Collins runs crisp routes and displays very good hands.
He adjusts well to the ball when its in the air even if its tipped by a
defender. Despite his size he shows
a willingness to block and does so with good fundamentals.
While he is able to get separation from defenders in short, intermediate,
and deep zones he does not have great speed and relies more on solid
fundamentals to do so.
Portis does show the ability to get to the second level but he rarely
held his blocks. He looks
uncomfortable and downright clumsy in space.
Gets to the second level and drives his man off the ball.
Shows good strength and solid footwork blocking.
He is very adept at taking good angles on his man and driving him out of
Gerald Dixon/CB/4: Not
a consistent playmaker on the ball but does show some ability in that area.
He has questionable speed, although he does show a burst on occasion.
Anthony Bryant/DT/97: Huge
guy, biggest on the field. He was
used in a rotation and still appeared to wear down over the course of the game.
Shows good lateral quickness down the line and the ability to beat single man
blocking. Holds his ground versus double teams but rarely comes off of
double team blocks to make plays. He
single-handedly redirected several MSU running plays and got good penetration in
the passing game all day.
Quick off the ball and can be a very disruptive force in the
backfield. Shows the ability to
come off of blocks quickly but does not always do so. Stays within his rushing lane until RB's clear out.
Made several tackles on running plays to the opposite side of the
as tall as Kenny King. Moorhead
shows very good upfield skills against both the pass and the run, as well as
good recognition skills.
Korey Banks/CB/2: Has
trouble coming off blocks, does not breakdown when tackling.
Shows a good feel for pass coverage but he is more of a side shuffler and
rarely backpedals at all. He was
not decisive when he returned punts. He
does a very good job of staying with his man at all times though.
Haggan shows some speed to the outside but is generally to aggressive versus the
run and was unable to come off blocks for most of the game.
He does get good depth when covering the pass, but he is clearly not
comfortable in that role.
Good upfield player against the run.
Not fast and average in pass coverage.
Wraps up his man when tackling.
Terrell Grindle/WR/15: Has good hands but is not a fast player and his routes are usually rounded off.
Donald Lee/TE/84: Can block DE's in 1 on 1 situations but sometimes shows a poor effort when blocking for the running game. Has good hands and adjusts to the ball well once its in the air but he rarely runs more than 5 yards downfield. Even then he never goes deeper than 10 yards.
Slow getting to the hole and he does not protect the ball.
Rarely ran through tough contact.
Used in a rotation, average blocker.
Darnell Jones/FB/33: Finishes his blocks and punishes his man. Shows very good hands as a receiver.