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Senior Bowl standouts: 2nd Quarter

A quarter by quarter look at the prospects.

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Since the Senior Bowl has so many position changes, it is easy to lose sight of a player that played early in favor of a splash player late. So, this is a quarter by quarter look at some of the prospects in today's game with some quick notes.

Remember this isn't a huge plus or minus either way, these are just quick reactions on a handful of plays, so this isn't the article to look at for deep dives on the players.

The good:

Noah Spence EDGE, EKU

-Spence was absolutely dominant at practices, and he showed his burst and arsenal of pass rush moves after beating an OT with speed and then using a counter move to get a sack through a hold.

Kevin Hogan QB, Stanford

-Hogan did a great job buying time with his legs and showed how he could be effective as a backup in a system that relies on using PA boots often.

Shawn Oakman DE, Baylor

-I'm not a big Oakman guy, but he had two fairly big plays as a cleanup man in this quarter. I like to think that he would thrive as a developmental third defensive end.

Nick Martin G, Notre Dame

-Martin has looked very good today, but his highlight was bulldozing an Alabama's Reed as a pulling guard on a trap play.

The bad:

Jarran Reed DT, Alabama

-Reed has just not held up against the guards in this game well. He has been on the ground at least twice, and his highlight is barely chasing down Carson Wentz on a scramble.

Dak Prescott QB, Mississippi State

-Ignoring the box scores, he chose to run instead of throwing the ball too many times. In a day where he should have shown that he can be a passer in the league, he leaned on his legs too much for me. He also just locks in on players and depends on them too much. Forced the ball to Lee twice after a nice catch and almost threw and INT. Also, he threw every single ball to the left because he couldn't move through his reads. His process looked like this

1. Stare left

2. Stare left

3. If nothing is open run or force the ball.

All the receivers except for Jay Lee

-No one in this game really is getting open or making a big effort to distinguish himself. In a game where one on one matchups should be easy to come by and where the coverages are very simple, how do you not separate and make some plays?