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Scouting UMass OL Vladimir Ducasse

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

Updated: January 29, 2010, 1:05 PM ET
By Todd McShay | ESPN.com

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

Senior Bowl week should provide some answers as to whether Vladimir Ducasse can remain at tackle or will have to move to guard, where we believe he is a better fit. Pro scouts want to know if can hold his own against a much higher level of competition than what he faced at FCS UMass, especially during one-on-one pass rush drills and team periods. They will also want to see how tall he is and how long his arms are.

If he doesn't fare well on the edge his next challenge will be showing scouts he can quickly develop into a starting guard. Finally, it's important that Ducasse limit mental mistakes this week. He is a native of Haiti who didn't play football until high school and English is his second language, so scouts want to see how well he can adjust to the pace and intensity of Senior Bowl week.

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