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Back to the Senior Bowl scouting report: OG

Before we were inundated with Joey Porter venom, this blog was busy breaking down the talent at the Senior Bowl, courtesy aspiring NFL scout Chris Cordero of Miami.

Cordero was a huge hit in my opinion and I hope you agree.

He scouted and sent abbreviated reports for OLBs, ILBs, WRs-TEs, and FS. And yet something out there continues to suggest the Dolphins may look at filling their RG position.

Donald Thomas faded badly at year's end. Nate Garner was a surprise but he seems better suited as the swing G-T than the fulltime starter. So it is possible the Dolphins look at their interior line to fill the last remaining gap of their $156 million offensive line.

Therefore, today we give you a look at the interior offensive linemen Cordero saw at the Senior Bowl:

1. Mike Iupati - 6-5, 325 lbs - Idaho

Team Numbers: Idaho was 45th (out of 120 in the country) in rushing offense; 12th in passing in NCAA Division 1-A (it will ALWAYS be Divison 1-A to me)



-Massive man with long arms and great natural athleticism that have some thinking he can play Offensive Tackle

-Powerful and Nasty - does not stop until the whistle blows and put more than a few guys on their rear like Michael Neal of Purdue and D'Anthony Smith of Lousisiana Tech

-Has a great work ethic and always give maximum effort

-Locks on to a defender and his long arms and strong hands make it difficult for them to get off his block

-Has a quick first snap and very good lateral quickness - is able to get to the 2nd level on his blocks; and also pulls well



-As a guard - he has few weaknesses; his technique can get inconsistent

-Tried at tackle - and needs work there as it is not natural for him - yet....

-English is 2nd language - but you could see him yukking it up with some of the other OL and communication shouldn't be an issue


Overall Analysis:

It is rare that you find Offensive Guards that you would take in the 1st Round - but this guy is special. Seeing all the money invested in the Offensive Line; I highly doubt that the Dolphins would select him - even in a scenario where they trade down from the #12 pick. He will be dominant, and I find it hard to say about college Offensive Linemen; but with his natural tools and work ethic, don't doubt this guy. With proper coaching could be a very good NFL tackle - but I wouldn't move him out of the Interior.


2. Vladimir Ducasse - 6-5, 326 lbs - Massachussetts

Team Numbers: Massachussetts was 44th (out of 120 in the country) in rushing offense; 29th in passing in NCAA Division 1-AA (again, I'm not down with the FCS title)



-Another massive human being (notice a theme here?) has long arms and a strong base to anchor against defenders.

-Very nimble and agile for his size; shows good footwork.

-Is quick off the snap (someone pointed out that it looks like he is jumping the snap - but don't only defenders jump the snap?).

-Very good, explosive first step when run blocking.

-When he locks on a defender and gets his hands on them - is dominant.

-Aggressive, tough and wants to succeed.



-Played against a lower level of competition and could need time to adjust to speed and power (this showed some in the practices).

-Needs work on his technique due to lack of experience.

-Gets too upright at times at the snap and allows defenders to get into him.

-Played mostly Left Tackle in college; but will still struggle some against speed rushers.


Overall Analysis:

Keeps on moving up draft boards, some have him in the 2nd - but I see him as a 3rd-4th Rounder; but could also see him going earlier than that to a team that needs OLine help. Would be a good value in the 4th for the Dolphins and help solidify the guard position. Most of his weaknesses are technical and can be corrected with good coaching - has answered some questions against how he would handle better competition at these practices. Another player who seeked out coaching and seemed to improve as the practices went along.


3. John Jerry - 6-5, 332 lbs - Mississippi

Team Numbers: Mississippi was 32nd in rushing offense; 57th in passing in NCAA Division 1-A



-Another huge individual with long arms and a wide body; would block out the sun - but Terrence Cody did that in these practices.

-Has terrific strength at the Point of Attack and will knock defenders back at the snap with his initial punch.

-Gets good extension and drive on his blocks.

-Moves decently in space and can get around and pull for the most part.

-Had MANY a pancake block in these practices.

-Did a good job of letting the speed rushers come to him when lined up at Offensive Tackle.



-Has had conditioning issues and tires out occasionally (has improved as he weighed 350lbs at the start of the season).

-Is not as quick or agile as the two above prospects.

-Trouble moving laterally.

-Lunged at some blockers allowing defenders to get by him; leaned into his blocks occasionally.


Overall Analysis:

Another player that will move up draft boards after this week. I see him going about the same as Ducasse; 3rd-4th Round - but again wouldn't be surprised if he went earlier than that as Offensive Line is such a difficult position to fill and guage in the NFL. The Dolphins took a liking to him - as Mando mentioned - and if he is there in the 4th, don't be surprised to hear his name called by them. If he keeps his weight under control he could be very good.


HONORABLE MENTION: The Offensive Tackle position was rather weak in the Senior Bowl with Ciron Black of LSU and Selvish Capers of West Virginia looking good for 3 plays and then terrible the next. Matt Tennant, Center out of Boston College is tough and mean but a little light for the style of offense the Dolphins run. Mike Johnson out of Alabama might have been the next best interior prospect and helped pave the way for Heisman winner Mark Ingram - he also has an intimidating presence. The other linemen were rather non-descript, with a lot of them changing positions from what they played in college.



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Pick another name and lay off NJ.

There is your answer.

