|Player, Pos, Team||Height||Weight||Draft Grade|
|11||Will Clarke DE, West Virginia||6'6"||271||B||6.5||Full Scouting Report|
William Clark – West Virginia
Clark is an interesting player to watch. He plays defensive end in a 3-4 scheme, though with his body type he is better suited to be a 4-3 end. Clark is a very tall, long armed athlete. He is listed as being 6’7" – 275. He has a lean build but looks as though he could easily gain 20 pounds.
As an athlete, he shows good change of direction, body control, and flexibility. He can bend, is light on his feet, and can run well. His play speed is about 4.88. Clark is said to be a top performer in the weight room, but on the field he plays with good but not great strength and power.
Clark has just average instincts, and he can be a bit slow to find the ball. He is not an instant reactor. At the snap, he sometimes gets tall and looks to find the ball. Because of this he can be slow to shed. He looks like a much better player when he just goes. When that happens, he plays lower and gets rid of blocks faster.
Clark plays hard, I have no problem with his competitive nature. He flashes both as a run defender and a pass rusher. When rushing the passer, he flashes a good bull rush but can also use moves and dip his shoulder to get under his opponent. While he didn’t get a high number of sacks (six), he gets a lot of pressures. He also does a good job getting his hands up to disrupt a throw. In the run game, he is inconsistent. Because he can be slow to react it takes him out of some plays. Still, when he is on he can shed quickly and make plays. He will chase the ball and has caught plays from behind.
I feel the 4-3 teams will have more interest in Clark than the 3-4 teams. Though he does have two-gap skills, his body type is more suited to be a 4-3 end. He needs to get a lot bigger to hold up at the point in a 3-4 scheme. Unless I see more at an All-star game, I see Clark as a mid-round pick who will be a productive backup/rotational type player in the NFL.
|12||Josh Mauro DE, Stanford||6'6"||282||B||6.4||Full Scouting Report|
Josh Mauro – Defensive Line
Mauro was not on a lot of pre-season scouting lists, but when you watch tape, he jumps out at you with his effort and consistency. Because of injuries to many of Stanford’s defensive lineman, Mauro has lined up at all three defensive line positions this year.
Mauro is a fifth-year senior and a two-year starter. He is listed at being 6’6 – 282, and he has the frame to easily carry 300 pounds. He has good arm length, plays with strength, and is a fairly good athlete. While he is not extremely fast, he has quickness, stays on his feet, and is a top competitor.
Mauro gets off the ball quickly, and with his quick first step and power, he can get penetration and disrupt the run game. With his strength, he usually wins the battle at the line of scrimmage, and can gain ground. He takes good angles in pursuit and will make some pursuit plays because of his aggressive attitude on the field.
Mauro is not a top talent, but he is the type of player that most teams want. While he may never be a starter, he is the type of player that can be effective as a sole player in a rotation. I see him as a “C” level player (fifth – seventh) rounds who still needs some development but should still play early in his career.
Ben Gardner – Defensive line
Gardner played in only one of the games I viewed (UCLA). He injured a pec muscle in late October, had surgery, and is out for the season. In the one game I saw, he looked to be an undersized player with a high motor. He usually plays as a five-technique. He is a fifth-year senior, and a three-year starter.
He lacks ideal size at 6’4 – 275, but he is strong and explosive. He gets off the ball very quickly and can disrupt run plays with his quickness. He has good hand use and can shed. Though he lacks top size, he shows he can hold the point and not give ground. As a pass rusher, he can be effective with his moves and flashes a bull rush.
Gardner is a good player but undersized. He does not look like he can get much bigger than 285. With just one tape viewed, I need to see more before I can come up with a more definite opinion on this player.
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|13||Cassius Marsh DE, UCLA||6'3"||268||B||6.4||Full Scouting Report|
Cassius Marsh – Defensive Line
Marsh is a former 4-star recruit who was recruited by many of the top programs in the country. He is a fourth year senior and a three year starter. When he enrolled at UCLA, he was playing at about 300 pounds. His playing weight now is closer to 265. He is tall and lean looking with good overall athletic ability. He has good change of direction and good play speed. I would estimate his speed at about 4.85. In their base defense, he lines up as a 5-technique defensive end in a 3-man front. When they get into some of their sub packages and go to a 4-man front, he will line up outside as a DE. There have been times when he has played on his feet and even dropped into coverage.
