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 Post subject: Wednesday Sr. Bowl Practice Notes
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:43 pm 
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Added Charles Spencer, who's been having a good week. As if it was in any doubt, hailing from my alma mater of Pitt ;)

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Daryn Colledge

Continues to show sloppy handwork.   He wrestles defenders more than he initiates a proper punch.  Saw some action at guard today.   Had some problems in pass recognition during a defensive line stunt drill.   Titans coaching staff feels Colledge is athletic enough to man one of the wings on the back wedge of the kick off.

D'Brickashaw Ferguson

Everything as advertised.   Just a pure athlete at the position as evidenced by his ability to cut off a safety on the backside of a zone stretch.  In pass protection Ferguson was again smooth, technically sound, and especially showed a strong post leg.   The one downside is when asked to drive a defender off the ball, Ferguson does not get the greatest push.

Davin Joseph

Showed very good agility and an aptitude for pulling and working in space.  His pulls were quick and he recognized his blocks quickly as well.  In pass protection today, Joseph displayed a weak post leg which let multiple defenders beat him underneath.

Marcus McNeill

Powerful but continues to bend at the waist.   Coached up to get more width on his deep set.  Today was McNeill best performance of the week to date.   He showed some power, a nice punch, and very nice lateral quickness.   It appears to look like he is taking to some of the coaching.   Now tomorrow will be the key to see if he can put it all together for once.

Ryan O'Callaghan

Pass protection continues to be stellar.  Has a smooth deep set.  Shown the ability to reestablish the hands.  Even recognized line stunts well.  His run blocking is a bit more suspect.   Tends to lead with his chest instead of his pads, and his pad level overall needs to be lower to be effective.

Jonathan Scott

Coached up at the beginning of practice on the art of a proper punch.  Scott played both sides of the line today at both right and left tackle.  One constant of the week is his quick feet.  The inconsistency continues in other aspects of the game.  Bent at the waist at times.  Even with the extra coaching still struggled with his hand play. And definitely needs to play with a lower pad level.

Jeremy Trueblood

Saw playing time at both tackle position this afternoon.  Pass blocking has continued to be suspect.   Hands are continuously high and in the wrong position.   As a result a couple holding and face masks could have been called on Trueblood.  Also showed a weak post leg and gave up the underneath to a couple defenders.   Did have one highlight pancake in the running game versus Tamba Hali.

Eric Winston

Struggled with his footwork in his pass set all day.  His kick step is not very deep and as such it is harder for him to deal with speed rushers.   Even showed a more lateral kick step, than getting depth, and was corrected on the mistake.  Outside of this one technically aspect, Winston looked athletic, especially in zone blocking.

Guards

Max Jean-Gilles

For a man his size, Jean-Gilles showed surprising athleticism and recognition when asked to block in space.   His timing on his punch is questionable and when it lands they are generally wide of the aiming point.

Deuce Lutui

The bad habit of leading with his head continues.   In one play in particular, Lutui looked like he was shot by a sniper as he missed a block, the defender went by him clean, and he fell flat on his face.  Had a little trouble recognizing movement up front.   Did get to the second level on a few occasions.  Showed potential to be a tremendous roadgrader on a few combo blocks.

Mark Setterstrom

Excelled in reaching the second level.  Continues to be pushed around some by the larger defensive tackles.  Was spotty in his recognition up front.

Charles Spencer (6'5" 338, 3rd to 5th rd. prospect)

From Monday: Terrific practice.  Dominated opponents all afternoon, not giving up an inch of space.  Stayed square and easily controlled defenders once he got his hands into them.
From Tuesday:  The one player who got the best of Gabe Watson today, by even pancaking Watson once.  Spencer showed the ability to get to the second level as well as nice lateral movement.  His punches were late quite often most of the day though.
Wednesday:  Solid all around today.   Arguably the best day of all the line prospects.  Continually had solid fits on his blocks all day.   Showed exceptional strength with his punch.

Centers

Mike Degory

Received reps at both center and left guard.  Degory fired off the ball low and hard today but still struggled to keep his head up and his elbows inside his body. 

Nick Mangold

Saw some action at guard today.  Mangold continued to show ample strength as he was able to wall off some of the stronger and larger defensive tackles.  His lateral quickness has to be brought into question as well as his ability to get to the second level effectively.  Does recognize well and “climbed the ladder” effectively in pass protection.

Defensive Ends

Victor Adenyanju

Raw but showing a lot of promise.  Uses his hands better than most of the other defensive line prospect here currently.   Works his way flat down the line in the running game.   Very aggressive attacking the fullback who was trying to block him thus blowing up a play or two.

Mark Anderson

Very solid day overall.  Anderson continued to play with a good pad level.   One pass rush in particular, he displayed a textbook spin which left the offensive tackle blocking nothing but air.   During the team session, Anderson further displayed his pass rush skills registering a practice sack   His athleticism came apparent when he recognized a boot and kept up step for step with tight end prospect, Marcedes Lewis, in the flat.

