Adcock and Blatnick?

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Celldweller7

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Yeah, I think these NFL scouts need to realize that our big time success this past season was not 100% because of Weeden and Blackmon.
I don't think NFL teams aren't picking Adcock because of that.

Here is an analysis on Adcock
Adcock is constantly falling off blocks and struggling to break down at the second level. He displays technique issues and teams might not want to spend the time it will take to develop his skills.
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2012/profiles/levy-adcock?id=2532784
If that's true (I dunno, I don't breakdown tape) then it makes sense why he isn't being picked.
 
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Late rounds are weird and hard to predict. For example, a guy named Richard Crawford from SMU wasn't even evaluated by NFL.com was just drafted by the Redskins.
Part of the reason its so unpredictable is because most teams look at drafting project players with a lot of upside rather than the overall best player, this late in the draft
 

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Part of the reason its so unpredictable is because most teams look at drafting project players with a lot of upside rather than the overall best player, this late in the draft
Indeed. All it takes is one scout or gm to really "like what he sees" in a guy to get drafted in the late rounds. They are all getting minium contracts with no guarantees. In a sense, the teams are playing with house money in the last couple of rounds.
 
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Another scout's take:
"Technically very sound in his kick slide, dragging his inside foot and reaching with his outside, but lacks the sudden foot speed or redirection skills to handle dynamic rushers off the edge. For that reason, Adcock will be asked to play guard at the next level; his patient, technician-like use of his hands should pay dividends with the position switch, as he only struggled with speed rushers at left tackle. Has a top heavy, barrel chested, v-shaped build and less than ideal arm length (33 inch arms), but gets the most out of his initial punch and reach... With his thick build, stiff hips, and limited athletic ability, Adcock may never develop into a solid starter, but his power, mean streak, and versatility will make him a valued utility lineman that can contribute at multiple positions."

Seems like it's the limited upside/athletic ability to me
 
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I remember hearing a lot of talks during the season about our line being a great pass blocking team, but being a below average run block team. Couldn't get to the second level, couldn't establish certain blocking schemes, etc. Not sure if this played a factor.
 

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Really nice to see these guys get calls and agree to terms immediately after the draft. At least we know they were on the radar.