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OFFICIAL Senior Bowl 2010

Originally posted by solidg2000:
Why is Mays wearing #21?

why does it matter? He cant wear number 2 in the NFL, maybe this is his NFL number
Originally posted by jreff22:
Mays look lost in coverage drills

Patrick Rob looks pretty good

Both USF DB's looking pretty good also

I really like what I saw from Patrick Robinson & Jerome Murphy in the DB drills. We should be able to pick up a good corner in the 2nd or 3rd rounds.
Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Originally posted by solidg2000:
Originally posted by smileyman:
Dexter McCluster is stunning out there in WR drills. None of the CBs can cover him. Not Areneas, not Lindley, not Cox. He may end up going in the 1st round as a WR with great running skills.

I think him and Kyle Wilson have impressed the most so far.

He will be drafted as a Mr everything

I would like to have McCluster on the team assuming we don't get Reggie Bush or draft CJ Spiller.

I wouldn't mind the Niner's looking for a lot of speed in this draft. I'm not saying go Al Davis by any means, but after the first 2 picks, somewhere in the middle rounds, I'd love to nab a CB/KR, WR/KR, RB/KR with speed. I it may be a bit of overkill, but they could have a lot of competition at PR/KR, and one of those guys would have to work out, right? Increase the odds with multiple options.
Originally posted by ninertico:
"Idaho OL Mike Iupati -- There is not a weakness in Iupati's game when he's lined up at guard. His quick first step, lateral quickness, and long arms make him a dominant force inside, and he is a nasty finisher who is not satisfied until defenders are on their backs. And while he struggled a bit when moved to left tackle during practice, Iupati is stepping up against the higher level of competition and based on what we've seen we have no problem giving him a late-first round grade as a guard. In fact, he's the best guard prospect we've seen in the last two drafts."--ESPN Insider

Larry Allen Part Deux? But is he worth our second first if he is only slated as a guard?

That's the money question.


Yes.
Jacoby Ford is having a great showing so far...

He’s got a second, third and fourth gear

The most impressive wideout on the North side was Clemson standout Jacoby Ford, who consistently was able to generate separation all afternoon. Ford is a former track star with elite explosion and vertical speed and does a great job eating up cushion off the snap and driving cornerbacks off his routes. He was the one guy who really seemed to intimidate opposing corners in coverage and consistently was able to find the football quickly and adjust to the throw. Ford looks capable of creating big plays for himself any time he’s on the field and has the makings of a legitimate slot threat.
- nationalfootballpost.com (today)

The National Football Post led yesterday's coverage with another item on Ford:

1. Clemson wideout Jacoby Ford was impressive today. He was explosive off the snap, ate up the cushion quickly and consistently separated all afternoon vs. man coverage. On a day in which the North quarterbacks struggled with their accuracy, Ford repeatedly found ways to make the tough catch. When we asked him after practice where he feels most comfortable playing at the next level, Ford responded, “Both ways [in the slot or outside] are fine with me. I just want to get out there and make plays.”

More on Ford from CBSsports.com:

Pike's teammate, Mardy Gilyard, and Clemson's Jacoby Ford took advantage of the lack of accuracy by their quarterbacks to show scouts their ability to snatch the ball away from their bodies.

Ford in particular showed outstanding hands most of the day, dropping only a couple of passes in drills when he allowed the ball to get too far into his chest. When matched up against a corner, however, he created separation with good foot quickness in his routes and caught wildly inaccurate throws from all three quarterbacks. He stands only 5-feet-9 and 180 pounds, but he's a prototypical slot receiver with a lot of potential as a return man.


