NFL Draft 2012, Senior Bowl Week: Catch Up On What's Happening in Mobile

Senior Bowl week will go by quickly and one of the best scouting opportunities of the offseason will soon be over. Make sure you're up to date on everything that's going on down in Alabama by checking out the links below:

2012 Senior Bowl: Five players who could breakout - Mocking The Draft
Every year, players hope to elevate their NFL Draft stock with good week of practices at the Senior Bowl. Last year, a great week of practices turned Baylor offensive lineman Danny Watkins into a first-round pick.

2012 Senior Bowl: Despite missing players, rosters full of talent - Mocking The Draft
This year's Senior Bowl rosters have several top players missing. Injuries knocked out quarterback Ryan Tannehill, wide receiver Kendall Wright and defensive tackle Devon Still. Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd pulled out. Stanford tight end Coby Fleener and West Virginia defensive end are simply nowhere to be found on the roster sheets.

2012 Senior Bowl: Some thoughts on the weigh-in portion - Mocking The Draft
Senior Bowl weigh-ins are complete and they featured a lot of what we expected. Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams is huge (6-foot-7, 323 pounds) and Alabama wide receiver Marquis Maze is not (5-foot-7, 184 pounds).

What to look for at the Senior Bowl | National Football Post
The NFP is down in Mobile, Alabama at the Senior Bowl this week. The beginning of the scouting process for some of the top talent in the 2012 NFL Draft. And here is what I am looking for when I watch practice.

Monday thoughts: Focus on defense, 3-4 & Senior Bowl " Seahawks Draft Blog
Pete Carroll and John Schneider really keyed in on the offensive line last April, spending their first pick on right tackle James Carpenter and then drafting John Moffitt. Coupled with the 2010 addition of Russell Okung and the free agent signing of Robert Gallery, this was some makeover. As it happens, all suffered injuries last season but the line coped thanks to improved depth and the coaching influence of Tom Cable.

2012 Senior Bowl: Defensive Preview | Articles
While the offensive side of the had some very intriguing match-ups, it's the defense that features some of the top tier talent of the Senior Class, especially at defensive end and linebacker. The senior class could have anywhere from 8-12 first round picks on this Senior Bowl defense, so you'll be sure NFL scouts will be in heavy numbers all week long.

2012 Senior Bowl: Offensive Preview | Articles
While by the time this is posted, the complete rosters haven't quite been posted, I'll still do my best to preview the offense here in what is a loaded running back and receiver class compared to last year. And in my eyes and an entire offensive side of the ball that should have anywhere from 6-10 first round draft selections.

Senior Bowl preview: Big week for Arizona QB Nick Foles - NFL - Sporting News
Players and coaches began arriving for Senior Bowl week with weigh-ins and practices beginning Monday in Mobile to see some of the best college football players in the nation. While many are underclassmen, there are plenty of elite prospects at the Senior Bowl that will make an impact in the NFL next season. A year ago, Von Miller dominated all week and turned out to be a premier rookie in 2011. So, who is this year’s Miller?

Early impressions from Senior Bowl weigh-ins - CBSSports.com
It might seem silly to think that lasting impressions can be made on scouts when athletes strut on stage for the weigh-ins prior to various all-star games but talent evaluators can take a lot from the height, weight, hand size, arm length, and general build of the athletes.

Senior Bowl Preview: The Top 10 Defensive Prospects | National Football Post
Looks like one of the better defensive groups in years.

Senior Bowl practice notes Day 1 | National Football Post
Who are the winners from day one?

Get Sharp: Welcome to the Senior Bowl | National Football Post
Joe Fortenbaugh and Wes Bunting take a look at a few of the intriguing prospects on this year’s rosters.

Senior Bowl Weigh-In Results | National Football Post
Who stole the show during this year’s weigh-in?

Draft Breakdown — Senior Bowl: 23 prospects, 23 questions
With an exciting week of Senior Bowl practices rapidly approaching, there is plenty for top prospects to prove. In honor of practices beginning on the 23rd of January, here are 23 questions that I have about 23 prospects heading in to Mobile:

Senior Bowl Preview: Offense " Tom Melton's NFL Draft Blog
Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State: Weeden is my top quarterback because he has what the scouts are looking for in terms of size and arm strength. It will be interesting to see how he does with a batch of new receivers, but I like him as a prospect. Do I think he’s a 1st rounder? No, but I think he may end up in the 2nd round or at least the 3rd round barring a very problematic week for him here.

His age will limit his stock, and it will definitely make him a polarizing candidate because I believe he will need a year of development before he can have significant success as a starter (meaning he would be about 30 years old by the time he was a starter). He’s got potential though and should have 6-8 years of quality quarterbacking in him if he is developed correctly, and that’s more than enough to spend a 2nd or 3rd round pick on if you need a quarterback.

Senior Bowl Preview: Defense " Tom Melton's NFL Draft Blog
Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall: Curry is a very talented player but when I watched him I just didn’t see 1st round ability from him. He’s been very productive at Marshall and deserves to be at the Senior Bowl, I just don’t know that I buy him as a 1st round pick based on the film I’ve seen of him. I will be very interested to see how he does against this significant jump in competition.

South Roster Weigh-in: South Roster " Tom Melton's NFL Draft Blog

Senior Bowl Weigh-in: North Roster " Tom Melton's NFL Draft Blog

Senior Bowl Notes: North Roster: Day 1 " Tom Melton's NFL Draft Blog
No quarterback really separated himself today in my opinion, but Kirk Cousins (Michigan State) looked solid as far as arm strength and accuracy. A couple of his deep balls wobbled a bit and two of them weren’t thrown to the correct shoulder that I saw, but it’s the first day and the QB’s and WR’s have no chemistry together yet. Russell Wilson (Wisconsin) struggled a bit and threw a number of passes that were either behind his intended receiver or they were not in stride so they had to slow down. Again, it comes down to a lack of chemistry, but he had his flashes.

I think Wilson has the strongest arm of the group, but it’s not a very strong-armed group of quarterbacks. Kellen Moore (Boise State) looks like he is in for a bit of a tough week. His arm strength is very average and while he threw a few nice balls today I just don’t think he has the arm to be a starter. You can overcome a lot of things with football IQ and intangibles but that lack of arm strength will limit him and any offense that chooses to make him their starter.

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