John Owning, NFL analyst for the Dallas Morning News, drops by the RSP Cast for a conversation about 2019 NFL Draft defensive line prospects as well as scouting and teaching the positions along the line.
Need a primer (with depth and scouting conversation) on this defensive line class? This week’s RSP Cast with John Owning is just what you’re seeking. John and I discuss the class from the perspective of matching prospects to their strengths and weaknesses with specific techniques and concepts like active hands, reading leverage, maintaining high hands position, footwork, unlocking the hips, and redirecting one’s path in the face of unexpected obstacles.
The conversation covers a wide range of prospects, including Brian Burns, Rashan Gary, Quinnen Williams, Jachai Polite, Gerald Willis, Jeffery Simmons, Montez Sweat, Nick Bosa, Josh Allen, Oshane Ximines, Ben Banogu, and Maxx Crosby.
We also discuss the ways these players acquire these skills, where teams can overvalue specific prospect types, and which NFL players Owning believes are ascending talents off the edge. Follow John Owning on Twitter @JohnOwning.
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