Daily breakdowns of practice from the North squad at the Senior Bowl.  Updated for Tuesday Morning Practice

Alfonzo Dennard DB Nebraska

Ht: 5100 Wt: 203 Hand: 9 1/4 Arm: 30

Mon: Struggled through most of the day.  Just looked poor moving in reverse displaying a slow pedal and lost in transition.  Pulled it together late in the day but overall disappointing.

Tues: Dennard had another tough day.  He was beaten down the field and got turned on a number of occasions.  Not good in the results column for the talented corner.

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Jamell Fleming DB Oklahoma

Ht: 5105 Wt: 202 Hand: 9 1/2 Arm: 30 7/8

Mon: Had his moments throughout practice.  Fundamentally sound with his footwork and hip movement.  Average showing in full scrimmage yet a good start.

Tues: Fleming again showed well at times.  He can burst out of his plant and has nice ball skills.  Would like to see him do it on a more consistent basis but the underlying skills are there.

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Donnie Fletcher DB Boston College

Ht: 6002 Wt: 201 Hand: 8 7/8 Arm: 30

Mon: Admitted to us after practice he struggled with the humidity though like Fleming he’s fundamentally sound in most all areas.

Tues: Shows some skill but really did not make many plays on the ball.

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George Iloka DB Boise State

Ht: 6035 Wt: 222 Hand: 9 5/8 Arm: 33 7/8

Mon: Looked like a monster in morning weigh ins and thee most impressive defensive back on the stage.  Showed solid footwork and hip flip in practice.  Not sure about his lateral range just yet.

Tues: Terrific day for Iloka.  He looks the part and played to it.  Iloka moves well laterally, shows little in the way of stiffness and has solid ball skills.  He made a terrific pick early in the day which got a rise from scouts.  Spoke with him after practice and he’s a well spoken, polite guy.  Definitely heading north.

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Asa Jackson DB Cal Poly

Ht: 5097 Wt: 193 Hand: 8 3/4 Arm: 28 5/8

Mon: Battled hard and did not give up an inch against many of the larger receivers he went against.  Can definitely run and easily stayed downfield with opponents.  Needs to polish his game.

Tues: Jackson’s ball skills were okay.  What really stood out was the way he handled punts during drills.  He easily handled the 55-yard moonshots that were being boomed by Wisconsin punter Brad Nortman in rather windy conditions.

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Leonard Johnson DB Iowa State

Ht: 5097 Wt: 198 Hand: 8 Arm: 28 3/4

Mon: Struggled most of the day and was consistently beat by opponents.  Had some moments in scrimmage but overall was dissapointing.

Tues: Johnson continues to struggle.  He was often beaten today, one time deep by Marvin McNutt, who dropped a sure long gainer.

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Anthony Lynn DB Penn State

Ht: 5115 Wt: 205 Hand: 8 3/8 Arm: 29

Tues: Lynn looks slow and has limited quickness in his game.  Just not a lot there.

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Trenton Robinson DB Michigan State

Ht: 5094 Wt: 193 Hand: 9 3/4 Arm: 30 7/8

Mon: Showed cornerback type skills in drills; great feet and hips.  Not much of a factor in scrimmage.

Tues: Looks very fluid with his feet, hips and ability to change direction.  Looked better in drills then in scrimmage.

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Harrison Smith DB Notre Dame

Ht: 6016 Wt: 212 Hand: 10 1/8 Arm: 32

Mon: Up and down all day.  Has nice size but inconsistent techniques and fundamentals.

Tues: Has not done much to prove he’s anything other than a straight-line, downhill safety.

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Jack Crawford DL Penn State

Ht: 6047 Wt: 268 Hand: 10 1/8 Arm: 33 1/2

Mon: Crawford is an enigma of sorts.  He looks the part yet all to often disappears or gets handled at the point.  Crawford was annihilated by Mike Adams and was not much of a factor at all during the day. 

Tues: Had a slightly better day but again, nothing outstanding.  Crawford is definitely athletic and shows some pop to his game but all too often he’s easily tied up at the point by lesser opponents.

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Vinny Curry DL Marshall

Ht: 6030 Wt: 265 Hand: 9 1/4 Arm: 32

Mon: Like what I saw from Curry today.  He’s quick, athletic and moves well.  He was the only one who really challenged Mike Adams today.  Curry has a fluid change of direction and was fast getting down the line of scrimmage to pursue the action.  He tired a bit towards the end of practice and must get stronger but showed a lot of skill all day.

