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Marcell Dareus (DT, Alabama)

Discussion in '2011 Draft Archive' started by DCEBB2011, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. DCEBB2011

    DCEBB2011 Cheesehead

    Oct 25, 2010
    [FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=-2][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=-2][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=-2][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=-2]Alabama has scheduled a news conference for Friday as a report has surfaced that defensive end Marcell Dareus is heading to the NFL. Dareus’s legal guardian, Lester Reasor, told The Birmingham News on Thursday that Dareus has decided to skip his senior season. Reasor told the newspaper that Dareus received a first-round grade from the NFL’s advisory board. A woman who answered the phone Thursday evening at Reasor’s home said only that Dareus’ decision “will be announced tomorrow.” Dareus was the MVP of the BCS championship game last year. He was suspended for the first two games of his junior season for accepting improper benefits from an agent. Dareus finished this season with 34 tackles, 11 for a loss, and 4 1/2 sacks. - AP Sports

    Dareus is our #2 junior DT and is a projected late first round pick. He doesn't have the size (6-3, 309)to play NT in the 3-4, but does have the speed (4.95e) to play DE. His play is similar to that of Gerard Warren. Here is a report from Rob Rang via NFLDS:

    [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=-2] "Pass rush: Good initial quickness off the snap. Doesn't possess the burst upfield to cross the tackle's face and turn the corner. Quick enough, however, to split the gap and collapse the pocket from the interior. Explosive hands to disengage from blocks. Needs a clear lane to close, but shows a late burst toward the ball when he has it. Flashes some legitimate pass-rush technique, including a swim move and good inside rip. Possesses surprising lateral agility and balance to track down elusive quarterbacks.

    Run defense: Stout at the point of attack. Plays with good leverage and can anchor to create a pile. Cognizant defender who works hard to keep containment. Good lateral agility and balance to slide while fighting blockers. Long arms and good strength to lock-out. Explosive hands to disengage. Won't shed the block until he reads where the ballcarrier is going. Good effort laterally and downfield in pursuit. Surprising speed for a man his size.

    Explosion: Can provide an explosive initial punch to jar the offensive lineman back onto his heels. Powerful and quick hands to shed blocks. Flashes some explosiveness as a hitter, needing little momentum to rock the ballcarrier.

    Strength: Thick lower body, which helps him anchor well against the run. Powerful bull rusher with good hand strength to disengage quickly. Good upper-body strength to pull down ballcarriers while occupied with a blocker.

    Tackling: Shows surprising lateral agility and balance to break down against elusive athletes. Isn't always capable of making the tackle in the open field himself, but often does a good enough job of forcing elusive ballcarriers to dance in an effort to elude him that secondary defenders are able to get there and help make the play. Good strength for the pull down tackle inside. Good effort laterally and downfield in pursuit. Will lay out for the diving tackle, showing good hand-eye coordination to trip up the ballcarrier. Flashes some explosiveness as a hitter.

    Intangibles: Suspended by the NCAA for the first two games of the 2010 season when it was discovered that he'd accepted inappropriate benefits from an agent. Endured a troubled childhood. Father died when Dareus was six, leaving mother to support six children. Dareus has lived with others throughout much of his life, including an assistant coach in high school and a sponsor family while in college"

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