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Topic subjectEli Harold, Virginia (6'4, 250)
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2409510, Eli Harold, Virginia (6'4, 250)
Posted by will_5198, Sun Jan-11-15 09:39 PM
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result." That's this guy. He has a great inside move, which he uses way too often and to declining effect every game. If it's a run play, he tries to slant hard and split the guard and tackle. If it's a pass, he outside fakes and steps hard inside with the counter (very athletically, I'll add). Once in a while he'll beat the defense and look great doing it. The rest of the series he's either a non-factor or getting abused.

However, when he does rush outside, I've never seen him look that great. He's long and has a quick first step, but he's very angular in his movements and doesn't bend around the corner naturally. It shows up in his open field tackling as well, where he can struggle to break down properly. If he ever could use his hands regularly, it might be enough of a feint to make that inside move dangerous, but right now college linemen aren't respecting it.

More of an athlete than football player at this point. He's got enough tools worth sharpening, though, to be taken in the third round.

+ Rangy frame with the hands and straight-line burst to have Bruce Irvin upside
+ Occasionally shows hand strength and technique to make you think he'd be a viable rusher
+ High-motor character guy
- Pass rush strategy and adjustments are non-existent for long, long periods of time
- Has plenty of ugly moments trying to get off run blocks
- Disappears in games, a lot