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Texan4Ever
01-25-2012, 09:11 PM
I didn't see a thread regarding the 2012 Senior Bowl so I decided to make up where we can post notes and comment. I will be pulling my info primarily from draftcountdown.com but feel free to post relevant info from other sites.

http://draftcountdown.com/features/SeniorBowl/Senior-Bowl.php

Here are some notes that caught my eye:

Wisconsin OG Kevin Zeitler was incredible at right guard. Zeitler wowed onlookers and showed a real nasty streak in the 1-on-1 drills. Alameda Ta’amu is just one of the guys who struggled to make anything happen against the Badger blocker. On the day Zeitler was only beat once and looked every bit the part of a first rounder.


Michigan DT Mike Martin isn’t flashy but more often than not he finds a way to get the job done. Martin went up against Mike Brewster four times and beat his rival in each instance. Martin isn’t dynamic but few have better upper body strength.

Cincinnati DT Derek Wolfe displayed impressive quickness off the snap and appeared to shock some of the opposing blockers with his burst. In 1-on-1 drills Wolfe even beat Mike Adams off the edge at one point and was the only player to get the best of Kevin Zeitler. Wolfe is also stronger than he looks.

76Texan
01-25-2012, 10:26 PM
I didn't see a thread regarding the 2012 Senior Bowl so I decided to make up where we can post notes and comment. I will be pulling my info primarily from draftcountdown.com but feel free to post relevant info from other sites.

http://draftcountdown.com/features/SeniorBowl/Senior-Bowl.php

Here are some notes that caught my eye:
Cincinnati DT Derek Wolfe displayed impressive quickness off the snap and appeared to shock some of the opposing blockers with his burst. In 1-on-1 drills Wolfe even beat Mike Adams off the edge at one point and was the only player to get the best of Kevin Zeitler. Wolfe is also stronger than he looks.



Wolfe is the guy I've been watching the last few days (3 games so far.)

He checks in at 6'4-1/2 and 286 lbs.
Good length and hands.

NFLDraftscout projects him as a 5th-6th rounder but Scouts Inc. sees him as a 2nd-3rd.)
He plays mostly 34 DE and 43 DT but also lines up at NT from time to time.

Good college production.

He looks like a good fit for our scheme.
I'm still evaluating him, but a 4th round grade is probably the lowest I'd give him.
He would be of great value there, I think (at the moment.)

beerlover
01-25-2012, 10:43 PM
Wolfe is the guy I've been watching the last few days (3 games so far.)

He checks in at 6'4-1/2 and 286 lbs.
Good length and hands.

NFLDraftscout projects him as a 5th-6th rounder but Scouts Inc. sees him as a 2nd-3rd.)
He plays mostly 34 DE and 43 DT but also lines up at NT from time to time.

Good college production.

He looks like a good fit for our scheme.
I'm still evaluating him, but a 4th round grade is probably the lowest I'd give him.
He would be of great value there, I think (at the moment.)

His stock will rise as many will but at same time some others must fall. I see nothing staggering about his game other than he works hard & should continue to develop, becoming complete player. Time will tell, in large part upon who drafts him & what position he will play? For Texans I see him as quality depth 5 tech, which I doubt Smith would spend more than a 5th rounder on, even if he were to move up. I like him & would mock him accordingly.

bah007
01-26-2012, 01:22 AM
I've always loved Mike Martin. The guy is a football player. He's not flashy and he doesn't really stand out all the time, but he ALWAYS does his job.

mussop
01-26-2012, 03:31 AM
I didn't see a thread regarding the 2012 Senior Bowl so I decided to make up where we can post notes and comment. I will be pulling my info primarily from draftcountdown.com but feel free to post relevant info from other sites.

http://draftcountdown.com/features/SeniorBowl/Senior-Bowl.php

Here are some notes that caught my eye:

Nice to see two of my guys (Zeitler and Wolfe) getting props.

If we resign Mario I expect we will loose one of our FA OL. Most likely Myers since he made the Pro Bowl and will likely cost more to keep. Hell we may loose Myers anyway. Look for Atlanta to make a run at him. If thats the case I wouldn't be surprised if we moved up for Zeitlers former team mate Peter Konz or trade back and go after Zeitler


You can never have enough quality DL that play hard and can get into the backfield. Wolfe is that kind of a player. I wouldn't be surprised to see us take him take him in the third round. Possibly the second if he impresses at the combine. After the Senior Bowl I see him moving up a few slots as some of the higher rated prospects like Winn fall a little.

Wolf6151
01-26-2012, 03:40 AM
Lots of good info. and rumors here:

http://www.walterfootball.com/seniorbowl2012.php

Texan4Ever
01-26-2012, 01:45 PM
I've always loved Mike Martin. The guy is a football player. He's not flashy and he doesn't really stand out all the time, but he ALWAYS does his job.

I agree! Martin is tough and never gives up no matter what so just having him as a teammate can fire up other players who see is dedication and determination.

He is also a former wrestling champ so he understands leverage and can be an effective defensive line. Now only if he could use his hands more and develop some pass-rush techniques, it would greatly improve his draft stock.

Nice to see two of my guys (Zeitler and Wolfe) getting props.

If we resign Mario I expect we will loose one of our FA OL. Most likely Myers since he made the Pro Bowl and will likely cost more to keep. Hell we may loose Myers anyway. Look for Atlanta to make a run at him. If thats the case I wouldn't be surprised if we moved up for Zeitlers former team mate Peter Konz or trade back and go after Zeitler


You can never have enough quality DL that play hard and can get into the backfield. Wolfe is that kind of a player. I wouldn't be surprised to see us take him take him in the third round. Possibly the second if he impresses at the combine. After the Senior Bowl I see him moving up a few slots as some of the higher rated prospects like Winn fall a little.

