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

 

Tackle DataBase
3 Orlando Brown OL03 OT x Oklahoma Jr 6080 345 xx

Gollin - 5.85 combine forty time made Brown's name a buzzword for "Very Slow Guy", but his other physical attributes more than compensation for his weak forty number.

USA Today - Orlando’s dad carved out a solid career in the NFL...Son has all the tools to be even better. A massive mover with a ridiculous combination of sheer size and athleticism, Brown has all the power you’d expect, with balance and agility that defies physics....A 39-game starter, many believe Brown’s best fit is on the right side, but all of Brown’s starts have come at left tackle. Talented enough to warrant a first-round pick, and get every chance to start there.. At worst, he’s a stud right tackle any NFL team should be able to plug into the starting lineup and forget about....

Lindy's - Blocking played a key role in Oklas run to the playoffs....Towers over opponent...Massive frame/nearly-7 foot wingspan...Once he gets his hands up into an opponent, it's usually "game over."..But success may be more due to Okla scheme...Lacks elite feet, anticipation or agility for blocking at the second level...Comp: Orlando Pace

PFW - NA: Rare size and strength...Might have the longest arms I've ever seen..."Once he gets hisd hands on an opponent..."...Can maul people/drive people off the LOS...can play in space...some straight-line quickness...very strong punch...Not a natural bender/plays straight-legged/can be slow to the second level...Very durable...crushes people in the run game...best suited to play on the right side...Very difficult to get around in pass pro...needs to lose a little weight/play lower...Projects as a 1st or 2nd rounder who should start as a rookie....

Combine: Forty: 5.85

BP: 14 ...VJ: 19.5...BJ: 82...SS: 5.38...3C: 7.87

7 Kolton Miller OL25 OT x UCLA rJr 6090 309 xx

USA Today - Mammoth tackle prospect with the arm length NFL scouts dream of. Ggreat athlete for his size (with) the quick feet necessary to protect the edge at the next level. Overall, an intriguing blindside prospect who would benefit from adding more power to his game....Versatile with starting experience at both tackle spots...A name that seems to be creeping up the draft board...Even a cursory look at his film shows plenty of attractive traits, along with consistent effectiveness when healthy...

Lindy's - Ranks #11 - Tall proportionate frame...Flashed positive reps at UCLA while scouts were focused on Josh Rosen...Stabilized LT position...Standout girth, size and length...Streaky...Medical Red Flag (2 concussions)...Forgets his feet at contact...Smaller rushers give him headaches...will never be low man as a run blocker...

PFW - Has size, length and frame to carry 320 lbs...Could become a top run and pass blocker...Needs to get stronger...struggled vs. wide speed...Not a consistent finisher...Projects as a RT.

Combine: Forty: 4.95

BP: 24 ...VJ: 31.5...BJ: 121...SS: 4.49...3C: 7.34

8 Chukwume Okorafor OL28 OT x W Michigan Jr 6060 320 xx

USA Today - Three-year starter with experience at both tackle spots...Massive blocker with impressive athleticism for his size (who) grew up playing soccer in Nigeria, and is still barely scratching the surface of his football potential. Watching the tape, it’s hard to tell Okorafor was a fairly latecomer to the game, as his physical tools are only enhanced by his use of polished technique and awareness. A strong offseason workout performance could easily sneak him into the first round, and he could be a huge steal if he lasts into Day 2....

Lindy's - Level of competition a concern...Light feet and long arms...physically imposing with little or no extra flab around middle and impressive initial quickness...but plays passively ("too often the nail instead of the hammer")...Limited instincts at the second level...

PFW - Outstanding size...Has started at LT but might be better off at RT...Still raw...Don't want to say he's soft but is not aggressive...Good athlete with balance...anchors well vs. bull rush...Lots of upside...Feet will stop at times on contact...Outside speed rushers can give him trouble...Lacks consistently high intensity...Likely to be overdrafted..

Combine: Forty: 5.31

BP: 19 ...VJ: 23.5...BJ: 102...SS: 4.80...3C: 7.87...

