can help them recover.
Which is the real point of the Tampering crime. Woody succeeded. He
illegally declared his love during the season, and stole his top
rivals defensive MVP. That is why the tampering rule exist, to prevent
just such a scenario. Next December all the Owners of losing teams can
declare their love for the top rival's top free agent with no repercussions.
And then go and sign them!
said himself it was a tough decision, and that he was teeter-tottering
back and forth. So you can only conclude that if the Woody didn't tamper
with Revis so maliciously during the season, then he resigns with
the Pats before the free agency deadline. The Super Bowl winning team gets
it's defensive MVP back and makes another run at the Super Bowl. You can
call it speculation, but you cannot say it isn't true. Revis was a whisper
away from signing with the Pats before the deadline, but he was obviously
fantasizing about going back to the Jets like a jilted lover. If he never
felt the vicious whisper from the Jets' Tampering Crime, he didn't have
time to forgive Woody for ejecting him from New Jersey in the first place.
So he resigns with the Pats. The only dispute in the contractual arrangements
the Pats made with Revis was in the guaranteed money, because the
Tampering Johnson offered him more. You can agree or disagree with me, but
you cannot say that Revis wouldn't have sign with the Pats if he didn't
know he had unprecedented guaranteed money waiting for him from the New
Jersey Tampering Criminals.
only thing that matters is that if the tampering Woody doesn't tamper,
Revis signs with the Pats. It was that close for him. He had no idea that
Woody loved him again. After he rejected him most maliciously, and
sent him to live in the swamps of Tampa Bay. The idea of going back to the
scenic swaps of New Jersey doesn't take seed in his head. Than he is still
pissed at Woody for rejecting him in the first place. He resigns with the
Pats with a fair market value contract, and they go to the Super in 2016!
And no matter how much of a Jets suck-up your are, you cannot argue that
the real crime is that he succeeded in stealing his top rivals defensive
MVP by tampering during the Season. If he didn't declare his
love for Revis on National TV, Revis never knows about him wanting him
back, and joyously signs with the Pats. That is fact and opinion.
is the problem that has to be squashed here. It is of such vital
importance to the integrity of the so-called Shield. You cannot have
owners willy-nilly breaking contract law to sabotage their top rivals. The
Kraft's could go to court and win a gigantic lawsuit for such a breach of
contract as this. This is why the usually silly Tampering Laws have been
put in place. It is not just a matter of integrity, it is a matter of
contract law, and law suits, and turning Owner's Division rivalries
into court cases to destroy the League. This is no laughing matter. The
crime has been done. The perpetrator benefited tremendously at a huge
detriment to their top rival. A top rival that was harmed irreparably in
regards to a contractual agreement. That is easy millions in open court.
Woody declared his love for Revis during the season, and
then opened the vaults to steal him. That is the shattering of the spirit
of the Tampering Laws. That is the criminal problem. If Revis signed back
with the Pats, or Woody never really pursued him so maliciously, than no
harm no foul. When he declared he had to have Revis back, and then really pursued
him with an unprecedented contract, in regards to guaranteed money, than
it is a lie to say it was a harmless mistake. It was such an open and
obviously calculated move, because he then did pursue him with all
his heart. He hurt his main rival, with an unprecedented, malicious, and manipulating
destruction of the Tampering Laws. In the exact spirit with which those
laws were designed to protect each team.
the Jets aren't forced to surrender their 1st Round pick or at minimum
their 2nd (or even better both;-), then the NFL has smashed it's
integrity, and has started it's decline like Mark Cuban predicted. Each
year Owners will decry their love for players legally under contracts for
their Division rivals during the season. Whether just to hurt their
rival, or illegally steal their defensive MVP doesn't matter. This door
has to be slammed shut, now. The only way to do that is to hurt the
Jets more than the satisfying feeling Woody got from stealing Revis from
the Pats. The precedent for that punishment has been set, and must be
carried out. The only way the Commish can keep the integrity of the Shield
intact to is surrender the Jets 1st Round pick to the Pats, period. I rest
my case your honor.
now back to our regularly scheduled program, still in mid sentence.
