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Senior Bowl Diary: Day 3

Written by Mike Daneshgar on January 25, 2012

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Senior Bowl Diary: Day 1

Senior Bowl Diary: Day 2

 

Today at the senior bowl was quite an eventful day. Keeping with my trend of having no trend with my Senior Bowl reports, I’m going to break up my overall impressions by squads because today the experience in each was vastly different.

 

NORTH

 

Maybe it was because it is the morning practice, but the North side’s Day 3 was a bit of a snoozer. Instead of spending time showcasing player talents, the Vikings coaching squad spent a majority of the time doing walk-through.

 

The signal callers were consistently sloppy, with the exception of Kirk Cousins. He had a very good day, arguably the best quarterbacking performance that I have seen this week. Cousins was especially adept at finding the spaces in the zone defenses. There was nice pace on his throws and he seemed (read more…)


Senior Bowl Diary: Day 2

Written by Mike Daneshgar on January 24, 2012

McNutt versus Johnson

 

Senior Bowl Diary: Day 1

 

Today at practice we finally got to see both teams play – and in ideal weather. The sun was shining and even though there was a bit of a nip in the air the field conditions were perfect. It was a great sign especially after a slippery Monday. Full pads allowed for many players to state their cases – who stood out and who dropped the ball? Here are some of my rambling observations.

 

 

 

NORTH

 

None of the North quarterbacks really stood out to me. But I did keep an eye on footwork early on and it’s unanimous that Russell Wilson is the most natural in his dropback. His steps are natural, light, and unforced. If this was beach football, he would hardly leave a footprint. His height and arm are still obvious concerns but the fact that (read more…)


Senior Bowl Interviews 1/23

Written by Mike Daneshgar on January 23, 2012

Cordy Glenn

At Senior Bowl media night, I caught up with a few athletes. Here are the conversations:

 

Georgia Offensive Lineman Cordy Glenn

 

 

How was your first day of practice?

Good. Pretty good, I thought I did pretty good for not knowing what to expect. I was just trying to pick up on some of the things the coaches wanted out of us. I think this next practice I’ll be more prepared and more ready to know exactly what’s going on and what we’ll be doing.

You were at left tackle in practice today, is that where you see yourself in the NFL?

Honestly man, I just wanna play for a team and get drafted. I can play left tackle or guard, I’m pretty good at both.

You don’t have a preference?

Nope.

Is there a specific defender who has stood out to you yet as a really (read more…)


Ohio State OT Mike Adams vs Illinois

Written by Aaron Aloysius on January 23, 2012

Mike Adams 2009 Media Day_2

 

Adams is #75, lines up at left tackle


Senior Bowl Diary: Day 1

Written by Mike Daneshgar on January 23, 2012

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Senior Bowl Diary: Day 1

Monday practices started off with Weigh-Ins. Official measurements will be posted soon. Looking at shirtless dudes can give a pretty solid grasp of their physique and possibly hint at their work ethic (in the gym at least). Not all players were comment worthy but here are some of the notes that I jotted down about random players as they came up.

 

(Alphabetical order)

OT Mike Adams OSU

Extremely long, really cool tattoos (sorry, I had to)

CB Brandon Boykin UGA

Jacked, probably has the lowest body fat percentage of all the prospects in Mobile

LB Zach Brown UNC

Hearing that he runs a 4.4 I was expecting him to be more of a gym rat but he just appeared to be normal, not overly jacked and obviously not out of shape.

DE/DT Quinton Coples UNC

Like his teammate Brown, not super toned. In fact, (read more…)


Senior Bowl: 23 prospects, 23 questions

Written by Mike Daneshgar on January 22, 2012

Nick Foles

With an exciting week of Senior Bowl practices rapidly approaching, there is plenty for top prospects to prove. In honor of practices beginning on the 23rd of January, here are 23 questions that I have about 23 prospects heading in to Mobile:

 

WR Joe Adams, Arkansas – Can he play receiver?

It may seem like an odd question but if Joe Adams wasn’t a special teams stud this invite to Mobile may have never happened. Consistent hands catching would go a long ways because you know Adams will make people miss if he can get the ball with room to run.

 

OLB Zach Brown, North Carolina – Will he show that he is more than just a physical specimen?

Zach Brown will easily be the most athletic linebacker in Mobile, but at times he appears to just be running somewhere fast without a purpose. How Brown performs in (read more…)


Ryan Lownes’ Latest Mock Draft

Written by Ryan Lownes on January 16, 2012

New Mock Drafts

1. Indianapolis Colts

 

Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford

 

A no-brainer pick for the franchise in the midst of a massive overhaul. The Bill Polian-Peyton Manning era is officially over in Indianapolis and whether Manning remains the starter or not, the future of the Colts will depend on the success of the Stanford prodigy. There won’t be any suspense surrounding the first pick in April, this one is already set. 2. St. Louis Rams

 

Matt Kalil – OT – USC

 

Many experts feel this pick will be up for sale with teams pushing hard for the next highest ranked signal-caller, Robert Griffin III. If the Rams keep this pick they will be using it to aid Sam Bradford. No offensive line allowed more sacks during the 2011 season and Kalil gives St. Louis an elite blind-side protector. 3. Minnesota Vikings

 

Riley Reiff – OT – (read more…)


Top 50 Big Board

Written by Ryan Lownes on January 15, 2012

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Ryan Lownes provides us a look at his updated Top 50 Big Board.

 

Have any thoughts or questions about Ryan’s rankings? Be sure to drop a note in the comments below or over at the Draft Breakdown message board.

 

 

#

Name

Position

School

Stock

1

Andrew Luck

QB

Stanford

2

Matt Kalil

OT

Southern Cal

3

Trent Richardson

RB

Alabama

4

Morris Claiborne

CB

LSU

5

Robert Griffin III

QB

Baylor

6

Justin Blackmon

WR

Oklahoma State

7

Dre Kirkpatrick

CB

Alabama

8

David DeCastro

OG

Stanford

9

Riley Reiff

(read more…)


Mike Adams (2011)

Written by Aaron Aloysius on January 13, 2012

Mike Adams (2011)

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Scouting Report: Robert Griffin III

Written by Eric Stoner on January 13, 2012

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Robert Griffin III

 

Position: QB School: Baylor Height: 6’2″ Weight: 220 lbs Class: RS-Junior 40 time: N/A All-Star Game: No Team Captain: Yes Draft Projection: Top Five Pick

 

Summary

 

Griffin is a redshirt junior quarterback. He has started for Baylor since his true freshman season (winning the Big-12 Conference Freshman of the Year Award), and accrued his redshirt after tearing an ACL early in his sophomore campaign. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner is accredited with bringing the Baylor program into the national spotlight, culminating in a 10-3 record this season. Griffin is a dangerous quarterback – capable of blowing the top of the defense with uncanny deep ball accuracy. He’s a fantastic athlete with a slight frame that has not been completely filled out. Has taken huge steps forward each year in his development, even when recovering from injury. He projects to be a top (read more…)


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