Friday, 23 January 2009

Senior Bowl - calm before the storm

It's the day before the Senior Bowl game and much of today's practise will involve a simple walk through. It's a chance for the analysts in Mobile to gather their thoughts and assessments ahead of tomorrow.

Shawn Zobel links to his interviews with Michael Oher (OT, Ole Miss), Alphonso Smith (CB, Wake Forest) and Brandon Pettigrew (TE, Oklahoma State).

Rob Rang continues to be impressed with USC's Rey Maualuga. The Trojan linebacker is considered a potential top 15 draft pick.

Tony Pauline lists his riders and sliders, giving particular praise to B.J. Raji (DT, Boston College) who he declares "the unquestionable big winner" from this week's work outs.

Chad Reuter lists the 10 prospects who have helped their draft stock the most this week. He also lists the guys who have left him most disappointed.

Nolan Nawrocki says Michael Oher (OT, Ole Miss) has classic 'boom or bust' potential. He adds that Oher has been 'coddled' too much in college and that his desire is questionable.

Todd McShay says injuries ruined yesterday's practise.

Kevin Gorman reports that agent Drew Rosenhaus believes LeSean McCoy will be the first running back taken in the 2009 NFL Draft. Unsurprisingly, Rosenhaus signed McCoy recently.

Jim Wexell holds a Q&A with Virginia linebacker Clint Sintim.


Mark said...

How is it that you can two people watching the same thing all week and see something totally opposite? On one blog you've got rising prospects the same as the previous blogs prospects in decline. What's the deal with all the disparity between judgements? How do you differentiate between who's telling it how it is and who might be a bit biased?

Rob Staton said...

Hi Mark, I think that's the problem with scouting any sport. One guy sees something from a certain angle and will mark a prospect down, the guy five rows back doesn't have the same view and sees a flawless performance. It's tough to differentiate without seeing things with your own eyes. I would recommend Rob Rang's reports, he seems to have a knack of providing sound analysis on the Seahawks draft plans.