mdb1958 wrote:Prisco has us taking Obi at 19, why we would do that without trading down is beyond my understanding.
I've never actually watched him play. Have the day off, so what the hell, let's watch some film! Here’s my stream-of-consciousness scouting report while watching him play.
Poor backpedal with stiff hips, which makes sense given his height. Doesn’t do a great job of tackling and hitting, especially because he outweighs everyone and is (apparently) very fast. More of a lunge and dragger than a thumper as a hitter. Doesn’t have big hits despite being so big and fast. Does a good job of supporting the run, though, gets the ball carrier on the group. Pretty good in man coverage, used in man coverage quite a bit, you can see his corner background. Does a solid job of getting down the ball carrier in the open field. Rangy on deep throws. Sometimes a bit hesitant against both the pass and run. Doesn’t respect play action much, gets burned near every time. Based on his combine numbers I expected him to wow with athleticism, but that explosion doesn’t seem to translate on the field. Jogs a lot in pursuit. Plays high against the run and low against the pass, which is the exactly opposite of how it's supposed to be. Not always the best pursuit angles. Houston abused him all game. He tips his assignment based on his presnap footwork, which is correctable but speaks to his level of preparation. A bad blitzer. Does an excellent job of shutting down the bubble and tunnel screen game, probably the best part of his game. Doesn’t track the ball well in the air. Again lots of jogging, a bad thing to be a serial offender about. His interceptions are more a result of bad offensive play than good defensive play. The only time he uses that spectacular leaping ability to to lunge for tackles; doesn’t high point the ball in pass defense at all, leaves PBUs and INTs on the field because of it, allows TDs because of it. Again, late to respond to deep threats when covering in Cover-2.
Overall, he’s very raw. Doesn’t jump off film as very athletic. He reminds me of Stanley Jean-Baptiste, another large player in the secondary who was overdrafted based on workouts, a guy who was an enormous bust for the Saints in the second round of the 2014 draft and is now a practice squad player on the Seahawks.
If we draft this derp-a-lerp in the first round, I’ll be livid. He’s a developmental guy. I think he’s a fourth or fifth rounder by his on-field talent. I also think he has bust written all over him.
Stuff I watched:
Vs Virginia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x3Nb2UXqx8
Vs Cincinnati - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7IvtLovZMs
Vs Houston - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEXCB5akTp4
Vs USF - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ5oZU436zM
Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGvodzlFpbg
On a sidenote, that USF runner is good; he made Obi look bad a few times. Now THAT’S a guy who jumps off film. Apparently Marlon Mack is a third to fourth rounder. I would be very, very interested in him. Plus, he’s from the local school over there.
Screw Obi, draft Mack.