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last updated: 01/31/10
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N.F.L. scout answers the following question: Did the Senior Bowl deep-six Tim Tebow's draft prospects?

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Did former U.G.A. defensive tackles Geno Atkins and Jeff Owens help themselves at the Senior Bowl?

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University of Tennessee stars Dan Williams and Chris Scott felt good about their Senior Bowl performances.

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Michigan's Brandon Graham, Central Michigan's Dan LeFevour shine at Senior Bowl -- but don't tell ESPN.

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Several players showed flashes at the Senior Bowl and are likely on the Atlanta Falcons radar.

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CBS Sports: Texas vs. Nation gets higher profile with lower-profile guys.

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New Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll finishes Senior Bowl evaluations, but reveals little about draft picks.

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last updated: 01/30/10
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CBS Sports: These players make up for rough week with Senior Bowl success.

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Why isn't U.A.B. star Joe Webb getting a chance to play quarterback at the Senior Bowl, and Florida's Tim Tebow is?

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Speedy Florida Gators' wide receiver Riley Cooper is flying up the draft boards.

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Citadel wide receiver Andre Roberts getting ample praise for his play at the Senior Bowl.

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Green Bay Packers and others interested in University of Louisiana Lafayette defensive end Hall Davis.

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Check out JB Scouting's Senior Bowl Small School Review.

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Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson has had a very good week in Mobile.

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Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham learned much from former teammate, and current Pittsburgh Steelers pass rusher Lamarr Woodley.

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Florida State safety Myron Rolle worked very hard while in Oxford, U.K.

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Alabama tight end Colin Peek fits the mold of N.F.L. tight ends.

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Rutgers cornerback Devin McCourty getting rave reviews as draft approaches.

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Palm Beach Post: Do the intangible qualities of Tim Tebow mean something?

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Pro Football Weekly: Five Senior Bowl players whom I learned about.

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Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour impressed some at the Senior Bowl.

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University of Washington linebacker Donald Butler trying to build his N.F.L. resume at the Senior Bowl.

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The Denver Post takes an in-depth look at Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson, who impressed at the Senior Bowl.

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Former N.F.L. star Brad Hopkins gives advice and training to hopeful pros at D1 Sports Training.

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Would-be high N.F.L. draft pick Cameron Heyward happy to remain a collegian at Ohio State.

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ESPN.com: SEC recruiting nobodies who made it big on Offense and Defense.

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SI.com: Ranking the top 15 recruiting classes in college football history.

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Palm Beach Post(4/18/09): N.F.L. draft experts (Including DD.com?) give fans many opinions, much to talk about - and inaccurate predictions.

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last updated: 01/29/10
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NFL insiders say all-stars can't hurt their draft prospects at Senior Bowl.

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Idaho offensive lineman Mike Iupati has been one of the stars of Senior Bowl week.

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UMass offensive lineman Vlad Ducasse is driven to help his home country of Haiti.

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Wayne State running back Joique Bell stands out at Senior Bowl.

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Alabama defensive back Javier Arenas is drawing interest for his return skills.

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CBS Sports: Senior Bowl practice Risers and Fallers.

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West Virginia quarterback Jarrett Brown continues to impress scouts with his arm strength.

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Miami tight end Jimmy Graham turned down six-figures to playbasketball overseas.

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Alabama nose tackle Terrence Cody plans to downsize his weight prior to the NFL Combine.

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South Florida defensive end George Selvie tries to add weight to his frame.

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Illinois tight end Michael Hoomanawanui tries to impress evaluators at the Senior Bowl.

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Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards draft diary.

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last updated: 01/28/10
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DD Wednesday Afternoon: South Practice:

The South squad was loose and flying around during this practice, if I had to predict who will win on Saturday, my guess is that the South will get 'er done.

This was the final 2010 practice for Draft Daddy. It was great to see all the media and scouts who are friends of the site, see ya'll next year!

Offense:

As a quarterback, #15 Tim Tebow had much improvement to make. As a leader he was outstanding. Prior to practice he revved up by headbutting Southern California safety #21 Taylor Mays.

Ole Miss running back #22 Dexter McCluster showed seperation running routes and a natural explosion that can't be coached.

Miami tight end #80 Jimmy Graham made an outstanding grab with linebacker #36 Dakota Watson draped all over him. Graham has learned much in a short time; with soft hands, speed and a big frame, shades of Antonio Gates.

Florida wide receiver #11 Riley Cooper made a pretty one-harded grab and continues to impress evaluators.

UAB wide receiver #5 Joe Webb showed nice wiggle to get past the jam and also had a one-handed catch at the sideline.

Citadel wide receiver #7 Andre Roberts broke so hard running a double-move, he left behind his defender on the ground.

Alabama guard #78 Mike Johnson was rough-and-ready run blocker, with quick feet to get to the backers on the second level.

Defense:

Auburn defensive end #52 Antonio Coleman was a beast in pass rush drills, with at least three "wins." Coleman used a rip inside, a swim outside, and ran over with a bull rush. After one such occasion a cheer of "this is how we do it in the SEC" rose from another defender.

