2016 New Orleans Saints: Roster Outlook, Cornerback Last Blog: 08-14-2016 By: jeanpierre
|04-28-2012, 02:48 PM||#62|
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03/15/2012 - The Virginia football program held its annual Pro Timing Day for all draft-eligible players on Thursday. All 32 NFL franchises and one Canadian League franchise were represented during the 3-hour workout session. There were 17 former Cavaliers taking part in the event at the UVa practice facility. Kris Burd, Matt Conrath, Chris Hinkebein, Jimmy Howell, Cam Johnson, Dom Joseph, Ray Keys, Rodney McLeod, Anthony Mihota, Max Milien, Chase Minnifield, Corey Mosley, Austin Pasztor, Robert Randolph, Matt Snyder, Aaron Taliaferro and a senior from the 2010 seaosn, Joe Torchia. "I think I performed to the best of my abilities," commented Johnson following the event. "I came to put my best foot forward and I think ...
Cam Johnson was a star receiver and defensive back in high school, and was highly ranked as a safety and outside linebacker prospect. Johnson was also a double digit scorer in basketball. Johnson was a force at defensive end for the Cavaliers during the past two seasons after initially playing linebacker his first two years, including getting some action as a true freshman in 2008. Johnson consistently generated a pass rush, and gave a robust and quality effort against the run. Johnson had 40 tackles, including five tackles for loss, two sacks and one pass defensed in 2009, 53-14-6-4 in 2010, and 30-11-4-1 in 2011. As an NFL Draft prospect, Johnson is clearly best suited as a 4-3 strong ...
Strengths: Tremendous explosion, accelerates low with power. Relentless blindside pursuit, tracks down ball carriers on the other side of the field. Fast in a straight line. Excellent wide and bull rushes when quick off the snap. Strong tackler. Has good power in hands and can anchor, shed, and chase. Weaknesses: Is slightly high cut and somewhat stiff in the hips, likely too stiff for 3-4 OLB consideration. Doesn't change directions well. Can be late off the snap. Has a history of serious injuries, including knee and pectoral. Needs more pass rush moves beyond wide and bull. NFL Comparison: Tyler Brayton, Carolina Panthers --Brad Noel
|04-28-2012, 03:05 PM||#68|
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Tiller has NFL size for the guard position. He is a below-average athlete, which hurts his ability to contribute early at the next level. A strong, positional blocker who really excels in the run game, Tiller can overpower his defender with ease. His footwork is his Achilles heel and the reason he could be relegated to the practice squad during his first few years.
STRENGTHS Tiller makes his mark as a run blocker. Although not very explosive, he is generally able to move defensive linemen out of the play if he can get his hands on them. Size and strength are the shining attributes of his game.
WEAKNESSES Tiller is a interior lineman who lacks explosion and struggles in pass protection. It seems he hasn't honed in on a stance and pass-set that he feels comfortable with, as he gets too high at times and can be caught off-balance by powerful pass rushers. He struggles in space to work upfield and get his hands on linebackers, and really would excel more in a zone blocking scheme.
"Two receivers to the left, Garcon to the right. Manning in the shotgun, puts Collie in motion. Looks in his direction...it's picked off! It's picked off! It's Tracy Porter again! He's runnin' free! He's gonna go all the way!
|04-28-2012, 03:05 PM||#69|
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179. Andrew Tiller, G, Syracuse: B- Grade
The Saints had no depth at guard. This is a bit early for Andrew Tiller, but that's not a major deal in Round 6.
|04-28-2012, 03:06 PM||#70|
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#66 Andrew Tiller
Position: Offensive Guard
Class: Graduate Student
Hometown: Brentwood, NY
High School: Central Islip/Nassau Community College
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At SU: Three letters.
Redshirt Senior Year (2011): All-BIG EAST First Team selection ... One of 11 players to started all 12 games ... Blocked for 1,000-yard rusher Antwon Bailey.
Senior Year (2010): Started all 13 games ... Blocked for 1,000-yard rusher Delone Carter ... The offensive line helped the Orange convert on 34-of-40 (.850) chances in the red zone, which tied for second in the BIG EAST.
Junior Year (2009): Played in 10 games, including three starts.
Nassau Community College: 2008 Junior College Gridwire All-American … Nassau CC Coach: John Anselmo.
High School: Named to the 2006 New York State Sportswriters Association All-State Class AA Team … Earned the 2006 Zellner Award, presented to the most outstanding lineman in Suffolk County, after leading the way for the offense that averaged 313 rushing yards per game … Named to the 2006 All-Suffolk County First Team … Selected to play in the 2007 Empire Challenge High School Football All-Star Game … In 2006, posted 103 tackles as a senior defensive lineman, the fourth-best total in Long Island … Also led all players in Long Island with 12 sacks … High School Coach: George Powers … In 2007, recorded the 19th-best discus throw in Suffolk County Section XI (122-06.50).
Personal: Andrew J. Tiller … Son of Sharon Tiller … Born in March 1989 … Majoring in communication and rhetorical studies.
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