Post by stonedinvestor on Jan 22, 2020 11:32:54 GMT -5
On the opposite edge, defensive end Jabari Zuniga had some great moments and an equal amount of reps where it was clear he was rusty. Taking as many if not more reps than any other defensive lineman in one-on-ones, there were times where Zuniga would fly off the line and display nice moves, including a solid dip-and-rip, and then there were reps were Zuniga would get stone-walled and pushed out of the play. During team drills, where he was the starting strong-side DE, Zuniga made an impressive run stop working from his edge position across the line and making a play in the opposite A-gap.
"I obviously didn't have the season that I wanted to," stated Zuniga. "That's the reason why I'm here. In five games, I played two of those games healthy, I just feel like I have so much to prove."
Post by stonedinvestor on Jan 22, 2020 11:34:40 GMT -5
Uche may not be one of the biggest NFL draft prospect at the Senior Bowl, and he’s definitely not the fastest. But the former Michigan linebacker is turning heads in pro circles with how naturally he rushes the passer.
He racked up 7.5 sacks this past season, 10.5 tackles for loss and earned second-team all-Big Ten honors while playing mostly as a standup outside linebacker. He racked up 15.5 sacks in his last two seasons combined.
He says it’s due to the way he approaches the skill, which is with the mindfulness and creativity of an artist.
“It’s an art form, man," Uche said. “It’s not something that can necessarily just be taught. It’s just like when you see a pass rusher beat a tackle and get a sack, it’s just a beautiful thing to see. It’s hard to explain. You just see it happen and it’s all in a couple seconds and it’s just so much that goes on, so much angles and trajectory, timing.”
Post by stonedinvestor on Jan 22, 2020 13:55:27 GMT -5
THEY CALL IT A COMEBACK!
One guy who looks to me to be a real man out there is WR Juan Jones. I like the way he uses his body in a big way. He has that certain something. Tennessee player))
+ He’s getting comparisons to former Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall from some in the scouting community +Jennings has a large frame and a great “my ball” mentality when a pass is in the air.
On Tuesday, Jennings made some incredible catches in one-on-one drills. However, it was the catches he didn’t make that happened to be more entertaining – because of his smack talk.<--- YES!~
Jennings was getting interfered with on a couple of deep passes, but there were no officials to throw a flag. When the ball hit the turf instead of his hands, Jennings was not shy about letting his feelings being known to the defender tasked with covering him.--
So many receivers... Juan has had two knee surgeries but he's the type of player I want on the team. Could be excellent value.
_>Leki Fotu, the Utah defensive tackle is my favorite late round grinder guy. Remember when I nailed Poona Ford! This Fotu is no joke. Fotu was one of the “wow” players from the weigh-in on Tuesday morning. He checked in at a whopping 337 pounds, but did not look sloppy up on stage. Instead, Fotu looked well built for a man that size.
Not only is he a huge player, but Fotu is also more athletic than some would think. Fotu is a player to watch here at the Senior Bowl and teams appreciate that he is in good shape for measuring in at such a large weight.
Off Ball Linebackers) ) ) Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun // Cal linebacker Evan Weaver also moved well in his zone drops // Akeem Davis-Gaither from Appalachian State was all over the place all day and was just a couple steps away from making highlight plays. // Safeties) ) ) Southern Illinois safety Jeremy Chinn measured in at a massive 6’3” 212 pounds and looked every bit of it on the field. What really impressed me was how well he moved in space with that size. He came downhill fast and looked comfortable doing so. The other standout was ->Michigan safety Khaleke Hudson. He could be a linebacker, corner, or safety at the next level but it doesn’t matter. He is going to be a punch you in the mouth player regardless. Had a few holds in coverage but was very physical all afternoon...
Post by stonedinvestor on Jan 22, 2020 19:49:35 GMT -5
THEY ARE GOING GA GA FOR GANDY!!
Oh baby the Tweets and emails are rolling in after practice....
I’ve heard people tell me more over a month that they don’t see what I see in Antonio Gandy-Golden or that he is too slow. I haven’t seen a bad rep from the kid. Whether the ball is his way or not, he’s going 100mph and runs like he’s getting it
This is a man’s man. Liberty WR Antonio Gandy-Golden 6’3 5/8 222 pounds
Antonio Gandy-Golden is the real deal at WR at the @seniorbowl. Second consecutive day he’s owned the North team one-on-one period.