That was fun. and important. So tell-one tell-all Pats fans. Send this
Rant to everyone you know. Let everyone know that this will not stand. We
cannot have the Jets tampering with our players during the season, and stealing
our players in the off season, and the NFL has to know that. The Jets have
to be punished severely where it hurts (no not in the Woody;-). In the
so back to poor Tre Jackson. He just wants to get drafted by the Pats so
he can beat up on the terrible tampering Jets. He has been the best
college Guard over the past two seasons. He plays in a complicated NFL
blocking scheme that originates from the same brains as the Pats blocking
scheme. Which makes him particularly valuable to the Pats. Because not
only did he play in that scheme, he succeeded better than any other OG in
the nation’s best guard in 2014 as he earned unanimous All-America
honors and was named South Team MVP at the 2015 Senior Bowl…three year
starter who earned his first start as a true freshman in the 2011 Champs
Sports Bowl and was a fixture in the lineup the rest of his career, making
feet in pass pro inside the phone booth. Sometimes he needs help from OC,
but they combo block so much that it is hard to really say that. One thing
about the Linemen from FLA ST in this Draft is that they all are always
looking to punch, jab, and chip on defenders their line mates are
blocking. They switch rushers with each other effortlessly. They worked as
a unit so well together that they often looked like an NFL O-line. That experience
is paramount in transitioning to the NFL. Jackson was the best at doing
that all season, and the second best in the second half of the season
after Erving moved inside to OC.
When he plays with his arms
extended in PP, he is real good. He is also very unique, because he can
look truly great on power blocking runs, and he always seems to
look excellent in zone blocking plays were he is move-blocking while
slanting to the left or right. That is a unique talent that is very
important to the Patriots, because they run both zone-blocking schemes,
and power-blocking schemes during every game.
power blocker. He can drive the DT back and to the side a few yards. He
has some nice strong hands to latch onto a DT and not let go, even when he
tries to move backwards or outside on sweeps or tosses. Huge
lower base that is a force moving forward. He often impacts the DT to a
dead stop, and then slowly starts driving him backwards. His power extends
past the initial hit.
with arms extended well. No trouble stoning smaller blitzers. Shoves off
stunters nicely, and catches the DE swinging into him. He has giant thighs
and a bubble butt that allow him to sit back comfortable in perfect pass
pro form for an OG. He sits so comfortable between Erving and Hart and
uses his heavy hands to punch and jab at rushers. When no one rushes his
lane, he can turn and shove rushers to the ground on the double team punch
to either side of him.
can get to the second level hit the linebacker nicely, but can lose his
balance sometimes. He is not always good out in space. He will get outside
side sometimes and not find a defender to hit. However, when he does find
a smaller defender out in the flat he destroys him. He looks so good when he is low and patient in pass protection.
When he relies on his long arms he can keep DTs at bay. But sometimes he get
impatient and over extends himself out of balance balance. He just kept getting
better against NC ST. He will over run the linebacker on the second level
had to really drop him after the Clemson game. The FLA ST O-line was
completely dominated and he was not an exception. He has to play the
speed rusher inside better. He has to remember he is an OG, and they go
later than they should. He looks like he might drop into Day Three to me.
He is so big and strong, but has that flaw. He was blocking the guy that
knocked the ball out of Winston's hand in the 1st quarter against NC ST.
He looked so much better moving backwards against NC ST in the 2nd Half. He even handed off
the DT smoothly on a stunt, and jabbed the D-End backwards on the switch.
