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Tribal Warfare 01-27-2013 01:23 AM

Five who truly raised their stock during Senior Bowl practices
 
Five who truly raised their stock during Senior Bowl practices

As the Senior Bowl continues to grow in popularity, the number of talent evaluators traveling to Mobile, Ala., has increased as well. This fact, along with the development of social media, has contributed to a number of the standouts from this year's practices earning rave reviews before the game itself has been played.

As such, NFL Draft enthusiasts by now probably could make up a top-10 list of "Risers" from the Senior Bowl themselves even if the closest that they came to witnessing the scrimmaging came via their Twitter account. Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher, UCLA defensive end Datone Jones, Louisiana Tech's Quinton Patton and Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant are just some of the more obvious "winners." But who did NFL scouts identify as having really boosted their stock this week?

Informal polling by NFLDraftScout.com of professional talent evaluators identified several players who helped their cause. The players mentioned before certainly were among those scouts listed. But so, too, were a handful of others you perhaps haven't yet read or heard about from a dozen or more media outlets.

Players are listed alphabetically.

Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas: Cast off as simply a "track guy" by some due to his Olympic past, Goodwin demonstrated much greater physicality and football aptitude than many expected. At just 5-feet-9 and 179 pounds, Goodwin lacks the size teams would prefer, but he showed some savvy as a route runner, caught the ball well throughout the week and, of course, is an unbelievable athlete. As Dane Brugler noted earlier in the week, Goodwin's solid showing could push the former Longhorn into the second day of the draft.

Kyle Juszczyk, FB, Harvard: The traditional lead-blocking fullback might be going the way of the dinosaurs for many teams in today's spread-heavy NFL, but scouts still appreciated the physical, no-nonsense play from Juszczyk. The solidly build 6-2, 248-pounder cleared running lanes for the North's running backs (including Dave Richard's top-ranked back from the Senior Bowl) and consistently knocked linebackers to the ground in pass protection.

David Quessenberry, OL, San Jose State: A former walk-on tight end who started the past three seasons at left tackle, Quessenberry was asked to play virtually every position up front for the North team this week. With a broad-shouldered, long-armed frame (6-5, 294 pounds) that looks capable of handling another 15 pounds with some work in an NFL weight room, he drew positive notes from scouts during Monday's weigh-in and played well throughout the week. He demonstrated athleticism, strength and the mental toughness to handle the jump in competition as well as the constant position changes. Quessenberry was one of six prospects individually highlighted by Phil Savage, the Senior Bowl's director and a former NFL general manager.

B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary: Scouts knew Webb could cover, as he had shown quick feet, speed and route recognition on tape. Needless to say, however, the jump in competition from the Colonial Athletic Association to the Senior Bowl was significant. But Webb certainly proved up to the task. The 5-10, 183-pounder showed improved physicality in Mobile and stepped up his play against the bigger receivers he faced on the South squad, showing the feistiness necessary to make the significant jump to the NFL. Webb was among four small-school standouts highlighted by Pat Kirwan, earning a comparison to Atlanta Falcons star Asante Samuel from the former NFL coach and scout.

Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern: Scouts were eager to see if the three-time DII All-American would continue his dominating run-stuffing ways vs. higher-caliber talent. While Williams won't be able to rush the passer with the consistency that he did in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Conference (school-record 27 career sacks), he showed surprising quickness for his 6-2, 341-pound frame and impressive upper-body strength. Overshadowed by more recognizable names like Kawann Short and Sylvester Williams, this Williams is the defensive tackle whose stock is ascending the quickest following an impressive week of practice.

Sorter 01-27-2013 01:28 AM

Did not know Williams weighed 341, he carries it quite well.


Welcome to Kansas City in the 3rd round Brandon Williams.

Saccopoo 01-27-2013 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Sorter (Post 9354598)
Did not know Williams weighed 341, he carries it quite well.


Welcome to Kansas City in the 3rd round Brandon Williams.

What would we do with him?

Powe and Poe? And Williams? That's three nose tackles and no good defensive ends. (And unless we go with a 46, Poe isn't long enough to play a traditional five tech role, IMO.)

