Buffalo Bills: Aaron Colvin

What's hot from Senior Bowl practices

January, 22, 2014
MOBILE, Ala. -- Both the North and South teams held practices Wednesday in preparation for the Senior Bowl. Here is what's hot:

Run of injuries: In addition to Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin, who tore his ACL, three players were out of Wednesday's practice with injuries: Alabama defensive end Ed Stinson, Fresno State tight end Marcel Jensen and Tennessee offensive tackle Ju'wuan James. During the morning practice, North team defensive end James Gayle (Virginia Tech) left with an arm injury. Gayle is the No. 81 ranked prospect in May's draft according to Scouts, Inc.

Martin tried at guard: Notre Dame left tackle Zack Martin, considered one of the top players in Mobile this week, saw extensive action at left guard during Wednesday's practice. He was impressive. Martin stands at 6-foot-4, 308 pounds and could be better suited as an interior lineman. At one point, Martin lined up at left guard with Clemson's Brandon Thomas at left tackle. Both players have shown well this week and could be among the top offensive linemen in the draft.

Donald impresses: Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald has drawn buzz this week and had another strong performance Wednesday. The 'wow' factor on Donald is obvious: He's been in the backfield more than any other defensive lineman. Donald (No. 32) isn't ranked as highly as Minnesota's Ra'shede Hageman (No. 22) on our Scouts, Inc. ranking, but Donald has stood out more than Hageman this week.

Senior Bowl bed check: Day 2

January, 21, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. -- Wrapping up the events from the second day of Senior Bowl practices:

Off-field buzz: While the Senior Bowl gives scouts a chance to evaluate a chunk of prospects for May's draft, it's what happens behind the scenes that is just as important. On Tuesday night, Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine interviewed for a second time with the Cleveland Browns, who have the NFL's final head coaching vacancy. As such, there's been plenty of buzz around Pettine and the Browns this week in Mobile, perhaps more than any players on the field.

Executives in town: Here's who we spotted in the stands during Tuesday's practices: Bills general manager Doug Whaley, former Bills general manager Buddy Nix, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, New Orleans Saints coach Rob Ryan, St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, and Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. We've also spotted Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis this week.

Colvin tears ACL: One injury note to pass along: According to his agent, Andy Simms, Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin tore his ACL in Tuesday's practice. According to Scouts, Inc., Colvin was the top-rated cornerback at the Senior Bowl. He is currently rated No. 67 among all draft prospects.