Pittsburgh DL Aaron Donald
- Aaron Donald was the best defensive lineman in Mobile this week for either side and it isn't close. He dominated every guy he faced. Donald flashed his great hand usage, lateral quickness, and good penetrating ability on every rep. A lost rep was very rare for him, He definitely put himself into the first round, maybe became a lock for the top 20. The only knock on him is his size.
Notre Dame OL Zack Martin
- Coming into Mobile, Martin had the stigma of not being projected as a tackle in the pros. Well, that certainly has changed. Martin stood out at tackle, rarely losing one on ones and was the only one who could "contain" Donald. Martin's solid week has him flying up the boards, much like Lane Johnson a year ago, who stood out at this event. I wouldn't be surprised to see him in the first round.
Minnesota DL Ra'Shede Hageman
- Hageman came in with a lot of hype and did not disappoint. He lost a couple of one on ones with poor technique but it's undeniable that he has the skills to be a good defensive tackle. Solidified himself into a first round pick if not early second.
- The Badgers contingent of WR Jared Abbrederis, RB James White, and LB Chris Borland all impressed everyone. Borland really showed out the most. He's a run and chase outside linebacker but can play inside if need be. Borland is very instinctive and has good speed. Abbrederis showed everyone why he is one of the best receivers in Mobile. He runs solid routes, can vary the depth and speed of each route, and bait defenders into traps. The most consistent receiver on either side. White impressed in one on one blitz pickup drills, often forcing his man to go outside the hoop and rarely losing containment.
West Virginia RB Charles Sims
- Sims showed good agility and receiving skills out of the backfield. He also hit the hole hard and took on defenders with relative ease. There is no tip toe in his game whatsoever.
Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste
- SJB is a big and physical corner in the mold of the Seattle defensive backfield. He flashed at times but showed that he is raw and needs some coaching up. Alfonzo Dennard he is not. I'd take him in the third and let him develop.
All 3 Quarterbacks
- Each had some good moments but the bad was really awful. Logan Thomas might have been the worst offender but only for Tajh Boyd to step in and take the reins. Boyd was bad throughout the practice sessions. He tends to drop velocity on his deep balls and could be too affected by the Chad Morriss gimmick dink and dunk offense. However, all reports indicate that he is very coachable and is a great teammate. Morris and Thomas were slightly better but were nothing to write home about. Thomas might have to consider a position change. He has all the physical tools in the world but is horrifically bad in the mental facets of the game. Morris has an alarming tendency to lock on and cannot seem to settle his feet into the proper motion. In fact, I wouldn't even consider these three until the 4th round at the earliest after this week.
Miami OT Seantrel Henderson
- Henderson flashed the ability that enticed those 5 star recruiting rankings all those years ago but showed that he still has some work to do. He needs to go to a strong organization that can get the most out of him. Henderson is very sloppy in his technique and was benched several times due to poor play while at Miami. Some team will fall in love with his measurables though.
Note: The South version of this post will be up sometime tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for following along this week, everyone!