Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Non-AQs in Senior Bowl
By Andrea Adelson
Time for your daily update on how some of the top players from the non-AQ conferences are doing at the Senior Bowl.
You need an Insider subscription to read most of this, but you can watch this Todd McShay video on the performance of several quarterbacks in Mobile, Ala. One he spotlighted who has done well for himself: Andy Dalton of TCU.
As for players who stood out on Day 2, the Scouts Inc. crew of McShay, Kevin Weidl and Steve Muench had plenty to say on their blog and daily wrap-up. McShay cited Dalton and Boise State receiver Titus Young as the top performers of the day.
McShay on Young: "He's not overly big but he's the quickest wide receiver on the North team. He is really quick off the line, and gets in and out of his breaks. He also is snatching the ball on the run and getting upfield in a hurry, which he needs to continue to do as it will be a big part of his game at the next level. What gives him a chance to be an impact player is his open-field running ability both as a receiver and potentially as a punt returner."
McShay on Dalton: "The more you watch him, the more you see him do all the little things that are so important to the quarterback position. He doesn't have the big size, strong arm or great athleticism, but he's doing a really good job. He's a sponge. He's always around the QB coaches or offensive coaches, always asking questions, always talking, always engaged."
Other players noted in the Day 2 blog: Hawaii receiver Greg Salas, who had an up-and-down day; TCU all-purpose player Jeremy Kerley had a good day; and Marshall TE Lee Smith is noted for his big body.