A two-way player at Stanford, Merecic looked right at home on the offensive side of the ball on Tuesday. He caught everything thrown his way as a check-down receiver and even made a terrific reception deep down the middle of the field. Plus, his time spent at linebacker is reflected in his tenacity as a blocker and on special teams.
WRs Austin Pettis and Niles Paul
After dropping too many catchable balls on Monday, Pettis bounced back and had an outstanding second session. He ran precise routes and showed strong hands, reaching out to snatch the ball even against tight coverage. He also showed excellent concentration and body control by picking apart the defense along the sideline.
Paul demonstrated strong hands for the second consecutive day, helping alleviate what was a major concern coming into the Senior Bowl. What made his second practice much better is what he did during the live scrimmage, playing physical and taking the ball up the field.
Offensive Linemen Marcus Gilbert and James Carpenter
OT Marcus Gilbert
DE/OLB Brooks Reed
A hybrid defender out of Arizona, Reed found his comfort zone on Day Two when the coaching staff allowed him to get after the passer. He was also allowed to stand up on a handful of snaps, showcasing what he can do if asked to play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.