2011 NFL Draft Stock Up: Senior Bowl Day 4 Practice
Kendric Burney, CB, North Carolina
Kendric Burney had close to a billion interceptions during Thursday's practice. Or at least that's what it seemed like. Maybe the quarterbacking was just abysmal, but Burney impressed.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada
Another good day for Colin Kaepernick, who showed great touch on some of his throws. Pro Football Talk published a story after practice speculating that Kaepernick could make a Jay Cutler-type leap come Draft Day. I don't think he'll go as high as No. 11, but Kaepernick has definitely solidified himself as the No. 4 quarterback in this draft class at the very worst.
Brooks Reed, DE/OLB, Arizona
I thought Brooks Reed looked very good in the drills during the South Team practice. You have to love his non-stop motor.
2011 NFL Draft Stock Down: Senior Bowl Day 2 Practice
James Carpenter, OT/G, Alabama
James Carpenter had a good practice Wednesday, but struggled in the one-on-one drills Thursday.
Jake Locker, QB, Washington
After the North team finished practice, I tweeted (@walterfootball), "Considering moving Jake Locker to Round 2 in my next 2011 NFL Mock Draft update. Inconsistent all week, but just awful today."
I've tried to be patient. I figured Locker would improve during each succeeding practice. But Locker had his worst practice at the Senior Bowl on Thursday. His accuracy was just terrible. Even Mike Mayock, who has been somewhat of a Locker supporter, could only say this about the Washington quarterback: "He's embraced the challenge. He's putting himself out there." What the hell does that mean? And is that really the most positive thing he could come up with?
Locker really needs to have a good game Saturday, or he'll be in my second round next week.
Kris O'Dowd, C, USC
It's sad to see Kris O'Dowd struggle like this. He's been completely overmatched this week. I hope there's some sort of reason for this like an undisclosed injury.
Ricky Stanzi, QB, Iowa
Ricky Stanzi has been worse than Jake Locker. Stanzi's Senior Bowl week has consisted of two things: checkdowns and interceptions to Kendric Burney.
No real objection to the Watkins pick for Cleveland in the 3rd, but if there is an olinemen there worthy of the pick it should be that. We need olinemen in a bad way. Also we are getting Desmond Bryant back and have Shelton, modern, and Nassib who is a promising prospect
Good mock draft. But as a life-long Raiders fan who watched every game I can tell you our LB corps was sufficient. The Media may not know names like Perry Riley Jr. or Ben Heeney but they played exceptionally well when called upon. An OLB to replace Malcolm Smith however would be a good idea. But I think we need a RB, one like D'onta Freeman or Dalvin Cook. Latavius is a poor RB who runs too upright and gives up at the end of runs. We can't always rely on Derek Carr to carry the team. Peppers is definitely an exceptional player but with Reggie Nelson, Karl Joseph, and of course, Khalil Mack, LB/S is not a pressing issue. Interior DL or RB.
What an exciting weekend of football that was and we're one step closer to the Super Bowl. Sadly, more teams have been set in their draft position after this weekend. Getting closer to the deadline to declare for the draft to help round out this draft class. As per usual please leave comments and reactions I always try to reply and give some feedback.