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 Post subject: Monday Sr. Bowl Practice Notes: DE
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:56 pm 
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Just some of the practice notes on some of the guys we've talked about here. All comes from Scout.com

DEFENSIVE ENDS

Mark Anderson (6'4" 254)

Showed nice burst off the edge as well as a couple nice pass rush moves. The best was a beautifully executed push/pull to get past Marcus McNeill. Anderson overall was quick off the edge but showed more strength at the point of attack than expected. Also received a few reps at linebacker today (the only ‘tweener’ prospect on the South side to do so) showing a competence at jamming the tight end off the line.

Elvis Dumervil (5'11" 258)

Disappointing first day. Dumervil was ineffective both against the run and the pass. His assortment of pass rush moves were stoned all day, never beating a lineman cleanly once. His one play of the day was surprisingly against the run as he beat his opposing lineman across the fact to make one play in the backfield.

Parys Haralson (6'1" 250)

A bit of a surprise on the first day, as one of the defensive line’s better performers. Haralson showed very nice quickness of the edge, culminating beautifully in a spin move which completely befuddled the opposing lineman.

Manny Lawson (6'5" 240)

The most athletic player along the defensive front here in Mobile. His drops in punt protection were VERY smooth and could give an indication as to his comfortability as possible linebacker. Explosive off the line. Does a great job getting across the face of lineman on all downblocks which leads him to make more than his share of plays in the running game. Uses his hands effectively. One point even showed his strength by blowing Marcus McNeill into the backfield on a bulrush.

Kamerion Wimbley (6'3" 245)

One of the more flexible players during stretching. At one pointed destroyed Jon Scott by literally putting him on his backside. Did show a tendency to attempt too many pass rush moves, thus rendering him ineffective.

Tamba Hali (6'2" 267)

Displayed great edge speed as well as the ability to flatten, change direction and pursue from the backside. Very quick as well. Had trouble getting off blocks.

Mathias Kiwanuka (6'5" 262)

Struggled most of the day. Did not beat a single block in pass protection drills. Looked better against the run. Coaches were screaming at him in scrimmage to "get off the ball quickly".

Darryl Tapp (6'1" 257)

First move lineman who could not get off blocks. Beat opponents with quickness and speed yet for the most part was handled through the afternoon.

It would seem a number of these guys have brighter futures at OLB than at DE. The smallest NFL starter at DE is 6-1/260. And anybody below 6-4/275 is considered undersized.

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