Pauline's Wednesday Stock Report
Lane Johnson/T/Oklahoma: Johnson capped off three good days of practice with an outstanding performance on Wednesday. His pass-protection skills were some of the best of any offensive lineman at the Senior Bowl. Johnson's long frame has scouts believing he will get bigger and stronger in time, which will only improve his run blocking ability.
Brandon Williams/DT/Missouri Southern: The small school tackle really watched his game take off today and showed why some scouts rank him so highly. Williams knocked aside blockers or bull-rushed them off the line as opponents struggled to handle his quickness and power. His size and strength are enticing for teams looking to draft a 3-4 nose tackle and today Williams proved he has the ability to play at the next level.
Sylvester Williams/DT/North Carolina: Williams is another highly rated defensive lineman who really stood out during Wednesday's final practice. He constantly beat opponents off the snap with a terrific first step then showed tremendous lower body power and leg drive penetrating up the field. Williams also displayed a variety of moves and hand techniques to protect himself and to get off blocks. Williams looked every bit the part of first-round pick that some scouts have pegged him to be.
Aaron Dobson/WR/Marshall: Dobson put on a pass-catching clinic during Wednesday's practice and looked like an NFL-ready wideout. He did a terrific job finding the open spot in the field or battling opponents down the sidelines to make the reception. He practiced with outstanding focus and concentration, making a number of difficult catches all over the field. He's not a vertical threat, but is rather a consistent underneath pass catcher who improved his stock today.
David Quessenberry/OL/San Jose State: Quessenberry lined up at both tackle and guard on Wednesday and was effective at both positions. He blocked with terrific fundamentals, showed a great deal of agility in his game and played smart football. What stood out about Quessenberry was the ability to adjust to defenders then knock both linemen and linebackers from the action on the same play. He needs to improve his playing strength, but Quessenberry had scouts buzzing on Wednesday.
Jonathan Cyprien/S/Florida International: Cyprien has established himself as the best and most complete safety at the Senior Bowl. He's a well-sized defensive back at 209 pounds who constantly makes plays on the ball. Cyprien displayed a lot of toughness in run defense as well as great range in centerfield covering the pass. His ability to quickly get to the sidelines and assist cornerbacks in coverage impressed scouts on hand.