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2021 NFL Draft Sleepers: Aggressive, Pt. 2 – NFL Sports

With 2021 NFL draft Approaching, it’s the prime season for mock drafts and big boards. These are always fun to come up with, but each year you’re likely to get hooked on lower rounds and rankings than they should be.

Whether it’s a poor combination, lack of exposure, or a misunderstanding of a valuable place by scouts and professionals, rough diamonds are overlooked each draft season.

In this work, we will look at tight ends, aggressive linemen in the interior, and aggressive tackles.

TE-Bryley Moore

If you are looking for a no and perfect tight end. One tight end ceiling, KansasBriley Moore in rounds 4-7.

Moore is a 6’4 inch 250 lb explosive tight end that blocks the tail in every play.

Due to the rather small number of targets, Moore achieved only 338 yards and three touchdowns in 2020. But he did well with the low share he received. 15.4 yards per catch is the eighth tied TE with at least 20 targets. In 2020, 1.86 yards per his route run was 16th.

He caused a serious burst from line and speed to get over the linebacker and reach the second level.

His weapons smaller than 31 inches are a concern, but last year he caught more than 50% of the contested targets. He’s not the guy you throw the fade route to, but he could be a real threat as an option below.

He is by no means a sophisticated route runner at this point, but he has the flexibility and agility to sit down and get out of the break. He could potentially threaten the intrusion pattern against linebackers.

The reception potential is exciting, but the most promising about Moore is his blocking. This is what makes him a safer bet on the third day.

His 74.1 PFF run-blocking grade last season was 20th out of 200 tight ends with at least 100 run-blocking snaps. And he did it in different ways. 46.1% of RB snaps occurred in zone runs and 41.6% in gap schemes.

He explodes from the scrimmage line, puts those short arms under the people, plays aggressively near the line, and reaches the second level to mall back seven players in the zone scheme. I will.

Overall, Moore seems to offer a high floor and a slightly higher ceiling, as his blocking ability alone could put him on the roster. It’s a good value if you get that type of profile from a player on the third day of the draft.

IOL-Aaron Banks

Notre Dame The left guard Aaron Banks may not be the most exciting outlook in the world, but a guy with a stable frame brings a stable presence with internal path protection.

A three-year starter for Irish people, Banks has consistently been one of the most reliable path protectors in the country. The 6-foot-5,325-pound beast holds itself against the bull rusher, keeps putts against incoming stunts, and puts his feet in the chests of those trying to spin off or escape him. It was.

With a huge pass-blocking sample of over 1200 snaps in his career, he allowed only two sack, four QB hits and a total pressure of 26. And with the second most true pass set (236) in last season’s qualifying guards, he allowed the least pressure (10) in the top 15 of the true pass set.

So he’s a protector tested in the quarterback battle at this point and seems ready for the NFL.

However, his limitations occur in running games with zone schemes. He is not the most agile and agile man in the world and will not surprise you in open spaces. He is a Gap / Man scheme blocker and can turn people back when he reaches out to them.

If he is really trapped in someone, he can easily drive them into the soil.

These athletic restrictions are likely to cause him to miss the first few rounds, but it’s comfortable to get a solid product like Banks in the third and subsequent rounds. Execution game man. It’s a fairly high floor for those who are late in drafting.

At least, banks don’t often mess up your quarterback. And, in itself, it’s quite worth it.

OT-Walker Little

This may be a bit off the left fielder, as Walker Little is likely to be very difficult to evaluate, but the former at 6’8. Cardinal Stanford There are all the tools to be a really good left tackle.

What makes him very difficult to understand as a player is the fact that he has only played 72 snaps in the last two seasons. He shortened the 2019 campaign due to injury and chose to opt out last season.

The uncertainties associated with the lack of tape over the last two years are clear, but what Little saw in 2018 was very encouraging.

After graduating from high school, Little was tagged as a five-star new hire and the ninth best new hire in the country. He received offers from more than 30 schools and made an official visit to Stanford University. Florida Georgia before committing to Stanford.

He showed a flash with a limited snap as a true freshman, but actually took it to another level during the sophomore campaign. There are a number of true pass-blocking sets in 2018, and he downgraded with 81.2 with pass-blocking from PFF.

Of the 50 most true passset tackles in 2018, he was only 12, with the least pressure to give up and was in T-1.

His knowledge and athletic ability are clear, and his perception of recognizing stunts, pushing his man sideways and picking up looping rushers is also clear.

With a strength of £ 313, he excels at mirroring and responsiveness to pass slashers.

His weakness lies in running games. He’s a very tall guy who can sometimes lose leverage and can’t get as much push as he needs on the move.

He is better at leveraging his athletic ability and quick legs in pull and screen pass spaces.

After all, Little is a little question mark with a fairly high ceiling. He has all the features you would look for in a tackle, but after he has played little football for the past two years, he must prove that he still has it.

He could be a quality second day pick for a team with the right infrastructure to develop a talented offensive tackle for a year before seeing him germinate. there is.


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2021 NFL Draft Sleepers: Aggressive, Pt. 2

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