Thursday, 22 January 2009

Senior Bowl update - day four

On Thursday and Friday the prospects will be practising without pads in preparation for Saturday's game. It's been an eventful week so far, still somewhat overshadowed by the number of absentees.

Shawn Zobel has had a chance to speak with Rashad Johnson (S, Alabama) and Clay Matthews (LB, USC). He'll be posting interviews with Michael Oher and Brandon Pettigrew tomorrow.

Matt McGuire slams the approach taken by the Jaguars coaching staff this week. He was also disappointed with Michael Oher on day four, listing his inconsistency as a concern.

McGuire caught up with Cincinnati guard Trevor Canfield after practise. He also took part in a conference call with Mike Mayock and Charles Davis from the NFL Network. Mayock said he wouldn't take Matt Stafford or Mark Sanchez in the top ten.

Tony Pauline at has taken time out from watching the prospects to catch up on some gossip doing the rounds in Mobile. He's heard rumours about the impending free agency period, thoughts on Mark Sanchez, the communication skills of Eric Mangini and much more.

Rob Rang has been impressed with USC's linebacker trio - Rey Maualuga, Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews. He also thinks the only senior likely to be a first round pick at a skill position is Oklahoma State tight end Brandon Pettigrew.

Albert Breer also praises the linebackers from So Cal. He speaks with a former Trojan LB, Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio - currently coaching the South Squad.

Chad Reuter takes a closer look at the senior prospects at skill positions. He's trying to find the next Matt Forte or Eddie Royal.

Rang & Reuter from NFL Draft Scout post their 'risers and fallers' list from Mobile. They see rising stock in two Ole Miss seniors - Peria Jerry and Michael Oher. It's not good news for LSU guard Herman Johnson or Texas Tech quarter back Graham Harrell however.

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