Troy linebacker #90 Cameron Sheffield broke through in team drills for a would-be strip sack. The coaches don't want the ends spoiling the rep for the passing game, but Sheffield had that chance. Sheffield also was successful with a flashy spin move in the Pit.

Georgia defensive tackle #56 Geno Atkins split double teams and penetrated upfield. His stock continues to rise.

South Florida defensive end #95 George Selvie was tested as a linebacker in coverage drills. Scouts wonder if he can play 3-4 OLB, Selvie was adequate in the role.

South Florida defensive back #3 Jerome Murphy was extremely physical in bump-and-run drills, and recovered from a trail position to make a clean break-up.

Southern California safety #21 Taylor Mays covered a ton of ground getting to the end zone for a pass break-up. Mays is raw in coverage but is improving. Mays has rare athleticism that can't be taught.

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Should the Seattle Seahaws draft Southern California defensive back Taylor Mays?

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Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount wants to erase memories of Boise State fight.

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Alabama tight end Colin Peek, who is having a good week, missed Wednesday practice with a stomach bug.

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Penn State defensive lineman Jared Odrick had a great practice on Wednesday.

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Clemson defensive end Ricky Sapp draft diary entry.

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Maryland fullback Cory Jackson was added to the North roster.

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Florida wide receiver Riley Cooper has committed fully to football over baseball.

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Virginia Tech linebacker Cody Grimm received a combine invite.

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James Madison defensive end Arthur Moats received a combine invite.

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last updated: 01/27/10
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DD Wednesday Morning: North Practice:

Temperatures were a little cooler today in Mobile, but still beautiful weather for the North's morning practice. It was relatively quiet in the stands, as the North roster doesn't draw huge crowds. Still the players were hitting hard and trying their best to impress the N.F.L. personnel watching.

Offense:

Fresno State running back #10 Lonyae Miller showed the speed to turn the corner on toss plays and was elusive once through the first level.

Wisconsin tight end #89 Garrett Graham continued to make plays; Graham endured a huge hit from Nebraska defensive back #27 Larry Asante, but it was Asante who ended up on the ground as Graham took it to the house.

Ohio wide reciever #23 Taylor Price climbed the ladder for a high ball and has been impressing many evaluators here with his speed and hands.

UMass offensive lineman #70 Vlad Ducasse is strong but raw and can be exploited at tackle. But as a guard there is alot to like about this player.

Vanderbilt offensive lineman #75 Matt Welch was a welcome addition to the tackle-starved North squad. He showed adequate footwork and strong handplay.

Defense:

Arkansas State defensive end #96 Alex Carrington was dominant again in the Pit, running over blockers with violence. There might not be a limit how high his stock can rise.

Penn State defensive tackle #91 Jared Odrick had a great day, exploding through the line. His talent cannot be questioned, but he needs to work on being consistant.

North Carolina defensive tackle #95 Cam Thomas is a high-motor plugger inside, and can also push the pocket. Teams are looking him as a nose tackle.

Utah linebacker #40 Koa Misi displayed quick feet and change of direction ability. He lost his footing at times, but could contribute to several defensive systems.

Virginia defensive #2 Chris Cook showed good hip-flip and coverage skills. Cook recorded an interception in 11-on-11's. He has rare size and could play corner or safety.

Cal defensive back #5 Syd'quan Thompson is another player with great change of direction. He covers ground quickly.

Boise State defensive back #1 Kyle Wilson brutalized new receiver #85 Donald Jones with a jam that put him down. Jones bounced back later with a nice grab in team drills.

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DD also appeared on the Prime Sports Network podcast with Scott Wright this morning.

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Vanderbilt offensive lineman Matt Welch has been added to the Senior Bowl North roster.

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The inspirational story of Southern California running back Stefon Johnson.

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Senior Bowl Day 2 practice reports from:

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last updated: 01/26/10
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DD Day 2 practice pics:

Jacoby Ford lays out for a catch
Jarrett Brown slings a pass
Mike Iupati locks down the interior
Joique Bell totes the rock
Dan Lefevour tosses the football
Tim Tebow after practice

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DD Tuesday Afternoon: South Practice:

The fans were out in full force to cheer on their local heroes, and it made for a great atmosphere in the stadium.

Offense:

West Virginia quarterback #16 Jarrett Brown has the livest arm in town, throwing a crisp spiral. If he can improve his accuracy, he has potential.

Ole Miss running back #22 Dexter McCluster continued to impress; his sharp route running, explosion, and acceleration all adds up to a game-breaking threat.

Southern California running back #13 Stefon Johnson was polished as a receiver, making sharp cuts. When running the ball, his vision, cut-back ability, and power are all excellent.

Auburn running back #44 Ben Tate is a tough runner but has the speed to turn the corner.

Kentucky fullback #32 John Conner was a new addition to the roster, and introduced himself to the South linebackers with violent blocking.

