The 2019

Patriots Season. 

Pats Week Sixteen. Part V.

Clemson Vs. 

Ohio State.

By TOM

Clemson is the returning Champ. However, I just have a hard time seeing how Ohio State loses this game. They have so many prospects that they can't play them all. This might be the most talented team from top to bottom I've ever seen. Just amazing depth and talent. They have more depth and talent than Clemson, which is really saying something. 

Clemson has some top talent as well. I have trouble betting against Trevor Lawrence. This is going to be a great game. Here is all the players that you need to watch to get ready for the Draft. Is anyone else dying to see Higgins vs. Okudah? I mean, Chase Young Vs. the Clemson O-line. Friggin' Isaiah Simmons against the OSU Offense. Can the Clemson secondary with three prospects stop the OSU 4-wide set of Chris Olive (the Super Sophomore), KJ Hill, Austin Mack, and Victor Benjamin. 

Or how about the Clemson O-line with four prospects Vs. OSU D-line with four Prospects as well. And can Dobbins get outside and down the sidelines with Isaiah Simmons running outside to stop him. Can the stunningly talented OSU defensive backfield with four or five prospects (Brandon White is a SS/LB who is junior not expected to declare) stop the seemingly endless supply of WRs on the Clemson roster? 

The worst news is that I have to go to a damn Christmas-play/singing-thingy in Harvard Square tomorrow night with my damn family. The damn Christmas Revels or some such crap. WTF! And I'm starting to feel sick, cough-cough. No seriously, cough-cough. I might be too sick to drive all the way Cambridge tomorrow at 8:PM on ESPN. Seriously? Why are you laughing at me? 

#11 *Isaiah Simmons- 6-4, 230, (U) 4.31, DB/LB/Sam, Rs-Jr– I think you can argue that he is the best athlete in the Draft. He certainly is the most unique athlete in the Draft. He has played LB and Safety very well. But he also lined up on the line and covered TE, WR, and RBs. I see him as a Safety, but he won the Butkus in 2019.

He looks like the best OLB in this Draft, but often lines up at ILB or the Mike and makes plays. “2019: Thorpe Award semifinalist … first-team All-ACC selection entered bowl season credited with 65 tackles, (5.0 for loss), 2.0 sacks, five pass breakups and a team-leading four interceptions in 496 snaps over 13 games (all starts).” He really completed the Transition from jack of all trades DB to Sam Linebacker this season.

He will struggle when teams run the Option right at him. He was playing OLB against A&M. Then he would line up at Cover One Safety. No a lot of guys have the size to play the Sam and the speed to play Cover One Safety. He has been reading things faster this season. 

So he is a linebacker? “It’s very fast for a linebacker, or whatever you would call his position,” Dobbins said about how Simmons plays on Tape. “He’s athletic. He’s going to be all over the place and he’s going to make a few plays. It’ll be fun to play against him.” He will also line up at Corner and cover like a CB.  

He was named the ACC Defensive player of the year. “Let him rush the passer. Let him cover a man one-on-one then spy a quarterback. Let him play half field,” Clemson LB Coach James Skalski said. “Hell, let him get out there and see if he can play a little bit of corner. He can do it all. He’s a world-class athlete, and he’s really figured out the football part.” He plays with phenomenal speed to the ball.

I mean, in four sentences in his Bio says it all. “1st-team All-ACC selection … tied for team-lead with nine tackles vs. Georgia Tech, sharing team defensive player of the week honors … recorded five tackles and a pass breakup vs. No. 12 Texas A&M … led Clemson with 11 tackles and a career-high 3.5 tackles for loss including 2.0 sacks at Syracuse, earning ACC Linebacker of the Week.” That shows his astonishing versatility and production. 

Athletic defender who transitioned from safety in 2017 to the starting nickel/sam linebacker position in 2018 and was eventually named the Butkus Award winner as the nation’s top linebacker in 2019 in only his second year at the position … enters 2019 bowl season credited with 239 tackles (26.5 for loss), 9.5 sacks, 19 pass breakups, three interceptions (including one returned for a touchdown), five forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 1,683 career snaps over 42 games (27 starts) … selected as a Preseason All-American for 2019 by Phil Steele (first-team) and Athlon (second-team).
2019: Won the Butkus Award, becoming the first Clemson player in the award’s 35-year history to earn the honor presented annually to the nation’s top linebacker … Nagurski Trophy finalist … Bednarik Award finalist … Lott IMPACT Trophy finalist … Walter Camp Player of the Year semifinalist … ACC Defensive Player of the Year … first-team All-ACC selection.