South Team MVP honors at the 2015 Senior Bowl following the 2014 season
where he was arguably the nation’s best offensive guard…became just
the fourth Nole guard to capture consensus All-America honors...three-time
All-ACC honoree and two-time all-conference first team
selection...four-time ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week who led the FSU
offensive line with a remarkable 87.1 average...had highest grade in 12 of
14 games, including five games with an average at 90 or above...started 42
games, including 26 straight...leader of one of the nation’s top
offenses which averaged 33.7 points and 441.4 total yards...paved the way
for FSU to pile up 574 yards of total offense against the nation’s
then-top-ranked defense at Louisville in a 42-31 win…season-best grade
of 94 came versus Boston College…key protector of QB Jameis Winston, who
led the ACC in passing yards and total offense...opened holes for Dalvin
Cook to set the FSU freshman record for rushing yards.
job recovering on the goal line when the DT makes a quick move inside. He likes to chicken wing his arms back, and then
swing them up into the DT on power run plays. So he has to wind up sometimes to
hit him. When he turns a run play into a mauler fest he wins. When he gets
lower than the DT they are done. He has to stay and play low more
consistently. Something he did later in the season. He looked little out
of shape early in the season. He doesn't have elite
feet, but he can get to the second level and seal the LB outside. Once he
has his big mitts on a linebacker they are done. He really has to flap his
wings moving backward in pass protection sometimes against speed. But he
is so good at holding his position against speed. That is not a good sign. But he
is so low and powerful that it is tough to knock him down, even when he is
had a great Senior Bowl. He was able to get position on Shelton a few
times and was able to get low and hold it. He was asked to pull out to the
sideline a few times at the Senior Bowl and did a great job using his feet
to get outside. I questioned his feet a little during the season, but at
the SB he looked like a better player than I saw early in the season. He
progressed a lot as a prospect during the season and at the Senior Bowl.
He also showed he could double on a DT while running to his right, and
then get up field and find a DB to hit on a Sweep. He did an excellent job
in PP at Senior Bowl. He won the South teams MVP.
Jackson, Matias, and Hart Vs Miami:
Tape is insanely long. But, it does give you a great study of the four
important O-linemen in this Draft for the Patriots. This is important, because right now
the odds are in favor of one of these guys being on the Pats next season, and
maybe two. Granted it is tough to say that the odds are much over 50-50,
but in the NFL Draft that is as good a set of odds as you are going to get
as late in the Draft as the Pats pick.
Jackson is the right guard. Bobby
Hart is the right tackle, who I think will move inside to play OG. Cameron Erving is the OC. Josue Matias is the
left guard. Matias does a nice job getting his hands up quickly. Watch him
turn his feet to angle the rusher to the Strongside. This is a blindside
screen, so they want the rushers going up field and towards the
strongside. Hart has to stay engaged on the edge, but Jackson and Fleming
slip off a little too early to go and get out in front of the RB (:01).
Jackson does a nice job getting low. He jams one rusher with his left arm,
and then jabs the other rusher with his right arm. Then slides to the left
a little and gets in front of the first rusher and stones him with both
hands (:09). Hart does a nice job kick-sliding back to meet the speed
rusher behind Winston. That is a long way to go for an ORT.
is real nice by Hart. He gets his long arms out and into the power rusher.
He stones him quickly with his feet and hands, and maintains his balance
nicely. Matias powers into the rusher with his hands. You can see some
heaviness in his hands there. Then he grabs his shirt and he is done
(:17). This is an odd and nice block. Jackson is pulling up field, but he
sticks his right arm out and grabs the rusher heading towards Hart. He is
focused on the ILB, but he gets twisted to the side because of his grip on
the DT. But he is able to twist back and take out the ILB. Unfortunately,
Williams is running a dive right inside of him (:23). Great block by Hart.
He blocks down on Chickillo and drives him to the other side of the line.
The more I watch Hart the more I like him.
does a nice job shoving off Chickillo, and the OLT comes in and jumps in
front of him. Jackson jams the DT up, and slides past him smoothly. But he
can't get a block up field. Hart gives the nice arm swing to the D-End and
sprints out to the Flat (or as much as he can sprint;-). Then he misses
the block as well, but he did give the WR some room to run under him.
