Senior Bowl South Team Practice Reports

Daily practice reports from the South Squad practices. Updates on Manny Lawson, Marcus Hudson, and T.J. Williams are included.

Player Pos School Height Weight Arm Hand
Brodie Croyle QB Alabama 6022 200 9 3/4 32

Weigh-In Notes: Slender....looks like a high-school kid.

Monday Practice Notes: Awkward placement on handoffs as he tries to hide the ball but it creates problems for the running back receiving the ball.  Holds the ball low and as a result displayed a slow release.  Did not work well with timing routes, delivering the ball late.
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Darrell Hackney QB UAB 5113 240 9 1/2 32 1/2

Weigh-In Notes: Short, built like a rock....thick arms and shoulders.

Monday Practice Notes:  Hides the ball well on his handoffs and plays it out as if he has the ball.  Good setup and strong arm and lead his receivers well.   Battled inconsistency with high and low throws.
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D.J. Shockley QB Georgia 6006 205 9 32 1/2

Weigh-In Notes: Slim and very slender.

Monday Practice Notes:  Held the ball high and displayed a quick release.  Threw some ducks and delivered the ball low to his receivers all day long.  His deep ball floated.  Extends the ball nicely to the running backs on handoffs.
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Joseph Addai RB LSU 5111 208 9.5 31 7/8

Weigh-In Notes: Slender yet cut and well built.

Monday Practice Notes: Hides extremely well behind his line and explodes through the hole. Showed deceptive speed.
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Andre Hall RB South Florida 5081 203 10 29 3/4

Weigh-In Notes: Defined and well built.

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Jerious Norwood RB Mississippi State 5113 205 10 32

Weigh-In Notes: Needs upper body development.

Monday Practice Notes:  Fastest played on the field and was able to get to the edge
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DeAngelo Williams RB Memphis 5084 208 9 1/2 31

Weigh-In Notes: Short, stout and compact.

Monday Practice Notes:  Dropped his first swing pass.  Showed patience and waits
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Garret Mills FB-TE Tulsa 6006 236 9 3/4 31 7/8

Weigh-In Notes: Broad chest\shoulders but needs toning...marginal muscle build.

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Marcedes Lewis TE UCLA 6057 254 10 3/8 35

Weigh-In Notes: Big shoulders and wide arms.

Monday Practice Notes:  Excellent hands.  Made the catch of the day, a one-handed grab against zone coverage that drew some applause from scouts.  The best route runner on the field and is strong in his release off the line.   Blocking needs some work.
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Anthony Mix TE Auburn 6040 242 9 3/8 33 5/8

Weigh-In Notes: Large with minimal tone.

Monday Practice Notes:  Inconsistent day.  Looked crisp on some routes but drifted on others.  Did not display great hands but battled some tough throws.
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T.J. Williams TE North Carolina State 6021 261 10 34 1/2

Weigh-In Notes: Thick with minimal definition.

Monday Practice Notes:  Looked weak on blocking assignments and was knocked down several times.  Limited opportunities in the passing game.
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Devin Aromashodu WR Auburn 6021 202 9 1/8 33 3/8

Weigh-In Notes: Needs upper body development.

Monday Practice Notes:  Dropped the first pass his way with no one in coverage.  Doesn't break parallel to the quarterback in his breaks which makes it look like the quarterback misfired but his routes were the culprit.  He does catch with his hands but had a tough day overall.
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Hank Baskett WR New Mexico 6024 220 9 33 1/4

Weigh-In Notes: Built but not ripped.

Monday Practice Notes:  Wound tight.  Worked hard all day but it made him sloppy.  Lined up wrong four to five times, which prompted his coach to say,?  This is not geometry.  It is easy.?  Tried to corral several passes outside of his range but came away unrewarded.
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Skyler Green WR LSU 5090 193 8 1/2 29 1/2

Weigh-In Notes: Not the build advertised for a smaller guy.

Monday Practice Notes:  Had to re-run more than one route on the day, particularly slants and in-routes. Showed a nice burst of speed and got behind several defenders deep.  Looks the ball in over the shoulder.
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Sinorice Moss WR Miami-Fl 5077 183 9 1/4 29 1/2

Weigh-In Notes: Tiny

Monday Practice Notes:  Smooth route runner who slips in his breaks.  Fast and physical off the line but game speed slows down in his route running.  That could be from the early slips.
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Ben Obomanu WR Auburn 6003 202 8 1/2 33 5/8

Weigh-In Notes:  Solid build.

Monday Practice Notes:  Catches the ball at the highest point and made some nice grabs
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Will Allen OL Texas 6046 318 10 1/8 33

Weigh-In Notes: No muscles tone in fact flabby.

Monday Practice Notes:  Showed nice ability and recognition in space.  Has a tendency to give up too much ground in his protection along with lacking much of a punch.  Was continually beat today by missing his initial punch.
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Ryan Cook OL New Mexico 6061 332 9 7/8 34

Weigh-In Notes: Terrible build with marginal muscle tone.....lots of room for improvement.

