Combine - TBD..

Contents

FEATURES

Current Highlights

Rumors & Innuendo

Depth Chart

Roster

Player Evaluations

2014 DRAFT ISSUE

Draft Summary Page

OTHER TOPICS

History of the Cardinals

About the Big Red Sheet

Welcome From the Editor

About the Editor

Memory of a True Card Fan

Order Cardinal Tickets

Links to  Cardinal Related Sites

 

2014 Draft
Guards
This page will be a work in progress and updated frequently. Come back often and watch it develop.

3 David Yankey OG 30 Stanford rJr 6055 315 1st

Combine Forty: 5.48.....Prototypical measurables and above average top speed...below averae durability...perfectionist whn it comes to football...below-average in pass pro (lacks agility/can be outquicked by explosive pass rushers...solid lead- and pull-blocker for power running game but must improve consistency with pad level. Excellent awareness and football intelligence...prototypical OL mentality - plays with an edge and looks to obliterate his opponent...will drop hands in pass pro...needs to keep balance on pulls in traffic...

Pro Day - BP: 25; VJ: 20"...Otherwise was pretty much invisble among other Stanford pro day participants and drew no comments....

Combine (OL50) - Arm: 34; BP: 22, VJ: 28.5; BJ: 103; 3C: 7.81; 20S: 4.86;...

2 Cyril Richardson OG 19 Baylor rSr 6050 329 1st-2nd

Combine Forty: 5.36...Massive dude ("thick & quick")...powerful and aggressive...slightly above average top line speed...durable...Exceptional intangibles - Rags to riches story (Hurricane Katrina)...Slightly below-average pass protector - very strong upper body, bit of a waist bender...sub-par lateral agility...Like Yankey, a good fit for the power run game...Adequate football intelligence...aggressive demeanor/willing to mix it up/good finisher...tends to lose knee-bend...will lower hands and head in pass pro...

Pro Day - Said to have lost some weight (20 pounds!!!) and boosted his draft stock...Forty - 5.23; 5.28; BP: 30 reps; looked very good in positional drills (like the 2012 rendition who was one of the highest regarded OT prospects in the nation...Gil says he may have moved back into 2nd round consideration....

Combine (OL36) - Arm: 34 5/8; BP: 25; VJ: 25.5; BJ: 91; 3C: .7.70; 20S: 4.83;.......

Senior Bowl - Road-grader...bent Donald over backward on one play..."had a fantastic day in the pit" but would struggle later on in pass pro drills...but repeatedly one matchups with his devestating strength blocking for the run...Schottey (BR) notes the big roll around his belly but believes he's "the kind of guy who flips tractor tires for fun & 'I know he can play football with the best of them"...("You draft him, buy him a few meal replacement bars and never say another word about his weight")...According to Trapasso (BR), once he gets his hands on you, "it's over", but Aaron Donald constantly beat Richardson off the ball on 11 on 11's...("Richadson...will have nightmares about...Donald")..But Trapasso goes on to say that- because he's such a massive mauler in the run game, he remains a top guard prospect..Footwork is an issue - struggled vs. Donald. Can he handle quick interior linemen and/or block in space?...

1 Zack Martin OG/OT 18 Notre Dame rSr 6040 308 1st-2nd

Est. Forty: 5.20 (Listed as an OT by ESPN)...Former LT/Short for a LT with fringe arm length...light for a RT...started every game since red-shirting,,,Team captain/football family...Better-than-average pass blocker...adequate quicks but speed rushers will give him problems at the pro level (as a tackle)...as a tackle, he's a better fit on the right side...Above average run blocker - plays with a wide base...but not a great athlete in space...outstanding football awareness...rarely gets caught out of position...snap-to-whistlle competitor, but needs to finish more consistently - needs to be as aggressive in space as he is at the LOS...must improve core strength...

 

 

 

Pro Day - Did not run (left hammy injury)...Brandt says he's going to be a first round pick and that the team who selects him may move him to guard...

 

Combine (OL29) - Arm: 32 7/8; BP: 29; VJ: 28.0; BJ: 106; 3C: 7.65; 20S: 4.59;...

Senior Bowl - Mentioned a lot by the NFLN draft experts as a lineman to watch...Brooks ranked Martin as top North OL...Liked his versatility as either tackle or guard...He liked Martin's balance, body control and technique (not the prototypical LT physically, but proved in pass pro that he could handle elite defenders - mainly due to superior technique...a "sticky blocker" in the run game adept at cutting defenders at POA)...Destined to start outside with the Plan B option of moving inside if need be..."Savage sees Martin (who scored 8-3 in pass pro drills) starting as a rookie...He reported that many scouts see him having pro bowl potential as a guard...good hand and footwork and has good instincts for either position...No problem with quicks when he switched from tackle to guard....Trapasso (BR) lists him in his top 10 senior bowl performers......

