Locker still the class of Senior Bowl QBs
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Todd McShay's top performer
North: Purdue DT Ryan Kerrigan
His strength is getting up the field and getting to the quarterback. After a trip to the LBs group for some drills that exposed his lack of athleticism and tight hips that aren't ideal for coverage, he showed he is a DE in a 4-3 scheme no questions asked and should drop into coverage rarely in the NFL. After coming back to the D-line he was as dominant as he's been all week in practice. He showed good initial quickness off the line and did a really good job of dipping his shoulder into the offensive tackle and bending the edge from that point. He gets down low and uses that leverage to turn the corner. He beat Wisconsin's Gabe Carimi with a rip move, then he speed rushed Indiana's James Brewer twice and it wasn't even close. He was flying around the field during team drills and showed a great motor and good instincts making plays in the run and the passing game. By far, it was his best day.
Georgia OG Clint Boling
Having watched Boling on tape and during Senior Bowl week, I think there might be an outside shot he could get by at right tackle in the NFL. But I think he could be a really, really good guard so I would draft him at guard with every intention of playing him inside. The reason is his only real weakness seems to be the lack of elite agility or lateral quickness. The only time I saw him get beat in any drill or during team period was when a quicker DE, Miami's Allen Bailey, moved inside. Otherwise, he was efficient when he wasn't overpowering. He has good balance as a blocker, is aggressive and physical, and just knows where he wants to go. He attacks pass-rushers, does a good job with hand placement, and for a guy who's not a great athlete, he's capable of sinking his hips and getting good leverage. The best part of his game is his strength. He's underrated in terms of his overall strength and power at the point of attack. I think out of all the offensive linemen, Boling had the best day today and has the looks of a guy would could be drafted on Day 2.
Steve Muench's top performer
Boise State WR Titus Young
From the very beginning, it was obvious Young was the quickest receiver on the field. His routes could be crisper, but he did a good job of using his head and shoulders to set up inside and outside breaks. The highlight was just how well he caught the ball today. It was all hands and away from his frame. He showed he could open his hips and adjust to balls thrown behind him as well. One area of concern is that after the catch he can let the ball drift away from his frame. One time he lost it, but whereas a couple days ago he stood and watched a defender who made a pick on a ball that went off his hands, this time Young dove after the ball, fought for it and came up with it. He was competitive, quick and caught the ball well.
Clemson CB DeAndre McDaniel
He had a good day. He still has a hard time changing directions quickly, but he did a good job of opening his hips and running with Alabama TE Preston Dial and Hawaii WR Gregory Salas. He also did a nice job of lining up in the box, slipping blockers and getting involved.
Kevin Weidl's top performer
Washington OLB Mason Foster
Foster's instincts are the thing that stick out. He does a great job finding the ball and always being around the ball. He's good at recognizing plays and showed that by diagnosing a screen pass twice and getting in position to make the stop. Of all the linebackers, he has the most quick-twitch power and can strike at the point of attack. In one-on-one pass drills, he has a little pop that shocked blockers and knocked them back. He could be a little better using his hands, but he had a very good overall day.
LSU LB Kelvin Sheppard
At 6-2, 250 pounds, he looked bigger and stronger than we saw on film. He's showing power and strength at the point of attack. You see it when he's rushing off the edge in one-on-ones. He's shocking the blocker and knocking him back. He has shown good recognition skills and awareness dropping in coverage. The added weight might have hurt his range a little bit, but he still shows above-average range so it doesn't hurt him that much. We had concerns about him taking on and getting off blocks and we saw some of that today, but overall it was a good day for Sheppard.
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