Originally Posted by PonyExpress
I'm a big fan of Tyson Jackson. I think he'll be a better pro than Dorsey (yes, I have weird opinions).
I don't know about his being a better pro, but I do like Tyson as well. Did you notice him giving out assignments, and making sure the other defensive linemen were positioned correctly? Francois made some good plays, too.
Oh, and I still really like Jacob Hester.
Laurinaitis made a lot of tackles tonight (not many were solo), but a number of those came after the Tigers had already gained 4-5 yards plus, and he was cought out of position in pass coverage at least 3 times that I can think of off the top of my head. I'll say he did show me a few things, but I'm not sure the Patriots would take draft him, and I still have questions about his ability to play SILB or WILB in a 3-4 defense. He's always seemed like a better Tampa 2 LB to me anyways.
Gholston had a few snaps where he applied good pressure to the QB, but that was about all he did. Really, it seemed like he just rushed the passer most of the game, and wasn't all that effective in other areas. I do think he could be a good rush OLB in a 3-4 defense, but he might be more suited for a 1 gap system (think Dallas or SD).
Jenkins had some plays with very good coverage, and others where he left his man open. I liked his making that pick, but that was more a product of the QB and WR's miscomunication than his forcing the INT.
Chris Wells ran tough and will be someone to watch in the future.
Zenon made some plays and had tight coverage most of the time.
Chevis Jackson had a few plays where his coverage could have been better, but like Zenon his coverage was good for the most part.
Glenn Dorsey didn't make a ton of plays, but the few times they mentioned him he was making import stops or causing havoc. That strip sack was very nice, and he showed very good agility for a man his size.