 

 

 

4 Xavier Su'a Filo OG/OT 33 UCLA rJr 6040 307 2nd

Combine Forty: 5.04...Could be targeted by Broncos...Some are moving him up their boards to late in the first round...Has played inside and outside...strong punch...quick. physical and aggressive...as a tackle, he must become more "inside conscious"...Started at OT for Bruins during second half of past season, but is projected to play guard (& according to Huguenin, 1st one off the board)...Brandt wants to see how good his footwork, agility and strength measure up at the Combine ("Looks like a goodf run blocker but I want to see how he does in pass protection"). His performance at the Combine could determine whether or not he goes as high as the 1st round)...Eagle Scout who missed 2 years of college football to spend the time in a Morman mission..

Pro Day - Can't locate any numbers or workout comments other than that Jim Mora says that a couple of scouts told him that Xavier is the best guard to come out in the draft since Steve Hutchison...He says his main immediate priorities are to clean up his pass pro and learn different schemes......

Combine (OL43) - Arm: 33 3/8; BP: 25; VJ: 25.0; BJ: 102; 3C: 7.60; 20S: 4.44;......

6 Anthony Steen OG 75 Alabama RSr 6030 314 2nd-3rd

Est. Forty: 5.30...Fireplug dimensions (short arms too)...good work-ethic (extra time in film room)...3 year starter at RG...did not get allow a sack or get called for a penalty in 14 games as a junior...below average pass blocker...low COG...needs work on hand placement...below average agility...natural knee-bender...above-average run blocker...poor hand placement when run blocking...better in short area than in space...abover average awareness...durability red-flag (shoulder) ...more of a grinder than an emotional fire-starter...

2nd Pro Day - Participated in the workouts (but wasn't in the best of shape, had a week to prepare and "felt tired" after the mornings' activities). The impression you get is that he gave his all & powered thru all the drills but wasn't thrilled about his performance and was concerned about the impression it would leave the scouts......1st Pro Day - In the midst of a 17-week rehab regimen following shoulder surgery and didn't participate in any drills.....

Combine (OL40) - Arm: 30 1/2....

 

5 Gabe Jackson OG 39 Mississippi St. rSr 6030 336 2nd

Combine Forty: 5.51..USA Today describes him as a "nasty. physical long-armed power player with wide body"...Keep an eye on his weight...very durable...outstanding intangibles (Dad was HS football coach)...majors in road-grading but is also better than your average pass blocker - strong punch, decent lateral mobility...waist bender whogets caught lunging...hand placement a tad inconsistent...elite run-blocker - road grader with good range when asked to pulll...struggles figuring out twists and stunts....not a grinder but won't back down from intimidating opponents...could improve his COD quicks...

Pro Day - 3C: 7.94; went through all the positional drills...G Brandt feels he's a very solid football player whose workout will keep him in the conversation as a possible 1st round pick, though it's more likely he'll be drafted in the second round...

Combine (OL17)- Arm: 33 3/4; BP: 30; VJ: 29.0; BJ: 108; 3C: 8.25; 20S: 4.70;...

Senior Bowl - Savage projects him as a rookie starter and graded him 4-0 matched one on one in pass pro...."has the strength to secure the bottom of the pocket and the power to knock people of the ball in the run game......

11 Chris Watt OG 44 Notre Dame RSr 6030 310 4th

Combine Forty: 5.50...A bit short...fairly durable (neck and ankle injuries)...hard worker/good teammate...tough and smart zone blocking guard with athletic limitations...sometimes drops his head...can be beaten inside...coming off knee injury...below average pass blocker and run blocker...anchors well, but lacks good lateral agility...needs to get lower in run game...inconsistent hand-placement...better-than-average awareness...Finisher and agitator in the trenches...possible endurance issues...

Pro Day - Forty: 5.05; VJ: 28.5"; BJ: 8- 8"; 20S: 4.76; 3C: 7.67; Went thru positional drills (no comment from Gil)...

Combine (OL49) - Arm: 32 3/4; BP: 29;......

9 Jon Halapio OG 99 Florida RSr 6030 323 4th-5th

Combine Forty: 5.34...Wall-off blocker who can set up and mirror effectively...plays a bit high...doesn't always make it to the edge...could improve core strength...good athletic upside...

Pro Day - VJ: 27"; BP: 32 reps; Brandt says he was impressive in workout drills conducted by Saints' OL coach Brett Ingalls.......