Citadel wide receiver #7 Andre Roberts has reliable hands; Roberts has not dropped a ball all week, and has potential as a slot receiver.

Alabama tight end #84 Colin Peek had several nice catches on seam routes. Peek is also an effective blocker and looking like a complete tight end.

West Virginia offensive tackle #69 Selvish Capers was powerful in run blocking but raw in pass protection. Capers has much to learn but also the tools to improve.

LSU offensive tackle #70 Ciron Black had a better day today than yesterday, and was able to protect the passer. Black still was a step slow at times.

Defense:

Georgia defensive tackle #56 Geno Atkins flashed; good hand-play splitting the double team and dominated rushing the passer.

Tennessee defensive tackle #55 Dan Williams played with a high motor and a low center of gravity. He is a solid run stuffer but doesn't offer much rush.

Texas defensive tackle #33 Lamarr Houston was active in run defense, pursuing down the line and getting off blocks with ease. The 4-3 system the coaches run at the game fits his style.

Auburn defensive end #52 Antonio Coleman was chippy and aggressive. Coleman can get overwhelmed at point of attack but showed up big-time in pass rush situations.

Texas linebacker #38 Roddrick Muckelroy has quick feet and can cover backs and ends with ease: possible nickel backer.

Kentucky cornerback #32 Trevard Lindley was athletic and showed he can run. Lindley needs to add weight to his frame without losing speed to become a complete prospect.

South Florida cornerback #5 Nate Allen was aggressive jamming the receivers and looks natural in man coverage.

Florida State safety #4 Myron Rolle looked free of rust from his year away from the game. Rolle can change directions with ease and deliver big hits.

Specials:

East Carolina punter Matt Dodge had several booming attempts, with hang time in the 4.5 to 5 second range. However he also had his share of shanks and wasn't consistant.

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Youngstown State wide reciever Donald Jones is reportedly being added to the game for Wednesday practice sessions.

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Florida quarterback Tim Tebow reportedly is battling a severe fever and strep throat while in Mobile.

Related link: Tebow was reportedly hospitalized Monday evening.

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DD Tuesday Morning: North Practice:

Sun was shining, and favorable weather continued for this morning's practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

San Jose State defensive end #94 Justin Cole replaced injured Wisconsin defensive end O'Brien Schofield on the roster. Cole spent more time working with the linebackers then with the ends.

Offense:

Central Washington quarterback #13 Dan Lefevour threw a catchable ball and was the most effective of the North signal callers.

Wayne State running back #25 Joique Bell hit the hole with authority and had several long gains. Bell is raising his profile.

Oregon running back #9 Legarrette Blount ran tough and often delivered the blow to the defenders.

Virginia running back #31 Rashawn Jackson was active in blitz pickup and ready to hit.

Ohio wide receiver #23 Taylor Price shows great football speed and can provide legit deep threat.

Clemson wide receiver #8 Jacoby Ford had an excellent diving catch and was a popular target. Ford and Cincinnati wide receiver #1 Marty Gilyard worked at punt returner.

Wisconsin tight end #89 Garrett Graham and Oregon tight end #83 Ed Dickson were reliable targets with good hands and yard after catch ability. Dickson is a natural end, but at 234, Graham might be an h-back type unless he gains weight.

Idaho guard #77 Mike Iupati dominated opposing pass rushers and had at least 2 pancake blocks. Showed rare foot speed and can recover if off balance.

Arizona State guard #67 Shawn Lauvao displayed top technique: good hands, feet and base. Less than ideal size but a player.

Boston College center #65 Matt Tennant was a brawler inside, with good pop. Tennant did not give up much to the defenders.

Defense:

Arkansas State defensive end #96 Alex Carrington impressed in the Pit, with bull and swim moves. Carrington has a rare size speed combo and teams have noticed.

Michigan defensive end #55 Brandon Graham put on a clinic; makes rushing the passer look easy.

Murray State defensive end #97 Austen Lane showed a quick first step and was often able to penetrate upfield.

Cal defensive end #44 Tyson Alualu was smart, saavy and had a high motor. Like Graham, he can also make plays despite less than ideal height.

Penn State defensive tackle #91 Jared Odrick had an up-and-down session. Odrick can blow up the play one down, and be on the ground the next.

Washington linebacker #9 Donald Butler was aggressive and quick; He penetrated on running downs and covered well on backs and tight ends. TCU linebacker #41 Daryl Washington was also sticky in coverage.

Due to inconsistant quarterback play, it was difficult to scout the wide receivers and defensive backs. Still, Rutgers cornerback #21 Devin McCourty and Boise State #1 Kyle Wilson got in and out of breaks well. McCourty had a nice deflection in drills.

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Day 2 North Practice Report from Matt McGuire at Walterfootball.com.

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Idaho guard Mike Iupati impresses scouts at Senior Bowl practice.

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Murray State defensive end Austen Lane made a Senior Bowl diary entry.

