Posts Tagged ‘Senior Bowl’

2014 Senior Bowl Day Two Practice Notes: South Team

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

North Dakota State’s Billy Turner would probably like to forget about Tuesday’s practice (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

The North Team braved the winter winds of Mobile this morning, but everyone was really more interested in how South quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and David Fales would handle the conditions.  But the Jaguars’ coaching staff tested the patience of onlookers with an extended stretching session as temperatures dipped into the high 40s.  After the sleep-inducing start, things ramped up, and a productive session was born.  Here’s a look at the South’s Tuesday session. (more…)

2014 Senior Bowl Day Two Practice Notes: North Team

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Colorado State center Weston Richburg impressed onlookers at Tuesday’s North Team practice (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

When I escaped the Game of Thrones-esque, Chicagoland winter for Mobile this week, I’d hoped for warm temperatures, and while it was in the 50s today, steady winds made things chilly.  It was still a fairly comfortable day for my fellow Northerners and me, but the conditions made things interesting for practices today.  Here’s a quick look at how the North team faired on Day Two of Senior Bowl week. (more…)

2014 Senior Bowl: Day One Practice Notes

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald stole the show on Day One of Senior Bowl practices (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

With weigh-ins soaking up the morning hours, first day practices at the Senior Bowl took place at two separate locations.  The South team led off in the early afternoon at Fairhope Stadium, with the North filling the late slot at Ladd Peebles Stadium, the eventual site of the game.
Here’s a quick look at notes from both practice sessions. (more…)

2014 Senior Bowl Weigh-in Notes

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas was one of the “stars” of Senior Bowl weigh-ins (Photo: Matt Gentry-Roanoke Times) Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

There’s little question that the most awkward spectacle of Senior Bowl week is the annual weigh-in, where players parade across a stage wearing boxer briefs and tattoos, stopping first for the for official height measurement (down to the nearest eight of an inch), and then onto the scale.  Player physiques ranged from good to bad to downright ugly, but you won’t hear official scouting terms like “bubble butts” or “moobs” from me.  I will, however, give a quick run down of the highs and the lows from this morning’s beauty pageant. (more…)

2013 Senior Bowl Day Three Practice Notes: North

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Alex Okafor has been outstanding in one-on-one drills this week (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

At Wednesday’s North practice all three quarterbacks looked sharp early throwing against air.  Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib looked the sharpest in terms of anticipation, and later delivered a pretty deep throw to Harvard H-back Kyle Juszczyk.  During early drills, North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon threw behind Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who adjusted nicely to make the catch.  Miami Ohio’s Zac Dysert looked more comfortable today than he had all week, and made a couple of strong deep throws during drills, including one to Oregon running back Kenjon Barner.  Unfortunately, later in the practice Dysert held the ball too long and attempted to scramble, and followed that up by losing a fumble under pressure.  Glennon also fumbled in team drills, but not one of the three QBs threw an interception all morning.  They appear to have finally developed some chemistry with their receivers. (more…)

2013 Senior Bowl Day Two Practice Notes: South

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Quinton Patton is having a strong week of practice down in Mobile (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

Day Two of the South team’s practice started out broken into positional groups, with running backs doing some footwork drills.  It was largely uneventful until Stanford’s Stepfan Taylor tripped over one of the pads.  Taylor recovered to have a terrific day running the ball, displaying excellent vision and burst through the holes in breaking a couple of long runs.  His South teammate, Florida’s Mike Gillislee had a strong day as well, cutting on a dime to break a big gainer.  Both backs caught the ball well in drills and have three down, starting running back potential at the NFL level. (more…)

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