Hope for a Warpig Dashed Yet Again
ProFootballWeekly.com - Draft Prospect - Chase Baker
Two-down plugger with a squatty build — fleshy midsection, thick trunk and bulbous calves. Shows surprising initial quickness, good instincts against the run and a bulldog mentality. Smart, hardworking, try-hard overachiever.
A bit small. Maybe he can add some beef (or pork).
Tydreke Powell, DT - North Carolina | Player Profile | 2012 Combine | NFL.com
Powell has started at defensive tackle for the past two years for the Tar Heels. He has some inconsistencies and limitations in his play, almost all of which involve his athletic ability. He is a big-bodied interior lineman at over 300 pounds, and he has value as a run defender but little else. Powell could be taken in the late rounds based off his size, but he will need to post strong showings in pre-draft workouts to prove that he is more than just a lane clogger inside and can actually contribute to a defensive line rotation.
Powell is a big and powerful body who has a strong upper body. He can extend his arms and control interior offensive linemen with ease, and he has a decent anchor throughout his legs to match. This package allows him to maintain position and work off blocks to be a factor in the run game. Powell was seldom moved when working against the run in college, so some teams may see him as a potential option for a 3-4 defense as a stout point-of-attack man. He understands how to work in the run game and make his presence felt inside.
Powell is an obviously unathletic mover at the defensive tackle position. He isn't quite a lane-clogging nose tackle, so he is limited to being primarily a 3-technique defensive tackle who will have trouble working against the pass. He is slow off the line of scrimmage and, though strong, shows minimal jolt off the ball. He is hardly a disruptive influence. He will often stand up off the snap, diminishing what could be a powerful base given his size. Powell has the potential, based off his size and upper body strength, to hold the point against two blockers and be a hold-up man in a 3-4 scheme, but he rarely did so at the collegiate level.
A tall, solidly built defensive tackle prospect who has the frame to get a little bigger, but not much bigger. Possesses a slightly high pad level when trying to sit into his stance, but he gets a bit arched in the back and seems to roll his hips into contact vs. the run game. Doesn't have a great first step and lacks the initial burst to threaten gaps off the ball. However, he possesses natural strength into contact and can initially create a jolt. However, his pad level seems to rise through the play and he is tight in the hips. He lacks the type of balance or lateral quickness to side-step blocks and/or shed through contact. Displays a strong upper body, but isn't real quick or compact with his punch, he winds up into contact and looks content to simply try to manhandle blocks through the play. Does a decent job playing off slide down blocks down the line and using his natural power to anchor and work his way toward the football. However, he doesn't find the football consistently inside and will take himself out of too many run plays.
Isn't a natural pass rusher, but a linear athlete who is stiff in the hips and struggles to re-direct and slip blocks with any kind of consistency. Doesn't have the initial burst to threaten gaps and, despite his natural strength, doesn't gain the type of leverage consistently to fight his way through contact or push the pocket.
Impression: Possesses an intriguing frame and has some natural strength. Could get some looks as a potential 34 DE, but more of a free agent only.
Not much better than the cat we drafted. Maybe our new D-line coach can get something going without a warpig my friends cause it looks like we didn't get one again this year.
(Marrdro can be seen crying in his beast).:angry: