Live Blog: Today's Senior Bowl Practice

Each January in Mobile, Alabama, the auditions for the NFL Draft kick into high gear. These practices can change draft positions and make careers. Join the Scout.com team as we track every major development during today's senior bowl practice.

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Posted by:  Scout Senior Bowl Team
at 01/25/2010 05:27 PM ET

That's a Wrap

Practice has ended for both squads, who gather in the middle of the field. Join us later tonight for tons of Senior Bowl coverage here on Scout.com!


Posted by:  Chris Steuber
at 01/25/2010 05:23 PM ET

Blount Makes Strides

Oregon RB Legarette Blount is quietly having a good day. He's finishing all of his runs and is doing his best to make scouts forget about the Boise State mess. Blount needs to impress this week, as he has over a dozen running backs ahead of him on our draft board.


Posted by:  Bill Huber
at 01/25/2010 05:22 PM ET

South Defense Strong

The South defense is dominating in team drills. There's no contact, but the defense is controlling the action.


Posted by:  Bill Huber
at 01/25/2010 05:20 PM ET

Ducasse Gets Time At OT

Vladimir Ducasse, who has played well in the week's first practice, is projected by some as an OG, but is working at OT some today. Does your team need OL help. FIND YOUR FAVORITE TEAM ON SCOUT.COM!


Posted by:  Tim Yotter
at 01/25/2010 05:17 PM ET

Strong Leg from ECU

East Carolina punter Matt Dodge looks like he has a pro leg, but he needs to find a bit more consistency. He has hit a few 45-yarders with hang time, but also a couple of low liners. (Scout's Punter Rankings)


Posted by:  Bill Huber
at 01/25/2010 05:15 PM ET

Washington Disrupting

TCU LB Daryl Washington, Scout's fourth-ranked middle linebacker, has spending most of day in backfield.


Posted by:  Tim Yotter
at 01/25/2010 05:12 PM ET

Tiffin Loses Footing

Alabama kicker Leigh Tiffin lost his footing on one kick and sent it into the back of his offensive linemen's legs. Otherwise Tiffin was decent in his opportunities. Tiffin is ranked right after Brett Swenson in Scout's PK rankings.


Posted by:  Tim Yotter
at 01/25/2010 05:11 PM ET

Mays Delivers the KO

USC safety Taylor Mays is patrolling the middle of the field and looking for the knockout punches. He got one againt The Citadel WR Andre Roberts, hitting him as the ball arrived and knocking it loose.


Posted by:  Tim Yotter
at 01/25/2010 05:10 PM ET

QB Brown Impressing

West Virginia QB Jarrett Brown is showing some excellent pocket presence. He also has the strongest arm of the South quarterbacks.


Posted by:  Ed Thompson
at 01/25/2010 05:09 PM ET

Upchurch Heads Down the Boards

Alabama RB Roy Upchurch dropped a short pass that hit him in the hands -- chest high -- while standing wide open beneath coverage about 5 yards downfield.


Posted by:  Tim Yotter
at 01/25/2010 05:07 PM ET

Cox Snags a Pick

Oklahoma State CB Perrish Cox cut under a route by Jeremy Williams for an interception of QB Jarrett Brown. It would have been a pick six in game conditions.


Posted by:  Chris Steuber
at 01/25/2010 05:05 PM ET

Canfield Riding Rollercoaster

Oregon State QB Sean Canfield has had an up-and-down day. He fumbled two snaps in 11-on-11 drills, but showed better-than-advertised zip on his ball. Canfield is rated as the tenth best QB in Scout's ratings.


Posted by:  Bill Huber
at 01/25/2010 05:03 PM ET

Swenson Shows Long Leg

PK Brett Swenson of Michigan State showing a good leg on kickoffs, reaching the 10, 5, 7, 9, 13, and 6 despite booting into a stiff wind.


Posted by:  Chris Steuber
at 01/25/2010 05:00 PM ET

Ducasse Doing Well in 11-on-11s

UMass OG Vladimir Ducasse played well in 11-on-11 drills. He did a nice job sealing defenders inside and sprung LeGarrette Blount loose for a long gain


Posted by:  Tim Yotter
at 01/25/2010 04:59 PM ET

Tebow Showing Improvement

Florida QB Tim Tebow is showing his leaderships skills and personality, but his accuracy was off early. He was better in 7 on 7, but his receivers dropped a few passes. Alabama TE Colin Peek dropped an easy pass that went right off his hands.


Posted by:  Ed Thompson
at 01/25/2010 04:58 PM ET

Lamarr Houston Looking Sharp

Texas DL Lamarr Houston is showing a really aggressive burst and punch at the snap.


Posted by:  Chris Steuber
at 01/25/2010 04:56 PM ET

North Special Teams

The North team is going through special teams right now. Mardy Gilyard and Jacoby Ford are sure-handed returners but safety Terrell Skinner had problems.


Posted by:  Ed Thompson
at 01/25/2010 04:53 PM ET

Byers Shutting Down Cody

USC offensive lineman Jeff Byers twice kept Alabama defensive lineman Terrence Cody tied up so long that Cody looked worn out after the second effort.


Posted by:  Tim Yotter
at 01/25/2010 04:52 PM ET

WR Cooper Standing Out

About halfway through the first South team practice, Florida WR Riley Cooper looks the most polished at his position.


Posted by:  Chris Steuber
at 01/25/2010 04:48 PM ET

Graham Thrills Scouts

Michigan DE/OLB Brandon Graham showed great speed and a strong swim move working against Virginia Tech OT Ed Wang in one-on-one drills. Scouts are raving about him. (Graham is the top-ranked OLB in Scout's rankings.)


