Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Cousins, Wilson stand out at Senior Bowl
By Adam Rittenberg
Day 2 of Senior Bowl practice is in the books, and judging by the reports, the Big Ten contingent held its own.
ESPN Scouts Inc. Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl write that the North team quarterbacks had good performances Tuesday (Insider). While Boise State's Kellen Moore was the best of the bunch, Michigan State's Kirk Cousins and Wisconsin's Russell Wilson both showed strong arm strength.
Wilson "competed hard as the day went on and made some good throws to Ohio State's DeVier Posey during seven-on-seven drills." Cousins throws a "crisp ball" and displayed some touch on a deep pass to fellow Big Tenner Marvin McNutt from Iowa. The Scouts Inc. crew noted that Cousins must do a better job of deciding when to ease up on his throws, as one of his bullets was intercepted.
Other Big Ten nuggets:
- McNutt had a good day for the most part, showing the ability to shake off press coverage.
- The Scouts Inc. crew said Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard struggled as he tries to maintain a first-round grade.
- There was good news and bad news for Ohio State's offensive linemen in Mobile. Tackle Mike Adams showed "good athleticism and doing a good job climbing to the second level to cut off defenders." Center Mike Brewster, meanwhile, "had trouble sinking his hips to anchor against inside rushers, and because he often played with his head down Brewster had trouble staying in front of defenders."
- Wisconsin offensive lineman Kevin Zeitler reportedly had an up-and-down day but showed good recovery ability against rushers.
More to come from the Senior Bowl on Wednesday.