Had one bad drop but that was after he burned defender....
Post by stonedinvestor on Jan 22, 2020 19:58:18 GMT -5
GIANTS TALK TO A TIGHT END!!! AND VALUE RECEIVER ) ) )
New York Giants - Texas A&M wide receiver Quartney Davis,
Davis (6'2/200) caught 54 passes for 616 yards and four touchdowns this season, ranking second on the team in both receptions and receiving yards behind Jhamon Ausbon. In October, Pro Football Network draft analyst Andrew DiCecco pegged Davis as a player whose name would rise on draft boards as the season progressed. But after catching 23 passes for 288 yards and four touchdowns in the Aggies' first four games, Davis failed to reach the end zone again this season. He'll likely be a Day 3 draft pick given how deep the wide receiver position projects to be in this draft class.
Dayton tight end Adam Trautman
The Athletic's Dane Brugler writes that Dayton TE Adam Trautman was "physical with the football during (the first day of Senior Bowl) practice, relying on his frame and toughness to finish catches."
"Trautman isn’t overly sudden, but he is very smooth at the top of his routes, holding defenders just enough to give the quarterback a workable passing window," Brugler writes of the 6-foot-5, 251-pound Dayton product. Off to a nice start for the Senior Bowl practice week. If he can keep up this mojo into the spring, Trautman should have a shot to come off the board on Day 2 of the draft.
Post by stonedinvestor on Jan 23, 2020 9:17:51 GMT -5
Lets Get Negative. I don't like ever drawing up a losers board, a list of guys that are now slipping, guys that don't measure up for one reason of another. It seems mean; these guys are all trying 100% for their future, this is a job interview so I take it very seriously. The truth is two player personal guys can be standing side by side and have entirely different views of the same player. Anyway the gloves are off, I have woken on the wrong side of the bed this morning-!
Loser – Evan Weaver | LB | California-
You got a big mouth young man. Now shut it. I will not be seeing you in California. No. And please do not look for me. Please. I have changed hotels. -There’s one thing that stands out to Weaver’s game, and that’s filling in the gap where he makes thumping stops. He did have a play where he did so, which raised some eyebrows. But one aspect to Weaver’s game that scouts wanted to see was how he would hold up in coverage. Today, he failed to do so. During the one-on-ones, Weaver was beat a few times, showing the lack of fluid movements to hold up and redirect with running backs.
Just as an example of the finicky nature of all of this. Different set of eyes)
-After a couple of successful runs, Cal linebacker Evan Weaver made two consecutive tackles in the middle. He tackles everything that moves, so it was not surprising in the slightest that he would be the one that started getting the defense back on track with those consecutive stops.
WINNER- Alabama edge guy, Terrell Lewis. He was probably the best player out on the field for both teams today. He one his pass rush reps in 1-on-1 and was disruptive in team periods, wrecking several plays. At 6’5” 258lbs, with 34” arms, he is a physical specimen.
- I would say Mr Terrell Lewis has flown entirely under the raDAR!<--
USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. had a mixed practice. He was better in the team scrimmage, but in the early going did not impress. Pittman needs to improve his ability to get off jams in the NFL. As a pro, he is a big possessional receiver who does not have game breaking speed, so getting physical and winning the fight at the line of scrimmage is critical for him to become a starter at the next level.<----
I don't like the way Michael runs. To my eye he is cumbersome. I'm not sure that's the right word but i'm going with it. He is not fluid.
I got lots of email;s over oneparticulasr play and this is another example of how guys look at one player differently... Gandy dropped a bomb and I heard about it. Everyone gave me the business but some saw the move and the speed that others had said was not there...
-There was an interesting play in the team scrimmage where Liberty wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden got open running deep along the sideline with a step on Wake Forest cornerback Essang Bassey, but Gandy-Golden let a well-thrown pass from Patterson bounce off his hands for an incompletion. While it was bad that he dropped ball, it looked for Gandy-Golden that he was quick enough to get separation from Bassey. Speed is the big question for the giant wideout, so that play helps him to a degree. Gandy-Golden has to run well at the combine and in pre-draft workouts to rise.
