This is my Tuesday 2012 Senior Bowl Practice Report (North). I'll note how some of the players performed in the drills, and I'll pepper in some opinions on these prospects from the leading voices in the NFL Draft community.
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2012 Senior Bowl: Tuesday North Practice Report
Audie Cole, ILB, N.C. State
Audie Cole is having a really good week thus far. He looked solid in full pads, and as DraftCountdown's Scott Wright described, "[Cole is] rangy and athletic with good speed and quick feet."
Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State
The consensus is that Kirk Cousins has been the most impressive quarterback on the North Team despite an interception to George Iloka, with Russell Wilson being a close second (more on that later). Kellen Moore hasn't done anything to change the popular belief that he's just a backup at the next level.
Vinny Curry, DE/OLB, Marshall
Vinny Curry came into this week as a second-round prospect, and it appears that won't change. He's had some good and some bad moments in the one-on-one drills.
"He has a little bit of stiffness to him, but he has the effort, athleticism and motor to rush the passer," said Mike Mayock. "I'm hearing a lot a second-round grade."
Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
Alfonzo Dennard really struggled on Monday. He was much better Tuesday, though he was used at nickel pretty often, which might ultimately be his position at the next level.
Mike Mayock likened Dennard's body type to Prince Amukamara's, but really questioned his ball skills. That's not surprising, as Dennard had four career interceptions at Nebraska.
Mike Martin, DT, Michigan
An entertaining portion of Tuesday's practice was a brief fight between Mike Brewster and Mike Martin. Martin beat Brewster twice (was held once), which angered the declining Ohio State center. Martin is really helping himself with a strong week. I'll be shocked if he doesn't make it into the top three rounds of my 2012 NFL Mock Draft, which will be updated tonight.
Chris Polk, RB, Washington
I haven't talked about the running backs much, but Chris Polk has been a major disappointment this week. Charlie has more on this in his Tuesday Senior Bowl Practice Report.
Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State
Brian Quick was one of the winners of the weigh-in yesterday, but he dropped two passes in Tuesday's practice and didn't really look that explosive. Bucky Brooks complimented him in an interview, however, so at least Quick has that going for him.
Kendall Reyes, DE/DT, Connecticut
Kendall Reyes looked pretty solid in Tuesday's practice. He beat second-round prospect Kevin Zeitler in the one-on-one drills.
Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
Mike Mayock once again had glowing praise for Russell Wilson. Like yesterday, he compared him to Doug Flutie in terms of being physically challenged but emerging when it matters most. Coaches and general managers have to love his initiative to take mental practice reps when it's not his turn behind center.
Some team will give Russell Wilson a shot with its third- or fourth-round pick. Perhaps that will be the Redskins, who met extensively with Wilson, as chronicled in Monday's Senior Bowl Rumor Mill.
@Black&Gold Problem is that you see Eli and Cobi as solid backups. Truth is that Eli is number 2 and Cobi is our number 3. They aren't backups, but starters. So what you're saying is that we have no true number 2, but see no need in drafting a receiver? What D line depth are you thinking? DE or NT? Have you seen what LT Walton has done? Remember he's only in his second year.
@Steelr Fan 3:16 Coates was supposed to be plan B at number 2 with the uncertainty of Bryant. You make the case that he's a one trick pony and not a 50 catch per season wide-out, so does that scream out as a option for number 2? What gives you hope about Green? I hope he does end up staying on the field, but so far in his career he hasn't be able to do that. I like James, but if he goes down you trust Grimble? He can't block, and hasn't been reliable in the pass game. He did mess his ribs up with a nice touchdown reception a few weeks ago. That still doesn't mean he can pick up and be an impact if James would not be able to go. We have 7 picks in this draft. The first I hope goes OLB. We are good at CB with Burnes and @[email protected] will be challenged hopefully by Golson. Loser of the battle would be a good slot corner. Golson lacks length so they may throw him in the slot role anyways. LT Walton has been more than solid at DE. If Heyward or Tuitt can't go a few weeks during the season then I have faith in LT to get the job done. I like Chickillo and Moates at OLB. They have started and played solid. Williams and Dirty Red at backup ILB is good depth that any team would love. Safety we have Golden and Dangerfield. Both have started any didn't miss a beat. Offensive line? Yeah, we're good there. You say we're good at tight end and WR, so with or final 6 picks we're going what exactly? A RB would be nice with Williams age. A backup that won't see the field unless God forbid Bell gets hurt is a wasted pick anywhere in the top 4 rounds. Maybe 5th would be suffice. That's 2 picks gone and 5 to go. A backup QB of the future would be nice. Four to go. A special teamed lol? Warren, Boswell, and Berry are really good.