Victor Abiamiri/Notre Dame: Looked athletic during the linemen drills displaying a quick change of direction and good lateral speed. He struggled moving in reverse during linebacker drills and dropped several easy "interceptions".
Gaines Adams/Clemson: Hands down the star of the morning session. Looked like a supreme athlete on the field, effortlessly moving in all directions with speed. He showed good punch with his hands and was outstanding in linebacker drills. Fluid moving in reverse, he opened his hip to simulate transitioning in coverage and displayed good hands for the "interception".
C.J. Ah You/Oklahoma: Ran well in the forty yet did not look athletic in drills. Showed an average change of direction and had no punch with his hands.
Antwan Applewhite/San Diego St.: Applewhite ran slower than expected and had some problems in the drills. Not real fluid, he was all over the place and displayed limited balance. That said Applewhite did show good overall quickness, moved with speed in every direction and did a solid job in linebacker drills.
Baraka Atkins/Miami-Fl: Atkins performed well in all areas, which is no surprise. He was fluid, showed quick feet and practiced with good balance. Now if he only played that way consistently.
Dan Bazuin/Central Michigan: Bazuin struggled today and as a result his draft stock will drop. After some disappointing times in the forty his practice session was poor. Bazuin looked like a limited athlete, struggled changing direction and was terrible during linebacker drills. Slow in his hips, he could not backpedal and was constantly slipping to the turf.
Larry Birdine/Oklahoma: Birdine was another who watched his draft stock tumble. He did not display the athleticism expected.
Alan Branch/Michigan: Branch worked hard and ran reasonably well in the forty. And while he flashed athleticism he quickly faded during the practice session and seemed out of shape. His stock is slipping. Several teams we spoke with at today's workouts said were it any ordinary player from any ordinary program they'd probably stamp him with a third round grade. Expect Branch to make a Jimmy Kennedy like fall in the draft.
Kareem Brown/Miami-Fl: It was mind-boggling to many that Brown did not run the forty. He did workout and it was nothing special.
Adam Carriker/Nebraska: Carriker ran well and lifted reasonably well (33-reps) yet looked tight in drills. We were expecting a good workout that would get him top 12 consideration but it was not the case.
Tim Crowder/Texas: Crowder was fantastic from start to finish. He's a fluid athlete with good movement skills. And while he needs to work on his backpedal, for the most part Crowder did a good job in the linebacker drills.
Victor Degrate/Oklahoma St: Degrate's times in the forty were disappointing but he practiced at a much faster tempo displaying a good burst and solid quickness.
Charles Johnson/Georgia: Johnson ran relatively well then showed a lot of athleticism in the drills. Quick footed, Johnson moved well in every area of the field and practiced fast. He was smooth in reverse showing a backpedal and the ability to open his hips.
Turk McBride/Tennessee: McBride was another who displayed solid overall quickness and the ability to move in all directions with ease.
Brandon Mebane/California: It was a struggle for Mebane whose draft stock took a hit. After some poor forty times Mebane did not show much balance moving around the field. He strained to quickly change direction.
Jay Moore/Nebraska: Moore is also watching his stock drop after a poor performance. Moore was unexpectedly slow running the forty and was just average during the drills.
Quentin Moses/Georgia: The downward plunge of Quentin Moses continues. After some horrible forty times Moses was equally ineffective in drills. Moses was slow to react, showed no hand punch whatsoever and dropped a lot of passes during linebacker drills.
Brian Robison/Texas: Robison ran the forty fast and jumped well. His practice session was solid but not as exceptional as his marks. Robison was slow pedaling in reverse and showed average lateral speed. Will his great workout push Robison up draft boards? Probably not- he was known as a great athlete and the numbers turned in today were not unexpected. The fact is Robison does not consistently play to these numbers on the field.
Demarcus Tyler/North Carolina St: Tyler didn't do a bad job. Showing up some 17-pounds lighter then his Senior Bowl weight, Tyler showed some toughness finishing the workout after injuring his leg during the first forty.
Lamarr Woodley/Michigan: We wrote last week that Woodley's workout performances had been so poor it was decided he would not participate at the combine. That is exactly what happened today as he did nothing. People close to the situation told us Woodley has been intimidated since the first day of Senior Bowl practice, when he was beat up on then came up lame with a hamstring injury. That injury is questionable to many. The same people told us there is a fear on Woodley's behalf of performing poorly. Regardless, his stock is taking a major tumble and right now he is a stretch to stay in the top 60 picks.
|Victor Abiamiri||6042||267||4.84||4.90||Notre Dame|
|C.J. Ah You||6036||274||4.69||4.72||Oklahoma|
|Jay Alford||6033||304||5.15||5.25||Penn State|
|Antwan Applewhite||6027||250||4.70||4.73||San Diego State|
|Dan Bazuin||6027||266||4.75||4.90||Central Michigan|
|Larry Brown||6025||297||5.25||5.25||Oklahoma State|
|Mkristo Bruce||6056||268||5.09||5.10||Washington State|
|Noland Burchette||6017||259||5.10 (inj)||Virginia Tech|
|Victor DeGrate||6025||249||4.91||4.78||Oklahoma State|
|Quinton Echols||6007||328||5.44||5.38||Kansas State|
|Jacob Ford||6035||249||4.75||INJ||Central Arkansas|
|Antonio Johnson||6030||310||5.22||5.21||Mississippi State|
|Derek Landri||6024||288||DNR||DNR||Notre Dame|
|Ryan McBean||6043||286||5.03||4.94||Oklahoma State|
|David Patterson||6021||285||5.10||5.19||Ohio State|
|Quinn Pitcock||6024||299||4.93||4.88||Ohio State|
|Jay Richardson||6055||279||5.09||5.03||Ohio State|
|Clifton Ryan||6026||310||5.03||5.03||Michigan State|
|DeMarcus Tyler||6022||306||5.35||INJ||North Carolina State|