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Day 1 is in the books in Mobile.
The weigh in process was held this morning in front of more than 700 NFL personnel, media, and medical staff. It's always interesting to see which schools told the truth or lied about players' measurements.
Mike Loyko of NEPatriotsDraft.com was generous enough to create a chart with a few notes here
(note: when height is in 4 digits as per Senior Bowl and Combine custom, it is feet, inches, and however many eighths of an inch, so let's say a guy is 6 feet tall on the dot, it would be 6000 on the chart)
Russ Lande of NFP has an easier to read chart South
(note: the North measureables are on page 2)
Dave Richard of CBS Sports and nfldraftscout.com also weighs in on a few prospects here
Clearly DJ Fluker of Alabama won the weigh in battle on most scorecards. He's a mountain of a man with an impressive wingspan (cue Jay Bilas getting excited about wingspan).
As for the practice portion of Monday, the North practiced at Ladd Peebles Stadium while the South held theirs elsewhere.
Matt Miller provides his take via slideshow
Eric Galka of Optimum Scouting shares his thoughts on the North side of things
Rob Rang was present for the South practice, see his notes here
My take from North practice
The QBs that impressed me the most was Zac Dysert and Ryan Nassib
NC State QB Mike Glennon has a lot of work of ahead of him. He threw an ill advised overthrow pass that went straight to USC S TJ McDonald
Oregon RB Kenjon Barner came in smaller than listed but had an good practice, often speeding by his defender in 1 on 1 drills.
Central Michigan's OT Eric Fisher had a great day and turned some heads on Day One
Illinois' OL Justin Pugh looks like a guard at the next level as he was getting beaten at OT
Purdue's DT Kawann Short had a good day showing a good combo of speed and power
Oregon OT Kyle Long had a mixed outing, getting beat on the outside more than on the inside.
Ohio State's DE/LB John Simon came in undersized and had mixed reviews. He seems like a better fit at LB instead of DE.
Texas DE Alex Okafor was the star of the North defense, showing his variety of moves along with speed. He improved his stock.
UCLA DL Datone Jones had a good practice as well. He lined up on the inside and outside, is capable at both but better at being a DE.
UCLA RB Johnathon Franklin stole the show offensively, running with speed, vision, and power that made him a 1,700 yard rusher.
Texas WR Marquise Goodwin showed his impressive track speed and beat a couple of defenders deep, only to get passes under or overthrown. He's undersized so playing in the slot and kick return might be the best fit. Goodwin is very explosive ans showed the Goodwin vs Ole Miss stuff to everyone today.
Oregon State WR Markus Wheaton had a great day as well. Speed merchant as well as capable hands.
The North DBs were playing press coverage well. In particular, Oregon State CB Jordan Poyer and Washington CB Desmond Trufant had head turning, eye popping, impressive days. Both were very physical with the receivers. Poyer matched up against Wheaton and it was an even battle. Nevada S Duke Williams had a 50/50 day in 1 on 1s. Fresno State S Phillip Thomas had a good day with losing track the ball once during 1 on 1s but showed good closing speed to make up for it.