G, Matt Slauson, Nebraska
|At A Glance|
|Position 1: Guard||Height: 6-6|
|Position 2: Center||Weight: 313|
|Projected Round: 7th-FA||40time: 5.26|
|Bench Reps: X||Vertical: 34|
|20yd Split: X||Broad Jump: 9'2"|
|10yd Split: X||20yd Shuttle: 4.86|
|3 Cone Drill: 7.86|
Pros: Good height with strong upper- and lower-body builds. Strong anchor; typically does not get pushed into quarterback.
Cons: Agility might be tested against NFL defensive tackles. Recovery speed is lacking against quick spin moves.
Styg's Broncos Fit: A one-and-done type of player, Slauson is in need of some good coaching, because his "one" can be positively amazing sometimes. As a moving blocker, he adjusts and pulls well, and has the speed and agility to locate and execute blocks at the second and even third levels. Has adequate strength, but shows flashes of a terrific hand-jolt that can hold up blitzing players on his outside shoulder, without losing leverage for his inside block. But these flashes of elite-level talents are inconsistent, and too often he can be beaten after that first move. He seems to lack the knowledge and understanding to properly readjust and reset, so he tends to be finished after that first move. Hopefully he can get the coaching he needs to address this, and if so, he has tremendous potential. As a final draft pick or UFA, he could be worth a shot.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- "We're all really excited for the opportunity to show what we've got on a national stage,'' Slauson said Tuesday.
Swift, Slauson and Murtha will join former Husker teammates Marlon Lucky, Zach Potter and Cody Glenn in Indianapolis.
The combine, scheduled for Feb. 20 to 26, is a chance for college players to show off their skills for scouts, coaches and team general managers before of the NFL's annual draft of college players.
Slauson three weeks ago thought his playing career and NU's pro day in March would have to do all his work with NFL scouts. Since then, he was added for the East-West Shrine Game that was played Jan. 17 and picked for the combine.
"I just will not die,'' Slauson said, laughing. "I just keep on coming back.'' [see more...]
- At 6-5 and 320 pounds, Slauson has the size to be an effective guard in the NFL. He is expected to play at the right guard position during his senior season at Nebraska, but if injuries strike somewhere on the line, Slauson is the guy who can fill in at any position the team needs. During his big 2007 season, Slauson led the way for the offense who ranked in the top ten nationally in passing offense and total offense. Running back Marlon Lucky also rushed for over 1,000 yards that year. For his efforts, Slauson was rewarded with honorable-mention All-Big 12 accolades. He could be a first or second-team selection this year. [see more...]