MOBILE, Ala. -- Blustery winds frustrated the quarterbacks practicing at the Senior Bowl Tuesday, but a day later it was the awareness and athleticism of defensive backs which made passing difficult. Wyoming defensive back Marqueston Huff blanketed receivers, showcasing the light feet, fluid hips and straight-line speed to turn with the North's variety of receivers, ranging in size from former Cowboys' teammate Robert Herron (5-foot-9, 193 pounds) to Saginaw Valley State's chiseled 6-foot-2, 212-pound Jeff Janis.
MOBILE, Ala. -- The Senior Bowl, like most all-star games in any sport, is catered to the fans with popular players earning more playing time and little attention given to the final score. It is the week of practice leading up to Saturday's game that annually draws hundreds of NFL personnel to Mobile. Wednesday's scrimmages and one-on-one matchups rank as the most important day of evaluation as the final two days of practice are typically just glorified walk-throughs. The vast majority of scouts, in fact, leave town after Wednesday's afternoon practice or early Thursday.
On a frigid Day Three at the Senior Bowl, it’s the final day for many NFL scouts as they finish up watching their particular week assignments and complete their player interviews before coming to their final Senior Bowl conclusions of the week. The "winners" of the day for the North Practice were QB David Fales, RB Lorenzo Taliferro, TE Crockett Gilmore, OG Jon Halapio, DT DeAndre Coleman, and LB Lamin Barrow.
On a frigid Day Three at the Senior Bowl, it’s the final day for many NFL scouts as they finish up watching their particular week assignments and complete their player interviews before coming to their final Senior Bowl conclusions of the week. The "winners" of the day for the North Practice were RB Charles Sims, WR Josh Huff, OT Jack Mewhort, DT Aaron Donald, LB Chris Borland, and CB Pierre Desir.
Note from Josh Norris: Rotoworld is happy to partner with The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein, John Harris, andJames MacPherson for Senior Bowl week. Each will focus on certain positional groups during practice and share their daily observations. If I have anything to add, a clear distinction will be made. Be sure to visit The Sideline View, as they have extended reports on many of these prospects on their site.
Mobile, Ala.: If it wasn't official before the third day of Senior Bowl practices, it is now. Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald is the best player in Mobile. For the third-straight practice, Donald was disruptive in one-on-one drills and full team drills. If there is a spot for Donald in the first round of the draft, it could be the Chicago Bears with the No. 14 pick.