Report from Draftguys.com:

Jacoby Ford (Clemson): He was the most consistent receiver on the north squad today. He wasn’t as quick out of his cuts as Gilyard, but he was fast enough and in control of his body. What he did better than all of the receivers as catch the football. In fact, I don’t remember seeing him drop a pass in any drill. He was also frequently getting open in the one-on-one, five-on-seven, and 11-on-11 drills. The QBs targeted him mostly on shallow routes, but he also managed to get separation and make clean catches on deep outs. What was telling was the fact the north quarterbacks gained confidence in Ford early and increased his targets as the five-on-seven and 11-on-11 drills progressed. Interestingly, Ford’s impressive play in the team drills came after he cramped up just after a quick practice break while returning a kick off. He got cramps in both calves and literally waddled slowly down the field, stretching his calves for five minutes. However, when it was time to get opposite a corner, he looked perfectly fine until the very end of practice when he cramped up again. Nothing major, but telling that his body was acting up and he still looked like the most reliable receiver on the field for the north squad.

Jacoby Ford (Clemson) was the star of practice today for the North squad. He made several spectacular plays, and was the most consistent receiver on the field. Ford can high point passes, go down low for a catch, and is always using his hands and not his body to make a catch. He is very quick in and out of his breaks, and can gain separation when the coverage seems tight. He knows how to set up defenders, and is especially good at running comeback routes.

They haven't even really taken his return abilities into account yet. Looks like he's making a nice name for himself via his receiver abilities.
Originally posted by Superbowl09:
Originally posted by ninertico:
"Idaho OL Mike Iupati -- There is not a weakness in Iupati's game when he's lined up at guard. His quick first step, lateral quickness, and long arms make him a dominant force inside, and he is a nasty finisher who is not satisfied until defenders are on their backs. And while he struggled a bit when moved to left tackle during practice, Iupati is stepping up against the higher level of competition and based on what we've seen we have no problem giving him a late-first round grade as a guard. In fact, he's the best guard prospect we've seen in the last two drafts."--ESPN Insider

Larry Allen Part Deux? But is he worth our second first if he is only slated as a guard?

That's the money question.


Yes.

The bst situation for us would be to move back in the 1st round and try to acquire another 2nd round pick. The we could go OT and OG in the 1st round and still have 2 quality picks in the 2nd round.
Originally posted by 49ers1fan1982:
Originally posted by Superbowl09:
Originally posted by ninertico:
"Idaho OL Mike Iupati -- There is not a weakness in Iupati's game when he's lined up at guard. His quick first step, lateral quickness, and long arms make him a dominant force inside, and he is a nasty finisher who is not satisfied until defenders are on their backs. And while he struggled a bit when moved to left tackle during practice, Iupati is stepping up against the higher level of competition and based on what we've seen we have no problem giving him a late-first round grade as a guard. In fact, he's the best guard prospect we've seen in the last two drafts."--ESPN Insider

Larry Allen Part Deux? But is he worth our second first if he is only slated as a guard?

That's the money question.


Yes.

The bst situation for us would be to move back in the 1st round and try to acquire another 2nd round pick. The we could go OT and OG in the 1st round and still have 2 quality picks in the 2nd round.



That would be great, but I don't see it happening. Because this is a deep draft, not many teams are going to want to move up. I would love to do it though, because I do think we could get Iupati later in the first, just as long as we pick before NE, who would definately pick him if he is there.
Originally posted by Superbowl09:
Originally posted by 49ers1fan1982:
Originally posted by Superbowl09:
Originally posted by ninertico:
"Idaho OL Mike Iupati -- There is not a weakness in Iupati's game when he's lined up at guard. His quick first step, lateral quickness, and long arms make him a dominant force inside, and he is a nasty finisher who is not satisfied until defenders are on their backs. And while he struggled a bit when moved to left tackle during practice, Iupati is stepping up against the higher level of competition and based on what we've seen we have no problem giving him a late-first round grade as a guard. In fact, he's the best guard prospect we've seen in the last two drafts."--ESPN Insider

Larry Allen Part Deux? But is he worth our second first if he is only slated as a guard?

That's the money question.


Yes.

The bst situation for us would be to move back in the 1st round and try to acquire another 2nd round pick. The we could go OT and OG in the 1st round and still have 2 quality picks in the 2nd round.



That would be great, but I don't see it happening. Because this is a deep draft, not many teams are going to want to move up. I would love to do it though, because I do think we could get Iupati later in the first, just as long as we pick before NE, who would definately pick him if he is there.

Are you thinking they should trade back from #13 or #16/17?

Man, I waffle back and forth on this. I have got to believe that the Niners can get a starting quality RT at 16/17. However, with Seattle sitting there at #14, and needing all that Oline help, they will probably take Oline as well.

I'd love to see the Niners roll the dice, move back and end up with:

#16/17
Late first
Early 2nd
2nd
Originally posted by Butter:
Originally posted by Superbowl09:
Originally posted by 49ers1fan1982:
Originally posted by Superbowl09:
Originally posted by ninertico:
"Idaho OL Mike Iupati -- There is not a weakness in Iupati's game when he's lined up at guard. His quick first step, lateral quickness, and long arms make him a dominant force inside, and he is a nasty finisher who is not satisfied until defenders are on their backs. And while he struggled a bit when moved to left tackle during practice, Iupati is stepping up against the higher level of competition and based on what we've seen we have no problem giving him a late-first round grade as a guard. In fact, he's the best guard prospect we've seen in the last two drafts."--ESPN Insider

Larry Allen Part Deux? But is he worth our second first if he is only slated as a guard?

That's the money question.


Yes.

The bst situation for us would be to move back in the 1st round and try to acquire another 2nd round pick. The we could go OT and OG in the 1st round and still have 2 quality picks in the 2nd round.



That would be great, but I don't see it happening. Because this is a deep draft, not many teams are going to want to move up. I would love to do it though, because I do think we could get Iupati later in the first, just as long as we pick before NE, who would definately pick him if he is there.

Are you thinking they should trade back from #13 or #16/17?

Man, I waffle back and forth on this. I have got to believe that the Niners can get a starting quality RT at 16/17. However, with Seattle sitting there at #14, and needing all that Oline help, they will probably take Oline as well.

I'd love to see the Niners roll the dice, move back and end up with:

#16/17
Late first
Early 2nd
2nd

I think that trding back from either position would work. I think that there will be good OT depth at 13 or 16/17.
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I think SEA is key to everthing we do. If we take Spiller at 13 they'll take the BA Tackle and leave us with the next best tackle at 16. If we take a Tackle they'll take Spiller.
[ Edited by mayo63 on Jan 26, 2010 at 3:04 PM ]
Originally posted by mayo63:
I think SEA is key to everthing we do. If we take Spiller at 13 they'll take the BA Tackle. If we take a Tackle they'll take Spiller.

Its nice the Niners are in the drivers seat there.
Originally posted by TheBlueHell:
Jacoby Ford is having a great showing so far...

He’s got a second, third and fourth gear

The most impressive wideout on the North side was Clemson standout Jacoby Ford, who consistently was able to generate separation all afternoon. Ford is a former track star with elite explosion and vertical speed and does a great job eating up cushion off the snap and driving cornerbacks off his routes. He was the one guy who really seemed to intimidate opposing corners in coverage and consistently was able to find the football quickly and adjust to the throw. Ford looks capable of creating big plays for himself any time he’s on the field and has the makings of a legitimate slot threat.
- nationalfootballpost.com (today)

The National Football Post led yesterday's coverage with another item on Ford:

1. Clemson wideout Jacoby Ford was impressive today. He was explosive off the snap, ate up the cushion quickly and consistently separated all afternoon vs. man coverage. On a day in which the North quarterbacks struggled with their accuracy, Ford repeatedly found ways to make the tough catch. When we asked him after practice where he feels most comfortable playing at the next level, Ford responded, “Both ways [in the slot or outside] are fine with me. I just want to get out there and make plays.”

More on Ford from CBSsports.com:

Pike's teammate, Mardy Gilyard, and Clemson's Jacoby Ford took advantage of the lack of accuracy by their quarterbacks to show scouts their ability to snatch the ball away from their bodies.