Combine (OL12) - Arm: 33 5/8; VJ: 21.5; BJ: 100; 3C: 8.26; 20S: 4.83......Hit like he meant it in drills.....

13 Brandon Linder OG 172 Miami (FL) Sr 6060 311 5th-6th

Combine Forty: 5.35...Nice size...

Pro Day - Draft stock said to "rise"...; 20S: 4.71; 3C: 7.77. Brandt says he had a very good workout, looked good pulling and had strong hands...He's a smart player who likely helpted himself at this pro day and could be drafted in the 4th round...

Combine (OL24) - Arm: 34 1/2; BP: 30; VJ: 26.5; BJ: 100;...

10 Ryan Groy OG 130 Wisconsin rSr 6050 316 6th

Combine Forty: 5.19....Prototypical height, bulk and speed combo (long arms/big hands)...very durable...versatile (can play 4 OL positions) with better than average intangibles...Below average pass blocker (poor hand work)...lunges and whiffs too often...better fit at RT...average run blocker - pad level an issue (knee-bend, leverage key issues)...high football IQ...must do a better job of locating LB's on combo blocks...more of a positional blocker than a mauler...

Pro Day - Stood on combine numbers and had a good positional workout session...

Combine (OL11)- Arm: 33 1/4; BP: 26; VJ: 26.5; BJ: 108; 3C: 7.49; 20S: 4.47;......

7 Brandon Thomas OT/OG 77 Clemson rSr 6030 317 3rd--7th

Combine Forty: 5.09...Starting LT for 3 years but projects inside due to marginal height...Explosive knee-bender who can pancake an opponent...as a LT, he'll occasionally struggle in space...

Pro Day - Brandt says Thomas impressed a lot of people with a good workout and will probably be a Day 3 pick.....BJ: 8-3"; 20S: 4.75; 3C: 7.83...

Combine (OL45) - Arm: 34 3/4; BP: 35; VJ: 29.0; BJ: 98; 3C: 8.13; 20S: 4.83;......

Senior Bowl - One scout considers him a "riser" to keep an eye on...Savage referred to his "three-position flexibility" and projects hi to start within three years......

12 Kadeem Edwards OG 159 Tennessee State Sr 6040 313 6th-7th

Combine Forty: 5.25...Length (including arm) gives him OT-type dimensions...

Pro Day - VJ: 29" BP: 25 reps; Had a solid positional workout conducted by a Baltimore OL assistant coach....

Combine (OL07) - Arm: 35 1/2; BP: 26; VJ: 27.0; BJ: 99; 3C: 7.95; 20S: 4.82.....

14 John Urschel OG 177 Penn State RSr 6030 310 7th

Combine Forty: 5.31...No major write-ups yet...

Pro Day - Forty: 5.22 & 5.25...had a good positional workout...moved good in drills...strong...knee-bender.....

Combine (OL48) - Arm: 33; BP: 30; VJ: 29.0; BJ: 102.0; 3C: 7.55; 20S: 4.47; ....

15+ Chris Burnette OG 196+ Georgia rSr 6020 315 7th

Est. Forty: 5.30...

Pro Day - Forty: 5.47; BP: 24 reps (2nd best among all Bulldogs)...Worked out at center...Feels he and two other teammates should have been invited to the combine......

15 Spencer Long OG 188 Nebraska RSr 6050 320 7th-FA

Est. Forty: 5.20....

Pro Day - Recouperating from knee surgery and didn't work out. Scheduled to do so April 17 instead...

Combine (OL26) - Arm: 33 1/8........

8 Dakota Dozier OG 80 Furman   6040 313 3rd

Combine Forty: 5.42..Said to be "trending up"....Four-year starter at LT...Impressed scouts playing inside at East West Shrine classic...his challenge will be to make the leap from small college to the pros...

Pro Day - Stood on impressive combine numbers and just did position drills (with few if any comments of note). Figures to be drafted sometime on Day 2...

Combine: Arm: .33 7/8; Hand: 9 7/8; BP: 23; VJ: 24.0; BJ: 101.0; 3C: 8.14; 20S: 4.89....Impressed in position workouts

 
The Big Red Sheet web site is not the official web site nor do we represent the official views of the Arizona Cardinals Football Club or National Football League. We are a forum for various input and opinions from a broad variety of sources, and our content will most likely will be a combination of fact, opinion and hearsay. While we will take reasonable precautions to avoid inaccuracies or misstatements and will issue corrections or retractions if warranted, we will not assume responsibility for the type of minor unintentional inaccuracies that are a natural part of web site publishing.

Click here with questions or comments about the Cardinals or this web site.

Copyright 1996 Gollin & Associates. Last modified: 04/06/2013