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DKphin
01-24-2013, 05:54 PM
Ezekial Ansah, DE, BYU: "Popular BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah keeps getting better (http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2013/01/senior_bowl_notes_and_observat_2.html). He took a poke to the eye during individual drills and missed some time on Wednesday, but he came back to deflect an E.J. Manuel (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/36085/e-j-manuel) pass during a full-team scrimmage that was intercepted by teammate Zavier Gooden." - Justin Rogers, MLive.com

Michael Buchanan (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/75958/michael-buchanan), DE, Illinois: "At defensive end, Michael Buchanan proved to be a far more fluid, balanced and explosive moving athlete than the rest of the group (http://www.optimumscouting.com/draft/articles/2013-senior-bowl-north-wednesday-practice-notes.html), but too often played high and without maintained hand positioning at the point of attack. Buchanan shows glimpses of strong and sudden punches to create movement, but too often his initial punch slides off and he fails to create ideal separation. A project that can be molded into a dangerous edge rusher at the next level, Buchanan needs to land in the right circumstance in order to reach his potential." - Eric Galko, Optimum Scouting

Jonathan Cyprien (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/78675/jonathan-cyprien), S, Florida International: " Jonathan Cypriencontinued his impressive week with fantastic range. It seemed as though most of the quarterbacks knew where he was on 7 vs 7s and stayed away (wisely)." - Eric Galko, Optimum Scouting

Aaron Dobson (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/79581/aaron-dobson), WR, Marshall: "Aaron Dobsonof Marshall, a favorite of mine the past two years because of his highlight reel catches (http://www.optimumscouting.com/draft/articles/2013-senior-bowl-north-wednesday-practice-notes.html) and production despite poor QB play, showed great routes today, especially along the sideline. His development there is better than I expected, and with his upside and quick feet to pick up speed and drive through contact on the interior, he could be a trendy 2nd round favorite." - Eric Galko, Optimum Scouting

Marquise Goodwin (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/77327/marquise-goodwin), WR, Texas: "Another impressive day for Marquise Goodwinof Texas (http://www.optimumscouting.com/draft/articles/2013-senior-bowl-north-wednesday-practice-notes.html). For a smaller, elite speed receiver, he showed consistent speed throughout his routes, able to get vertical in a hurry, and even showed the ability to extend away from his body well. He's really impressed all week, enough to consider putting more weight than his struggles (partially team related) in 2012." - Eric Galko, Optimum Scouting

Margus Hunt (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/75834/margus-hunt), DE, SMU: "Margus Hunt struggled once again in practice (http://www.optimumscouting.com/draft/articles/2013-senior-bowl-north-wednesday-practice-notes.html), as a lack of proper timing with his punches and extension led to minimal effect versus the run and the pass. Flashes of off-the-line speed can be seen with physical freak, but Hunt continually popped upright and allowed himself to washed out of the pocket. Hunt's raw ability, length and weight room strength haven't translated to the field as I had hoped, and he'll be facing a serious learning curve at the next level." - Eric Galko, Optimum Scouting

Alex Okafor (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/77322/alex-okafor), DE, Texas / Datone Jones (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/38229/datone-jones), DE, UCLA: "Though each had put up eye-popping numbers during their senior seasons (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/blog/rob-rang/21604584/senior-bowl-okafor-jones-lead-impressive-north-defensive-line), Okafor and Jones had each relied on strong hand play and high-revving motors to achieve their success. This week, each has shown better quickness, often slipping past the North offensive tackles with their initial burst.Considering that the North boasts Central Michigan left tackle Eric Fisher that's saying something." Rob Rang, CBS Sports

Quinton Patton (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/137177/quinton-patton), WR, Louisiana Tech: "Many analysts were surprised by how well Patton adapted (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/blog/rob-rang/21605319/senior-bowl-led-by-baylors-terrance-williams-receivers-shining)to playing with kids from big schools as he stood out for the right reasons. He was quick off the snap and ran really well. Though he didn't have a breakaway gear, he did show off great hands and concentration throughout the week, particularly on Wednesday when he caught a pass from E.J. Manuel with a defender right on his hip. Expect teams to study up on him and consider him to be a Z receiver." - Dave Richard, CBS Sports