Tues: Curry is athletic. explosive and very quick.  He’s also lined up exclusively at defensive end the past two days and has yet to prove he’s anything other than a first move lineman.  Would really like to see him stand up and play in space on a few occasions as he’s shown the speed and change of direction skills to pursue the action at times when he’s chased plays down the flanks.

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Cameron Johnson DL Virginia

Ht: 6036 Wt: 267 Hand: 8 7/8 Arm: 32 1/2

Tues: Had a solid day.  Showed a lot of quickness and even some power, at one point driving Senio Kelemete off the line in one-on-one drills.

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Mike Martin DL Michigan

Ht: 6012 Wt: 307 Hand: 9 3/8 Arm: 31 3/4

Mon: Martin plays hard every single down and did today on every snap.  He fires off the ball with a great first step, keeps his feet moving and shows a lot of explosion in his game.  Martin struggles finishing the play and is not dominant which is strange because he had one of the most developed physiques in weigh ins this morning.

Tues: Terrific day for Martin.  Unlike yesterday he finished plays this morning and was consistently a disruptive force.  He goes hard every down and was almost never handled at the point of attack.

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Shea McClellin DL Boise State

Ht: 6032 Wt: 248 Hand: 10 1/8 Arm: 31 3/4

Mon: McClellin said he was told by coaches he’d spend 50% of his time at defensive end and 50% of his time at linebacker yet he never put his hand in the ground at all today.  And to his credit McClellin looked solid at the linebacker position all day.  He moves well laterally, shows the ability to get depth on pass drops and did not look lost at all.  This all happened as McClellin was playing linebacker in a 4-3 alignment.  Good day for him.

Tues: Another good day for the Boise State defensive end, who again played linebacker.  During pass rushing drills he destroyed Chris Polk when he simulated standing up over tackle.  Late in the day McClellin played some defensive end and destroyed Senio Kelemete with a terrific spin move.

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Kendall Reyes DL Connecticut

Ht: 6037 Wt: 300 Hand: 9 1/2 Arm: 32 5/8

Mon: Reyes showed great quickness and explosion all day.  He devoured a number of blockers during one-on-one drills and had a terrific start to the week.

Tues: Reyes put on a show today.  He’s incredibly quick, explosive and technical.  He beat defenders off the snap, showed a numerous moves and the ability to protect himself or get off blocks and even mixed in a bit of power.  Really a terrific performance by Reyes who we spoke with afterwards and found out he’s got a good sense of humor.

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Alameda Ta’amu DL Washington

Ht: 6024 Wt: 341 Hand: 9 7/8 Arm: 31 1/8

Mon: Ta’amu displayed great power today and bullrushed blockers off the ball all afternoon.  He’s big and powerful with a thick lower body which he gets the most out of.

Tues: Not as good as Monday but continues to show a lot of power and force.

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Billy Winn DL Boise State

Ht: 6033 Wt: 296 Hand: 9 1/8 Arm: 31 3/4

Mon: Unimpressed with Winn all day.  He looked sloppy and in poor shape during weigh ins then was basically a non-factor in practice.  Winn has some quickness to his game but struggles getting off blocks and looks very ordinary for a player many thought would be a first round pick.

Tues: Another poor day from Winn.  He again looks ordinary and while he flashes athleticism, once opposing lineman get their hands on him the play is over.  People are now saying Winn, once thought to be a first round pick, is a last day selection.

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Derek Wolfe DL Cincinnati

Ht: 6047 Wt: 286 Hand: 10 3/4 Arm: 32 7/8

Tues: Wolfe has been pretty non-descript though he did make a nice play in the late part of the practice in one-on-ones, beating the offensive guard to the inside.

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Audie Cole LB North Carolina State

Ht: 6041 Wt: 248 Hand: 10 Arm: 32 1/4

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Lavonte David LB Nebraska

Ht: 6004 Wt: 225 Hand: 8 1/2 Arm: 31 1/8

Tues: Slightly disappointed by David who has rarely made any plays.  To his credit he’s battled hard, fighting bigger tight ends to make plays in coverage. 

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James-Michael Johnson LB Nevada

Ht: 6011 Wt: 249 Hand: 9 5/8 Arm: 32 3/4

Tues: Johnson looks very athletic on the field, easily moving laterally and getting outside the box.  He’s not made many plays on the ball yet shows the underlying skill necessary.

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Bobby Wagner LB Utah State

Ht: 6002 Wt: 241 Hand: 9 7/8 Arm: 32 1/2

Mon: Moves well on his feet showing the ability to sift through the trash and get to the action.  Also displays a terrific head for the ball.

