Some notes from Wes Bunting at National Football Post:
- "South Florida safety Nate Allen has been impressive this week. Not only does he display good instincts and ball skills in coverage, he also possesses by far the best footwork of any safety on the South. Allen looks fluid when asked to get out of his breaks and does a nice job getting up to speed quickly. Heís very quietly been one of the most impressive prospects here."
USC S Taylor Mays
- "USCís Taylor Mays continued to struggle generating any kind of burst when asked to click and close and routinely getting high in his drop and being forced to gather himself in coverage. On top of that, he lacks the type of instincts needed to consistently get good jumps on the ball and always looks to be playing from behind. If I had my choice between Mays and Allen at this stage, my pick would be Allen."
- "I havenít been the biggest fan of LSUís Ciron Black this season, but I did come away impressed with his performance Wednesday when he lined up some at guard. He exhibited good power at the point of attack, looked smooth through contact and did a nice job staying on blocks. I never considered Black to be a legitimate left tackle prospect, but the brief preview we got of him at guard was promising."
- "Another guy who flashed at another position Wednesday was Troy defensive end Cameron Sheffield, who got some time at linebacker during one-on-one coverage drills and surprisingly showed well. He was fluid when asked to change directions, maintained his balanced and generated a good closing burst toward the football. Plus, the fact that he possesses the first step needed to rush the passer makes me think Sheffield could end up being a contributing 3-4 OLB."
- "Unfortunately for South Floridaís George Selvie, he wasnít nearly as impressive as Sheffield in coverage. Selvie looked stiff and was absolutely out of his element in space. He also hasnít faired real well generating pressure off the edge all week and looks little more than a reserve-type lineman at the next level."
- "Itís obvious when watching Tennessee defensive tackle Dan Williams that the man is one powerful individual. Heís consistently able to overwhelm opposing linemen on contact and generates a great deal of power from his lower half. However, he hasnít quite had the type of week many expected. Heís not a guy who is overly explosive off the snap and doesnít do a good job using his hands to disengage from blocks inside. Iím not saying that there isnít a place for him in the NFL, but I donít think heís worthy of being graded out as an impact-caliber defensive lineman."
- "He may be out of his element in coverage, but South Carolina outside linebacker Eric Norwood knows how to rush the passer. He was absolutely dominant Wednesday, beating running backs/fullbacks with ease in one-on-one drills, and I definitely seem him as a guy who can create pressure off the edge as a 3-4 rush linebacker."
- " Alabama offensive guard Mike Johnson isnít the most physically imposing of lineman out there, but at 6-5 he plays with good leverage and can really stick to blocks through the play. He did a nice job maximizing his reach into blocks and can generate good power on his punch on contact. He grades out as a potential dirty starter at the next level."
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