Risers and Sliders (cont.)
Posted: Tuesday January 22, 2008 6:57PM; Updated: Tuesday January 22, 2008 10:49PM
Colt Brennan/QB/Hawaii: Brennan's inadequate arm strength is obvious to all in attendance. His passes lack any velocity which gives the defensive backs extra time to break up his throws, something that's been a common occurrence.
Andre Woodson/QB/Kentucky: Woodson has been all over the place with his throws and has shown poor accuracy. His receivers are consistently slowing up in routes, reaching back or leaving their feet in order to try and catch the ball.
Mike McGlynn/G/Pittsburgh: McGlynn was beaten like a drum by a number of defensive linemen. He does not possess the athleticism necessary to stop the quicker tackles.
One of the benefits of the Senior Bowl is it allows NFL coaching staffs to try players at different positions, some which they rarely played. The San Francisco 49ers staff has taken advantage of this with the South squad. Mike McGlynn of Pittsburgh, a tackle in college, has been used almost exclusively at guard. Georgia Tech's Darrell Robertson, an undersized defensive end, was stood up over tackle as a rush linebacker. And cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie of Tennessee State was placed at safety for most of practice. Scouts and coaches from different teams around the league appreciate this as it gives them a jump start on the potential upside or limitations of several prospects.
Miami Hurricane linebacker Tavares Gooden was sent home after his medical exam on Monday revealed a hip injury.
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