Senior Bowl South Team: Monday Practice Report
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SOUTH Report Monday Practice:
55 Acho, Emmanuel LB Texas
-showed good closing speed on a couple of plays. Nice recognition as well.
4 Adams, Joe WR Arkansas
-Really good speed, looks to be under 4.4
26 Allen, Antonio DB South Carolina
-came up in run support on a couple of plays took good angles to the ball carrier. Not great in man coverage, but held his own.
72 Allen, Jeff OL Illinois
-Looks good out there, but footwork a problem sometimes. Gets too wide of a base. When Allen shows good footwork and balance he’s good, the problem is he isn’t consistent in this area.
28 Ballard, Vick RB Mississippi State
-Ran well, would like to see him catch the ball more cleanly, but not a major concern.
5 Bentley, Dwight DB Louisiana-Lafayette
-despite being one of the smaller players here, he showed that he had no problem getting physical with bigger receivers and staying with them. Really impressed me with how tight his coverage was on a few plays.
91 Bequette, Jake LB Arkansas
Is standing up at LB, could get some interesting looks in a 3-4 alignment.
61 Blackwell, Will OL LSU
-Got beat bad on a couple of plays, recovered well later in practice, but he doesn’t look nearly consistent enough.
74 Blake, Philip OL Baylor
-Did struggle at times, but also anchored well in some one-on-one’s. Good hand placement overall, need to get set quicker as defenders get into his body quickly.
2 Boykin, Brandon DB Georgia
-Fast, looks like he can run with everyone. Dealing with some bigger receivers a bit of a problem, but showed nice ball skills overall.
13 Bradham, Nigel LB Florida St.
-very good football speed, he seemed to be around the ball on every play that he was in there.
40 Branch, Andre DL Clemson
-Not in attendance, not sure what the issue is, wasn’t there for day 1 practice.
70 Brown, James OL Troy
-Really struggled on the edge. Just didn’t have the quickness to set the edge, and was getting overpowered. Did better on some snaps while in the interior, but still not a great day.
47 Brown, Zach LB North Carolina
-Another fast linebacker, showed good instincts day one.
29 Bullock, Randy PK Texas A&M
-Was booming kicks right down the middle
13 Butler, Drew P Georgia
-Nice hangtime and distance on a number of punts
90 Coples, Quinton DL North Carolina
-Impressive, simply unblockable at times. He had some really good battles with Cordy Glenn and he won more than his fair share. Even when he was contained, he continued to fight and push the pocket.
82 Criner, Juron WR Arizona
-Looked really clean getting in and out of his breaks. Showed good hands.
30 Diehl, Chad RB Clemson
-caught the ball well a couple of times, nice blocking as well.
83 Edwards, Patrick WR Houston
-very fast in and out of his breaks, dropped a couple balls though
8 Foles, Nick QB Arizona
-Really impressive practice. Threw the ball cleanly. Looked good taking the ball from center, and in his various drops. Went through his reads quickly, showed a good ability to buy time vs a tough pass rush, and usually hit the receiver in stride or on the numbers.
87 Fuller, Jeff WR Texas A&M
-Adjusted to the ball really well, got nice separation on a couple of passes. Good speed for a bigger receiver.
24 Ganaway, Terrance RB Baylor
-Runs strong, always keeps the legs moving. Showed good burst though the hole as well. Not great deep speed, but doesn’t lose much speed when changing directions.
71 Glenn, Cordy OL Georgia
-Glenn struggled early on in practice against some of the top pass rushers, but really came on as practice wore on. Was pretty easily the best OL on the south squad. Plays with good leverage and power.
32 Gray, Cyrus RB Texas A&M
-Looked like he ran well early, but had to pull out of the SB due to failing a physical.
89 Green, Ladarius TE Louisiana-Lafayette
-Impressive athlete and can really catch the ball. Didn’t look as good in run blocking though.
