Senior Bowl: Tuesday Practice MVPs's NFL analysts and writers watched the North and South team practices on Tuesday in Mobile--and then voted on the standout player from each session. Find out who they selected inside...

Dexter McCluster | Ole Miss

Three words immediately flowed from the mouths of our NFL experts in Mobile when the group selected wide receiver Dexter McCluster as Tuesday's South Team MVP.




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With his quick burst at the snap, the 5-foot-8, 165-pound receiver created the best separation from would-be defenders when compared with all of the other wide receivers who ran routes on Tuesday. His sure-handed grabs included some athletic efforts. Whether leaping or diving was required, McCluster repeatedly put himself in position to end up with the football. 

McCluster's versatility as a running back, wide receiver and returns specialist has been impressive this week. And whenever he touches the ball, the star athletes sharing the field with him know that he's capable of making big plays.

With his well-rounded skill set, McCluster will be capable of providing an immediate return to the NFL club that drafts him this April.

Brandon Graham | Michigan

During one-on-one pass-rush drills on Tuesday, Graham was unstoppable. During four consecutive battles with some of the nation's top offensive lineman, the 6-foot-1, 263-pound defensive lineman took no prisoners, easily winning all four contests.

It wasn't even debatable.

Graham is more than fast. He uses his size and strength well, getting under his opponent and allowing leverage to do some of the work for him.

A first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2009, Graham finished the season with 10.5 sacks and a team-leading 26 tackles for a loss.

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