Some Day 2 observations from Matt Cavanaugh of the Dallas CBS news.
Dane Brugler of CBS Sports has some Day 1 North practice thoughts
The Titans' brand new GM Jon Robinson has thoughts on top pick and the options it gives them
Dane Brugler offers some Day 2 South practice musings
Walterfootball has their ears to the ground and has the rumor mill going
- Braxton Miller is by far the best receiver on the North squad. He has practiced like he's been playing the position his entire life.
- It's a shame that NDSU Joe Haegs was injured because he was flashing some good stuff during one on ones.
- Rutgers WR Leonte Caroo and UMASS WR Tajae Sharpe were injured and unable to continue this week. Sharpe was beginning to blow up after his Shrine performance.
- La Tech DT Vernon Butler had a good day of practice. He won a majority of his one on ones. Flashed some good hand usage and solid footwork.
- NDSU QB Carson Wentz showed off his arm talent today through the rain. He has all the physical tools, can the mental side catch up? Makings of a top ten pick. Has a cannon for an arm. Jimmy Garappolo 2.0 this week so far (in terms of stock rising).
- Ohio State DL Adolphus Washington showed why he was one of the better tackles in the country. Using sheer brute strength to blow by his assignments in one on ones.
- Illinois DL Jihad Ward showed a lot of raw talent. Dominated on certain one on ones but got stoned on others.
- Indiana OT Jason Spriggs had a good day, showing impressive footwork and held his own in one on ones.
- ILB Reggie Ragland showed why he's the top linebacker here. He looked very fluid in agility drills and was all over the place in 9 on 7s.
- Arkansas G Sebastian Tretola might be the most naturally gifted guard in Mobile. He has awesome footwork. Uses his length and agility to counter any pass rush moves. Above average speed getting to the second level.
- OU WR Sterling Shepard might be the best receiver not named Braxton Miller. Very good route runner and adjusting their depth and cuts on the fly. Balanced and instinctive runner as well.
- Arkansas QB Brandon Allen isn't the most physically imposing guy out there but he can throw it around the yard with the best of them. The position just comes naturally to him. Allen also ran the ball on several plays...in a passing drill. Shows off his pocket awareness, I guess.
- Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins has been unstoppable during the drills. A lot quicker and agile than I gave him credit for. Fires off the snap very good for a guy his size. Used every pass rush tool in the one on one drills to perfection. He's making a ton of money.
- Texas Tech RB DeAndre Washington was very good at the blitz pick up drills. Won the majority of them, repeatedly stoning the defender and mirroring well.
- Baylor DE Shawn Oakman typifies the moniker "Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane". Blocked off on multiple occasions with little impact.
- UGA LB Jordan Jenkins is making a lot of money. Dominated again.
- Alabama CB Cyrus Jones showed his limited experience as he couldn't identify the receiver as the nickel corner. Jones also got burned deep by a good 10 yards but was bailed out by a poorly thrown ball that was picked by MTSU's Kevin Byard.
- Eastern Kentucky DE Noah Spence is the star of the show. He's abusing every offensive lineman he faces in one on ones. The OL can't pinpoint any tendencies when he lines up. His speed game is what will make him money but the power is there as well.
- Another Georgia linebacker and late addition in Jake Ganus has had some good practices. He won't wow you physically but he's always around the ball.
- Duke S Jeremy Cash had an up and down performance but generally a good day. Got burned deep by an incredible Sterling Shepard catch but recovered nicely when he tracked the ball deep on a broken up pass as the help safety.
- Mizzou LB Kentrell Brothers is a pretty good athlete. Has enough speed and quickness to track some of the faster backs out of the backfield.
- LSU CB Jalen Mills looks like the real deal. Has good hips and enough athleticism to corral the smaller and faster receivers. Leg injury looks completely healed as he's shown no ill effects.
- LSU LB Deion Jones continues to impress everyone despite his physical limitations. He made a nice play on a pass from Brandon Allen. Playmaker. Wouldn't mind it if the Titans grabbed him in the third.
- This is the most physically gifted QB class I’ve seen for the South in a while but they couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn even if they were standing next to it.
Special Teams play of the day
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Duke?src=hash">#Duke</a> K Ross Martin from 60-plus! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SeniorBowl?src=hash">#SeniorBowl</a> <a href="https://t.co/sQoIJLssBo">pic.twitter.com/sQoIJLssBo</a></p>— Sanjay Kirpalani (@SanjayKirpalani) <a href="https://twitter.com/SanjayKirpalani/status/692465846032162816">January 27, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>