Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Scouting Reports on Defensive Lineman
Did film on some defensive lineman:
Tak Mckinley UCLA:
Explosive player. Great get off but limited by length. Can explode by tackles off the snap but does not disengage once blocked. I can see him as a 3-4 OLB and a situational pass rusher. 6.7 dynamic sub player.
DeMarcus Walker FSU
Love this guy. Probably has to play a Kerry Hyder type of role. End on run downs, slide down over a guard in pass downs. Devastating rip move to his inside. Relentless player who makes play after play. Lack of physical tools will drop him the draft. 6.8 solid player in his rookie year.
Tanoh Kpassagnon Villanova
Like this guy. Long with good movement skills. Dominated FCS. same at the senior bowl. Reminds me of Calais Campbell. Would not blame someone for taking him the first round. Starter as a rookie. 6.9
Caleb Brantley Florida
Disappointed by this guy. Good get off for his size. Can beat a guard and split a double team. Hated his motor. Lots of loffs against FSU and Alabama. Has 1st round talent. I would not draft him in the first round. 6.5 potential starter as a rookie.
Derek Barnett Tennessee
Great motor. Strong. Lacks length and explosive movement. I don't think he will be an elite pass rusher. He will be a solid part of a rotation. Can win match ups. 6.5 Solid player.
Solomon Thomas Stanford
I think this guy is a 3 tech. Maybe a 5 tech in the 3-4. Explosive off the snap. I don't think he is an end. Can make plays especially over a guard. I think someone will draft him before the Lions pick at 21. 6.8
Jordan Willis Kansas State
Probably a 3-4 OLB. Does not have the length to play 4-3 end. Good player but not a scheme match for the Lions.