TUESDAY 1/24, 2:45 p.m.
Injury update: North offensive lineman Joe Looney of Wake Forest, who was practicing for the first time today after being named as an injury replacement, was hurt this morning. Reports indicate it could be a torn ligament that requires surgery.
TUESDAY 1/24, 10:30 a.m.
Roster adjustments announced Monday night. Texas A&M running back Cyrus Gray is out after failing his physical. He'll be replaced by Louisiana Tech RB Lennon Greer, who had an impressive East-West Shrine game.
Also, Arizona State OL Garth Gerhart is also out (finger). He'll be replaced on the North roster by Wake Forest OL Joe Looney.
Additionally, Tennessee DL Malik Jackson to the South roster.
More later. Practice beginning.
MONDAY 1/23, 4:00 p.m.
Full Senior Bowl rosters:
A few players pulled out late, including Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still, the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, along with Oklahoma State offensive tackle Levi Adcock, Auburn offensive tackle Brandon Mosley, and Cal linebacker Mychal Kendricks. Also, highly regarded Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright was a late scratch with an ankle injury. Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd, rumored to be a Bears target, disappointed scouts by not appearing.
The replacements announced are: Illinois OT Jeff Allen, Cal WR Marvin Jones, Cincinnati DT Derek Wolfe, and Texas A&M's DT Tony Jerod-Eddie.
MONDAY 1/23, 3:30 p.m.
At 6-7, 323-pounds Ohio State OT Mike Adams passed the eyeball test. He has a broad set of shoulders, carried his weight well and looked well proportioned through both the upper and lower half. He wasn't quite as long as I thought though with 33 ¾ inch arms. However, his board set of shoulders gave him a wingspan of 82 ½, which is a "plus."
North Carolina's DE Quinton Coples looked the part of an athletic, tall, long-armed defensive lineman. He measured in at just under 6-6, was 281-pounds with an 80 ¼ inch wingspan. He won the "best dressed" prospect yesterday and was very articulate at the initial press conference. Should be a consensus top ten pick.
Keep an eye on Georgia CB Brandon Boykin. He missed the 5-10 mark -coming in at 5092- but was a muscular looking 183-pounds. He was cut up through the upper body, had a strong looking set of arms and V-cut frame. Boykin had an impressive college career. Interested to see how he practices.
Jeff Curts has written for the Bleacher Report, Examiner.com, NFL Draft Dog and published The Slant...NFL Draft Newsletter. Curts is a graduate of Sports Management Worldwide, having completed the Scout & General Manager course under the direction of former NFL scout and current Sporting News draft expert Russ Lande. Jeff is founder and publisher of the Web site Bears Claws and hosts the program "Bears Claws" on BlogtalkRadio. He is a regular contributor to BearReport.com.