Monday Practice Notes:  Possesses long arms which showed to be both a burden and a blessing.  IF he hit his punch, the defender was dead in the water.   More often than not, he did not land said punch.    It should also be pointed out Cook played some right tackle as well today.
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Mike Degory OL Florida 6052 301 9 1/2 34 3/4

Weigh-In Notes: Thick but needs upper body development.

Monday Practice Notes: Degory not only played his natural position of center, but also got some reps at guard.   Showed a bad tendency to lead with the head which can lead him to be beat by quicker 1 techniques.
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Cody Douglas OL Tennessee 6043 317 9 3/4 32 1/2

Weigh-In Notes: Flabby stomach and chest.

Monday Practice Notes:  Has a non existent punch which lead him to be beat continuously today.  Was asked to pull and move in space once today and looked totally lost.   His one highlight was actually keeping Broderick Bunkley in check on one occasion.
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Max Jean-Gilles OL Georgia 6035 358 10 1/8 36

Weigh-In Notes: Thick and built  well for a 356-pound man.

Monday Practice Notes:  At first appeared dominant, after further review, Jean Gilles lacked a solid punch.   With his strength he was always able to overcome, but he consistently let defenders into his body giving them the upperhand from the snap.  
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Marcus McNeill OL Auburn        

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Monday Practice Notes:  First and foremost it's important to point out that McNeill did show up, albeit late.  His technique overall was putrid, and the coaching staff noticed as they did try to coach him up. McNeill was bending at the waist, playing with too wide of a base, and generally played with too much of his weight forward.   At times he was pushed around by players not of his caliber.
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Jonathan Scott OL Texas 6061 310 9 7/8 34 1/2

Weigh-In Notes:  Some definition but has room for improvement.

Monday Practice Notes:  Maddeningly inconsistent.  One snap Scott plays to his talent level and is absolutely dominant.   The next he was completely blown off the ball.   What was impressive was his athleticism today especially when asked to hook.   Was corrected by the coaching staff on playing high and showing a weak post leg.
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Albert Toeaina OL Tennessee 6047 338 10 3/4 32 7/8

Weigh-In Notes:  Wide, thick upper body and well proportioned.

Monday Practice Notes:  Corrected by the staff at one point for playing too high as well as setting up too deep in his pass set.  Did show some athleticism when beaten by a defender but recovered to run said defender off.
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Eric Winston OL Miami-Fl 6063 302 9 1/8 32 1/4

Weigh-In Notes:  Long, slender, looks like a TE and needs more muscle development.

Monday Practice Notes:  Bit of a surprise today, actually showing some of that first round talent.  There should still be some worries about how deep a set he can get, and how well he can handle speed rushers with his knee.   Faster rushers gave him some slight trouble, but Winston was able to recover to run them off.   Overall, Winston was never beaten in this area.
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Mark Anderson DL Alabama 6037 254 9 3/8 33 1/4

Weigh-In Notes:  V-shape and cut.

Monday Practice Notes:  Showed nice burst off the edge as well as a couple nice pass rush moves.   The best was a beautifully executed push/pull to get past Marcus McNeill.   Anderson overall was quick off the edge but showed more strength at the point of attack than expected.  Also received a few reps at linebacker today (the only ‘tweener' prospect on the South side to do so) showing a competence at jamming the tight end off the line.
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Brodrick Bunkley DL Florida State 6023 300 9 7/8 33 3/4

Weigh-In Notes:  Looked like a monster- 300lbs with no fat.

Monday Practice Notes:  Clearly the best defensive player on the field of the South squad.  Showed fantastic penetration usually by blowing his offensive linemen off the ball.   His quickness forced a fumble on a snap as well as registering the only "sack" of the day. 
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Elvis Dumerville DL Louisville 5112 258 9 1/8 32 3/4

Weigh-In Notes:  Thick upper body with solid tone.

Monday Practice Notes:  Disappointing first day.  Dumervil was ineffective both against the run and the pass.   His assortment of pass rush moves were stoned all day, never beating a lineman cleanly once.  His one play of the day was surprisingly against the run as he beat his opposing lineman across the fact to make one play in the backfield.
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Parys Haralson DL Tennessee 6007 250 9 7/8 34 1/8

Weigh-In Notes:  Linebacker-type build.

Monday Practice Notes:  A bit of a surprise on the first day, as one of the defensive line's better performers.   Haralson showed very nice quickness of the edge, culminating beautifully in a spin move which completely befuddled the opposing lineman. 
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Orien Harris DL Miami-Fl 6030 302 11 1/8 33 1/8

Weigh-In Notes:  Thick with a little flab.  Solid tone.

Monday Practice Notes:  Showed a tendency to slow down to complete pass rush moves.  Does come off the ball low and strongly. When just asked to shoot the gap, then Orien showed nice quickness off the ball, beating a few offensive lineman at the snap.
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Manny Lawson DL North Carolina State 6050 240 9 3/4 35 3/4

Weigh-In Notes:  Cut and well built....not much room for a lot of growth.

