Players, scouting departments, NFL coaches and general managers are descending upon Mobile today as the 2011 Senior Bowl is ready to kick-off! Set TFYDraftInsider.net as your home page this week then check back several times each day as we are here live and have the event covered from every corner. Tonight we start off with a few notes of interests from players and teams.
– Sources have told us that Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are targeting two underclassmen cornerbacks in this draft; Brandon Harris of Miami and Patrick Peterson from LSU. Different sources have told us if the draft were held today the Cowboys would look to move up and grab Peterson, while Harris is a second choice they’d be happy with.
– Brandon Fusco of Slippery Rock is one of the more interesting small school prospects in this game. Sixty (60) different scouts made their way through the western Pennsylvania school this season to watch Fusco practice. The Miami Dolphins, San Fransisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings were teams that made multiple trips to see the center. Also from Slippery Rock comes news that NFL prospect Cody Endres will be the team’s starting quarterback next season. Endres left the UConn program last season after being suspended.
– We reported last week the Terrence Tolliver was the fill in this week for the injured Jernell Jurnigan of Troy. We found out today Tolliver has decided not to participate in the Senior Bowl after a terrific week at the Shrine.
– Da’Rel Scott of Maryland will replace Daniel Thomas as the Kansas State running back is suffering with a hamstring injury.
– Drake Nevis of LSU, Mike Pouncey of Florida and North Carolina’s Quan Strudivant have all pulled out of the Senior Bowl.
– Sources here in Mobile have told us that West Virginia cornerback Brandon Hogan is recovering well after undergoing surgery on the ligament he tore late in the season. Hogan is walking without a knee brace. August 1 is the target date for Hogan to be back at 100%.
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