2011 NFL Draft Stock Up: Senior Bowl Day 1 Practice
Vincent Brown, WR, San Diego
Vincent Brown showed off his great hands Monday, making several impressive catches. Brown averaged 19.6 yards per reception this year. He might draw some late Round 3 consideration.
Kendric Burney, CB, North Carolina
One of the more impressive cornerbacks on Monday was Kendric Burney, who was very sharp in one-on-one drills.
Quinton Carter, FS, Oklahoma
I really liked how Quinton Carter looked in coverage. Mike Mayock agreed, commenting on Carter's fluid hips. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Titus Young, WR, Boise State
Wow. I don't want to overreact to one day of practice, but it's going to be difficult not to. Titus Young was breath-taking on the practice field, blowing by defensive backs at will and breaking ankles with deadly jukes. He looks like a hybrid between DeSean Jackson and Mike Wallace.
2011 NFL Draft Stock Down: Senior Bowl Day 1 Practice
Jeremy Beal, DE/OLB, Oklahoma
Jeremy Beal had no answer for Gabe Carimi in their one-on-one matchup. Several scouts were down on Beal going into the Senior Bowl, and the Oklahoma pass-rusher is not off to a good start.
Mark Herzlich, OLB, Boston College
Mark Herzlich looked great at the weigh-in, but was very slow in coverage. I'm rooting for Herzlich, but he struggled Monday.
Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
Ryan Kerrigan beat Nate Solder on an inside move in their one-on-one matchup. Kerrigan still has some growing to do (6-4, 255), but seems like a Jaguars-type player, so I doubt he makes it past No. 16.
Stephen Schilling, G, Michigan
Stephen Schilling drew a tough matchup against Cameron Jordan, but Jordan made the Michigan guard look like a helpless child in their one-on-one battle.
Honestly 49ers need so much work, might as well turn the 2 pck into multiple. If they don't I would love to see allen from bama because the 49ers are invested in two young ends. I think switching to a 4-3 will help armstead and buckner since they are so lengthy. Pair those two up with a nose tackle who will attract attention from a guard and make armstead and buckner face one on once matchups will be helpful for them. If not allen I would love to see a trade back get jabrill peppers and have him as a tampa 2 linebacker/safety (Urlacher anyone?). have a new kind of version of the 4-4 defense where it would have 3 linebackers and 3 safeties. one for pass one to help the rush, and the other as a multi function player.
With the default order as provided by WF, the aim of this mock is to explore what would go down if the draft didn't see any trades on day one- which is very possible, as most people are forgetting. The shock value is not in the unlikely pick swaps that people like to dream up, myself included, but rather in the picks themselves. I'm not trying to write the same mock as everyone else here, so some of these selections might surprise you, and that's the point. Enjoy, and please give feedback! Thanks.