Posted by:  Scout Senior Bowl Team
at 01/25/2010 04:44 PM ET

Small Frame, Good Hands

Despite his 5-8 frame, Clemson WR Jacoby Ford has caught everything thrown his way after dropping the first pass of the day. Ford's size hasn't stopped him from reaching the top 20 of wide receivers.


Posted by:  Ed Thompson
at 01/25/2010 04:43 PM ET

Citadel WR Showing Speed

Citadel WR Andre Roberts is coming off the line with really good speed that is causing cornerbacks to drop back, allowing him to cut underneath with good separation. He's made three consecutive catches, including a pair against LSU's Harry Coleman.


Posted by:  Chris Steuber
at 01/25/2010 04:40 PM ET

Tony Pike Not Impressing Yet

Cincinnati QB Tony Pike is struggling today. He's displaying an average arm, bad timing, and no touch downfield. Hopefully he does better with his full uniform on. Pike has a lot of buzz this year, but is ranked fifth on Scout's QB board.


Posted by:  Tim Yotter
at 01/25/2010 04:39 PM ET

Webb Breaks Free, But...

UAB WR Jeff Webb worked himself open on a deep route but dropped a ball that went right off his hands.


Posted by:  Tim Yotter
at 01/25/2010 04:38 PM ET

One for the Vols

Tennessee DL Dan Williams buried USC OL Jeff Byers during one-on-one drills.


Posted by:  Bill Huber
at 01/25/2010 04:36 PM ET

Dan s=71& Throwing Well

Central Michigan's Dan LeFevour is throwing the best deep out among the North QBs today. Later, however, he throws a bad ball to the tight end on a crossing pattern.


Posted by:  Adam Caplan
at 01/25/2010 04:33 PM ET

South QBs Struggle on Long Throws

Tim Tebow, like the other two QBs on the South roster, is having a hard time driving the ball down field past 20 yards.


Posted by:  Ed Thompson
at 01/25/2010 04:31 PM ET

Taylor Mays Physical in Practice

USC's Taylor Mays was the most consistently physical and successful CB on that last drill in the South Practice. He uses his hands and upper body really well during initial contact at the line. Mays is behind only Tennessee's Eric Berry in Scout's rankings of safeties.


Posted by:  Ed Thompson
at 01/25/2010 04:28 PM ET

WR Cooper, CB Murphy Impressing

As the South practice, cornerbacks are lining up on the wide receivers at the line of scrimmage to show their abilty to disrupt their route at the snap. Florida WR Riley Cooper has been impressive and very physical battling past every CB so far. South Florida CB Jerome Murphy was the only one who truly tied him up.


Posted by:  Tim Yotter, VikingUpdate.com
at 01/25/2010 04:25 PM ET

Tebow Helping Out

Florida QB Tim Tebow is already showing his intelligence early on the South team. He has been helping other QBs and skill players with plays. Senior Bowl week is critical for Tebow to show NFL teams he can be successful at the next level.



Posted by:  Bill Huber
at 01/25/2010 04:13 PM ET

Gilyard Sharp Early

Mardy Gilyard looks sharp - showing quick hands in short-range catching drills in the early going.


Posted by:  Ed Thompson
at 01/25/2010 04:12 PM ET

South Squad Warms Up

The South squad is running players through warmup drills by position group under the direction of the Miami Dolphins coaching staff.


Posted by:  Chris Steuber
at 01/25/2010 04:08 PM ET

Mizzou WR Stumbles Early

WR Danario Alexander dropped two balls and ran a bad rout on an out pattern. Scouts are intrigued with the 6-4, 221 lb reciever after he hauled in 117 passes in 2009. CLICK HERE to see our wide receiver rankings.


Posted by:  Bill Huber, PackerReport.com
at 01/25/2010 04:04 PM ET

We Have a Miss

PK Brett Swenson misses from the 40 during a field goal drill. Swenson is a well-regarded PK from Michigan State, but there are previous few NFL jobs available and he needs to do well this week.


Posted by:  Chris Steuber
at 01/25/2010 03:56 PM ET

North Team Getting Ready

The North team is going through warmups with their trainer. They're in shoulder pads and shorts and getting ready for drills.


Posted by:  Chris Steuber
at 01/25/2010 03:48 PM ET

LaFell, Williams Disappoint

In speaking with scouts, there are a handful who are disappointed that Brandon LaFell and Trent Williams decided not to attend the Senior Bowl. Both players are highly rated in Scout's Draft Rankings. LaFell is the third-rated wide receiver, and Williams is the second-rated tackle.


Posted by:  Scout Senior Bowl Team
at 01/25/2010 02:59 PM ET

Check out the Insider Blog

Adam Caplan has started up his Insider Blog with all kinds of great buzz from the sidelines and one-time smoke-filled rooms in Mobile, Alabama. Click here to check it out!


Posted by:  Adam Caplan, Scout.com
at 01/25/2010 02:22 PM ET

Ducasse Gets Early Interest

University of Massachusetts OLT Vladimir Ducasse met with the Chiefs, Panthers, and Jaguars last night. Some teams believe he can play guard, right tackle, or left tackle. He's projected to be selected in the second round. For more on Ducasse, CLICK HERE.


Posted by:  Scout Senior Bowl Team
at 01/25/2010 02:14 PM ET

Practice Begins at 3:45PM ET

The Scout.com Senior Bowl Team will begin providing updates from today's practice LIVE from the sidelines beginning about 3:45PM ET through the end of practice at 5:15PM. Keep refreshing this page throughout the afternoon for updates!


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