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Senior Bowl 2013: Wednesday Practice Report

Breaking down the news from Wednesday's practices at the Senior Bowl.

Terrance Williams. DO WANT OH SO MUCH
Terrance Williams. DO WANT OH SO MUCH

Day 3 was the last full pad practice day.


Louis Bien of MtD provides insight on Marquise Goodwin and his rise here

The Football Standards goes into more detail here

Rob Rang discusses the defense standouts here

Jeff Risdon of gives his general take on the proceedings

Justin Higdon loves him some offense here


Eric Galka of Optimum Scouting breakdown of the South

Jeff Risdon mentions several prospects here


Matt Bowen has his thoughts on Tuesday's practice here

Russ Lande shares his views on who shined and struggled on Tuesday

Walterfootball has a database if you missed it yesterday

Charlie Campbell returns with a new batch of rumors

Matt Miller has his biggest draft sleepers

Bucky Brooks of has his list of standouts

My take on the North practice

Oregon RB Kenjon Barner continues to impress. He has underrated blocking skills, beating Khaseem Greene in 1 on 1s. He also showed plenty of vision and cutback ability that will make you go wow.

UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin didn't do a whole lot but he's maintained the wow factor.

The North CB duo of Trufant and Poyer continue to ball out. They are very physical. Poyer did get into a little bit of trouble recovering when he was guarding the slant/dig routes when he played off however. Trufant might challenge the assertion that DeMarcus Milliner is the top corner in the land.

Marquise Goodwin, Markus Wheaton, and Chris Harper had very good days. Goodwin and Wheaton have that extra "wow that's stupid fast" gear that not many have. Harper is a good possession receiver that shields the DB away from the ball well.

Former WAC S buddies, Nevada's Duke Williams and Fresno State's Phillip Thomas had good days. Williams is the bigger hitter of the two while Thomas has speed and instincts. Thomas has shown me good recovery speed and better press coverage than I thought.

USC S TJ McDonald is very intriguing. He can play both Free and Strong capably but might be better suited for SS. His tape and this week are stark contrasts.

Wisconsin OT Ricky Wagner went 1 and 1 vs the star DE Datone Jones and Texas DE Alex Okafor. Wagner lost to Okafor with the speed rush but controlled him with the bull rush.

Datone Jones was abusing everyone not named Eric Fisher

Alex Okafor got a rare win off Fisher with the bull rush when Fisher didn't anchor and got high. Fisher's only weakness from what I can tell, is that he plays too tall on occasion and allows defenders up in his grill to take advantage of his height.

SJSU Dan Quissenberry held his own again at guard but kinda struggled at tackle.

As for the QBs, Mike Glennon continues to steal the show but Ryan Nassib improved remarkably while ZAc Dysert is proving that the step up in competition might be too steep for him.

DT Brandon Williams had a great 3 days of practice so far.

Braxton Caves needs improve A LOT to be drafted.

The UCONN DB contingent has shown flashes but it's not all there for some reason.

My take on the South practice

Georgia NT John Jenkins showed some quick agility and feet for a guy his size in 1 on 1s. He needs to cut the weight down as he gets tired rather easily.

Kentucky OG Larry Warford had some spirited battles with Jenkins which came out to a draw. He was the star once again.

Clemson C Dalton Freeman improved today after a not so good outing yesterday.

Florida OT Xavier Nixon improved his tackle play but still looks like a Guard in the pros.

Virginia OT Oday Aboushi continues to get abused at LT but did better as a Guard and RT.

Cal C Brian Schwenke maintains his good play. He even tried guard some but it was clear he was more comfortable at Center.

Oklahoma LT Lane Johnson has shown that he's better than advertised at both tackle spots.

Terrance Williams continues to showcase his wares as the South's top WR

Tavarres King showed why he is a polished route runner on a comeback route that Tyler Wilson overthrows to Tuscaloosa.

It's startling to see a lot of the DBs not looking for the ball in the air. Prime example: Robert Lester had Quinton Patton covered up but didn't look for the ball so Patton made the catch anyway on a deep route.

Rice TE Vance McDonald proves that he's the best TE out there

Florida RB Mike Gillislee has shown he's better than most think. The only question I have is, how much pass pro is he willing to do?

SDSU CB Leon McFadden maintained his good play.

LSU DE Lavar Edwards and Georgia DE Cornelius Washington led way to good penetration vs the run in team drills.

One player losing money is FSU DT Everette Dawkins, he's been poor in 1 on 1s.