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Senior Bowl Weigh-in Impressions: Part 1

Steve Shoup

Be sure to check out Steve’s other 2012 NFL Draft Coverage with his: Latest Mock Draft, Senior Bowl Coverage, Draft Blog, and Draft Page.

Thoughts on Players from Today’s Senior Bowl Weigh-in:


-Nick Foles, Kirk Cousins, and Brandon Weeden easily had the best frames, with Foles easily being the best. He’s built like a Tight end, and it is all muscle. If he can show any bit of athleticism it could really boost his draft stock.

-Other end of the spectrum was Ryan Lindley, Kellen Moore, and Russell Wilson. Lindley had nice size, but didn’t seem to carry it as well as the top QB’s. Moore might have looked like the least likely NFL prospect at just 5’11, and little tone or definition. Wilson’s stock might be even below Moore’s as he came in at 5’10” and looked more like a CB or RB than a QB prospect.

Running backs/Fullbacks:

-Chris Polk and Doug Martin looked the best today, both had nice size and were muscular. Both also showed very strong legs and lower halves which will benefit them at the next level.

-Cyrus Gray and Isisah Pead, were smaller than I thought they would be. Both had nice athletic frames, but I would have wanted to see them stronger in the legs. What they run in the 40 will define their draft status.

-Another that impressed me was Terrence Gannaway from Baylor. He looked like an absolute power back. Not the most defined frame, but you saw both upper body and lower body strength.

Wide Receivers:

-The wide receivers stood out for me today: 8 of the 12 receivers here are 6’1″ or taller, and 7 of those 8 (with DeVier Posey being the exception) have the big frame that you like to see in red zone threats.

-The most impressive WR’s to me were Jeff Fuller, Brian Quick and Marvin McNutt. All had impressive physiques and long arms. Now their speed, route running, hands and leaping ability will all be key, but they are built like some of the best in the game.

-Two that were hurt the most were Patrick Edwards from Houston and Marquze Maze from Alabama. Both with thin, short with little muscular definition. Hard to see either one even being adequate slot receivers.

-Late round guy to watch is Marvin Jones from Cal, he actually came in shorter than I expected, but had a really nice build. He also has bigger hands and longer arms than even some receivers that are bigger than him. Could be a nice late round steal.

Part 2 will have the offensive linemen, tight ends and defensive players. Also the Height and Weights will be posted later this evening. First practice starts soon so that will have to wait. Preview of tonight’s post: A lot of really good looking Defensive line prospects as well as some impressive O-line guys as well.

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