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Thread: hoops scoops...potential #19 pick lb ryan shazier tale of the tape...

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    I guess the main point I would make is if you put that with someone who does have instincts at lb you are probably not gonna have much issue cause of the superior athlete and that player will help him...

    But in Miamis case where there is no instincts pretty much anywhere in the unit this isn't the guy...either way not something that shows enough feel for the position for me to ever give it a 1st round grade...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hooshoops View Post
    seems like this board is very high on the ohio state lb...i hear many people pining for the heavy collegiate production and playmaking lb with our top pick...is he worth it??? does he fit the defense and should coyle covet him??? let's see what the tape says

    first thing you notice is he literally size wise looks like a safety playing lb...i mean more than 220 lbs seems like a stretch to me but i've heard he played at 225 lbs this year and well that's as heavy as i can believe...

    anyways he's 237 now and he tested off the charts at his pro day i doubt he'll play in the pros at that heavy but i guess it's fair to say you are getting a early 230 lbs in the pros and not losing anything athletically and that will help if he can maintain it...anyways back to the tape

    i don't see any inside run game read and dx everything i see with his game is post snap reaction in that regard...athlete taking over...he gets flat run over vs the downhill running game and is on his back a lot...you don't see any real lateral flow down the los he turns and sprints sideways to the ball why is that??? cause he doesnt have any presnap read and dx...he's out of position and he's late and it's the rediculous athleticism and from a flat start quick acceleration and top end speed that keeps it from showing as much at the collegiate level...

    unlike cj mosley for instance he doesnt elude 2nd level blockers very well again why is that??? it comes back to being late on read and dx...and everything clicking in his head post snap...he is a reaction lb...a post snap player at the position...

    i frankly don't like his inside run game play at all...everything if he does fill at the los is play call determined called in from the sideline...or it's post snap reaction...if the plays directly in front of him and he's clean to the ball he can make splash plays...misses tackles in space an athlete of that level should not...can overrun the play or come in too hot

    he looks best in the run game sprinting off tackle and wide and chasing the ball down from the backside where that breathtaking acceleration and closing ability pops off the screen...

    if he makes any defensive or coverage calls i didn't see it...

    his zone drop play and awareness vs the pass is average at best...doesnt really show instincts for coverage or feel for players invading his zone...depends on that quick start acceleration and top end speed to arrive with the ball or shortly thereafter...doesnt read qb eyes all that well doesnt feel his man and the qb doesnt have his eyes on the qb at all times and i don't see much feel for route combinations and scenarios

    man coverage i'm sure that level athlete if it's his primary assignment can cover but i doubt he will make many plays on the ball in coverage cause he loses the ball and the man...you just dont see a lot of natural awareness...

    what i do see that i REALLY REALLY like is his pass rush blitz play...he's got a knack for getting to the qb and as far as picking the right route there's got to be some instincts to that but there's also a ton of athleticism driving it...his delayed blitz stand still start and close to the qb is crazy...no wonder he tested so well...his explosion abilities are elite level no way around it...burst and acceleration out the nose...

    he even shows some abilities to rush wide on the edge from a 4 point stance against tackles but it's all run wide around guys stuff...doubt it will translate to the pro level...if he's clean on the edge he shoots like out of a cannon into the backfield...if you don't account for him he's gonna be in your qbs kitchen in a hurry that's for sure

    inside blitz play shows again the ability to pick clean routes and he's willing and able to thud a stay at home blocker come off and finish the play...no doubt a lot about that explosion and rediculous quick acceleration despite lacking lead in the pants...

    bottom line is while i love the athlete and there's zero doubt he can be an effective blitz lb in the pros and in coyles scheme the all post snap reaction in every facet of the running game and the lack of awareness and instincts vs both the run and pass i would not be happy with a 1st round pick here...miamis biggest issue at lb isn't lack of athleticism it's lack of awareness for the position and instincts and too many post snap reactionary players...i don't see how ryan shazier would change that
    Couldn't have said it better my man. His stock rose from offseason workouts, not his play on the field. Incredible athlete.....nobody is denying that.....and his athleticism has lead to a nice highlight reel. However, digging into play after play of game tape and you see his flaws. He is not an instictive athlete, struggles at the point of attack getting off blocks, and hesitates too much inside against the run. I was surprised to see him struggle on the outside in space against WRs in that Clemson game. I mean yes, it is Sammy and Martavis but those are the types of guys you will see in the NFL. If you draft him, you need to put him in a freelance system at the weak side where he's allowed to attack the QB and hunt things down from the backside.

