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2014 Senior Bowl Weigh-In Results: North Team

January 20, 2014 in 2014 Senior Bowl

Name/School/Position/Height/Weight/Hand/Arm

 

Jared Abbrederis Wisconsin WR 6007 189 9 5/8 30 3/4

Chris Borland Wisconsin ILB 5113 245 9 3/4 28 7/8

Tajh Boyd Clemson QB 6006 222 9 3/8 30 1/2

Jonathan Brown Illinois OLB 6004 224 9 1/4 32 1/2

Deone Bucannon Washington State S 6007 216 9 1/2 31 3/4

Michael Campanaro Wake Forest WR 5093 191 9 3/4 28 5/8

Will Clarke West Virginia DT 6061 271 9 1/2 33 3/8

Kain Colter Northwestern WR 5106 199 10 30 3/4

Pierre Desir Lindenwood CB 6011 195 9 1/4 32 3/4

Ahmad Dixon Baylor S 5114 205 9 5/8 32

Aaron Donald Pittsburgh DT 6007 288 9 7/8 31 3/4

Kadeem Edwards Tennessee State G 6041 309 9 5/8 34 1/2

Shaquelle Evans UCLA WR 6006 210 9 3/8 31 7/8

C.J. Fiedorowicz Iowa TE 6055 262 10 5/8 32 1/4

David Fluellen Toledo RB 5112 226 9 1/4 32 1/8

James Gayle Virginia Tech DE 6035 255 9 5/8 32 3/8

Ra’Shede Hageman Minnesota DT 6060 318 9 5/8 33 3/4

Seantrel Henderson Miami-Fl T 6067 331 10 3/8 34 1/4

Robert Herron Wyoming WR 5087 193 9 5/8 29 7/8

Ryan Hewitt Stanford FB 6040 246 9 1/8 30 3/4

Gator Hoskins Marshall TE 6011 244 9 7/8 32 5/8

Josh Huff Oregon WR 5110 201 9 1/8 30 1/2

Marqueston Huff Wyoming CB 5110 198 8 1/4 31

Jeff Janis Saginaw Valley State WR 6022 212 8 7/8 32 1/4

Stanley Jean-Baptiste Nebraska S 6023 215 8 1/2 32 3/8

Dontae Johnson North Carolina State CB 6020 199 8 7/8 31 1/2

DaQuan Jones Penn State DT 6034 323 9 3/8 32 3/4

Christian Kirksey Iowa OLB 6016 234 8 5/8 32 3/8

Tyler Larsen Utah State C 6034 317 9 3/8 30 1/2

Nevin Lawson Utah State CB 5097 184 8 7/8 31 3/4

Isaiah Lewis Michigan State S 5100 205 9 7/8 30 7/8

Brandon Linder Miami-Fl G 6053 316 10 1/4 33 1/4

Kareem Martin North Carolina DE 6057 272 10 34 3/8

Zack Martin Notre Dame T 6041 305 9 3/4 32 1/4

Jack Mewhort Ohio State T 6055 306 10 1/8 33

Stephen Morris Miami-Fl QB 6016 208 10 1/8 31 7/8

Trent Murphy Stanford OLB 6053 252 10 7/8 33 1/8

Jacob Pedersen Wisconsin TE 6031 242 9 1/4 31 1/8

Cyril Richardson Baylor G 6044 343 9 3/4 33 7/8

Weston Richburg Colorado State C 6034 300 9 31 3/4

Michael Sam Missouri OLB 6015 260 9 1/8 33 1/4

Michael Schofield Michigan G 6065 303 9 3/4 33 1/3

Charles Sims West Virginia RB 5117 214 8 1/4 30 1/2

Marcus Smith Louisville DE 6034 258 9 5/8 33 1/4

Dezmen Southward Wisconsin S 6001 206 10 31 5/8

Shamar Stephen Connecticut DT 6045 308 9 7/8 33

Brandon Thomas Clemson G 6034 316 10 3/4 34 3/8

Logan Thomas Virginia Tech QB 6056 250 10 3/4 33

Jimmie Ward Northern Illinois CB 5103 191 9 1/2 31 1/2

James White Wisconsin RB 5090 206 8 3/8 28 5/8

Jordan Zumwalt UCLA ILB 6040 231 8 1/2 31 18

2014 Senior Bowl Weigh-In Results: South Team

January 20, 2014 in 2014 Senior Bowl

Name/School/Position/Height/Weight/Hand/Arm:

 

 

Walt Aikens Liberty CB 6005 205 9 3/8 32 1/4

Antonio Andrews Western Kentucky RB 5101 225 9 1/4 30 5/8

Jeremiah Attaochu Georgia Tech OLB 6032 252 9 3/8 32 7/8

Lamin Barrow LSU OLB 6012 229 9 7/8 33

Joel Bitonio Nevada G 6040 307 9 7/8 33

Terrence Brooks Florida State S 5110 197 8 1/2 30 1/4

Derek Carr Fresno State QB 6021 215 9 1/8 31 1/4

Deandre Coleman California DT 6050 315 10 1/4 34

Aaron Colvin Oklahoma CB 5113 186 9 1/4 31

Chris Davis Auburn CB 5096 201 9 3/8 30 1/2

Mike Davis Texas WR 6002 193 10 1/8 32

Justin Ellis Louisiana Tech DT 6017 342 9 7/8 32 1/4

David Fales San Jose State QB 6013 220 9 1/4 31 1/8

Dee Ford Auburn OLB 6021 243 10 32 3/4

Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois QB 6022 219 9 30 1/4

Ryan Grant Tulane WR 6002 197 9 5/8 30 7/8

Jon Halapio Florida G 6034 320 10 1/4 32 3/4

Cody Hoffman BYU WR 6037 218 9 7/8 33

Adrian Hubbard Alabama OLB 6057 255 9 1/8 33 7/8

Gabe Ikard Oklahoma C 6032 302 9 3/4 32 3/4

Gabe Jackson Mississippi State G 6033 339 9 7/8 33

Jawuan James Tennessee T 6061 315 9 5/8 33 3/8

Marcel Jensen Fresno State TE 6053 254 10 1/8 34 1/4

Wesley Johnson Vanderbilt T 6052 290 10 1/8 32 1/2

Christian Jones Florida State OLB 6033 234 9 5/8 32 7/8

Kenny Ladler Vanderbilt S 6001 200 9 1/8 32 3/8

Craig Loston LSU S 6003 214 10 1/4 30 3/4

Arthur Lynch Georgia TE 6044 258 10 1/8 31

Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt WR 6025 209 10 1/2 32 5/8

Daniel McCullers Tennessee DT 6067 348 10 5/8 35 5/8

Keith McGill Utah CB 6030 214 10 1/4 33

Jerick McKinnon Georgia Southern RB 5090 209 8 3/8 29 1/2

Morgan Moses Virginia T 6061 325 9 3/4 34 3/4

Kevin Norwood Alabama WR 6020 197 10 1/1 31 3/8

Solomon Patton Florida WR 5084 179 9 1/4 29 7/8

Jay Prosch Auburn FB 6006 256 10 30 1/8

Caraun Reid Princeton DT 6021 301 10 1/4 32 5/8

Jalen Saunders Oklahoma WR 5086 164 8 3/4 28 7/8

Chris Smith Arkansas DE 6011 266 9 5/8 34 1/8

Telvin Smith Florida State OLB 6027 218 10 1/2 32 3/4

Ed Stinson Alabama DE 6031 292 9 1/4 32 7/8

Bryan Stork Florida State C 6034 306 10 1/8 31

Will Sutton Arizona State DT 6006 315 9 5/8 30 5/8

Travis Swanson Arkansas C 6050 310 10 32 7/8

Lorenzo Taliaferro Coastal Carolina RB 6003 231 8 1/2 31 3/8

Jemea Thomas Georgia Tech CB 5094 190 9 7/8 30 1/2

Jordan Tripp Montana OLB 6026 237 9 5/8 30 7/8

Billy Turner North Dakota State G 6050 316 10 1/4 33 1/4

Brent Urban Virginia DT 6066 298 9 7/8 33 5/8

Kyle Van Noy BYU OLB 6032 244 9 1/2 32

Jaylen Watkins Florida CB 5113 194 9 5/8 30 5/8

Lavelle Westbrooks Georgia Southern CB 5113 195 9 7/8 31 7/8

Senior (Bowl) Superlatives

January 30, 2013 in 2013 Senior Bowl

Tallest Player: DE Margus Hunt-

-Measuring at over 6'8" Hunt took the prize here.

Shortest Player: RB Robbie Rouse-

-Coming in at 5'5" 7/8 Rouse was the shortest player on the field, which at times helped him as it appeared defenders couldn't find him.

Heaviest Player: DT John Jenkins-