Posted by: Po White Trash | February 04, 2010 at 06:37 PM

you said a mouth full, i realize now that its not nj, it the blog in general. if you make a new name altogether and someone is able to sign in under it, it cant be nobody but employees of the herald or mando.

chalupa if you know all that then you should know my name!! if i told you a name would you still know if its me or not

You are just drawing fire like Kevin Costner on that horse in the first Scene in Dances With Wolves!

i sooo stupid , i imbecile . someone call me , please.

New Thought to ponder:

Re-sign Chad Pennington. Penny be QB#3. Thigpen QB#2 and Henne QB#1.

What would you do with Pat White? Cut/Trade/NewPosition (WR)?

May not be realistic just a discussion topic.

pwt i see your point. its slow no dolphins to see play till next season, had fun but i want reply anymore after today. i promise!! i'll sit back and read all the bs that goes on in hear! and see how many people start see the bs for themselves!! since i've started blogging in here, its been a joke!! i believe this site has 20 members and a whole bunch of screen names to make it seem interesting!like beating the porter issue for 4 straight days!!! but whatever


Beat ya to that one @ 5:53pm

Good question....

But just sayin.

This guy stop the madness/now you see/ steal this name is one disturbed crazy moron.

Glad I could help.....

I going to cry , i can no take this no more. i go to play with myself. if you want to join me call for good time at 1-800-stop the madness i need fat butt men. thanks


Interesting thought. Pennintong resigning and #3 QB does not waste a roster spot on gameday and provides and provides on field leadership.

I would try to trade white and move on. It is a long shot for him to be effective under center and durable enough to be effective.

As much fun as the wild cat was I think our QB needs to be in the game to develop a rhythm.

How many times last year did Henne seem to get into a rhythm and then comes the Wildcat?

Pat White is a complete mystery, Parcells loved him and if they wanted h in a diferrent position wouldn't they have tried that last year??? I thought his relatives were going to collect on his NFL life insurance after that hit he took vs. Pittsburg..I really have no clue about his value to this team

sorry typo: and then here comes the wildcat

I have no idea what the answer is.

The wildcat is on Life-support, the only use it will have next year is against smallish sized defenses. IMO

i dont think the wildcat is dead, i think we need to find a way to pass effectively from it

B12, Who is gonna pass IYO?

Thanks TNPhinFan (NJ) for correcting my grammar.

could you assist me at work too?

PO, now u have alot of teams running it though...it can be a very effective weapon but like u said, it didn't allow Henne to get into a rythm and he had to come in on a lot of third and long yardage

Some idiot using my name now

i think thats what white was supposed to come in and do, but it didnt happen like that this year

I'm not playing these games with some f'u''c"n douch"bag tonight, have a good night Po, NJ , Carlito and Menace

We need to put the wildcat on the shelf and develop our offense. IMO the Wildcat worked initially because it succeeded in running clock and helped us protect the defense from being exploited.

why do you think thats nj tnphinfan?

Stop the madness,

I know what yout talking bout if nobody else is gonna admit it i will. I only have one question...who is the freak in his momma's basement that always uses theses things to tell the world he likes hairy butts. Imagine his keyboard...yuck

Man, someone is on a mission to F*CK this blog up wholesale......

Way ta go dude.

I guess revenge is sweet.

And to the PUS"Y using my name..all it takes is a friend at the Herald and an IP Adress and I'll be posting ur personal info in this blog..try me as"hole


I mean no offense by this but what is your Gender?


If the wildcat isn't dead it should be. its not fair to take Henne out on 1st and or 2nd down and then ask him to complete a pass on 3rd and 9...let the kid play

and dont worry about suing me or the herald, its legal

bobby12 (if that is you),

I think it is NJ because we had a few words about sentence structure and typo's. Just makes since. If it is someone else that read the blog, then they have way too much time on their hands.

100% male bobbd12.

mom thought the spelling was orginal back then


that was from PO

ohhh...having trouble keeping up

You under 20 Kris?

Mean nothing by that just tring figure you out...

now my name color is blue. lol. Thanks to my stalker for bringing that to the blog's attention. Until the stalker posted the question and I discovered the answer, I never realized what joy my name in blue would bring. I can sleep better knowing I have people looking out for me!

what are u writing a book po...does anything i post sound like somebody under 20...say whats on your mind...punch line please


Know where you are comming from. lol

TN...how do u get it in blue?

Dumb question? what is the advantage to be logged in to type-pad?

kris, do you like movies about gladiators?

No punch line, you don't have to say, there is just something I cant put my finger on...

Trying to figure it out.

on the post a comment click on the TypePad hyperlink and register an account. I do not know the advantage other than the color. Maybe we will be enlightened.

I post under my orginal name...nothing to hide

Well then the interrogation is over…

You are a Dolfan and I will leave it at that.

Check PO...I am that and i will concede that you are as well

kris-A True Tale of Love & Hope.

Who ever you are; you are F*ckin Hilarious!

TN...Thanks for the info...maybe be the best advice i got all day!


That and a whole lot more...

Or less...

Depending on your point of view...

Cuban, maybe you can tell us the advantage of our names being in the color blue

You asked the question of the day CM!

I'm still tryin to figure that out...

TN, if youy post in blue, every one knows it's you, If you see a post in black it could be any Idiot posting.......

LOL. Glad you liked it Po. I couldn't resist. It got crazy in here the last hour.

If you are a real person kris, no offense :) but I think you are really CM.

Catch you guys tomorrow.

Always, It's only the Cuban if it's in blue buddy......


Start reading @ 06:43 PM, steal this name NJ..

What can you make of this?

PO, I've contacted Oliver Stone about this possible consparicy....

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