Scouting the SEC: Vanderbilt
Quarterback Jay Cutler
is an intelligent passer and one of the SEC's best signal callers.
Patient in the pocket, he buys time for receivers, waiting until the last
possible second before delivering the ball.
Displaying a good feel and command of the offense, Cutler powers the ball
into receivers, throwing tight spirals and displaying zip on all his passes.
Rarely taking his eyes off the primary target, Cutler is hampered by the
offense at Vanderbilt. He should
get looks early during the draft's second day next April and is a good long term
prospect. Tight end Dustin Dunning is a solid pass catcher who gets vertical to pull the ball from
mid-air and easily makes the reception running full speed.
Possessing marginal size and playing strength, he is not much of a
blocker and will be a late round pick next year. Keep an eye on receiver Eric Davis who
should be Cutler's favorite target and will benefit from a solid senior campaign.
The team has consistently produced solid back seven defenders and outside linebacker Moses Osemwegie is the next in line. A terrific athlete who displays outstanding range and explosion, Osemwegie is quick filling gaps up the field and terrific in pursuit. Tenacious, he consistently flies around the football and is a true leader of the defense. Barely six-feet tall, Osemwegie is not a linebacker for everyone yet will be a solid middle round selection next April. Free safety Kelechi Ohanaja is a dependable defensive back that rarely makes mental mistakes. Not possessing a great upside, Ohanaja presents himself at the eighth defensive back that will be used in dime situations at the next level.