Senior Bowl final notebook

Bear Report correspondent Jeff Curts empties his notebook from a week of Senior Bowl practices, highlighting players that could potentially be on the radar of the Chicago Bears.

WR Brian Quick, Appalachian State (6-3, 222)
Excellent size and good hands. Not a blazer but has enough speed and quickness. Good use of his body to shield from defenders. Willing to catch in traffic and block.

C Mike Brewster, Ohio State (6-4, 310)
Smart, strong, quick and intense. Understands blocking schemes. Needs improvement in pass protection. Flashes a mean streak. Had an up-and-down week. Got overpowered at times in one-on-ones. Intense. Fun to watch his matchups against Michigan DT Mike Martin. Brewster displays good fundamentals and maintains base.

OT Mike Adams, Ohio State (6-7, 323)
Mountain of a man. Long arms and displays good footwork. Could use added bulk and strength. Comfortable as a run blocker and pass protector. Similar frame to Bears T Gabe Carimi. Good technique.

G Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin (6-3, 315)
Big and strong. Dominant as a run blocker. Still improving, best football lies ahead. Adequate in pass protection but struggled at times during the week of practice. Played four years at Wisconsin without redshirting, so arrow is pointing up.

S George Iloka, Boise State (6-3, 222)
Versatile, can play either safety or cornerback. Good size. Reliable run defender. Decent instincts and change of direction. Made a nice interception in team drills. Active.

DE Cam Johnson, Virginia (6-3, 267)
Explosive edge rusher with first-step quickness. Tough and aggressive. Good run defender. Makes plays. Solid in one-on-ones during week of practice.

OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia (6-5, 346)
Steady performer. Showed the versatility to play tackle or kick inside. Long arms, good balance and footwork. Aggressive with a good hand punch. Can be inconsistent with his technique.

WR Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M (6-4, 217)
May have been most disappointing player in Mobile. Struggled in one-on-ones, lacked quickness getting into his routes and dropped a lot of balls.

WR Dwight Jones, North Carolina (6-3, 226)
Good size and sure hands. Developing route runner. Looked smooth.

DE/LB Jake Bequette, Arkansas (6-4, 264)
Moved to linebacker on the eve of practice and understandably struggled the first two days. Looked better in Wednesday's full-padded practice, showing mobility, strength, and range in one-on-ones and team drills. Intense.

LB Nigel Bradham, Florida State (6-1, 237)
Quick, alert, can cover. Needs to demonstrate more consistency. Looks the part.

TE Michael Egnew, Missouri (6-2, 251)
Athletic pass catcher who neither helped nor hurt his cause. Catches the ball well but frame could use more bulk. Didn't standout.

CB Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt (5-11, 188)
Confident cover corner with good instincts. Aggressive. Ran hot and cold in one-on-one matchups.

CB George Iloka, Boise State (6-3, 222)
Well-sized. Tough. Displayed good range and ball instincts. Showed up in team drills with a diving interception. Willing tackler. Added versatility with ability to play corner.

CB D'Anton Lynn, Penn State (5-11, 205)
May be better suited to play safety. Aggressive, good size, with fair range. Seemed tight in the hips.

LB Keenan Robinson, Texas (6-3, 240)
Big, strong and mobile. Good reads. Handles coverage well. Steady week of practice. Strong-side linebacker.

OT Zebrie Sanders, Florida State (6-5, 308)
Demonstrates good footwork and balance. Good drive blocker. Fair in pass protection. Could use added strength. Held his own against top-flight pass rush competition.

DT Tydreke Powell, North Carolina (6-2, 309)
Unsung member of South team's star-studded line. Plays tall sometimes and needs to use better leverage. Displayed good functional strength. Still developing his technique.

DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina (6-5, 281)
Top prospect in Mobile. A "poor man's" Julius Peppers. Good size, strength, and burst. Explosive edge rusher but not an elite burst. Good use of hands. Can set the edge and play the run. Likely Top 10 pick.


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.

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