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TCU linebacker Daryl Washington was impressive in North practice.

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last updated: 01/25/10
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DD South Day 1 practice pics:

Tim Tebow exchanging pleasantries with Javier Arenas
Jamar Chaney and Eric Norwood mixing it up
Geno Atkins runs drills
Terrence Cody occupies the inside
Jeremy Williams runs a route
Joe Webb makes a big catch
Perrish Cox stalks the secondary
Nick Saban receives a warm reception

Photos by Enoch Aguilera, Founder of Berney/Fly Bed & Breakfast.

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DD Monday Afternoon: South practice:

Conditions at Fairhope were pleasant: mid-60's, sunny, stiff breeze from the west. As the offense was installing and inconsistent, the biggest crowd reaction of the day was when Alabama HC Nick Saban arrived. Saban graciously signed autographs for the kids.

Offense:

Ole Miss RB #22 Dexter McCluster played like a star today. He exploded through the line and was able to exploit tiny holes for big gains. Easy to imagine him doing the same at the next level.

Oklahoma State QB #10 Zac Robinson was a smooth operator, throwing timely and tight sprials. Robinson was able to connect with UAB WR #5 Joe Webb on the deepest pass of the session.

Florida QB #15 Tim Tebow had an up-and-down session. Pro: play-action fake leading to connection with Ole Miss WR #3 Shay Hodge during 9-on-7's. Cons: trouble with center exchange, a long windup and inaccuracy.

Tulane WR #20 Jeremy Williams made outstanding catches on a several tough balls.

Mississippi State RB #24 Anthony Dixon excelled in both running and blocking. He dominated the blitz pick-up drill and was a thumper as a lead blocker.

Southern California RB #13 Stefon Johnson displayed good vision and cut-back, but was a little tentative, which is understandable.

Ole Miss OT #77 John Jerry received tons of attention from the Dolphins coaching staff. His appeal to power-running teams is apparent.

Southern California OC #53 Jeff Byers was a technician in drills, displaying top footwork. Defenders were seen cutting back in line to find more favorable matchups in "The Pit."

Arkansas OL #66 Mitch Petrus was a go-getter; he had quick feet and a nose for contact.

Operating at right guard, Baylor OL J.D. Walton opened up big holes during 9-on-7 drills.

Defense:

Alabama DT #62 Terrence Cody was an immovable object at the point of attack. Cody didn't push the pocket but will not give ground. In better shape he has unique potential.

South Florida DE #95 George Selvie couldn't be handled by the South tackles. Selvie displayed the first step and balance required of N.F.L. ends. Selvie made an impact in both run and pass situations.

Auburn DE #52 Antonio Coleman also was a menace in pass rush drills, displaying good hand fighting and aggression.

Florida State DB #23 Patrick Robinson is sticky in bump-and-run and had several pass break-ups.

Alabama DB #28 Javier Arenas displayed polished ball skills and exceptional awareness.

Interceptions were recorded by South Florida DB Nate Allen and Oklahoma State cornerback Perrish Cox. Cox's play was pretty; he read the route and broke on the ball with urgency.

Florida State LB #36 Dakota Watson isn't the biggest but he can lay the wood. Recorded the most violent hit of the session.

Troy DE #90 Brandon Lang and East Carolina DE #93 C.J. Wilson both won battles using superior leverage and drive. Lang was also stout defeating trap blocks.

Southern California DB #21 Taylor Mays is a rare bird: a linebacker who runs like a defensive back. He was not tested by the South QB's.

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Day 1 Practice Notes from:

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DD Monday Morning: Weigh-in notes:

As a group the players continue to get in better shape from year-to-year. This year there were far more impressive players than unimpressive ones.

Heaviest & Largest Hands: Terrance Cody, Alabama: 370, 11 1/4".
Tallest: Sam Young, Notre Dame: 6'7" & 1/2.
Longest Arms: Mike Iupati, Idaho: 35".

10 Players that may have helped their stock:

DB Taylor Mays, USC: 6'3" 235: Perfect physical specimen.

TE Jimmy Graham, Miami: 6'6" 259: 6'8" might have been too tall.

TE Anthony McCoy, USC: 6'4" 249: Gained 2" from listed height.

DL Alex Carrington, Arkansas St: 6'5" 284, 10 1/2" hands: Solid frame.

DB Kyle Wilson, Boise St: 5'10" 190: Built for speed.

LB Sean Weatherspoon Missouri: 6'0" 241: On the verge of a big week?

WR Shay Hodge, Ole Miss: 6'1" 208: Lean and cut.

LB Donald Butler, Washington: 6'1" 244: Stocky but strong.

RB Roy Upchurch, Alabama: 5'11", 210: Looked in top shape.

DB Chris Cook, Virginia: 6'1" 212: Well-conditioned.


5 Players that may have hurt their stock:

DT Terrence Cody, Alabama: 6'4", 370: Sloppy, will have to turn it around by combine.

