Senior Bowl Risers and Sliders
Small-school QB turns heads at North's final practice
Posted: Wednesday January 23, 2008 3:47PM; Updated: Wednesday January 23, 2008 7:43PM
MOBILE, Ala. -- Today was the North's final opportunity to impress NFL scouts here. Wednesday is always the most important day of the week at the Senior Bowl and the practices are heavily attended. Several players took hold of the chance to showcase their skills.
Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware: Flacco is the most physically gifted passer at the Senior Bowl and he showed why today. He effortlessly tossed the deep passes and put speed on the outs, two throws he must complete at the next level.
Fred Davis, TE, USC: Davis plays like a receiver in a tight end's body. He runs good routes, beats defenders down the field and displays reliable hands.
Trevor Laws, DT, Notre Dame: Laws does not possess top NFL dimensions -- he measures just 6-foot, 300 pounds -- yet there is a lot to like about his game. He has played with a non-stop motor every day and is constantly around the ball.
Xavier Adibi, LB, Virginia Tech: Adibi's athleticism is apparent as he displays speed and range on the field. He stood out in morning drills before making several good plays during the scrimmage.
Kellen Davis, TE, Michigan State: Davis is another outstanding athlete who flashed dominance in all aspects of the tight end position today. He's not a finished product, but scouts love his upside potential.
Jordy Nelson, WR, Kansas State: Nelson is drawing comparisons to Anthony Gonzalez, the Colts' first-round pick from last year. He's a natural receiver with a terrific head on his shoulders. Nelson made a number of deep receptions today.