is nice sized DE/DT who might have the best hands in the Draft. He plays
like BB coaches it. He is so good at playing low and with his arms
extended. He jsut kept dominating game after game when I watched him
without any fanfare.
be the fastest guy on the field, but he can hustle across the field and
get in on a tackle. Shows nice quickness on the outside stunt. Gets up
field Fast. Nice burst off the snap. Nice hands. He did a Push-Pull on the
Rutgers right tackle and just throw him to the ground.
like to line him up at LDT and stunt him under the other DT and sometimes
the DE as well. Double teamed consistently, and on one goalline play
against Rutgers he was Triple teamed, and that is always a win for a
up at NT in the Cincinnati Nickel. He is very effective rushing the QB
from the Nose. He is not the biggest or strongest looking guy on the
field, but he is always moving towards the ball with leverage, hands, and
power. Even when he is well blocked, he will get under the pads and drive
the blocker towards the ball and gets his hands or pads on the RB.
has such great instincts. He is one of those guys that makes a move inside
or outside and he is in front of the ball-carrier sometimes even
surprising himself. He loves the Rip when lined up on the Right side.
Against Vandy was just so good that it has to propel him into the 1st day.
He is so good against the run. He defines relentless. Has the top notch
instincts to dominate in the NFL, and has enough speed and quickness to
get to the QB as a 5-Technique D-End.
is so quick and slippery off the snap in the rush, and then he goes right
into the O-Lineman and Bulls him right into the QB. He just never stays
blocked, and when he hits the QB he goes down fast. He takes on the double
team block so well, and can toss two blocker aside and still get to the
me of Pats DE Mike Wright.
This guy is going to play in the NFL for a long time. He has the speed and
athleticism to Play 5-Technique D-End and still get to the QB. Great
hands. He really controls and Shrugs aside O-Linemen with his hands. Every time
I watch him I come away more impressed. He is not going to look pretty at
the Combine and will drop because of it, but he will be a steal on the Day
most impressive aspect of his game is that he is a DT who hustles from
sideline to sideline. He is so quick off the snap. When he anticipates the
count, he just gets buy O-Linemen before they can even move. He can lined
up on the Nose, and just Swam over the Center before he can get his hands
up, and bursts into the RB before the OC could even turn around. It was an
amazing display of Quickness, hands, and football awareness. He
just gets up field so quickly.
and Hughes compliment each other so well. Hughes hold the point which
allows Wolf to attack up field most of the time. he so good at knocking
the OG back locating the ball and making the tackle. 64 T, 9.5 S, 19.5 TFL,
before the Bowl game. Great hands. He is so aware in the chaos. Terrific
Push-Pull, which he likes to Rip off of. Uses multiple moves, and always
appears to be moving forward. He has nice read and react skills. He does a
nice job of keep his arms extending and playing arms length from the
is a guy who just keeps popping up on film. I don’t know how you can
watch Cincy play and not seem him as a 1st Round pick or a second day
steal. Reminds me of Mike Wight, only quicker and with much better hands.
He is that rare blend of 3-technique DT, and looks like he can play D-End
in a 3-4 and still has the burst, quickness, and speed to be able to get
to the QB from the D-End position. I think there are a lot of 3-4 teams in
the second half of the 1st round that will be looking strongly at him.
Real nice Interior quickness, and can make the OG miss right off the snap.
Rip around the corner
is really what he does best. He plays with his arms extended, controls the
OG with his strong hands as he reads the play. He misreads the Play
action, but watch him shed to OG when he sees the RB coming. Then he sees
the RB doesn’t have the ball, and burst through the RB and OG’s blocks
and is TTC to the QB quicker than a dragon can inhale (:07). That is such
a great read and react play. Do I need to show Pat’s fans any more? This
kid can play.
to see what is going on, until you see Wolfe shed the O-Guard and is
bursting all alone to the QB, and crushes him. There were so many times he
just looked unblockable at Cincinnati (:16). Here he is lined up really at
5-Technique even though there are only two down linemen. He gets
stalemated trying to turn the corner (:23). He gets a bad blast off the
snap, and gets stalemated a little. Then the RB comes over for a double.
Then he does what he does so well, he uses his strong hands and leverage
to shrug the OG off of him and makes a play on the ball carrier (:29).