Mychal Rivera, TE, Tennessee: "A strong Wednesday practice (http://www.cbssports.com/general/blog/rob-rang/21605467/senior-bowl-tennessees-rivera-leads-underwhelming-tight-ends) pushed him past Vance McDonald (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/75820/vance-mcdonald) as the best tight end candidate, but it took a little time. Like McDonald, he's a downfield receiving threat pretty much in the mold of Aaron Hernandez (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/108521/aaron-hernandez), albeit without the girth. Wednesday saw Rivera get the best of Georgia safety Shawn Williams on a deep post pattern from Tyler Wilson before connecting again with Wilson on a leaping grab down the seam with a defender on his rear." http://www.thephinsider.com/2013/1/24/3910048/2013-nfl-draft-prospects-senior-bowl-practice-day-3-notes

xXwarXx
01-24-2013, 06:15 PM
Thx for the updates, Im always weary of these kinds of reports that have a lack of negative feedback though.

DKphin
01-24-2013, 07:09 PM
Thx for the updates, Im always weary of these kinds of reports that have a lack of negative feedback though.

Margus Hunt (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/75834/margus-hunt), DE, SMU: "Margus Hunt struggled once again in practice (http://www.optimumscouting.com/draft/articles/2013-senior-bowl-north-wednesday-practice-notes.html), as a lack of proper timing with his punches and extension led to minimal effect versus the run and the pass. Flashes of off-the-line speed can be seen with physical freak, but Hunt continually popped upright and allowed himself to washed out of the pocket. Hunt's raw ability, length and weight room strength haven't translated to the field as I had hoped, and he'll be facing a serious learning curve at the next level." - Eric Galko, Optimum ScoutingDoes not sound too positive

WestSideFin
01-24-2013, 09:01 PM
I would not mind picking up 1 of the 3 pac 12 Running Backs. Ucla, stanford or the ducks half backs all look to be good pick ups.

Phinsfan93
01-24-2013, 10:01 PM
I would not mind picking up 1 of the 3 pac 12 Running Backs. Ucla, stanford or the ducks half backs all look to be good pick ups.

All in for Jonathan Franklin in the 2nd.

xXwarXx
01-24-2013, 10:41 PM
Does not sound too positive

True, but i think you get what I'm saying. Or not...

Digital
01-24-2013, 10:49 PM
Thanks once again DKphin. :)

Out of that group I'm not really surprised. I'm not particularly high on any of them. Of the bunch, Cyprien is the only one I'd be happy drafting, and even he is a 4th or lower pick in my mind.

Buchanan always 'flatters to deceive' so don't be fooled by his flashes of impressive play. Margus Hunt is simply a workout warrior type. His measurables are great, and he seems like a good guy ... but he's just not a good football player. Once upon a time we drafted a project named Eric Kumerow in the first round ... great measurables, but he was a tweener and at the end of the day, he just wasn't a good football player. I see the same thing in Hunt ... fantastic size and speed with good agility, reach, etc. etc. etc., but when you get out of the track and field events and onto the football field, he's just not a great DT, and he's an ineffective DE.

IMHO, Dobson and Patton are possession receivers, and I'd rather keep Hartline, so neither really interests me. Goodwin is a speedster, but he simply isn't big or physical enough. If you can't beat press coverage in college, you're going to be stifled in the NFL.

Ansah is too raw for my tastes, but he has some potential. If I were betting, I'd prefer Okafor though.

ThrowDaTD
01-25-2013, 12:34 AM
Interesting, Digital. Dobson seems to go down easily, so maybe not a YAC guy. Just doesn't seem to have the body to absorb contact. I'm split on Hunt. He can get some push off the LOS, but it doesn't appear he can penetrate and breakthrough to consistently get after guys. But the physical abilities are there. As for Ansah, he's raw and doesn't have much moves in his arsenal to shed blockers. But he's only started to play football. Hasn't he learned quite a bit already in his short time playing the game. Could he be a quick learner and be taught moves and manuevers at the next level?