Winston threw that ball too quickly outside (:30). You get a nice quick
look at Hart in his kickslide. He chips inside to help Jackson when the
D-End chips and then stunts inside (:38). Matias gets a little high, but
he meets the big power rusher with nice power. He gets his hands up and on
his pads. He lost the hand battle and got twisted inside, but he did a
great job of holding on and not letting the big DT get near the QB. A lot
of times it is just about holding on for an O-lineman when he is beat.
does a nice job here. He stays low and winds up his arms and impacts the
DT up with his hands moving up. They hold each other for a second or two
and then Jackson starts moving him backwards. Matias pulls to the right as
Erving blocks down behind him. He gets caught up in traffic, as he has to
push his way past Jackson's feet. He just misses his man motoring to the
right, as the RB didn't show patience (:44). Meanwhile Hart is in a brawl at
the Point. He gets high, and his hands a little outside. But he holds onto
the shoulder pads and twists the DE out of the play.
has no trouble stuffing the outside speed rusher again. Jackson does a
great job stuffing the big power rusher, with a nice double team block
with Erving. Then he slides off and picks up the stunter. It looked like
an ill conceived Center Screen. Matias pulled again and had
trouble hitting his guy moving to his right (1:01). Jackson does a nice
job stoning one rusher, but the delayed blitzer slashed past Erving as he
didn’t see him (1:07). Hart was terrific on the edge again. He
redirected the inside blitzer that Jackson picked up, and then use his
feet and technique to meet the rusher at the pass. Then he held on until
Winston was able to run by him. Matias was solid on the combo blocks with
the OLT and Erving. Which makes it more likely that the delayed rusher was
Erving's man, and the guy that hit Winston was a mental mistake by Erving.
just stays in technique and moves backward with his hand essentially
pointing into the chest of his rusher. I love how focused he stays on the
rusher right in front of him. Hart uses his feet to get into
position to absorb the rusher again. However, it did look like he put his
head down a little (1:27). Jackson gets a little lost in the middle. He
sees the NT jamming Erving back, and turns and punches him with some
impressive heaviness in his hands.
does a nice job keeping his position between the D-End and the QB. Then
gets his hands into his shirt as soon as he can reach him. That was a nice
play by Hart. It is not easy not to lunge at the rusher there, but keep in
your technique. Jackson just chips down on Erving's man, twice. Matias
swings open the outside gate, turns, and bails. He is lucky the rusher
wasn't able to turn into Winston (1:35). Matias holds his position inside,
and then tries to bail to the Corner when he sees the OLT didn’t pick up
the stunter. Hart opens up the inside Gate badly. He anticipated the
rush and hopped outside too quickly. Jackson didn’t do much either here
(1:53.5). You can see the double stunt really screwed the entire O-line up
(2:00). The freshman OLT didn’t
switch, Hart left the inside gate open, and Matias and Jackson couldn't
get into position to save them. Though you could see Hart make a nice
recovery and pushed the rusher past Winston.
stones the rusher on the edge. Jackson helps Erving stone the NT again.
Matias dances with the other 5-Tech (2:11). Matias does a nice job
slanting into the NT, and washing him out of the play. Jackson absorbs the
blast off the line by the other big guy, and pancakes him. Hart does a
nice job getting outside and dancing with the DB (2:34). Hart turns and
blocks down on the DT in the misdirection play. Matias give a nice impact
to the DT, and allows him to wash himself out of the play (2:34). Jackson
gets lost in traffic. Okay, this is taking and getting to long. I am going
to skip ahead to the second half. By the way Winston was in the shotgun
for 27 of the 31 offensive plays run in the first half. In my math world
that is pretty darn close to 90% snaps in the shotgun. Can I say it?
Should I say it? I'll say it. Florida State QBs have a tendency to suck in
the NFL. I honestly can’t remember a good one.
uses his nice quick feet well to move back and stay in perfect position.
He gets a jab in on a rusher and grabs onto the shirt of a second rusher.