1 Connor Williams OL47 OT x Texas rJr 6050 296 xx

USA Today - This year’s OT class is light years ahead of the 2016 group in terms of top talent and quality depth. Williams may just be the best of the bunch. Ideal NFL size and a well-rounded skill set with all the physical tools pro scouts are looking for in a franchise LT.. Knee injury cost him a sizable chunk of the 2017 season, but at full strength, he has proven he can handle even the most talented edge defenders. Decision to skip the Longhorns’ bowl game likely came with the expectation he’ll be coming off the board early come draft day.

Lindy's - Ranks #1 - Powerful and aggressive as a run blocker along with athletisism, balance and girth as a pass blocker...Lack of elite edge rushing opponents may make him look better than he'll actually be in the pros, but light feet, easy knee bend and brawler's mentality check a lot of scouts' boxes...Uses core strength to overpower and pancake opponents...May not have elite arm-length but quicks make up for this...Comp: Gary Zimmerman

PFW - Very tough and competitive/looks to punish opponents...Good size with very good athletic ability....Physical run blocker...Quick set in pass pro...quick hands/strong punch...Can move-slide-recover...Looks to finish every play...May have been best OT in draft until suffering knee injury...Pro Bowl potential...Medical (knee)...

Combine: Forty: 5.05

BP: 26 ...VJ: 34.0...BJ: 112...SS: 4.63...3C: 7.83

2 Mike McGlinchey OL24 OT x Notre Dame rSr 6080 309 xx

USA Today - A number of NFL offenses have been plagued by poor offensive line play, so it’s safe to assume that a slew of front offices will be looking towards the draft to improve their talent deficiencies in the trenches ...One of the top names on every list should be McGlinchey, an impressive prospect who has the build and athleticism to project as a left tackle at the next level. Uses his quick feet to effectively protect the edge. Technically sound overall.

Lindy's -Has wide base and NFL frame...Started each of 39 most recent games for Fighting Irish..Matt Ryan's cousin...Above average athlet for position but relies too much on reach, punch and upper body strength...Struggles vs. speed edge rushers....Tardy pass sets, late to mirror, forgets his feet...average arm length...overeager in run game...

PFW - Ranks #1 - "The type of player you want on your team and in your locker room."..."a winning LT in the NFL but a Pro Bowl -level RT."...Tall and long with the frame to carry 320...Good to VG athlete with quick feet, COD, body control, and bend...tough, competitive and physical...looks to finish on every play...top run blocker who can knock opponents off the LOS...Natural bender...sets quickly in pass pro..Quick hands (keeps them inside)...well-coached...Very durable...Has trouble ith wide speed...too many false starts in 2016...Looked uncomfortable on left side.

Combine: Forty: DNR

BP: 24 ...VJ: 28.5...BJ: 105

4 Tyrell Crosby OL09 OT x Oregon Sr 6050 309 xx

USA Today - Crosby possesses the versatility and skill-set NFL teams are looking for in an offensive line prospect.....Long-armed prospect with ideal size - has the raw strength to be a quality starter at the next level. Physical player with a mean streak...Oregon offense makes it difficult to fully evaluate Crosby as an OT prospect...On tape, he appears to be an average athlete & may benefit from a move to the interior.

Lindy's - Intimidating girth and power in the run game where he simply rag-dolled opponents...Absolute mountain of a man...played LT (& deserves to stay there)...Impressive initial quickness and balance (waits for defenders - including edge rushers - to come to him....Has "anvils" for hands...Medical Issue (left foot fracture)...Cited him for his "intangibles" (Changed jersey numberin Las Vegas Bowl from #73 to #58 as a tribute to those killed in the Mandalay Bay shooting)...

PFW - VG natural size, length and strength...Has the feet, athleticism and COD to play in space well...can pul and trap...Quick off the ball for both run and pass...Natural bender...Medical (foot)...Gets after it and is an aggressive finisher...Should start as a rookie.

Combine: Forty: 5.23

BP: 17 ...VJ: 30.0...BJ: 105...SS: 4.77...3C: 7.89 ...

5 Martinas Rankin OL36 OT x Miss State rSr 6050 305 xx

USA Today - One of the top junior college recruits in a country two years ago/ quickly became one of the best blockers in the SEC (a conference loaded with talented defensive lineman). Rankin has experience at center, but his value at the next level will be at left tackle, where he has quality starter potential....Ideal size and length for a tackle prospect/ technique is strong and consistent. Versatility will only help him in the NFL, but he’s one of a handful of strong tackle prospects in this class, following up last year’s dismal group.