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Brady Ewing OH Wisconsin

Ht: 5115 Wt: 241 Hand: 10 1/4 Arm:

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Daniel Herron OH Ohio State

Ht: 5092 Wt: 212 Hand: 9 Arm: 31 5/8

Tues: Herron showed a lot of toughness and skill grinding on the inside today.  He showed the ability to break tackles and works his inside runs hard.

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Doug Martin OH Boise State

Ht: 5090 Wt: 219 Hand: 9 1/8 Arm: 29 7/8

Mon: Solid overall performance.  Shows the ability to quickly cutback or change direction and lose little momentum.  Also caught the ball well out of the backfield.

Tues: Good day for Martin.  He ran well, showing a lot of wiggle and shake-and-bake to his game, as well as a burst.  He also caught the ball well out of the backfield and looked very good catching the ball out of the backfield.

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Isaiah Pead OH Cincinnati

Ht: 5097 Wt: 193 Hand: 8 5/8 Arm: 31

Mon: Displayed unbelievably quick feet and the ability to make defenders miss.  Has one run where a defender literally whiffed at the attempted tackle which got a rise from scouts in attendance.

Tues: Another solid day by PEad.  He displayed a good degree of toughness, at one point stiff arming the bigger safeties, and picking up yardage after contact.

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Chris Polk OH Washington

Ht: 5104 Wt: 224 Hand: 9 3/4 Arm: 31 7/8

Tues: Polk started the day by getting beat in pass blocking drills by McClellin.  He then displayed little in the way of elusiveness or the ability to avoid defenders and/or piles.  He also has a bit of an upright running style.

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Mike Adams OL Ohio State

Ht: 6070 Wt: 323 Hand: 11 Arm: 33 3/4

Mon: Wow….Wow….Wow….  Adams was slow at the start but once he got his feet underneath him he was completely dominant.  There’s so much to like about his game; he’s big, strong, fluid and moves incredibly well.  For the most part once he got his hands on the defender it was game over.

Tues: Overall not as good as yesterday but still a solid performance from Adams.  He looked real good moving on his feet and showed the ability to quickly and easily get out to the second level and control linebackers when asked to block in motion.

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Tony Bergstrom OL Utah

Ht: 6054 Wt: 315 Hand: 9 Arm: 31 3/8

Mon: Bergstrom struggled much of the day on the inside at guard.  He was beaten numerous times including once badly by Kendall Reyes.

Tues: Much better day today and threw several convincing blocks during one-on-one drills.  Has been moved around the line and looked effective at each position.

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Mike Brewster OL Ohio State

Ht: 6042 Wt: 310 Hand: 9 5/8 Arm: 31

Mon: Brewster is just a smart, tough football player.  Every time it looked like a defender was going to beat him in drills, he’d square into the opponents and hold his ground.

Tues: Again- solid not spectacular in any aspect.

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Garth Gerhart OL Arizona State

Ht: 6011 Wt: 301 Hand: 9 5/8 Arm: 32 7/8

Mon: Gerhart was beaten early and often then left the field with an injury.

Tues: Was not on the field today.

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Senio Kelemete OL Washington

Ht: 6034 Wt: 300 Hand: 9 5/8 Arm: 32 3/4

Mon: Kelemete was one of the most athletic blockers on the field.  He’s fluid, blocks with terrific fundamentals and is strong at the point.  He did a great job squaring into defenders then holding the point.  Terrific start.

Tues: Took a step back today.  Very athletic but was beaten several times by a variety of defenders with inside moves and power.

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Kelechi Osemele OL Iowa State

Ht: 6053 Wt: 333 Hand: 10 3/8 Arm: 35 1/4

Mon: Lined up at right tackle most of the day yet looks slow footed and the consensus is he’d be better inside at guard.

Tues: Better job today for Osemele.  Once he squares into a defender the play is over.  He’s strong, stout and wide but again, not quite sure if he’ll stay at tackle.

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Mitchell Schwartz OL California

Ht: 6051 Wt: 317 Hand: 10 Arm: 33 1/8

Mon: Schwartz was forced to play center after Gerhart was injured and he did a real good at his new position.  Showed enough versatility to make people think he could stick there.

Tues: Solid day for Schwartz, who manned the left tackle spot for the most part.  He’s a very good position blocker that plays with solid fundamentals.

