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Notebook: Observations from Day 2 at Senior Bowl


Day 2 of Senior Bowl practice took place in the rain, with both teams trying to fight the elements for most of the afternoon.

*For the National Team, the quarterbacks and wide receivers took some time to adjust to the wet football with some errant throws and drops during 1-on-1s. After a few reps things smoothed out, but drops were an issue throughout.

*Rutgers' Bo Melton (5'11, 191) had a very strong second day, creating separation and showing speed to win over the top. He was easily the most productive receiver for the National Team. Christian Watson (6'4, 211) had another strong day displaying his intriguing combination of size, speed, and hands.

*At cornerback, Cincinnati's Coby Bryant (6'1, 191) has had some good reps coming off a season where he was the Jim Thorpe award winner as the country's top cornerback.

*In the trenches for the National Team, Perrion Winfrey (6'3, 303) from Oklahoma has been very disruptive in the middle of the defense. He has used power to push the pocket and quickness to penetrate versus interior offensive linemen. UCLA's Otito Ogbonnia (6'3, 326) has also been disruptive in the middle of the defense.

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*There have been some very intriguing reps from Penn State's Arnold Ebiketie from Penn State. At 6'2 and 250 pounds, he easily has the athleticism to bend the edge, and during 1-on-1 drills he also put together a couple of impressive bull rushes.

*Montana State's Troy Andersen (6'3, 242) has been all over the place on defense. He has the speed to run the field and is not hesitant to get downhill in the running game.

*Two smaller school offensive linemen, Tennessee-Chattanooga's Cole Strange (6'4, 304) and Central Michigan's Bernhard Raimann (6'6, 304) have flashed. Strange has taken snaps at center, while Raimann has lined up at tackle throughout the week. Strange had a back-and-forth with Houston's Logan Hall (6'5, 278) after a couple of reps. After Strange talked some trash after the second rep, they gave Hall another shot at him and he subsequently ran past Strange. More trash talk between the offensive and defensive line groups ensued.

*There's a future for many of the tight ends in the game. Ohio State's Jeremy Ruckert (6'5, 250) has flashed good hands, while Wisconsin's Jake Ferguson (6'4, 244), Colorado State's Trey McBride (6'3, 249), and Iowa State's Charlie Kolar (6'6, 256) have each showed ability not only as receivers but also as blockers. American Team tight end Isaiah Likely (6'4, 241) of Coastal Carolina has shown the athleticism to get downfield.

*Tennessee wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. (5'11, 203) has flashed excellent speed throughout the first two days of practice. South Alabama wide receiver Jalen Tolbert (6'1, 195) has had no trouble getting open, but he hasn't finished some of the plays he had the opportunity to make.

*Memphis wide receiver Calvin Austin III (5'7, 173) is the quickest player on the field. He looks like a very dangerous weapon out of the slot and he certainly has the athletic trait set to be effective as a punt returner.

*Memphis offensive lineman Dylan Parham (6'2, 313) has had a nice couple of days. He started two seasons at left guard, one at right tackle and his last season at right guard. He has spent time at guard and center in Mobile and has been very solid in pass protection and the run game.

*Georgia guard Jamaree Salyer (6'2, 320) has been impressive at guard in pass protection 1-on-1 drills. He is strong wide body that is hard to get around.

*University of Texas-San Antonio offensive lineman Spencer Burford (6'3, 293) had some nice reps out at left tackle. He started two years at left guard and two more at left tackle in college.


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