Some notes from TFYdraft on Wednesday North practice:
- CB Kyle Wilson: "Except for one pass completion, Wilson had another strong day. Once again he was fast and explosive as well as physical. He plays with a great degree of suddenness and really looks good."
- CB Syd'Quan Thompson: "Thompson showed good ball skills and is effective in press coverage. He possesses decent feet and hips. What he does not have is a second gear and was beaten deep on a number of occasions."
- LB Sean Weatherspoon: "Played physical. He was dishing out some big hits on the ball carriers, but was rarely wrapping them up in the process. Looked comfortable with his coverage assignments and for the most part fought off blocks well."
- LB AJ Edds: "Does a very good job of squaring up on ball carriers and wrapping up. What he lacks in speed and athleticism, he helps make up for a little bit with his fundamentals and effort. Plays smart and was rarely out of position, but it is obvious that he lacks the physical tools of his counterparts."
- DE/DT Jared Odrick: "Unblockable at times throughout this practice. Odrickís combination of length, quickness, and the ability to throw his hands effectively give this defender a decided advantage versus most of his regular opponents. The former Penn State defensive lineman was a constant presence in the backfield and a handful to block."
- DE Austen Lane: "Improvement is the word of the day. Lane flashed more pass rush ability showing multiple moves and varying up his attack points."
- DE Alex Carrington: "Just continues to look solid all around. His has attacked offensive linemen aggressively. He has tremendous power. Today, Shawn Lauvao became his victim as Carrington blew through and over the blocker with the authority one should expect of a penetrator running a proper stunt. Carrington looks more like a potential 5 technique for 34 based teams
with his spectacular play."
- DE Brandon Graham: " An interesting case because Graham continues to be a presence, yet has done nothing truly spectacular to set himself apart as an top talent. He has, and did show the ability, to clean an offensive linemanís hands with ease and blow right past them. He also can get locked up and become a relative non-factor."
- OT/OG Vladimir Ducasse: "Continued to show promise and disappointment. Ducasseís first step while run blocking is simply explosive. One could question if he was jumping the snap or he really has that type of burst in short areas. His pass blocking was highly inefficient. One set he would show a nice kick step while mirroring defenders. Others, the tackle was beaten clean by several opponents."
- OG Mike Iupati: "Today, Iupati bumped out and played more right tackle than he did left tackle yesterday. In this particular case, he was not as overmatched as seen previously. His overall technique is still inconsistent, but he was able to get solid fits in his pass sets and hold pass rushers at bay. One area he looked to improve throughout this process was keeping his shoulders square and the footwork which accompanies such positioning."
- WR Jacoby Ford: "Ford definitely stepped up his game today. He is both quick and fast. Ford nicely makes the reception and quickly transitions from making the catch to running after the reception. He does struggle trying to come away with the ball in a crowd and does not really display the strong hands or the ability to pluck the fast ball from the air."
Senior Bowl: North Practice Page