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Senior Bowl 2013 game recap and stats

A recap of all of the action in today's Senior Bowl.

EJ Manuel. Senior Bowl MVP
EJ Manuel. Senior Bowl MVP
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The game was the annual glorified 7 on 7 scrimmage with all the rules that hamstring the defense from going all out. For the second time in three years, a FSU QB was named Game MVP. There were some prospects that stood out today however. Also, an EJ Manuel led team actually beat a Mike Glennon led team for a change (yeah, I'm still bitter about that NC State loss). When I saw the South almost blow the lead in the second half, I said to myself, I've seen this show before. OK, enough wisecracks about my beloved Noles. Let's get on with the show, shall we?


Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher continued to show that he will challenge Luke Joeckel throughout the process as the top tackle in the draft.

UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin showed excellent vision and patience while going for a team high 41 yards on 5 carries.

UCLA DE Datone Jones had a good game, carried over from having a great week.

Washington CB Desmond Trufant was lights out once again and made a touchdown saving hustle tackle on the opening kickoff.

Texas WR Marquise Goodwin continued his good form in the game after a great week of practice. He has that kind of speed that would make Chris Johnson blush.

Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib showed why he needs a lot of work. He threw an ugly telegraphed pick to UGA S Bacarri Rambo.


SE La CB Robert Alford had a great game, picking off Zac Dysert and running back a 95 yard kickoff that set up the South's first touchdown.

BYU's Ezekiel Ansah was all over the place and made great plays. He's not worth a top 10 pick because he's just too raw but he showed flashes of what could be.

FIU S Johnathan Cyprien had a good game that should boost his stock even further after a good week.

Florida RB Mike Gillislee went 10 carries for 46 yards. He showed well in practice and gameday.

FSU QB EJ Manuel was the best QB in the game, He led the team to all of its points. Manuel threw a beautiful touch pass to Alabama TE Michael Williams for a touchdown in the first quarter. He earned MVP honors like his predecessor at FSU, Christian Ponder.

Cal C Brian Schwenke and Kentucky G Larry Warford stole the show again.

Oklahoma QB Landry Jones continued to submarine his stock with a horrible game.

Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson had a good game stats wise but he was busy playing the role of Captain Checkdown aka Sam Bradford.

Virginia OT Oday Aboushi had a bad week and got abused during the game as well. He needs to make the move to Guard now.


This was a very fun week for me writing all these posts. I'd like to thank everyone who read along, commented, spread the word, etc. I'd also like to thank Jimmy for giving me a chance to do my thing and smoothing out the rough edges of my articles. If anyone has any questions, comments, suggestions, etc, please don't hesitate to drop me a line via email or Twitter. I'm always open to new ideas.


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