#43 Chad Smith- 6-3, 240, Will/ILB, Gr-Sr  He can line up on the Strongside and get across the field, punch off a  blocker and tackle the RB on the weak. Good feet sliding back in coverage. Special team maven his whole career at Clemson. He is likely to go on Day Three. Bounce moving back in coverage.

Nice speed to turn the corner to the RB from the ILB position. He plays a lot of ILB, which allows Simmons to roam more. He will over pursue to the weakside. Slide to the side nicely to stay in front of the RB, and makes the tackle when he breaks through the line.

He will step up to the line and  blitz, but is not very adept at that. However, he can shed the OLG, and retreat back to the RB. Nice job faking the blitz, and then hopping back to tackle the RB at the line on the screen. Very quick and instinctive LB. 

Key special teams contributor early in his career who earned a starting role as a fifth-year senior … Entered 2019 bowl season credited with 142 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, an interception, a pass breakup, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 797 snaps over 56 games (13 starts) in his career.
2019: Entered bowl season with 68 tackles (4.5 for loss), 3.5 sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 517 snaps across 13 games (all starts).

#8 *A.J. Terrell- 6-1, 190, CB- He is a terrific rusher. He will line up like an D-end and run the arc to the QB and sacked Mond on 3rd down against A&M. I admit that was very impressive. Terrell is another young DB who is more likely to stay in school than declare. We will see if the trend of Clemson defenders staying in school for their senior seasons continues in this Draft. He is not going to play the run hard. Small WR who looks like he is made of smart glue in coverage.

Great feet moving backwards. He can stay in pedal for over 10-15 yards smoothly. Likes to play off. Great job moving backwards while eyeing the CB, and angling to stay with the WR. Snaps out of pedal and burst forward when the WR breaks inside.

Nice hips swiveling late when the WR tries to run past him. He does not let WRs run past him. That is how he plays and how he uses his technique. Great burst outside and forward when the WR break out short. He can panic and bail, when the WR surprises him with a strong inside move and goes deep, and still beat him to the ball.

When he lines up in finesse press, he has some serious snap in his hips to turn and run. Nice job using his feet to angle to side and cut off the WR quick. He can really move and stay with the WR on the double move. He plays on both sides, and can stay in pedal in off amazingly deep on the QB’s left. A large reason are his elite hips that snap back in a flash. 

Entered 2019 bowl season credited with 94 career tackles (3.5 for loss), 17 pass breakups, six interceptions (returned for a total of 160 yards including a 44-yard touchdown) and two forced fumbles over 1,654 snaps in 42 games (28 starts) … started all 15 games in his first year as a starter in 2018, scoring the first points of the College Football Playoff National Championship on a pick-six … selected as a fourth-team Preseason All-American by Athlon for 2019.
2019: First-team All-ACC selection … entered bowl season credited with 26 tackles (0.5 for loss), four passes broken up, four pass breakups, two interceptions and a half-sack over 612 snaps in 13 games (all starts).

#19 Tanner Muse- 6-2, 230, SS- He moved back a little to accommodate Simmons, but he was really a strong Safety before this season. Great job stepping up and covering the Slot guy. He is another versatile athlete that can play more than one position in the Clemson secondary (SS, FS, Nickel). He is not the best Safety in this Draft, but he might be the most versatile.

They will line him up a FS, and blitz him. He has s knack for getting to the line, on the Blitz, and finding the ball carrier behind the line. It is tough for OLs to block him when he times it right from so far back. Tough run stuffer, who two OLs will try and block at the same time. You just don’t see that a lot.

They like to line him up behind twins on the QBs’ left, blitz one of the Corners, and have him pick up the deep WR. They line him up all over the place, but all most always on the Weakside, but at all three levels. Picks up the TE late sometimes, but has the speed to get back into coverage. Then he’ll drop into Cover One. 

Veteran safety who entered 2019 bowl season with 229 career tackles (9.5 for loss), 15 passes broken up, 4.0 sacks, seven interceptions for 102 yards (including a 64-yard return for a touchdown), a forced fumble and a 63-yard fumble return for a touchdown in 1,748 snaps over 57 career games (37 starts).
2019: Thorpe Award semifinalist … first-team All-ACC selection entered bowl season credited with 65 tackles, (5.0 for loss), 2.0 sacks, five pass breakups and a team-leading four interceptions in 496 snaps over 13 games (all starts).

#22 *Xavier Kelly- 6-4, 305, NT, Sr-Jr Transitioned from defensive end to defensive tackle prior to the 2018 season and entered 2019 bowl season credited with 26 tackles (2.5 for loss), 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 256 career snaps over 28 games.

