Wednesday UA Senior Bowl Notes: South Team NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber points out some of the players who stood out during Wednesday afternoon's South team practice. Also, guess what top flight wide receiver won't participate in Saturday's Under Armour Senior Bowl? Find out inside...

  • Texas WR Limas Sweed remained out of practice today with a heavily-wrapped left hand. On Tuesday, Sweed suffered a sprain during workouts and will be out of Saturday’s Under Armour Senior Bowl.

  • Wednesday afternoon’s practice session for the South team was an interesting event. The play on the field was much improved and the battles were taken to another level. There were two heated exchanges during the afternoon. One involved Texas A&M DT Red Bryant and Vanderbilt OT Chris Williams. The other was between Hampton DE Kendall Langford and Newberry College OG Heath Benedict. The coaches allowed the players to mix it up until the exchanges got out of hand. The competition is underway.

LSU CB Chevis Jackson hauls in an interception against Alabama.
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  • Even though Chris Williams was involved in an altercation this afternoon, he has still shined on the field. Williams is a massive 6-foot-6, 317-pound tackle who has a mean streak. He’s fared well in one-on-one drills and moves well laterally. He has a solid base and shields defenders nicely. Williams has been a big hit with a variety of team officials after practice.

  • LSU CB Chevis Jackson continued his consistent play on Wednesday. He displayed great awareness in coverage and defended intermediate and vertical routes well. The Broncos expressed interest in Jackson today.

  • Georgia Tech punter Durant Brooks displayed a strong leg today at practice. He had great hang time on his punts and was consistently pinning the ball inside the 20-yard line.

  • One tight end who has impressed scouts this week is Tennessee’s Brad Cottam. Cottam had a good workout this afternoon and flashed soft hands and the ability to gain yards after the catch. At 6-foot-8, 257-pounds, Cottam has great size and good speed, and is an intriguing threat over the middle.


A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999.

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