Matias does a nice job shoving Oliver into Erving, and then switching off
and picking up the stunter looping around. While Hart simply shadows
Chickillo on the edge with his nice feet (4:26). Hart mirrors his man
nicely, and gives him nothing again. Matias holds his position and chips
to the side when he can (4:46). Jackson picks up the blitzer and jams him
in the gut. But he lowers his head, which allows the rusher to skip past
him to the QB, but it is too late.
does nice job holding his position while no one is coming. Then Wham! The
big NT slams into him and he knocks him backwards. Jackson stays low and
calmly picks up Chickillo stunting inside. You get a nice look at Matias's
quick feet and hands here. He does a nice job holding his position again,
and using his feet to get his hands into position (4:53). Again, I like t he
way Hart moves backwards with purpose, position, and technique. I like the
way Jackson extends those long arms, gets his hands into the big rusher,
and stones him. While Matias is more of a dancer with his quick feet, he
can really turn and impact the rusher locked up with Erving (5:02). Matias
impacts the DT, and gets him moving in the wrong direction with a nice
zone block. However he is able to stop, and you see Matias' strength and
balance as he stays in position and tries to twist the DT to the ground.
Hart just punches Chickillo out of the play, and then holds his position
(5:11). Jackson has as good a zone block as you will see. He gets the DT moving to the
right, and then turns and seals him outside. That is a great power block
in a motion scheme.
just uses his feet to calmly keep his position. It looks like they are
reluctant to rush in his lane. Jackson tries to be patience, but can't.
However, watch his cat quick explosion to his left as he tries to hit the
DT slanting to the other side. Matias has the whole D-line slanting into
him. He does a nice job extending his long arms and stoning the rusher,
which clogs the hole for the rusher Jackson was behind (5:21). Matias
calmly uses his feet, hands, and helmet to stone the big rusher. Jackson
waits patiently for the big NT to finally move up field and stones him
(5:28). This is a nice look at a one on one with Chickillo and
Hart. Chickillo gets a nice blast off, but Hart meets him at the pass. You
can see Hart over extends to reach him with his hands. This allows
Chickillo to stop, grabs his arms, and redirect to the QB by pulling Hart
past him. But Hart dances with him just long enough to give Winston the
blocks down on Chickillo trying to beat him inside, and just powers him
out of the play. That is a great block. Jackson knocks the inside guy so
far back that he looses him. Matias never looks comfortable pulling
to the right to me (5:45). Matias waits for the slow rusher again with his
feet dancing. Hart angles outside to the speed rusher, and shuts down the
angle nicely. While Jackson grabs the shirt first and the rush is done
(5:52). Jackson stalemates his opponent on the backside. I love this block
by Hart. Watch the explosion as he gets the inside shoulder of the D-End.
He dives him back, turns, and seals him with great explosion and help from
the double team block (6:03). This is big play for Matias. He is not good
pulling to the right. However, he shows here he can get to the second
level, straight ahead, with some power and agility.
all do a Solid job in pass protection again. As a group, they get better
as the game wears on (6:20). This was the wacky helmet block by Erving.
Luckily Hart washed the speedy OLB way out of the play and gave Winston a
place to run. Jackson was also able to stone big #47, and then shove him
past Winston when he redirected, and hold him on the backside when Winston
was finally able to take off. The best block however was Matias. He
grabbed hold of Chickillo's shirt and stalemated him for eight or nine
seconds (6:29). Hart tries to stay in his technique, but the speed rusher
got the angle on him. I thought this was impressive. He has to turn and
bail as he lost position. However, he doesn’t shove him past Winston. He
somehow grabs his shirt and stalemates after he was beaten by his speed.
You just don’t see an ORT recover like that very often (6:50).
Meanwhile, Jackson and Matias jam their rushers up and stone them with
almost identical position and technique. Also watch the blitz pickup by Carlos Williams.
