Senior Bowl Week – Practice

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Frank Coyle

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NFL Postseason

Senior Bowl Week

Weigh-in and Practices

National Team – Monday

The Senior Bowl week has begun with the usual surprises at the Weigh-in followed by the early practices. The National team worked out in the morning and showcased a strong overall club. The National club featured two highly regarded QBs in Michael Penix Jr., 6024, 212 and Bo Nix, 6017, 218. Both adjusted nicely to the setting and took command immediately. Penix throws an accurate deep ball along with a strong arm. Nix moved well in the pocket and was accurate and good timing to hit receivers in stride. Runners, MarShawn Lloyd, 5091,217 and Rasheen Ali, 5113, 204 had an impressive first day practice. Floyd displayed quick footwork to slide in the hole, change directions and a quick burst into the second level. Ali ran strong with the burst to get into the secondary. He also caught the ball well. Wideouts, Devontez Walker, 6014, 197 and Roman Wilson, 5104, 186 shined in the Tuesday morning practice. Walker was smooth into his routes with the burst to separate. He worked well from the outside and the slot. Wilson ran crisp routes and showed natural speed to run vertical routes. He moved easily through coverage and separated well. TE Theo Johnson, 6060, 257 displayed soft hands and fine length. He moved well in routes with good footwork to create separation and provide a sure target. OT Taliese Fuaga, 6057, 332 was imposing physically and moved easily in his slide and into the second level. He has great length and core strength that was evident on every snap. He pancaked edge defender Laiatu Latu in a one-on-one drill. He impressed scouts immediately and looks NFL ready. OC Jackson Powers-Johnson, 6032, 334 showed power and quickness with heavy hands to control nose tackles. He was quick to strike defenders with the mobility to adjust and reset nicely. RT Roger Rosengarten, 6054, 311 displayed sound technique and the ability to anchor and adjust to secondary moves. He helped his cause in the first practice.

DL Gabe Hall, 6056, 298 flashed quickness and strong hands to win early on the down. He moved around the front and gained penetration consistently. DL Marshawn Kneeland, 6030, 268 showed power as a bull rusher. He held the edge well in run support and impressed overall. Edge Laiatu Latu, 6046, 261 was explosive on the snap and was flexible thru the rush. He used his hands well to keep blockers off his body. Edge Brandon Dorlus, 6031, 272 was active from the outside. He held the edge well in run support. LB Adisa Isaac, 6045, 250 was quick off the edge flashing power and strong hands to win vs bigger blockers. He shows quickness to move along the line to pursue to finish. LB Payton Wilson, 6041, 234 was active as expected. He reads plays quickly with the athleticism to beat blockers to the hole. He uses his hands well to separate and slip blockers to finish. CB Quinyon Mitchell, 6003, 195 was impressive in coverage. He moves easily and opens his hips quickly to break on the ball. He ran stride for stride with top receivers with the instincts to locate the ball and compete for the pass. S Josh Proctor, 6014, 198 shows NFL size and athleticism. He ability to cover is still raw and needs work, though his athleticism allows him to make up for mistakes.

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Frank Coyle/ Head scout


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