Huge write up magically disappeared, so I am officially pissed at my IPad. Will drop installments to ensure something posted.
Have not read any write ups from websites, but this is what I saw from the North practice. QB's off target, especially on deep balls. Not great ball placement on shorter routes. Sloppy first day. Glennon is a stick.
Best WR: Goodwin of Texas. Runs like the wind, different speed than other players on the field. Got behind defenders repeatedly. Runner up, Marshall's Dobson, who is smooth and fast for a 6'2" WR. Looked studly. The Elon kid, Mallette, looked like he was running in quicksand.
Best OL is Eric Fisher, almost a guaranteed top ten pick. He was dominant. Tall, long, smooth, made it look easy. Awesome performance. Second place goes to SJSU's Quessenberry, who also looked like he was ready for an NFL roster. Tall, looked great inside and outside. Knee bender, who stoned his oppenents repeatedly. Made himself a LOT of money today. Third place was Kent State G Brian Winters, who was roasted once, and then took control. Strong, with a good base. Tossed B. Williams to the ground on one play. Guy is a bad a$$. On the flip side, Kyle Long looked lost on the outside and inside. Might get drafted based on potential, but today was ugly. Thorton of Illinois was even worse, routinely destroyed by defenders. Braxston Cave of Notre Dame was a turnstile. All three of these guys were a mess.
On the DL, two studs stand out. Alex Okafor of Texas is a man, and reminds me a lot of Brian Orakpo. Can run around or through OT's. Dominant performance. His matchup with Fisher will be awesome the next couple of days. Second place goes to UCLA's Jones, who is a bigger version of Okafor, and just as effective. Not sure he can stack on another 15 pounds of weight, since he already rocked out at 280, but what a big, smooth player. Ran around, thirough, and spun around numerous helpless OL. Looked impressive. Margus Hunt is a project. Too skinny to play the 34 DE right now. He is a tall 43 DE, so scratch him off the list Niners fans. Not going to happen. Mixed results in one on one drills. Lacked the strength to run through guys, and lacked the speed to go around. Hunt appeared to be more of a third round prospect than first round. Michael Buchanon of Illinois appears to be the best 34 athlete in the batch. Long, quick, and impressive. He will be a starter somewhere. Probable second rounder from what I saw today. The three interior DT's with size took turns destroying the guards and centers. B. Williams is pretty smooth for a big guy and had one sweet spin move to get to the QB. Blew up Long in 11 on 11 drills. Good first day, but I am not so sure he is a 34 NT. I didnt see the raw strength of a BJ Raji, and other previous Senior Bowl NT prospects. The same story goes for S. Williams, who was better than expected from my perspective. And, Kawann Short was the smoothest and quickest of the interior defenders. Looks like a solid 43 undertackle.
At CB, two guys with quick feet stand out, Poyer and Trufant. Both recover so quickly, that they are right in the WR's shadow. Poyer is more of a cover corner, while Trufant is more physical. Both look like second rounders at this point. I really liked what I saw from Jonathan Cyprien of FIU.. For a safety, especially a SS,, he was solid in coverage against WR's with good range, change of direction, closing speed.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on Jan 21, 2013 at 6:39 PM ]