I’m no scout but from what I am reading is consistent and solid rushing the passer but needs to work on defending the run. But in his defense he looks better getting after QBs then Carter did last year. My guess is he will get some 3rd down time. Martin and Carter along with Golden will get most of the 1st and 2nd down time
Post by goldenratio on Apr 28, 2019 9:08:38 GMT -5
From Dave-Te OSHANE XIMINES SCOUTING EXCERPTS nflscouting : 4/27/2019 5:54 pm SMALL SCHOOL STAR HAS BIG PLAY POTENTIAL Oshane Ximines-#7 Old Dominion University Monarchs 6:03.4-253 Agility Tests...4.78 in the 40-yard dash…1.72 10-yard dash…2.71 20-yard dash…4.57 20-yard shuttle…7.13 three-cone drill…34-inch vertical jump…9'-10" broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times…33-inch arm length…9 7/8-inch hands…78 5/8-inch wingspan.
Background...One of college football's "best-kept secrets" emerged in 2018, capturing All-Conference USA honors en route to being the first player from his school to ever play in the prestigious Senior Bowl. Professional teams have changed their defensive philosophies in recent years, utilizing the smaller, quicker edge rushers more often at the first level of defense, rather than try to convert these types of players into classic linebackers.
While yielding considerable bulk to offensive tackles, Ximines has managed to set the school sacks standard in each of his last three seasons, along with establishing the school career-record in that category. As much of an unknown as he has been to the media, Ximines is well-regarded in scouting circles and NFL.com recently pegged him as one of the elite players to watch for the upcoming collegiate season, as he cracked the Top Fifty for the 2019 NFL Draft. If selected, Ximines would draw the distinction of being the first ever Monarch to earn that honor.
As a two-star recruit, Ximines became a curious discussion piece for several college recruiting sites, with one even going so far to believe that he was a fictional character. Just looking at the history of his surname - Ximines - shows that it is referred to as the 744,554th most common surname in the world. Only 256 people in the world can stake claim to that name - 125 residing in Jamaica, 100 in the United States, sixteen more in England, nine in Canada and six in Indonesia.
At Hertford County High School, the North Carolina prepster competed on both sides of the ball in football, adding to his resume as a member of the basketball team. What he was known for was his uncanny ability to get to the quarterback. The 210-pound, two-time Defensive MVP and All-North-eastern Coastal Conference selection recorded 145 tackles with 35.0 sacks during his career. As a junior, he was in on 65 tackles that included fourteen sacks. He notched six sacks in one contest during his senior season. On the basketball court, he averaged 8.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game as a junior and senior.
Capturing the attention of the local Carolina colleges, Ximines decided to join fellow Herford County High teammates Antonio Vaughan and Kevin Privott as members of the Old Dominion Monarchs football team. He red-shirted in 2014, but did make a brief appearance vs. Eastern Michigan, recording one quarterback pressure. From a 214-pound recruit, Ximines returned to 2015 fall camp a solid 240 pounds, staking claim to the "stud" defensive end spot. He started all twelve games, recording 32 tackles while leading the team with five sacks, 7.5 stops-for-loss and nine quarterback pressures, donning jersey #98 as he earned a spot on the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Ximines started all but the FIU clash (Senior Day) in 2016, setting the school season-record with 7.5 sacks. He made 42 tackles, 11.5 coming from behind the line of scrimmage. He also caused three fumbles, recovering two while adding four quarterback pressures and three pass deflections to receive All-Conference USA recognition.
One of the few bright spots during the 2017 season, Ximines ranked 20th in the nation as he broke his own school season-record with 8.5 sacks among his team-best fourteen stops for loss. He tallied a career-best 44 tackles with seven pressures and set another annual record with four forced fumbles - fifth best in the major college ranks. He opened the season with a sack vs. Albany, then added four tackles, a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss in the win at UMass. He notched six tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss vs. Western Kentucky and tied his season-high with seven tackles and added a tackle for loss at North Texas.
