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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Youngstown State wide reciever Donald Jones is reportedly being added to the game for Wednesday practice sessions.
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow reportedly is battling a severe fever and strep throat while in Mobile.
Related link: Tebow was reportedly hospitalized Monday evening.
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.
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.
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.
Day 2 North Practice Report from Matt McGuire at Walterfootball.com.
Idaho guard Mike Iupati impresses scouts at Senior Bowl practice.
Murray State defensive end Austen Lane made a Senior Bowl diary entry.
TCU linebacker Daryl Washington was impressive in North practice.