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Senior Bowl

Here are some links to preview the upcoming Senior Bowl:


Roster and all things draft related in one spot:

http://draftwatchers.com/2013-senior-bowl/

News:

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/01/sec_players_dominating_2013_se.html

http://www.seniorbowl.com/

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/blog/rob-rang/21493017/nfl-draft-senior-bowl-announces-nfl-coaching-staffs

Top offensive players reviewed:

http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2013/01/2013-senior-bowl-offensive-preview.html#more-22422

Top defensive players reviewed:

http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2013/01/2013-senior-bowl-defense-preview.html#more-22415
[ Edited by ChaunceyGardner on Jan 20, 2013 at 9:45 AM ]
Thanks
I'm currently working at the Senior Bowl this week and can provide updates on certain players if anyone wants me to do so. Just leave me the name of the player and school if you can and tell you what I see. The first two days have been amazing as it is an awesome experience.
Bulldog:
I have a list for you to explore
Ezekiel Ansah - BYE
Margus Hunt SMU
Datone Jones UCLA
Brendon Williams Missouri Southern
Blidi Whreh-Wilson
T. J. McDonald USC
Jordan Poyer Oregon
Jamar Taylor Boise St
Q. Sharp - Kicker Oaklahoma St
Sorry, think I sent as a private message only
Most of my observations are being made from watching the 1 on 1 drills (OL-DL, WR-CB/S) and team scrimmages. Do not like passing skeletons as they are not real life simulations.

-The BYU kid is clearly an athlete but no technique and will need some time. Gets eaten up during 1 on 1 and needs to develop a move bc right now he doesn't have a single one.
-Hunt: Really is 6'7" but not impressed with his competitive motor as he appeared to quit after having his first move defeated. Not a fan o far.
-Jones: Been one of the stars so far. The ONLY person to beat OT Fisher and it was a quick inside move. His weigh was impressive and is a legit 280lbs. Can play multiple positions but seems best suited as 3-4 DE. He has been destroying all interior lineman with his hands and quickness. Won't get past the 2 round if he keeps this up.
-Williams: comes from D2 and dominated his competition was is a must in my book. Really quick for a 300+ lb guy. Needs to be in a professional workout program to trim some fat and improve strength in his upper body. Good motor though.
-Whreh: will look for him
-McDonald: has covered TEs well and they been lining him up against WR too. Very rangy but needs to get stronger. He impressed me with his competiveness but I need to look at his tape to find out about his production. Usually Monte Kiffen highlights his safeties and McDonald did not stand out when I was looking at Robey earlier (on tape, only a JR so he is not here).
-Poyer: I love Poyer. Strong hands and body and is willing to fight anyone. Him and Trufant have been battling for top dog status. Not as quick as Trufant, but so much more refined in his craft, plus he play the slot. I wonder if he is more of a Tampa 2 corner than a bump in run due to his speed but does appear quick enough.
-Taylor: consistently has been beating on second moves and has relented to Trufant multiple times this week
haven't seen kicker kick besides into their nets

Also, some who have impressed me:

WR Wheaton OSU - best WR here so far
OL FIsher CMU - best player here so far
OL Quessenberry - very savvy and Mayock is impressed
FB Juszczyk - Harvard kid has impressed, reminder me a lot of B. Miller
S Thomas FSU - really similar to McDonald just not the pub
WR Vernon Duke - has shaken everybody, perfect slot guy and has the numbers to prove it
TE McDonald Rice - Highly skilled and knows how to use his body
CB McFadden SDSU - great competitor and gets in your face, he wants it. I don't think I can understate if his mental makeup on display. He wants to take your money, help you up and than do it again.
Jonathan Cyprien Florida International
Desmond Trufant Washington
Will Davis Utah State
Markus Wheaton Oregon State
Chris Harper Kansas State

