2012 Senior Bowl: North Team Practice Report- Wednesday
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I’ll do a fuller report later, but here are some thoughts from today’s Senior Bowl morning practice:
-Center Michael Brewster, Ohio State- Brewster got high marks from the Vikings coaching staff on his form and staying low in early blocking drills. Later he showed a good anchor in 1-on-1 drills. By default he has the cleanest snaps (though did have a couple high ones) on the North squad.
-Guard Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin- Zeitler had an up and down practice. He struggled some in the team drills to keep his man, but flashed a nice anchor and power in the 1-on-1’s. Due to multiple injuries, Zeitler will work some at center the rest of the week.
-Tackle Mike Adams, Ohio State- Adams lost more battles today, than in previous practices. Vinny Curry beat him a couple times in 1-on-1’s while Cam Johnson got the better of him in the team practice drills. Now he did have some fantastic blocks throughout the day, but not as dominant performance as yesterday.
-Guard/Tackle Senio Kelemete, Washington: When lined up at tackle Kelemete doesn’t look too good as he lacks the footwork/speed to keep the corner. When working on the inside though, he shows good power and gets nice leverage.
-Quarterback Kirk Cousins, Michigan State: Cousins looked pretty solid today, showed a nice ability to consistently be accurate on the run.
-Quarterback Russel Wilson, Wisconsin: Wilson I thought had a better day with his accuracy, velocity and consistency. He’s pretty good out of the pocket as well. He does seem to hold on to the ball too long waiting for WR’s to get open.
-Running back Doug Martin, Boise State: Martin continues to impress. His burst and toughness are turning heads and he’s showing nice vision and good cutback lanes. He did drop a couple easy passes, but overall looked really good today.
-Wide receiver Brian Quick, App. State: Quick is really using his size and strength to his advantage. He’s muscling DB’s for the ball and winning most of his battles. He’s got big strong hands, that have been pretty much a sure thing this week. Quick also showed some nice deep speed in a special teams drill chasing down the very fast Patrick Edwards.
-Wide receiver Marvin Jones, California: Jones continues to show really good long speed. He cuts well also, and adjusts well to the ball. I did notice once him getting corrected for running a bad route, but his next go the coach seemed impressed with his improvement.
-Corner back Leonard Johnson, Iowa State: Johnson just seems to be all over the field, rarely I see him give up separation in coverage, and he’s extremely physical with the bigger receivers.
-Safety Harrison Smith, Notre Dame: Smith is showing a good ability in coming up in the box, while flashing decent coverage. He might not ‘wow’ you in any one area, but he can play and start (maybe not day one) at the next level.
-Defensive End Vinny Curry, Marshall: Curry showed a variety of pass rush moves today, and really had a nice all-around day. Compared to some of the elite South pass rushers, he’s a bit behind, but he’s definitely capable of starting and being effective.