Ford in particular showed outstanding hands most of the day, dropping only a couple of passes in drills when he allowed the ball to get too far into his chest. When matched up against a corner, however, he created separation with good foot quickness in his routes and caught wildly inaccurate throws from all three quarterbacks. He stands only 5-feet-9 and 180 pounds, but he's a prototypical slot receiver with a lot of potential as a return man.


Report from Draftguys.com:

Jacoby Ford (Clemson): He was the most consistent receiver on the north squad today. He wasn’t as quick out of his cuts as Gilyard, but he was fast enough and in control of his body. What he did better than all of the receivers as catch the football. In fact, I don’t remember seeing him drop a pass in any drill. He was also frequently getting open in the one-on-one, five-on-seven, and 11-on-11 drills. The QBs targeted him mostly on shallow routes, but he also managed to get separation and make clean catches on deep outs. What was telling was the fact the north quarterbacks gained confidence in Ford early and increased his targets as the five-on-seven and 11-on-11 drills progressed. Interestingly, Ford’s impressive play in the team drills came after he cramped up just after a quick practice break while returning a kick off. He got cramps in both calves and literally waddled slowly down the field, stretching his calves for five minutes. However, when it was time to get opposite a corner, he looked perfectly fine until the very end of practice when he cramped up again. Nothing major, but telling that his body was acting up and he still looked like the most reliable receiver on the field for the north squad.

Jacoby Ford (Clemson) was the star of practice today for the North squad. He made several spectacular plays, and was the most consistent receiver on the field. Ford can high point passes, go down low for a catch, and is always using his hands and not his body to make a catch. He is very quick in and out of his breaks, and can gain separation when the coverage seems tight. He knows how to set up defenders, and is especially good at running comeback routes.

They haven't even really taken his return abilities into account yet. Looks like he's making a nice name for himself via his receiver abilities.

I am lovin' this as it means more return specialist for us to choose from. This is really great news!

Here's a dumb question, do they practice KR/PR at the Senior Bowl?

If so, can anyone report on who looks good to fill that need?
All right. Prospect Watch Thread is up for whenever GameDay rolls around. If it is deemed that it needs to be merged into this thread, that's fine. But it's one hefty post, so I felt it really needed a separate thread -- otherwise it'd be lost in the many pages here leading up to game-time.
Originally posted by Butter:
Originally posted by Superbowl09:
Originally posted by 49ers1fan1982:
Originally posted by Superbowl09:
Originally posted by ninertico:
"Idaho OL Mike Iupati -- There is not a weakness in Iupati's game when he's lined up at guard. His quick first step, lateral quickness, and long arms make him a dominant force inside, and he is a nasty finisher who is not satisfied until defenders are on their backs. And while he struggled a bit when moved to left tackle during practice, Iupati is stepping up against the higher level of competition and based on what we've seen we have no problem giving him a late-first round grade as a guard. In fact, he's the best guard prospect we've seen in the last two drafts."--ESPN Insider

Larry Allen Part Deux? But is he worth our second first if he is only slated as a guard?

That's the money question.


Yes.

The bst situation for us would be to move back in the 1st round and try to acquire another 2nd round pick. The we could go OT and OG in the 1st round and still have 2 quality picks in the 2nd round.



That would be great, but I don't see it happening. Because this is a deep draft, not many teams are going to want to move up. I would love to do it though, because I do think we could get Iupati later in the first, just as long as we pick before NE, who would definately pick him if he is there.

Are you thinking they should trade back from #13 or #16/17?

Man, I waffle back and forth on this. I have got to believe that the Niners can get a starting quality RT at 16/17. However, with Seattle sitting there at #14, and needing all that Oline help, they will probably take Oline as well.

I'd love to see the Niners roll the dice, move back and end up with:

#16/17
Late first
Early 2nd
2nd


BPAOT @ #16
Iupati with late first
Brandon Grahm with early 2nd
Rashad Jones with 2nd
McCluster with 3rd