Senior Bowl Week Day 3

Written by Evan Davis Jr on January 26, 2011



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 moves and quick feet in tight spaces. Great motor, too.
Ryan Kerrigan


Owen Marecic’s got a great motor and finishes every play. Excellent day run blocking.


OL – Collectively the best unit this morning. Excellent blocking on screens and pulling linemen looked great on sweeps.


Nate Solder looked solid against an active Casey Matthews.


Gabe Carimi and Anthony Castonzo showed off excellent technique and footwork.


Big James Brewer finally caught up to Cameron Jordan’s quickness.


DBs – Joe Lefeged really utilized great hip movement and quick feet to keep up with speedy WRs; great nose for the ball and made plays on it.


LBs – Mason Foster loves to hit; would have laid a few receivers out with his great closing speed.


DL – Ryan Kerrigan has a killer rip move and great motor.


Ian Williams has a great toolbox of moves and is very effective using all of them.


Sione Fua was double teamed all day but put a few linemen on rollerskates when given the opportunity.


Poor Performances


WRs – Niles Paul stays too high in cuts, thus slowing down his feet.


Dane Sanzenbacher was dominated by DBs all practice. He dropped balls and ran soft patterns. His hand placement is questionable too. He looked very out-of-place.


RBs – Demarco Murray has poor pass blocking technique and had a hard time busting through the line.


OL – Kevin Kowalski got bullrushed so many times that his strength and technique must be questioned.


DBs – Collectively the worst group. Kendric Berney is tough off the line but poor downfield coverage. A mix of slow speed and tight hips; receivers easily broke out of breaks, as he could not stay in their hip pockets.


Quinton Carter lacks overall speed to keep up with these receivers.


Da’Norris Searcy is very slow out of breaks, with questionable reads.



Average Performance


QBs – Colin Kaepernick started slow but came on with more accurate, confident throws. Looked pretty good running a QB draw, too.





Outstanding Performances


WRs – Leonard Hankerson continues to dominate. Beat double teams and found open spaces in zone today…more reasons to love him.


RBs – Anthony Allen looked solid running inside.


Derrick Locke showed off his subtle, yet effective moves and proves that he can run inside.


Noel Devine finally showed up and looked great running inside. He is slippery and runs hard with his low center of gravity. He has a great nose for green.


TEs – Luke Stocker continues his excellent week. He found seams and creases in zones and used his great hands to bring in the ball.


OLs – Jake Kirkpatrick and Clint Boling both very tough and strong against the bullrush; stopped a few DLs in their tracks.


James Carpenter excellent technique and performance against edge rushers.


OL – Best group today Danny Watkins continues to impress. This time it was his impressive upper body strength.


C Christian O’Dowd showing great toughness and technique while dominating in every period.
Sam Acho


DLs – Sam Acho looked great in coverage; very mobile and comfortable


Jarvis Jenkins has an awesome swim move and should use it much more.


Chris Neil showed how very strong his upper body is, while pushing around a few OL.


LBs – Vonn Miller is an athlete. Excellent mix of speed and strength, very effective pass rushing moves.


Poor Performances


QBs – Greg McElroy’s ball is still hanging, causing WRs to wait and allowing DBs to break and make plays. Very bad all around.


Andy Dalton having ore accuracy issues; I’m beginning to believe that this is an ongoing problem and not just a “bad day”, as I thought yesterday.


RBs – Worst group today. Derrick Locke is being embarrassed as he buries his head while blocking; an awfully bad bad habit.


Charles Clay has awful pass blocking and blitz pick-up techniques; he stands to tall and was not physical enough. He has a tendency to bury his head too.


Bilal Powell has equally bad technique, with poor upper body strength.


LBs – Nate Irving not looking too good against the run; he stays on his reads way too long. He also had alot of problems after contact; feet and motor stopped way too often; a very bad bad habit.


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