Scout.com All-Senior Bowl team

After three days of watching every practice, the Scout.com contingent at the Senior Bowl picks their all-star team before the actual all-star game is played. Did your favorite prospect make the cut?

MOBILE, Ala. – After three days and six practices, the Scout.com team of writers at the Senior Bowl picked the players they thought had the best week of practices. Here are their picks for the Scout.com All-Senior Bowl team before the game is played:

OFFENSE
QB Garrett Grayson – It wasn’t a great showing for the Senior Bowl quarterbacks, but Grayson was the most consistent of those in Mobile. He has the zip to succeed, but he will have to be much more consistent.

RB David Johnson – He is exceptional when in the open field, so getting him swing passes should be a staple of his routine at the next level. Hop-step acceleration gets him into open space often enough running the ball.

FB Jalston Fowler – With good speed for a fullback, he offers some potential as an occasional tailback and excels in short-yardage situations. He was consistently one of the best in the backfield all week.

WR Sammie Coates – He was a bit inconsistent catching the ball, but his big frame (6-foot-2, 213 pounds), leaping ability and desire to snatch every ball he can will play well in the NFL.

WR Devin Smith – With quickness to burn, Smith was a tough assignment for all the cornerbacks to handle throughout the week. Getting deep isn’t his forte, but he can do that, too.

TE Clive Walford – One of the best offensive players at the Senior Bowl, his catches and ability to accelerate were discussed often throughout the week. He made several great adjustments on poorly thrown passes.

OT T.J. Clemmings – He’s a potential first-round pick, despite needing to work on handling the speed rushers on a consistent basis. Showcased natural skill and developed technique at swinging pass rushers wide of the pocket. He also excelled at knocking his assignment down in the run game.

G Laken Tomlinson – He possesses a massive frame and handled perhaps the best player at the Senior Bowl, DT Danny Shelton, most of the time they faced off.

C Reese Dismukes – Simply solid, at 6-foot-3 and 296 pounds he was a rock in the running game and worked often to get to the second level and open running lanes. He is good in pass protection, too, with desirable feet and balance.

G Tre Jackson – Jackson is a tough inside player that showcases power, tenacity and good footwork. He plays with good leverage and fights for every inch in pass pro. He does a nice job of driving his legs while run blocking.

OT La’el Collins – A projected first-round pick, Collins played well and did a nice job on Markus Golden in one-on-one drills and pancaked Preston Smith in a run-blocking drill.

DEFENSE
DE Markus Golden – Golden made plays during the 11-on-11 team periods. The defensive end could have had two sacks and a forced fumble in a span of a few snaps early in the second day.

DT Danny Shelton – He admits he’s likely a 3-4 nose guard and looks up to Haloti Ngata. He can take on double teams, shed and make the play on a consistent basis.

DT Gabe Wright – The 6-3, 299-pounder dominated in the trenches. Wright flashed some quickness and was all-around solid all week.

DE Za’Darius Smith – Although he didn’t pop on the final day of practice, he had a strong week of work in one-on-one drills. Smith is a specimen and plays with a chip on his shoulder. His bull-rush is powerful. He has a really strong bull rush but could develop a better swim move and hand-placement technique.

OLB Nate Orchard – He played a lot of defensive end at the Senior Bowl and was a consideration there, but he’s likely a pass-rushing outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense that will create a lot of problems for NFL quarterbacks in the future.

MLB Stephone Anthony – He flows nicely in zone coverage with the quarterback’s eyes, but he looked shorter than the 6-foot-2 he measured in at and occasionally let tight ends get behind him in coverage. He hustles to the ball, can break up crossing routes and is ready to lay a hit in the deep zone.

OLB Lynden Trail – At 6-foot-6, he could play defensive end, outside linebacker or even some tight end, but he really cuts down the passing lanes with his long arms when he drops in coverage.

CB Quinten Rollins – For one year of playing college football (he was a point guard for three years prior), Rollins was extremely impressive keeping up with any receiver coming his way.

S Cody Prewitt – Prewitt was intense in Day 3 of practice. He showed range as the centerfield patrolman and good instincts in coverage, reading the QB.

S Kurtis Drummond – Drummond’s length as a pass defender gives him the edge over his fellow Senior Bowl safeties. He has excellent speed to be solid in pass coverage, although he has been known to bite on moves. His size suggests he’s better suited to cover than support against the run.

CB Kevin White – He’s physical and a scrappy hand fighter, which could get him into some hot water at the pro level. But on the final day of practice he set himself apart.

Scout.com’s Greg Arias, Chad Jensen, Nate Latsch, Jamie Newberg and Phillip B. Wilson and contributed to this report.


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