-Jenkins weighed in at 359 lbs, but actually carries it pretty well. It is easy to see why 3-4 teams would love to have him as their NT

Lightest Player: WR Marquise Goodwin

-Goodwin came in at 179 lbs, which is a little light for a receiver. Good news is he didn't struggle too much versus the press.

First Player Selected: OT Eric Fisher-

-Fisher all but solidified a top 10 spot with his great week. A couple guys could challenge him, but he could be off the board even in the top 5 in some draft scenarios.

Last Player Selected: (not counting UDFA's): P Jeff Locke

-It's tough finding a player who will go late, but still probably be drafted, Jeff Locke could fit the bill. Ryan Allen will go higher, but plenty of teams could take a look at a punter in the 7th round, particularly one who handles kick-offs as well.

Most Likely to Succeed (in Year one): OT Eric Fisher, DT John Jenkins, RB Stephan Taylor, DL Datone Jones

-These are the four players who should make the highest impact right off the bat, I think all four should play at least significant roles as rookies and prove themselves to be very effective.

Highest Upside: QB E.J. Manuel, DL Margus Hunt, OT Kyle Long, DE Ezekial Ansah

-These are the four players who could be elite stars down the line if it all comes together for them. Hunt, Long and Ansah are pretty new to the game at the upper levels, while Manuel just needs some developmental time.

Best Deep Ball: QB Mike Glennon

-Glennon edges out Landry Jones here due to accuracy, as Glennon showed the strongest arm consistently throughout the week.

Worst Deep Ball: QB Ryan Nassib

-Nassib just couldn't air it out at the same level as some of the other quarterbacks. That doesn't mean he can't succeed, but it means he needs to be in the right system.

Fastest Runner (RB/WR/DB): WR Marquise Goodwin

-As a former track star this is no surprise, but Goodwin can just fly down the field. I will say some corners were highly impressive with running with him, but Goodwin is my favorite for top 40 time at the combine.

Slowest Runner (RB/WR/DB): WR Chris Harper

This is tougher to judge, but Harper is more of a possession receiver and may even be better as a movement TE with some extra weight. He just didn't have the burst that the other receivers, running backs and DB's had.

Best Late Round Value Picks (Offense): WR Conner Vernon, TE Michael Williams, OL Garrett Gilkey, OL Terron Armstead, TE Nick Kasa

-All of these guys should go in the 5th-7th rounds yet should quickly be able to impact a team. Some of them have higher ceilings, but the key here is a low bust factor and an ability to contribute even if it is as a 2nd stringer.

Best Late Round Value Picks (Defense): S J.J. Wilcox, DL Cornelius Washington, LB Ty Powell, S Duke Williams, DT Montori Hughes

Similar to the offensive guys, you should find these guys on the board in the 5th-7th rounds and they should find a way to contribute early.

