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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Senior Bowl practices: Day 2

By Calvin Watkins


MOBILE, Ala. -- The second day of Senior Bowl practices has finished, and here's a recap from the trio of Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl.

You have to be a ESPN Insider to get this but here's a sample of what they said of Day 2:

Von Miller Texas A&M

Texas A&M LB Von Miller went down with the linemen to rush the passer in one-on-ones and was lights out. He's so quick around the corner and the blockers had no chance. On the flip side, NC State LB Nate Irving also went down to rush the passer and followed Miller and you could see the difference. He didn't have the same first-step quickness and was unable to turn the corner as a result.

Linebackers working on individual drills

Linebackers Mason Foster (UCLA), Mark Herzlich (Boston College) and Lawrence Wilson (Connecticut) are fighting the ball during individual drills. Ohio State's Ross Homan made a clean catch on one pass, but dropped the next one.

ESPNDallas' look at practice: We believe the Cowboys need some help along the offensive line and possibly along the pass rush. In one-on-one drills we watched Alabama left tackle James Carpenter hold Texas' Sam Acho of Dallas St. Mark's on a bullrush as if he wasn't even there. Carpenter displayed good power and footwork. But Acho came right back in the same drill and blew right past Mississippi State tackle Derek Sherrod. ... Running back Noel Devine from West Virginia looks smaller than his listed 5-8, 180 pound numbers. One scout said Devine is 160 pounds. There is no question about Devine's speed. He hits holes fast and could be used as a scat back in somebody's offensive system. ... Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy of Southlake Carroll threw a nice deep pass to Hawaii receiver Greg Salas for a touchdown. ... LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson, considered a Top 10 pick, worked out for some teams down here. Peterson did not list the Cowboys among the teams in attendance. ... Colorado tackle Nate Solder said he's spoken to about 10-to-15 teams, including the Cowboys scouts. ... Von Miller said he hasn't talked with the Cowboys.