8 of 8
- LSU cornerback Tre’Davious White and Auburn safety Rudy Ford were ruled out for the rest of the Senior Bowl due to ankle injuries.
- UConn safety Obi Melifonwu continued to build on the buzz he created on the first two days of practice. The First-team All-AAC selection is labeled as a “tweener”, meaning that he has the versatility to play multiple positions. Teams have to find out if he can play strong safety or linebacker. He’s drawn comparisons to Brandon Browner and Kam Chancellor.
- The reviews from Mobile have been mixed on former Iowa cornerback Desmond King. One of the clear headliner names at the Senior Bowl, some believe he is a safety while others think he can stay at corner. Coming into 2016, King was seen as a consensus top-15 pick. Just like the opinions of his position at the next level, his draft stock is all over the place.
- In individual drills, the North defensive backs did a drill to test their hip flexibility and ball skills. Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis and Boston College’s John Johnson clearly stood out above the rest of their counterparts, demonstrating their fluid hips and natural ball catching abilities.
- West Virginia cornerback Rasul Douglas made his presence felt in the first 11-on-11 team session, breaking up back-to-back passes from Pittsburgh quarterback Nathan Peterman. Despite being a taller corner at 6-foot-2, Douglas shows smooth hips, good route recognition and quick re-direction skills.
- San Diego State cornerback Damontae Kazee continued to show that he is a lot more comfortable when he is able to get hands on receivers at the line-of-scrimmage.
Remaining Senior Bowl schedule:
Senior Bowl game coverage will broadcast live on the NFL Network, Saturday Jan. 28 at 1:30 p.m. ET.