With most NFL teams forming opinions on college players well before the All-Star/pre-draft season, these days of practice are used for equal parts cross-checking and observation.
How does a player look in practice? How does he take coaching? How does he respond to going against equal talent?
Of course, a dominant performance at the Senior Bowl (Lammey brings up 2009 first-round pick Robert Ayers as an example) can have draft-day affects. This is particularly true for positions along the line or “in the pit.” Daily at Senior Bowl practices defensive linemen go one-on-one with their offensive counterparts.
Last year, it was Ayers looking good against first-round tackle Michael Oher. This year, defensive end Brandon Graham is getting attention.
Bradley’s Buzz: Kiper prescribes a pass rush for the Falcons, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Am I the only one that thinks mock drafts at this point in the offseason are a bit ridiculous? I guess it doesn’t matter what I think since I’m obviously looking at them.
A Falcoholic Fireside Chat, The Falcoholic
Got a chance to catch up with “tlozwarlock” of The Falcoholic today on Skype. More to come…
Senior Bowl: Surprising Stars In Mobile, Scout.com
The play of linebacker Donald Butler will be of particular interest this weekend. I’ve read some good things in practice reports (see below).
A Glimpse At Senior Bowl Prospects The Falcons Could Draft, The Falcohlic
Put on your Falcons sweatshirt and grab a pen and notepad. You can play scout when you watch the Senior Bowl on television.
WEDNESDAY UPDATES FROM THE SENIOR BOWL: