Good hand movement, good motor, seems a lot like Jordan Hill to be honest.
Good penetrator against the run, but doesn’t seem to have much anchoring capabilities
That’s exactly what I was going to say.
I like his leverage initially, but stands up as he gets going. Moves well laterally. Nice vision. Doesn’t have the best first step and sometimes seems almost hesitant like he’s reading the play as opposed to penetrating.
This kid is a 1st rounder if he gets off the ball quicker. His motor, power, and hands are what really pop out for me. I watched the tape against GT as well, but he is pretty much abused by the Center’s awkward low pads/cut block.
The Jordan Hill comparison is pretty close. Jernigan looks faster and a lot stronger, but plays with the same innate make-ya-miss inside. Also listed at a more ideal 3-tech size at 6’2″ 300. I think Hill was a slightly better tackler and played with better leverage. Definitely a guy to watch next year.
I love the swim move that he uses. It always seems to get him off of those single blocks. But that’s the problem, he wasn’t doubled that often, and when he was he couldn’t really get anchored. That said, he’s great at penetrating the pocket and giving other players the chance to make the sack. He didn’t get many himself, but he gave opportunities on at least three different occasions.
Rob, way OT, but, congrats on the impending 1st RD pick (or Premier League star, your choice)!!!
You’ll miss sleep, alone time with your wife and socializing with friends, but those tiny little people are worth it!
The interviews I’ve heard with Dan Quinn indicate he is big into good use of hands for DTs whether it’s hand fighting or swatting down balls. I think he’ll definitely be looking for that in DTs in the future.
Off topic, it looks like you were right about Matt Flynn. Although not conclusive (we’ll see what happens when the season starts), the following report certainly suggests that Flynn lies far closer to your assessment than mine.
If we’re profiling DT’s, and the Seahawks end up bringing pass rush from the SLB, I think it re-opens the talk about putting a big buy at the 3-tech. As far as prototype 1-techs go, Daniel McCullers out of Tennessee is nasty.
6’8″ 350, I don’t think he’s quite Star Lotulelei yet with Star’s dominant snap anticipation, but he looks like a man amongst boys against Missouri. He also had a decent game against Alabama taking up double teams predominantly between Barrett Jones and Chance Warmack.
I was high on McCullers last year, but didn’t watch much tape after Rob mentioned he wasn’t coming out until this year. I can’t wait to go back and check him out some more.
I seem to remember him being extremely raw and under experienced. Like he was Juco transfer or something..
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