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CG's Official Senior Bowl Daily Report Thread.

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Hello Huddlites. In this thread I shall grace you with a Daily Report from Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, AL, giving updates and player evaluations on the daily goings-on's and such. I will do my best to try and make it to as many practices as possible, and will try to catch it on the NFLN for the one's I am unable to go to.

Over the course of the week, I may also be able to provide some small "insider" info. Usually just small things, for instance, when Dan Connor was at the Senior Bowl a few years back, he left the practice field one day with a questionnaire with a Carolina Panthers logo at the top of it, which signaled to me we were interested, which we obviously were.

I may nab something big, if you've ever attended the Senior Bowl, you'd know it's a very relaxed environment. One where the big faces of the NFL world will sit amongst fans, from scouts, to coaches, to even owners. A few years ago, I was standing right next to Drew Rosenhaus when he called the Saints and told them Dan Morgan was possibly interested in playing for their team, before any other rumor source or espn reporter even knew-I knew. (You can tell I'm proud of that, can you not?)

Anyways, let's get on with it. I'll be doing reports after each practice on which players performed well, which ones did not, and so on, so I hope you enjoy.

Official Senior Bowl website:

http://www.seniorbowl.com/index.asp

North Roster, being coached by the Minnesota Vikings:

http://www.seniorbowl.com/northroster.asp

South Roster, being coached by the Washington Redskins:

http://www.seniorbowl.com/southroster.asp

Notable Players Playing For The North:

Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

Doug Martin, RB, Boise St.

Kellen Moore, QB, Boise St.

Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin

LaVonte David, LB, Nebraska

Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan St.

Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington

Mike Brewster, OL, Ohio St.

Demario Davis, LB, Arkansas St.

Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa

Chris Polk, RB, Washington

Gerell Robinson, WR, Arizona St

Derek Wolfe, Dl, Cincinatti

Kenall Reyes, Dl, UConn

Vinny Curry, DL, Marshall

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Notable Players Playing For The South:

Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas

Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina

Will Blackwell, OL, LSU

Brandon Boykin, S, UGA

Nigel Bradham, LB, FSU

Andre Branch, DE, Clemson

Zach Brown, LB, UNC

Quintin Coples, DE, UNC

Juron Criner, WR, Arizona

Glenn Cordy, OL, Georgia

Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt

Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

Markelle Martin, S, OSU

Marquis Maze, WR, Alabama

Chris Rainey, RB, Florida

Kheeston Randall, DL, Texas

Sean Spence, LB, Miami

Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson

Courtney Upshaw, LB, Alabama

Brandon Taylor, DB, LSU

Brandon Weeden, QB, OSU

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Plenty of players in that line up relevant to the Panthers-I'm sure I don't have to tell you which ones to keep a close eye on.

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Monday, January 23 Senior Bowl Report-

The South practiced across the bay today, which is about an hour away, so I was only able to catch the North today. This is the only day they practice away from Ladd Peebles, so it won't be a problem the rest of the week.

Kellen Moore is the skinniest QB I have ever seen. I'd say he looks like a JV QB out there, but I've truly seen bigger JV QB's. That isn't hyperbole, sadly. Boise had him listed at 6'1", but the official weigh in pegged him at 5'11".

Speaking of small QB's. Russell Wilson, is the shortest QB I have ever seen. Now listed at 5'10" I truly can't get you to understand how small he looked out there. He's dwarfed by little almost everyone on the field.

Marquis Maze is the smallest player in this year's game lised at 5'7", two inches shorter than Alabama said he was.

LaVonte David is thin. Very thin. Looks more like a CB than a LB. He has good natural ability, and did well in another nice prospect, Mizzou TE Michael Egnew, but he will have to bulk up if he wants to be a viable player at the NFL level. Good talent, poor measurable and made some mental errors at time.

I was going to make a joke about Dennard making it though practice without hitting anyone, but he couldn't even do that. He was lined up in the slot in one play, got man handled by a bigger receiver, and got mad and slapped his facemask. He's obviously giving a nice impression of being a punk who struggles with bigger receievers, and really didn't have a good practive overall. He's got a good NFL body, but just wasn't impressive out there.

George Iloka is huge, and certainly too big to play CB. He lined up at Safety most of the day where he did nice, but even moved to LB on a couple of occasions when the North did some odd 4-4 alignments. Worth looking at.

