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Mobile, Ala.: College football's best player is at Senior Bowl practices. He just wasn't on the field. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was in attendance at Ladd-Peebles Stadium speaking with NFL personnel in the stands. Clowney's presence figuratively and literally cast a shadow on the second day of Senior Bowl practices. Clowney looked every bit the 6-foot-6 and 274 pounds he's listed by South Carolina.
MOBILE, Ala. -- Here are 10 observations/thoughts from Tuesday's Senior Bowl practice(s) and interviews: After practicing Monday on a mild 65-degree day, players had to deal with temperatures in the 50s and wind gusts of more than 20 mph. Naturally, it wasn't an easy day for the quarterbacks, who had trouble throwing the ball into the wind. It also was an issue for the punt and kick returners, who had trouble adjusting to the ball. Jalen Saunders (Oklahoma) did the best job of any of the South returners. Lorenzo Taliaferro (Coastal Carolina) completely whiffed on one punt and Mike Davis (Texas) dropped two kickoffs.
It was a fully padded practice day today, so it was a chance to see more full contact along with see the linemen work at 100% throughout practice. The "winners" of the day for the North Practice were QB Jimmy Garoppolo, RB Antonio Andrews, OG Jon Halapio, DT Daniel McCullters, DE Dee Ford, and CB Jaylen Watkins.
It was a fully padded practice day today, so it was a chance to see more full contact along with see the linemen work at 100% throughout practice. The "winners" of the day for the North Practice were RB Charles Sims, WR Jared Abbrederis, OT Jack Mewhort, DE Trent Murphy, and LB Chris Borland.
MOBILE, Ala. -- After an inconsistent practice on Monday, NFL scouts and coaches were eager to see the North quarterbacks on Tuesday, especially with a strong wind swirling around Ladd-Peebles Stadium. But unfortunately it was another inconsistent practice for Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas, Clemson QB Tajh Boyd and Miami (Fla.) QB Stephen Morris.
MOBILE, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference breeds future NFL stars and the South squad at the Senior Bowl has 22 players on the roster from college football's superior conference. And two former SEC players specifically stood out during Tuesday's practice: Auburn DE Dee Ford and Florida CB Jaylen Watkins.