OT Ciron Black, LSU: 6'4" 331: Could have been in better shape.

DT Jeff Owens, Georgia: 6'1" 304: Undersized, sloppy.

QB Tim Tebow, Florida: 6'2 1/2" 236: Average appearance, a little short.

LB Antonio Coleman, Auburn: Good shape but lost 1.5" on listed height.

DD.comment: In years past there were players who did not impress at the weigh-ins but played great between the lines; it is realistic to expect that type of performance from these 5 players. Off to Fairhope and South practice this afternoon.

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LSU tailback Charles Scott passed his physical and has been re-added to the Senior Bowl South roster.

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Pre-weigh in: Notable players who are not in Mobile:

OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma
DE Jerry Hughes, TCU
OT Charles Brown, Southern California
RB Montario Hardesty, Tennessee
WR Brandon Lafell, LSU

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Murray State defensive end Austen Lane is a late replacement at the Senior Bowl.

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Kansas safety Darrell Stuckey helped himself with a big performance at the East West Shrine All-Star Game.

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last updated: 01/24/10
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Draft Daddy is excited to be reporting at the 2010 Senior Bowl; we are in Mobile for our 5th year. Check in tomorrow for observations from weigh-in and practices.

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Native Haitan Vlad Ducasse has more in stake than many at this year's Senior Bowl.

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Alabama running back Roy Upchurch to replace injured LSU tailback Charles Scott in the Senior Bowl.

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Florida cornerback Joe Haden has been ahead of his peers physically due to rigorous training by his father.

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Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka tossed the game winning touchdown to win MVP of the East West Shrine All-Star Game.

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Oklahoma offensive lineman Trent Williams hopes to improve his stock at the Senior Bowl.

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Southern California running back Stafon Johnson has made a dramatic recovery from a crushed larynx to return to the football field.

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Florida State cornerback Patrick Robinson can solidify his draft stock by proving to scouts he has solid technique.

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Former NFL GM Charlie Casserly believes that the changes in the draft structure will lead to increased trading this year.

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5 topics to watch: 2010 Senior Bowl preview.

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East Carolina defensive lineman C.J. Wilson looks to impress scouts at the Senior Bowl.

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last updated: 01/22/10
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NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock: No quarterback worthy of No. 1 pick in N.F.L. draft.

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Draftcountdown has just updated it's 1 Round Mock Draft.

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West Virginia quarterback Jarrett Brown will play in the Senior Bowl.

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Ohio State center Jim Cordle hoping to get a long look from N.F.L. scouts.

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ESPN analyst: Keep an eye on ex-Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham at the Senior Bowl.

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Tampa Bay Bucs Beat: Five players to watch at Senior Bowl.

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Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow is prepping for N.F.L. draft season at D1 Sports Training.

DD.comment: We are mildly surprised to see Tennessee wide receiver Austin Rogers is preparing for the draft after missing the 2009 season due to a knee injury. We assumed he'd apply for a sixth year of eligibility in order to continue his college career and gain more on-field experience. Regardless, he could make a fascinating developmental type prospect because he's a good athlete and possesses a nice combination of size and speed.

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last updated: 01/21/10
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Tennessee's Eric Berry tops Andrea Adelson's list of Top 10 underclassmen available for N.F.L. draft.

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SI.com: Underclassmen who made the right or wrong decision to enter the draft.

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CBSSports.com: Risers and Fallers from East-West Shrine practices

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Wisconsin linebacker O'Brien Schofield looks to boost N.F.L. Draft stock in East-West Shrine Game.

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Jeremy Fowler: Florida Gators need replacements after taking N.F.L. draft hits.

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Rutgers cornerback Devin McCourty and wide receiver Tim Brown might be underrated at this point in the draft process.

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Texas A&M offensive lineman Michael Shumard has been added to the West roster for Saturday's East-West Shrine All-Star Game.

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Indiana offensive tackle Roger Saffold can be considered among the risers from the East-West Shrine All-Star Game.

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Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson looks to impress scouts in the upcoming Senior Bowl.

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BYU offensive tackle Dallas Reynolds and his line-mates have the advantage of experience.

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West Virginia wide reciever Alric Arnett displays his deep threat capabilities during East-West practices.

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Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff takes a hands-on approach to scouting.

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Virginia cornerback Chris Cook and running back Rashawn Jackson have been added to the Senior Bowl roster.

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Kansas wide receiver Kerry Meier hopes to benefit from the timing he already has with fellow Jayhawk Todd Reesing in the East-West Shrine All-Star Game.

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Draftguys' Shrine Game Day 3 practice reports: East and West.

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Pre-Order JBScouting's First Annual Small School Draft Preview Guide!

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last updated: 01/20/10
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Simon Clancy's UniversalDraft.com has posted in-depth Shrine Game practice reports: Monday and Tuesday.

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Florida Gators' quarterback Tim Tebow ready for Senior Bowl stage, chance to showcase skills for N.F.L. executives.

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Complete and official Rosters for Texas vs The Nation All-Star game have been posted.