Players who had the best all-around week (practice and game)

Best Quarterback: Mike Glennon

Best Running back: Stepfan Taylor

Best Tight End: Michael Williams

Best Wide Receiver:  WR Quinton Patton

Best Offensive Tackle: Eric Fisher

Best Interior Offensive lineman: Larry Warford

Best Defensive End: tie Ezekial Ansah and Alex Okafor

Best Defensive Tackle: tie Montori Huges and Kawann Short

Best Inside Linebacker: Kevin Reddick

Best Outside Linebacker: Sean Porter

Best Cornerback: tie Jordan Poyer and Desmond Trufant

Best Safety: T.J. McDonald

Best Punter: Ryan Allen

Best Kicker: Dustin Hopkins

Senior Bowl Weigh-in Results: North Team

January 21, 2013 in 2013 Senior Bowl

North Team Weigh-in Results: (note: a Height of 6033 equals 6'3" 3/8)

 

Pos

Name

School

Ht

Wt

Hand

Arm

RB

Kenjon Barner

Oregon

5092

188

9.28

29.58

LB

Steve Beauharnais

Rutgers

6006

236

9

32

LB

Arthur Brown

Kansas State

inj

9.78

32.28

DL

Michael Buchanan

Illinois

6051

252

9.78

33.28

OL

Braxston Cave

Notre Dame

6030

304

9.38

30.38

DB

Jonathan Cyprien

Florida International

6002

209

10.18

30.48

DB

Will Davis

Utah State

5113

182

6.68

31.28

WR

Aaron Dobson

Marshall

6025

203

8.48

33.48

TE

Jack Doyle

Western Kentucky

6052

254

9.38

32.18

QB

Zac Dysert

Miami-Oh

6027

224

9.00

31.68

OL

Eric Fisher

Central Michigan

6072

305

10.38

34

RB

Johnathan Franklin

UCLA

5100

201

9.48

29.28

QB

Mike Glennon

North Carolina State

6066

220

9.38

32.38

WR

Marquise Goodwin

Texas

5087

179

8.85

30.68

DB

Dwayne Gratz

Connecticut

5111

200

10.48

30.78

LB

Khaseem Greene

Rutgers

6004

236

9.48

31.78

WR

Chris Harper

Kansas State

6006

228

9.58

32

DL

Jordan Hill

Penn State

6014

294

10.00

32.18

DL

Margus Hunt

SMU

6082

277

9.58

33.38

DL

Datone Jones

UCLA

6041

280

9.68

32.18

FB

Kyle Juszczyk

Harvard

6013

248

9.18

31.38

TE

Nick Kasa

Colorado

6054

271

9.00

32.18

OL

Kyle Long

Oregon

6061

304

10.78

32.18

OL

Joe Madsen

West Virginia

6034

301

9.48

29.18

DB

T.J. McDonald

USC

6023

211

8.78

32.28

WR

Aaron Mellette

Elon

6024

216

9.58

32.16

QB

Ryan Nassib

Syracuse

6020

223

10.00

31

DL

Alex Okafor

Texas

6045

261

9.00

33.18

TE

Ryan Otten

San Jose State

6052

235

9.58

32.18

LB

Ty Powell

Harding

DB

Jordan Poyer

Oregon State

5116

182

9.48

30.58

OL

Justin Pugh

Syracuse

6047

301

10.00

31.48

OL

David Quessenberry

San Jose State

6050

294

9.38

33.78

LB

Kevin Reddick

North Carolina

6014

246

9.38

31.58

WR

Denard Robinson

Michigan

5104

196

10.00

32.78

RB

Robbie Rouse

Fresno State

5057

186

9.18

32.58

DL

Kawann Short

Purdue

6032

308

9.48

32.78

LB

John Simon

Ohio State

6014

256