2 Developmental Offensive Tackles Of Interest) ) )
UCONN OT IS VERY INTERESTING: - I have to give props to my NE scout who really gave me nothing from any of the local schools except this name.
First observation is UConn’s OT, Matt Peart is huge. Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy compared him to D’Brickashaw Ferguson and thinks he can translate over to the left side at the next level.
They’ve had him working on the right side so far, as that’s what he played in college. He is still raw, and isn’t quite adept at fully utilizing his 86” wingspan.WHAT!! K-A-K-A-W! He would be a great developmental prospect, as he still needs refining from what I saw. He mistimed his punch several times, which will get him eaten alive at the next level.<---- The tools are all there, though, and he showed enough today to warrant the looks he’s getting, but he’ll need to be brought along slowly.<----
The other Guy-The super long, small school tackle, Alex Taylor has been an intriguing prospect. He checks in at 6’8” with 36” arms and 88” wingspan (!!). OMG These two guys could line up side by side and hold hands and that whole side of the field would be sealed off!!! He had physical tools in spades, but still needs refinement on how to best use his length, but he’s battled well out here so far, winning several reps in pass protection.<---
BIGGEST RISER!-4:57 ET: I think a friendly rivalry is brewing between Florida WR Van Jefferson and UCLA CB Darnay Holmes. – Bill Riccette
Jefferson’s reputation preceded him to Mobile:
“Jefferson came in as the best route-runner at this event and he showed it off in full force today,” Pro Football Network posted Monday evening. “He dominated every rep he took and caught the ball well. He seemed to generate a ton of buzz as the day went on and really skyrocketed his stock.”
“Same old, same old for Van Jefferson,” PFN wrote about Jefferson. “He made it look easy all day and separated with ease. I tweeted out live during practice that he was one of the three guys that could not be covered by any of these corners. Looked fluid and his routes were top-notch. I believe NFL teams will start to love how well Jefferson separates from man coverage. He isn’t the most explosive athlete, like Terry McLaurin was, but he’s experiencing a similar rise in stock.”
The North team is stacked with tackle talent. I think Houston’s Josh Jones is the best tackle in Mobile, and he continued to show why today.
@jeffreyessary I don't think Josh Jones lost a rep in 1-on-1s today. <----
One of the great things about the Senior Bowl is it allows guys from smaller schools to show off their skills against better competition. That is exactly what Jones has done as he has looked excellent against guys like Bradlee Anae from Utah, Treveon Hill from Miami, Kenny Willekes from Michigan State. While the defensive line talent isn’t as strong on the North team as the South, Jones is taking advantage of his opportunities to show off against D1 talent.
Whispers) ))) Antonio Gandy-Golden had a really nice day as well with several nice routes. The one he’ll want back was a perfect release where he had a step on the defender, but dropped the would-be touchdown. Aside from that, the small school prospect has really boosted his stock down here.
Liberty WR Antonio Gandy-Golden is having a day, especially when Jordan Love is throwing him the football. – Tommy Call
Kinlaw had a bit of a down day after his dominance yesterday. He also was limping around after 1-on-1s and through the team periods, so it was clear he was playing hurt. I am really surprised his agent or people allowed him to continue to stay on the field after he came up looking a bit hurt, but he battled through it and had a few good plays in team periods, blowing through for what would’ve been a TFL.
Dayton TE Adam Trautman is having another strong day. He runs good routes and exits them with good speed. – Tony Pauline And The Giants met with!
Winner | Stephen Sullivan | TE | LSU-
This is the guy that kind of slipped into the final game of the year without playing all year I don't know anything about him but he looks like a pro.
Sullivan has flown under the radar because he didn’t have a very productive career at LSU that was notable. But he let everyone know who was today. The 6-foot-5 and 242 pound tight end was all over the field, gliding away from linebackers in coverage and reeling in every pass that was thrown his way with his long arms. Sullivan was a force as a blocker, controlling the point of attack with forceful hands, including one play during a blitz pick-up drill where he absolutely stoned Florida’s Jonathan Greenard.