2019: Entered bowl season credited with nine tackles, including a half-sack, as well as two pass breakups and a fumble recovery in 87 snaps over 10 games … recorded two tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Georgia Tech … added a tackle vs. Charlotte … registered two tackles including a half-sack vs. Florida State … contributed three tackles at Louisville … added a tackle vs. No. 22 Virginia in the ACC Championship Game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5 *Tee Higgins- 6-4, 210, WR, Clemson- They will line him up in the Slot to get the D to cover him with a Safety. He is so good at getting the inside shoulder, and when the QB throws it high to his other shoulder he can leap up and do a 180 and snag it over the Safeties head. Incredible athlete and adjustment to the ball in the air.

His height and vert make him impossible to cover the alley-oop. “A jump-ball guy,” Swinney said. “[You go high and] go down the field and just throw it to him. He had a lot to learn from a technical standpoint about the position. He’s been such a joy to coach.” He seemed to finally get it mentally late in the season.

He finished with ten TDs in the final five games. “A great accomplishment [compared] with those two guys,” Higgins said about being compared to Hopkins and Watson. “In this receiver room, we just go out there and play. [We] don’t worry about stats. If one guy is doing good, go congratulate him and keep going.” He capped the season with 9 catches for 182 and 3 TDs in the ACC Champ game.

He can run a multiple patter. He ran and stopped to look back at the QB and drew in the CB, and then broke back upfield and got open 20-yards down field. If the ball is near him he will go up and get high over everyone. He has great concentration and can make the quick adjustment to the ball in the air, as he did catching the ball was tipped at the line in front of him.

He struggled mentally

70. *Travis Etienne- 5-10, 215, #9 RB, Clemson- He has that way of hopping through the line to find the crack to slash through on short yardage. He will try to give a little chip on the D-end off play action, but he needs more impact and not whiff.

He is terrific on screens. Which is important. His weakness is that he is not a lot of help in the passing game, so anything he can do to help his QB in the passing game is huge. Great speed outside and turns the corner fast.

He looked stronger and faster against A&M, he was breaking more tackles with his legs. He has that great speed and flash so teams are going to want to see a few other aspects to take him high, like the work ethic to get stronger in the weight room. He does a good job falling forward through contact.

#74 John Simpson- 6-4, 330, OLG, Sr- Very strong. He can drive the DL up with one arm. Nice quicks to move inside to hit the late blitzer and knock him down. Nice job getting to the LB and sealing him inside. Great job doubling the DT, and sliding off to hit the ILB.

They like to run behind him on the Goalline. He can get to the blitzing LB and drive him out of the hole, and around to the outside. He will lose his balance and fall down sometimes. Good balance and smarts to shove off more than one rusher moving backwards.

Offensive lineman who played both guard positions for the Tigers in 2017 before earning the starting role  … entered 2019 bowl season having played 1,916 snaps over 48 games (27 starts) in his career … selected as a Preseason All-American for 2019 by Phil Steele (first-team) and Athlon (second-team).

2019: Outland Trophy semifinalist … first-team All-ACC selection … played 598 snaps in 12 games (all starts) prior to bowl season.

#73 Tremayne Anchrum- 6-2, 315, ORT- He is rising up the Charts. He could be a very early Day Three pick. Powerful blocker in the run game. He can drive the DE back with such power he bends back like a bow. His slide is very clunky, but he can cover some ground. He will shuffle back as well. Needs to keep his hands high and tight consistently. He will get high in slide and get knocked back with speed to power. He has to get lower in slide and move his feet more smoothly.

He will get beat by a quick move inside, but then grab shirt from the side and shove the DE to the ground. He will keep his hands too low and wide sometimes. Terrific turning inside on play action and shoving the DT back, and then shoving the LB nearly off his feet. He might have the heaviest hands in this Draft. He has good feet. He can power inside and drive the DE into the other DLs and collapse the line.

Became the full-time starter at right tackle in 2018 … entered 2019 bowl season having played 2,378 snaps over 53 games (35 starts) in his career.

2019: First-team All-ACC selection … played 704 snaps over 13 games (all starts) prior to bowl season … played 48 snaps vs. Georgia Tech in helping Clemson to its most rushing yards (411) in a season opener since 1957.

#76 Sean Pollard- 6-5, 310, OC- Terrific shotgun snapper. Consistent and quick snap. Nice power until he gets a little high. Very quick feet moving backwards. He gets low and wide when no one rushes his lane, and turns to the side and knocks guys blocks off. He will move forward to hit the LB on play action and stone him. Day Three OC who should stick.

