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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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no , po

Be careful out there CM…

We need all the Phin fans we can get. LOL

PO,90% of the people are cool, 8 percentent are cool cause they dont want to be arrested, the other 2% you need to keep your hand on your weapon.......

Work has me sleep deprived but,...
Have to agree with NJPHINfan on this one Mark in Toronto, Torbor is a better ILB's than Ayodele however slight. Torbor fits the system IMO much better and Ayodele was rated one of the worst in not the worst LB this season. Channing Crowder was not far behind.

If I had a dream about the draft it would be to trade a packaged deal: Peezy and Corwder to SF 49ers and our 12th pick in the first and a 6th round pick. For their 16th pick in round 1, their 49th pick in round 2 and their 141st pick in round 5. Dolphins sign Dansby and draft Broandon Graham with the 16 pick. Pick up a ILB at pick 44 and a TE/NT at 49th pick.
Then again I'm so frkn sleep deprived and I have one last meeting and I'm hiting the hay here about hour, that I may wake up tomorrow and say what the hell did I just write? lol
You got to have a dream...
All right I'm out have this meeting and I'm hitting the pillow. Good night Dolphin nation lets see what happens when i wake up late tomorrow.

9MM, 40CAL OR Old school 357mag?

Kinda like a date............

2% is enough though....

LOL..... 9 mm to be exact, 15 shoots in less then 7 seconds, luckly its been holstered for 17 years bro....and your right 2% is way to much......

Though I sustained a shot in my kidney three years ago I'am still going STRONG.....

I am in the 8% that is cool because they dont want to be arrested

Got a Glock 17 from way back in 93,

Cover fire! 17 Rounds, lol

Its all about the ammo....

TPD Likes the 40.

Dude, you can have that job....


lol @ carlito.

Hope you can retire soon CM.

To many crazy f*cks in this world to do what you do, IMO.

Po White Trash

"Just act normal dude!"

PO, If I Had my way.........never mind bro you would'nt like it.....carlito LOL.....

lol carlito!

CM Sounds like you got one problem....


@44 U ought to know better.
World is past saving.

Might not like it but do want to hear it...

I dont judge, to old for that...

PO, IF you have "1" shot make it count, my mistake was hesitating\ and I lost a Kidney bro..Took a year off recovering, wasnt fun as you can imagine...

Cuban Menace (pulled me over): How long have you been in New York Mr. Carlito?

Carlito: A week. I mean a day.

Cuban Menace: Well which is it? A week or a day?

Carlito: A Weekday

Cuban Menace: Sir, can I please see you license?

Carlito: Whuuut?

Cuban Menace: Your license sir, Where's your license?

Carlito: Its back there on the bumper man....

Again ILOL At Carlito.......

You're line o business, a heart is a Detriment...

You gotta be like John Wayne in "The shootist"

Sounds corny but it is the truth.

To be a cop is a contradiction.

Cuban Menace: No, I mean your DRIVER'S license.

Carlito: Oh yeah, I got the back here man...

Hey I thought'a somethin' really funny, man... Your mother!

Cuban Menace: (to Po White Trash Sir, what's your name?

Carlito: uuhhh... Isn't in on the license, man? Yeah, that's it! Carlito, man, that's my name...

Cuban Menace: (To Po) Sir, what's your name?

Carlito: Whut? I told you my name, man!

Cuban Menacer: (To Po White Trash) Sir... what's YOUR name?

Carlito: (To Po White Trash) Hey man! The dude wants to know your name, man!
[Po White Trash vomits onto the floor of the car]

Carlito: Uuhhh - His name is RAALLLPH, man!

LOL Cheech.....


Sh*t man Thats Vodka!



Good god Gentileman what ere we talking about??

Cant say in front of the cop...

Lookin ta score a sack..

Talkin about life being a crazy thing.

PO, Now I know your not Joey Porter..

Go Pats,

Because a car is much faster than a cart pulled by 2 donkeys


That was quick CM!

Glad you're that sharp.

Thats why you're you still around.

Thats why you're still around.

Good night ya'll.

Now im gonna worry bout ya CM, G*d damn it!

If you only knew where that was comming from...

Funny life is.

Joey Porter Sucks By the way.................

Dont worry PO. I myself bid ALL THE DOL:PHIN FAITHFUL, Have a "PHINTASTIC" nite...

Tnphinfan. i just got in. I really don't appreciate you making BS ! accusations of me being bobbyd12 or anybody else . I have f'n better things to do than impersonate bobbtd12 or you. For the record , i didn't correct your grammer or typo's . God knows my knows my typing is terrible. i corrected you on a sentence in which you clearly stated to bring a FA to compete with PORTER not wake like you said . You corrected it and i left like that. You still keep bringing this BS up. GEEZ!!

NJ, You forgot,Thanks for dropping by......:)

Where are all our new crazies?

OH YEAH MENACE , thanks for stopping by :)

You DA MAN BRO.... PS PLEASE STOP THE SLEET................

Menace , we're going to get a little something but further down south is going to get pummeled with almost 2 feet of snow.

NJ, I was simply answering a posters question. The FA Porter Wake comment was a sentence structure nightmare. I thought you were the one poking fun at me with the fake posts. Excuse the hell out of me for trying to have a little fun with it. lighten up dude! life is too short to get upset over such insignificant dung.

Ok guys,

Who will go first Hoey Porter or the Gerbil

New name for Joey...

Baby Huey Porter

TNfinfan, you're the one that needs to lighten up. You were getting upset that somebody was impersonating you and you made false accusations saying i was bobbyd12. Look , i get impersonated on here all the time and could care less , This a freaking blog and nobody knows who you are anyway but those are trolls and i ignore them. You seemed like a guy you can talk to and then you threw false claims about me . i guess i was wrong. I'm done with this anyway.

Super bowl prediction, INDY 34 NO 27.

My heart says NO but My brain says INDY.

For the record i was not upset.. i was excited I got my first stalker. I am a network engineer and spend my life building networks, servers apps and such and rarely get an opportunity to use the very stuff I create. i got interested in you guys on this blog. We got cross today on the sentence thing where you said I said something I did not think it wrote the way I wrote it. I corrected it. I thought you were funning me, so I funned back. There was a guy ranting about being stalked though.

NO wins on the madden simulation.

Tnphinfan , that " Thing " that was complaining is a perfect example of a troll. notice how ignore that ingrate ?? LOL !:)

Colts D will stop NO O more than NO D stops Colts O

Colts 38 Saints 34

Tnphinfan, i hope that comes true. Also that thing that was complaining is the biggesr stalker around.

I meant the madden outcome coming true.

The biggest something. Any idea who the herald stalker is? Sounds like SOAP story line. LOL

im waiting

they said on the radio the madden simulation predicted the last 5 out of 6 Super Bowls.

We'll see.

who ya waiting for B12

Who cares . It's only a blog . Nobody knows who each other are anyway. It"s funny.

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