Finsiders analyst John Congemi gives his observations on several draft prospects who impressed during the week of Senior Bowl practices. Read More
In case you missed it, here’s a complete roundup of Dolphins.com’s coverage of this week’s Senior Bowl. Read More
John Congemi gives his observations from Day Two of Senior Bowl practice. Read More
John Congemi gives some of his observations from Day One of Senior Bowl practice. Read More
Finsiders analyst John Congemi gives a preview of some of the draft prospects that he’ll be watching closely at this year’s Senior Bowl. Read More
Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder is one of six QB’s at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, this week, and is one of the more intriguing prospects in the 2011 draft class. An injury suffered against Oklahoma in the early part of the season hampered him all season long and Ponder missed a decent amount of his senior year. He finished his Seminole career with 49 touchdown passes and 30 interceptions, though he threw 20 TD’s and just eight picks in 2010.
As we get set to wrap-up our week of coverage in Mobile, John Congemi steps up to break down some of the defensive stars of the week at the Senior Bowl. Check here for his analysis of the offensive standouts and keep reading to see who he thinks are the best defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs.
Defensive Standouts, by John Congemi:
DL: Two defensive lineman caught my eye the first day of the Senior Bowl and after three days they were still practicing and playing at a high level.
University of Kentucky RB Derrick Locke ran for 887 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season, despite missing four straight games in October and November with an injury. Locke ran for over 100 yards in each of Kentucky’s first four games in 2010, including a season-high 166 yards in a 47-10 win over Akron. Locke also shined at the Swamp, running for over 100 yards in the Wildcats loss at Florida.
Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy is a winner. As a starting QB, he never lost a game in high school, and lead the Crimson Tide to an undefeated national championship season in 2009. While he and ‘Bama lost three times in 2010, he still put up impressive numbers, finishing the year with a 70.9 completion percentage, almost 3,000 yards passing, 20 touchdowns, and just five interceptions.
Titus Young, one of two wide receivers from Boise State at the Senior Bowl this week, is a 5’11″ 170lb speed guy who caught 19 passes in his final two seasons in college. In the Broncos only loss in 2010, Young did his part, catching six balls for 129 yards and a touchdown against Nevada.
Young spoke with the media earlier this week at the Senior Bowl about his size, his background, what he can bring to whatever NFL team drafts him, and more: