Originally posted by MadDog49er:
After Day 3, here is my All Senior Bowl Team, based on performances this week:
QB- Incomplete; NFL Coverage has been incredibly poor in showing QBs throwing the ball. Impossible to make any assessment.
RB- Stepfan Taylor- best bigger back; Jonathan Franklin- best smaller back. Franklin's pass protection this week was stunning to me. Absolutely remarkable.
WR- Tough call with a deep group- Quintin Patton and Markus Wheaton. King, Dobson, Goodwin also looked great.
TE- Vance McDonald- great athleticism. Will be a major riser.
OT- Easy call. Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson head and shoulders better.
G- Larry Warford. Sloppy waistline, but terrific form and power. David Quessenberry- better earlier in the week, but superb blocking at the second level.
C- Brian Schwenke- Dominated one on ones. Held up real well.
DE- Datone Jones- big, quick, powerful. A real force.
DE- Alex Okafor- the only person to consistently challenge Fisher. Ran over most other OT. Stud ready to play right now.
DT- Brandon Williams- better as the week progressed. In a fairly week group, he gets a slight nod. One note of caution...Williams did nearly all of his damage on Brian Winters, but was not nearly as dominant with other guards. For some reason, these two continued to be matched up.
DT- Kawann Short- took a big step back on Wednesday, but was dominant on Monday and Tuesday.
LB- largely ignored by coverage on TV- Reddick and Greene were the best of the lot. We will play nickel here and select three CBs.
CB- Desmond Trufant showed confidence, toughness, great footwork. He is the real deal.
CB- Jordan Poyer was the best pure cover corner with the best feet. So quick in and out of breaks. Not tough at all. Smallish.
CB-Leon McFadden looks a little bit like Janoris Jenkins on the field and was terrific in practice. Made some money this week.
SS- Jonathan Cyprien- I love this kid. A strong safety that shadowed some talented WR's this week. His footwork and ability change directions on coverage, big time.
FS- Phillip Thomas- great ball skills, smooth in coverage, and performed well in blitz drills.
I thought the CB/S/WR groups were by far the most dominant and deep this year. While the first round is going to be littered with DL and OL talent, the second round could see nearly half their round go just secondary and WR, and this is also where I think we will see the run on QBs. Call me skeptical, but I continue to think that this crop of QBs doesn't show enough for even a QB starved team at 8 or 14 to pull the trigger. Maybe on Geno Smith, but is Tyler Wilson or Mike Glennon even close to the 8th overall pick? To me, that is a big big reach.
Would love to have any of the guys in bold in the Scarlet and Gold next year........................