Here he is standing up to the double, but can’t make a play (:39). He
stands up the OC, sheds, and makes a play on the ball carrier (:49). The
OC has him sealed to the outside. Watch how he uses his hands and feet
together with balance and leverage to shift to the other side of the OC
and get his hand on the football (:57). Unfortunately the RB just slips
through his hands. Can you see the resemblance to Mike Wright?
burst into the hole abandoned by the OG, and gets blocked just enough by
the FB to let the RB slip through. However, he sheds and makes a play on
the ball as consistently as anyone in this draft. He a 3-4 D-End waiting
to happen (1:03). He sees it, and burst up field. He takes on the block of
the FB with his excellent hands, and just has that knack for grabbing
shirt and using a Pull to change direction and shift sides, and just
misses again (1:11). Tape glitched (1:21). There he is shedding the double
team and making the play again (1:30). BB can’t teach the 5-Technique
any better than this (1:35). He
holds up the OG and what for the RB to come, and then sheds him and makes
the tackle. He also usually plays better on the leftside as I think you
are starting to see.
shots the gap from the right side again, and over runs the play a little.
He gets back into it, and tackles his own teammate, but again you can see
the quickness, read and react ability, and the ability to shift back into
position through blockers (1:43). He holds up the double team and forces
the RB to bounce it outside (1:50).
This really shows how he can gets his hands on the OG and just shed him
almost at will (1:58). He uses his hands and extends his arms and changes
direction four times before falling on the QB. That is just incredible
technique, power, and quickness (2:05). It is amazing how he can dominate
an O-linemen by grabbing shirt.
Pat’s fans, here he is on the Nose, like Mike Wright. Did you see that
burst into the OG that sent him back 2-yards, yikes. He has that play all
but stopped, and then the ORT doubles down on him and drives him inside,
and he still hustles around the double team and get back into the play
(2:14). He drives the O-Guard up, and the RB reads it and goes to the
other side. So he just leverages his way over to the other side of the
O-Guard and makes the play, like he does time after time after time
(2:22). This is just a great Stunt, he blocks off the OG and the OLT just
long enough to spring the D-End, and then chases the QB outside (2:31).
That is as good as it gets for a 5-Technique D-End.
he is on the Nose again. Just power, leverage, and hands. Did you see him
shaking the body of the OG with his hands (2:41). You can really see him
right here, coming off the snap low and arms extended. That is how BB
coaches it (2:51). He just powers under the OG, reading run on short
yardage. Watch how low he gets leveraging the OG backwards (3:00). Taking
on the double by coming off the line low with arms extended (3:07). This
is the stuff you can’t teach. He gets into the OC, absorbs the double of
the OG, then spins out and hustles all the way across the field after the
QB (3:15). He just keeps coming.
is not all power and leverage, watch the quick Swim, and hit on the QB
that causes the INT (3:26). Stuffing the Double team in the hole again.
(3:36). Stuffing the double team, and then he has the RB in his clutches
as it looks like everybody else on the defense is chasing the wrong guy.
That is just a great play (3:43). Great-great play. He uses his hands to
ward off two blocker and then dives into the feet of the RB (3:54). Watch
his mates swarm to him after.
the gap (4:03). Turning the Corner. That is a passrush from a BB
5-Technique (4:09). Passrushing from the 5-Technique again. He gets his
hands on the ORT and tries to Dip around the Corner (4:19). Well it was
nice while It lasted.
is just a great read and react play. He notice something it's right in
Hooville, and retreats, redirects, and turn the corner into the QB. That
is as good as it (4:28). He
bursts off the line. He reads it correctly, but gets tackled by the OG
(4:36). That was Holding that should have stopped the drive.
gets trapped in the traffic (4:43). He uses his hands nicely to work
laterally down the line (4:49). That is a 5-Technique rush (4:55). He just
has that knack for keeping working his way up field (5:04). Stalemated,
you don't see that very much, in fact that might be his first one this
game (5:17). A nice Stunt outside, and just as he is going to hit the QB
the OG flashes back and crushes him (5:23). But check out the agility and
lean when he tries to Dip back into the QB.
set the edge, and when the RB goes the other way he sheds and attacks
(5:31). Okay, that’s
enough. I’m suppose to be watching "Lady and the Tramp" for
family movie time!
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