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Did L.S.U. football/baseball star Chad Jones do the right thing leaving early for the N.F.L. draft?

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Gigantic Nevada-Reno offensive lineman John Bender shuns the N.F.L. and C.F.L. by staying in school.

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Draftguys' Shrine Game Day 2 practice reports: East and West.

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East Carolina defensive tackle Linval Joseph and South Florida defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul were among those on the league's list of early declarations.

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Indiana (PA) cornerback Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and South Dakota State defensive end Danny Batten draft training journal entries.

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Top 10 2011 Draft prospects in the SEC.

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Tennessee defensive back Dennis Rogan is a versatile player who will be missed in the Vols' secondary.

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Utah wide receiver David Reed and others hope to impress in the East West Shrine game.

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The expected heavy influx of non-seniors applying for this years NFL Draft did not happen.

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UNLV nose tackle Martin Tevaseu hopes to impress scouts in the East West Shrine game.

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last updated: 01/19/10
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CBSSports.com writer looks at Tuesday's East-West Shrine Game practices.

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Miami Hurricanes running back Graig Cooper might not be able to play next season due to a knee injury.

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NFLMocks has posted a list of 53 underclassmen that have declared for the N.F.L. Draft.

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Russ Lande's Draft Dish: 10 Prospects to watch at East-West Shrine Game.

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Draftace has posted some short Q&A's done at East/West Shrine Game practices this week.

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South Carolina tight end Weslye Saunders has been suspended indefinitely for undisclosed team reasons.

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Draftguys' Shrine Game practice reports: East and West.

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T.C.U. offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse looks effective at multiple positions and other East West Shrine practice notes.

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Purdue defensive tackle Mike Neal impresses and other East West Shrine weigh-in notes.

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Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark was added to the East roster.

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Oregon State outside linebacker Keaton Kristick looks to impress scouts at the East West Shrine game.

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Middle Tennessee State defensive end Chris McCoy looks to impress scouts at the East West Shrine game.

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Central Florida defensive tackle Torrell Troupe looks to impress scouts at the East West Shrine Game.

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St. Louis Rams (and former Nebraska) defensive tackle Adam Carriker has no problem if the Rams draft another Nebraska defensive tackle.

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Iowa early departures offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga and cornerback Amari Spivey will be tough to replace.

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JBscouting's mid-Jan small school Prospect Report is now available for $10.

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last updated: 01/18/10
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Scout.com: Chris Steuber's Two Round Mock Draft.

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Auburn junior wide receiver Terrell Zachery hopes for a strong senior season.

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Southwest Minnesota State offensive tackle Bill Noethlich may have opened eyes at last week's Cactus Bowl.

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What Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez lacks in size he makes up for in offensive skills.

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Florida State safety Myron Rolle looks forward to hitting again in the Senior Bowl.

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Michigan State tight end Blair White is looking to impress in the Shrine game.

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Draft Daddy has again updated our Combine Training Rankings a.k.a. Best Speed Camp list for 2010.

DD.comment: There were several notable programs we missed in this year's update. Based on tremendous feedback from our readers we have disposed of the 1,2,3,4 rankings and will instead group the programs alphabetically by tier. We believe this is fairer way to proceed going forward. Thank you to our readers for making this content so popular.

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BYU tight end Dennis Pitta and other players to watch at this week's East West Shine Game.

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The marketability of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is tremendous but his scouting reports aren't as impressive.

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Clemson defensive end Ricky Sapp believes his best fit is in the 3-4 alignment.

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Indianapolis Colts rookie cornerback Jerraud Powers proved doubters wrong every step of the way.

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The deadline for underclassmen to declare has passed; breakdown of Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and other top underclassmen to enter the NFL Draft.

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Will the New England Patriots draft a pass rusher in round one this year?

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last updated: 01/15/10
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Heisman Trophy runner-up Toby Gerhart announces he'll leave Stanford for NFL draft.

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Nine NFL teams reportedly told Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski he will be a first round pick.

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Oklahoma junior running back DeMarco Murray plans to stay in school and delay entry into the NFL draft.

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Fast-rising linebacker Kelvin Sheppard will return to L.S.U. for his senior season.

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U.C.L.A. place kicker Kai Forbath decides against NFL draft.

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NFL prospect Dez Bryant regrets lying, has plenty to prove.

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Alabama cornerback Kareem Jackson will enter the NFL draft.

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Norfolk State wide receiver Chris Bell, a Penn State transfer, has declared for the NFL Draft.

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Pro Football Weekly's unofficial list of college underclassmen who have declared their intention to apply for early entry into the NFL draft.

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last updated: 01/14/10
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Draft Daddy first 2010 mock draft, one round with commentary.

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The Sporting News has just posted it's 2009 NFL All-Rookie Team.

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Arizona Wildcats' tight end Rob Gronkowski has decided to skip his senior year for the NFL draft.

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Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford looks forward to NFL draft; hopes to be selected early in round one.

