Shawn Zobel

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Senior Bowl Practice: Day 3

Thursday, January 22, 2009


The first three days of the Senior Bowl have passed and we have seen some players' stock move both up and down as the week has progressed. Here are some players that may affect your fantasy drafts next summer.

Sam Houston State QB Rhett Bomar – By far the best and most consistent quarterback down here in Mobile, Bomar has shown great arm strength along with a very quick release. Bomar has separated himself from Graham Harrell and is now the top senior quarterback in this year's draft. He may be a year or two away from starting in the NFL, but he definitely has the tools to be successful at the next level. Bomar projects as a third round pick.

Purdue RB Kory Sheets – Coming into the week not many people flinched when Sheets was added to the Senior Bowl's roster to replace Javon Ringer (knee surgery). After the first three days, scouts have indeed flinched, and have begun to take notice at what Sheets is capable of. He has very soft hands out of the backfield and has shown great shiftiness and elusiveness in the open field. Sheets has gone from an undrafted free agent to a mid-round pick.

Liberty RB Rashad Jennings – Jennings hasn't been outstanding this week, but among all the running backs down here he may have the best chance of being an instant impact player. He has great size along with very good power and strength. Jennings could be another Matt Forte this year. Jennings is more of a mid-round selection.

Penn State WR Derrick Williams – Williams has separated himself and is now the top senior receiver in many scouts' eyes. He has shown excellent quickness in and out of his breaks along with terrific explosiveness in the open field. He also offers some potential in the return game. Williams should be taken in the second round.

Cal Poly WR Ramses Barden – Barden's outstanding frame (6-6, 227 lbs) has stood out the most this week. With the longest arms of any player at the Senior Bowl, he has also shown the ability to snatch the ball out of the air. With his great size, he's capable of shielding away the defender and is often difficult to bring down. Barden could go as high as the second round.

Oklahoma WR Juaquin Iglesias – Iglesias is a complete, pro-ready receiver who does everything well. He catches the ball with reliable hands, runs crisp routes, and is capable of being a deep threat. Iglesias, in some people's eyes, is the top senior receiver, or is competing with Williams to be the first senior off the board at this position.

Ole Miss WR Mike Wallace – The former Rebel receiver has really flashed this week. He has very good quickness and explosiveness in and out of his breaks, and has made his fair share of acrobatic catches. Wallace has raised his draft stock from a late-round pick, to a potential early Day 2 pick if he runs well at the Combine.

Oklahoma State WR Brandon Pettigrew – There is no doubt that Pettigrew could be an impact player in the NFL. With very good hands and great blocking ability, Pettigrew is a complete player at the tight end position. With his outstanding frame (6-5, 257 lbs), Pettigrew could be a great red-zone threat for the team that drafts him. Pettigrew should be taken in the first round.


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