62 Harris, Josh DS Auburn
19 Hayward, Casey DB Vanderbilt
-Had better speed than I thought, ran well with WR’s
96 Howard, Jaye DL Florida
-Better power than I expected in the middle of the line. Really can push the pocket. Need to show better counter moves to disengage to get after the ball carrier. High motor guy.
6 Ingram, Melvin DL South Carolina
-Easily the best player on the field (and that is saying somthing), Non-stop motor guy, Absolutely relentless at getting after the passer. Really didn’t see him get cleanly blocked all practice. At times he might not have gotten to the QB, but it was only after deep penetration, which would probably at least be a pressure in an NFL game. Displayed great power and speed, and just was simply dominant.
1 Jenkins, Janoris DB North Alabama
-Ran well with the WR’s, showed good ball skills and decent instincts.
94 Jerod-Eddie, Tony DL Texas A&M
-A late add, but making the most of his opportunity. Worked a lot on the outside, and should get some 3-4 end looks. Showed good strength and power and won a number of battles.
60 Jones, Ben OL Georgia
-Struggled some through out the day. Really couldn’t handle power rushes without giving up 4-6 yards. He continued to battle well, but not impressive for a guy considered to be a top 75 pick.
85 Jones, Dwight WR North Carolina
-Got some nice clean releases, you can tell he’s used to a pro style offense. Really nice route runner, and stayed in control.
17 Lindley, Ryan QB San Diego St.
-Lindley has a serious cannon for an arm, and even short passes can dial up the RPM’s to fit it in a tight window. Consistency an issue though as some of this throws are well off the mark. Good size and decent mobility (though below Foles and Weeden).
10 Martin, Markelle DB Oklahoma St.
-Really good instincts and help in the run game. Showed a lot in box today.
1 Maze, Marquis WR Alabama
-Nice speed and hands, size still an issue though lost some physical battles with CB’s
76 McCants, Matt OL UAB
-Def. looks the part, but he was exposed today. He just couldn’t handle the top pass rushers here, and would try to overcompensate (which didn’t work too well). Caught guessing too often and overmatched. Did better in team drills, but def. a work in progress. Footwork was really sloppy and needs to be tightened up.
24 Menzie, DeQuan DB Alabama
-Solid day, ran well with WR’s
19 Peterson, Deangelo TE LSU
-Caught the ball cleanly, showed nice speed, needs to be a stronger blocker.
92 Powell, Tydreke DL North Carolina
-Showed nice power, despite not high expectations. Even gave Ben Jones trouble on a number of plays. Needs to get quicker off the snap and counter better, but nice first day.
2 Rainey, Chris RB Florida
-FAST, showed great burst all day.Played bigger than he is. Not an every down back, but can be a change of pace guy.
93 Randall, Kheeston DL Texas
-Displayed good power, gave the interior line fits on a number of plays. Needs more consistency, but nice first day.
51 Robinson, Keenan LB Texas
-Looked the part, good all-around day, though didn’t stand out in any one area.
77 Sanders, Zebrie OL Florida St.
-Looks like an NFL LT, but he did struggle for much of day against the speed of the pass rush. Looked better in the full scrimmage and run blocking.
44 Smelley, Brad TE Alabama
31 Spence, Sean LB Miami
4 Street, Ryan DB Furman
-Surprisingly physical, nice first day
18 Taylor, Brandon DB LSU
98 Thompson, Brandon DL Clemson
-very Powerful, really tough to block 1-on-1, definitely a force in the middle of a defense.
41 Upshaw, Courtney DL Alabama
-Very impressive day, unblockable for much of the practice, especially on the pass rush plays.
Vlachos, William OL Alabama
3 Weeden, Brandon QB Oklahoma St.
-Weeden had a really good first day, looked better from under center and in the various drops. Spun the ball cleanly with really nice touch on a number of passes. Avoided the rush well and looked nice on a couple of rollouts.