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Senior Bowl Practice: Day Four

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Senior Bowl Practice: Day Four
By: Staff

More Senior Bowl Coverage: Day One, Two, and Three.

With Senior Bowl week winding down, we take a look at the big movers during the week.

Moving up:

D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OT, Virginia: Was clearly the number one player during practices. He has solidified his spot as a top five pick and has the ability to be an elite tackle at the next level. Incredible agility for his size and looks like an NBA power forward. Big, over weight 360 pounders are not what NFL teams want any more at left tackle. Speed rushers, like Dwight Freeny, run circles around them. Quick, agile, strong tackles like Walter Jones are all the rage. Ferguson has that kind of ability.

Brodie Croyle, QB, Alabama: Impressed every day. Displayed accuracy, great footwork and a surprisingly strong arm. Proved he can make all the throws. He dramatically improved his stock. He's now a second round prospects, moving up from the forth or fifth round.

Jay Cutler, QB, Vanderbilt: Established him self as a high first round pick, perhaps top ten. Wowed NFL personnel with the cannon attached to his right shoulder. Still needs to improve his footwork and consistency, but most feel this won't be a difficult fix.

Maurice Stoval: Big physical wide receiver with speed and hands. Pushed around smaller corners all week. Really opened the eyes of scouts.

Sinorice Moss: Corners had difficulty covering this speed receiver. He showed a burst off the line that very few receivers can match at any level.

Nick Mangold, C, Ohio State: Elevated himself to the number one center prospect. Dominated in 1-on-1 drills. Showed power, agility, and leadership.

Tye Hill, CB, Clemson: He was the most impressive defensive player all week. It seemed every scout and analyst was talking about him. He made one spectacular play after another; blanketed receivers during drills and practice, picked off the talented QBS, showed blazing speed, and cemented himself in the first round.

Others prospects moving up:
Chad Greenway, LB, Iowa: Best linebacker here.
Dominique Byrd, TE, USC: Big plays all week.
Tamba Hali, DE, Penn State: So quick off the edge, now the number 2 DE prospect.
Jerious Norwood, RB, Miss State: Wow, so quick. Outplayed DeAgealo Williams.
Travis Wilson, WR, Oklahoma: Best hands on the field this week.
Gabe Watson, DT, Michigan: Big, quick lineman.

Moving Down:

DeAngelo Williams, RB, Memphis: While he performed well during practices, the one thing scouts can't over look is the weigh-in. At only 5'8" and 207 pounds, he's now seen in a different light. Some scouts are even whispering "third down back". If he doesn't have an excellent 40 time at the combine, he could fall out of the first round.

Derek Hagan, WR, Arizona State: Entered senior bowl week as a borderline first rounder, left as a third rounder. He's dropped more passes then any WR and can't gain any separation from corners during drills. His attitude has been poor as well. After each drop he has a big smile on his face. He should be blowing kisses instead. With each drop he's kissing away a lot of cash.

Mathias Kiwanuka, DE, Boston College: Showed very poor technique and was dominated by Ferguson all week. He's dropped below Tamba Hali on many DE boards after this unimpressive performance.

Michael Robinson, QB, Penn State: Made the mistake of coming to the Senior Bowl as a quarterback. He has no chance of making an NFL roster as a QB and should have spent all his time here showing he can play other positions.

DJ Shockley, QB, Georgia: Horrible. Can't hit the broad side of a barn. Not sure why he was even invited to the Senior Bowl. Maybe it was an effort to sell tickets; hoping Bulldog fans would make the drive to Mobile to watch their "quarterback".

Other prospects moving down:
Jeremy Trueblood, OL, Boston College: Will have nightmares of Tamba Hali for the rest of his life.
Will Blackmon, CB, Boston College: Is he a WR? Is he a cornerback? Not much of either this week.
Josh Bullocks, S, Nebraska: All over the field. It looks like his twin (Daniel) is out there too.
Hank Baskett, WR, New Mexico: Very poor route runner.

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