2015 Senior Bowl Practice Report

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2015 Senior Bowl: Wednesday Practice Report: South Team

By Charlie Campbell – @draftcampbell

The South team took the field of Ladd-Peebles Stadium for their second practice of the Senior Bowl. The Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff ran the practice and will coach them all week. The Jaguars staff had the players practicing in full pads. They started the session with some install and work in individual position groups. After that the players did a few one-on-one sessions, a few periods of special teams work and a team scrimmage. Here is a run down of the noteworthy players.

  • After a strong first day, Miami wide receiver Philip Dorsett dominated the South defensive backs on Wednesday. None of them could run with the ultra-fast Dorsett. Not only did he show elite speed, but he was running superb routes to get separation. Dorsett was sudden in and out of his breaks while attacking the football. It was a clinic.

    In the one-on-ones, Dorsett fought off a jam from Northwestern State’s Imoan Claiborne to make a come-back reception. Dorsett burned other defensive backs on an out and up, and slants. Dorsett adjusted to a pass deep downfield after getting open on one play. He came back to attack the ball with a leaping catch along the sidelines over Claiborne. Dorsett got open on short crossing routes as well. He made himself some money on Wednesday with a superb practice.

  • The same could be said for college teammate Clive Walford. He was excellent on Wednesday. Walford got started when he juked UCLA safety Anthony Jefferson out of his jock to get open down the seam. On a double move, he burned Oklahoma outside linebacker Geneo Grissom and made a diving catch. Walford move the chains again during the team scrimmage. He is faster and more athletic than he looks with soft hands. In a weak tight end class, Walford could be solidifying himself and moving up as a second-day pick.

  • Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson had a strong practice on Wednesday. He threw the ball with good velocity and accuracy. Grayson also showed improved accuracy and ball placement when throwing deep down the field. He threaded a needle between three defenders on a throw to Central Florida wide receiver Rannell Hall. Grayson also hooked up with Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett as he dropped in a perfectly thrown 40-yard touchdown after Lockett got open on an out and up against Auburn quarterback-turned-cornerback Nick Marshall. Grayson also threw some nice passes in the team scrimmage, including a crossing route to Sammie Coates in front of Florida Atlantic cornerback D’Joun Smith.

    Grayson showed improvement on over the first day of practice and has been the best quarterback at the Senior Bowl. That isn’t a huge compliment considering the lack of skill of the other signal-callers, but Grayson is definitely enhancing his draft stock.

  • Lockett also had a good practice as he used his speed to get open downfield. He looks like he could become a nice weapon as a slot receiver and returner.

  • There were a few standouts among the linemen on Wednesday, one of which was Auburn defensive tackle Gabe Wright. He started well in the one-on-ones with wins against Georgia Tech guard Shaq Mason and Florida State guarder Jackson. The rep against Jackson stood out as Wright had the Seminole on roller skates. He used that bull rush to dispatch Alabama’s Austin Shepherd easily. Wright has put together back-to-back practices that have been impressive.

  • The only blocker who really stood out against Wright was Alabama’s Arie Kouandjio. They had some spirited reps with each getting wins. Both players also came close to getting into some fights as Kouandjio took exception to some of Wright’s scrapping. Still, Kouandjio looked good standing up Wright on one rep and pushing around Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett on another. Kouandjio has been the top guard at the Senior Bowl. He has some natural athleticism with quickness, but also is strong and plays with a chip on his shoulder.

  • Norfolk State outside linebacker Lynden Trail could end up going a lot higher than many expect, and Wednesday was a session that will have 3-4 defensive teams excited. Trail used a swim move to beat Alabama tackle Austin Shepherd in a pass-rushing one-on-one and showed his athleticism when ran with Miami tight end Clive Walford downfield to slap a pass away in that one-on-one. Trail is a big, versatile athlete who has a lot of upside.

  • Colorado State offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo continues to have mixed sessions. He lost some one-on-ones because he gets off balance and has to reach after defenders. Sambrailo has to improve his technique and add more strength for the NFL, but he is athletic with quickness. His best fit would come in a zone blocking system.

  • LSU offensive tackle La’el Collins had a decent day. He won some reps and lost others. Collins should start out his NFL career at guard or right tackle and see if he can develop into a left tackle.

  • Lastly, UCLA defensive end Owa Odighizuwa and Louisville outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin did well on Wednesday. Odighizuwa used a fast spin move with a strong push at the start to beat Ausitn Shepherd. On a bull rush, Odighizuwa beat Sambrailo. Mauldin had a win over Collins on a speed rush around the edge. In the team scrimmage, Mauldin combined with Missouri’s Markus Golden for a sack as they burned off the edge. All three of those edge rushers: Mauldin, Odighizuwa, and Golden have represented themselves well.

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