Senior Bowl: Draft Prospects News & Notes


Ryan Tannehill – QB – Texas A&M

TonyPauline of reports that people from Tannehill’s camp have informed him that he will undergo surgery on his foot which could cost him an appearance at this year’s Scouting Combine.

Tannehill is viewed as the third-best quarterback prospect in this year’s draft class but his injury could force him down some draft boards in the coming months.

Russell Wilson – QB – Wisconsin

Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson’s measurements came in at 5-foot-10 5/8 and 203 pounds today, per Josh Norris.

The biggest knock on him is his size. At just under 5’11, NFL teams will be reluctant to draft him any earlier than in the fourth or fifth-round. Wilson showcased plenty of talent with the Badgers this season and could develop into a decent quarterback if given some time.

Kellen Moore – QB – Boise State

Speaking of undersized quarterbacks, Boise State QB Kellen Moore also came in under six foot. He measured 5-foot-11 3/4 and 191 pounds today, per Josh Norris.

Moore is not just dealing with his short stature but there are other concerns regarding his arm strength. Expect to hear a lot about these two attributes in the coming months.

Kirk Cousins – QB – Michigan State

Tony Pauline mentions that Kirk Cousins is garnering some interest after his performance during today’s practice.

Kirk Cousins has shown the best arm of any signal caller on the North and it’s of legitimate NFL strength. He’s powered the ball into the tight spots and has challenged the hands of his receivers.”

Brian Quick – WR – Appalachian State 

CBS Sports’ Rob Rang mentions that Appalachian State WR Brian Quick was “one of the more physically impressive players on either roster.”

Quick measured 6-foot-3 1/2 and weighed in at 222 pounds. He’s projected as a second-round pick but could make a move up draft boards depending on his performance in Saturday’s game.

Tony Pauline notes that Quick has struggled with route running during today’s practice.

Mike Quick has struggled and looked outclassed. His routes are awfully slow and not sharp. He’s also dropped several catchable throws.”

Doug Martin – RB – Boise State

Martin measured 5-foot-9 and 219 pounds.

He’s said to have the most impressive build of all running backs at the Senior Bowl.

Reports have suggested that some NFL teams have him currently listed as the #3 running back on their draft boards. If that’s the case, Martin should not get past the second-round.

Quinton Coples – DE – North Carolina

Coples measured 6-foot-5 3/4 and 281 pounds today, per Rob Rang.

Rob Rang mentions that he may be keeping his weight down from his listed weight of 285 in the hopes of remaining at defensive end rather than playing tackle. Still, Coples showcased a ridiculous 80 1/4-inch wingspan today.

Courtney Upshaw – DE/OLB – Alabama

Upshaw measured 6-foot-1 1/2 and 273 pounds today, via National Football Post.

Upshaw was said to look like a very “powerful individual.” There will likely be knocks about his height but Upshaw provides some versatility as he can line up at DE or OLB. Scouts have him projected as a mid-to-late first-round pick but he’s likely the best option at a sought after position, assuming he plays OLB in the NFL. Not guaranteeing that he will.

Nick Toon – WR – Wisconsin

Toon has been officially ruled out for Saturday’s game, per Dane Brugler..

He’s been dealing with foot injury for a number of months now which has led some scouts to question his overall durability. Reports from a few weeks ago mentioned that he’d suffered a “significant” setback only complicating matters further. Before this, Toon had an early-round grade but we’ll have to see how he recovers in the coming months before we have any idea of where teams will be willing to take him come April.

Mike Adams – OT – Ohio State

Adams measured in at 6-foot-7, 323 pounds to go along with 11-inch hands and an 82 1/2-inch wingspan.

The National Football Post’s Wes Bunting tweets that some NFL scouts have Ohio State LT Mike Adams listed as a top-15 talent.

Adams has been of the fastest rising prospects in recent weeks.  SI’s Tony Pauline reports that he’ll be taken “much higher than he’s presently projected.”

Pauline also adds that Adams was one of the standouts at today’s practice.

Mike Adams (T/Ohio State) looks like he’s got his game on track and has been dominant in the middle part of practice.”

Brandon Weeden – QB – Oklahoma State

Weeden measured 6-foot-3 1/2 and 219 pounds today.

The OSC quarterback possesses what Russell Wilson and Kellen Moore do not which is the ideal build for a quarterback prospect. He does, however, come with some different issues of his own. He’ll be 29 at the start of the season which could force him down draft boards and into the third-round potentially. Still, he’s one of the most NFL-ready QB’s in this year’s class.

Alfonzo Dennard – CB – Nebraska

Tony Pauline notes that Dennard has struggled during today’s practice.

He does not show a quick backpedal and struggled transitioning to run downfield with receivers. The usually reliable Dennard has not gotten his feet underneath him yet.”

This is a little concerning as he’s considered a mid-to-late first-round pick. He needs to show some improved in the coming months because a good majority of notes have been unfavorable to this point. Thankfully for him it’s still early in the process.





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