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Senior Bowl Week Day 5

Written by Evan Davis Jr on January 28, 2011

College football’s Friday practices are entirely “walked-through”, in shorts and tees. As there was nothing to do but sit in this ‘Bama sun, here’s my list of Surprises and Disappointments from both teams.

 

 

Surprises

 

Honorable Mention

Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami Seemingly coming out of nowhere, Hankerson made a believer out of all by week’s end. His reliable hands and precise routes made him a favorite target of the QBs. And just when you thought that all he could do was go deep, he impressively beat double teams and found open spaces in zone today. Add in great focus and you have a real winner.

 

5.Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M What an athlete. A perfect mix of speed and strength; very effective pass rushing moves too. Excellent, quick feet gave linemen a lot of trouble on the line. Looked very good in space as well. Very active (read more…)

Senior Bowl Week Day 4

Written by Evan Davis Jr on January 27, 2011

Today’s practices were in helmets and shorts, so not a lot of work being done; so minimal scouting was done, as well.

 

 

NORTH

 

QB Ricky Stanzi continues to underimpress. His ball is still floating on the intermediate routes, causing his receivers to wait for it.

 

QB Colin Kaepernick is still having accuracy issues in the 2 minute offense drill. Big wind up had DBs breaking on him quickly and making plays.

 

FB Owen Marecic is able to use his quick feet to get into 5 and 6 holes on dives…very impressive.

 

RBs – Da’Rel Scott doesn’t look too comfortable in pass routes and catching the ball. May be his stiff footwork being highlighted in another area. Needs to be more aggressive on the draw.

 

Roy Helu Jr. had an awesome day. He showcased what you need to in helmets and shorts – (read more…)

Senior Bowl Week Day 3

Written by Evan Davis Jr on January 26, 2011

NORTH

 

Outstanding Performances

 

WRs – It was the Titus Young show. Excellent practice; showcased his sharp cuts and acceleration out of them as well as his precise patterns. He never dropped a ball and was badly beating DBs on short, medium and deep routes all practice

 

Austin Pettis performed very well. He ran great routes and really utilized his quick feet and moves.

 

Dwayne Harris’ athleticism had him catching balls behind him or way above him, in and out of traffic. Great toolbox, here.

 

RBs – Roy Helu Jr. had the best Comeback Practice. He was surprisingly tough in blocking and blitz pick-up drills and displayed how fluid and smooth a runner he is. Also showed a great nose for holes and green.

 

Kendall Hunter put in an excellent effort at the pass blocking and blitz pick-up drills, as well as showcasing his great (read more…)

Senior Bowl Week Day 2

Written by Evan Davis Jr on January 25, 2011

NORTH

 

DE Cameron Jordan was absolutely dominating. His hand speed and quickness was way too much for the linemen he came up against. In close he’s unstoppable; out in space, he has issues. Still not totally sold on him. I look forward to seeing him progress through the week.

 

TE Big Mike McNeil was a star today – great speed, toughness and hands.

 

Lawrence Wilson looked very stiff in the hips and awkward when he had to open up.

 

OL Nate Solder put on a clinic this morning. He showed good speed and technique as he pulled and blocked on sweeps and tosses. Very strong and mean in 1-on-1s.

 

Not so positive, was how LB Greg Jones looked in space; pretty lost.

 

WR Vincent Brown put on a performance that will have him flying up draft boards. Great hands, crisp (read more…)

Senior Bowl Weigh-in Results – South

Written by Evan Davis Jr on January 25, 2011

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Senior Bowl Weigh-in Results – North

Written by Evan Davis Jr on January 25, 2011

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Senior Bowl Week Day 1

Written by Evan Davis Jr on January 24, 2011

DAY 1

 

Both teams practiced in helmets and shoulder pads. As the NFL Network’s Mike Maylock has said, “everyone looks good in shorts”. I agree.

 

Check tomorrow when the real practices begin…

 

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Senior Bowl 2011 Roster: South team

Written by Evan Davis Jr on January 24, 2011

Listed below is the current roster as of January 23rd. Roster page will be updated as the roster changes. Check back for updates!

 

81 Sam Acho DL Texas 82 Danny Aiken DS Virginia 18 Anthony Allen RB Georgia Tech 57 Allen Bailey DL Miami 35 Ahmad Black DB Florida 60 Clint Boling OL Georgia 3 Curtis Brown DB Texas 17 Josh Bynes LB Auburn 77 James Carpenter OL Alabama 9 Charles Clay RB Tulsa 14 Andy Dalton QB TCU 27 Noel Devine RB West Virginia 85 Preston Dial TE Alabama 4 Zac Etheridge DB Auburn 87 Edmond Gates WR Abilene Christian 76 Marcus Gilbert OL Florida 12 Marcus Gilchrist DB Clemson 86 Leonard Hankerson WR Miami 17 Chas Henry P Florida 62 Rodney Hudson OL Florida State 56 Nate Irving LB North Carolina State 30 Josh Jasper K LSU 99 Jarvis Jenkins DL Clemson 8 Ronald Johnson WR USC (read more…)

Senior Bowl 2011 Roster: North team

Written by Evan Davis Jr on January 24, 2011

Listed below is the current roster as of January 23rd. Roster page will be updated as the roster changes. Check back for updates!

 

95 Pierre Allen DL Nebraska 46 Christian Ballard DL Iowa 45 Jeremy Beal DL Oklahoma 73 James Brewer OL Indiana 23 Jalil Brown DB Colorado 80 Vincent Brown WR San Diego State 8 Kendric Burney DB North Carolina 68 Gabe Carimi OL Wisconsin 21 Rashad Carmichael DB Virginia Tech 20 Quinton Carter DB Oklahoma 74 Anthony Castonzo OL Boston College 25 Kai Forbath K UCLA 40 Mason Foster LB Washington 92 Sione Fua DL Stanford 79 Brandon Fusco OL Slippery Rock 28 Eric Hagg DB Nebraska 17 Dwayne Harris WR East Carolina 20 Roy Helu Jr RB Nebraska 90 Alex Henery P Nebraska 44 Mark Herzlich LB Boston College 51 Ross Homan LB Ohio State 24 Kendall Hunter RB Oklahoma State 5 Jaiquawn Jarrett DB Temple (read more…)

Meet and Greet: Jeron Johnson

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on January 9, 2011

Meet Jeron Johnson, strong safety from Boise State (BSU).

 

Currently ranked the 21st overall safety by Scout Inc.’s draft board on ESPN.com, Johnson is looking to prove that there is plenty of value in this supposedly weak safety draft class in 2011.

 

Johnson is a 5’10’’, 200lb player who runs the 40 in approximately 4.5 seconds. He has solid speed for a defensive back, and it should continue to improve as he trains for the draft down in Dallas, Texas. The thing that makes him so good out on the football field is his balanced style of play, highlighted by exceptional intelligence and strength. “I’m a smart player with defensive knowledge, situational awareness and physical presence,” said Johnson. “I’m a pretty well-rounded player, but there’s always room for improvement.” Although T.J. Ward reminds him most of his style of play, he tries to model his (read more…)

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