Antwan Odom†† DE†† Alabama
Antwan has good size for his position. He has long arms to help keep the OTís
away from him. He has natural strength that goes well with his skills. He is
very good in the passing game. Has a good burst of the line of scrimmage.
Needs to Improve
Antwan has a difficult
time at the point of attack. It is not from a lack of technique or strength or
effort because on film, he reacts very well to what is happening in front of
him. To be honest, I'm not sure what it is at this point.
Antwan is the only pure size DE in this draft that has a burst off the line
that I would consider 1st round material. I have watched him on numerous
occasions destroy the blocker in front of him and then a few plays later, be
destroyed by the blocker in front of him. Then I have watched him walk off the
field with what I would call stingers in his
shoulders. I think the inconsistency in his play is somehow related to these
stingers. This, of course, is purely a guess on my part. It is a guess taken
from tapes and not from any information that I have other than from my personal
observation. If I am correct and this observed problem by me can be corrected,
someone might have themselves POTENTIALLY one of the better DEís in this draft.
There are not too many things wrong with this kidís game. He has size,
strength, burst off the line and seems to play smart. He does have a lot more
to learn in the run game and in pass rushing techniques, but that is to be
expected. If Antwan can convince the scouts and GMís that his consistency
problem can be physically corrected, then the sky is the limit for him. Another
possible sleeper that just might sneak into the latter part of the 1st round,
but reality tells me he will go in the 2nd.