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2013 Senior Bowl: North and South Wednesday Practice Notes

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by RS12, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.optimumscouting.com/draf...es.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    http://www.optimumscouting.com/draf...es.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    Most intersting observations IMO are:

    Easily the best tackle on the South roster and maybe outperformed the North’s Eric Fisher, Lane Johnson of Oklahoma showed today why he likely will work his way up to the mid/late first round. The athletic build, laterally balanced athlete showed great hand readjustments, strong hands throughout, and got great extension on the outside. He does reach a bit and his base gets quite wide at times, but he doesn’t lose with it. Combine his play today, this week, his relative inexperience as a tackle, and the versatility to play on the right or left side, Johnson has thoroughly impressed this week.

    -Arguably the best lineman overall today on the South roster was Larry Warford of Kentucky. Utilizing great inside hand placement consistently, driving blocks well on the interior, adjusting to a variety of rush moves against him, and getting great push/holding his anchor while extended, Warford impressed today and warranted our pre-week 1st round grade.

    -Landry Jones’ performance fluctuated wildly today, and it’s becoming more apparent that he is in fact, a system quarterback. Slow to process in the post snap phase and often late to pull off of his primary, reset to his number two option and pull the trigger, Jones had multiple bad decisions today in 7-on-7’s and 11-on-11’s. When the throw is accurate, the timing is off, and vice versa for the former Oklahoma Sooner, and I question his presnap awareness at times. Though he struggled at times, Jones also flashed at times, with a few beautifully placed 9-route throws outside the numbers in the vertical game.

    -The man I was curious to watch today was Ezekial Ansah from BYU. He missed part of individual drills today, unfortunately, so the look wasn’t AS thorough as I wanted, but he still showed some of the concerns he had on film. He needs to react and adjust his body better when engaged by double teams, as he gets rendered useless far too easily. He was inconsistent, especially in team drills, in his ability to adjust his hands and work against the run, with part of the reason just not feeling comfortable with any developed hand-separating moves. He also needs to adjust his rush much quicker when his first move fails, and he seems to just wait for runner/QB as opposed to staying active and winning again. Maybe his most NFL ready skill set is his ability to shoot his hands up and limit the vision of the quarterback, as he batted down a pass today.

    -Zac Dysert of Miami (OH) continued to overthrow passes today, but I couldn’t quite figure out what his problems were, but it’s concerning that it’s been an issue over the course of the week.

    -Kawann Short was a more sudden and explosive guy than Sylvester Williams in drills, showcasing excellent balance, bend and coordination in running through bags, running the arc and changing directions. Developed with his hands, Short flashed a variety of off-the-line arm-over and arm-under short moves, but failed to have a consistent impact due to motor issues. When he comes off the football and engages properly with his hands, Short can be tough to corral; however, Short doesn’t possess a great motor and at times shut it down during the practice.

    -Very good initially with his hands and pass rush repertoire, UNC’s Sylvester Williams impressed quite a bit in pit drills and one-on-one’s. Having superior burst and even showing off an inside spin move, Williams defeated just about every blocker he encountered in one-on-ones. Where Williams struggles, involves gap control and extension at the point of attack, as he’s unable to lock his arms out and reset the line of scrimmage. All penetration and upfield burst, Williams has some Jay Ratliff to his game and can only one-gap at the NFL level.
  2. IAmLegend

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    -Lane Johnson looks like a great OT prospect on film too. Not surprised he's performing well. He should benefit greatly from Matthews and Lewan returning to school and will most likely be picked somewhere in 15-25 range.

    -Larry Warford appears to be shooting up draft boards as we speak. Wouldn't be surprised to see him go very earl 2nd round at this point.

    -I've been saying on here for a months now. I really hope we stay away from Landry Jones. He's my "do not touch" player of the draft.

    -Ansah seems like too much of a risk for me to pick at #18. Cowboys need proven players with their first 2 picks, not projects with boom or bust potential. Hope we pass on him.

    -I'm not as high on Zac Dysert as a lot of people are here. But, with his struggles, I could see him slipping later into the draft and the Cowboys maybe looking at him in the 4th or 5th. Hope not though.

    -Short and Williams both look like solid DT's that can probably be had in the 2nd, but not where we're picking at. We'd have to either trade back in the 1st and pick another pick to get one of them or trade up in the 2nd. The combine will also be a big factor of determination for the DT's.
  3. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    -We’ve been told the Buffalo Bills are not as high on Ryan Nassib as most presume. In fact we’ve heard their scouts don’t even rank him as the best quarterback in Mobile.

    - A quarterback coach we trust in made a fair point on Mike Glennon’s first round potential; teams will have to decide whether or not he’s coachable and a quick learner. If those answers turn out to be affirmative then he will be a first round pick.