Enrolled in January 2016 and has started at both guard and tackle during his Clemson career … entered 2019 bowl season having played 2,190 snaps over 53 games (36 starts) in his career.

2019: Second-team All-ACC selection … played 588 snaps over 13 games (all starts) prior to bowl season.

#59 Gage Cervenka- 6-3, 325, ORG, Gr-Sr- He is very tough in a phonebooth. Excellent power blocker who can collapse the DTs knees in run game. Nice job driving the DT who got him inside of him, and drive him past the QB. He has some lightness on his feet moving forward. He can move sideways in zone block quickly and strongly.

He can struggle to sustain blocks. Strong as an Ox. Terrific drive blocker. He has some agility, to get up after he was tripped, and still block the ILB. Not the niftiest moving backwards, but once he gets his hands on the DL and headbutts him the rush is done. He can be a little slow on stunt, but give a good hit and wins.

Redshirted as a defensive tackle before switching to offensive line in August 2016 … served as the backup center during the entire 2017 season before earning a starting role at guard (and one spot start at center) in 2018 … entered 2019 bowl season having played 1,346 snaps over 44 career games (21 starts) … one of the strongest members of the team, setting the program position record for bench press reps at 225 pounds (44) … in the 2019 offseason, received a 99 rating in ESPN’s PlayStation Player Impact rating for the 2018 season, the highest in the nation.

2019: Second-team All-ACC selection … entered bowl season having played 635 snaps in 13 games (all starts).

#2 J.K Dobbins- 5-10, 217, RB,– I am 100% in on him in the top of the 1st. But he does not have 4.3 speed. He might have 4.4 speed. He might be able to squat 700-pounds. But he is not a 4.3 guy. However, I am all in on him as the best RB in this Draft. Swift, Etienne, and Taylor can suck it.

Terrific slasher to the second level when Ohio State is trying to run out the clock. It is amazing how he explodes through the hole moving to his left, and then is suddenly going to the right for extra yards. Knows when to go down and stay inbounds, to keep the clock running.

His legs are too strong to believe. He can stay on his feet through contact with the best of them. He didn’t have that last year. He is so much improved this past season. He is the best RB in this Draft. Great explosive hop outside to make more than one defender miss. He gets better as the game goes on and does an amazing job pounding out the clock.

He has everything you want in an RB, including smarts, eyes and work ethic. Amazing cutback runner. Amazing balance, quicks, and feet to stay on his feet after exploding back and losing his balance with his feet machinegunning on the ground. Smart runner who knows when to reach the ball out for the 1st.

Not afraid to get low and impact the blitzer. But when he doesn’t grab shirt, the big LBs can get past him. Great job in pass pro. He can pick up the OLB blitzing and pancake him. Terrific leverage and balance blocking blitzers.

He just has such a great feel for running with the ball in his hands. He seems to make every right decision to get the extra yards, like leaping back on the goal line to get Ohio State with in seven in the Big 12 Champ Game against Wisconsin. He is such a smart runner. That move looked simple and easy, but it was the perfect move at the perfect time.
#11 Austin 
Mack- 6-2, 215, WR– Great job getting open in the Redzone, and is elusive enough after the catch to make three or four guys miss inside the ten for the big time TD. Pats could use a guy like him in the 2nd. No one in the FBS gets open in pattern more than he does. No one is quicker turning while catching the ball to run after the catch. He can make the CB fall down running a pattern in the Endzone. Very strong in pattern and can take out the CB grabbing him in pattern.

Terrific job getting open in the Slot and can break a tackle and pick up a lot of extra yards. Steady easy hands. His quicks and agility in pattern get him open coming back, and then quickly bursting upfield for the 1st. He can make the big play at the big time. Nice one cut in open field to make the first tackler miss. He has some clutch in him and can get the 1st down on 3rd down consistently, like he did to set the Ohio ST catch record.
#14 KJ 
Hill- 6’, 195, WR– Very productive Slot WR who had 177 reception the past three years. “I wasn’t here when he first got here, but K.J. has just had production throughout his career, since I’ve been here. He’s been clutch. Very-very productive,” OSU OC Day said. “If you look at the guys, and he’s not the only one, who have been in our program four or five years, you see a high level of development. There’s a lot of reasons for it. But one is because you’re going against great players every day.” He had a career high 10 TD catches so far this season.

TMIWTMIL. He knows how to draw the flag in the endzone to get 1st and goal. Amazing adjustment to the ball in the air. He lines up in the slot a lot, and they like him to go deep. Terrific outside move to get open going down the Seam.

