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TCU senior CB Kevin White played "sticky coverage in practice with excellent coordination and footwork to flip his hips and redirect his momentum on the move," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He did get beat vertically at times, but he showed the recovery speed to gain ground, find the football and break up the play," Brugler wrote. The analyst was one of many who lauded White's play at the Senior Bowl. ESPN's Todd McShay wrote after the event that White "had a really good week [at the Senior Bowl], displaying very good route recognition skills and football instincts to go with excellent quickness and athleticism." The 5-foot-10, 174-pound White is graded by CBS as a Rds. 4-5 prospect.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 27 - 1:41 AM

NFL scouts "love" LSU senior OT La'El Collins' "tenacity and physicality, though he'll occasionally get off-balance, leaving him vulnerable to swim moves," noted CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"Collins took the majority of his snaps at left tackle," Rang wrote. "He did slide inside to left guard late in the practice, demonstrating good initial quickness and terrific power to drive defenders off the ball." Collins "has the same type of body as Maurkice Pouncey and plays tough like Pouncey, too," an AFC offensive line coach told NFL.com recently. Collins led Tiger offensive linemen during the regular season with 792 snaps and 84.5 knockdowns and was named first-team All-SEC.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 27 - 1:21 AM

NFL Media's Mike Mayock believes Iowa redshirt senior DT Carl Davis may have pushed into the first round with his performance at the Senior Bowl.

"On tape at Iowa, he flashed, here he did way more than that. He played every snap, he showed athleticism, an ability to push the pocket and get to the quarterback," Mayock said Saturday. "He may have elevated himself right into the first round and that's what this game is all about." A panel of NFL scouts named Davis as the Senior Bowl's most outstanding practice player. Davis had only 3.5 career sacks at Iowa. His game is gap control, run prevention and sheer physicality. Davis recently said he models his game after Lions' DT Ndamukong Suh.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 27 - 1:06 AM

Auburn QB/DB Nick Marshall had five tackles for the South -- matching the game high -- at Saturday's Senior Bowl.

Your optimism should be tentative -- evaluators respect the game itself so little that many bolt after practices conclude -- but optimism is optimism. Marshall's shift to defensive back on short notice went as well as could have been expected. CBS Sports' Rob Rang reported that he showed off "undeniable athleticism" in his shift to CB. "Given that the 2015 class of cornerbacks is considered average, at best, it isn't out of the question that he could emerge as a top 100 candidate with a strong performance this week," Rang wrote.
Jan 27 - 12:53 AM

Toledo G/C Greg Mancz (labrum) won't be able to participate in the combine, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Mancz underwent surgery last week to repair a torn labrum suffered during Shrine Game practices. "While he won’t be able to participate in the combine, the timing of the surgery means the Toledo senior will be on target for full recovery by training camp this year," Pauline wrote. "The play occurred during Tuesday’s practice and it was immediately evident Mancz had suffered some type of injury."
Jan 27 - 12:39 AM

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said of Miami (Ohio) senior CB Quinten Rollins: "For a guy who has no clue what he’s doing, I couldn’t believe the level of play he performed at this year."

"I’m totally intrigued," NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said. "He’s got great ball skills." The 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins, a four-year basketball starter, transitioned to football in 2014. He won MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors with seven interceptions, 16 passes defensed and 72 tackles. "I’m a clean slate," Rollins said. "I’m open to learning…. I got a lot to learn. Once I learnt that, the sky’s the limit. In college, I really didn’t have a system. I can come in and be open to the new skills they’re going to teach me and go from there." The New York Daily News believes Rollins could be a fit for the Jets. "He is so raw that you’re teaching him your way," Mayock said. "The only concern I have is I don’t know how fast he is. I think he’s really quick, but I don’t know how fast he is. I think an important number for him is going to be his 40(-yard dash) at the Combine."
Jan 27 - 12:26 AM

The Guardian's Matt Rybaltowski believes Texas senior CB Quandre Diggs "could be a mid-round steal" for "teams looking for a nickel defensive back."

"Diggs made one of the plays of the game [at the Senior Bowl] when he tricked Bryan Bennett into thinking he was in man coverage in the slot, before leaving his position in a zone scheme to jump a route intended for Central Florida receiver Rannell Hall," Rybaltowski wrote. "At Texas, Diggs flourished in a nickel role – the same position manned by his brother Quentin Jammer, a 12-year NFL veteran." The two-time All Big-12 selection finished ninth all-time in school history with 11 career interceptions. Diggs essentially started from the day he stepped onto campus. The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder can play outside as well as manning the slot.
Jan 27 - 12:12 AM

The Guardian's Matt Rybaltowski observed that TCU senior CB Kevin White "impressed scouts with his feistiness and veritable ball skills and that might by why he drew comparisons with former team-mate Jason Verrett, another smaller corner from TCU."

