2017 Senior Bowl: Day 3 Recap
Michigan defensive end Chris Wormley impressed after a strong day 1 and an average day 2. His day 3 would be huge. Wormley looks like a 5-technique player in the NFL.
Louisiana Tech wide receiver Trent Taylor was hoping for another big day. Another big day by Taylor could get into the day 3 conversation.
Obi Melifonwu impressed during the first two days at 6-4 219 lbs. Melifonwu may sneak into day 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft if he can finish the week strong. I was expecting Justin Evans to jump Jabrill Peppers. Now I can see Melfonwu being that player. Melifonwu did an awesome job on day 3 with his zone coverage. Melifonwu is a ball hawk. He dropped one pass, but he's dominated all week up until that moment.
Haason Reddick has dominated all week. He's a tweener though so even if he does everything correctly, he's still a day 2 pick at best. Reddick did an awesome job dropping back into coverage.
Sefo Liufau has some questions with his durability. He did not have good games on tape against Utah and Washington. Liufau had a strong day 3 in Mobile.
Tyler Orlosky did a good job run blocking on day 3. Orlosky showcased his run blocking strength opening up a hole for the running game. Orlosky showed the pass blocking footwork and pass blocking strength today as well.
Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Nate Peterman has the short, medium, and deep accuracy that you look for in a quarterback. Peterman has the pinpoint accuracy, but lacks the arm strength to start at the next level. Peterman did a great job firing completions to Jeremy Sprinkle and Corey Clement. Peterman threw some passes into coverage. Awareness may be an issue with Peterman despite making some accurate throws.
Desmond King was much better on day 3. King is expected to play cornerback or safety. King's stock really wasn't affected by this week in Mobile. He could still go at the end of the first round, he could fall ot the early of the second round, and drop to the middle of the second round at the very latest.
Tarell Basham had another strong day. He may have gotten off to a rough start on day 1. Playing well on day 2 and day 3 has helped his stock and gives him an outside shot of going in the first round. Basham showed the ability to drop back into coverage.
A lot of the North team cornerbacks impressed on day 3 with their zone coverage. Iowa's Desmond King, Lamar's Brendan Langley, Michigan's Jourdan Lewis, and West Virginia's Rasul Douglas all did well in zone coverage drills today in Mobile.
Nebraska safety Nathan Gerry and Boston College safety John Johnson are both talented safeties. Both safeties need to get faster. Same could be said for Lamar cornerback Brendan Langley who dropped some easy passes in coverage. Gerry struggles with man coverage to make things worse. Gerry rebounded by intercepting a dropped pass intended for Cooper Kupp.
Cooper Kupp, Trent Taylor, and Zay Jones all had strong days at wide receiver. Amara Darboh dropped multiple passes on day 3. Kupp, Taylor, and Jones are the players that have stepped up. Kupp got by Jourdan Lewis by using his route-running on one play. Kupp continued to make huge catches.
Connor Harris did an awesome job dropping back into coverage this week. Harris missed an assignment in man coverage though. He's better in zone coverage.
Corey Clement is the one guy that gave Connor Harris problems. Clement has the pass blocking that you want your running back to have.
Illinois rushers Dawuane Smoot and Carroll Phillips were impressive on day 3. Toledo tight end Michael Roberts was the only person who could stop Smoot. Julie'n Davenport did a good job stopping Smoot. Banner stopped Phillips.
Zach Banner managed to stop Tarell Basham as well as Phillips in the O-Line VS D-Line drills. Tyler Orlosky won his matchup in this drill. Baylor center Kyle Fuller continues to show a lack of footwork.
Dan Feeney the Indiana right guard lined up at center. Feeney is probably going to be an interior offensive lineman.
Adam Bisnowaty lined up at left guard. Bisnowaty managed to stop Chris Wormley when lined up at left guard.
Tarell Basham had a strong rep against Julie'n Davenport. Derek Rivers won against Davenport off the edge as well. Davenport had a rough day 3 in Mobile.
We saw the quarterbacks go through the passing drills. Not only does C.J. Beathard have a noodle arm, he also lacks the accuracy. I'm not even sure he can make a roster at this point.
Nate Peterman used his mobility to evade a sack and throw on the run. Rasul Douglas did a great job playing man coverage on Zay Jones. Peterman's offensive line did a good job protecting him. Douglas did an awesome job once again with another deflection.
Desmond King struggled against Trent Taylor earlier in the week. King did a much better job covering Taylor today. Amba Etta-Tawo did well against Jourdan Lewis. King had success against Amba Etta-Tawo.
Zay Jones did a good job getting separation on Brendan Langley. Langley struggled in press coverage in Mobile.
Dion Dawkins committed a holding penalty in practice. That negated a huge run. Temples offensive lineman struggled on day 3.
Donnell Pumphrey and Jamaal Williams looked good in the blocking drill for the South team today. Matt Dayes also excelled in this drill for the South team.
Damontae Kazee did a good job in coverage. Marquez White did well blanketing Josh Reynolds. The only corners on the South team that struggled were Ezra Robinson and Corn Elder. Cameron Sutton did a good job covering Fred Ross.
Joshua Dobbs threw a touchdown pass to Artavis Scott. Kazee continued to dominate. The quarterbacks made some inaccurate throws at times. All of the quarterbacks on the South team overthrew passes in the WR vs DB 1-on-1 passing drill.
Josh Reynolds caught a pass in traffic. Cameron Sutton dominating today. Fred Ross has dropped a lot of passes today.
Carlos Watkins had a strong day 3. Watkins showcased his rip and swim moves on day 3 when watching the defensive linemen line up.
Conor McDermott did well at left tackle on day 3. He struggled on day 1 and did good on day 2 and day 3. He's probably a second round pick. If he didn't struggle on day 1 he'd probably be in the first round discussion.
Antonio Garcia held his own against Tanoh Kpassagnon. Kpassagnon looked like a first round pick after day 1. He looked average on day 2 and was much worse on day 3 of the 2017 Senior Bowl.
Joshua Dobbs did much better for the South Team. Dobbs had 2 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown today. Davis Webb struggled for most of the day. Fred Ross caught a touchdown to end the day though on an incredible catch that Webb threw to Ross.
Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Posted on: 1/26/2017.
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