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2015 Senior Bowl: Day 1 Recap

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Who stood out and who fell on the first day of practice?

Tony Lippett. Do Want
Tony Lippett. Do Want
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Day 1 is in the books with the both practices concluded and the legendary "Underwear Olympics" completed. Both the North and South were in shells and shorts as expected on the first day of practice. The North team held their practice session at Ladd-Peebles while the South held theirs at Fairhope Stadium. Before all of this, Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage just blasted into the guys who skipped out, including three each from FSU and UCLA for being jerks about it aka didn't respond or waited until the last possible minute to reject it. He excused several others for being too hurt or had season ending injuries to participate. So if you see an invitation with the Reeses' logo on it in the mail, be prompt in responding or accept it immediately.

Optimum Scouting has the full Weigh-ins and bonus thoughts on the subject

Alabama's 247 Sports site has a report on the former Tide players

The Clarion-Ledger has some reports on how the Ole Miss alumni fared in today's practice

Walterfootball has the Rumor Mill churning with some interesting notes

Rob Rang has some thoughts on who won and lost the infamous Underwear Olympics

Joe Fann of Titansonline writes about the Day 1 North Team standouts

Mike Mayock waxes poetic about his Day 1 standouts

My thoughts:

- Former Auburn QB Nick Marshall, to his credit, asked to change positions to cornerback where he's better suited.

- Speaking of Marshall, he looked like he never left the position. He's a great athlete with good hip rotations and the instincts are solid.

- There were no major surprises at the Weigh-In numbers except Cincy's Jeff Luc, who came in at 5'11 263.

- Washington's Danny Shelton is nearly impossible to block one on one. He's a big body nose tackle in the form of a Wilfork. If he were still somehow there at 33, I'd sprint up to the podium and announce the pick myself if I was Ruston Webster.

- The Duke Blue Devils contingent that I highlighted in my preview posts showed out today. WR Jamison Crowder was the most impressive receiver out there, he has speed to burn and can play special teams. G Laken Tomlinson more than held his own against the vaunted DL of the North.

- Michigan State WR Tony Lippett also stood out. He's a hands catcher and the best at it in Mobile. Not the fastest guy but will get you the tough yards. I'd gladly take him in the third round if he's still there.

- LSU OT La'el Collins showed why he's one of the best tackles in the draft. Collins stoned virtually every guy thrown at him. He has quick feet and good lateral movement. Arguably the best tackle there with Cam Erving out.

- Another receiver that showed good as advertised was Tyler Lockett from Kansas State.

- Speaking of elite Pac-12 defenders, Utah's Nate Orchard worked with his hand in the dirt for almost all of the practice. He's a standup OLB in actuality. Didn't seem fazed at all rushing from the end position.

- Watch for CSU QB Garrett Grayson have a Jimmy Garopollo type of leap this week and beyond.