Winner – Denzel Mims | WR | Baylor
The most efficient receiver today was Mims. He did an excellent job of separating in a variety of ways, whether that was with release moves at the line of scrimmage or exploding vertically, Mims was open and catching everything that he was being thrown. He even had a catch over Troy Pride, Jr., who was another winner.
Winner | Collin Johnson | WR | Texas
Another wideout that had themselves a day was Johnson. Johnson, the 6-foot-5 and 221 pound receiver, showed off with vertical speed and foot quickness that defenders had to respect. He was strong in traffic and he surprised many with his route running and separation ability.
Chicago also met with Appalachian State outside linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither on Tuesday, according to NBC Sports Chicago’s Bryan Perez. While it is hard for off ball linebackers to stand out, Akeem Davis-Gaither caught my eye with some good coverage, and a tipped ball in 7-on-7s. He is a bit of a tweener at 6’1” 220lbs, but good be a good sub linebacker at the next level.
Two of the Notre Dame DBs have really shined as well. Corner Troy Pride has been really solid for the last two days. He had probably the best rep I have seen from a corner out here. wit amazing coverage on comeback route. Working against Michael Pittman, he essentially ran the route for him and got the pass breakup.A few plays later, Pittman got the better of him, even though Pride was in pretty good coverage.
On the receiver front, Denzel Mims was dominant. He had the catch of the day with a great catch downfield, and was getting open constantly. He doesn’t have break away speed, but reminds me more of an Allen Robinson type, where he gets his separation with his release and subtle movements at the top of the stem.
Another linebacker who had a good session on Wednesday was Alabama's Anfernee Jennings. He did very well in the pass-rushing one-on-ones, notching some wins over St. John's Ben Bartch byusing speed to run around the corner on a few reps. Jennings would be a nice fit in a 3-4 scheme that could move him around as an inside or outside linebacker.
While Bartch needs development, he has helped himself this week by showing that he has the skill set to compete. Coming from Division III, Bartch isn't used to this caliber of competition, but he has good size to him with length and strength. He could be a good mid-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft who has the potential to develop into being a starter. <--- I guess we have 3 Developmental Tackles or is Ben a Guard?
Conversely, the South DBs struggled a bit today from what I saw. Kyle Dugger, Dane Jackson, and Darnay Holmes all had a few nice plays, but were up and down overall.
-Van Jefferson just “Moss’d” K’Von Wallace on the sideline. Man, blown away by him so far. – AJ Schulte
Arizona State RB & Apparently NYG Draft Pick Eno Benjamin is having another sensational practice. Looked terrific in blocking drills. – Tony Pauline !!!
Appalachian State LB Akeem Davis-Gaither is having a terrific practice this afternoon. Very athletic and super quick. – Tony Pauline
Interested to see how they move Penn State LB Cam Brown around. Brown has seen drill reps across the board at linebacker. Moved around at Penn State, told me he was feeling really comfortable as last season wore on dropping into coverage. – Bill Riccette
Someone brought up Cam the other day and I watched some film and was not impressed drops into vague coverage and doesn't do anything but that might be the system- Body wise... I mean I see what people like he is LONG.
Auburn DT Marlon Davidson is walking around the afternoon practice at the Senior Bowl with a boot on his right foot. – Tony Pauline
Oklahoma defensive tackle Neville Gallimore had another good practice. Gallimore is a quick interior rusher who can get upfield and give interior blockers problems in pass protection. Gallimore could be a good fit as a three technique in a 4-3 defense with the potential to be a steal on Day 2 of the draft. He could be the next Grady Jarrett.
The Best Playmaker In The Country-? Who is It? That's my question today....
“The map is not the territory.” ― Alfred Korzybski ........................................................................................................... "To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas."
Post by stonedinvestor on Jan 24, 2020 8:29:41 GMT -5
HERE IT IS FOLKS THE RECAP... 1st ANNUAL SENIOR AWARDS-!
We are firmly in award season so I have created The Senior Awards... and this year there is a lot of individual talent to be recognized. Several of our favorite players did well and we have formed an opinion at Center.
