Senior Bowl: Practice Week All-Stars

Our NFL experts and writers who watched the practices in Mobile came up with their overall first-team starters from the combined North and South squads--strictly based on how players performed during Senior Bowl practice sessions this week. Take a look at who made the cut.

QB: Jarrett Brown, West Virginia
"The 6-foot-3, 219-pound signal caller has displayed poise in the pocket, good footwork and recognition skills, and delivered a catchable ball to receivers." -Chris Steuber
RB:  LeGarrette Blount, Oregon
"At 6-foot, 245 pounds, Blount is a big, physical runner who excels between the tackles...he's displayed patience, excellent vision and a burst through the line." -Chris Steuber
RB: Rashawn Jackson, Virginia
"Jackson has been a consistent runner, receiver and blocker...has finished all of his runs strong, and is being recognized as a big back rather than a fullback." -Chris Steuber
WR: Dexter McCluster, Ole Miss
"As a wide receiver, he almost always created space because of his quick feet and explosion out of the cuts...he also returns punts and kickoffs and could line up in the backfield, maybe even in a Wildcat role." - Tim Yotter 
WR: Jacoby Ford, Clemson 
"Ford has the quickness...blazing speed, finds the creases in the defense and catches pass after pass. He got away from press coverage nicely by getting a quick release off the line and ran smooth routes..." -Tim Yotter
TE: Jimmy Graham, Miami
"...has been running the smoothest routes of any of the tight ends...He uses his hands well to gain separation, and his gliding running style looks effortless...Graham became a consistent downfield threat..." -Ed Thompson
OT: Ciron Black, LSU
"He's equally adept at handling the speed rush or the bull rush when pass protecting. And Black uses his physical size and sound technique to be a force in the running game as well." -Ed Thompson
OT: John Jerry, Ole Miss
"He's a physically strong player who excelled in the run game and who knows how to tie-up his opponent. In pass protection he handles the bull rush better than a speed rush." -Ed Thompson
OG: Mike Iupati, Idaho
"Iupati possesses the overall mass and versatility that teams salivate over....Iupati played with leverage, displayed quick feet and kept the defender at bay during individual drills." -Chris Steuber
OG: Vladimir Ducasse, Massachusetts
"He's quick off the snap, has great strength and is able to maul the opposition on the line. He's surprisingly athletic and has long arms that help him in pass protection." -Chris Steuber
C: J.D. Walton, Baylor
"Walton has been strong enough to handle power and quick enough to handle inside moves...He's also got some nasty in him..." -Bill Huber
DE: Brandon Graham, Michigan
"Scouts...are raving about his relentless motor and his ability to get in on everyone he faces...combines a quick first step and tremendous leverage to gain an advantage against the opposition." -Chris Steuber
DE: Alex Carrington, Arkansas State
"He's undoubtedly raised his stock with his speed and pass rushing ability...He comes out of his stance with a powerful and startling burst. And his lateral movement along the line and when in pursuit is very polished." -Ed Thompson
DT: Jared Odrick, Penn State
"Odrick is the textbook illustration of what 3-4 teams look for in a defensive end...he's got the size to hold up against the run and the athleticism to provide some pass rush." -Bill Huber
DT: Dan Williams, Tennessee
"He's a premier interior force that displays explosion off the snap, plays with leverage and bull rushes opponents up the field...He uses his size to his advantage, disengages cleanly and wraps up ball carriers on initial contact." -Chris Steuber
LB: Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
"Weatherspoon is hitting gaps at good angles to get into the backfield...his motor is always running...he runs through players while hitting them squarely in the chest...his zone pass protection work was usually flawless." -Ed Thompson
LB: Daryl Washington, TCU 
"He uses his speed and acceleration well to increase the impact of his tackles. Washington also showed that he can bring the pressure as a rusher off the outside edge while continuing to due a reliable job in pass coverage." -Ed Thompson
LB: Donald Butler, Washington
He's very focused prior to the snap of the ball and is reading the flow quickly...great technique as a tackler...Butler continues to react quickly to receivers in the passing game and shadowed them well." -Ed Thompson
CB: Kyle Wilson, Boise State
"Wilson closes on the ball quickly and is a very physical defender. Quarterbacks have to consider his extraordinary leaping ability before releasing a pass in his direction." - Ed Thompson
CB: Patrick Robinson, Florida State
"He has great agility, transitions well with receivers and closes fast on the ball. He's instinctive and diagnoses the action well. He is a true playmaker and a player quarterbacks avoid throwing towards." -Chris Steuber
S: Taylor Mays, USC
"Mays' physical nature was evident during one-on-one drills, as he mauled the opposition at the line during every sequence. In coverage, Mays was surprisingly patient and had a great sense of timing." -Chris Steuber
S: Nate Allen, South Florida
"He has a burst of speed, possesses sideline-to-sideline range and works well with others in the secondary...He's an effective tackler and takes good angles in run defense." -Chris Steuber
KR/PR: Jacoby Ford, Clemson
"With legitimate 4.2 forty-speed--or better--Ford makes every kickoff and punt an on-the-edge-of-your-seat moment." -Ed Thompson
K: Brett Swenson, Michigan State
"Swenson's a reliable field goal kicker who also gets good air under his kickoffs without sacrificing distance." -Ed Thompson 
P: Matt Dodge, East Carolina
"East Carolina punter Matt Dodge looks like he has a pro leg, but he needs to find a bit more consistency." -Tim Yotter

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