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Risers and Fallers Of Senior Bowl Week:

Steve Shoup

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

Below are players I feel are rising & falling during the 2012 Senior Bowl Week.


QB Brandon Weeden:

Weeden has established himself as the best QB here, and probably risen above Nick Foles on a number of Draft boards.

RB Doug Martin:

Martin looks like the most complete back here, he definitely looks like a starter at the next level and should be firmly in the 3rd round range.

RB Vic Ballard:

Ballard has had a strong week as well, and probably moved into the 4th round area.

WR Juron Criner:

Criner was an afterthought among a number of scouts, so his brilliant showing this week has boosted his stock a bit.

WR Marvin McNutt:

McNutt has been a nice physical receiver on the North squad. I think he’s moved ahead of some other receivers here.

WR Brian Quick:

Quick has been another receiver who really opened some eyes this week. His potential is really high and he could even get some 2nd round consideration.

DE Melvin Ingram:

Ingram’s stock was already rising, but he’s been the most dominant player here this week and could be the first pass rusher off the board.

DE Quinton Coples:

There were some questions about Coples’ work ethic this year, but he’s shown a lot of effort (and some great performances) this week.

OT Mike Adams:

Adams has really vaulted himself firmly into the 1st round, and could even be a top 20 pick now.

SS George Illoka:

Illoka has had a real nice week of practice, and has displayed good speed and excellent size. In a weak safety class he should be off the board no later than the 3rd round.

RB/WR Chris Rainey:

Rainey has lined up all over the field for the South and has impressed at every spot.


CB Alfonzo Dennard:

Dennard really struggled the first two practices, and his straight lined speed is in doubt. Now after a strong 3rd day, he got injured and has to pull out from the rest of the week.

C Ben Jones:

Jones was getting some 2nd round love before this week, but his lack of an anchor is a bit concerning. He’s still got some overall talent, but I think he’s fallen 30-40 picks.

WR Jeff Fuller:

After a strong first day of practice, Fuller has struggled catching the ball. He shows a nice size/speed combo, but if you can’t catch the ball you can’t be a receiver in the NFL.

WR DeVier Posey:

Posey shows nice quickness and separation skills, but he is catching way too many of his passes against his body. His hands are a bit in question right now and he has to have a strong end of the week to make up for loss ground.

RB Chris Polk:

Polk hasn’t been horrible, but for a guy who was considered a 2nd rounder, he hasn’t distinguished himself at all either.

QB Nick Foles:

Foles came into the Senior Bowl with a chance to become the 3rd QB selected in April’s draft. Now unfortunately he hasn’t progressed and looks to be more of a late 3rd rounder at best.

QB Kellen Moore:

Moore came in undersized and out of shape. While he’s fairly accurate, he is slow at finding open recievers and doesn’t have the arm strength to zip the ball in those tight windows.

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