He might be the best 3rd down back in this Draft. That was some very
impressive blocking for Winston.
like how low Matias gets here. Watch him spring out of his stance and get
outside. He pulls much better to his left than his right. He has trouble
getting through traffic, and there is less traffic to the left when you
are an OLG. He chips on Perriman, and still gets in the way of Chickillo
and impacts him up. Jackson does a great job pulling behind Erving, then
stopping and turning the big NT and sealing him on the backside with a
great hand fight. Hart does a nice job getting to the 3rd level, but
arrives to late to hit someone, but if the RB had broken free Hart might
have sprung him for a TD (6:57). Hart can look a little choppy with his
kickslide, but he always gets there, and once he has a hand on the rusher
he is done. Jackson gets a little high, and the rusher is able to knock
him back and get his inside shoulder. But he makes a nice recovery and
crosses in front of Winston to jam the rusher again. Matias calmly impacts
the NT on the Combo block with Erving. He can be inconsistent in the 1st
half, but he gets better in the 2nd half. Maybe more then the other three
guys (7:04). Again, notice the great chop block by Carlos Williams.
He dances, finds a target, and takes out Chickillo's legs like they are
Jackson here. He blocks down on the nose tackle to help Erving. Then he spots the missile shooting up the middle, and gets his hands on him
to slow him down. He sees Williams pick up the missile, and turns back to
the double team block, but the DT was running away for some reason. Hart
blocks down on the 5-Tech. He gets his big hands on him and dances with him
until Winston throws (7:14). I love this block by Williams. Watch him
scramble over to the opposite side of Winston, without getting in his way.
He reads the ultra quick blitz of Perryman. He stays on his feet. Extends
his arms. And fights him tooth and nail until Winston throws. When you add
in his size, speed, and ability to block, he is the best 3rd Down back in this Draft.
get a good look at Hart getting jammed back, and the rusher gaining his
outside shoulder. But Hart keeps his feet moving, gets his hands back up,
and stones him. I like Hart's feet. Matias fights the rusher and gives him
nothing but pain. Jackson is so effective in pass protection. He stays and
plays low, and does such a nice job keeping his arms extended, like he
does here. However, he will duck his head sometimes, like he did here. It
will hurt him more in the NFL (7:24). Matias turns, jolts the rusher with both
hands, and stones him. He has been excellent in the 2nd half. You can see
Jackson get a bit of a bad angle here. He is leaning forward instead of
sitting back. He has to clean that up. You can also see Hart with his
hands a little low, and chicken winging his arms a little (7:31). Matias is on the right side here at guard.
He played ORT as a freshman so we know he can play on both sides of the
center (7:40). Also
Jackson is on the left side. I saw that Walter had the Pats taking Jackson
in the 2nd. This worried me a little because I think they need an OLG. So
it is good to see that he at least plays on the left side on special
teams. So Jackson is not a one side only OG. Plus, Wendell can play on the left side if Jackson plays on the
right. Wendell started games on both sides of the line this year, and at
see this a lot with Hart. He uses his feet to get himself into position to
create an impact with his hands and helmet, and then holds on for dear
life. Watch this explosive block by Matias. He fires off the snap, puts
the DT on skates, and drives him out of the arena. Another explosive
block. Jackson's block was the best of the bunch. He comes off the snap low
and mean. Impacts the DT up, and drives him, and seals him outside ten
yards from the play. That was awesome (7:47). Wow! Watch Jackson get his
butt low, exploded into the DT with both bands, and knock him straight
back on his butt. That is two straight awesome blocks (7:55). Meanwhile,
Hart shuffles outside and mirrors the rusher, who looks like he is afraid
to let Hart get his hands on him.
is an elite block by Hart. You can see the Big Uglies have wore down the
Miami defense. Watch Hart as he absorbs the initial burst of the DT.
Catches him, and then throws him to the ground. The rusher gets up off the
ground and he keeps hitting him until he knocks him into Matias, who has
pulled over to that side on the play action. He does a great imitation of
an ORT. I think that it is important to note again that both Jackson and
Matias become more interesting if they can play on both sides of the line.
