Film Room: Baylor vs Washington

Robert Griffin 2012 NFL Draft

Robert Griffin might have played his last game for Baylor - and boy was it a doozy. Even if RG3 wasn't the main attraction. (Photo: ICON SMI)

Well, the Alamo Bowl certainly was interesting to watch. The offensive coordinators had a fun night while their defensive counterparts might have needed some Pepto afterwards.

Here are how the 2012 NFL Draft prospects from Baylor and Washington performed.

Check out over 100 games worth of scouting notes in our Film Room Archive.

#1 WR Kendall Wright, Baylor (Scouting Report)
-No chance on reverse, tackled for loss.
-Pushes the CB back easily with his speed, makes the catch on comeback route.
-Great awareness on botched snap, goes away from assignment and finds a hole in the defense.
-Takes a 5-yard pass, shimmies about 9 times and sneaks by two defenders for a TD.
-Option pitch play, well read.
-Makes a great move in space, follows it up with a great stiff-arm. Shaken up.
-Sees nobody open on double pass, reverses field and gets positive yardage.
-Might shimmy a bit too much while
-Incredibly dangerous on screens and reverses.
-Makes up cushion and blows by CB, pass is overthrown.
-Blows by cushion again and makes tough catch with great adjustment.
-Another great move in space – tough to tackle.
-Wright showed incredible elusiveness and the ability to blow by overmatched corners and make catches deep. He cemented his spot as a Top 50 player.

#10 QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor (Scouting Report)
-Phenomenal sideline completion rolling to right with pressure from the behind and in front.
-Accurate throw on crossing route dropped by WR.
-Goes through progressions, hits checkdown for 1st down.
-Footwork solid on PA pass, perfect accuracy on throw.
-Slides in pocket, finds Wright for 1st down.
-Poor read on zone-read play, gets popped.
-Botched snap, still finds WR for 1st down.
-Pulls a “Brady” and quick snaps on 4th and 1, runs for a 1st.
-Very live arm – effortless thrower.
-Steps up into pocket, rifles one in.
-Delivers a block down the field on zone-read… incredible.
-Feels pressure, steps up through the pocket and gains some yards.
-QB sneak for the 1st down, under center.
-Makes three DL miss in pocket, scampers off for 25 yard TD run.
-Incredible speed on zone-read, into the 2nd level before anyone knows he has the ball.
-Takes a big shot, doesn’t seem phased.
-Eludes another rusher, gains positive yardage.
-Looks a little less patient in the pocket tonight.
-Sacked and fumbled, had questionable ball security all play.
-Another play with ball flailing around, sacked, but hangs on to ball.
-Needs to throw the ball away at time – especially in 2 minute drill.
-Rolls right to avoid pressure, perfect ball to the outside.
-Takes another sack – a lot of pressure coming at him.
-Throws into coverage – not sure the routes were run correctly.
-Awkward throw-away.
-Touch pass to the sideline thrown out of bounds.
-Gets up the field so quickly, on the 2nd level before they know what hit them.
-Bobbles snap again, but makes quick decision and gets play run.
-Throws a cross body into double coverage – not a great decision.
-Pop pass for 2-point conversion, good touch.
-Overthrows Wright down the field… hard to do.
-A bit underthrown to Wright, but makes deep completion.
-Nothing new for Griffin tonight – he is a Top 10 prospect and a future star QB in the NFL.

#24 RB Terrance Ganaway, Baylor
-Good initial cut, falls forward after contact.
-Running very low, good center of gravity.
-Picks up blitzer in pass protection.
-Runs into OL, tackled for loss.
-Misses block in pass protection.
-Very physical, low run, follows it up by getting high and stopped short.
-One cut and downhill, tough to knock backwards.
-Drags a LB for 5 yards.
-Secures ball on botched snap.
-One cut and untouched for 89 yard TD – showed some good speed, was not chased down from behind.
-Drags defenders on consecutive plays to go in for 4th TD – later gets his 5th.
-Great game for Gannaway, showcased his power and had more speed than we’ve seen before. 4th-5th round pick for us.

#90 DT Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, Baylor
-Playing DT.
-Looks enormous and plodding when engaged.
-Deftly avoids cut block, but misses Polk in backfield.
-Quick on the slant move, forces cutback into help.
-Doubled in pass-protection, played on skates.
-Handled one-on-one by LG on run play.
-Cut block slows him down.
-Fights through block, can’t wrap up Polk in the backfield.
-Good hustle in pursuit to sideline, can’t get their in time.
-Had a decent game – raw, but with plenty of potential. Could be an early day three pick.

#74 DT Alameda Ta’amu, Washington
-Playing DT and NT.
-Good hand-fighting (better than we’ve seen).
-Getting very high early out of his stance, taking some shots.
-Showing some decent speed for his enoromous size.
-Stayed low, fought through attempted double team and got in the QB’s face.
-Starting to man-handle OG one-on-one.
-Cut block neutralizes him.
-Pressures QB up the middle, forces the run.
-Disengages from block and drags down Griffin.
-Another deadly accurate throw.
-Doubled, taken out of play.
-Getting doubled or chipped on most plays.
-Pushed two OL backwards on stunt, great drive.
-Walks center back into QB’s face.
-Too high again, lifted off the ground by double team.
-Never got out of stance… not sure if winded, lazy, injured, or what.
-Was not a fan of Ta’amu’s consistency – dominated at times, looked uninterested at times. Will still hear his name called on day two if not before.

#15 WR Jermaine Kearse, Washington
-Curl route from the slot, finds the hole in the zone.
-No separation on deep route.
-Sells the in, then breaks out and is wide open – good hands catch.
-Gets separation in scramble drill and runs away from CB for 80 yard TD.
-Really nice 2nd gear.
-Gets separation easily on terrible Baylor defense, makes another huge catch.
-Big night for Kearse, but you have to wonder how much was the Baylor defense. Kearse is a fringe top-100 prospect for us.

#1 RB Chris Polk, Washington
-Makes a catch and delivers the blow to the tackler.
-Quick jump cut, evades #90 in the backfield and picks up the 1st down.
-Showing good initial burst when he gets the ball.
-Has to cut back due to penetration, tackled for loss.
-QB makes bad read on zone-read, tackled for loss.
-Gets a head of steam on draw play, runs over a LB.
-Runs wheel route, draws PI.
-Takes a hit, but still falls forward – he can be a bell cow in the NFL.
-Lines up as a FB, drives forward for 1st down on 4th and 1.
-Great vision to find a secondary hole.
-Good leg drive, running strong.
-A couple of nifty cuts, explodes for long TD showing a decent 2nd gear.
-Red-zone fumble, took a big secondary hit.
-Great night for Polk – vaulted himself into late 1st-round contention and will vie with Lamar Miller as the 2nd RB taken in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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