Lets start with ->Safeties Riser: Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois
Stoney take a bow... certainly no one was talking about the Chinese safety until I started to...
His name is now on everyone's radar. At 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Chinn has played everything from cornerback to weakside linebacker. His position flexibility to do multiple things as a space defender in coverage is incredibly valuable. You just don't see physical marvels his size with that kind of fluidity and explosive movement skills. Chinn was the most impressive-looking player at the weigh-in Monday, and he followed that up with excellent performances at practice.
Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois Shows He Belongs.. and his skill set is perfectly suited for the NY Giants.
Jeremy Chinn came into the week in a similar boat to Dugger. He was an over-sized safety who had the potential to play linebacker, but those questions had yet to be answered. Where Dugger's 6-foot, 217-pound frame seemed nearly maxed out, Chinn's 6-foot-3 frame looks like you can pack 10-15 pounds on his already 219-pound weigh-in with ease. Now we're talking about a potential LB convert who can bring a lot of plus athletic ability to the position.
... As offensive coordinators around the league are getting more and more creative with their slot players, Chinn could be that perfect linebacker/safety hybrid to neutralize that chess piece.
I'm just going to take my bows early... Liberty WR Antonio Gandy-Golden (North) Shines Out!
Gandy-Golden was this close to making our Wednesday winners list, but a dropped ball in the end zone yesterday put him on the cutting-room floor. It’s not happening again. Gandy-Golden has been mostly excellent this week, absolutely looking the part of an NFL receiver.
When the Lions went red zone, it was Gandy-Golden’s time to shine. He made several terrific toe-tapping, high-point grabs in the corner of the end zone against multiple corners and used his strong hands and good body positioning to win on slants and in-breaking routes.
Overall, it’s been a really promising week for the smaller-school wideout. Georgia Southern CB Kindle Vildor told us that Gandy-Golden was his toughest matchup all season, and that included games against LSU (Jordan Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase) and Minnesota (Rashod Bateman and Tyler Johnson). That’s high praise, and the North corners have gotten a taste of what Vildor was talking about this week. We think Gandy-Golden is absolutely a top-100 player, and he could even rise to the late second-round or early third-round range.<--- Oh NO!!!!!! Gandy has risen Too Much!!! Not a good pick area for the Jints...) ) )
A lot of the receivers did really well. Mimms,Ohio State’s K.J. Hill. Florida WR Van Jefferson.
UCLA CB Darnay Holmes (South) <---- GR's man crush.
Holmes and Florida WR Van Jefferson have gone at their matchups tooth and nail, trash talking after nearly every one, and the scouts are just eating it up.
The 5-10, 192-pound Holmes had a slightly disappointing 2019 season overall but is still held in high regard for his high intelligence — he received his undergraduate degree in 2.5 years — and raw speed to stay step for step with even the fastest wideouts. And Holmes’ competitive side has become quite clear this week as he’s taken on every challenge head on.
Even with some lost reps for Holmes down here, he’s absolutely helped his cause with some strong play overall. His size might be an issue for some teams, especially with 30 5/8 inch arms that could limit him to slot duty in some schemes, Holmes has shown out.
... And The Winner is . LSU's Lloyd Cushenberry III -- The Kush has stolen everyone's heart at center. There really is no compitition you have Badazz & you have The Kush and maybe the Temple kid after that Hennesssey.... Where will Kush get drafted?
Kush was the only lineman to hold his own against Kinlaw over the previous two days. Cushenberry established himself as the top center in the class.
Temple's Matt Hennessy didn't fall too far behind his southern counterpart. A technician with fantastic feet to consistently work laterally. Washington C Nick Harris (North) Has fallen badly and cannot get up! Harris flashed an ornery disposition on tape this past season and looked to be moving up the list in what projects to be a bit of a thin position in this year’s class. However, in this week’s practices, outside of a few impressive reps, Harris has been on the losing end more than on the winning one.
NY Giants Scouts talked with a tight end... and that tight end is getting RAVE reviews.
Dayton's Adam Trautman--Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline relayed a comment made about the small-school tight end, "He looks better than the receivers." 6'5", 251-pound converted quarterback caught 70 passes for 916 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior.