Thanks!
-Cyprien: He like a lot of others really had some rust the first two days has gotten better, kid has not played in two months. He holds a lot by NFL standards but is quick and fast which is always a plus.
-Trufant: Loved this guy competiveness. Doesn't back down and will keep punching in a fight. Has called Wheaton several times (lost most of them tho). He Poyer seem to be having the own competition here, but I'm not sure if he can be a slot guy. At Washington they brought in one of those hybrid LB/S to do that. He displayed the quickest feet of all the DB's and he knows football from his brothers. he is comfortable in press and off coverage. The most impressive thing about him is that when the ball is snapped he always has one eye on the OB and the other on his opponent in off coverage. This allows his to sit and jump routes and recover because he conscious of his surroundings. Not as big as Poyer and I wonder if he would get pushed around by the bigger guys
-Davis: got beat on three consecutive plays by Harper, Wheaton and Goodwin, underdeveloped physically
-Harper: his question will be speed. runs average routes, powerful hands and legs. Uses his body like a TE to shield DBs and might end up converting to TE. Really high football IQ and that's before I found out he use to be a QB in college. Seems like the prototype move the chains kind of guy
Found myself agreeing with all of your assessments, bulldog... except for Jamar Taylor. I think he has been pretty solid.. but I can only see so much from NFLN.
Great stuff bulldog...thanks.
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Great stuff bulldog...thanks.

Me to, thanks for the feedback and the summary. Starts to shore up the draft picks.
Originally posted by bulldog54:
-Cyprien: He like a lot of others really had some rust the first two days has gotten better, kid has not played in two months. He holds a lot by NFL standards but is quick and fast which is always a plus.
-Trufant: Loved this guy competiveness. Doesn't back down and will keep punching in a fight. Has called Wheaton several times (lost most of them tho). He Poyer seem to be having the own competition here, but I'm not sure if he can be a slot guy. At Washington they brought in one of those hybrid LB/S to do that. He displayed the quickest feet of all the DB's and he knows football from his brothers. he is comfortable in press and off coverage. The most impressive thing about him is that when the ball is snapped he always has one eye on the OB and the other on his opponent in off coverage. This allows his to sit and jump routes and recover because he conscious of his surroundings. Not as big as Poyer and I wonder if he would get pushed around by the bigger guys
-Davis: got beat on three consecutive plays by Harper, Wheaton and Goodwin, underdeveloped physically
-Harper: his question will be speed. runs average routes, powerful hands and legs. Uses his body like a TE to shield DBs and might end up converting to TE. Really high football IQ and that's before I found out he use to be a QB in college. Seems like the prototype move the chains kind of guy

I'd be interested in him as a replacement for Delanie as I've mentioned before, he'd have to add some mass but he has very good hands and terrific awareness.
Thanks for the info! Nice to get a brief synopsis as I don't have time to watch the practices.
No problem, glad to be here for once and not see any 49er coaches (If you couldn't guess). Cautionary tale on the WR Harper from KSU. I think he will be a solid player but don't expect him to be D. Walker from the start. Walker was a natural route runner and catcher coming out and this guy is not. He first was at Oregon before transferring. His routes are curved and doesn't break down in and out of his breaks well.

On a side note, no QB looks really good out here. The ball is not jumping out of their hands and are fluttering passes. Additionally, I think its important to remember that this is a week to firm your opinions on individuals. If you see what you expect than you are good, but for those like D. Jones of UCLA, McDonald of USC, McDonald of Rice and WR Vernon from Duke (really impressive, cant wait to see him against Poyer or Trufant) it makes you reexamine your thoughts. This one week can not and should not change someone's mind when it is compared to years of film.
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La Tech WR Quinton Patton has been excellent at the Sr Bowl. Nice mix of quickness/toughness and he has strong hands. #SeniorBowl
Originally posted by bulldog54:
No problem, glad to be here for once and not see any 49er coaches (If you couldn't guess). Cautionary tale on the WR Harper from KSU. I think he will be a solid player but don't expect him to be D. Walker from the start. Walker was a natural route runner and catcher coming out and this guy is not. He first was at Oregon before transferring. His routes are curved and doesn't break down in and out of his breaks well.

On a side note, no QB looks really good out here. The ball is not jumping out of their hands and are fluttering passes. Additionally, I think its important to remember that this is a week to firm your opinions on individuals. If you see what you expect than you are good, but for those like D. Jones of UCLA, McDonald of USC, McDonald of Rice and WR Vernon from Duke (really impressive, cant wait to see him against Poyer or Trufant) it makes you reexamine your thoughts. This one week can not and should not change someone's mind when it is compared to years of film.

How many 49ers scouts are out there? I've been seeing a lot of teams meeting with prospects, mostly informally, but haven't heard about the 49ers meeting with anyone.