Commentary

D-line stands out while LBs disappoint

Cornerback group rates as strongest overall position at Senior Bowl

Originally Published: February 3, 2010
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.

Senior Bowl week helped some players' draft stock and hurt that of others. Scouts Inc. goes position by position and ranks the defensive players who were in Mobile, Ala.

The top two defensive linemen at this year's Senior Bowl play inside. Williams is a classic two-gap run-stuffer with potential to play nose tackle if drafted by a 3-4 team. There's talk that Odrick could fit well as a 5-technique in a 3-4 scheme, but we think he's better-suited for a more traditional tackle role, or possibly even as a 3-technique, because he displays the necessary quickness and instincts to penetrate and pursue in the NFL. There's a good chance that both Williams and Odrick will join fellow defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska), Gerald McCoy (Oklahoma) and Brian Price (UCLA) as first-round picks.