This is Charlie Campbell's Monday 2012 Senior Bowl Weigh-In Analysis. Charlie is reporting live from Mobile, Ala., and he'll describe what he sees at practice and whom certain prospects talk to all week.
Ohio State center Mike Brewster (6-4, 310) is built well and firm. He had maybe the most impressive body of any center prospect.
North Carolina State linebacker Audie Cole (6-4, 248) is lean with defined abs. He has the frame to add more weight if necessary.
Marshall defensive end Vinny Curry (6-3, 265) was put together well. He has the size for a 4-3 as well as a 3-4. Previously some thought that Curry was too small for a 4-3.
Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David (6-0, 225) hit his listed measurements, and while he is undersized, he doesn't have an ounce of fat on him. David is very chiseled.
One can see that Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (5-10, 203) puts time in at the weight room.
Ohio State running back Boom Herron (5-9, 212) is jacked. He has the upper body strength to handle the hits.
Boise State safety George Iloka (6-3, 222) is a big safety who will appeal to teams that want an enforcer type.
Washington left tackle Senio Kelemete (6-3, 300) is well built but a little short.
Boise State running back Doug Martin (5-9, 219) looks like a body builder. Like Lavonte David, there isn't an ounce of fat on Martin.
Michigan defensive tackle Mike Martin (6-1, 307) could try out for the Incredible Hulk. He has a massive upper body with a huge chest, shoulders and arms. He may be a little top heavy.
Boise State outside linebacker Shea McClellin (6-3, 248) was lighter and leaner than his listed measurements. At that weight he isn't an option to play defensive end in a 4-3 defense and really is only a 3-4 prospect.
Iowa State tackle/guard Kelechi Osemele ( 6-5, 333) could use some work in the weight room, but he has a good frame and starting point.
Appalachian State wideout Brian Quick (6-3, 222) and Arizona State wide receiver Gerell Robinson (6-3, 223) have similar bodies and are put together well. They both are lean but defined.
Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith (6-1, 212) looks like a boxer with a ripped physique.
Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner (6-2, 241) has a powerful chest and definitely is a weight-room standout.
Boise State defensive tackle Billy Winn (6-3, 296) is flabby and needs to redefine his body.
Cincinnati defensive tackle Derek Wolfe (6-4, 286) is lighter than expected. He has a broad chest and may be able to put on weight. At his current size, he is too light for the inside of a 4-3 defense and would be best going to defensive end in a 3-4 defense.
Senior Bowl South Team Weigh-In Analysis:
Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard (5-10, 217) has an excellent build. He has a strong upper body that looks like good armor to take the pounding that comes with his position.
Baylor center Philip Blake (6-2, 312) looked sloppy. He needs to redefine his body and turn some fat into muscle.
While Georgia cornerback Brandon Boykin (5-9, 183) is short, he is ripped. Boykin looks like he trains hard and obviously is in phenomenal shape.
North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples (6-5, 281) has big, powerful upper body. He looks like a prototype 4-3 defensive end.
Houston wide receiver Patrick Edwards (5-8, 168) is extremely small. Few receivers have careers in the NFL at that size.
Arizona quarterback Nick Foles (6-5, 244) had a perfect body for an NFL signal-caller. He is tall and filled out to take the hits. There were oos and ahhs from scouts after his measurements were announced.
Texas A&M wide receiver Jeff Fuller (6-4, 217) has a defined body. He looked good in the eyeball test.
Baylor running back Terrance Ganaway (5-11, 241) needs to lose some fat. He should drop some weight around a midsection that looked too soft for a running back. Dropping a few pounds should make him quicker as well.
Georgia guard/tackle Cordy Glenn (6-5, 346) was a little sloppy in his appearance, but he is a massive man who has the frame to be a beast. If he can trim some fat while adding some functional strength he could help his power and quickness.
Texas A&M running back Cyrus Gray (5-10, 198) was impressive. He looked bigger and more chiseled than was expected.
Vanderbilt cornerback Casey Hawyard (5-11, 188) is ripped. He posted good numbers and didn't check in shorter than listed.
North Alabama cornerback Janoris Jenkins (5-9, 191) is a little short, but he is built. He obviously works hard in the weight room.
Georgia center Ben Jones (6-2, 304) has a sloppy body that needs some work.
North Carolina wide receiver Dwight Jones (6-3, 226) has an ideal frame for a pro wide receiver. He was very impressive with his build, height and weight.
Alabama cornerback Marquis Maze (5-7, 184) is strikingly short. That measurement could really hurt him.
North Carolina defensive tackle Tydreke Powell (6-2, 309) had a disappointing weigh in. He is undefined with no pecs. He looks like he hasn't hit the weight room hard in college.
Alabama tight end Brad Smelley (6-1, 233) is very undersized. He probably has to move to fullback and is not big enough to play tight end.
LSU safety Brandon Taylor (5-11, 202) is defined and has a tough-looking physique.
Clemson defensive tackle Brandon Thompson (6-2, 311) carries his weight extremely well. That was good for his stock to show that he is not a soft body type.
Alabama outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw (6-1, 273) was heavier than expected, but he carries that weight really well. He is extremely strong and looks like a bear.
Alabama center William Vlachos (6-0, 306) had a fat, ugly body. He needs to hit the weight room hard at the next level.
@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.
Mock I have been developing in various iterations. Did a trade, and was drafting based on data I've gathered via watching college games, NFL games, reading mock drafts, and my own internal evaluations. Please, feedback is always welcome.