2011 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about MARK HERZLICH: Boston College, 6040 244 4.92. Three-year starter. Prior to the 2009 season, Ourlads rated Herzlich a first round talent and was the defending ACC Defensive Player of the Year. He has made 247 career tackles. During the spring of 2009 he was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, which he overcame. Productive over his career. In 2008 he had 110 tackles, 6 INTs, 8 PBU, 2 FF, 2 FR, and 13 TFL. Our notes based on his 2008 tape read: solid measurables, good athletic ability with pass rush quickness and balance. Good football intelligence. Not soft at the point of attack. Burning desire to win. Makes big plays. Gets off blockers with quick strong hands. Eager and intense. Wrap tackler who will knock the ball carrier backwards. Has the chase speed to catch from behind. Gets clean separation. Can string out blocker laterally. Good speed and range. Hustles all out on every play. Aggressive and hits with authority. Received several honors in 2009 for his courage and outreach in his battle with cancer, including the Disney Spirit Award and the ACC Commissioner’s Cup. Senior Bowl notes: good size for a 3-4 outside linebacker, but could play the Sam in the right 4-3 scheme. Decent initial quickness and toughness taking on a block. Flashes good shed technique using his hands well to separate. Occasionally locked up with a block. May lack top upper body power and strength. Hustles in pursuit and gives a good effort. Showed up well in pass rush drills, with a quick move around the corner. Takes good drops in coverage and shows good zone awareness. Good relation to receivers in zone. Plays up to the short route while getting under the deep one. Struggles in space at times on the perimeter. Has good range and with a clear path to the ball can chase sideline to sideline. A good athlete who needs more strength to consistently play off a block. He has a lot of good qualities that would allow him to fit in the right scheme. 2010 stats: 65 tackles, 3 1/2 TFL, 4 PBU, 4 INTs. Edge speed:left 2.04, right 2.33. OSR:17/ 19. Fifth/sixth round. (A-32 5/8, H-10 1/8, BP-29, SS-4.46).