Friday, January 11, 2013

Prospect Profile: OG Alvin Bailey - Arkansas


Name:  Alvin Bailey
Height:  6' - 5"
Weight:  312 lbs.
Class:  RJr.
Hometown:  Broken Arrow, OK
Date of Birth:  8/26/91 (21 years old)
High School:  Broken Arrow

College Career Notes:

2012 RJr. Year:  Started all 12 games at OG.  Helped lead newcomer RB Dennis Johnson to over 750 rushing yards in only 137 rushing attempts.  Helped anchor an OL that ranked 3rd in SEC in sacks allowed (1.58/gm) behind Mississippi State and Tennessee.

2011 RSo. Year:  Started all 13 games at OG.  Named 2nd Team All-SEC (Associated Press and Coaches).  Helped block for an offense that broke 16 game/season offensive records.  Helped lead RB Knile Davis to over 1300 yards rushing in 204 attempts.

2010 RFr. Year:  Started all 13 games at OG.  Named to FWAA All-American Team and the SEC All-Freshman Team.  Helped block for QB Ryan Mallett and RB Knile Davis in a record season for Arkansas that broke 24 game/season offensive records.  Benched over 400 lbs. and squatted 590 lbs.

2012 (#67 OG - RJr. Film):

Pass Pro

Run Blocking

2011 (#67 OG - RSo. Film):

Pass Pro

Run Blocking

2010 (#67 OG - RFr. Film):

Pass Pro

Run Blocking

+ Overall, a strong upper body and good athlete who moves well in space and laterally
Isn't prone to holding or grabbing
Above average second level blocker, gets to the point of attack quickly
+ Good balance in pass pro, disciplined, doesn't chase away from the boomerang pocket
+ Raises game appropriately, strong competitor
+ Phenomenal punch from upper body, can move defenders laterally with raw upper body power
+ Tenacious with his blocks, seeks to finish, and hates getting beat

- Can get too high in pass protection
- Will over-rely on upper body strength
- Needs to improve leg drive and using his lower body effectively
- Can reduce his blocking technique to lunging late in the game
- Could stand to increase his stamina, needs to improve technique and consistency late in the game

Bailey is a seasoned starter and quality OG prospect who has only recently decided to enter the NFL draft, no doubt being influenced by Tyler Wilson's graduation.  Coming from the high octane offense that the Razorbacks have engineered over the past few years, Bailey has spearheaded a potent passing and rushing attack with his blocking skills up front.  He plays and has played LG and RG almost interchangeably due to the demand on the Offensive Line in Fayetteville.  Overall, Bailey's game is very strong.  While a natural for the zone blocking scheme, with some work on his base and his leg drive, Bailey possesses the strength and athleticism to be a quality LG or RG in a Power Blocking Scheme as well.  This makes him a very attractive mid-Round option at OG for any team looking to improve their depth along the offensive line.  Tyler Wilson, Ryan Mallett, Dennis Johnson and the oft-injured Knile Davis all owe a lot of success to Bailey and the work he has done up front.

Outlook as a Raider:
It is widely believed that if Oakland does not trade down they will almost certainly take a defensive playmaker at No. 3 Overall.  These players include Damontre Moore, Star Lotulelei and Bjoern Werner.  There is a "Chance" that the Raiders might go all out on the Lines and go after a kid like Warmack, but at No. 3 Overall, the value isn't quite there for an OG in the 1st Round.  Now, Bailey is a strong, versatile prospect with the ability to fit into most schemes.  Oakland is currently without an offensive coordinator and has just fired the ZBS crazy Greg Knapp.  Bailey fits most all schemes and shows good prowess in pass blocking.  He is an attractive option for the Raiders in the high 3rd Round, or perhaps in the high 4th Round.  A solid late Day 2 or early Day 3 selection of Bailey would help solidify the OG position which will likely involve veteran Mike Brisiel (RG), soon to be 2nd year player Tony Bergstrom (LG and RG) and the upcoming 2nd year player Lucas Nix.  Stefan Wisniewski is currently playing Center, and some believe he should be moved back to his natural position of LG should the Raiders go back to the PBS...while it's nice in theory, the current regime seems intent on seeing the wise and wily 2nd generation Wisniewski to continue making the calls up front.  We'll see where OL plays into the 2013 NFL Draft for Oakland.  Clearly, they need help at OG and they need to find someone to bookend the Right Side, but it is likely they'll focus on rebuilding a defense that is set to lose a number of free agents in the 2013 offseason.

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