The first practice of Tuesday is over and there’s plenty of news filtering on the practice field and through the halls of the Renaissance Hotel. Here’s our first update of the day. Update- Tuesday 6:30: Charles Scott, Rolando McClain & more Combine Invitations!
– LSU running back Charles Scott was suppose to suit up today but it looks like his Senior Bowl may be over before it ever began. Scott was examined and his injured collarbone supposedly received the thumbs up from doctors, but he’s yet to dress.
– Several scouts in attendance have stamped USC tight end Anthony McCoy with a first round grade. The same can be said about UMass offensive tackle Vladimir Ducasse who could slide into the late part of the frame.
– Rumors in the Renaissance Hotel say former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage will be charged with selecting the players in next year’s Senior Bowl
– Sources have told us that the injury which befell Illinois guard Jon Asamoah yesterday was a rotator cuff. The severity was not spoken about.
– The second wave of combine invites have been sent out. We hope to have a complete list but can tell you Penn State linebacker Josh Hull, Troy State quarterback Levi Brown and small school DE/OLB Arthur Moats of James Madison have all been extended an invitation.
– Joique Bell has looked terrific in practice the past two days and definitely runs with a burst. We spoke with him at length and he told us he hopes to run under 4.4-seconds at the combine. In recent training Bell stated he’s twice been timed at 4.39-seconds.
– Justin Cole of San Jose State has flown in to replace the injured O’Brien Schofield. Cole looked a but rusty at the start but finally got his feet underneath him. He’s very strong and was able to hold the point against offensive linemen. Late in the day he made a nice play in coverage.
– A number of teams, including the Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Bucs have already stamped Ohio receiver Taylor Price as a top sixty choice. Earlier this season during workouts, Price was said to run an electronically times 4.27 second forty yard dash. Price confirmed this and even elaborated on his other two efforts that day which were 4.33 seconds and 4.31 seconds.
– Yesterday afternoon Illinois guard Jon Asamoah had to have help as he attempted to remove his shoulders. As the practice wore down, the interior lineman watched from afar in his sweat soaked t-shirt and practice shorts. He looked to be favoring his right side. As the North’s practice began today, the guard was absent from all activity. No replacement was found yet on the roster, but the root of the potential injury situation has yet to be discovered.
– In talks with former Pittsburgh receiving target Dorin Dickerson, the wide receiver (at least for this week) confirmed he will not be working out for the same position at the Combine in Indianapolis. Instead he will return to tight end…the position in which he performed as a senior. When asked about Dickerson’s recent workouts, he was confident in his ability to potentially break the 4.4 forty yard dash plateau.