Lindy's - Went from no-star HS recruit to one of the better LT's in college FB...Held his own vs. Myles Garrett in 2016...Balanced athlete with snap-to-step quickness...Lacks elite length or movement skills...Not an overpowering player...still learning...versatile skill-set....explosive upper body...efficient puller...

PFW - Ideal athlete for LT and a natural bender...Good size...very athletic...light on his feet...Good base...productive run blocker...needs to improve hand-use...Improved awareness and physicality since 2016...:

Combine: Forty: DNR

BP: 24

14+ Joseph Noteboom OL27 OT x TCU rSr 6050 309 xx

Lindy's - Forty consecutive starts...Smart and intriguing tackle who might be best suited for zone schemes due to his high-cut frame (poor knee bend) and ordinary core strength...Light feet andf snap anticipation...quick thinker on field...Experience at LT and RT... not physically intimidating...gets the job done but lacks nasty demeanor coaches love.

PFW - Frustrating to evaluate....Played at 315 - 320 during the year, but showed up at the Senior Bowl at 306 ...Impressive height and length...Had trouble anchoring at the Senior Bowl.....Consistently late off the ball...Does not play with power...Needs technique work...better suited at RT or guard.

Combine: Forty: 4.96

BP: 27 ...VJ: 24.0...BJ:102...SS: 4.44...3C: 7.65...

14+ Dolton Risner x OT x K-State rSr 6050E 300E xx

PFW - NA:

 

14+ Will Richardson OL37 OT x NC State xx 6060 306 xx

Lindy's - Massive frame...Long arms, large hands and good core strength....Very little tape because he missed a lot of time due to suspension, illness and injury...But in finall 11 appearances, he didn't allow a sack or QB pressure...Frame suggests better suitability as a guard...Suspensions and further concerns about maturity earlier in his college career worth further investigation...

PFW - NA:

Combine: Forty: 5.26

BP: NA ...VJ: 31.5...BJ: 108...SS: 4.83...3C: 7.80 ...

10 Jamarco Jones OL17 OT x Ohio State xx 6040 299 xx

USA Today - Still largely flying under the radar/will have a chance to showcase his stuff at this year’s East-West Shrine Game. Deep tackle class could make him a bargain in the middle rounds....A well-built prospect who possesses excellent length for the position...something of a late bloomer. Put out quality film in 2017, showing the kind of progression the pros will want to keep seeing at the next level...

Lindy's - Ohio State is at the head of an OT pipeline....Jones isn't a dominating blocker but gets in the way...Athletic feet and wide base in pass pro...Rarely beaten by edge speed..."One of the most intelligent guys I've ever been around" - OL Coach Greg Studwara...Lacks pop in his punch...can resort to grabbing when beaten....

PFW - Good athlete with quick feet...but just doesn't finish blocks...Plays mostly from a 2-point stance...needs to get stronger and more physical...will need time to develop...likely to be overdrafted.

Combine: Forty: 5.50

BP: NA...VJ: 24.0...BJ: 102...SS: 4.99...3C: 8.32 ...

6 Brian O Neill OL29 OT x Pitt xx 6070 297 xx

Lindy's - Average length/maxed out frame...Technique a work in progress (head-ducker)...Needs to improve his mechanics and play-strength...NFL level athleticism/flexible hips. Physical traits help him recover from inevitable mistakes...Durable...Only 3 years of OL experience...Doesn't always match the power or nastiness of defensive opponent....

PFW - Did not miss a game...Tough guy with nice initial quickness - plays an aggressive game...Young...loses anchor when he gets tall...Young...Can set wide and cut off wide speed but needs to get a bit stronger...Will probably start out at RT and eventually play on the left side.

Combine: Forty: 4.82

BP: 22...VJ: 29.5...BJ: 107...SS: 4.50...3C: 7.14 ...