Elvis Dumervil

Continuously engulfed at the point of attack. The tight ends had no problem blocking Dumervil one on one.   Even continued to struggle in his pass rush, only once freeing himself up to get to the quarterback. 

Tamba Hali

Rushed the passer out of a two point stance during one-on-one drills.   Puts himself out of position at times by getting too far up field. Does do a good job swatting the hands of lineman.   If he does not swat the hands properly, Hali usually gets swallowed up by larger linemen

Parys Haralson

Even at his size was very impressive against the run today.   On multiple occasion Haralson worked his way across the face to the tackle to extend the play.  Plays quick and low.   Even stepped up as a 1 technique in pass rush drills.

Mathias Kiwanuka

Rushed the passer out of a two point stance during one-on-one drills.  Has not worked or shown any pass rush moves outside of the spin.   Did excel at the point of attack in the running game against double teams.

Manny Lawson

Quickly becoming apparent one of Lawson’s strengths is his recognition.  By recognizing a screen and reacting to it, Lawson picked off a pass.   Later in practice Lawson was not fooled by any boot actions.  He recognizes blocks and scrapes hard down the line of scrimmage.  What a lot of scouts will love is his hustle on and off the field.  Manny continues runs on and off the field.  Also displays a nasty streak to his game.

Darryl Tapp

Also rushed the passer out of a two point stance during one-on-one drills.   One of the smaller defensive linemen here in Mobile; but continues to overpower larger linemen with quick hands, low pad level, and tremendous hip explosion.  Tapp’s closing speed off the edge is the best of any defensive linemen here in Mobile.   Later the offense took advantage of all of Tapp’s strengths with boot action plays, where he was sucked in.

Kamerion Wimbley

Very quick off the snap and shown nice counters in his pass rush.   Registered a practice sack by properly swatting an offensive lineman’s hands.   Struggles greatly when a lineman gets his hands on him though.

Cornerbacks

Will Blackmon

Crosses his feet when shuffling laterally, causing him to be out of position. Displays good technique when manned-up with his receiver and has the speed to stay with his man.

Cedric Griffin

Progressed from day one. Showed tight coverage throughout the day and was excellent covering the slot. He was praised several times but will, at times, not finish the play.

Tye Hill

Changes direction quickly and is in position to make plays. Intercepted one pass during the session and just missed another pick. Blanketed the receivers most of the day.

Darrell Hunter

Loses eye contact with the receiver and the quarterback and wanders off coverage. Was susceptible to the double-move all day and doesn?t explode towards the ball when in flight.

Kelly Jennings

Knowledge of his position and the coverages is evident. Plays to his responsibility and reads the receivers feet well. Had trouble with lateral movement today, perhaps due to the ankle he rolled on Tuesday.

Tim Jennings

Stayed under control and did not fall for jukes from the receivers. Progressed from day one. Had better coverage in shorter fields.

DeMario Minter

Lined up at safety for the majority of practice because the squad was down a player. Looked natural at a position he has not played. Read the plays well and showed solid instincts. Also played cornerback in goal line and performed well.

Anwar Phillips

Plays off-balance which causes him to lose ground in coverage. Does not attack the ball and lets the wide receiver dictate his coverage.  Gave up several long interceptions.

Safeties

Greg Blue

Too concerned with the bump at the line in pass coverage. Cheats on his drops and has to make up ground quickly to compensate. Reads the quarterback?s eyes but loses responsibility as a result.

Daniel Bullocks

Solid speed for over the top support, but the burst is limited to times when he is already in motion running towards the ball. Does not flash stop/start ability.

Roman Harper

Reacts well to when facing the ball. Drops back early to gain depth but does not show explosion to be in position to make a play. Showed better pass coverage with a short field and read the plays well without as much area to cover.

Pat Watkins

Has trouble reading a receiver's movement and does not have make up speed. Was stronger in run support but got struggled shedding blocks.

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These two stood out the most too me:


Tye Hill

Changes direction quickly and is in position to make plays. Intercepted one pass during the session and just missed another pick. Blanketed the receivers most of the day.

DeMario Minter

Lined up at safety for the majority of practice because the squad was down a player. Looked natural at a position he has not played. Read the plays well and showed solid instincts. Also played cornerback in goal line and performed well.

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I'm thinking if we go DE in the first round we should go for Tamba Hali (assuming he's available).

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:08 pm 
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Pudge wrote:

Charles Spencer (6'5" 338, 3rd to 5th rd. prospect)

From Monday: Terrific practice.  Dominated opponents all afternoon, not giving up an inch of space.  Stayed square and easily controlled defenders once he got his hands into them.
From Tuesday:  The one player who got the best of Gabe Watson today, by even pancaking Watson once.  Spencer showed the ability to get to the second level as well as nice lateral movement.  His punches were late quite often most of the day though.
Wednesday:  Solid all around today.   Arguably the best day of all the line prospects.  Continually had solid fits on his blocks all day.   Showed exceptional strength with his punch.



Youu heard it here first! I had him in my mock over a week ago. :D Darnget I shore iz smart! lol

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