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Old 01-25-2010   #1
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Mayocks top 5 Safeties.

Eric Berry
Taylor Mays 63 231
Earl Thomas
Larry Asante
Chad Jones 63 220

CBs

Haden
Kyle Wilson
Parrish Cox (questionable ball skills)
Patrick Robinson
Devin McCourtny (could move up to first round) Good special teams player 3 blocked kicks

OL drafted in First round last year

Jason Smith 2nd
Andre Smith 6th
Eugene Monroe 8th
Alex Mack 21st
Micheal Oher 23rd
Eric Wood 28th

Thats 2 centers that were drafted in the first round last year for the people that think interior linemen dont get drafted in the first round.

Top 5 OTs

Russell Okung
Bryan Bulaga
Anthony Davis
Trent Williams
Vladimir Ducasse reminds mayock of Otah 65 326 could work his way into first round

Guards
Mike Iupati 35 inch arms 326 with the feet to play LT could break into top 20 picks
M Pouncey
Jon Asamoah 31 inch arms (thats bad) 64 Think he could playCenter
Roger Saffold T that will move inside
Zane Beadles T that will move inside or play RT 326 nasty, finishes tackles downfield, 32 arms

Washington LB TCU could be a first round pick. Second round grade right now. Weighed in at 226 projects as a 4/3 will.

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Kyle Wilson makes great break on the ball, Looked really good in drills. Mayock= Wilson had most outstanding practice of the day. Quick feet broke on the football well.

SydQuan Thompson Questionable long speed, Maybe the best hitting CB Mayock has ever seen. Most aggressive corner in this years draft.

WR Taylor Price makes a great catch in one on one drills. Really good hands, cathing everything thrown his way.

Gilyard physically reminds of Deshaun Jackson. Dropped several balls in first practice.


Trench One on one drills

Odrick vs. Iupati

Odrick gets off the ball really fast and does a nice rip move to get advantage.
Iupati does better the second go round

Ducasse vs. Schofield

Schofield blows by Ducasse on the outside
Ducasse burries Schofield on same move

Wang vs. Graham
Gram blows by Wang

Asamoah vs. Odrick
Odrick bull rushes and Asumoah does good job holding his ground but looses balance at the end.
Odrick bull rushes again this time Asamoah does good job maintaining block.

Terrence Cody weighed in at 370

Blount Weighed in at 246 used in second half of games to wear defenses down, has underrated long speed.

Joique Bell 222 looks slower than I expected.


Overall didnt show much but is to be expected since its the first practice and players still in shorts, shoulder pads and helments.
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This has nothing to do with us, but apparently Tim Tebow is not doing so well at the Senior Bowl practice. Consider me not surprised.

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I'm a big fan of Syd'Quan Thompson. If Kyle Wilson keeps it up I will be forced to change my thoughts on him.

As far as Tebow goes: I am willing to give him more than one practice before I solidify this prediction, but I really don't see him working out as a QB. His mechanics are the worst I have ever seen from a guy his age.
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Iupati seemed constricted in box, standing too upright, needs more knee bend, spread feet out to balance & anchor his massive frame, seems to get by on strength alone, would like to see how he looks on edge with more space to get low, down & dirty.
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I really appreciate the updates! I'm stuck in Austin mon-thurs and have Time Warner which = no NFL network.
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LZ was raving about Kyle Wilson this morning on the radio. He's mentioning him as a possibility at #19/20 now.
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LZ was raving about Kyle Wilson this morning on the radio. He's mentioning him as a possibility at #19/20 now.
If he keeps playing like he did day 1 that could be a definite possibility. There are always a couple of players that come into the Senior Bowl and blow everyone away. Maybe Wilson is this years Rodgers-Cromartie.
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this is really a steller draft with all the underclassman, it's going to be need over BPA to fit any CB in the 1st after Haden. However I have upgraded him on my own board to a solid 2nd with potential to be taken early 2nd, which means Texans would reach a little @ #20 better to trade down late 1st/early 2nd to select him or roll the dice & hope he's there mid-2nd round which would be great value.

