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Look at some late round OLBs

 

This is more of a continuation of the posts I did before the season started. There are a lot more of these later round guys than there were bedfore the season. FYI: Evan Royster was originally a 3rd RDer, but he is haing a very bad year and has dropped 2 rounds. On the flip side, Mikel Leshoure has exploded from obscurity and is now rated the third best RB in this draft class.

 

A lot of these guys are Juniors and that means we don't know if they will declare or not. The stats are from ESPN.com

Star-divide

 

 

Sam Acho, DE, Texas 
Height: 6-3. Weight: 260. 
Projected 40 Time: 4.60. 
Projected Round (2011): 3-4. 

10/8/10: He puts up the stats, but on tape Acho gets a lot of his sacks and tackles off stunts and missed blocking assignments. He has some talent and physical skill, but he's a bit finesse and technically raw. 

5/5/10: Sam Acho had a great first season of high productivity, generating 13 TFL and seven sacks as a junior. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 Regular Season Game Log Tackles Misc Interceptions
DATE OPP RESULT   TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
9/4 @Rice 34-17 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
9/11 Wyoming 34-7 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
9/18 @Texas Tech 24-14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
9/25 UCLA 34-12 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
10/2 @Oklahoma 28-20 7 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0

 

Defense Stats
YEAR TEAM TACK SOLO AST PD SACK FF REC INT YDS TD
2007 TEX 6 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2008 TEX 15 10 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
2009 TEX 55 37 18 0 8 2 0 0 0 0
2010 TEX 22 13 9 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
Scoring Stats
YEAR TEAM G PassTD RushTD RecTD RetTD TotTD 2PT PAT FG TotPT
2009 TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

 

 

 

 

 

Stats Overview Tackles Misc Interceptions YEAR                       TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD 2007 6 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 2008 15 10 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 2009 55 37 18 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 2010 22 13 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 Projected 53 31 22 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

 

 

 Steven Friday, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech 
Height: 6-4. Weight: 252. 
Projected 40 Time: 4.66. 
Projected Round (2011): 3-4 
10/8/10: Friday is a little bit of a sleeper. He has a terrific burst off the edge and nice speed, and shows the ability to dip and rip. He can drop in coverage and shows good range. Friday has 21 tackles, 7.5 TFL, four sacks and two forced fumbles on the year. 

Not from ESPN

 

 

TACKLESSACKSPASS DEFENSEFUMBLESBLOCKED
SEASONGPGSSOLOASTTOTALTFL-YDSNO-YDSINTBUPDQBHRCVFFKICK
2007 3 0 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
2008 9 0 2 4 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2009 12 0 4 7 11 3.5-15 3.5-15 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
2010 6 6 17 10 27 8.5-57 4.0-36 0 0 0 7 0 2 0
Career 30 6 24 22 46 12.0-72 7.5-51 0 2 2 17 0 2 0

 

 

Mark Herzlich, OLB, Boston College 
Height: 6-4. Weight: 241. 
Projected 40 Time: 4.67. 
Projected Round (2011): 3-4 
10/8/10: After recovering from cancer, Herzlich hasn't been very productive, but we know the talent is there. He's a prospect we need to be patient with, but at the same time he has to earn back the respect of being a top prospect. He hasn't done it on the field yet this year for Boston College. 


 

Stats Overview Tackles Misc Interceptions
YEAR TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
2006 42 32 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2007 97 55 42 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 0
2008 110 81 29 2 0 0 2 0 6 121 20.2 60 2 0
2010 21 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 17 8.5 12 0 0
Projected 50 41 10 0 0 0 0 0 5 41 0 12 0 0
2010 Regular Season Game Log Tackles Misc Interceptions
DATE OPP RESULT   TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
9/4 Weber State 38-20 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
9/11 Kent State 26-13 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
9/25 Virginia Tech 19-0 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 12.0 12 0 1
10/2 Notre Dame 31-13 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
10/9 @North Carolina State 44-17 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 5.0 5 0 1

 

 

 

 

Stats Overview Tackles Misc Interceptions YEAR TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD 2006 42 32 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 2007 97 55 42 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 2008 110 81 29 2 0 0 2 0 6 121 20.2 60 2 0 2010 21 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 17 8.5 12 0 0 Projected 50 41 10 0 0 0 0 0 5 41 0 12 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks more like an ILB to me, but If he set the edge, he could be a good backup for SOLB.

Butkus award hopeful

 

Rodney Gnat, DE/OLB, Louisville 
Height: 6-3. Weight: 2254. 
Projected 40 Time: 4.74. 
Projected Round (2011): 6-FA. 

10/8/10: Head Coach Charlie Strong seems to have had an effect on Gnat's play. He has already notched five sacks on the year. 

 

Wow, that's a big guy. LOL

 

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Stats Overview Tackles Misc Interceptions
YEAR TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
2007 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2008 7 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2009 10 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2010 12 9 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
Projected 29 22 7 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Lots of sacks, but not much else.

 

Derrell Smith, DE/OLB, Syracuse 
Height: 6-1. Weight: 236. 
Projected 40 Time: 4.69. 
Projected Round (2011): 4-6. 

5/7/10: A member of the All-Big East Second Team, Derrell Smith collected 82 tackles, 10 TFL and 6.5 sacks in 2009. 

 

Needs to gain weight without losing a step.

 

And an extra one.

 

Von Miller

 

Stats Overview Tackles Misc Interceptions
YEAR TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
2007 23 10 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2008 44 25 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2009 43 31 12 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2010 14 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
Projected 34 24 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M Scouting Report 
Height: 6-2. Weight: 240. 
Projected 40 Time: 4.58. 
Projected Round (2011): Top 20 Pick. 

10/8/10: Miller has been battling an injured ankle all season and that's why he hasn't lived up to his preseason billing. However, despite not playing very well, we know he's hurt and this shows how tough he is. Playing through pain is something you will have to do in the NFL and Miller isn't a pansy - we know this now. Once he's healthy, then we can start to fairly evaluate his game. 

5/7/10: Had an amazing 21.5 TFL and 16.5 sacks in 2009. Also broke up five passes. Von Miller even beat Russell Okung a few times in their epic matchup. 

11/20/09: Compares to Elvis Dumervil; undersized but makes up for it with relentless pass rushing. Von Miller has 18.5 TFL and 15 sacks as a junior, beating Russell Okung on a few occasions. Any 3-4 team would love to have him. 

 

Strengths:

  • Outstanding speed; eliminates space in a hurry
  • Elite first step
  • Very intelligent; knows how to set up an OT
  • Technically sound with footwork
  • Plethora of rush moves
  • Great motor and gives nice second effort
  • Extremely productive junior year
  • Terrific range
  • Fluid athlete and can cover a lot of ground
  • Smooth hips in coverage
  • Can turn and run with running backs/tight ends
  • Stays low and runs with the arc
  • Instinctive with natural feel for the game
  • Tenacious pass rusher
  • Excellent counter moves
  • Smooth transition to 3-4 scheme in NFL
  • Leader with good work ethic
  • Playmaker
  • Still has upside 
  • Weaknesses:
  • Very small frame
  • Gets overwhelmed at point of attack
  • Weak versus the run
  • Hand use could improve
  • Needs to add strength
  • Strictly a 3-4 outside linebacker 
  • This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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