Devier Posey is an odd specimen. He'll make great catches, but make a stupid drop or a dumb mistake. He has nice ability really, and overheard one scout praising him. There was a moment however where he dropped a ball, ignored it, let it roll, and angrily went back to his spot. Brian Quick, who was playing CB in the drill, came running in, got the ball and took it to the coach, and then encouraged Posey. I suppose if I see emotion our of a player, it'd obviously rather be frustration than apathy, but still. Had to be careful if I said anything bad about him though, as I'm pretty sure his mother was standing next to me.

Speaking of Brian Quick, I've taken a liking to him. Not elite speed, but great size and just steals the ball out of the air, you can hear his hands hit the ball as he snatches it from it's flight path and secures it. It's impressive.

Doug Martin had a nice day, though he is pretty short and there isn't a way in the world I'd believe he's bigger than 5'9", but the real story of the day at the RB position was Isaiah Pead. He caught my attention and the attention of a few scouts. He's fast, shifty, can catch the ball out of the backfield, and return punts. You should be watching him closely the next few months.

Mitchell Schwartz, a Guard from Cal, whom yes, I do believe is Geoff's brother (so did the panthers.com cameraman next to me) is an absolute mauler in the run game, Multiple times I saw him drive the defender back into the second level and cause havoc for attacking LB's. Watch him closely.

Alemeda Ta'amu. I will not shut up about this guy the next few months. He was the most dominant player on the field today. He destroyed Ohio St. C Mike Brewster, who is 6'5" and 310 lbs, literally every single play, along with every other OLmen placed across from him. He is fast. He is strong. And he was in the backfield almost instantly on every play. He caused chaos and it was beautiful. He will need some bulk if he wants to play NT at our level, but he was just vicious, spectacular, gifted, a monster, and many other creative adjectives. His stock will soar this week.

Some other random notes I took:

TJ Graham returned punts ( i had hoped NC St guys might be able to give some insight)

Derek Wolfe was playing end, and was very impressive. Very strong bullrush, along with a good set of moves. Very nice prospect.

Shea McLellin of Boise is relentless. Does. Not. Stop. Ever.

Senio Kelemente of Washington is a big guy who played well.

Unfortunately, with it being rainy today, and the South being across the bay, along with most of the day being kind of fly-by orientation and versus air in drills, there wasn't too much to report.There will be more in the coming days, I promise, but I hope I gave you guys some stuff to chew on.

I had an entire segment written out detailing some of the cool experiences I had today, but my computer has deleted my post before it could be submitted twice now, so I'm going to go ahead and post this before it happens again, and I'll fill you guys in in a little bit.

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thank you.

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very interested to see Janoris play. I want this guy really bad in the second. If not him then Stephen Gilmore from South Carolina

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OptimumScouting 81 5/8 wingspan too. RT @NEPD_Loyko: George Iloka might have been the most impressive looking DB there.. 6'3 5/8 222 and jacked up
for some reason i'm drawn to this guy as a safety prospect.

add to that he's been clocked (verified) at a 4.4 40. former CB and plays like one. can do well in zone or man coverage. at that size i'd feel good about him going against TEs.

if we could trade back and get another pick before the 4th i'd love to pick this guy up. people talk about him being a 3rd round pick but i could see late 2nd so he might not be available.

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for some reason i'm drawn to this guy as a safety prospect.

add to that he's been clocked (verified) at a 4.4 40. former CB and plays like one. can do well in zone or man coverage. at that size i'd feel good about him going against TEs.

if we could trade back and get another pick before the 4th i'd love to pick this guy up. people talk about him being a 3rd round pick but i could see late 2nd so he might not be available.

Yeah I had him in my initial mock as a 5th or 6th rounder but like you said he might go before then. He played nickel at times with Boise so obviously he has CB skills.

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awesome that you can make it out to this.

looking forward to the report!

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i remember him playing CB vs Arizona St when Robinson would line up on the outside who is also in the senior bowl. ready to hear about each prospect.

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i remember him playing CB vs Arizona St when Robinson would line up on the outside who is also in the senior bowl. ready to hear about each prospect.
him who? jenkins or iloka?

i want both guys, tbh.

and brockers, of course.

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@PackPride

Ex-Pack QB Russell Wilson was 5'10.5 and 203 pounds. However, had the second-biggest hands among QBs behind 6'5 Nick Foles.

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I wouldn't mind Iloka in the 2nd round.. he is probably just as good as Markelle Martin.

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