Ciron Black Scouting Report

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Ciron Black Scouting Report

Position: OL
Conference: SEC
School: LSU Tigers
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #70
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 322 lbs.

2010 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.49
Bench press23
Vertical jump25.5
Broad jump7'07

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Ciron Black, OL, LSU

Black has been the pillar of the LSU offensive line for four consecutive seasons, and he is one of the most experienced players in all of college football. Since redshirting in 2005, the senior tackle has started an incredible 52 straight games for the Tigers; 13 as a freshman, 14 as a sophomore, 13 as a junior, and so far 12 in his final campaign in Baton Rouge. Black was named a First-Team Freshman All-American by several publications in 2006, and he was an All-SEC performer in each of his next two seasons. The Tigers have been plagued by injuries this year so the offense has not been piling up a ton of yards, but Charles Scott (4.7 yards per carry) and Keiland Williams (5.3 ypc) have found success running behind a stellar offensive front. Black also projects well to the NFL, and not just because he is extremely durable. In the mold of most LSU linemen, Black stands at an imposing 6'5' and 322 pounds. He runs in the mid-5.3s of the 40-yard dash and has been clocked faster than 5.30 at that distance; impressive speed for a man of his size. Scouts will also love the fact that Black is an outstanding person off the field who excels in the classroom. The only real drawback--if you can call it that--is that Black, who has played both right and left tackle for the Tigers, is not an NFL left tackle (the more valuable position). He is an excellent run-blocker, but he must improve in the pass-blocking department if he is ever to protect a quarterback's blind side. Even so, Black is a lock to be off the board before the end of the second round, and he even has a shot at a late first-round selection.

Last Updated Nov-29-2009 by Ricky Dimon

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Prediction: 2nd Round

I really liked Black going into this season. The more LSU games I watched, though, the more obvious it became to me that he is more suited for RT in the NFL. He was beaten by smaller, speed rushers who he allowed to harass his QB. At RT, however, he would thrive. That is why I believe he will last to the top of the 2nd round, where I'm hoping the Cleveland Browns will take him with the 35th pick. Their offense has been the one of the worst in NFL history the past two seasons, with their taking 18 games for a RB to gain a rushing TD! With Black manning the RT position, they will have bookends, (Joe Thomas the other), for the next decade, they have a chance to get things going.

Posted by:
cogan 12/17/09 07:20 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

I am a huge Seahawks fan up here in Seattle. And I really think the Seahawks need to get this guy with one of their two first round picks that will probably be high in the first round. I've seen how bad Seahawks have been reeling from the loss of the All-Pro left tackle Walter Jones and also are left guard that was stolen by the Vikings All-Pro Steve Hutchinson. I remember when the Seahawks used to be the best running team in the NFL with Shaun Alexander I think the only way they will win again is if they get back to where they were in 2005.

Posted by:
camerongunzer 10/20/09 10:24 PM