He sure looks like an option for the Pats on Day Two. “I know individually, the stuff that people don’t see, I feel like I got better at as a player. That was a good thing for the outcome of my last year here,” Hill said. “I just feel like I did what I’m supposed to do, that’s catch the ball. The ball comes my way, I’ve got to catch it. And I did a good job with that, not even knowing I caught a pass in every game since 2016.” That’s right, he has caught a ball in every game since 2016.

Good blocker on the 2nd level but could give more effort blocking. He is a grab and look back at the play blocker. Nice job on WR screen making the first guy miss. Nice release, and he really sprint out his patterns. He has that knack for getting open on the 3rd level. Nice precise routes on Out to get open for the 1st.

#9 Binjimen Victor- 6-4, 199, WR,- He can be frustrating, but he is the most dynamic WR with the ball in his hands after the catch. He can make four guys miss in one run after the catch. Explosive and elusive talent. He is just so frustrating as a prospect. He has that elite ability to make the big play every time he touches the ball, but doesn’t run patterns to get open consistently. He averaged three catches a game.

Just when you count him out as a prospect he makes a high snag and is great running after the catch. But he is not consistent enough to play in the NFL. He has to find a way to run consistent patterns to get open. Great job catching it short and making three defenders have to tackle him. If he could just put it together mentally running patterns, he has so many elite physical gifts. He is a1st Round talent who will be a Day Three pick. He was OSU’s 4th WR last season.

#75 Thayer Munford- 6-6, 310, OLT- When he gets beat outside, he bends down low and grabs the fast rusher to slow him. It is odd, but effective. He can stay wit the OLB spinning inside and knock him off his feet from the side. He has some more agility than I thought. The OSU O-line was getting it’s asses kicked by Wisconsin in the Champ game, except for Mumford. He was solid on the QB’s blindside.
I think it all comes down too can he play OLT in the NFL. I think he can. But he is right on the line. He wins, but he doesn’t win pretty. Sometimes that make shim look like he can’t do it in the NFL. But really, all OLs win ugly. There are very few ORTs who win pretty moving backwards, and those are the best ever guys. So yes, I think he is an NFL OLT.
#73 Jonah 
Jackson- 6-4, 305, OC/OLG- He can get to the 2nd level and block the LB. He started at OLG against Wisconsin. Nice power hitting the DL and turning him outside on runs to the other side. He has some nice leverage and hands. He can squeeze through the DL, and get to the ILB grab him and pancake him at the point. Nice job pulling around the OLT and punching the OLB off balance to his is QB a lane in the Option. He has some nice heaviness in his hands.

Good balance turning and bailing when he grabs the quick rusher and ride him past the QB. Great job getting his hands on the big DT and pushing as he moves laterally, and then reengaging when he spins back, and ride him out of the rush to the other side. He will be valuable to an NFL because he can snap the ball, and play OG.
#76 Branden 
Bowen- 6-7, 325, ORT/ORG- He played both positions against Wisconsin in the Champ game (RT-RG). Great in pass pro inside at ORG. He has such nice power getting either shoulder, and pushing the DL to the other side. No trouble stepping inside and blocking the big 5-Tech in pass pro. Great job blocking through the 5-tech, and getting outside to block the OLB. He plays too high, but holds his power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2 Chase Young- 6-5, 265, EDGE- He is the second best player in this Draft behind Joe Borrow. Great second step that is like a hop after the initial skip. It is really tough to stop that skip, with his great hands destroying the blockers arms. Amazing how he can beat the OT on almost every play. And get pressure as the QB throws. He struggled to find the QB against Wisconsin, but he was finding Taylor when he ran into his area.

Wisconsin started out doubling him with the in pass pro. They ran play action at him to slow his rush. He does a good job playing the run first. When you play action the RB to his side it will slow him. Great fighting inside on runs to the other side. Great power in his hands to knock the OLT off balance backward in the rush. Amazing power in the rush.

He has such underrated strength. Amazing power to push OLT back with his hand, then shed and grab the RB with one hand and smash him to the ground. Wisconsin was doubling him with a bailing OG in the 4th. He is underrated in the run game. HE finds the RB in runs up the middle. HE made the play of the game in the Champ game by exploding outside on the edge, and tackling the sprinter/RB Taylor outside in space on 4th down to end the game. Great-great player. 

Great second step that is like a skip after the initial hop. It is really tough to stop that skip, with his great hands destroying the blockers arms. Amazing how he can beat the OT on almost every play. And get pressure as the QB throws. He struggled to find the QB against Wisconsin, but he was finding Taylor when he ran into his area.

