California defensive end Cameron Jordan was a bad man Tuesday in Mobile and looked like the North squad's best pass rusher off the edge in team drills. (Tom Hauck/Getty)
California DE Cameron Jordan
Teams can never have enough pass rushers at the NFL level, and Jordan looked like the pick of the litter throughout 11-on-11 drills Tuesday for the North squad. The 6-4, 283-pounder simply camped out in the enemy backfield for most of the morning session, and Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi is probably going to have nightmares about Jordan the rest of the week. Should Jordan prove to be big quick enough to play in the 4-3 and also big enough to play in the 3-4, he could be one of the more sought-after defensive ends available once April's draft arrives.
Tennessee TE Luke Stocker
Perhaps the most impressive receiving threat during Tuesday's afternoon session for the South team wasn't a receiver at all, but rather Stocker from the tight end position. The 6-6, 253-pounder delivered the highlight of the day when he reeled in a high pass down the seam from Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy in 7-on-7 action, managing to hold on after getting lit up and laid out by Clemson safety Marcus Gilchrist. McElroy, Florida State's Christian Ponder and TCU's Andy Dalton were looking Stocker's direction early and often, as the former Volunteer proved to be the perfect security blanket on short- and intermediate-range throws and never let a ball hit the ground from start to finish.
North Carolina CB Kendric Burney
While the Senior Bowl appears to be lacking a premier cornerback that can simply take away half the field in Darrelle Revis-like fashion, Burney did his best to earn "tallest midget" honors during positional drills. Despite being only 5-9 and 190 pounds, Burney liked mixing it up in bump-and-run coverage and proved to be too physical for many of the wideouts he went up against in Tuesday's session. However, most scouts are still waiting to see Burney -- or any corner, for that matter -- make a break on the ball like a heat-seeking missile and come up with a clean interception in team drills.
Texas A&M LB Von Miller
Miller is one of the darlings of the dance through two days of action at Ladd Peebles Stadium, as he looks to be an ideal fit on the outside of a 3-4 scheme with his ability to chase down QBs and ball carriers from sideline to sideline. No question about it, he's a linebacker that loves to attack the line of scrimmage and packs a punch with his 6-3, 243-pound frame, highlighted by the quality showing he had in 9-on-7 work. However, once it was time to move on to 7-on-7, he seemed to be a bit lost in coverage and does not appear comfortable when retreating, and he was exploited more than one time on medium-depth passes.
Indiana OL James Brewer
Mobile is overflowing with offensive line talent this week, but Brewer must have been absent the day they handed out said talent in Bloomington based on the performance he put together Tuesday for the North team. Be it outside at tackle or inside at guard, the 6-8, 331-pounder is stiff as a board and was getting beaten repeatedly in both positional drills and team action. Fellow former Hoosier Rodger Saffold was a late bloomer in last year's evaluation process and ended up having a tremendous rookie year for the Rams, but Brewer will almost certainly not be following in those footsteps.
Texas CB Curtis Brown
Brown has ideal size to be a Cover-2 corner at the next level because he's 6-feet and 184 pounds, and he better hope the team that selects him in April plays a lot of zone because his man-to-man skills are lacking. The former Longhorn was on the wrong end of one of the most memorable plays of Tuesday's practice for the South team, getting burned for a touchdown on an out-and-up route from Hawaii's Greg Salas. And it's not like Salas is one of the speed merchants in Mobile, as he's probably a 4.6 guy at best in the 40, but he still made Brown look foolish with a slick double move.
|John Crist is an NFL Analyst for Scout.com, a voter for the Heisman Trophy and a member of the Professional Football Writers of America.|