SALEM, Ore. - Here's a quick list of those prospects that stood out Saturday during the 2010 Oregon…
2010 WA BFMW - OL/DL
Offensive Line: 2011 - Jay Deines (Issaquah) Issaquah has had a recent way of producing college linemen, from Daniel Fleischman (Wyoming) to Christian Rennie (Southern utah) to Brad Vanneman (Washington), and Jay Deines has a chance to be the next Eagle in line. At 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, Deines has plenty of room to grow on his frame, and that's certainly apparent when you see him move, as he moves like a skill player. His technique is raw; for instance during the one-on-ones he let his man get right into him without a sufficient punch, but was able to wall him off because of his quick feet. As he gets stronger and improves his hand-play, he could be a very good right tackle prospect in college. Defensive Line: 2011 - Patrick Taiwo (Newport), Alec Martin (Wenatchee), Cody Treddenbarger (Juanita) The defensive line, by comparison, showed very well for both the junior and senior-to-be classes. The standout prospect was Patrick Taiwo, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound defensive end from Newport High School in Bellevue. Taiwo is very explosive and athletic, but raw in his technique. But that didn't stop him from pushing guys around during the one-on-ones with his natural strength. Even though it was just one showing, Taiwo displayed enough athleticism for his size to warrant more serious attention this fall when the pads come on. If he continues to grow and get bigger, stronger and faster, he could be a hard player to ignore for college. Alec Martin is a 6-foot-2, 245-pound two-way lineman for Wenatchee, and unlike Taiwo - whose athleticism shines through during events like combines - Martin is more of a pure player whose game shows up once the pads are put on and the whistle blows. His body has some room to grow, but on the hoof he looks like he would be best served as a quick tackle on the inside of the DL. Treddenbarger's height is going to put him right int he middle of defensive lines in college, and he's a good enough player to do just fine right there. As an offensive linemen during one-on-one drills, the 6-foot, 280-pound Treddenbarger's best assets are his feet, and they are cat-quick. They allowed him to constantly be in front of defenders, and on defense helped him get an explosive first step on would-be blockers. He's a smart and tough lineman who will end up somewhere in college. It's unfortunate he's not three or four inches taller, because he'd be a Pac-10 player if it wasn't for his lack of height. 2012 - Nathan Dean (Juanita), Matt Nilsson (Juanita), David Wood (Lakes) Juanita is growing linemen these days, and they didn't even have arguably their top two seniors-to-be at Mercer Island during the BFMW (Sam Shirley and Jarett Finau), but they did have their top-two underclassmen in Dean and Nilsson. Dean appears to be a lot more advanced as a prospect and player at this point. At 6-foot-6 and 269 pounds, Dean still looks like he could add plenty of weight without a problem. His feet are quick enough and will get only better as he refines his technique. He already has the attitude down, as he was pushing guys around on both sides of the ball during the one-on-ones. While Dean appears to be the more ready of the two Rebel 2012 linemen, Nilsson just might have the most upside if his athleticism can catch up to the rest of his body. He's good in confined spaces and for short bursts, but appears to be a little stiff when asked to open up and play more in space. But I loved his aggressiveness and desire not just when he was with the linemen, but when he also worked with the tight ends during the day. It's clear Nilsson has the want-to to be a very good player. My guess right now is that his game is suited more as a defensive end, but I'd like to see him play with pads on in space before putting him on the DL full-time. The nice thing for Rebels Head Coach Shaun Tarantola is that Nilsson has two years, so there's plenty of time to find the right spot for him. Another player that has the requisite athleticism and football savvy to play multiple positions well is Lakes ATH David Wood. When I was first introduced to Wood earlier in the spring, I was led to believe that he was a great defensive end in the making. And at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, I was excited at the prospect of seeing his work out with the other OL/DL to gauge where he was in this point in his development. But then he went out and worked out with the quarterbacks! He showed a nice arm and solid fundamentals for such a big signal-caller, but unless something has radically changed with Wood, I'm still projecting him as a defensive end, much like Adam Carriker when he prepped at Kennewick in Tri-Cities before starring on the DL at Nebraska.
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