2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Wisconsin vs Northern Iowa

Northern Iowa

#2 WR Terrell Sinkfield
-Lining up outside.
-Good initial effort on WR screen, but quit on the play.
-WR screen, good vision and burst.
-Fantastic leaping catch, great hands and body control on the sideline.
-Settles into soft part of zone, body catch, makes the first man miss and accelerates for the first down.
-Tips off his routes a bit, quick enough to get away with it at this level.
-Makes the catch in traffic, hangs on after big hit.
-Excellent grab, layed out and snagged the ball with his hands.

Overview: Sinkfield has some talent, speed, and a great catching radius, but he needs to clean up his route-running to succeed at the next level. His screen and hitch game is great, but he tends to round and tip some of his routes.

#28 CB J.J. Swain
-Lining up as both field and boundary corner, right side – also seeing time on special teams.
-Looks pretty small, listed at only 170 pounds – still willing to throw his body around.
-Squares up Montee Ball, but is just too small, ran over by the RB.
-Throws his body into the fullback, able to get him out of bounds.
-Sidesteps block on WR screen, very strong open field tackle.
-Shoots the C-gap and assists on tackle for loss.

Overview: Swain is tiny, but he never shied away from contact or his run duties. Wasn’t targeted much in the passing game, would like to see him again this year.

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2 Responses to “2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Wisconsin vs Northern Iowa”

  1. Stephen S says:

    1 Who is the better prospect Travis Frederick or Ricky Wagner
    2 Which position is of greater need
    3 Which player would you select/draft given the choice

    • NEPD says:

      1 – Wagner, but only because he is a tackle. Frederick is the better football player in my opinion.

      2 – I’d go with G/C.

      3 – Frederick, no doubt. Can play all three interior positions well.

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