Benjamin Ijalana - Villanova (HT: 6-3 - WT: 320) Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 5 of 20
Positives: Good athlete... Good size with long arms... Plays with good strength and power... Very solid drive blocker... Keeps his feet moving on contact... Blocks with reasonably good leverage... Gets movement in the running game... Can pull and get to the second level... Good flexibility and body control... Does a nice job breaking down and getting into linebackers... Does a good job bringing his feet... Good awareness, keeps his head on a swivel... Nice balance... Good pass protector... Good anchor, does a good job holding his ground... Good lateral movement, slide and quickness... Reasonably good feet... Good short area quickness and agility... Does a nice job mirroring defender... Carries his pads reasonably well... Does a nice job redirecting... Good arm extension, is generally first to make contact... Very solid punch when he can land it squarely... Dominated in the Football Championship Subdivision... Will get real consideration at Offensive Tackle as well.
Negatives: Bends at the waist, needs to get better knee bend... Rises up to soon in pass protection, will play too upright at times... Doesn't always get and maintain good leverage in pass protection... Allows his footwork to get choppy... Can be beat by quick fluid edge rushers... Reasonably good but not a consistent finisher... Appears to lack a mean streak... Can play physical but is more finesse than mauler.
(January 17, GBNReport.com) --
Auburn has announced that junior WR Darvin Adams has applied to the NFL to enter the 2011 draft. Adams led the Tigers in receiving this past season
when he had 52 catches for almost a 1,000 yards and seven TDs.
Underclassmen had until Saturdayís deadline to apply for early entry to the draft, but names are still dribbling out as no one is obliged to actually make an announcement at that time.