Player, Pos, Team Height Weight Draft Grade
11 Kareem Martin DE, North Carolina 6'5" 260 B 6.5 Full Scouting Report

Scouting Report:

Kareem Martin – Defensive End – North Carolina

I was looking forward to watching Martin play because of his size (6-6 and 260). He has prototype 4-3 defensive end numbers. I came away disappointed because I thought his play was average. While he is tall and long he is not fast or explosive. He looks to be a 4.9 type. He flashes as a competitor and shows just average strength and power. He looks to be high cut, and has average change of direction. He can look good one play going all out and then look just like an average player the next few snaps. He lacks quick hand use and can be a little slow to shed. Still, he made some effort plays but I would not call him a consistent finisher. He had some quarterback pressures but they were mainly because the quarterback was chased his way. Overall, Martin has to pick up his intensity and improve his hand use. At this time I don’t see him any better than a late pick. This is a guy that I will need to see a lot of tape on. It’s only opening night so there is plenty of time.

12 Brent Urban DE, Virginia 6'7" 295 B 6.5x Full Scouting Report

Scouting Report:


Brent Urban – Defensive Tackle – Virginia

Size – 6066 – 296 – 5.05e

Strong Points – Very good size, good motor, defense run, two-gap and holds the point, gets his hands up to knock down passes

Weak Points – Has had injury problems, unable to work at combine or pro day, raw prospect, pass rush moves, inconsistent hand use

2013 Stats – eight games played, 40 total tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, one sack, nine pass knockdowns

Summation – Urban is a fifth-year senior and a two-year starter for Virginia. Brent is Canadian from suburban Toronto. He has had numerous injuries during his career that caused him to miss time. The injuries include and an ACL, a wrist, and foot injury. He was unable to work out at the combine or Virginia’s pro day because of the foot injury.

When healthy, Urban is raw but talented. He lines up as a defensive tackle in a 4-3. At 6066 – 296, he has great size and plays strong at the point of attack. He is a very good competitor who plays every down snap-to-whistle.

Urban is best as a run defender. He has excellent snap reaction with a quick first step. While he lacks great hand use, he still has active hands and shows he can get rid of blocks. He has good reactions and finds the ball. With his quickness off the ball, he gets penetration and is disruptive versus the run game. He is a good pursuit player who takes good angles and shows pursuit speed.

Urban doesn’t have much pass rush production with only three career sacks, but he does get pressures and is effective getting his hands up and knocking down passes. This year, he knocked down nine passes. Urban lacks technique as a pass rusher. He is more of a bull rusher now and doesn’t do a good job of putting moves together.

While still raw, Urban has a chance to be a good NFL defensive lineman. With his size, he is best suited to play a five-technique in an odd front. His injuries don’t help his cause, and that could have an effect on where he gets drafted. He has third-to-fourth round talent but may go later.

Grade B 6.5x

13 Cassius Marsh DE, UCLA 6'3" 268 B 6.4 Full Scouting Report

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 Josh Mauro DE, Stanford 6'6" 282 B 6.4 Full Scouting Report

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.
He doesn’t show many moves as a pass rusher, but he is able to push the pocket and never stops coming. While he may not get a lot of sacks, he will get pressures.

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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15 Larry Webster DE, Bloomsburg 6'6" 240 C 6.4 Full Scouting Report

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.

16 Jeoffrey Pagan DE, Alabama 6'4" 285 C 6.4 Stats
17 Deandre Coleman DE, California 6'5" 309 C 6.4 Stats
18 Ben Gardner DE, Stanford 6'4" 275 C 6.3 Stats
19 Ethan Westbrooks DE, West Texas A&M 6'4" 275 C 6.3 Stats
20 Trevor Reilly DE, Utah 6'4" 245 C 6.3 Stats
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