Chocolate Hog 01-27-2013 10:47 AM

Kwame Short isnt on the list why?

Setsuna 01-27-2013 02:19 PM

Mike Gillislee needs to be on that list.

Wilson8 01-27-2013 04:14 PM

I thought OL David Quessenberry San Jose State, looked very good in the 1 on 1 drills but when they played 11 on 11 and he had to pull or move out into space, looked lost. He also did not shine in the Senior Bowl game. I thought maybe he might be one of those lower round draft picks that could come in and play pretty quickly, but I think he is going to need much more work.

RunKC 01-27-2013 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Saccopoo (Post 9354923)
What would we do with him?

Powe and Poe? And Williams? That's three nose tackles and no good defensive ends. (And unless we go with a 46, Poe isn't long enough to play a traditional five tech role, IMO.)

Put him at DE to replace Dorsey. Duh.

He is a good pass rusher and he's the same size as Ngata.

htismaqe 01-27-2013 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilson8 (Post 9355659)
I thought OL David Quessenberry San Jose State, looked very good in the 1 on 1 drills but when they played 11 on 11 and he had to pull or move out into space, looked lost. He also did not shine in the Senior Bowl game. I thought maybe he might be one of those lower round draft picks that could come in and play pretty quickly, but I think he is going to need much more work.

Offensive linemen always struggle in the actual game. It's super hard for them not to given teh situation.

Saccopoo 01-27-2013 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by RunKC (Post 9355969)
Put him at DE to replace Dorsey. Duh.

He is a good pass rusher and he's the same size as Ngata.

He's 6'2" and fat.

You have no idea what a prototypical DE is supposed to be, do you?

So, after drafting Poe, having Powe, you want Williams? A guy that's going to have a harder time transitioning to the NFL than Poe?

Three nose tackles? Two of whom are going to play the DE positions?

That's great.

Wilson8 01-27-2013 11:20 PM

C/G Brian Schwenke, California, had a good week of practice and also had a good Senior Bowl game. The South coaches had Brian switching him back and forth between center and guard throughout the week of practice and for the game.

With Ryan Lilja retiring, Kansas City could use a guy that is versatile and could backup at any of the interior line positions. Several draft web sites project Schwenke to be drafted in the 4th round.

RunKC 01-27-2013 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Saccopoo (Post 9356034)
He's 6'2" and fat.

You have no idea what a prototypical DE is supposed to be, do you?

So, after drafting Poe, having Powe, you want Williams? A guy that's going to have a harder time transitioning to the NFL than Poe?

Three nose tackles? Two of whom are going to play the DE positions?

That's great.

He's not fat you dumbass.

He's stout with definition.

http://www.draftcountdown.com/featur...s/Weigh-In.php

He's not Terrence Cody. JFC

Saccopoo 01-28-2013 02:27 AM

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Originally Posted by RunKC (Post 9357523)
He's not fat you dumbass.

He's stout with definition.

http://www.draftcountdown.com/featur...s/Weigh-In.php

He's not Terrence Cody. JFC

http://cdn77.psbin.com/img/mw=450/cr...zpwpyjz76h.jpg

Yeah, he's svelt as all get out.

So, you're telling me that having three nose tackles is the correct choice for this team?

RunKC 01-28-2013 02:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Saccopoo (Post 9357646)
http://cdn77.psbin.com/img/mw=450/cr...zpwpyjz76h.jpg

Yeah, he's svelt as all get out.

So, you're telling me that having three nose tackles is the correct choice for this team?

Just because he's that big doesn't mean he's a NT. He can easily play DE. He's shown the speed to get to the QB all this week.

CoMoChief 01-28-2013 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Saccopoo (Post 9354923)
What would we do with him?

Powe and Poe? And Williams? That's three nose tackles and no good defensive ends. (And unless we go with a 46, Poe isn't long enough to play a traditional five tech role, IMO.)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-p6YhwqeCEv...+superbowl.jpg

http://thumbs.newschoolers.com/index...f&size=200x300

tyton75 01-28-2013 07:02 AM

Seriously.. how is Ansah not on that list!??


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