Thursday, January 24, 2013
Checking in on Big 12's Senior Bowl reps
By David Ubben
Our team of scouts is in Mobile, Ala., all week long, and will have updates on ESPN Insider throughout the practices leading up to Saturday's game.
Earlier this week, Landry Jones has already stood out among the quarterbacks , looking the "most natural" of all the South signal-callers. The scouting report on Jones this week? It'll sound absolutely familiar to anyone who watched Jones throughout his four years at Oklahoma.
He's deadly accurate when he has time, the scouts wrote, but his elongated release can cause some problems, especially if he is short on time. He has outshone South teammates Tyler Wilson from Arkansas and EJ Manuel from Florida State.
A strong early start for Baylor receiver Terrance Williams gave way to a step back in Tuesday's practice.
Texas defensive end Alex Okafor stood out at the North practices , and he's dominated average opposition. When he's faced the top tackles in Mobile, though, he's been stifled. That's not a good sign.
Fellow Longhorn Marquise Goodwin turned heads with his speed and ability to free himself underneath this week, too. Our scouts said the receiver needed to work on his hands and route-running, however.
Stay tuned throughout the week for more.