My analysis of Jamil Douglas is based on this one game that was played in 2013 against Wisconsin. I would not base my opinion of him on this one game. With that said, just going by the evidence I had available to me, I would say Douglas has a lot of work to do.
The good news is that all of it, besides one aspect of his game, is fixable. Hand placement can be fixed. Leverage is a learnable skill. Reps and experience will help him with his assignments at guard. But the biggest concern, the one that I do not see can be coached, is that he didn’t play with urgency. It’s not that I think it’s laziness - I hope it isn’t laziness - but I would like to see him get at it more. I would like to see him attack the defender and not wait on the defender. I hope it is an inexperience thing and he is thinking too much, rather than an effort issue. I woul-d like to see killer instincts and him being more proactive than reactive. I would like to see an explosion off the snap.
There are aspects of his game that are positive and just do not translate on pictures. He does have good feet. He is smooth and athletic. He comes from a zone blocking scheme. He has positional versatility. He is durable as he played in all games at Arizona State University. He is a leader and was a captain at ASU. When he plays with technique and violence, it is very pretty. With a coach that can teach technique and lose a boot in Douglas' behind, I can see a very productive offensive linemen for the Dolphins, but he will need some patience from the coaching staff to achieve that production.
Screenshots were taken from tape that was available on draftbreakdown.com. Due to the fact that college game tape isn't readily available, the quality of images aren't always the greatest. We work with what we are given though and the analysis is below in the slideshow.
This film analysis was completed by Matthew Knowles. Follow him on Twitter: @blueflamespcl