PS If the Texans did take him #20 it would mean they where unable to come to terms with Dunta on a contract extension.
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Tough break! You got to feel for the guy. I hope he's able to rehab and get a shot.

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Wisconsin DE O'Brien Schofield tore his left ACL on the first day of Senior Bowl practices Monday.

The Defensive MVP of last week's East-West Shrine Game, Schofield ranked second in the nation in tackles for loss and second in the Big Ten in sacks as a fifth-year senior. He was a probable second- to third-round pick before the injury, but now may fall out of the draft altogether. Some team is still likely to sign and stash Schofield on I.R. for 2010 because of his upside.
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this is really a steller draft with all the underclassman, it's going to be need over BPA to fit any CB in the 1st after Haden. However I have upgraded him on my own board to a solid 2nd with potential to be taken early 2nd, which means Texans would reach a little @ #20 better to trade down late 1st/early 2nd to select him or roll the dice & hope he's there mid-2nd round which would be great value.

PS If the Texans did take him #20 it would mean they where unable to come to terms with Dunta on a contract extension.
I don't really agree with your reasoning. Maybe if the draft was today he would be a reach (in our opinions) at 20 but if he performs exceptionally at the Senior Bowl and Combine he could be BPA at 20. Not saying its going to happen or is likely but its a possibility. As well as this none of us know exactly where GMs actually have him rated. Mayock already had him listed as his 2nd CB coming in so who knows. Rodgers-Cromartie came into the Senior Bowl as a 2nd-3rd rounder and by the time the draft rolled around he was pretty much a steal at 16 or wherever the Cardinals got him.
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Tough break! You got to feel for the guy. I hope he's able to rehab and get a shot.



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I think Schofield will be a steal late in the draft or as a UDFA as a 34 rush LB.
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According to Draft Countdown, the Texans were spotted talking to the following players:

Dan Williams: DT ~ Tennessee
Brandon Lang: DE ~ Troy
Harry Coleman: DB ~ LSU

Can you guess which player I like?
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Williams is the only player on that list I am interested in.
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DD Tuesday Afternoon: South Practice:

The fans were out in full force to cheer on their local heroes, and it made for a great atmosphere in the stadium.
Offense:

West Virginia quarterback #16 Jarrett Brown has the livest arm in town, throwing a crisp spiral. If he can improve his accuracy, he has potential.

Ole Miss running back #22 Dexter McCluster continued to impress; his sharp route running, explosion, and acceleration all adds up to a game-breaking threat.

Southern California running back #13 Stefon Johnson was polished as a receiver, making sharp cuts. When running the ball, his vision, cut-back ability, and power are all excellent.

Auburn running back #44 Ben Tate is a tough runner but has the speed to turn the corner.

Kentucky fullback #32 John Conner was a new addition to the roster, and introduced himself to the South linebackers with violent blocking.

North Carolina wide receiver #7 Andre Roberts has reliable hands; Roberts has not dropped a ball all week, and has potential as a slot receiver.

Alabama tight end #84 Colin Peek had several nice catches on seam routes. Peek is also an effective blocker and looking like a complete tight end.

West Virginia offensive tackle #69 Selvish Capers was powerful in run blocking but raw in pass protection. Capers has much to learn but also the tools to improve.

LSU offensive tackle #70 Ciron Black had a better day today than yesterday, and was able to protect the passer. Black still was a step slow at times.
Defense:

Georgia defensive tackle #56 Geno Atkins flashed; good hand-play splitting the double team and dominated rushing the passer.

Tennessee defensive tackle #55 Dan Williams played with a high motor and a low center of gravity. He is a solid run stuffer but doesn't offer much rush.

Texas defensive tackle #33 Lamarr Houston was active in run defense, pursuing down the line and getting off blocks with ease. The 4-3 system the coaches run at the game fits his style.

Auburn defensive end #52 Antonio Coleman was chippy and aggressive. Coleman can get overwhelmed at point of attack but showed up big-time in pass rush situations.

