Devon Still 2012 NFL Draft prospect notes

Devon Still
6'5, 305 pounds | Defensive line | Penn State

First word:
Still has good athletic ability and size which gives him potential.  He is quick off the ball and knows how to locate the football.  His low pad level helps him maintain leverage and gives him a fighting chance to hold at the point of attack.  He shows flashes but is inconsistent putting a lot of pressure on himself to have a big season.

There are just to many almost tackles limiting his impact on the game.  Still doesn't appear to play with the explosiveness necessary to make plays behind the line of scrimmage. The biggest concern is his inability to anchor and create a consistent push on the line.  A defensive lineman that gets pushed off the line or ends up on the ground will not make plays.

Overall, Still has potential but he needs to play with more explosiveness.  He has the physical abilities but appears hesitant resulting in near tackles.  For him to be considered a legitimate NFL prospect he needs to really have an impact season.

Bold statement: Still will have a breakout season and come off the board in the 2nd or 3rd round.

Games viewed: Alabama ('10), Florida ('10), Ohio State ('10), Temple ('10)


Devin Still
6'5, 305 pounds | Defensive line | Penn State

Notes:

  • Still has good size and bulk with the frame to add more weight
  • He has good snap awareness and gets off the ball quickly
  • His low pad level helps him maintain leverage
  • Still shows flashes of disruptive ability but is inconsistent
  • He is unbalanced and ends up on the ground to often
  • While he shows potential, most of the time he is unable to make the play
  • There are to many almost tackles
  • He struggles to anchor against double teams often getting driven off the ball or falling to the ground
  • His lack of anchor ability puts a doubt in his ability to be a two gap player
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