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Texas quarterback Colt McCoy says his injured shoulder be ready for the NFL Combine.

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Versatile juniors Noel Devine and Jock Sanders will return to West Virginia next season instead of entering the NFL Draft.

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Expansion team selects ex-Oregon State star Danny Mwanga in today's Major League Soccer Superdraft.

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National Football Post draft writer looks at some players from the East-West Shrine Game.

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JBScouting reports Norfolk State wide receiver Chris Bell has declared for the NFL Draft.

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29 year old Mike Danton will be allowed to play college hockey in Canada, even though he's an ex-con and played in the N.H.L.


DD.comment: Danton, who was known as Mike Jefferson when he was drafted in 2000, played in 87 N.H.L games from 2000-2004, mostly with the St. Louis Blues. This isn't a NFL draft related story, but he's a player this blogger remembers well and I'm real surprised Canadian colleges allow ex-pros to play. Imagine if U.S. colleges allowed all the N.B.A. draft busts to go back to college basketball?

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last updated: 01/13/10
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Houston quarterback Case Keenum has decided to play for the Cougars his senior year, skipping the NFL draft.

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Michigan State All-American linebacker Greg Jones said Wednesday the NFL draft can wait.

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Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller intends to pass on the NFL draft and return for his senior season.

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Talented defender Greg Romeus plans to return to Pittsburgh for his senior year instead of entering the NFL draft.

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last updated: 01/12/10
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Rumors are swirling that Nevada defensive end Kevin Basped will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.

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Ohio State's Kurt Coleman, Jim Cordle eager to show talents to NFL scouts in postseason all-star games.

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Florida Gators' quarterback Tim Tebow making huge impact on Senior Bowl ticket sales.

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U.A.B. quarterback Joe Webb invited to play receiver in the Senior Bowl.

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South Carolina defensive end Clifton Geathers leaning towards leaving early for NFL draft.

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Florida junior safety Major Wright announced his intention to declare for the NFL Draft.

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U.S.C. taliback C.J. Gable considering early exit to NFL

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Unclear NFL labor horizon is one reason L.S.U. safety Chad Jones is NFL bound.

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Iowa junior cornerback Amari Spievey has decided to forego his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

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JBscouting's Week 20 small school Prospect Report is now available for $10.

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last updated: 01/11/10
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Is Marshall running back Darius Marshall leaving school early for the NFL draft?

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Georgia Tech defensive end Derrick Morgan, running back Jonathan Dwyer and defensive back Morgan Burnett have declared for the NFL Draft.

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Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain has declared for the NFL Draft.

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Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap and offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey have declared for the NFL Draft.

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Iowa cornerback Amari Spivey has declared for the NFL Draft.

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Arkansas junior defensive back Jerell Norton has changed his mind, and will instead return for his senior season at Arkansas.

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L.S.U. defensive back Chad Jones has declared for the NFL Draft.

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Russ Lande profiles 5 seniors he believes were combine snubs.

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England based draft fan Paul E. has posted his Draftable Senior Prospects Review -- Bowl Games Part 3 at NFLUK.com.

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last updated: 01/10/10
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Draft Daddy has updated our Combine Training Rankings a.k.a. Best Speed Camp list for 2010.

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Georgia linebacker Rennie Curran has declared for the NFL draft.

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Arkansas defensive back Jerell Norton has declared for the NFL draft.

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Quarterback coach Steve Clarkson believes Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen should be the first pick in the NFL draft.

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Draft Daddy recommends Hughes Sports 2010 Draft Notebook as an extensive overview of all possible prospects.

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Texas defensive Earl Thomas declared for the draft in order to help his family, hard hit by Hurricane Ike.

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban believes that an NFL rookie salary cap would only effect the top 25 picks.

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Auburn offensive lineman Lee Ziemba is still deciding if he will declare for the NFL Draft.

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Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett and Washington quarterback Jake Locker both make extended comments on remaining in school.

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Texas Longhorns' training staff "couldn't" clear quarterback Colt McCoy to return to the national title game.

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Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski has stated he will declare for NFL Draft, pending medical approval from the surgeon who performed his back procedure last September.

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Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle played his best game of the year in the national title game.

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last updated: 01/09/10
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Michigan offensive tackle Mark Ortmann working to improve his draft stock.

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U.S.C. junior wide receiver Damian Williams will enter the NFL draft.

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Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will play in Senior Bowl; 6 NFL G.M's tell ESPN he's a likely 1st rounder.

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Troy Trojans' linebacker Boris Lee hopes to impress scouts at the Senior Bowl.

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The West All-Stars put together a superlative defensive effort in shutting out the East All-Stars, 16-0 at the 16th Valero Cactus Bowl.

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Miami Dolphins Agree to Terms with C.F.L. All-Star Dimitri Tsoumpas.

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last updated: 01/08/10
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Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski is still about 50-50 regarding the possibility of entering the NFL Draft.