His production translated to the Senior Bowl practice field, particularly on Thursday. The North defense struggled to check the tight end, who caught multiple passes throughout each of the sessions. His overall growth and ability to get vertical make a case for him as the class' top tight end, even if he comes from a small school.
HERE COMES JOSH JONES TO THE OT PARTY!!!--Josh Jones, OT, Houston: Barring a collapse at the Combine, Jones has secured himself as a first-round talent. He looked more comfortable with each practice and on Thursday showed some real power in putting defenders in the dirt. The other aspect that stood out was how the coaches asked him to play some right tackle. He handled the switch well and didn’t seem to find himself out of position.
Zierlein also took notice of Houston tackle Josh Jones.
Jones had some ups and downs during Tuesday's practice — it's not uncommon for offensive linemen to start off a little slower than defensive linemen at the Senior Bowl — but on Wednesday, he was impressive. He got into Wisconsin LB Zack Baun — one of the top performers on Tuesday — and moved him down the field.
In pass pro, he was shutting people down. I talked to some personnel people here who shared my enthusiasm for his performance. He looks better than Tytus Howard did here last year. I think Jones is a second-round tackle, but it won't be a surprise if he gets pushed up the board, just like Howard, who went to the Texans in Round 1 last year, did. He's a physical specimen and a lock to go in the top 40. He's just too long, too athletic, and has too much potential at left tackle to last long in the draft.
So Our Pick in the 2nd round could have us looking at Jones the OT and Kush the Center!
Josh Jones, OT, Houston. There has been buzz building around Jones from the midpoint of the 2019 season, but this was going to be a big week for him. Would he continue the momentum or fall behind others at his position? Jones struggled to find his footwork and consistency on Day 1 here in Mobile, but he stood out on Day 2 with strong reps, stoning rushers in pass protection and sustaining run blocks on the second level. On the final day of practice, Jones had impressive victories over North Carolina's Jason Strowbridge -- another big winner this week -- including a pancake at the end of a one-on-one rep. He heads toward the NFL Scouting Combine with great momentum, and should only help his case even more with his athletic testing.
Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones has had a good week. He finished off the week really well Thursday. He was dominant in one-on-one drills. North Carolina defensive lineman Jason Strowbridge has been really good down here all week, and Jones put Strowbridge on his back in a one-on-one rep. It drew some oooh's from the scouts and media members in attendance.
Who fell: Charlie Heck, North Carolina<--
FINALLY CHASE WAKES UP! Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame. Not only does he look the part of a big, imposing receiver, he showed off how fluid and natural he is with his movement. He snatched the ball away from his frame with strong hands and created separation using his size and athleticism. The easy comparison for him is former teammate Miles Boykin, who had the same type of size and explosiveness, but Boykin went to the Baltimore Ravens at the end of the third round in last year's draft. Claypool may not last that long now. I think he pushed himself into Round 2 this week.
Irish special: Notre Dame wide receiver Chase Claypool (6-4, 229) made the most of his afternoon Thursday. He had a nice touchdown catch in one-on-one drills and another in the back of the end zone in 7-on-7's. He was also a presence in team periods. It was a good end of the week for him. Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame: Claypool has been overshadowed by other receivers this week, but that doesn’t mean he has had a bad week. Day three at practice, he was a touchdown machine, catching almost everything thrown his direction. He has proven that an NFL team could really take advantage of his ability to win contested catches and in the red zone.
No Running Back liked better than the one the Giant spoke to-> Arizona State’s Eno Benjamin stood out for the South.
Tight End is going from a bad year to 3 really good guys....Harrison Bryant, FAU has no introduced himself formally to NFL scouts...
Harrison Bryant had a productive career as a "big slot" tight end player at FAU. Bryant's production increased steadily each season until 2019 where it really took off. As a focal point of the Owl's passing offense, Bryant racked up over 1,000 yards receiving and seven touchdowns.
Bryant weighed in at 6-foot-4, 241 pounds Monday, and though 6-foot-4 checks the height box, his weight is on the lower end. The number isn't the problem. It's when it shows up in a negative way on the field. That's the case for many who don't have the smooth athleticism to make up for it.
