South Team Offensive

Like most Jacksonville Jaguars run practices this millennium, Monday's South team offense at the Senior Bowl Practice was anything but a how to clinic on offensive efficiency. Still, there were a few players who stood out positively, and many more who are looking for bounce back performances.

One of the most impressive players was mammoth LSU guard Herman Johnson. Johnson had reportedly weighed in at a buffet-busting 382 pounds while standing 6'7". Despite having the size that would make any Sumo wrestler jealous, Johnson showed surprising agility and was commended often by Jaguars offensive line coach Andy Heck.

Crouching down next to Johnson was Ole Miss left tackle Michael Oher. Oher was a slim and trim 309 lbs., and put forth his usual dominating performance that figures him to be a top-ten draft pick.

"I'm just trying to prove that I have the total package to be an elite tackle in the NFL," Oher told Scout.com.

The most impressive pass catcher was certainly USC wide receiver Patrick Turner. The giant 6'5", 220 lb. pass catcher easily blew by defensive backs while running seamless routes. Turner showed the most consistent hands of any wideout in practice, and made the highlight catch of the day as he reeled in a deep ball down the sideline throw from Alabama's John Parker Wilson.

"Over the course of my four-year career at USC it's really prepared me for playing against the great players that are here this week," Turner told Scout.com.

Another big pass catching target was Conference USA star tight end, Shawn Nelson (Southern Miss). The 6'5" target consistently caught everything thrown his way, and he turned the heads of several scouts with his overall hands, route running, and consistency.

"He's good," Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson said of Nelson. "He's a big guy, he runs really well and he catches the ball well."

As good as the play of Turner and Nelson were, there was some terrible play from plenty of other pass catchers. Georgia's Mohamed Massaquoi followed up his zero catch Capital One Bowl showing by displaying inconsistent hands for much of the day. Late addition, University of Arizona wideout Mike Thomas appeared nervous as he dropped plenty of passes throughout the nearly two-hour practice session.

Alabama tight end Travis McCall, and N.C. State tight end Anthony Hill may have had the worst days of any of the tight ends, as they each dropped more passes than they caught. The only representative from the BCS champion Florida Gators, tackle Jason Watkins had a tough time at right tackle, where he didn't look comfortable at all, and showed poor footwork.


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