The All-Conference USA selection recorded 58 tackles (32 solos) with twelve sacks and 18.5 stops for losses of 88 yards in 2018. His twelve sacks gave him 33.0 for his career, second to Louisiana Tech's Jaylon Ferguson among active FBS players. He registered fourteen quarterback pressures, returning an interception 14 yards while deflecting two other tosses. He blocked one kick and tied his own school season-record with four forced fumbles on 665 defensive snaps.
Ximines also tied for first among active FBS players with eleven career forced fumbles. He secured his first career interception while making seven tackles and a sack vs. Marshall. He notched seven tackles, two sacks and three tackles for loss vs. Florida International and registered seven tackles, two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss in the win over Virginia Tech. He posted seven tackles and 1.5 sacks at East Carolina and totaled a career-best nine tackles in the comeback win over North Texas, adding 1.5 sacks and two tackles for loss.
Ximines started 48-of-50 games for the Monarchs, recording 176 tackles (93 solos) with 33.0 sacks for minus 205 yards, 51.5 stops for losses of 234 yards and 35 quarterback pressures, as he also caused eleven fumbles, recovering three for 25 yards in advancements. He also deflected ten passes and returned one interception 14 yards.
Ximines set the school record with 33.0 sacks, racing past 2017 teammate Bunmi Rotimi (19.0; 2014-17). The previous record prior to 2016 was 13.5 by Craig Wilkins (2009-12). He owns the school record with eleven forced fumbles. The old mark of seven was first set by T.J. Ricks (2013-16).
Ximines' three fumble recoveries rank fifth, topped by Wilkins (nine), Carvin Powell (six; 2009-12), Ricks (five) and Marvin Branch (four; 2015-16). His 51.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage shattered the old ODU mark of forty by Wilkins. The senior also established the school record with 7.5 sacks in 2016, topping that mark with 8.5 in 2017 and again with twelve in 2018. The previous season record was 6.5, first set by Deron Mayo in 2010 and matched by Cameron (2011) and Wilkins (2012). His four forced fumbles in both 2017 and '18 tied the record first set by T.J. Ricks in 2014.
The Scouting Report Athletic Ability...Ximines is undersized for a down lineman, but has very good strength, along with a frame that can carry more bulk. He has an athletic physique with good upper body muscle definition, firm midsection and tight waist and hips. He has the long wingspan and reach to keep blockers at bay and the large, strong hands to generate a solid punch. He has a good bubble and adequate lower body development, along with minimal body fat (8.6%). Ximines might be a better fit as a 3-4 linebacker, due to size issues, but it is also a perfect position for the way he plays, as he operates better on the moves. He is comfortable making plays in pursuit vs. the run and coming off the edge, he generates good heat to pressure the pocket. He has good quickness and keeps his feet on the move, showing the agility and balance in his running stride. He has adequate change of direction agility and flexibility, along with good acceleration to close. He has loose hips and runs faster than his timed speed. He has good upper body strength and leg drive. He looks a little stiff in space, but has a good closing burst.
Pursuit Skills...Ximines is an instinctive player with a great feel for slipping through tight areas to generate the pass rush. He is a good read-& -react type with the instincts and vision to find the ball. He is alert to misdirection and won’t be suckered in by play action fakes. He shows a quick break and urgency to negate the cutback lanes when pinching the outside running game back in. He is alert to blocking schemes and moves suddenly to avoid. He might overrun a few plays, but is quick to recover. He can diagnose the run or pass and has no problems reading and reacting to plays on the edge. Ximines has some hip stiffness, but still manages to flow with the ball. His stiffness only becomes evident when he has to turn out of his breaks on short area pass coverage or when having to redirect suddenly. He has good playing speed to make plays in pursuit. He might overrun a play or two due to some stiffness in his change of direction, but is quick to recover. He shows good urgency getting to the ball and uses his active hands to prevent getting tied up working through trash. The thing you notice on film is that he shows good speed with proper pursuit angles while chasing.