But Bryant does. He may not be a traditional in-line tight end who you want playing on run downs, but in terms of how he can affect the game, he does that plenty. As a big slot player, Bryant is very comfortable working off close coverage and creating space by stretching the middle of the field up the seam. He requires a defense to put their fastest linebacker on him, which could open up space for other receivers. Whatever position you want to call him, Bryant's home is in the slot. <-----
Wide Receiver-- What an epic class!!!!) ) )
Riser: Collin Johnson, Texas
I think Denzel Mims and Van Jefferson have been better pure wide receivers this week in practice, but if we're talking about the biggest winner of the group, it's Texas' Collin Johnson. For a receiver who is almost 6-foot-6, it is absolutely ridiculous how he is able to sink his hips so effortlessly in and out of his route breaks. He has much more fluid movement skills and change of direction than I gave him credit for when I studied his senior tape. All eyes will be on Johnson's 40-yard dash time at the combine next month, but with what he's shown this week as a man coverage separator, no wide receiver has helped their stock more than him.
Who fell: Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
One thing that was evident on Jauan Jennings' tape at Tennessee was incredible physicality. You would be hard-pressed to find a more competitive receiver in this class, but at the same time, I'm walking out of Mobile with more questions than answers about his projection at the next level. He had trouble separating in man coverage against not only the cornerbacks this week but also the safeties. Whether it's running vertical or trying to create space laterally, I wonder if he has the play speed required to be a reliable playmaker at the next level.
RISER->Texas' Collin Johnson figured to be one of—if not the—top receiver prospects for the 2020 NFL draft. He looked like a surefire first-round pick after a junior campaign in which he caught 68 passes for 985 yards and seven touchdowns.
The 6'6", 221-pound target didn't build on his previous success, though. In fact, he regressed with only 38 receptions for 559 yards and three touchdowns.
The Senior Bowl became an opportunity to work his way back into the top tier of his position group, and he didn't disappoint.
Thursday's red-zone drills showed how Johnson can be valuable. His size makes him an ideal target in tight spaces. Plus, he can get up and snatch the ball out of the air. His performances served as a natural progression for a player trying to reestablish himself as a top-end prospect.
The North Team defense won the periods with Wyoming linebacker Logan Wilson and Ohio State linebacker Malik Harrison coming up with interceptions over the middle of the field.
Versatile TE: LSU tight end Stephen Sullivan <- Big Riser
**Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming: One of the biggest questions Wilson had coming into this week was how he would handle coverage responsibilities. Thursday's practice he did especially well to answer that bell. He looked comfortable dropping back into zone coverage and being able to make a play or two.
Dane Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh: Jackson has had a bit of an up and down week with being out of position on a few throws his way. On day three, though, he was dominant especially when the South worked on red-zone drills. He showed incredible click-and-close ability on more than one occasion, breaking up a couple of would-be touchdowns.
CB& Riser: Troy Pride Jr., Notre Dame<-----
Terrell Lewis, LB, Alabama: This is not the deepest LB/Edge class of recent memory. There are prospects that will have opportunities to really spring up draft boards and Lewis just might be one of them. He showed well again on day three with strong hands to keep blockers off of him and the closing ability to finish off plays.
Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State: Another small-school prospect that has caught the eye of many this week. On day three, he showed well, dropping back into zone coverage and reading the eyes of a quarterback to find the football. He is a bit undersized, but if he can continue to prove he is a quality cover linebacker, his stock should continue to climb.
Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina State: It should be no shock that some of the prospects that have shown the most growth throughout the week are of the small-school variety. It does take a second to adjust to the increase in talent across from them. Taylor had a very solid day three in pass protection, getting his hands inside and his body in position to stop pass rushers from even trying a pass rush move.
Riser: Josh Uche, Michigan
EDGE Defenders Riser: Jonathan Greenard, Florida*** NEW NAME-!
No edge defender has had a better week than Jonathan Greenard. He checked in with 34-inch arms and has looked very explosive in the drills. We knew about his bend and flexibility coming into this week, but his power and play strength off the edge were what really impressed me. He was also able to effectively drop back in coverage as well, possibly appealing to 3-4 teams as an outside linebacker. With his measurements and a strong performance this week, I'm willing to bet Greenard does not make it out of the second round.
