One game won't define Notre Dame's season, but the 34-20 Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State created plenty of questions for the Irish entering the off-season. Irish Illustrated looks ahead at five issues that Charlie Weis must resolve for Notre Dame to improve its chances at making another Bowl...[details]
Pros: Stevenson is a durable, intelligent interior blocker with good size and technique. He has some versatility, can move his feet, gets good positioning and will sustain his blocks well. He anchors well and shows a good hand punch when pass blocking. His strength translates well to the playing field, mainly because of his sound technique. He is a tough, physical player that displays good football intelligence and savvy. His well-rounded skills should enable him to compete for a roster spot in the NFL and possibly challenge for a starting job over his career. Cons: He will give up too much ground in pass protection at times and does not consistently drive defenders off the ball. He is not a tough, physical type. He needs to show more of a mean streak. He has only marginal athletic ability. On the move, he lumbers to get to the outside and lacks ability to adjust to movement downfield. Numbers:: At the Combine he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.42 seconds with a 24.5" vertical jump and an 8'4" broad jump. He did 24 reps of the 225-pound bench press.