Senior Bowl: Final analysis (cont.)
Posted: Thursday January 24, 2008 6:45PM; Updated: Friday January 25, 2008 2:40PM
Red Bryant, DT, Texas A&M: Bryant's performance this week was a bit of a surprise. He displayed the power he's known for and also showed consistent intensity, something his game lacks. Scouts think the fact that Bryant, who struggled with a knee injury the past two seasons, may finally be healthy has a lot to do with his improved play.
Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn: Lee was one of the few defensive backs who put together a complete week. He displayed skill in man coverage as well as zone. Lee's stock will only improve with fast forty times at the combine.
Colt Brennan, QB, Hawaii: Brennan had a lot to gain this week but in the end fell short. His poor arm strength is troubling, as it gave defensive backs more than enough time to break up his passes. Scouts feel there is a place for Brennan as a backup signal-caller in a timing offense, yet most agree he presently grades as a mid-to-late round draft pick.
Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky: Woodson's arm strength was not questioned, but his terrible accuracy and pass placement has scouts concerned. His receivers were constantly slowing up in routes or reaching back to grab errant passes. He was considered a potential first-round choice prior to the Senior Bowl, but is now likely to fall out of the initial two frames.
Adarius Bowman, WR, Oklahoma State: Bowman had his troubles from the start, dropping passes daily while displaying minimal speed to his game. He showed signs of improvement during the final day, but it won't be enough to keep him in the draft's first 60 picks.
Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College: Cherilus was expected to have a big week but failed to deliver. He possesses the size and strength to start in the NFL, but his inability to block in anything other than a small area was troublesome. Cherilus now needs a big combine to preserve being a first-round choice.
Terrence Wheatley, CB, Colorado: Wheatley struggled and consistently looked overmatched in practice. He lacks the size to cover the large receivers and did not show the foot speed to keep up with faster wide outs.
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