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Texas safety Earl Thomas is leaving school after his sophomore season to enter the NFL draft.

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NFL scouts talk about some potential pro prospects that played for Texas and Alabama.

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85th Annual East-West Shrine Game: East Roster & West Roster

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Could Texas quarterback Colt McCoy slip to the Rams in round 2?

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Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is leaving Georgia Tech to enter the NFL draft.

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U.S.C. running back Joe McKnight said today that he will make himself available for the NFL draft.

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Almost passed up by tiny Hillsdale College, athletic tackle Jared Veldheer now has a shot at NFL

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last updated: 01/07/10
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Mississippi junior quarterback Jevan Snead will make himself eligible for the NFL draft.

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Ohio State defensive stars Ross Homan and Chimdi Chekwa will be coming back next season.

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Sophomore quarterback Ryan Mallett will announce Friday that he'll be returning to Arkansas.

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Central Michigan junior receiver Antonio Brown will enter the National Football League Draft.

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Virginia Tech junior defensive end Jason Worilds he will forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.

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Closer look at rugged Pac-10 senior offensive tackle Chris Marinelli.

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Appalachian State star Armanti Edwards hopes to impress scouts with speed and agility.

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Quick look at small school cornerback Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, who has some NFL scouts very excited.

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Former U.S.C. backup quarterback Aaron Corp will transfer to Richmond.

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last updated: 01/06/10
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Iowa left tackle Bryan Bulaga announced Wednesday that he's declaring for the NFL draft.

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Kentucky defensive tackle Corey Peters hopes to impress at the NFL combine.

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Grand Valley State tailback Blake Smolen shares a record with Brian Westbrook, now hopes to follow him to the NFL

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South Florida junior defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

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USAToday Draft roundup: Florida's Aaron Hernandez leaving early for shot at NFL, tailback Evan Royster will return to P.S.U.

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ESPN.com: Will Washington's Jake Locker be the only marquee Pac-10 junior not bolting?

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SI.com: Scouting NFL Draft prospects playing in B.C.S. Championship Game.

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last updated: 01/05/10
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CBSSports.com: Scouts think Tim Tebow's mechanics will keep him from becoming high draft pick.

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Clemson Tigers' junior All-American safety DeAndre McDaniel says he'll return to Clemson for senior year.

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Justin VanFulpen has sent us his updated list of players invited to the 2010 NFL Combine.

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Ohio State junior defensive lineman Thaddeus Gibson announced he is leaving early to enter the NFL Draft.

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Ohio State defensive lineman Cameron Heyward, projected as first-round pick, will return for senior season.

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Oklahoma Sooners' junior cornerback Dominique Franks will enter the NFL Draft.

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North Carolina State running back Toney Baker is giving up his sixth year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

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Toronto Globe and Mail: 10 C.F.L. players that might interest NFL teams.

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JBscouting's Q&A with Eastern Washington tight end Nate Overbay, who some compare to Kevin Boss (N.Y. Giants).

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The Sporting News: Several Denver Broncos holdovers had hard time under unimpressive rookie coach Josh McDaniels.

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Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle has been tested by a long journey to the BCS championship game and NFL draft.

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Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour hopes to perform well in the GMAC Bowl and Senior Bowl to follow.

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Patriots rookie wide receiver Julian Edelman is an excellent example of a real player who is overlooked by most scouts.

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Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen will have surgery on his toe and likely unable to throw for scouts until April.

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Boise State freshman tackle Brenel Myers was thrown into the fire against TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes, who went without a sack in the Fiesta Bowl.

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Short profile of 11 possible draft picks for the Detroit Lions, selecting at 2 overall.

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Iowa junior tackle Bryan Bulaga versus Georgia Tech junior defensive end Derrick Morgan is the premier matchup of the Orange Bowl.

Related link: Bulaga to announce draft intentions after the game.

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JBscouting's Week 19 small school Prospect Report is now available for $10.

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last updated: 01/04/10
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Florida junior Aaron Hernandez expected to declare for NFL draft.

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Marvin Austin and Five other North Carolina talented juniors will return for their senior seasons.

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Is Florida's Riley Cooper reneging on baseball deal with the Texas Rangers?

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Miami Hurricanes' Allen Bailey makes it official: He's coming back.

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Georgia Bulldogs junior safety Reshad Jones will enter the next NFL draft.

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Penn State junior linebacker Navarro Bowman will enter the next NFL draft.

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Injured U.S.C. running back Stafon Johnson expects to play in Senior Bowl.

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last updated: 01/03/10
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JBscouting's updated Top 100 Small School Seniors.

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U.S.F. defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul still mulling whether to enter NFL draft.

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Alabama could lose two junior defensive starters to the N.F.L.

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Florida junior cornerback Joe Haden declaring for NFL draft; which Gator is next?

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Media-Newswire.com: The top ten picks for the 2010 NFL Draft.

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England based draft fan Paul E. has posted his Draftable Senior Prospects Review -- Bowl Games 19 to 27 December at NFLUK.com.

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