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Senior Bowl Practice: Day Two

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Senior Bowl Practice: Day Two
By: Staff

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The buzz today continues to be the two inches that DeAngelo Williams "lost" during the weigh-ins. A few scouts are even starting to whisper "third down back". Even South coach Mike Nolan called him the "little running back" when talking about Williams to reporters. If he doesn't turn in an excellent 40 time at the combine, he could fall out of the first round. That being said Williams is still talented. He showed his quickness on some impressive runs and displayed excellent hands. He even did well for a "little running back" during the blocking drills.

The running back that everyone is taking notice of is Jerious Norwood, Mississippi State. He's showing incredible speed and elusiveness; breaking long runs on both days of practice.

Brodie Croyle, Alabama, was the most impressive quarterback on either practice field today. He showed pinpoint accuracy hitting receivers on intermediate routes. Also displayed a quick release and a surprisingly strong arm. He may be pushing himself into the second round.

Maurice Stovall, WR, Notre Dame, looks like an elite WR prospect. His size, speed, and hands will have many teams looking to call his name on draft day. He's looked impressive in 1-on-1 drills. The smaller CBs are having a hard time dealing with his size. He gets good separation and presents an excellent target for his QB.

Meanwhile, fellow North WR, Derek Hagen of Arizona State continues his slide down draft boards. After numerous drops in Monday's practice, Hagen continued his Koren Robinson impression with more drops today and had difficulty getting open. He needs to show something impressive in the next few days or his draft stock is going to plummet.

Nick Mangold, C, Ohio State, continues to dominate in 1-on-1 drills. He could elevate himself to the top center prospect in the draft if he continues to impress.

D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OT, Virginia, might be the top prospect in the draft. Today he pushed around top DE prospect Mathias Kiwanuka in 1-on-1 drills. While Bush, Leinart, and Young get all the press Ferguson could be the best player to come out of this draft. It would be surprising if he gets past the Jets at the fourth pick. They need an offensive tackle and have been very interested in Ferguson. They'd be foolish to pass him up at four. If it wasn't for the need to sell tickets and appease the 'average fan', the Texans would pass on Bush or Young with number one pick and draft Ferguson. They may live to regret passing on such a talent.

Max Jean-Gilles, G, Georgia, has looked slow and out of shape. During a 1-on-1 drill, Gabe Watson ran him over.

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