11 Alex Cappa OL04 OT x Huboldt St xx 6060 305 xx

USA Today - One of this year’s early small-school favorites (who) proved he belonged with top competition during Senior Bowl practices. Raw but talented blocker with the frame and length to be an NFL starter...Has all the physical tools teams are looking for in a tackle ...some may view Cappa as a late-round project, but his performance in Mobile proved he’s ready to make an immediate impact at the next level....Bbarely scratching the surface of his lofty potential.

Lindy's - Man among boys in Great NW Athletic Conference...Routinely tosses and pancakes opponents...Drives defenders off LOS...Some technical issues cropped up at Senior Bowl...but aggressive nature compensates for mechanical flaws..Sometimes loses leverage battles/may be too tall to play guard.

PFW - Interesting prospect...Adequate size,but has the frame to get much bigger...Plays with bend...totally dominated his level of competition...Needs to get 10 - 15 lbs heavier.....Very raw but physical traits are very good - enough so to possibly get him overdrafted...

Combine: Forty: 5.39

BP: 24 ...VJ: 26.5...BJ: 97...SS: 4.84..3C: 8.04 ...

9 Desmond Harrison OL14 OT x West Georgia xx 6060 292 xx

USA Today - Harrison is among a group of sleeper prospects hailing from small-school programs. An injury kept him from participating in the Senior Bowl, and while a light weigh-in may have had some concerned, Harrison is back up near 300 pounds. Dominant performer (“level of competition” concerns will be the least of his worries). Multiple suspensions resulted in Harrison’s exodus at Texas - he’ll have to convince NFL teams he won’t be an off-field headache at the next level....Could be a steal - but that’s a big if.

Lindy's - Complicated prospect - Off-the-charts raw athleticism and God given ability but nowhere NFL-ready...Flexible hips...never allows edge rushers to wrap up his outside shoulder...but character issues (drugs etc) are major concerns ("More baggage than a Boeing Super Jet")....Older prospect with a history of injury issues.

PFW - Good height and length...dominates level of competition...Frame can carry 305 - 310 lbs...Quick, fast and agile...Very good in space...Got thrown off Texas team after 7 games there...Didn't play for two years...Natural size but lack of time in the weight room is evident..."If this year's OT class had enough depth, he wouldn't get drafted."...Could get picked late. Lots of upside but maybe not worth the hassle.

Combine: Forty: 4.90

12 Brandon Parker OL30 OT x North Carolina A&T xx 6080 305 xx

USA Today - One of many small-school sleepers in this year’s OL class...Used an impressive week of practice at the Senior Bowl to prove he can hang with top competition. Massive blocker with long arms and a solid combination of athleticism, balance and technique (who) turned more than a few heads down in Mobile. Rarely penalized/often dominated (whomever was) lining up against him. Could be a Day 3 gem for a team willing to be patient while he develops his impressive skill set.

Lindy's - Small college prospect who impressed Senior Bowl week...Prototypical size (wing span and arm lengthj)...Looks the part of a LT...Length and leg-drive should make him an effective drive-blocker...Heavy footed with good but not elite initial get-off...But not the sum of his parts (can get fundamentally lazy)....

PFW - Good height and length...quick pass pro setup to counter wide speed...Strong Senior Bowl Week...Played at lower level of competition...high-cut...doesn't always play with bend...too straight-legged...Just needs to develop.

Combine: Forty: 5.40

BP: NA...VJ: 28.5...BJ: 113...SS: 4.68...3C: 7.82 ...

14+ Nick Gates OL12    

Nebraska

  6050 307  

PFW - NA:

Combine: Forty: 5.46

BP: 20...VJ:24.5...BJ: 94...SS: 4.68...3C: 7.61 ...

14+ Andre Dillard x     Washington St   xx xx  

PFW - NA:

Combine: Forty: DNR

BP: NA...VJ: 28.5...BJ: 113...SS: 4.68...3C: 7.82 ......

13 Toby Weathersby OL45 OT x LSU xx 6040 317 xx

Lindy's - Balanced big man...not a bully/ could dial up the competitive drive...feel for stunts and blitzes...could have benefitted from another year in college...Blunt emotional player who'll need to mature quickly...Handled adversity well (family members were Houston flood survivors)...

PFW - NA:

Combine: Forty: 5.35

BP: 28...VJ: 24.5...BJ: 106...SS: 5.38...3C: 8.55 ......

 

 

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