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Old 04-13-2015, 11:04 PM   #1
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As we wade into our massive pool of College Football Focus data, we’ll be sharing with you some of the highlights from our Signature Stats in position-by-position looks.

So, over these couple weeks you can expect daily dives into the best and worst that the full FBS schedule produced in all of the same categories you’ve come to know from our NFL coverage.

We’ve been through most of the offensive side of the ball already (quarterbacks, running backs Part 1 & Part 2, receivers Part 1 & Part 2, tight ends, tackles)

Pass Blocking Efficiency

Since we grade the effectiveness of every player on every play, it’s important to separate our grades from our stats. Pass blocking efficiency is a pure stat that simply measures how often a blocker allows pressure, but it doesn’t differentiate between how quickly it got there or how bad the block actually was – that’s the job of the grades. The stat also doesn’t account for plays that were negated by penalty as well as poor blocks that may not have resulted directly in pressure but still received a downgrade. Also, sacks are weighted a little higher when it comes to pass blocking efficiency.

Here’s a look at the guards that best avoided pressure in the draft class.



Run Block Efficiency

Just as pass block efficiency is a straightforward stat, run block efficiency is simply a percentage of non-negative run blocks for offensive linemen. Whether executing the expected block (0-grade in our system) or earning a positive, avoiding negatives is the key to showing well in this particular stat. Also as above, this measure does not necessarily account for the quality of the positive blocks, but it’s a good indicator of which blockers avoid the bad blocks that can destroy a running game.



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Old 04-13-2015, 11:38 PM   #2
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It looks like Laken Tomlinson would be my choice since he seems to excel at both pass blocking and run blocking
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The best guards in this draft played tackle: Scherff and Collins. I don't see us taking a pure guard.
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It looks like Laken Tomlinson would be my choice since he seems to excel at both pass blocking and run blocking
And who did Duke play?
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And who did Duke play?
I have no idea I was just going by the chart but I can probably assume its probably a little stiffer comp than Ark-pinebluff that Terron Armstead played against. Who did they play when he came out?


For what its worth since you asked they played

Football - Schedule/Results - Duke University Blue Devils | Official Athletics Site - GoDuke.com

Again I was just going by the chart

He did handle Danny Sheldon pretty well at the senior bowl

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I like Maltias from Florida State plays G/T but more of a natural T. Could be a great fit with Lelito in the future. Started over 40 something games.
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Most talented OG in the draft. 1/2 talent here is

Jarvis Harrison OG Texas A&M

most infuriating OG in the draft that drops him to 7/FA in most rankings

Jarvis Harrison OG 19 Texas A&M

kinda reminds me of Carl Nicks both on the field and off.

if he is on the board at the start of the draft i am sure he will be the BPA by the 3rd and stay there. every time we go to pick it will be the same question

can we get this guys head screwed on straight enough for him to realize he has pro bowl talent?
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:02 AM   #8
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there are some talented true OG in the draft but offer no real flexibility. Always like OT in college sliding inside myself. usually better foot work and pass blocking skill right of the bat.

now the 3rd round on OT to OG picks

Donovan Smith Penn State
Ty Sambrailo Colorado State
Austin Shepherd Alabama
Sean Hickey Syracuse
Mitch Morse Missouri
Jeremiah Poutasi Utah
Jamon Brown Louisville

OT to OG is the way to go IMO this year.
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Only real guards in the draft -

(1) Brandon Scherff, Round 1, Pick 10-15

(2) Lael Collins, Round 1, Pick 10-15

(3) Ali Marpet, Round 2-3, Picks 50-75

(4) Mitch Morse, Round 4

(5) Mark Glowinski, Round 4

I'd take Scherff, if he fell and we stay at 13 (doubtful)...

...or Marpet if he fell to us in the third round (also doubtful)...

or Glowinski who'd be excellent value for us in the high fourth round, which we'd have to trade to get a pick in that range...
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We do like to move tackles to guard and it's one of the few places we do well with a position switch.......for example corner to safety.
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