Strength at the Point of Attack...Ximines has a strong hand punch, but despite solid weight room numbers, he does get engulfed working in-line and needs to be in motion to be effective, as he is not going to win physical battles vs. the offensive linemen in the trenches (capitalizes on quickness to elude). He just struggles and gets bounced around too much at the Xs when working inside. He lacks the bulk and lower body strength to split double teams and hold ground at the point of attack, but plays much better on the move, where he can used his hand punch to reroute the tight ends, thus making him a better fit for a conversion to linebacker. Playing off the line, he shows good stack and shed ability. He is strong with his hands, especially when working on the edge, using a powerful club move and arm-over action to get past blocks. He can be even better when he uses his natural leverage. When he plays high, he will get tied up trying to disengage, failing to stay on his feet working near the pile. His size issue as a down lineman comes into play when he fails to protect his body working in trash, as he can be washed out of the play by double teams when he leaves his body too exposed.
Hand Usage... Ximines has developed the strength needed to shock and jolt even the biggest offensive linemen, but must not occupy the linemen too long for fear of being engulfed (has had success vs. the lethargic types). He has good power behind his punch with his initial strike. He has a good array of pass rush moves (rip, swim, club) and uses his hands to play off blocks and stack. He still could use a little refinement shooting his hands, but he shows strength behind his strikes. He has the wingspan and extension to redirect tight ends off their routes when in short area coverage, adding to his resume for a potential move to linebacker at the next level. He is not a natural hands catcher for the interception, but has the leaping ability and times his jumps to do a great job of batting the ball down at the line of scrimmage.
Tackling Ability...Ximines sometimes gets caught up in the battle in the trenches and fails to locate the ball carrier on time. He will shut down some when his moves fail to get him a release from the block. He has enough quickness to deliver explosive hits on the quarterback, but is susceptible to side blocks, where he is often ridden wide. He can be fooled by double teams and try to shoot the inside gap, only to get stonewalled. When he stays low in his pads and drives forward with his legs, he can push the fullback back through the rush lanes. He hits with a thud and can jar the ball loose on contact. He is more of a drag down tackler than a wrap-up one, which could see the slippery backs escape. However, he has the upper body strength to bring the runner down once he latches on. This area of his game is going to be a work in progress, but if he shifts to the second level, his tackle figures should increase.
Run Defense...Ximines shows no hesitation working in-line in attempts to clog the rush lanes, but is susceptible to low blocks, despite having the long wingspan to protect his legs. As a rush end, he was more productive vs. the outside run when he avoided blocks rather than trying to take on the bigger blockers. He can make plays on the move and shows the burst to close and make plays taking on the fullback. He is quick to read the inside run and step up to take on the offensive lineman or lead back, but lacks the bulk to consistently stack. He has shown improvement staying lower in his pads, as when he got too high in his stance in the past, he did not square up when taking on blocks. He shows good pursuit quickness to the outside and is able to run and work through and around trash. He has the chase speed and takes proper angles to cut off the runner on the outside.
Pass Rush Ability...Ximines needs to be on the move to be effective, as he gets engulfed at the point of attack and appears frustrated when his moves fail working in a phone booth. He has a good feel for rushing off the edge and has the up field burst, doing a good job of dipping his shoulder to bend the corner. He needs to avoid offensive linemen to be effective, as he will not be able to escape if the bigger blocker gets on him. He is better blitzing off the edge, but can be very good at running stunts because of his quickness, if he can find the clear lane. He has the speed to rush off the edge and has a few moves along the way to avoid blocks (arm under and over action). He is just not a solid bull rusher, even when he stays low in his pads, but his explosion and ability to close on the pocket could see him be highly effective playing the second level in a 3-4 defensive alignment.
Compares To...Justin Houston-Indianapolis Colts…Ximines is an undersized defensive end who will need some time to adjust to playing linebacker. He might bring quicker value as a situational rush end, as he is not really fluid in his pass drops, but I am confident that he will not struggle in pass coverage. He is more of a drag-down tackler than a wrap-up type working in space, causing some of the slippery runners to escape. However, he is a solid hitter vs. plays in front of him and shows enough spin in his lateral movements to make plays outside the box. He has good acceleration working down the line and does a good job of colliding with the ball carrier on contact. When he gets too high in his stance, he tends to pick a side rather than squaring up, making him an easy target to block.
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