Wisconsin started out doubling him in pass pro. They ran play action at him to slow his rush. He does a good job playing the run first. When you play action the RB to his side it will slow him. Great fighting inside on runs to the other side. Great power in his hands to knock the OLT off balance backward in the rush. Amazing power in the rush.

#3 David Arnette- 6’ 195, CB, Rs-Sr- Good tackler when his man catches it infront of him. Great job finding the RB in traffic on the 2nd level. Locked on Corner, who when laser focused can stick to his man like glue. Great speed running with WR, while is body is turned, and not in straight sprinter mode. He has great speed running with his upper body at different angles to see what he needs to see.

#9 Jashon Cornell- 6-3, 285, DT, Rs-Sr- He can rush from the inside. Nice shoulder punch Swim that can take him to the QB for the sack. Surprisingly quick get off and leads with his hands. Switches sides a lot. Not a lot of power in rush. He can get up field when he takes a shoulder with his initial burst. He can get pressure when he use his hands to free up his shirt and has a nice swim to the QB.

Plays too high sometimes. Needs lower move like a Dip and a Rip. Mostly uses leg drive to try and power the OG back. Looses balance too much because he gets high to fast after his nice blast off. Team will double him. He will fight through the double, and does a good job occupying blockers. He could slide into Day 3.

Overview: He’s a versatile, 5th-year senior who has manned both the defensive tackle and D-end positions during his career and will focus his efforts at tackle for the 2019 season. Played in 32 games. He tallied 15 tackles on the season last year, with 2 TFLs totaling 15 yards. He has 33 career tackles, 7 TFLs and 3 quarterback sacks. Got a sack for minus-7 yards in the Rose Bowl last season.
#53 Davon Hamilton- 6-4, 310, DT, Rs-Sr,- He is a big guy, who can use his hands to shed blockers with some consistency. He doesn’t have that knack for hitting the quarterback, but he causes a lot of disruption to the O-line. Nice inside power on Rip angling to the RB going outside. He has some agility, he can shove the cut blocker into the turf, recover his feet, and go and tackle the RB short of the marker.

He is a run first guy who will go to the RB every time on the Option. He has some slipperiness and got in a Sack against Indiana. He powered the OC back into the QB, and was able to grab and jump in on a Chase Young Sack. Good two-gapper who can stack and shed at the Point. They more talent on their defense than any team I have ever seen, and he got important minutes and produced a little.

Big D-end who can get upfield fast, and then cut back to sack the QB. Nice run stuffer on Dives. Nice power to drive the OLG into the QB as he throws, and force him to make a bad throw. Nice job holding the point off play action, and then shedding the blockers when he sees the QB kept it. He is a Day Three DT, who could slip into Day Two with a great off season.
#67 Robert Landers- DT, 6-1, 285, Sr– He has some giddy-up. Big guy who can turn and run with some good quicks and speed for a DL. He is built like a 3-Tech. He is an all out all the time guy, who flies around the field. Tough inside fighter who over relies on his powerful legs. He needs to use learn to use his hands much better. He could be a good one in the NFL if he can learn to attack the blocker with his hands and not just explosive leg strength.

When he uses his hands he can be a wrecking ball right in the middle of the lime. He was great against Michigan. He made blockers miss. He used his hands to shed blockers. He split blockers with his explosion. He unleashed a Swim on the OC for a Sack. He stacked and shed for a TFL. He looked like a Day Two DT.

He always seems to pop the OL infront of him back, and then gets his quick feet digging. Needs to play with arms extended more. Would love to see a dip, rip, or swim off his initial burst. His teammate love him. He hustles all over the field. He has short arms. Short and squat. He has use his hands better if he wants to play in the NFL, and that is that.

#39 Malik Harrison- 6-3, 240, LB,-  He does a terrific job sliding sideways to stay in front of the RB. He can beat the ORT to the corner, and run through him to the RB in the flat. He is a guy who sees, and can get to the ball carrier. Nice speed to get outside and tackle the WR on the bubble screen.

He gets fooled by the Option, as he has RB first responsibility. He is a Mike, but he will line up outside like a Sam or Will sometimes. He super aggressive charging into the line on Runs. He can slam into he OL, and shove him off, and grab the RB on the other side of him. It is amazing how many tackles he gets in on, with an OL twice his size trying to grab him.

He will take bad angles when they motion the TE other side. Nice run blister. He can find the RB in the hole and knock him backwards. Great speed and aggression into the hole. Good finesse blitzer off the edge. Gets to the RB short on short yardage.