9.38

32.68

DB

Jamar Taylor

Boise State

5106

193

9.38

29.38

DB

Phillip Thomas

Fresno State

6005

210

9.28

30.28

OL

Hugh Thornton

Illinois

6032

313

9.78

33.58

DB

Desmond Trufant

Washington

5111

190

8.28

30.58

OL

Ricky Wagner

Wisconsin

6061

310

10.18

33.48

WR

Markus Wheaton

Oregon State

5110

183

8.48

32.28

DL

Brandon Williams

Missouri Southern

6017

341

9.58

32.68

DB

Duke Williams

Nevada

5110

201

9.58

31.68

DL

Sylvester Williams

North Carolina

6026

313

10.48

32.58

LB

Trevardo Williams

Connecticut

6013

235

9.28

32

OL

Brian Winters

Kent State

6034

310

9.48

32

DB

Blidi Wreh-Wilson

Connecticut

6005

192

8.68

32.48

 

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Senior Bowl Weigh-In Results: South Team

January 21, 2013 in 2013 Senior Bowl

South Team: (note: a Height of 6033 equals 6'3" 3/8)

OL Oday Aboushi, UVA: Ht: 6052 Wt: 310 Hand: 10.48 Arm: 32.78

DB Robert Alford, SE Louisiana: Ht: 5097 Wt: 186 Hand: 9.38 Arm: 31.38

P Ryan Allen, LA Tech: Ht: 6013 Wt: 231 Hand: 9.62 Arm: 31.75

DL/LB Ziggy Ansah, BYU Ht: DNP Wt: DNP Hand: 10 Arm: 34.62

DB Marc Anthony, Cal: Ht: 5113 Wt: 191 Hand: 9 Arm: 31.5

FB Tommy Bohanon, Wake Forrest: Ht: 6005 Wt: 247 Hand: 9.87 Arm: 29.75

LB Jamie Collins, S. Missouri: Ht: 6033 Wt: 245 Hand: 9.87 Arm: 33.37

DB Sanders Commings, Georgia: Ht: 5117 Wt: 223 Hand: 8.25 Arm: 31.12

DL Everett Dawkins, FSU: Ht: 6021 Wt: 288 Hand: 10.37 Arm: 32.25

DL Lavar Edwards, LSU: Ht: DNP Wt: DNP Hand: DNP Arm: DNP

RB Andre Ellington, Clemson: Ht: 5094 Wt: 197 Hand: 9.25 Arm: 30.62

OL D.J. Fluker, Alabama: Ht: 6047 Wt: 355 Hand: 10.25 Arm: 36.37

OL Dalton Freeman, Clemson: Ht: 6042 Wt: 286 Hand: 9.87 Arm: 31

OL Garrett Gilkey, Chadron State: Ht: 6057 Wt: 314 Hand:10.37 Arm: 31.75

RB Mike Gillislee, Florida: Ht: 5112 Wt: 207 Hand: 8.75 Arm: 30.75

LB Zavier Gooden, Missouri: Ht: 6014 Wt: 233 Hand: 10 Arm: 31

DL Malliciah Goodman, Clemson: Ht: 6035 Wt: 272 Hand: 10.87 Arm: 35.87

DL Cody Grissom, South Florida: Ht: 6013 Wt: 313 Hand: 9.12 Arm: 32.5

WR Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas: Ht: 6016 Wt: 199 Hand: 8.62 Arm: 32.25

K Dustin Hopkins, Florida State: DNP

DL Montari Hughes, Tenn Martin: Ht: DNP Wt: DNP Hand: 10.12 Arm: 31.62

DL John Jenkins, Georgia: Ht: 6037 Wt: 359 Hand: 9.5 Arm: 33.12

LB Nico Johnson, Alabama: Ht: 6017 Wt: 249 Hand: 9.25 Arm: 32.87

OL Lane Johnson, Oklahoma: Ht: 6062 Wt: 302 Hand: 9.75 Arm: 35

QB Landry Jones, Oklahoma: Ht: 6035 Wt: 221 Hand: 9 Arm: 32.12

WR Tavarres King, Georgia: Ht: 6002 Wt: 192 Hand: 9.37 Arm: 32.37

DB Robert Lester, Alabama: Ht: 6012 Wt: 212 Hand: 9.75 Arm: 31.25

TE Phillip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn: Ht: 6031 Wt: 255 Hand: 10.12 Arm: 33