The fact that Zeitler can take on a 337-lbs behemoth and hold his ground already has me excited to see him during the combine.

Lots of good info. and rumors here:

http://www.walterfootball.com/seniorbowl2012.php

Thanks! Will look into it.

ObsiWan
01-28-2012, 03:26 PM
Anyone watching the game?

:tv:


Looks a little sloppy so far....

steelbtexan
01-28-2012, 04:05 PM
I am.

Jeff Allen and Criner appear to be doing well.

XI CMURDER IX
01-28-2012, 04:10 PM
Coples is looking pretty good so far. Also like the corner out of UL-Lafayette, Dwight Bentley.

XI CMURDER IX
01-28-2012, 04:14 PM
Lots of receivers looking Jacoby Jonesesque

badboy
01-28-2012, 04:37 PM
Thank God for underclassmen.

beerlover
01-28-2012, 04:45 PM
Lots of receivers looking Jacoby Jonesesque

except Marvin Jones. also really impressed with Issiah Pead return skill. I know a couple teams who would still be playing if he were returning kicks :kubepalm:

Texan4Ever
01-28-2012, 10:47 PM
Anyone know anything about a guy named Quick who played for Appalachian State? Not sure if he is in the Senior Bowl (probably not) but read somewhere he had 2,000+ yards receiving this past season!

beerlover
01-28-2012, 11:43 PM
Anyone know anything about a guy named Quick who played for Appalachian State? Not sure if he is in the Senior Bowl (probably not) but read somewhere he had 2,000+ yards receiving this past season!

He was in the game, had two catches for 10 yards. Big body, raw new to football, former Basketball player. would not mind taking late round flyer on the kid. Joe Adams, Arkansas looked really good & explosive out of his breaks (8 receptions 133 yards). Criner was the most productive of the big body WR's (6 receptions 77 yards & a TD) displayed strong hands & ability to use his body to protect the ball/catch.

SAMURAITEXAN
01-29-2012, 12:41 AM
He was in the game, had two catches for 10 yards. Big body, raw new to football, former Basketball player. would not mind taking late round flyer on the kid. Joe Adams, Arkansas looked really good & explosive out of his breaks (8 receptions 133 yards). Criner was the most productive of the big body WR's (6 receptions 77 yards & a TD) displayed strong hands & ability to use his body to protect the ball/catch.

BL, how do you think about Criner as 2nd or 3rd rd prospect?

otisbean
01-29-2012, 06:30 AM
He was in the game, had two catches for 10 yards. Big body, raw new to football, former Basketball player. would not mind taking late round flyer on the kid. Joe Adams, Arkansas looked really good & explosive out of his breaks (8 receptions 133 yards). Criner was the most productive of the big body WR's (6 receptions 77 yards & a TD) displayed strong hands & ability to use his body to protect the ball/catch.

Criner looked good, also ran a couple of really nice routes. Adams also looked solid. He would look good as a slot WR.

Tough to judge some of South WRs, I thought the QB play was a bit spotty.

ObsiWan
01-29-2012, 06:48 AM
He was in the game, had two catches for 10 yards. Big body, raw new to football, former Basketball player. would not mind taking late round flyer on the kid. Joe Adams, Arkansas looked really good & explosive out of his breaks (8 receptions 133 yards). Criner was the most productive of the big body WR's (6 receptions 77 yards & a TD) displayed strong hands & ability to use his body to protect the ball/catch.

I'd be reeeeally happy with either of them. As much as I prefer size in a WR (read that I like Criner), Adams fills two needs - slot WR and PR. I'd hate to have to decide between the two.

beerlover
01-29-2012, 09:55 AM
I'd be reeeeally happy with either of them. As much as I prefer size in a WR (read that I like Criner), Adams fills two needs - slot WR and PR. I'd hate to have to decide between the two.

Criner in second Adams in third. there done. :)

Lucky
01-29-2012, 10:39 AM
Criner in second Adams in third. there done. :)

I think the Texans are in a position to that. Especially considering that one wr needs to be a punt returner.

Did Shanahan run the zone blocking scheme? Did any of the o-linemen shine?

steelbtexan
01-29-2012, 11:31 AM
I think the Texans are in a position to that. Especially considering that one wr needs to be a punt returner.

Did Shanahan run the zone blocking scheme? Did any of the o-linemen shine?

2 underrated OL that would provide great depth are OT/OG's Jeff Allen and Matt McCants.

Both had very good Sr. Bowl weeks and should be available in the 3/4th rd.

76Texan
01-29-2012, 02:41 PM
I've always loved Mike Martin. The guy is a football player. He's not flashy and he doesn't really stand out all the time, but he ALWAYS does his job.

I watched one of his games a couple days ago.
Good first impression; I like him a lot.
Gonna watch some more when I have time.

76Texan
01-29-2012, 02:45 PM
Anyone know anything about a guy named Quick who played for Appalachian State? Not sure if he is in the Senior Bowl (probably not) but read somewhere he had 2,000+ yards receiving this past season!

I just finished watching a couple of his games and a bunch of highlights (including the game against VTech).

I love his upside.
He does many, many things that I like.
This guy is a playmaker.
If he keeps working hard at it; I think he will have a good future in the NFL.

When I have some time, I will post my thoughts of what I saw that impressed me.