Thursday, January 15, 2009
Lane tips scale at 295 at East-West Shrine practice
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
The East-West Shrine Game will take place Saturday in Houston. Several Big 12 players have emerged during practices this week.
Here are some of the highlights, according to Houston Chronicle blogger Lance Zierlein's extensive notes from the workouts on his daily "Z Report."
- Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel has struggled with inconsistency at times. Zierlein reports that Daniel looks short compared to the other quarterbacks, but has lost seven pounds since the end of the season and appears in good shape.
- Nebraska guard Matt Slauson has appeared stiff in some of his pass protection drills, but looked good against Canadian defensive tackle Etienne Legare.
- Oklahoma wide receiver Manuel Johnson has looked good in catching drills and has been fearless in catching passes over the middle.
- Texas A&M fullback Jorvorskie Lane weighed in at 295 pounds for the start of practices this week. That weight will be a major liability in terms of his draftability, although Lane has been a productive receiver with several scintillating one-handed catches throughout the week.