Weather in the middle of the nation that’s moving east has hampered travel plans for plenty of folks coming to Mobile for the Senior Bowl. We still have notes of interest to pass on from Welcoming Day at the Senior Bowl.
– What will be Mike Holmgren’s impact on the Cleveland Brown’s draft this April? Sources told us prospects the Browns are interested in can expect significant psychological and aptitude tests, more so than most teams in the league.
– Danario Alexander is on hand at the Senior Bowl. He’s told us in early testing he’s cleared 40-inches in the vertical jump and 11-feet in the broad. Much has and will be written about Alexander’s knee injury in the lead up to the draft. Alexander told us the full story. After tearing an ACL in his knee the ligament from a cadaver was put in the joint yet it never took. He then has the knee operated on a second time, which was a complete success. Evidently former Missouri signal caller Chase Daniel has told people back in 2007, when Alexander was fully healthy, he was the best receiver on the Tigers roster, not Jeremy Maclin. Alexander took and passed the physical given to him by the Senior Bowl medical staff.
– Thus far the most popular player in the hotel lobby has been Idaho offensive lineman Mike Iupati. This is not surprising, as most teams don’t have a lot of area scouts in the Moscow, Idaho area. Several teams have been interviewing Iupati, including the Dallas Cowboys, who had an extensive meeting with him.
– Terrence Cody has checked in and it will be interesting to see how he tips the scales tomorrow. Cody looks “slim” in his sweats and less than the 375-pounds he is reported to be.
– Still no word on when the next batch of combine invitations will be sent to seniors left off the list the first time. We can tell you this much; in a surprising turn of events Kansas State defensive end Jeffrey Fitzgerald was told in no uncertain terms he won’t be amongst the second batch to receive an invitation. Most thought Fitzgerald should have been invited to Indianapolis from the get-go.