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Senior Bowl Wrap-Up (Part I/North)

The Senior Bowl was played on Saturday afternoon and was a blowout.  The North team cruised to a 27-0 victory in wet conditions as some of college football's best seniors looked to improve their draft stock.  In this game though, the score isn't what people are looking at but more the individual players involved.  Scouts from around the league were present for the week of practice leading up to the game itself, and much can be told from how certain players performed.

I didn't get to see the game as it was on the NFL Network, which I still haven't gotten around to ordering, but thanks to the Internet there is a ton of information regarding the Senior Bowl in general.  Here's Part I of a look at what others are saying about some of the Senior Bowl's players. Part I will recap the North's players.

Drew Stanton (QB, Michigan State):

Mel Kiper Jr.:

Michigan State QB Drew Stanton got off to a nice start, but needs to work on his consistency.

Mel Kiper Jr. (Other article):
Good, but not great arm. Erratic. Tough and athletic. (Round 3 or 4)

Tony Hunt (RB, Penn State):

Scout:

We raved about Hunt and, while scouts agreed he played well, there is a concern Hunt is too large.

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Gliding, patient runner. Good blocker. Not explosive. (Round 3 or 4)

David Harris (LB, Michigan):

Scout:

Played better than expected and secured himself as a top-75 pick.

Mel Kiper Jr.:

Productive. Great run defender. Questionable in coverage. (Round 3 or 4)

Jay Moore (DE, Nebraska):

Mel Kiper Jr.:

DE Jay Moore shows a quick first step. He gets on the tackle's outside shoulder and beats him around the corner.

Mel Kiper Jr. (Other article):
Good quickness. Explosive first step. Works hard. (Round 2 or 3)

Stewart Bradley (LB, Nebraska):

Scout:

The general consensus is Bradley looked good, and if he runs as fast as expected at the combine he will climb into the second round.

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Good overall player. Versatile OLB. Rarely out of position. (Round 3 or 4)

Leon Hall (CB, Michigan):

Scout:

Scouts expected a lot more than what they got.  Forget about being a top-10 pick, most feel Hall could fall as far as number 18.

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Michigan DB Leon Hall is smooth and displays good hands and hips, but is a little slow in transitioning. He doesn't have an explosive burst. His combine and individual workouts will be important. Hall is a good, solid football player. (mid-Round 1)

H.B. Blades (LB, Pittsburgh):

Mel Kiper Jr.:

Good in college. Not super instinctive. Gets caught in traffic (Late rounder)

Prescott Burgess (LB, Michigan):

Mel Kiper Jr.:

Doesn't wow, but consistently makes plays. (Day 2)

Amobi Okoye (DT, Louisville):

Scout:

While all agree Okoye looked good, not everyone is stamping him with a top-15 grade.  The inability to get off blocks this week was a concern.

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Amobi Okoye, the defensive lineman from Louisville, displays great pass-rush moves and explosiveness. His transition into a spin move gives centers fits. Okoye is arguably one of the top two players in Mobile. (mid-Round 1)

Adam Carriker (DE, Nebraska):

Mel Kiper Jr.:

Nebraska DE Adam Carriker looks outstanding. He has all the physical attributes. Carriker uses his hands extremely well. (mid-Round 1)

Levi Brown (OL, Penn State):

Scout:

Proved he will be the second tackle taken likely in the middle of round one.  Has a lot of people believing he can handle the left tackle duties at the next level.

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Levi Brown has proven to be one of the better players at the Senior Bowl. The Penn State offensive lineman has good feet and adjusts to the secondary move pretty well. (mid-Round 1)
Part II will be up tomorrow Thursday and will take a look at one some of the experts had to say about the South's players.