Jack Corcoran, FB, Rutgers

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Jack Corcoran, FB, Rutgers

Postby Pudge » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:43 pm

Rutgers Senior
40: 4.75 (Campus)

PROS: A good lead blocker that rarely misses his assignments. Effective working between the tackles or outside. Shows some pop in the hole at the point of attack. Has nice speed and does a good job blocking downfield. Versatile and can line up at fullback, H-back, or in the slot as a tight end.
CONS: Lacks power and won't overwhelm defender at the point of attack. Tends to rely on cutting defender rather than delivering blow straight-up. Has limited use in passing game and as a runner.
OVERVIEW: When freshman phenom Tom Savage took over, his reps decreased because they went to a lot more spread sets to take advantage of Savage's superior passing ability. But he was still a valuable player that is an excellent lead blocker, although doesn't get love because he's not physical. Finished career with 7 carries for 41 yards and 29 receptions. Had 19 catches as a junior, but fell to 5 as a senior.
NFL FORECAST: His more finesse style doesn't bother me because he can and will become more powerful as he gets bigger. Most NFL teams like their fullbacks to be approaching 250 pounds, and if he was to put on 10-15 more pounds of muscle, he would become a more physical player. But he's not a guy that is going to be a bulldozer. But he's a smart player that will be a very good lead blocker just won't ever win a big reputation. But each and every year he'll be clearing holes for a 1,000 yard rusher. He'll be a solid starter in the same vein as Bob Christian, although I'm not sure he's as good a runner/receiver as Christian was.
ATL FORECAST: Corcoran isn't the physical lead blocker that the team would like to pair with Turner, but he would be an effective starter in Atlanta within the next few years because they can move him around. I think he's more capable of offensive production than he showed at Rutgers, and while he won't be a weapon, can be a fairly reliable outlet for Ryan in the passing game. But even in Atlanta, he probably wouldn't get enough credit because he doesn't give the team a smashmouth reputation that they like.
VALUE: Corcoran is a solid fourth round pick for a team looking for a smart, more finesse-type lead blocker.

1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average,4-very good, 5-elite

SPEED: 3.0
POWER: 3.0
HANDS: 3.5
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