Insider: Branch lacks first-round instincts
VA (Varina HS)
Years Played: 2007 - 2011
The following quotes are from NFL executives, coaches and front-office personnel, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
• “What really bothers me about (Clemson DE-OLB Andre) Branch — where was he earlier in his career? You can make excuses for him and say he split time with (Da'Quan) Bowers, but one-year producers have always scared me. They are chasing the money. Most guys change when they get it. … I thought his pad level was very inconsistent on tape. He’s a digester. He doesn’t feel blocking pressure. I can’t believe he has been talked about in the first (round). I don’t know any (other teams) that graded him there.”
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