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Johnnie Troutman OL Penn State

Ht: 6041 Wt: 325 Hand: 9 3/4 Arm: 33

Mon: Troutman struggled all day.  He looked poorly conditioned and off balance.  Several times Troutman was beaten on drills.

Tues: Up and down day for Troutman.  Had his moments but also got beat at times.

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Kevin Zeitler OL Wisconsin

Ht: 6037 Wt: 315 Hand: 10 1/8 Arm: 32 1/2

Tues: Zeiler was whipped at times today but also did some whipping of his won.  He’s strong and somewhat effective in a small area but struggles covering any amount of ground on the field.  He was beaten badly by Kendall Reyes.

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Demario Davis OLB Arkansas State

Tues: Davis is very athletic and covers a large amount of area on the field.  He did not make many plays on the ball but he showed skills as a potential weak side linebacker.

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Kirk Cousins QB Michigan State

Ht: 6022 Wt: 209 Hand: 9 7/8 Arm: 31 1/4

Mon: Cousins showed a big league arm all day today, powering the ball into targets and getting passes through the tight windows.  He was relatively accurate for the most part and did a solid job.

Tues: Improved performance from Cousins.  He continues to show a solid arm and was very accurate.  His downfield pass placement was solid all morning long.

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Kellen Moore QB Boise State

Ht: 5116 Wt: 191 Hand: 9 3/8 Arm: 29 7/8

Mon: Moore really struggled all day.  He possesses a marginal arm, shows no speed on throws and receiver are always waiting on passes.  At times he tried to fire the ball into targets but ended up high of the mark.  Did nothing to make anyone believe he’s a next level quarterback today.

Tues: Again- struggles because of poor arm strength.  Has receivers waiting on passes too much.

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Russell Wilson QB Wisconsin

Ht: 5105 Wt: 203 Hand: 10 Arm: 31 1/4

Mon: Wilson can be all over with his throws but he’s so athletic he’s able to make up for mistakes.

Tues: Up and down day; Wilson throws some beautiful passes on occasion but also throws a lot of balls that flutter in the wind.

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Michael Egnew TE Missouri

Ht: 6052 Wt: 251 Hand: 9 3/4 Arm: 32 1/2

Mon: Egnew was fluid and smooth, looking more like a big possession receiver rather than a tight end.  He was effortless getting down the field and showed consistent, sure hands.  Solid day for the big tight end.

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Emil Igwenagu TE Massachusetts

Ht: 6011 Wt: 245 Hand: 9 1/8 Arm: 33 1/8

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Brian Linthicium TE Michigan State

Ht: 6036 Wt: 249 Hand: 9 3/4 Arm: 32 5/8

Mon: Linthicium looked much better than we expected.  He runs well, shows the ability to swiftly move across the field laterally and caught the ball exceptionally well.

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TJ Graham WR North Carolina State

Ht: 5113 Wt: 182 Hand: 9 1/4 Arm: 31 3/4

Mon: Looked solid all day.  Ran sharp routes, has a nice short area burst and caught everything thrown to him.  Possesses soft, natural hands.

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Marvin Jones WR California

Ht: 6017 Wt: 198 Hand: 10 Arm: 32 7/8

Mon:Terrific day from Jones.  Ran the best routes of any receiver on the field.  Very crisp and sharp.  Displayed terrific hands, making all the underneath receptions as well as the tough, over the shoulder catches down field.  What was surprising is how Jones showed the ability in the deep field to separate from defenders in a single step.

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Marvin McNutt WR Iowa

Ht: 6024 Wt: 216 Hand: 10 1/8 Arm: 31 5/8

Mon: Struggled all day.  Ran poor routes, slowing into breaks then round them off then had a lot of passes bounce off his hands.  Shows no burst whatsoever.

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DeVier Posey WR Ohio State

Ht: 6015 Wt: 209 Hand: 9 1/4 Arm: 31 3/8

Mon: Smooth, fluid and very effective all day.  Has a burst off the line,  ran terrific routes and for the most part, caught the ball well.  Better than average speed down the field as well.

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Brian Quick WR Appalachian State

Ht: 6034 Wt: 222 Hand: 9 7/8 Arm: 33 1/2

Mon: Struggled all day.  Shows poor quickness, route running and dropped a lot of catchable throws.  Has no burst in his game.  Not a good start for Quick.

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Gerell Robinson WR Arizona State

Ht: 6031 Wt: 223 Hand: 10 Arm: 32 1/2

Mon: Solid day for Robinson.  Gets off the line well, physical against opponents and catches the ball with his hands.  Not outstanding but dependable in all areas.

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