Traditionally, the Senior Bowl and the week of practice the precedes has a lot to do with what will happen at the NFL Draft. I thought we'd check in with various sources around the web and see how certain guys are doing.
We can't mention everybody, obviously, but let's try to hit some of the high points. If you're a draft fan, I'd recommend hitting all of the links below for a ton more detail and depth.
• Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware. He's 6'6", has been turning heads, and Tony Pauline calls him "the most physically gifted passer at the Senior Bowl."
• Xavier Abidi, LB, Virginia Tech. Sick speed and athleticism.
• Dexter Jackson, WR, Appalachian State. It's probably the guys from the small schools who have the most to gain this week, and it's got to be gratifying for them to go out there and show up some of the big names. Jackson's doing that.
• Jacob Hester, RB-FB, LSU. I don't expect The White Hammer to have a ton of success as a pro ... not as a tailback, anyway. I think he could be great as a fullback that could be used to make defenses account for another position in a lot of different ways, however.
• Matt Forte, RB, Tulane. Could be the highest drafted RB outside of Darren McFadden or Rashard Mendenhall.
• Owen Schmitt, FB, West Virginia. Has been showing good hands, and getting after people everywhere.
• Colt Brennan, QB, Hawaii. Showing a decent arm, but weighed in at 185 pounds, which is somewhere below Jason Street's playing weight at Dillon.
• Titus Brown, OLB, Mississippi State. Great size and athleticism, but is getting pushed around and looking lost.
• Harry Douglas, WR, Louisville. Douglas suddenly has a case of the drops.
• Adarius Bowman, WR, Oklahoma State. Also with a case of the drops.
• Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky. Is said to to be "floating" his throws a little bit.
• Erik Ainge, QB, Tennessee. Also leaving floaters.
• Senior Bowl Risers and Sliders / SI.com
• Senior Bowl - Monday North Practice / NFL Draft Countdown
• Schmitt making noise in Mobile / ESPN
• Senior Bowl - Tuesday South Practice / NFL Draft Countdown
• Senior Bowl: North QB has head - and helmet - in the game / SacBee.com
• California duo steals the show on Day 3 in Mobile / ESPN (Insider)
• USC players once again dominating the practice scene / ESPN (Insider)