I feel comfortable that both can play on both sides (8:14). Watch this
block by Jackson. He punches the DT past the marker, hands him off to
Erving and gets to the 2nd level to try and seal the Safety. Matias turns
and hits Perryman, and helps him to the ground. Hart does a nice job
impacting the D-End up and drive blocking him to the marker. However,
while he is usually great at sustaining blocks, the D-End is able to sheds
him just as the RB arrives (8:25). Another short yardage situation. Matias
has a nice block. He impacts the DT up and knocks him back (8:32). But it
is Jackson and Hart who make this a first down run. Watch the power as
they drive the strong side of the Miami D-line past the marker with force
and explosion. That is elite short yardage blocking by Jackson and Hart.
comes off the snap with nice explosion. He knocks the D-End back on the
play action. Then he stops, and regains position. He moves backwards a
little and stuffs the D-End again. That is excellent pass blocking on the
play action. I love what Matias did. I love when guys chip to the right by
jamming their hand into the chest of the rusher on the right, while
turning and watching the rusher on the left. Jackson short sets back and
waits. Then picks up the DT and quietly stalemates him (8:38). Matias
comes out of his stance a little late, puts a shoulder into a rusher, and
then sneaks out to block the screen (8:49). Matias is solid in Pass
protection again as he stuffs the rusher and then hands him off to the
OLT. Jackson doubles the NT, and gets shoved off, but Erving holds on
(8:56). Hart focuses on the OLB faking a blitz. Then switches to the D-End
going wide and shoves him out of the rush.
are some interesting goings-on on the right side of the line on this play.
You want to talk some combo blocking. The OLB steps up to blitz. Hart
stays with the D-End as a second linebacker steps up, and two linebackers
blitz. First, Carlos Williams steps up and blocks the outside speed
rusher. Then Hart jams the D-end with his long arms. He over extends a
little. But the D-end tries to push him inside as the linebacker is
twisting behind him. Hart shoves him off to Jackson, who stones him, and
then picks up the ILB twisting outside. That is as good as it gets against
an Odd front multiple blitzing scheme (9:03).
Matias does a great job here. He fires off the snap and impacts the
5-Tech on the play action. Then he slowly shifts into pass protection. He
steps back a little and extends his arms as the illusion of the run is
done, and now he has to pass protect. Jackson isn’t as smooth in the
transition to pass protection. He gets a better hit in on the NT, but
steps back inside as Winston takes off to the outside. This gives a lane
to the NT that he can’t take advantage of it (9:16). Meanwhile Hart gets
outside position, and then moves to the second level. But there was no one
around. But he did a good job of going to the spots he was coached to go
is solid in pass protection again. He also does a great job of holding
onto the big 5-Tech's shirt as Winston runs by. Hart uses his kickslide
nicely to stay in position and throws the speedy blitzer out of the play.
Jackson is solid in pass protection against the 5-Tech as well. Their
switch offs inside with Erving are also NFL caliber (9:28). Miami goes
even front and FLA ST goes screen. Jackson does a nice job pushing the DT
outside, as he rushes up field, and then sliding off and sprinting in
front of the RB. Then he gets to the sideline and takes out a DB (9:39).
Matias slows up the 5-Tech and then pulls himself past him. He gets all
the way to the other side. He gets into great position to lead the RB down
field, but he misses the block. Hart stays in to block, as he has been
coached to do all game. He shoves the speed blitzer out of the play.
nice Zone block by Matias and Jackson on the 5-Tech and NT. The RB
actually squirts through the line behind Matias' block. Hart lets the
other 5-Tech run himself out of the play. He gets a little high, but watch
the great feet and agility as he spins around with the big 5-Tech. He
really does have some interesting NFL qualities on Tape. He is a guy
the Pats could get in the 5th Round or later. You can also see the great block by Erving
on the second level (9:53). Matias tries to pull him down the line with a
Zone block, but he over extends and looses his balance. But check out the
wall created by Erving, Jackson, and Hart that is great blocking on the
strong side (10:15). You can see Erving, Jackson, and Hart moving almost
in unison to the right. Erving is quickest off the snap, but Jackson stays
the lowest. Meanwhile Hart just sends the blitzer out of the play again
(10:15). Those four guys are very interesting. They are not pretty and
don’t win pretty, but they do win.
