04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Titans' picks: Round 7/211 - Scott Solomon, DE, 6-3, 262, Rice...The Titans liked Solomon's high motor enough to trade back into round seven to grab him. QUOTE TO NOTE: "I'm going to be a ball of fire, full of p--- and vinegar, in there doing everything I can to help the team out." -- Seventh-round defensive end Scott Solomon of Rice who has a reputation for having a high motor and relentless effort guy. - The Sports Xchange
Solomon is a try-hard, do-everything defender whose size, toughness and effort make him a legitimately draftable commodity despite questions about his true athleticism and level of competition. His consistency and high-revving motor should give Solomon a chance to prove he can play.
Positives: High-effort, thickly built defender with good strength and the leverage to create a pile. Locates the ball quickly and pursues with passion, showing good lateral agility while extending the play to the sideline. Flashes an explosive burst and can surprise better overall athletes with his ability to get upfield. Has a closing burst when given a free lane. Has the frame to consider moving inside
Negatives: May be maxed out as a football player. Has the initial burst off the snap but only phone-booth quickness overall and doesn't make as many plays behind the line of scrimmage as his ability to penetrate would indicate. Short arms (30 7/8 inches) make it difficult to break free from blockers.