Senior Bowl: Wednesday Practice Notes

NC State players Leroy Harris, Tank Tyler, and A.J. Davis are participating in the 2007 Senior Bowl. Practices began Monday and here is an update on how the players performed on Wednesday.

Leroy Harris OL NC State 6024 298 33 10 3/8
Weigh-In Notes:
Thick but no definition.

Monday Practice Notes: Worked with the quarterbacks early taking snaps, but spent the rest of the day at left guard. Struggled immensely in pass protection. Did not show the patience to engage a defender on his initial punch. Also struggled working in in space. Showed the athleticism to get to the second level, but seemed lost at times picking up defenders.

Tuesday Practice Notes: No update.

Wednesday Practice Notes: Not dressed again today due to a possible knee injury. Severity is not yet known.

Demarcus Tyler DL NC State 6021 323 33 9 3/4
Weigh-In Notes:
Sloppy with lots of rolls. Needs to wear the "bro".

Monday Practice Notes: All power and no finesse. Showed no moves to get off of blocks in either the running game or in his pass rush. Was corrected multiple times on his gap and making the right read.

Tuesday Practice Notes: The nickname of Tank certainly applies, it is always straight ahead while trying to overpower everything in front of him. The one nice thing was his ability to get extension, but was never able to get off blocks after doing so.

Wednesday Practice Notes: FINALLY showed some pass rush moves. He coupled this with great burst off of the snap during today's practice. Solid day and starting to show improvement.

A.J. Davis DB NC State 5102 180 29 3/4 9 3/8
Weigh-In Notes:
Bird legs and thin upper body.

Monday Practice Notes: Looked bad. Gave up a lot of receptions. Showed some quickness in his break but got beat most of the day.

Tuesday Practice Notes: Tends too leave too generous a cushion and needs to close on passes much faster. He shows good recognition skills and does a good job of anticipating the play. His technique is solid but as a prospect he seems unspectacular.

Wednesday Practice Notes: A slower player who is often late to break for the ball, Davis must do a better job getting in front of receivers. He lacks the anticipation and play recognition necessary to be an elite defender. He is a fluid athlete, though, and his fundamentals are sound.

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