Jackson, and Matias Vs Miami:
- Unanimous All-American
- Senior Bowl Participant – South Team MVP
- All-ACC First Team (Media/Coaches)
- AFCA All-America First Team
- Associated Press All-America First Team
- Sporting News All-America First Team
- Walter Camp All-America First Team
- Sports Illustrated All-America First Team
- CBSSports.com All-America First Team
- USA Today All-America First Team
- SBNation.com All-America First Team
- Scout.com All-America First Team
- All-ACC First Team
- Coaches All-ACC First Team
- CBSSports.com All-America Second Team
- SI.com All-America Honorable Mention
Arguably the nation’s best guard in 2014 as he earned unanimous
All-America honors and was named South Team MVP at the 2015 Senior
Bowl…three year starter who earned his first start as a true freshman in
the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl and was a fixture in the lineup the rest of
his career, making 42 starts.
2014: Captured South Team MVP honors at the 2015
Senior Bowl following the 2014 season where he was arguably the nation’s
best offensive guard…became just the fourth Nole guard to capture consensus
All-America honors...three-time All-ACC honoree and two-time
all-conference first team selection...four-time ACC Offensive Lineman of
the Week who led the FSU offensive line with a remarkable 87.1
average...had highest grade in 12 of 14 games, including five games with
an average at 90 or above...started 42 games, including 26
straight...leader of one of the nation’s top offenses which averaged
33.7 points and 441.4 total yards...paved the way for FSU to pile up 574
yards of total offense against the nation’s then-top-ranked defense at
Louisville in a 42-31 win…season-best grade of 94 came versus Boston
College…key protector of QB Jameis Winston, who led the ACC in passing
yards and total offense...opened holes for Dalvin Cook to set the FSU
freshman record for rushing yards.
2013: Two-year starter for the Noles offensive line that
produced the best offensive season in school history...has started 28
career games...his first start was the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl...owned
second-highest grade among Seminole offensive linemen (80.2)...had best
grade among Seminoles against Idaho (89), Syracuse (93), NC State (86) and
Maryland (89)...graded out to 84 percent or above in eight of final nine
contests heading into BCS National Championship Game... the Noles set FSU
and ACC records for single-season total offense (7,267 yards), points per
game (51.6) and yards per play (7.67) and the national record for points
(723)…the Noles led the country with 94 touchdowns…FSU set the ACC and
school records for total touchdowns (94), passing touchdowns (42) and the
school record for rushing touchdowns (42)…Florida State ranked first in
the ACC and sixth in the nation in total offense (519.1)...with the
nation’s top offensive line providing protection and opening holes,
Florida State rushed for 2,844 yards (5.6 ypc), while passing for 4,423
yards…his dominant play helped Jameis Winston become the youngest player
ever to win the Heisman Trophy.
2012: True sophomore who stepped into the starting lineup
at right guard and proved to be one of the very best in the Atlantic Coast
Conference...started all 14 games and boasts the second-highest season
grade - 84.7 percent - among all offensive line...his 22 knockdown blocks
rank third on the team, including three each against Murray State, USF,
Boston College and Virginia Tech...posted the top grade among linemen in
six games...made his 15th consecutive start in the Orange Bowl, which will
be good for a share of the lead among offensive returnees in 2013.
2011: Played sparingly prior to making his first career
start at right guard in the Champs Sports Bowl...played all 62 snaps in
the bowl win over Notre Dame and did not allow a sack or
pressure...doubled his season total of snaps against the Irish after
managing just 31 in the previous seven games...missed the first five games
of the season with a groin injury, but played in each of the last eight,
primarily on special teams but also at guard...played 10 snaps on offense
against Maryland after registering eight the previous week at Duke.
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