Texas linebacker #38 Roddrick Muckelroy has quick feet and can cover backs and ends with ease: possible nickel backer.

Kentucky cornerback #32 Trevard Lindley was athletic and showed he can run. Lindley needs to add weight to his frame without losing speed to become a complete prospect.

South Florida cornerback #5 Nate Allen was aggressive jamming the receivers and looks natural in man coverage.

Florida State safety #4 Myron Rolle looked free of rust from his year away from the game. Rolle can change directions with ease and deliver big hits.
Specials:

East Carolina punter Matt Dodge had several booming attempts, with hang time in the 4.5 to 5 second range. However he also had his share of shanks and wasn't consistant.
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Youngstown State wide reciever Donald Jones is reportedly being added to the game for Wednesday practice sessions.
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Florida quarterback Tim Tebow reportedly is battling a severe fever and strep throat while in Mobile.

Related link: Tebow was reportedly hospitalized Monday evening.
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DD Tuesday Morning: North Practice:

Sun was shining, and favorable weather continued for this morning's practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

San Jose State defensive end #94 Justin Cole replaced injured Wisconsin defensive end O'Brien Schofield on the roster. Cole spent more time working with the linebackers then with the ends.
Offense:

Central Washington quarterback #13 Dan Lefevour threw a catchable ball and was the most effective of the North signal callers.

Wayne State running back #25 Joique Bell hit the hole with authority and had several long gains. Bell is raising his profile.

Oregon running back #9 Legarrette Blount ran tough and often delivered the blow to the defenders.

Virginia running back #31 Rashawn Jackson was active in blitz pickup and ready to hit.

Ohio wide receiver #23 Taylor Price shows great football speed and can provide legit deep threat.

Clemson wide receiver #8 Jacoby Ford had an excellent diving catch and was a popular target. Ford and Cincinnati wide receiver #1 Marty Gilyard worked at punt returner.

Wisconsin tight end #89 Garrett Graham and Oregon tight end #83 Ed Dickson were reliable targets with good hands and yard after catch ability. Dickson is a natural end, but at 234, Graham might be an h-back type unless he gains weight.

Idaho guard #77 Mike Iupati dominated opposing pass rushers and had at least 2 pancake blocks. Showed rare foot speed and can recover if off balance.

Arizona State guard #67 Shawn Lauvao displayed top technique: good hands, feet and base. Less than ideal size but a player.

Boston College center #65 Matt Tennant was a brawler inside, with good pop. Tennant did not give up much to the defenders.
Defense:

Arkansas State defensive end #96 Alex Carrington impressed in the Pit, with bull and swim moves. Carrington has a rare size speed combo and teams have noticed.

Michigan defensive end #55 Brandon Graham put on a clinic; makes rushing the passer look easy.

Murray State defensive end #97 Austen Lane showed a quick first step and was often able to penetrate upfield.

Cal defensive end #44 Tyson Alualu was smart, saavy and had a high motor. Like Graham, he can also make plays despite less than ideal height.

Penn State defensive tackle #91 Jared Odrick had an up-and-down session. Odrick can blow up the play one down, and be on the ground the next.

Washington linebacker #9 Donald Butler was aggressive and quick; He penetrated on running downs and covered well on backs and tight ends. TCU linebacker #41 Daryl Washington was also sticky in coverage.

Due to inconsistant quarterback play, it was difficult to scout the wide receivers and defensive backs. Still, Rutgers cornerback #21 Devin McCourty and Boise State #1 Kyle Wilson got in and out of breaks well. McCourty had a nice deflection in drills.
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Day 2 North Practice Report from Matt McGuire at Walterfootball.com.
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Idaho guard Mike Iupati impresses scouts at Senior Bowl practice.
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Murray State defensive end Austen Lane made a Senior Bowl diary entry.
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TCU linebacker Daryl Washington was impressive in North practice
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Risers day 1
Geno Atkins/DT/Georgia: Atkins disappointed scouts with his play in 2009 but elevated his game on the first day of Senior Bowl practice. Atkins was explosive and unstoppable for most of the afternoon session. He was constantly getting penetration behind the line of scrimmage and regularly beating bigger, stronger opponents.