Monday Practice Notes:  The most athletic player along the defensive front here in Mobile. His drops in punt protection were VERY smooth and could give an indication as to his comfortability as possible linebacker. Explosive off the line.  Does a great job getting across the face of lineman on all downblocks which leads him to make more than his share of plays in the running game.  Uses his hands effectively.   One point even showed his strength by blowing Marcus McNeill into the backfield on a bulrush.
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Jesse Mahelona DL Tennessee 600 311 9 32

Weigh-In Notes:  Underdeveloped with a spare tire.

Monday Practice Notes:  Plays low.  TOO low.  Had trouble keeping his feet all afternoon.  Pad level will never come into question.
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Kamerion Wimbley DL Florida State 6033 245 10 1/2 34 1/4

Weigh-In Notes:  Wide and well built.  Skin-tight mucles.

Monday Practice Notes:  One of the more flexible players during stretching.  At one pointed destroyed Jon Scott by literally putting him on his backside.  Did show a tendency to attempt too many pass rush moves, thus rendering him ineffective.
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Kyle Williams DT LSU 6010 295 9 3/8 31 1/4

Weigh-In Notes:  No definition at all.

Monday Practice Notes:  Technically sound as a one technique.  Did show more than being the a "lunch pail" type player as he displayed quite a few moves to free himself up to make plays. 
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Spencer Havner LB UCLA 6027 239 10 3/8 33 3/4

Weigh-In Notes:  Slender with minimal tone.

Monday Practice Notes:  Not as comfortable dropping back in pass protection, but showed an ability to slink through traffic to make tackles in the running game.
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Thomas Howard LB UTEP 6027 234 10 1/4 32 3/4

Weigh-In Notes:  Stout and well built.

Monday Practice Notes:  Consistently plays too high.   His playing speed should be brought into question as well.
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Freddie Roach LB Alabama 6015 255 8 7/8 32

Weigh-In Notes:  No tone....thick with potential.

Monday Practice Notes:  Was corrected on playing too high.   Lost his gap responsibilities on multiple running plays.  Does approach the game with a hard nose attitude by aggressively taking on offensive lineman play after play.
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DeMeco Ryans LB Alabama 6011 229 8 5/8 32 1/8

Weigh-In Notes:  Rock solid.

Monday Practice Notes:  Arguably the most disappointing during the South squad practice today.   Ryans was constantly badgered by 49er linebacker coach, the great Mike Singletary.   Some of the quotes were; "You're thinking too much!" "You're slow to every play." "We have to get you to the ball!"   His pass drops were a little better, but not much.
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Gerris Wilkinson LB Georgia Tech 6026 234 10 1/8 34 1/2

Weigh-In Notes:  Big upper body.

Monday Practice Notes: No explosiveness whatsoever.  Coach Singletary was on Wilkerson quite a bit as well, especially the little things like setting the huddle properly.  Often took bad angles to the play.
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Travis Williams LB Auburn 5114 217 8 3/8 31 7/8

Weigh-In Notes:  Thin but built well for his ht\wt.

Monday Practice Notes:  Did not stick his nose up into the play today.  Playing at outside linebacker currently.
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Greg Blue DB Georgia 6017 220 8 1/2 33 1/4

Weigh-In Notes:  Well built with thick, muscular upper body.

Monday Practice Notes:  Good depth from the safety position.  Explodes from his backpedal towards the ball.  Not as good laterally and had trouble covering tight ends on crossing routes.
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Cedric Griffin DB Texas 6001 192 9 1/4 33

Weigh-In Notes:  Slender and needs toning.

Monday Practice Notes:  Displayed solid break on the ball with good closing speed but
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Roman Harper DB Alabama 5116 194 9 33 1/8

Weigh-In Notes:  Tone and thick.

Monday Practice Notes:  Reads the eyes of the receiver and is tight on the ball.  Will look back or put a hand up.  Too much depth on his dropbacks make him slow to recover in run support.
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Marcus Hudson DB North Carolina St        

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Monday Practice Notes:  Sticks to his man tight and is very physical at the line.  Displays a nice smooth backpedal and transition.  Does not look for the ball and missed an easy interception.
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Tim Jennings DB Georgia 5077 178 9 1/4 30

Weigh-In Notes:  Needs more weight work.

Monday Practice Notes:  Gets turned around on double moves with him being overaggressive.  He tended to force outside coverage and when that failed would get beat.  Didn't explode to the ball.
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Kelly Jennings DB Miami-Fl 5105 171 9 32 3/4

Weigh-In Notes:  Cut and well built.

Monday Practice Notes:  Puts himself in good position to make a play on the ball.  Does not take the right angles when closing that gap.  Does a good job of forcing the action to where his help is.
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Demario Minter DB Georgia 5110 189 8 3/8 32 1/2

Weigh-In Notes:  Minimal muscle tone and upper body.

Monday Practice Notes:  Doesn't drive towards the ball.  It makes you wonder if his
knee surgery is still affecting him.  He will cheat on the backpedal
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Pat Watkins DB Florida State 6042 205 10 3/8 34 1/4

Weigh-In Notes:  Small upper body.

Monday Practice Notes:  Plays high which makes his backpedal awkward.  Caught in limbo several times with responsibility when the tight end stayed in to block in passing downs.  Vocal on the field.
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Stephen Gostkowski K Memphis 6007 214 9 1/8 31

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