Phew! That concludes our Senior Awards!! Team sources say there could be four tackles who go as top-20 pick, with that group consisting of Georgia's Andrew Thomas, Louisville's Mekhi Becton, Iowa's Tristan Wirfs and Alabama's Jedrick Wills. One source thought Becton could be a fit for New York from those four.
Folks That ' New York ' team was the Jets for Becton.... Wirfs i think would be a stretch to draft in the top 5... Georgia's Andrew Thomas & Alabama's Jedrick Wilis I would think it's these two batting it out in the eyes and hearts of Giant scouts....~si
Post by goldenratio on Jan 24, 2020 8:52:12 GMT -5
Stoney you are the only one who has been talking about some of these dudes like chinn and logan wilson. Both look like good prospects. I read everything draft wise and nobody else was saying those 2 guys names. Nicely done!
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Post by stonedinvestor on Jan 24, 2020 9:01:34 GMT -5
Thank You GR-- I have always been an under the covers guy. Work with me here with The Georgia OT-)Andrew.... This video montage is interesting for what they do not show-- I should leave this as a quiz..
First off Thomas pass blocking is flawless. He moves just right with a side shuffle and in the whole vid I saw 1 holding ... But why no running plays?
Post by stonedinvestor on Jan 24, 2020 9:07:18 GMT -5
Within the first 1:22 of the 2nd clip you see many amazing blocks he gets off one guy and find the MLB and he moves real well--sticks to his blocks-- but then there's another grab i spotted... I don't want to be picky but these are holding calls.. even if they were not called as such in college... Right at the 1:20 mark...
daytripper: NFT= non football topic? i didnt know that. im old and trying to keep up lol
Jan 23, 2020 10:35:16 GMT -5
56801steve: and he's staying as classless as he is
Jan 20, 2020 11:48:56 GMT -5
56801steve: so he'll pay a fine.
Jan 20, 2020 11:39:28 GMT -5
56801steve: he actually slapped a cops but, hard. he was 'lit up', but forgiveness isnt given for being drunk a bit.
Jan 20, 2020 11:39:18 GMT -5
rjb2006: The Eagles just made chicken salad with 1/2their team consisting of subs and practice squad players...
Dec 29, 2019 20:04:02 GMT -5
frateb: man, for a second i thought detroit was going to pull this one out... i think that would have given us a chance to get as low as 2nd again?
Dec 29, 2019 16:19:47 GMT -5
56801steve: i really like your signature, negative v positive outlooks.....its so true
Dec 29, 2019 16:10:20 GMT -5
UncleJoe10: I thought Buck Allen ran hard and would keep him aboard as a nice power running back up to Saquan.
Dec 16, 2019 17:16:56 GMT -5
bronxpinstripes: Danny Dimes solved the fumbling problem against the Packers by throwing 3 INTs instead.
Dec 2, 2019 11:05:46 GMT -5
rodney27: You're right about the fumbling problem, tl65taog. I just don't think it can be fixed. He had in preseason, has it at a record pace now, and had the same problem at Duke. If he hasn't fixed it in all that time...I just don't know if he can.
Nov 29, 2019 8:26:07 GMT -5
tl65taog: yes the fumbling problem has to be fixed, but you have to be fair about it
Nov 26, 2019 0:40:25 GMT -5
homerj45: Any other members go thru prostate cancer ?
Nov 8, 2019 10:04:09 GMT -5
soullessnight: welcome to the board.
Sept 2, 2019 14:33:34 GMT -5
GordonG: Have fun and be safe
Jun 22, 2019 13:34:10 GMT -5
lastnamejaded: Summer is here! Who's vacationing and where? I'll be doing a southern tour visiting Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas, hiking trails in every state.
Jun 10, 2019 11:01:04 GMT -5
gmenfan: Jeez - the original post was about Zeke Elliott.
May 23, 2019 14:39:51 GMT -5
homerj45: Normally I would ignore a post with arrived to camp with a helicopter but,,,,back at ya,,,
Feb 14, 2019 19:09:22 GMT -5