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Guest columnists Sigmund Bloom and Cecil Lammey from footballguys.com give us an unedited look at their scouting notebook while they attend the Senior Bowl.
Kevin Kolb, Houston – coming on as a solid performer,
good zip on short and intermediate throws, better
accuracy on deep throws, goes through progressions
Generally seems more confident and at ease, had to
throw away a flea flicker due to great coverage and a
defense that didn’t bite.
Chris Leak, Florida – good but not great, zip on short
and intermediate throws, accuracy wanes when throwing
deep, prefers to check down rather than challenge the
edges of the defense. Still showed good mobility when
moving around behind the pocket. He was not clearly
better than Palmer and Kolb like he was the last 2
Jordan Palmer, UTEP – vastly improved performance when
compared to Monday and Tuesday, fewer flutter passes
and better accuracy. Split double team to Chris Davis
that resulted in an INT that Bowe would’ve come down
with. Seemed to be more excited than he was in the
last 2 days.
Lorenzo Booker, Florida State – dropped 2 passes in a
row early, but really stepped up his game and did not
drop any after that. Showed gamebreaking ability on an
OT play where he outran Michael Griffin who had the
angle on him. Great on draw plays. Natural receiver.
Often left defenders grasping at air.
Ken Darby, Alabama – good hands but little else. Does
not show the burst or acceleration of an NFL RB. Did
get outside once on a counter toss. Mostly a between
the tackles runner with little room for else.
Kenny Irons, Auburn – showed lousy hands today. Looked
very natural as a runner of course. Liked to see his
“pony kick” like Walter Payton used to do. Running
through trash at the line of scrimmage with ease. Lots
of effort and deliberate footwork. Hit the hole hard
and looked somewhat elusive in the open field.
Dallas Baker, Florida – doesn’t have deep speed, long
strider, concentration issues that result in him
letting the ball get to his body when thrown directly
at him. Had a nice catch on a jump pass in the
endzone, thrown by Chris Leak.
Dwayne Bowe, LSU – clearly the greatest receiver here
at the Senior Bowl. Nice scooping catch where he had
to go low to get the ball just right off the shoetops.
Natural hands catcher and very consistent. Can hang in
Chris Davis, Florida State – willing and playing with
a lot of effort, but sometimes too small and slight to
take it to the big boys. Best fundamentals fielding
Johnnie Lee Higgins, UTEP – too fast for the play,
didn’t get his head around, overrunning throws, can be
coached up to be more patient and use his amazing
speed in a more devastating fashion.
Chansi Stuckey, Clemson – catch of the day on one
handed tip to himself, finished with sprawling
sideline catch. Good straight ahead speed. Had the
ball stripped when trying to dance, ball came out and
was recovered by the defense.
Courtney Taylor, Auburn – still making plays, kind of
fast, kind of strong, decent hands, but nothing stands
out with his play. Gives a good effort, but will it be
Joe Newton, Oregon State – made great adjustment and
flattened Michael Griffin by putting his shoulder down
and powering through.
Justin Blalock, OG, Texas – doesn’t seem like a tackle
at the next level. Getting beat more than winning 1 on
Tim Crowder, DE, Texas – stayed at home on double
reverse, able to sniff out plays, would’ve had
multiple sacks in a full contact, strong but fast
enough to get to the corner.
Buster Davis, LB, Florida State – sideline to sideline
LB, did get broken down by fellow Seminole Lorenzo
Tim Duckworth, OL, Auburn – looked good pulling in the
Ray McDonald, DE, Florida – equally outstanding
getting below OL as DT, or getting around OL as a DE.
Also would’ve had multiple sacks if full contact.
Brandon Meriweather, S, Miami – emotional leader of
the defense, wrestled the ball away from Chris Davis,
lined up at CB at times.
Chase Pittman, DE, LSU – overwhelmed, lack of effort,
doesn’t seem like he belongs here.
Ben Grubbs, OG, Auburn – beat Ryan McBean twice in 1
on 1’s, something that has been nearly impossible this
Joe Staley, OT, Central Michigan – good footwork,
looked like NFL LT.
Kevin Payne, S, Louisiana-Monroe – improving every
day, not very quick or fast, but diagnosed plays well.
Aaron Ross, CB, Texas – great anticipation on comeback
route, sometimes seemed content to keep plays in front
Tony Ugoh, OT, Arkansas – great feet and strong punch, redirected Crowder in the pit, establishing himself as the #2 OT in the 2007 NFL draft.
Patrick Willis, LB, Ole Miss – excellent in all facets
of the game. Class of all the LB’s at the Senior