Posts Tagged ‘Senior Bowl’

Nevin Lawson Scouting Report

Friday, April 18th, 2014

(AP Photo/Herald Journal, John Zsiray)

Prospect: Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah State
Height: 5’9 ½ “
Weight: 190
Grade: 6.85 (Grading Scale)

Scouting Report:

Strengths: Smooth, efficient athlete with excellent balance and body control…strong instincts and route anticipation, very quick to read the receiver and react accordingly…attacks screens and edge runs, reads them quickly…effective hit-and-wrap tackler…excellent at positioning his body along the sideline and forcing receivers off their intended path… (more…)

Zack Martin Scouting Report

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Zack Martin can be a monster (photo courtesy sun-sentinel)

Prospect: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
Height: 6’4⅛”
Weight: 305
Grade: 7.39 (Grading Scale)

Measurements taken from the official Senior Bowl Weigh-In

Scouting Report:

Strengths: Fluid mover and a flexible athlete who plays with proper knee bend…Always plays underneath the pads of his opponents…Technically skilled blocker in numerous areas…Consistent hand placement with strong hands to latch and lock up defenders…Snaps hips off the line of scrimmage to get depth and picks up speed rushes on the corner quite well…Uses anticipation and awareness to (more…)

Senior Bowl Week Top 20

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Aaron Donald was the best in Mobile (photo Getty Images)

Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

Perspective is a virtue when it comes to evaluating Senior Bowl prospects at the end of the week. Each player has multiple seasons worth of game tape out there where they played in diverse schemes instead of the vanilla looks of Saturday’s game. The lack of chemistry between players in only a week playing together is also a big factor in their performances.

Comparing prospects as they practice next to each other in the same drills is a worthwhile tool though. Some did themselves favors by showing technical ability or athletic potential that shined when compared to others at their position group or prospects they competed with directly. Little changed from the way I thought of the best prospects coming into the week, but certain guys solidified themselves near the top or bottom of this list.

1. Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
Martin staked his claim to be the first player drafted from the Senior Bowl with a phenomenal week and consistent (more…)

Senior Bowl Day 3 Notebook

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014


Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

The final day of fully-padded practices was another one with plenty of takeaways despite the stands having half as many people for the South practice in the afternoon. (more…)

Senior Bowl: Tuesday Thoughts

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

I’ve had a chance to watch just about every position group on both rosters over the first two days. Here are my takeaways so far:

–The centers are separating themselves into classes. Colorado State’s Weston Richburg and Florida State’s Bryan Stork have risen to the top, (more…)

Senior Bowl Day 2 Notebook

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014


Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

With pads popping and the wind blowing many prospect stated their cases while some others had a day to forget.  The big boys in the trenches got more live reps and most had back and forth battles all day long.

North Practice


Aaron Donald again had a productive day in terms of disruption.  He drew lots of praise from the Falcons staff in early work against double teams at the point of attack, keeping his shoulders square to the line of scrimmage and battling with his hands.  Donald was as explosive as ever getting into gaps in 11 v. 11 and was still too much to handle for a majority of the practice. (more…)

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