QB E.J. Manuel, FSU: Ht: 6043 Wt: 237 Hand: 10.12 Arm: 35

RB Onterio McCalebb, Auburn: Ht: 5101 Wt:164 Hand: 8.75 Arm: 30.12

TE Vance McDonald, Rice: Ht: 6041 Wt: 262 Hand: 10 Arm: 34.5

DB Leon McFadden, San Diego State: Ht: 5096 Wt: 193 Hand: 8.62 Arm: 31.25

OL Xavier Nixon, Florida: Ht: 6054 Wt: 311 Hand: 10.5 Arm: 33.75

WR Quinton Patton, LA Tech: Ht: 6000 Wt: 202 Hand: 9.12 Arm: 32.25

LB Sean Porter, Texas A&M: Ht: 6013 Wt: 231 Hand: 9.37 Arm: 31.87

DB Baccari Rambo, Georgia: Ht: 6004 Wt: 215 Hand: 9.12 Arm: 30.5

TE Mychal Rivera, Tennessee: Ht: 6032 Wt: 237 Hand: 10.25 Arm: 32.12

OL Brian Schwenke, Cal: Ht: 6030 Wt: 307 Hand: 9.5 Arm: 30.87

WR Ryan Swope, Texas A&M: Ht: 6002 Wt: 204 Hand: 8.12 Arm: 30.37

RB Stephan Taylor, Stanford: Ht: 5090 Wt: 216 Hand: 8.37 Arm: 29.62

LB Chase Thomas, Stanford: Ht: 6031 Wt: 241 Hand: 9.5 Arm: 31.37

OL Dallas Thomas, Tennessee: Ht: 6052 Wt: 308 Hand: 10.37 Arm: 32

LS Carson TInker, Alabama: Ht: 6001 Wt: 231

OL J.C. Tretter, Cornell: Ht: 6035 Wt: 302 Hand: 10.12 Arm: 32.25

WR Conner Vernon, Duke: Ht: 6002 Wt. 193 Hand: 9.12 Arm: 29.75

OL Larry Warford, Kentucky: Ht: 6032 Wt: 333 Hand: 9.62 Arm: 31.87

DL Corneilus Washington, Georgia: Ht: 6040 Wt: 264 Hand: 9.25 Arm: 33.87

DB B.W. Webb, William and Mary: Ht: 5102 Wt: 183 Hand: 9.62 Arm: 30.12

DB J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern: Ht: 5113 Wt: 214 Hand: 8.87 Arm: 30.5

TE Michael Williams, Alabama: Ht: 6056 Wt: 269 Hand: 10.12 Arm: 32.75

DB Shawn Williams, Georgia: Ht: 5117 Wt: 211 Hand: 8.25 Arm: 30

WR Terrence Williams, Baylor: Ht: 6017 Wt: 201 Hand: 8.75 Arm: 30.62

LB Vince Williams, FSU: Ht: 6004 Wt:247 Hand: 9.12 Arm: 31.5

 

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South Roster Preview – Terrance Williams and John Jenkins Headline the South Roster

January 20, 2013 in 2013 Senior Bowl

I've already previewed the North Roster for the Senior Bowl. Now here are the players to watch on the South Roster during Senior Bowl week:

QB EJ Manuel, Florida State University:

Manuel is a 2-year starter with the Seminoles, and has developed into a quality starting quarterback. He's got good size, a big arm and great speed, but has been inconsistent against some big opponents. Overall, he displays good accuracy, but it remains to be seen if he can throw into the tighter windows at the next level. With the success of the read option in the NFL this past year, Manuel could be a hot commodity given his speed. He still needs a little development time, but given his upside, expect him to go in the late 2nd or early 3rd round.

