There was a massive crowd in the afternoon for the Tim Tebow Show - I mean South Practice. At the beginning of practice, the most basic throws even got huge applause - more on that later in my blog later tonight.
Tebow looked very inconsistent today. At times he threw balls with nice touch, then he'd toss some serious ducks. He hesitated with decision-making, and toward the middle of practice in skeleton drills, he struggled to make quick decisions and opted to run. Today's practice was better than yesterday's and from what I heard, his accuracy today was significantly better, but we are talking about a huge stretch if Tebow was to get drafted in the first round. He's not winning over anyone in Mobile. It's important to note the defense today had hands of stone - I counted three dropped interceptions.
Texas linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy was really exposed today in pass coverage against running backs and tight ends, which doesn't shock me because I saw the exact same things on tape this year. He isn't a very good athlete as he's more of a strongside linebacker who can make big hits.
One player whom I thought had an impressive day was Alabama tight end Colin Peek. Peek has intriguing size at 6-5 and is a physical blocker, so a good week here could vault him to the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Another sleeper who had a good day was Citadel receiver Andre Roberts. Roberts showed ability to adjust to the ball and he ran crisp routes to generate good separation. He doesn't seem to be fazed by the big level of competition.
LSU tackle Ciron Black is really struggling as he did in his senior year. He's a late-round value because he's somewhat out of shape, and seems to lack some coordination and athleticism. He overextends and lacks quick feet. I'm struggling to find things to like about him.
A guy who was ferocious in run blocking today was Ole Miss' John Jerry and you simply didn't want to get in his way. He struggled when asked to be more mobile, but teams that love big, powerful offensive linemen will likely consider him in the mid rounds.
The best quarterback out here easily today was Oklahoma State's Zac Robinson. Before the season, I took a lot of heat by giving Robinson a third-round grade, and despite losing Dez Bryant, he managed to have a very good season. He has a solid arm and showed good accuracy. He's smart and understands how to read coverages. The quarterback who should be getting publicity for solid performances out of all the quarterbacks here is Robinson; not Tebow.
Riley Cooper was Mr. Inconsistent today. He made some beautiful diving catches including one really nice one-hander with good coverage on him. Then, a couple minutes later, you saw him drop an easy one. If teams aren't sold on his hands he'll struggle to get drafted in the first four rounds.
You can tell that West Virginia quarterback Jarrett Brown had poor coaching and the system he played in didn't prepare him for the league at all. His footwork is sloppy, but I'm willing to bet there is a team in the league that sees some real potential in him and won't be afraid to draft him in the fourth or fifth rounds.
Today was just not Taylor Mays' day. He really struggled in press man coverage and obviously lacks some instincts I knew he didn't have. I love his physicality, speed, athleticism and size, but his ability to cover is a legitimate concern.
Instead, it was Dexter McCluster's day. He's building some serious hype and you can just feel draftniks starting to move him up their boards. He isn't the biggest (5-8, 165), but he is athletic, runs good routes, and is a flat out playmaker. Yes, when I get home the first thing I will do is pop in some Ole Miss tape. He's a legitimate third-round pick with the potential to go in the second.
West Virginia tackle Selvish Capers struggled in 1v1's today. He lacks instincts and George Selvie destroyed him off the edge with his speed.