Alabama outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw and South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram were among the players off to fast starts at Senior Bowl practice on Monday, according to ESPN's Todd McShay.
On Upshaw, McShay said that he "showed power as both a run defender and pass-rusher. Upshaw is not an elite speedster, but he used leverage well and consistently won with quickness and power during one-on-one pass-rush drills."
On Ingram, McShay said that he was able to "diagnose plays quickly, and he also used power and quickness to win the majority of his matchups during one-on-one drills and the team period."
Arkansas receiver Joe Adams was another SEC player making his mark on Day I in Mobile, Ala.
McShay said Adams "showcased his speed and showed good quickness off the line and in and out of breaks. Adams also displayed impressive hands, catching everything that was thrown his way."
That's good news for Adams because the only real knock on him throughout his college career was that he could be erratic catching the ball at times. But when it came to making things happen in the open field, Adams was electric.
Former Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins also impressed McShay, who said Jenkins hasn't lost a step since transferring to North Alabama. Jenkins was the one cornerback who wasn't afraid to challenge Adams and didn't give him a lot of cushion.