Posts Tagged ‘Senior Bowl’

Detroit Lions: A Senior Bowl Player for Every Round

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Bennett

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

This mock draft is limited to players who appeared in the Senior Bowl, where I watched every practice and talked with several players, agents and various other sources and draftniks.  (more…)


Senior Bowl Weigh-in Notes

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Photo by Jeff Risdon

Photo by Jeff Risdon

Jeff Risdon

Tuesday morning’s weigh-in kicked off the Senior Bowl festivities. It’s one of the oddest things you’ll ever see.

Picture a ballroom filled with about 1500 men. They are gazing up at a stage where young men parade in front of them wearing nothing but Under Armour underwear to get weighed and measured. That’s how I spent my morning. (more…)


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…)






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