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NFL Draft 2010 – Round 1 #28- Miami(From San Diego)- DT Jared Odrick

The Dolphins finally make their selection. A Defensive Tackle when they’re using a 3-4 Defense? I thought OLB and Safety were bigger needs for the fins. Oh well. writes- Pick Analysis: The Dolphins needed to add more beef to their front line, and the selection of Jared Odrick gives them size at the defensive end position. As the “five-technique” in the Dolphins’ 3-4, Odrick has the length to occupy blockers on the edge, and his relentless style often leads to disruptive plays at the line of scrimmage. With Mike Nolan slated to tweak the team’s defense, Odrick could be a key cog as an interior defender.


Odrick has a good combination of size and strength. He is more of a run-stopper with power to hold the point but needs to utilize his hands more consistently to separate to the ball. Odrick shows power to collapse the pocket as a pass rusher but again needs to expand his pass rush package with more moves and counters to contribute at the next level. He feels pad pressure well and constricts running lanes effectively. He has some limitations (lateral agility and speed) but plays with a good motor and often wins with effort. Odrick could be considered a versatile prospect as an end in a 3-4 front or tackle in 4-3 schemes. Odrick has upside if he can improve his overall technique at the next level.

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