Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Wednesday morning links

Rob Rang thinks Athur Jones' (DT, Syracuse) lack of durability is a concern: "Jones is a versatile, talented defender that ordinarily would receive strong first round consideration. Considering the injuries and the relative depth along the defensive line, however, his status is much cloudier. Jones leaves Syracuse with 38.5 career tackles for loss -- the most by a defensive tackle in Orange history."

Matt McGuire still isn't a fan of Florida's Carlos Dunlap: "Dunlap is a big body. He is 6-6, 280, but it isn't the size of the dog; it's the size of the fight in the dog. It doesn't matter how big Dunlap is because he doesn't play that big when you watch the tape. Dunlap's draft stock is all over the map. He could go in the top 10, but he could also fall to the second round. Nothing would shock me."

Wes Bunting is worried for Tony Pike's draft stock: "If Pike ends up getting benched the rest of the season and sees another quarterback come in and lead his team to a successful postseason run, it could have a detrimental effect on his draft status in April."

Also from Bunting, a favorable review of Ohio State defensive lineman Cameron Heyward: "The more I watch Heyward, the more convinced I am that he has the ability to line up just about anywhere on an NFL defensive line. He showcases an impressive first step off the ball and does a great job keeping his base down and generating a powerful initial jolt on contact. On top of that, he’s a gifted athlete who showcases good body control and has the length to consistently shed blocks."

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