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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…)

To Leave or Not To Leave…That is the Andrew Luck Question

Written by Evan Davis Jr on January 8, 2011

 

Decision-making is what differentiates a college player from a college elite. It also propels a college elite into the NFL. Whether it’s a tailback finding the most efficient hole to dart through, instead of burying his head and falling forward, or a quarterback choosing the open receiver at the first down marker, instead of taking an endzone shot in double coverage, the art of decision-making will make or break a college player.

 

These choices and decisions happen hundreds of times a game; every game, but the most important decision happens off the field – the decision to leave school early or stay until one’s senior year is the toughest one.

 

Joe Montana stayed and is in the Hall of Fame while Jamarcus Russell did not and is currently unemployed. Sam Bradford stayed and injured himself in his senior year while Matt Leinart returned for his senior campaign, (read more…)

Meet and Greet: Stephen Franklin

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on January 5, 2011

Meet Stephen Franklin, inside linebacker from Southern Illinois (SIU).

 

Currently ranked the 30th overall inside linebacker by Scout Inc.’s draft board on ESPN.com, Franklin is hoping to shed the Division 1AA label and prove that he can be an NFL-caliber player.

 

Franklin is a 6’0’’, 237lb player who runs the 40 in approximately 4.5 seconds, impressive speed for a linebacker. This speed, along with agility and quickness, makes his athleticism the most impressive facet of his game. “Athleticism is my biggest thing,” Franklin said. “It allows me to be able to put myself in position to make plays by breaking blocks and closing space down in a hurry.” Despite being a big fan of NFL linebackers like Jon Beason and Patrick Willis, Franklin says that the tenacity and athleticism of Bart Scott most reminds him of the way he plays.

 

Even with his outstanding (read more…)

Meet and Greet: Isaac Odim

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on January 2, 2011

Meet Isaac Odim, running back from Minnesota-Duluth (UMD).

 

Currently ranked the 61st overall running back by Scout Inc.’s draft board on ESPN.com, Odim is hoping to get a shot in the NFL and prove that playing for a Division 2 team can’t keep him from being a professional athlete.

 

Odim is a 5’11’’, 210lb player who runs the 40 in approximately 4.5 seconds. His speed is solid for a runner, but his best attribute is his outstanding ability to run hard and break tackles. “I pride myself on never giving up on a play, not letting the first person tackle me, and fighting for extra yards,” said Odim. According to him, he tries to emulate Adrian Peterson’s physicality by always fighting to keep the play alive while picking up more yards.

 

One thing that he feels could use some work is his pass (read more…)

Risers and Sliders: Week Five

Written by Aaron Aloysius on October 7, 2010

Risers

Leonard Hankerson WR Miami Coming into the season, very few draft analysts had Hankerson rated highly; the folks at National Scouting gave the Miami wideout a 5th to 7th round grade. However, Hankerson’s quieted many of his critics with a strong start to the 2010 season, including a 147 yard, 3 touchdown performance against Clemson. Though he lacks elite speed, Hankerson has enough quicks to separate from defensive backs and out-muscle them to the ball. Both qualities showed up in the Clemson game, but it was his ability to make the tough grab in traffic that was the most important part of his day. On his last TD reception, Hankerson plucked the ball away from his body, then took a hit without coughing up the pigskin. Hankerson’s been drop-prone in the past, so it’s important that he prove to scouts that he’ll be a reliable receiver at the (read more…)

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