    - Scouts told us the players who helped themselves the most the past three days were Lane Johnson/T/Oklahoma, Ezekial Ansah/DE/BYU, Leon McFaddenCB/San Diego State and Quinton Patton/WR/Louisiana Tech.

    - On the flip side the consensus is Chase Thomas/LB/Stanford and Braxston Cave/C/Notre Dame were the two players who have watched their stock plummet.

    - TJ McDonald/S/USC is being described by some scouts as a “better version of Taylor Mays”.

    - Teams loved the play of Datone Jones/DL/UCLA during Senior Bowl practices but think he won’t be selected early in the draft. The feeling is he has no real position at the next level and is a hard schematic fit. Right now most say third round.

    - As we’ve been writing all week, Markus Wheaton/Oregon State and Marquise Goodwin/Texas, were both big winners at the receiver position.

    - Scouts have said Desmond Trufant/CB/Washington is a lock first round pick. Will Davis/CB/Utah State is being graded as a fourth rounder with Jamar Taylor/CB/Boise State a third round pick. Phillip Thomas/S/Fresno State is graded as a second round choice.

    - A few scouts have said Justin Pugh/OL/Syracuse best projects to guard at the next level and will be a third round choice.

    - Unless things change most scouts have graded Denard Robinson/WR/Michigan, as a last day pick.

    http://www.draftinsider.net/blog/?p=6703
  4. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    If he is still there in the third, they really need to give him a look. He can flat out play.
  5. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    I really like Lane Johnson, Larry Warford, and Kawann Short.
  6. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    2013 SENIOR BOWL: INTERVIEW NOTES FROM THE TOP PROSPECTS IN MOBILE

    Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Miss
    Didn’t get a whole lot from Collins, short answers and didn’t seem too keen on talking to me. However, he did say that he feels comfortable in a 3-4 outside linebacker role (what he basically played this year), and that he’s hoping to show off some 4-3 coverage linebacker skills as well.

    He said his Southern Miss team’s poor play is thanks to players not buying into the coaching staff, and then the season just snowballing out of control.

    Also, he said he’s running 4.5 range now, and is hoping to get down to the 4.4s by the combine (which would be really impressive). Big week for Collins here in Mobile.

    http://www.optimumscouting.com/draf...w-notes-from-the-top-prospects-in-mobile.html
  7. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Tony Pauline ‏@TonyPauline
    Was told earlier that Rex Ryan thinks Quinton Coples is poised for a monster season in 2013.
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    Darius Slay/CB/Mississippi State flying up boards. Heard from a number of scouts they wanted him here at the Senior Bowl.
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    Hearing scouts are now branding Desmond Trufant/CB/Washington as a "lock 1st round pick"...more notes in an hour..
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    Robert Lester/S/Alabama really struggling today.
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    Terron Armstead/OL/Arkansas Pine Bluff looking real good today.
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    5h Tony Pauline ‏@TonyPauline
    EJ Manuel/QB looking a little better today.
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    5h Tony Pauline ‏@TonyPauline
    Have been told Dion Jordan/Oregon likely to workout at combine and wait on surgery. Expect more in few days.
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    Tommy Bohanon/FB/wake Forest throwing some nice blocks.
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    Stepfan Taylor/RB/Stanford continues to shine. Annihilated Nico Johson/Alabama on a blitz pick up.
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    @mstry001 minor Achillies strain.
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    Terron Armstead/Arkansas Pine Bluff, star of the Shrine Game, here to replace Dallas Thomas
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    6h Tony Pauline ‏@TonyPauline
    Russell Sheppard/WR/LSU here to replace Ryan Swope.
  8. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    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.

    http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/n...k-Report/648ff997-d6ff-445f-83a6-890e36105506
  9. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    I know WR is not a big priority for us, but Quinton Patton is an outstanding prospect.

    I love the thought of having Bryant and Patton as our starting WRs for the future.....but for next year......Bryant, Austin, Harris, Beasley, Coales, and Patton.
  10. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    And a great locker room guy according to his media sessions. 1st round grades on some boards.
  11. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    12. One of the most interesting things to watch throughout practice is to watch the running backs try to pass block and pick up the blitz. It’s something that many of these prospects aren’t used to doing, but will need to do it if they hope to get on the field early in their NFL career. I thought Robbie Rouse had a better day as he tried to hold his own against much bigger players, he’s only about 5’5″ tall but he’s got a compact, strong frame and was able to stay underneath these bigger pass rushers. He regarded to me that “he loves to pass protect”.

    Kenjon Barner had his moments, but he will have to get stronger if he hopes to hold up vs. linebackers and defensive linemen. Barner is what he is and that is a speed, space player who can break a big play, but doesn’t play real physical.

    http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2013...thoughts-from-day-three-north-practice.html/2
  12. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Welp, that aint good news.

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