Draft Watch: Senior Bowl Updates
Brian Bassett , TheJetsBlog.com
Now that Senior Bowl practices are over, what did we learn about some of the participants? We’ve written some other posts this week.
Quarterbacks – While a lot of names like Nassib and Glennon were bandied about, Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson and Oklahoma’s Landry Jones might have left a lasting impression with evaluators. Wilson might have stole the show with some deep passes that were on the money, and while it’s still too early to get a sense of who is shaking out where, but look to see if those two names aren’t the ones that make a steady climb up draft boards.
Desmond Trufant — Desmond Trufant seemed to have secured his status as one of the top corners in this draft. With the Jets talking about trading the game’s best, could they be interested in finding one of this class’s best?
Chris Harper — While it sounds like he’s not a burner, scouts are liking the skills and route running from Chris Harper, but he’s not shocking people with his athleticism either. Look for him as a Day Two pick.
Cobi Hamilton — The Arkansas WR made it clear he wants to be the best receiver in the game this weekend and the WR class this year. Hamilton stayed for 2012 and was the main target for Tyler Wilson. He’s not a name that has gotten much attention, but see if he makes good on his claim this weekend.
Aaron Dobson — The WR from Marshall caught the ball well in practices this week. At more than 200 pounds and over 6-2 Dobson and with a physical nature to his play, he looks to be a real red zone threat. He made a couple other tough contested catches.
Lane Johnson — The Oklahoma OT had a good week and has impressed people with his speed on the edge. That skill is so key for Tackles on the pros … keep an eye on him.