Jeff Eager sent me this scouting tidbit after watching Stewart and the Ducks face USC last week.
Stewart also showed his usual power running ability, gaining tough yards against a good SC defense. His awareness appears very good. Although he is known as a powerful guy, this year he seems not to get hit straight-on very often. Once he gets amongst the line scrum, he takes good angles that allow him, even when he's hit by a LB, to get an extra two yards. When it's a DB hitting him, he gets another 4.
After trying, I think unsuccessfully, to decode the NFL combine last year I'm taking a different tack to talent evaluation for the 2008 draft: Community Scouting. Not unlike what Tango Tiger does here. Right now I have two hangups, one, I don't know how to program, and, two, I don't know how to create a poll without programming it myself. That should all be resolved before next year. For now, I'm attempting a trial run for tonight's Oregon State/USC game. In the diary section I will create a series of polls each evaluating an ability of Yvenson Bernard on a simple 5 point scale (from very bad to very good). It would be a great help to me if everyone who has seen Bernard play, or will watch Bernard tonight, to vote. This is just a trial run, so don't worry about being perfectly accurate, just vote what you think. Hopefully, I will be able to set up something for the top 100 prospects or so and be able to create a database of fan scouting. We'll see how tonight goes and work from there.
Thanks to everyone who votes.