March 22, 2018

Senior Bowl: North, Day 3

<p><a href=””><img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-2803″ title=”Vinny Curry” src=”” alt=”” width=”277″ height=”184″ /></a></p>
<p>The last day of full pads and apparently the last real day for scouts to evaluate what they need to on the players. Once again the practice produced some risers and fallers, but there were some new names that popped up during today’s workout. This North team’s talent doesn’t seem a deep as the South’s roster, but nonetheless there are some potential good football players that will help out some team next season, maybe even the Texans.<!–more–></p>
<p><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><strong>Offense</strong></span></p>
<p><em><strong>Wide Receivers</strong></em></p>
<p><a href=”;ATCLID=1546152″ target=”_blank”>Brian Quick 6’3″ 222 lbs. Appalachian State</a></p>
<p>He has all the physical tools needed to be a successful playmaker, but where he really stood out was his want to in the stalk blocking drill of the defensive backs. Quick was the only one not to be pushed around out of the receiver group. Quick has a big frame and everyone knows that a receivers ability to block is one of Gary Kubiak’s must attributes of that position.</p>
<p><a href=”” target=”_blank”>DeVier Posey 6’1″ 209 lbs. Ohio State</a></p>
<p>There is something about Posey and the way he handles himself at the position. He runs good routes and catches the ball consistently, but when you watch him he has the makings for a solid 3 or 4 receiver with a NFL team when he gets selected.</p>
<p><a href=”;ATCLID=787626″ target=”_blank”>Doug Martin 5’9″ 219 lbs. Boise State</a><a href=””><img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-2802″ title=”Doug Martin” src=”” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”225″ /></a></p>
<p>Martin has the ability to catch and run the ball effectively. Has slowly bypassed Chris Polk (Washington) as the most complete back of the group. He does all the right things good, run, catch and pass block. He will be a good addition to a team looking for running back depth and special teams player from the get go.</p>
<p><em><strong>Offensive Line</strong></em></p>
<p><a href=”” target=”_blank”>Mike Adams 6’7″ 323 lbs. Ohio State</a></p>
<p>There have been conflicting reports that he is not a good pass blocker and below average run blocker, but from what we see he can pass block efficiently for a rookie as an offensive tackle. Yes he has some flaws in his game, but he is a huge human being. His hands measured 11 inches in width and when he gets his hands on an opposing rusher he can neutralize them quickly.</p>
<p><a href=”” target=”_blank”>Mitchell Schwartz 6’5″ 317 lbs. California</a></p>
<p>Reports yesterday had the Texans getting more information on Schwartz after practice. He is able to play both tackle positions, but looks more natural on the left side. He comes from a good football background, his brother Geoff plays for the Carolina Panthers</p>
<p><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><strong>Defense</strong></span></p>
<p><strong><em>Defensive Line</em></strong></p>
<p><a href=”” target=”_blank”>Vinny Curry 6’3″ 265 lbs. Marshall</a></p>
<p>He wore his green game pants on the field and practiced like it was game time. They say he is working himself into a second round grade, but he looks like he can play either the 4-3 defensive end or a 3-4 outside linebacker. He is an effort player and has given scouts something to think about when the NFL Combine rolls around.</p>
<p><a href=”” target=”_blank”>Jack Crawford 6’4″ 268 lbs. Penn State</a></p>
<p>He is explosive from the snap and worked inside some. He is a 4-3 defensive end, but reminded us of Antonio Smith with his long arms and quick get offs, want to see what else he can bring to the table.</p>
<p><a href=”” target=”_blank”>Audie Cole 6’4″ 258 lbs. N.C. State</a></p>
<p>At first glance he reminds us of someone, but we will not say because you will start thinking we are in love with his hair. He can play inside or outside, but looks more natural on the outside rushing the passer. Cole is a strong kid who shows some good flow to the football.</p>
<p><a href=””><img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-2801″ title=”Audie Cole” src=”” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”193″ /></a></p>
<p><em><strong>Defensive Back</strong></em></p>
<p><a href=”;ATCLID=1498261″ target=”_blank”>Leonard Johnson 5’9″ 198 lbs. Iowa State</a></p>
<p>One of the better defensive backs for the North he has a good frame and has shown some good physical play. Johnson has risen up the boards and looks like a mid round pick.</p>
<p><a href=”” target=”_blank”>Donnie Fletcher 6’0″ 210 lbs. Boston College</a></p>
<p>According to Mark Mayock he is the best corner of the group. He can stay with the faster wide receivers and also shows some toughness when he plays in press coverage.</p>
<p><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><strong>Player to Watch</strong></span></p>
<p><a href=”” target=”_blank”>Mike Martin 6’1″ 307 lbs. Michigan</a></p>
<p>There is the old saying don’t judge a book by its cover and Martin is a prime example of that. He has done nothing but good things from the inside of the defensive line. He has some inside quickness to go along with some impressive strength. He has even started some shoving matches with Ohio State center Mike Brewster. Keep and eye out for Martin who could be a nice 5 technique or inside 3 technique.</p>
<p><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><strong> Biggest Question Mark</strong></span></p>
<p><a href=”;ATCLID=1383722″ target=”_blank”>Geroge Iloka 6’3″ 222 lbs. Boise State</a></p>
<p>He is players without a position. He played safety for the Broncos, but has trouble staying with faster tightends and wide receivers. He is a sure tackler, but lacks serious speed out of the secondary. There has been some talk of his transitioning to a linebacker at the NFL level, but only time will tell. He is a football player, but where he fits is the biggest question.</p>
<p><a href=””><img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-2800″ title=”George Iloka” src=”” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”200″ /></a></p>

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