"Scouts are constantly in search of a tall, physical corner to replicate the success of Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner," Rybaltowski wrote. "White has been forced to play bigger than his dimensions." The 5-foot-10, 174-pound White generated plenty of buzz in Mobile last week. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks recently wrote that was "convinced" that White's "cover skills translate well to the pro game." White looks like a mid-round prospect at the moment.
Jan 26 - 11:59 PM

Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder "had a great week from start to finish" at the Senior Bowl, according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

"He projects as a slot receiver due to his size (5-foot-8, 174 pounds), not a No. 1 target, but he had a great week from start to finish," McShay wrote. "He displayed very good quickness and hands, and he created a lot of separation in his routes, setting up defenders with subtle shoulder and head fakes that allowed him to break free and provide his QBs with an open target." The 5-foot-8, 174-pound Crowder has been compared to Brandin Cooks, Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton.
Jan 26 - 11:46 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that the Seahawks like Colorado State redshirt senior OT Ty Sambrailo.

"With James Carpenter slated to hit the open market in two months and Russell Okung up for free agency in 2016, there’s been a long held belief the Seattle Seahawks will make offensive line a priority in April’s draft," Pauline wrote. "Its been passed around the internet the team likes Colorado State’s Tyler Sambrailo, something I’ve known since October and was confirmed earlier this week." Pauline reported in October that Sambrailo is receiving grades from a top 45 choice all the way down to a fifth-round prospect. An AFC Scout speaking to NFL.com last month said Sambrailo is "athletic" and "probably best suited to play on the right side or even at guard."
Jan 26 - 11:33 PM

Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett "was the fastest player in Mobile this week -- by a lot -- and he might be the fastest player in the 2015 class," wrote ESPN's Todd McShay.

"His ability to accelerate off his cuts is a trait he shares with all of the NFL's elite speed threats (I compared it Wednesday to in-his-prime Chris Johnson)," McShay wrote. "But it's about more than just speed with him. He plays under control, getting in and out of his breaks quickly to create separation, and he has very good ball skills." The 5-foot-9 5/8, 183-pounds Dorsett has 4.3 wheels. The burner has said he molds his game after Steelers WR Antonio Brown and Ravens WR Steve Smith.
Jan 26 - 11:19 PM

Norfolk State redshirt senior LB Lynden Trail is drawing serious interest from the Giants, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Earlier this week I stated the New York Giants have taken a liking to Lynden Trail of Norfolk State," Pauline wrote. "Later that day I was told general manager Jerry Reese was making calls inquiring about Trail during the early evening hours. Dimensions wise Trail compares to Jason Pierre-Paul." Trail, a former prep stud who began his career at Florida, is a 6-foot-7, 260-pounder who runs a 4.67 forty. He has otherworldly gifts and mediocre game tape.
Jan 26 - 11:05 PM

Miami senior TE Clive Walford "has a chance to capitalize [on a weak TE class] by being one of the first ones to go off the board," according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

"Speed was a question mark entering this week, but he showed plenty of it to go with very good athleticism, size (6-4, 254 pounds) and ball skills," McShay wrote. "Moreover, he can hold his own as an inline blocker, adding to his versatility." NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said last week that Walford is "the most explosive tight end in this year's draft." The analyst was impressed with Walford's versatility and said he expected the TE to run a 40-yard dash around 4.65, which Mayock said would be "tremendous" for his size. Walford posted 44 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns this season.
Jan 26 - 10:51 PM

Auburn redshirt junior WR Sammie Coates surprised onlookers by reporting to the Senior Bowl up 10 pounds from his collegiate weight, reported The Guardian's Matt Rybaltowski.

"Coates might not be a carbon copy of Terrell Owens, but the added muscle could help his cause in the coming months," Rybaltowski wrote. "On Saturday, he appeared to make a spectacular touchdown catch on a back-shoulder fade from Blake Sims, but was unable to get his second foot down in the left corner of the end zone. Coates’ stature and skill set are similar to that of Dwayne Bowe, a 2010 Pro Bowl wideout with the Chiefs. With Bowe on the wrong side of 30 and the Chiefs struggling at receiver, Coates could be a nice fit in Kansas City." The 6-foot-2, 213-pound wideout has "[Terrell Owens'] body, [Odell Beckham Jr.'s] burst and [Darrius Heyward-Bey's] hands," NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah wrote recently. Colleague Lance Zierlein added that Coates has "some of the worst hands" he's seen on tape.
Jan 26 - 10:37 PM

OSU WR Devin Smith "proved that he could be as effective on shorter passes by breaking off his routes quickly on digs and comebacks [at Senior Bowl] practice," noted The Guardian's Matt Rybaltowski.

"Smith also demonstrated his passion for the game by delivering a massive hit on kickoff coverage on Saturday," Rybaltowski wrote. It was vitally important for Smith to prove that he wasn't a one-trick pony last week, and he did so. Some analysts rate Smith as a first-rounder. He posted 12 touchdowns on 33 receptions in 2014, leading the NCAA with a score every 2.75 catches.
Jan 26 - 10:23 PM



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