2011 NFL Draft Stock Up: Senior Bowl Day 2 Practice
Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami
Leonard Hankerson is having a solid Senior Bowl. He's shown improvement in his route-running and catching ability. Monday's hand measurement helps too.
Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson
Jarvis Jenkins proved to be too much for center Kris O'Dowd. Jenkins dominated the matchup in the one-on-one drills.
Cameron Jordan, DE/DT, California
Cameron Jordan is a beast. He's dominated the Senior Bowl practices thus far. In fact, he was so aggressive that he hit the quarterback on one occasion, prompting Marvin Lewis to pull Jordan aside and tell him, "If you do that again, they're gonna give you a GPS and you're gonna have to drive out of here." Jordan won't make it past New England at No. 17, and he could go as high as Dallas at No. 9.
Jeremy Kerley, WR, TCU
Outside of Leonard Hankerson, Jeremy Kerley was the most impressive receiver at the South Team practice. On one occasion, Kerley made a great adjustment on a poorly thrown ball to make the reception.
Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
Nate Solder is currently the favorite to be the first offensive tackle off the board. He's looked good in the Senior Bowl practices, and there's just so much room for growth on his frame.
Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor
Phil Taylor is a monster and might be moving into late first-round consideration. He dominated every matchup in the one-on-one drills. It was amazing how easily he pushed around an overmatched Demarcus Love.
DeMarcus Van Dyke, CB, Miami
Sam Shields came out of nowhere to help the Packers reach the Super Bowl this year. Can DeMarcus Van Dyke do the same thing as the next corner out of Miami? I thought Van Dyke looked really fluid in coverage during the one-on-one matchups. He's only 168 pounds, but there's definitely room for growth on his 6-1 frame.
Danny Watkins, G, Baylor
Danny Watkins looks like he's ready to play right now. Then again, that better be the case because he's 27 years old. Watkins looked great Tuesday in the one-on-one matchups.
Titus Young, WR, Boise State
Titus Young had a great first day of Senior Bowl practice. Would he go on to disappoint the day after? Definitely not. Young once again impressed, this time showing off his route-running ability. I wonder where he'll be in Thursday's 2011 NFL Mock Draft update...
2011 NFL Draft Stock Down: Senior Bowl Day 2 Practice
Rodney Hudson, G, Florida State
Allen Bailey easily won the matchup against Rodney Hudson in the one-on-one drills. Hudson reportedly looked out of shape during the weigh-ins, so this shouldn't be surprising.
Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
Nate Solder dominated Ryan Kerrigan in their one-on-one matchup. Aside from a nice inside move by Kerrigan on Day 1, the Purdue defensive end hasn't been very impressive this week.
Demarcus Love, G, Arkansas
Demarcus Love looked slow and sluggish in Tuesday's practice, and was beat a couple of times in the one-on-one drills.
Kris O'Dowd, C, USC
Kris O'Dowd had a poor practice Tuesday afternoon, looking overmatched in the one-on-one drills.
Courtney Smith, WR, Southern Alabama
Courtney Smith was dropping passes throughout Tuesday afternoon's practice.
No point in trading for Cousins, there's almost no chance he succeeds. 0 WRs and TEs to throw it to, so it would just be a waste of his prime years. If Shanahan reealllly wants him, wait until next year since he seems to have a rift with the Redskins. Besides, next year's quarterback class is much better if they fail to sign Cousins in FA.
I don't agree on a lot. They have so many cuts on the OL you didn't mention including Dunlap and Franklin which will save them 12+ million. Stuckey is not worth 3 million. They can make on very solid move or a couple with draft help to protect Phillip. Cruz could be an interesting pair with Allen if he can return to prior form though.