Senior Bowl, Day 3: What To Watch For


Today will be one of the last days to get a great look at the players before the speed of practices starts to decline. There are a few players like Cameron Jordan, Leonard Hankerson and Luke Stocker who have really stood out, but guys like Jake Locker, Lee Ziemba, Ryan Kerrigan, and Von Miller could really improve. Sam Acho of Texas would also benefit from an improved practice. It was said that he was trying out new pass rush moves yesterday, and it seemed to really hurt his performance.

It would be nice to see Cameron Jordan against Gabe Carimi during one on one’s. Carimi hasn’t really had many reps at left tackle, but he deserves a look at the position and if performs well against a star like Jordan it could really elevate his stock.

Small school prospects Brandon Fusco and Courtney Smith have had more than enough time to adjust to the speed of the game and need to show during practices that they are ready to handle this level of competition. Both guys have flashed some talent, but their inconsistency has hurt their overall evaluation.

As a whole, the quarterbacks and running backs can improve. No guy has really stood out and they’ve left a lot to be desired. Their receivers need to pick it up as well in order to close the gap on Leonard Hankerson. Hankerson has been by far the best receiver here and has made the other wideouts, aside from Vincent Brown, look ordinary. I am looking for a big day from Titus Young and Jeremy Kerley.

The cornerbacks had a better day yesterday, but I expect their play to go to another level today. Jalil Brown, Kendric Burney and Johnny Patrick have impressed me, however, the rest of the group has been average.