Perrish Cox/CB/Oklahoma State: Many NFL scouts rate Cox as the top senior cornerback, and he showed why today. Cox shut down just about every receiver he faced and displayed top ball skills. His fundamentals were solid as was his athleticism.

Terrell Skinner/S/Maryland: The former Terp cornerback showed off his coverage skills Monday, culminating with an interception of quarterback Tony Pike. Already possessing very good size, he was physical throughout practice and has many believing he could eventually start at the next level.
Michael Hoomanawanui/TE/Illinois: Hoomanawanui overwhelmed the linebackers and safeties that attempted to cover him all day. He caught the ball very well and did a better-than-expected job at blocking. Hoomanawanui is trying to reverse what was a poor senior season at Illinois and is off to a good start.

LaGarrette Blount/RB/Oregon: Blount was a late addition to the Senior Bowl, and he displayed the skills which made him such a highly rated running back coming into the season. He ran tough between the tackles and showed a burst, which many did not know he possessed.

Mitch Petrus/G/Arkansas: Petrus, a former fullback at Arkansas, has improved his play the past three seasons and looked terrific in his first Senior Bowl practice. He moves well on his feet and does a terrific job blocking in motion. Petrus surprised scouts with his power. He not only handled opponents at the point of attack, but drove larger defensive linemen off the ball throughout the afternoon.

Mike Johnson/G/Alabama: Johnson was an imposing-looking figure Monday morning, measuring 6-feet, 5-inches and 306 pounds during weigh-ins. The former Alabama starter played to his size during practice, dominating opponents. Johnson did not give up an inch against anyone he faced and was solid as both a run blocker and in pass protection.

Dan Williams/DT/Tennessee: Williams was ferocious on the inside and pushed blockers around all day. He possesses terrific power and was able to collapse the pocket or bullrush opponents off the ball. Williams continues to move up draft boards

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Terrence Cody/DT/Alabama: Cody looked poorly conditioned on Monday, tipping the scales at a sloppy 370 pounds. During practice he quickly tired and struggled to keep pace with the rest of the linemen. He was pushed to the ground and handled by lesser opponents on a number of occasions.
Selvish Capers/T/West Virginia: Capers struggled from the get-go. He was beaten around the corner by speed rushers or pushed back off the line by power opponents. All too often Capers was left to pull himself off the field after being pushed to the ground by opponents.

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One of the more interesting prospects on the field is former Alabama-Birmingham quarterback Joe Webb, who's exclusively lining up at receiver during the Senior Bowl. After some early bumps in practice, Webb got his feet underneath him and looked like the transition to his new position would be a smooth one. Webb's day culminated when he beat Florida State's Patrick Robinson on a deep route and made a difficult, over-the-shoulder reception.

Myron Rolle, the Rhodes Scholar recipient who did not play football last season, looked solid for a someone that's been away from football for a year.

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow drew the largest crowds, but it was a coach who received the biggest cheer. At the start of the South's practice Monday afternoon, a black SUV made its' way onto the practice area. Nick Saban then stepped from the vehicle to the thunderous applause of the Alabama faithful, many who jumped to their feet to cheer their national-title-winning coach.


Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz0dpQ541mh


Risers day 2

Dexter McCluster/RB/Mississippi: McCluster has a slight build at 5-foot-8 and 165-pounds, yet plays big. He was one of the best players on the field Tuesday. He displayed a darting style on the inside and ran hard between the tackles. McCluster is also fast and consistently beat defenders around the corner or made big receptions downfield as a pass catcher. He's being compared favorably to Leon Washington, the former Pro Bowl player from the Jets.

Taylor Price/WR/Ohio: Price has put together two outstanding days of practice. He's a speedster (sub-4.4 in the 40) and plays to that time. Price quickly released off the line, ran good routes and constantly got separation from opponents. He's also caught everything thrown his way. Several teams have Price rated as a top-60 pick in April's draft.

Mardy Gilyard/WR/Cincinnati: Gilyard is another receiver that has made his mark in Mobile. He also runs good routes and consistently finds a way to get free from defenders. Gilyard is both quick and fast and has made a number of solid receptions both days.

Shawn Lauvao/G/Arizona State: Lauvao has been playing his more natural position, offensive guard, after spending his senior season at left tackle for the Sun Devils. He's looked outstanding and has been applauded by coaches on a number of occasions. He rather easily handled the highly rated Jared Odrick of Penn State in drills, then later showed his athleticism in scrimmage by annihilating several linebackers when asked to block on the move.

Alex Carrington/DE/Arkansas State: Carrington entered the game branded as a quick athlete who lacked the strength to beat larger blockers. Thus far, he's quelled that criticism. Carrington has displayed a complete game over the first two days and has run over blockers besides beating them off the corner. Carrington beat the highly rated Mike Iupati in drills and was loudly commended by coaches on the field.

Tyson Aluala/DT/California: Aluala worked hard, played with good technique and showed a lot of power. He easily held the point or defeated blocks all day. Aluala has impressed scouts who feel he has the potential to line up at defensive tackle or as a 2-gap end.

Joique Bell/RB/Wayne State: The small-school prospect has turned heads since stepping on the field. He broke several long runs on Tuesday, displaying outstanding vision and a burst. Bell ran hard on the inside and has competed well all week.

Kyle Wilson/CB/Boise State: Wilson was feisty from the start of the day, battling receivers and breaking up several throws. He's very quick and plays the cornerback position with a degree of suddenness. Wilson has definitely established himself as one of the better cornerbacks from the senior class.

Colin Peek/TE/Alabama: Peek is not the best athlete on the field nor the strongest, yet all he's done this week is make plays. He's done a terrific job as a blocker, taking on then handling larger opponents. Peek also made a number of big receptions, beating defenders into the secondary then coming away with the ball. Peek has improved his draft stock at least a round this week.

J.D. Walton/C/Baylor: Walton really stepped up his play on Tuesday after a slow start on Monday. He blocked with great fundamentals and controlled opponents at the line of scrimmage besides displaying the ability to effectively block on the move. The top spot at center from the senior class is up for grabs, and Walton is stating his case.
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Taylor Mays/S/USC: Mays checked in at a chiseled 231 pounds, but may be a little too big for the safety position. He looked stiff and mechanical with his defensive back fundamentals and really showed limited skills in pass coverage drills. Teams may start projecting Mays to outside linebacker based on his inability to make plays in centerfield.

Darryl Sharpton/LB/Miami (Fla.): Sharpton struggled all day and showed few skills in coverage, besides getting blocked from the action on a continuous basis. He was consistently beaten in drills and chased the action rather and made few plays.

Dekoda Watson/LB/Florida State: Watson also struggled throughout the day. He gave up a lot of receptions in coverage drills and was very slow to react to plays all day. Watson turned in a disappointing senior campaign and has continued that trend in the post season.

Sean Canfield/QB/Oregon State: Canfield threw the ball with poor passing fundamentals and showed marginal arm strength. He sprayed passes throughout the day and really struggled to accurately hit receivers in stride. Canfield was a late riser after a terrific senior campaign, yet has done nothing to establish himself as a draft pick the past two days.
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I really appreciate the updates! I'm stuck in Austin mon-thurs and have Time Warner which = no NFL network.
Your not missing anything. The NFL's coverage sucks bad! Too much Tebow and not enough anyone else. I would of expected that from ESPN.
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Some really good info here as well.

http://www.draftinsider.net/
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Good write ups Mussop, really appreciate it, keep it going. Another site that I like for updates.

http://www.footballsfuture.com/


Also if Terrence Cody doesn't lose some serious weight by the combine then he's going to fall dramatically. He was projected as a 1st rounder now he could go in the 3rd or later if he doesn't lose some weight and gain some conditioning. A 2 down DT is 4th or 5th round material.
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Coverage is bettter on NFL neteowk today. Watching it now on DVR.
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