Eagles day 2 draft Scouting Reports
Ok so this post is just dedicated to the 2 players that the Eagles Drafted day 2 of the draft.
2nd round pick S - Nate Allen
3rd round pick DE - Daniel Te’o-Nesheim
Safety - Nate Allen - South Florida - Height: 6-0. Weight: 207
Solid height with great bulk
Playmaker and highly productive
Takes good angles in run support
Ballhawk who can change a game
Eliminates space quickly
Low in backpedal; nice technician
Uses hands well to shed blocks in run support
Good route recognition
Vocal leader on defense; team captain
Great all-around skill set for a free safety
Lacks great straight-line speed
Tends to struggle in man coverage where he has to turn and run
Not a violent threat in deep half/over middle
Doesn’t have superstar potential
Summary: Nate Allen has been a favorite of mine all year. Some guys just find ways to make plays despite average measureables. I expect Allen to win a starting job quickly in his career. He’s a prototypical free safety who is clean off the field and has a reportedly great work ethic. I expect Allen to come off the board between picks 35 and 70.’
HomeBoyzNetwork OutLook: Allen will be a FAN FAV once Philly sees him in his first 2 games. This kid has a motor that does not die, when its 4th quarter and your back is up against the wall he will be the one that still looks as if the game just started. This kid can hit, and man do I mean he can HIT. He is the type of player that on the grid-iron is very vocal, he will lead with his actions and back them up with his voice while getting his teammates pumped up in the process. I know its hard to compare anyone to Brian Dawkins, but this is as close as we are going to get to him. As I said I fully expect him to start and have an impact on this team immediately. He is a great open field tackler and will not shy away from hits. He can shed blocks very well and has also been known to throw a good blitz now and then. This kid really is a great all around player, he is not AMAZING at one thing rather more very very good at EVERYHTHING. Also his football IQ is very good, he knows how to read a QB and digest a play on the fly. While he may not have the top end speed he has great closing speed. Again as I said I expect this kid to be a starter from day one.
Video on Nate Allen. Then you will see what I mean and can formulate your own opinion. watch the video in 480
Now tell me that kid doesn’t remind you of someone that wore #20 not too long ago. Speaking of Numbers, Nate Allen always wore #5, I wonder what number he will use now? I believe no one will wear #5 ever again for the Eagles.
Onto the Eagles 2nd pick of the day.
DE / OLB - Daniel Te’o-Nesheim - Washington - Height: 6-3. Weight:263
Now I do not have much on this kid but the past 3 years his sack numbers have looked like this. 8.5 / 8 / 11. I will post what Washington Univ has on their website.
2009: Named to the All-Pac-10 second team … won the UW’s L. Wait Rising Lineman of the Year award for the second straight season … also picked up the defensive weight lifting award at the team banquet … finished his Husky career having started all 49 games … started all 12 in 2009, 11 at defensive end and one (UCLA) at defensive tackle … finished his career with 30 sacks to set a new Washington record … posted three sacks vs. California in the final game of the season to set the record … in the game, a 42-10 win over the 19th-ranked Golden Bears, had a season-high seven tackles, including four and a half for loss, while also recovering two fumbles … in the Huskies’ 30-0 Apple Cup victory over Washington State, notched four tackles, including two and a half for a loss and one and a half sacks, while also recovering a fumble … two sacks and a forced fumble at Arizona State … five tackles, including a sack, in the win over Arizona … four tackles, one and a half for loss and one sack in the victory over Idaho … two tackles, half a sack and a fumble recovery at Oregon State … four tackles and a forced fumble at Stanford … two tackles, a sack and a forced fumble at UCLA.
2008: Played in and started all 12 games as a defensive end … earned second-team All-Pac-10 … sixth in the Pac-10 with 0.67 sacks per game and 11th in tackles for loss per game with 0.96 … fifth on the team with 65 total tackles … led the UW with eight sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss … top game was at Arizona, when he notched eight total tackles, including three sacks for 22 yards … five tackles, including two and a half for loss and two sacks vs. UCLA … nine tackles, with one and a half for loss and a sack at WSU … seven tackles, two for loss and a sack at California … seven tackles and a sack vs. Arizona State … seven tackles vs. BYU … earned a number of awards at the team’s postseason banquet … named the Guy Flaherty Most Inspirational Award winner, the oldest and most prestigious team honor at the UW … also named the Sports Radio 950 KJR Player of the Year (Defense), the John P. Angel Lineman of the Year, the L. Wait Rising Lineman of the Year and a season-long team captain … earned the team’s defensive player of the week award twice: after the BYU and Arizona games.
2007: Named the team’s defensive MVP (voted by his teammates) and the John P. Angel Lineman of the Year (defense) at the season-ending awards banquet … ranked sixth in the Pac-10 with 15.0 tackles for loss and ninth in the league in sacks with 8.5 … ranked No. 34 in the nation in sacks and No. 54 in tackles for loss … stated every game and saw the vast majority of snaps as one of the Huskies’ two defensive ends … led the team in both tackles for loss and sacks … had his best game vs. Washington State when he totaled season highs for tackles (nine), tackles for loss (four) and sacks (two) … posted two tackles, including a sack, in each of the season’s first two games (Syracuse, Boise State) … notched seven tackles vs. Ohio State … three stops, including a sack, plus a forced fumble at UCLA … made five tackles, including a 10-yard sack, vs. USC … both tackles vs. Arizona were for a loss … six stops, including a sack, at Oregon State … made eight tackles, with one and a half for loss, vs. Cal … at Hawai’i, registered five tackles, including a sack … named the team’s defensive player of the week for the Syracuse, Ohio State and Oregon State games.
HomeboyzNetwork outlook: Like I said I do not have much info on this kid, as theres really not that much out there as far as a scouting report goes. But what I do know is this, the website that I trust the most for info such as this “WalterFootball.com” has DTN (as hes being called) ranked as the 10th best 4-3 DE in the draft. They have him going in the 2nd - 3rd round, right where he went. What I did notice about this kid watching the film is that he played in a 4-3 defense in Washington, and will continue doing that here, but the interesting thing that I noticed was not only did he line-up playing DE and LB but this kid also played a lot of DT as well. Which brings up an interesting conversation I know this kid is undersized to be a DT but he sure has a lot of the signs of being a great DT. Just my 2 cents thrown in. Will be interesting to see how the Eagles play this kid.
Here is some video on him that should make you think a lot differently of him. watch the video in 480.