#32 Tuf Borland- 6-3, 240, LB,- Terrific job hitting the RB on Dives. He can attack forward so aggressively that he gets held by the OC, and still makes the tackle. He has some clutch in him, and can make the big tackle at the big time. He a good not great season this year. Garnering 52 tackles with a Sack and an INT. He sis not have a great season. He is a Day Three LB/Special teamer. He is a great hand fighter, who has studied Karata is a four time black bet.

Overview: Tuf Borland has played in every game the past 2 seasons, 28. Missed 2018 after injuring an Achilles tendon injury. He worked on rehab throughout the summer months and by fall camp he was seeing action to the point he was named a captain of the team. His playing time increased as the season progressed and he ended up starting 11 games, finishing 3rd on the team with 67 tackles. His 9 TFLs were 3rd on the team as a 4th-year Jr.

#1 Jeffrey Okudah- 6-1, 200, CB- He is the smoothest at the line in finesse press and can barely move and stop the WRs quick footed release. “His work ethic [is his most impressive trait]. You know he’s an exceptional athlete. He’s got size (and) speed. He’s got great feet. He loves football, and he practices hard every single day,” Co-DC Jeff Hafley said. and then continued. “What separates him from other people is his mindset, and that’s what the great ones have. That’s what he does. He works.” He is the elite CB in this Draft.

He is a true shut down CB. “He’s done a good job of taking on the technique that Jeff is teaching him and embracing that,” OSU HC Ryan Day said. “I think the big thing for Jeff (Okudah) is, where are we going to go as we get into the middle of the season?” He will go top five in this Draft.

Elite feet with an elite knack for sticking with the WR’s pattern, like he knows what the pattern he is running. “Me and coach Hafley, we’ve had a really good relationship from when he came in. I think he just got me to open up more as a leader,” Okudah said. “He got me to expand my skillset, taught me some of the nuances of the position. I think Coach Hafley. He's just been so positive for my career.” He clearly took a step or two up this season.
#24 Shaun Wade- 6-1, 194, CB- Wade is getting a lot love of love in the Draft now. He is rising up the chart and will not get out of the 2nd. He is

Twitchy and aggressive QB. Likes to play off and peak into the backfield. Nice job blocking release of WR, but then will grab him. Good blitzer who can knock the RB off his feet in the hole.

He has been relegated to the 3rd Corner/Nickel role. Which becomes a bigger and bigger role each year as more and more teams become a 3-wide or 4-wide as their base defense. He will block the TE when in 2-WRs sets and not let him off the line. Very quick moving through traffic to run with the slot WR across the field.

He will give up space early, but has great recovery speed to close quick. He’ll give up a step when he miss the jam, but again he recovers quick and shuts down the WR. He will give up throws underneath as he give up space early in the pattern to throw into, but not late in the pattern. He needs to work on his pedal and technique moving back off the snap.

He is better in off than Press, but like to play a lot of finesse press, and then find his man and grab him as they run down field. He grabs shirt too much on the 2nd level.

He can fight through the pulling guard to outside and tackle the RB at the numbers on the line.. Not a lot of CBs can do that. Very strong for his size. He can set the edge against the TE. Not a good run defender at all. He locks onto the WR and miss the run, and he is not a fierce tackler.

#4 *Jordan Fuller- 6-2, 205. FS, Jr– He is there Cover One Safety. He let’s the other DBs get aggressive at the line as he protects their backs. He gets outside fast on throws deep down the sideline.

 “The whole vibe as a team has been great,” Fuller said. “I’ve just been having so much fun playing football. That’s really the main reason why I wanted to come back, just trying to leave a legacy here and have fun playing the game.”

#25 *Brendon White- 6-2, 215, SS,- He will fall back when Fuller attacks forward. He plays the “Bullet” position, which is an aggressive SS/LB position made up for him. So he has essentially been playing linebacker for OSU this season. He had surgery this past off season. He only played special teams in the first 8 games. He finally got a start against Nebraska.

They had to make up a new position for him to play. “It’s a versatile position. I can play the safety spot and I can come down and play the run with the [LBs]. I’m trying right now to learn the position as fast as possible and help my team out to win,” White said. “They said the bullet position is more like a bigger safety. “I’m probably one of the big safeties that we have, so that type of position is why they picked that for me.” He can’t play the Strong Safety anymore because of the undisclosed injury.

