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    I thought a separate thread was warranted for practice notes from the Senior Bowl this week.

    The first tidbits I've been able to find are from Todd McShay at ESPN:

    Scouts Inc.: Updates from 2010 Senior Bowl practices - ESPN

    Among the notes of interest:

    - "Tebow and West Virginia QB Jarrett Brown are having similar problems with their footwork. Tebow looks heavy-footed right now and at times is seemingly in slow motion. He is thinking too much and not reacting, and he sailed a pass in the flat." A further note: "Tebow is continuing to struggle under center. His timing and rhythm are off, even for a quarterback working with new receivers. He also seems to be having problems reading the defense, which combined with his elongated release makes him late on some throws. However, he is not hanging his head and is remaining positive and embracing the leadership role." And also: "Tebow is getting off to a rocky start. He's fumbled three snaps, including two in a row, his footwork is choppy and he's taking false steps at times, and he's throwing behind and short-hopping some receivers. He just does not yet look comfortable under center."

    - "USC S Taylor Mays had a highlight-reel hit on Citadel WR Andre Roberts on a seam route and dislodged the ball, but on the very next play Oklahoma State QB Zac Robinson overthrew Alabama TE Colin Peek and Mays could have had an easy interception but was looking for the big hit instead and completely missed the ball."

    - "Missouri OLB Sean Weatherspoon is not closing quickly enough in coverage. He also took a false step during the team run period that led to a big run by Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount."

    - "Among the defensive linemen, DTs Dan Williams and Terrence Cody are stuffing the run as expected but need to show refinement as pass rushers. Cody's one move is the bull rush while we'd like to see Williams use his hands better to disengage and finish his rush."

    - "Clemson WR Jacoby Ford has speed but marginal hands. He has had one drop already and several bobbles."

    - "Wisconsin DE/OLB O'Brien Schofield just limped off the field after going against UMass OL Vladimir Ducasse. We'll have to see if that affects him the remainder of the day and perhaps the rest of the week." Previously noted: "Not surprisingly, Wisconsin DE O'Brien Schofield is the quickest defensive lineman during bag drills. He is vastly undersized and will have to move to outside linebacker, which he showed he could do during Shrine Game practices."
     
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    I heard that Taylor Price and Kyle Wilson had very good practices, while Tony Pike and Sean Canfield didn't look great.
     
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    Scouts Inc. did note: "Ohio WR Taylor Price has been the star of practice so far today. He's a legitimate vertical threat who is catching everything thrown in his direction."
     
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    Does Austen Lane look fluid enough to play OLB? What about Brandon Graham?

    Good notes.
     
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    All we saw was one-on-one rush drills and stack/shed drills. Both looked great in each.
     
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    It would beat the crappy weather I am in... but no. Thank god for NFL Network. :)
     
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    Let me get my rant against the poor job NFL network's director is doing, it would be really nice if his camera was looking at the same action Mayock & Co. are discussing. Watching a player running back to get into line while Mayock is talking about the battle going on the field is absolutely abysmal management of the camera crews.
     
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    I will definitely verify the crappy weather ;)

    Also, I'm not surprised to see Tebow struggle. 3rd round TE/FB imo
     
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    Yeah, I was shocked that they continually showed highlights and garbage when the practice was going on behind them...
     
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    They show highlights all the time as Mayock talks about a player's history, that's always irked me, but the director really had me swearing at the TV with his poor job of camera switching today.
     
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    Senior Bowl: South Practice Page

    Some South practice notes are up. Three from my Pats prospects list have impressed:

    WR Andre Roberts, Citadel 5106 192

    OL Mike Johnson, Alabama 6053 306

    DB Parrish Cox, Oklahoma State 5112 189
     
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    #75 Jersey

    From: Senior Bowl Buzz: Monday Night

    Damn :(
     
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    Another prospect I'm interested in is CB Kyle Wilson, Boise St. No notes on him yet for the North squad.

    Any info on him -- please pass it on.
     
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    :ditto:
    For ANY prospect to get seriously injured just before his career gets started -- really stinks. :(
     
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    Check my post from earlier - Wilson looked great.
     
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    Good notes -- thanks. I know he's a player -- just have to check on his intangibles (same with all prospects), to keep him on the list.
     
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    It does not sound good:

    University of Wisconsin defensive end O'Brien Schofield has gone to a local hospital for a magnetic resonance imaging exam to examine his damaged left knee, according to a league source.

    It's believed that Schofield has suffered a severe knee injury.

    During the opening practice today for the North squad, Schofield was writhing in pain on the ground at Ladd-Peeples Stadium and screamed after getting tangled up with University of Massachusetts offensive tackle Vladimir Ducasse.

    Schofield had been beating Ducasse up the field on a regular basis during one-on-one drills before getting hurt.

    Schofield wasn't able to put any weight on his left leg.

    It's regarded as one of the most serious injuries incurred during a Senior Bowl practice in recent memory.

    The 6-foot-2, 238-pounder's draft stock could be negatively affected by this setback.

    Named the defensive Most Valuable Player during an eye-catching East -West Shrine Game performance, Schofield has been praised for his potential as a hybrid defensive end-outside linebacker.

    Now, his status is up in the air as he awaits his MRI results.


    Wilson: Schofield injury update | National Football Post
     
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    01/25/10 - O'Brien Schofield's impressive pre-draft push is over, as the Wisconsin defensive end/linebacker suffered a torn ACL on Monday during Senior Bowl practice, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting. This is a very unfortunate mishap for Schofield, who had improved his draft stock after a strong showing last week during the East-West Shrine Game in Orlando. The Badgers star stood out in practice as he transitioned from defensive end to linebacker, and he earned defensive MVP honors in the game after recording an interception and three tackles. Colleague Todd McShay wrote extensively about Schofield during Shrine Game prep last week. Schofield was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2009 after recording 24.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. He ranked second nationally in tackles for loss behind Michigan's Brandon Graham and tied for sixth in sacks. NFL teams that play the 3-4 should continue to look at Schofield as an outside linebacker, though this type of injury will limit his availability in 2010. - Adam Rittenberg, ESPN via NFL Draft Scout
     
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