QB Landry Jones, Oklahoma:

Jones took over for former 1st overall pick Sam Bradford at Oklahoma and was expected to have a similar career path. Through the start of his sophomore season, Jones looked to be a potential high 1st round pick. He's regressed these past two years, and questions have sprung up about his downfield accuracy, decision making and mobility. He played in a spread system in Oklahoma, and has struggled when asked to make reads and progressions. Jones needs to have a strong week in Mobile if he wants to overcome these concerns with his game. He remains a big, strong-armed quarterback that could go anywhere in the 3rd – 4th round range.

WR Terrance Williams, Baylor:

Williams is a big play receiver with great long speed. He led the NCAA in yards per catch this past season, and was still able to produce without Robert Griffin III and Kendall Wright on offense. Right now he's still more of a deep threat, and needs to show he can run more of the entire route tree. He has high upside and should go off the board in the early 2nd round.

WR Ryan Swope, Texas A&M:

Swope had a starting role for the Aggies these past 2 years and has been an integral part of their passing attack. He profiles as a slot receiver, and shows good quickness in the short area. He doesn't have great long speed, but should still be attractive to teams given the greater use of the slot receiver. He should go off the board in a late 3rd to early 4th round.

TE Michael Williams, Alabama:

Williams was essentially a 6th offensive lineman for the Crimson Tide. He's a big, strong, physical tight end who is a devastating blocker and can be a match-up problem for smaller defensive backs and linebackers. He lacks great speed, which will keep him from being drafted high, but a smart team who emphasizes the running game will get excellent value in the 5th round or later from Williams.

OT DJ Fluker, Alabama:

Fluker is a rare, highly-touted offensive lineman, in that he profiles almost exclusively as a right tackle. Fluker though was among the best right tackles in college and easily make the transition to the next level. He's a devastating run blocker, who still holds up well against the pass rush. He has a good anchor, and is the type of lineman when he gets his hands on you, he finishes the play. He should go off the board in the high 2nd round.

OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma:

Johnson was Landry Jones blindside protector this past season and quickly made a name for himself in the Big 12. He shows good footwork and is quick enough to get to the edge. He helped keep Jones to be one of the least sacked quarterbacks in college football, despite the fact that Oklahoma is pass-first team and Jones has questionable mobility. He's trending upward, and could go in the top 20 picks of the 1st round.

DT John Jenkins, Georgia:

Jenkins was the star of the Georgia Bulldogs defensive line this year, playing primarily the nose tackle position. He forced constant double-teams that allowed the rest of the Georgia defense to make plays. Despite all the attention he was getting from offensive lineman, Jenkins still got a high level of penetration and made plays in the backfield. Jenkins fits in either a 4-3 or 3-4, but would have his highest value as a nose tackle on a 3-man line. Jenkins should be drafted in the top 25 picks.

S Bacarri Rambo, Georgia:

Rambo was the playmaker of the Georgia secondary and double digit interceptions over the last two years combined. He's a rangey free safety with good size and excellent speed. The biggest question mark that he faces is his ability against the run. Rambo does excel in coverage, which should keep him as one of the top safeties drafted this year. Expect him to go in the late 2nd or high 3rd round.

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North Roster Preview – Denard Robinson and Mike Glennon Lead North

January 20, 2013 in 2013 Senior Bowl

On my way to Mobile, Alabama, I wanted to preview the two Senior Bowl rosters and which players to keep an eye on in practice this week. Here are the North roster players to watch Senior Bowl week (or South Roster is here):

QB Mike Glennon, NC State:

Glennon is a big, strong-armed quarterback who has been rising up draft boards this season. While there is still some projections, Glennon is one of the most NFL ready quarterbacks in this class. He has good footwork and delivers a crisp ball on target. But questions still remain about his overall upside.

QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse:

Nassib doesn't have the measurables as some of the other quarterbacks in this class, but he has some of the highest upside. He's a balanced quarterback who has both a good arm and solid mobility. Nassib didn't have a lot to work with at Syracuse but still kept the Orangemen in a lot of games. He also has more experience in a pro-style offense. Look for Nassib to be a popular 2nd-3rd round quarterback with a chance to start in a year or two.

RB Kenjon Barner, Oregon:

Barner might lack feature back size, but teams won't push him too far down their draft board given his elite speed and explosiveness. Barner fits best in a team that runs more to the outside or a zone team that would utilize his quick cut capability. He also should be a valuable weapon in the passing game, given his ability to make people miss in the open field. He should get a lot of attention in the 3rd or 4th round.

WR Denard Robinson, Michigan:

Robinson was an option quarterback at Michigan, but will transition to a slot receiver/situational player/return man at the next level. Robinson has explosive speed and has shown himself to be incredibly quick but is very raw at the receiver and return man role. This will be a big week for him to show that he can run routes and catch the ball with some consistency. The track record of conversion quarterbacks is not great, but Robinson has the tools to defy the odds. Look for him to go off the board in the 3rd-4th round range.

OL Kyle Long, Oregon:

Kyle is the son of Howie Long and brother of DE Chris Long (Rams). He started his collegiate athletic career in baseball at Florida State, but quickly decided to follow his father's footsteps on the gridiron. Long transferred to a community college and eventually ended up at Oregon this past season where he became a starter along the offensive line. He has experience at both guard and tackle and he profiles best at a tackle at the next level. He's still a little raw and needs to add a little more strength. But he's got a good frame, and plays with good leverage.

DE Marcus Hunt, SMU:

Hunt is a track & field star from Estonia, who came to SMU to run track & field. After their program closed, he made his way to the football team. He's considered a "freak" athlete who has exceptional size 6'8" and 280 lbs., but still has good speed and excellent quickness. Hunt has become has become a premier defender on the line. While he still has some inconsistencies due to how raw he is, he still comes up with big play after big play. He has elite potential and profiles best as a 5 technique in a 3-4. He should go off the board in the 2nd round.

DE Alex Okafor, Texas:

Okafor is one of the better defensive ends in this draft and has shown a potential to become a premiere pass rusher. Okafor is a balanced defensive end, who excels at defending both the run and the pass. Prior to this season, there were some questions about his pass rushing ability, but after registering double digit sacks, those questions are no longer valid. This week Okafor will need to show his explosion and if he can get to the edge consistently  Right now he profiles best in a 4-3 but should get some looks as an outside linebacker in a 3-4. He'll likely go off the board in the 2nd round, but could sneak into the end of the 1st round.

LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State:

Brown led the Wildcats defense this past year, and is one of the best run defending linebackers in the country. There remains some questions about how he defends the pass, but its not necessarily a negative for him. He's got good range and really solid instincts and shows an ability to shed blockers. He profiles as either an inside linebacker or strong side linebacker in a 4-3. He should get 2nd – 3rd round attention in the draft.

LB John Simon, Ohio State:

Simon is making a transition to linebacker, after playing much of his college career with his hand on the ground. He profiles best as 3-4 outside linebacker, given his ability to rush the passer. Questions will remain with how he plays in space and if he can remain in coverage as an outside linebacker. While a good pass rusher, isn't considered elite, and will probably fall to the late 2nd – early 3rd round.

S TJ McDonald, USC:

MCDonald is the son of pro bowler Tim McDonald. TJ has the potential and athletic ability to match his father's talent level, but it hasn't fully come together for him yet. Reaction time and tackling ability are the two biggest question marks surrounding him. This will be a huge week for him as he hopes to show scouts that he can fix those issues that what plagued him in college. If McDonald has a good Senior Bowl week/Combine, then he could work his way into the 2nd round. If he struggles, he could fall to the 4th or later.

 

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