So he is playing up, and out of position, as an LB still recovering from the undisclosed injury that took some of his speed. “It’s definitely frustrating sometimes, but at the end of the day you have to know why you’re here,” White said. “You’re here to win games, and whether I need to play or I’m not playing I’m still here to help my brothers win games and be there for them. We always talk about the brotherhood of trust. If I’m worried about not playing, then I’m being selfish and not caring about the team, putting the team first. In order for us to win, I can’t be selfish. I have to put the team first and respect the brotherhood and respect my plays and snaps.” It is shame, because he was a star in the Bowl last year and his future was so bright that he gotta wear shades.

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Fascist is as Fascist does. Beware American. President Fredo is pulling the cowardly republican Senate closer and closer to the cliff.

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances:

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Former White House officials say they feared Putin influenced the president’s views on Ukraine and 2016 campaign.

Almost from the moment he took office, President Trump seized on a theory that troubled his senior aides: Ukraine, he told them on many occasions, had tried to stop him from winning the White House.

After meeting privately in July 2017 with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Trump grew more insistent that Ukraine worked to defeat him, according to multiple former officials familiar with his assertions.

The president’s intense resistance to the assessment of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia systematically interfered in the 2016 campaign — and the blame he cast instead on a rival country — led many of his advisers to think that Putin himself helped spur the idea of Ukraine’s culpability, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions.

One former senior White House official said Trump even stated so explicitly at one point, saying he knew Ukraine was the real culprit because “Putin told me.”

Two other former officials said the senior White House official described Trump’s comment to them.

The Ukraine theory that has consumed Trump’s attention has now been taken up by Republicans in Congress who are defending the president against impeachment. Top GOP lawmakers have demanded investigations of Ukrainian interference for which senior U.S. officials, including the director of the FBI, say there is no evidence.

Allegations about Ukraine’s role in the 2016 race have been promoted by an array of figures, including right-wing journalists whose work the president avidly consumes, as well as Rudolph W. Giuliani, his personal lawyer. But U.S. intelligence officials told lawmakers and their staff members this past fall that Russian security services played a major role in spreading false claims of Ukrainian complicity, said people familiar with the assessments.

The concern among senior White House officials that Putin helped fuel Trump’s theories about Ukraine underscores long-standing fears inside the administration about the Russian president’s ability to influence Trump’s views.

The White House did not respond to requests for comment.

The Russian Embassy in Washington declined to address whether Putin told Trump that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 campaign, saying only that information about the two leaders’ conversations is available on the Kremlin’s website.

This article is based on interviews with 15 former administration and government officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to offer their candid views about the president.

Aides said they have long been confounded by the president’s fixation on Ukraine — a topic he raised when advisers sought to caution him that Russia was likely to try to disrupt future elections.

“He would say: ‘This is ridiculous. Everyone knows I won the election. The greatest election in the world. The Russians didn’t do anything. The Ukrainians tried to do something,’ ” one former official said.

Trump, the official said, offered no proof to support his theory of Ukraine’s involvement.

“We spent a lot of time . . . trying to refute this one in the first year of the administration,” Fiona Hill, a former senior director for Europe and Russia on the National Security Council, told impeachment investigators in October.

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Trump impeachment inquiry: House judiciary committee releases report. Nadler: constitutional situation is ‘Framers’ worst nightmare’

Trump derides ‘witch hunt’ while boosting US economy

The House judiciary committee released a report on the constitutional grounds for impeachment on Saturday. Shortly after that, Donald Trump once again insisted the whole thing was a “witch hunt” and “a total hoax”.

In one such call, on 25 July this year, Trump appeared to make the release of military aid conditional on Kyiv investigating Joe Biden, a political rival, and a conspiracy theory about supposed Ukrainian interference in the 2016 US election. A White House meeting with Trump was also dangled in front of Zelenskiy.

House Democrats contend the 25 July call and testimony by diplomats and Trump advisers provide evidence of serious abuse of power, and thus grounds for the impeachment of the president and his possible removal from office.

“The Framers[’] worst nightmare is what we are facing in this very moment,” the House judiciary chair, Jerry Nadler, tweeted on Saturday, after releasing the 52-page report.

In contrast to the House intelligence committee’s 300-page blockbuster released this week, which summed up bombshell testimony delivered in private and public hearings, the judiciary report was written by Democratic staffers for use in the drawing up of articles of impeachment.

It considered what those who wrote the US constitution in the 1780s meant when they provided for presidents to be removed.

“President Trump abused his power, betrayed our national security and corrupted our elections,” Nadler wrote on Twitter, “all for personal gain. The constitution details only one remedy for this misconduct: impeachment.”

A vote on articles of impeachment against Trump is expected before the end of the year. Trump’s alleged attempts to obstruct the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in 2016, and links between Trump and Moscow, may also be considered....

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