As a 3-4 DE, he plays hard, showing top competitiveness but his lack of size shows up also. While he is strong and tough, he can have trouble with big offensive lineman, and I have seen him driven off the ball. Still, he has good hand use and shows he can disengage from an opponent. He has quick reactions and finds the ball. As a pass rusher, he gets off the ball quickly and knows how to set up his opponent with moves. He can use his hands and has a variety of hand moves. He has the flexibility to dip his shoulder and get under his opponent, and he has the snap in his hips to bull rush. With his competiveness, he looks to finish on a consistent basis.
Marsh is best suited to play as a 4-3 end at the next level. He lacks the bulk, size, and power to play in a 3- man front. Because of his athleticism, some 3-4 teams will work him out as an OLB with the thought of playing him on his feet. If he proves he is able to do that, his value increases. Right now, I see him as a solid mid round pick.
Jordan Zumwalt – Linebacker
Zumwalt lines up as an inside linebacker in UCLA’s base 3-4. He is seldom on the field when they go to their different sub packages. When I first started watching Zumwalt, I thought there was no way he could play at the next level. He struggled to shed and just wasn’t a strong point of attack player. The more tape I watched, the better I liked him. While he may only play about 50-60% of the defensive downs, he is productive. He has adequate size at about 6’4 – 235. His play speed is good, but he does have some tightness in his hips, and his overall change of direction is adequate. While not an overpowering player, he is tough and plays hard. He has good instincts and can find the ball. While he can have some trouble getting off blocks, he does show good ability to slip blocks and finds a way to fill at the point and make some plays. In pass coverage, he has a good drop and shows awareness in zone. He doesn’t have the suddenness and speed to be a consistent man coverage type. I haven’t seen him used enough as a pass rusher to grade that skill.
I see him as a late pick who can make a team as a solid backup and special teams player. He needs to get stronger and add some bulk. He best fits in a 3-4 type scheme, but he may also be able to play Sam in a 4-3 defense.
|14||Jeoffrey Pagan DE, Alabama||6'4"||285||C||6.4||Stats|
|15||Deandre Coleman DE, California||6'5"||309||C||6.4||Stats|
|16||Larry Webster DE, Bloomsburg||6'6"||240||C||6.4||Full Scouting Report|
Larry Webster - Defensive End
Webster is an interesting prospect. He began his career at Bloomsburg as a basketball player and played that sport until the fall of 2012 when he joined the football team. He is a graduate student this year while playing his final year of eligibility.
Larry is a tall, lean guy who stands about 6'7 - 250. He is long and narrow and while he has the room to gain weight he won't get that much bigger because of his narrow frame. Looking at 2012 tape, you can see how raw he is. He plays hard and is competitive, but he lacks instincts and does not react quickly. He has tendency to play tall versus the run and lacks good hand use. Still, he makes some plays because of his competitive nature. When he rushes the passer, he shows quickness and speed off the edge and flashes an ability to redirect. He is much taller and longer than anyone he plays against and the level of competition is very average. With his natural traits, he should be able to make plays. He was not a starter in 2012 but rather a role player and was in on all passing downs. Still, he was credited with 13.5 sacks.
I have only been able to look at 2012 tape so far, and I am excited to see how Larry improves this year. Through 4 games in 2013, Webster already has 6 sacks. When I get the tape, I look for a lot of improvement in his game. Because of his notoriety in the NFL scouting community, I expect that he will be invited to an All Star game. It is there where we will be able to get a better idea of his talent.
|17||Trevor Reilly DE, Utah||6'4"||245||C||6.3||Stats|
|18||Ben Gardner DE, Stanford||6'4"||275||C||6.3||Stats|
|19||Chidera Uzo-Diribe DE, Colorado||6'3"||250||C||6.3||Stats|
|20||Chris McCallister DE, Baylor||6'3"||261||C||6.3||Stats|