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Scouting Cincinnati QB Tony Pike

A constantly-updated progress report on Pike from the 2010 Senior Bowl.

Updated: January 29, 2010, 1:48 PM ET
By Todd McShay | ESPN.com

Editor's note: Practice notes are updated daily and a final report will be completed on Friday.

Tony Pike is accurate and tall enough to develop into an NFL backup and possibly a starter down the line. However, his ability to read NFL coverage is a concern and there are questions about his overall work ethic, so he may never reach that potential.

His ability to take advantage of and learn from the Detroit Lions coaching staff throughout the week will either amplify or dampen these concerns. In addition, Pike must prove he can make the transition from the spread attack of his college coach Brian Kelly to a pro-style system.

Note: Grades are on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being the best.


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