    By the way, Sammy might be my favorite player in this draft. That kid is so good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PSU Cane View Post
    Couldn't have said it better my man. His stock rose from offseason workouts, not his play on the field. Incredible athlete.....nobody is denying that.....and his athleticism has lead to a nice highlight reel. However, digging into play after play of game tape and you see his flaws. He is not an instictive athlete, struggles at the point of attack getting off blocks, and hesitates too much inside against the run. I was surprised to see him struggle on the outside in space against WRs in that Clemson game. I mean yes, it is Sammy and Martavis but those are the types of guys you will see in the NFL.

    By the way, Sammy might be my favorite player in this draft. That kid is so good.
    What's your thoughts on cj Mosley and Kyle van noy...van noys solb in a 43 all the way to me and with misi here unless he was moved to mike which is a move I would not make cause he doesn't have the read and dx to play it at a high end I don't see the fit...there's no way I'd try to get away with van noy as a wolb...

    Very good player good instincts but not if misis here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hooshoops View Post
    What's your thoughts on cj Mosley and Kyle van noy...van noys solb in a 43 all the way to me and with misi here unless he was moved to mike which is a move I would not make cause he doesn't have the read and dx to play it at a high end I don't see the fit...there's no way I'd try to get away with van noy as a wolb...

    Very good player good instincts but not if misis here...
    Ireland just resigned Misi so he will be here for at least another year....
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    Nice write up hoops. I love these threads! Who is next?


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    Quote Originally Posted by where's th'fish View Post
    The graveyards are full of GMs who pick athletes over football players. No thank you.
    That was Irelands fatal flaw. Metrics over instincts.

    Misi - Mosely - Jordan/Ellerbee

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    Hoops, you always have things to say worth reading. However, for longer posts like these, could you perhaps take more time to write them better? It's not as easy to follow without caps and with all... the... ellipses... Did you write this thread from your phone or something? Not trying to be grammar police, just asking a favor for the future. I still enjoy your posts.
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    Good write up, hoops. I think you bring up some legitimate points, but (as you're aware), I don't agree with your conclusions.

    I'd start with instincts. When Shazier is playing downhill, his instincts are top-notch. When it comes to shooting gaps, he's a 10/10. I've said it before, but this aspect of his game reminds me of Junior Seau. Elite explosion and an innate feel for shooting the gap. So when I see elite instincts in one area but only good instincts in another area, I'd want a reason for the disparity. Shazier has only been playing LB's full time for two years. He came to Ohio State (with Myer) as a DE. Mosley played LB in high school, and he played all four seasons at Alabama. I think he's still adjusting to the position, but once he's as comfortable in space as he his penetrating, I think you'll see those instincts translate. I haven't taken a count, but based on my viewings, Shazier has to deal with many more O-linemen than does Mosley. When Shazier isn't blocked, he's basically automatic. He's too athletic. But as I said, teams put an emphasis on getting O-linemen to Shazier - sometimes double teams. Despite this, and despite his relative lack of experience, he outproduced Mosley.

    I think you're nitpicking a dominant player and athlete. When there is such a disparity in athleticism and production (as there is between Shazier and Mosley), I think you're going to have a tough time making a strong argument for the less athletic, less productive player.

    36 total tackles, 40 solo tackles, 14.5 TFL, 7 sacks, and 3 FF's - not a bad stat line, but that's just the disparity between the two.
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