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Tribal Warfare
01-24-2006, 01:08 AM
http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/senior1.html
Senior Bowl Practice: Day One
By: Staff More then any other prospect at the Senior Bowl, quarterback Jay Cutler (http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/prospects/jay_cutler.html) has the most to gain. His stock has been rising sharply and a good Senior Bowl week could move him into the top 10 picks in the first round, with the Jets, Lions, or Cardinals all possibilities. However, a poor showing could drop him out of the first round completely. Day one was an up and down practice for Cutler. On one hand he showed the incredible arm strength and size that scouts love. However, his decision making and footwork were suspect at times. This was the main knock against Cutler at Vanderbilt. Another north QB, Michael Robinson of Penn State, was very disappointing and showed why most scouts believe he will have to play another position in the NFL. He showed poor footwork and an inaccurate arm today. D'Brickashaw Ferguson (http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/prospects/dbrickashaw_ferguson.html), OT, Virginia, displayed the strength, agility, and mean streak that will make him an elite offensive tackle in the NFL. Expect Ferguson to be a top five pick in April. Davin Joseph's (http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/prospects/davin_joseph.html) performance was underwhelming. The Oklahoma guard was blown off the line on numerous occasions by stronger defensive tackles in 1-on-1 drills. One time Jonathan Lewis (http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/prospects/jonathan_lewis.html), Virginia Tech, almost knocked Joseph on his back. Tye Hill's (http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/prospects/tye_hill.html) stock continues its meteroric rise. He displayed excellent cover skills in 1-on-1 drills, where he intercepted a pass. His pure speed and cover ability have moved him into the first round. Will Blackmon (http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/prospects/will_blackmon.html) of Boston College who played both wide receiver and cornerback, worked out at cornerback during today's practice. He had trouble covering most of the wide receivers in 1-on-1 drills and will need to have a better performance in the rest of the week or he will see his draft position slide. Wide receiver, Derek Hagan (http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/prospects/derek_hagan.html) from Arizona State had trouble catching the ball during drills and the full practice. He made two bad drops and lacked focus. He'll need to correct this tomorrow or teams may drop him on their draft boards. Jeremy Trueblood (http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/prospects/jeremy_trueblood.html), OT, Boston College, must have cried a little on the inside when he saw his match up in 1-on-1 drills. Trueblood's main weakness is his inability to stop speed rushers. Unfortunately for Trueblood he was matched up against one the best speed rushers in Tamba Hali (http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/prospects/tamba_hali.html), DE, Penn State. As expected, Hali blew by Trueblood every time. DeAngelo Williams (http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/prospects/deangelo_williams.html), RB, Memphis is already seeing his stock slide after day one. After weighing in smaller then expected at only 5'8" and 207, he was solid but slow during drills. Not very impressive for someone who was thought to be a top 10 pick by some scouts. How many starting NFL running backs are 5'8"? Anwser... none. Brodrick Bunkley (http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/prospects/brodrick_bunkley.html), DT, Florida State is going to see his stock rise after his impressive first day showing. At a muscular 6'2" and 300 he showed incredible agility and power while attacking the rusher. He's the type of run stuffing defensive tackle NFL coaches must have to be successful.

Spicy McHaggis
01-24-2006, 01:28 AM
I want Hali to do well, but not rise so much that we miss out on him.

KevB
01-24-2006, 08:06 AM
These kinds of reports are only going to allow someone like Indy or NE to steal DeAngelo Williams. It didn't surprise me that he came in a touch small, but I don't care what he looked like in drills....he's not slow. Someone is going to get a steal. It's always so interesting to me that a guy can put up four years of truly outstanding football, and then "scouts" like these see one day of "drills" and already slide him down the board.

Reaper16
01-24-2006, 09:01 AM
These kinds of reports are only going to allow someone like Indy or NE to steal DeAngelo Williams. It didn't surprise me that he came in a touch small, but I don't care what he looked like in drills....he's not slow. Someone is going to get a steal. It's always so interesting to me that a guy can put up four years of truly outstanding football, and then "scouts" like these see one day of "drills" and already slide him down the board.
Darren Sproals

Bowser
01-24-2006, 10:36 AM
Brodrick Bunkley, huh?

:hmmm:

B_Ambuehl
01-24-2006, 12:28 PM
Keep in mind most of the guys writing up these reports are often just regurgitating what some commentator said on TV and the majority of the time neither the commentator nor the guy doing the writing are football guys. There are quite a few other things that went on yesterday that are not on that report simply because they weren't *talked* about by commentators.....such as Darryl Tapp being a dominant presence as a pass rusher going against some really good offensive tackles.

Spicy McHaggis
01-24-2006, 02:46 PM
Darren Sproals

Everyone knew Sproles was going to be around that small though and he didn't really have the pro hype Williams has.

Tribal Warfare
01-24-2006, 04:15 PM
Brodrick Bunkley, huh?

:hmmm:


I'm starting to warm up on the idea of drafting him too.

htismaqe
01-24-2006, 07:41 PM
Bunkley weighing 300 pounds is a HUGE boost for him.

He's been listed at around 280 all during the season and that was the main concern about him.

KevB
01-24-2006, 07:49 PM
Darren Sproals

DSproles was 5'6" and less than 200lbs. DeAngelo is 5'8" and 207lbs. He's built much the same as Priest, who seemed to handle himself well enough physically.

Mr. Laz
01-25-2006, 12:01 AM
(71) TAITUSI LUTUI–Offensive Guard-Offensive Tackle, 6-6, 365, Sr./Sr., Mesa, AZ (Mesa HS/Snow JC)

2005: Lutui, who started at right offensive tackle in 2004, was moved to left guard in 2005 fall camp and not only ended up starting there all season as a senior, but he had an honors-filled season. He was named a 2005 Football Coaches, Football Writers, The Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com, CBS Sportsline.com and Rivals.com All-American first teamer and AP, Walter Camp and Collegefootballnews.com All-American second teamer. He also made the 2005 All-Pac-10 first team. He made the 2005 ESPN.com All-Pac-10 team. He won USC’s Offensive Lineman of the Year, Co-Most Inspirational Player and Co-Lifter Awards. He also earned a place on the

2005
Rivals.com All-Bowl team.

2004: Lutui, who came to USC in the fall of 2005 as a heralded junior college transfer, started all season at right offensive tackle as a junior in 2004 and did a fine job.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: He was named to the 2003 J.C. Grid-Wire All-American first team, National Junior College Athletic Association All-American first team, Super Prep JUCO 100 and All-Western States Football League first team as a sophomore offensive lineman at Snow Junior College in Ephraim (Utah). Snow went 9-1 and tied for fourth in the final NJCAA poll. He spent his 2002 freshman season at Mesa (Ariz.) Community College. He originally signed with Utah in 2002, but did not qualify for admission.

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior two-way lineman at Mesa (Ariz.) High in 2001, he was a Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest, All-State, All-Region and All-conference selection.

As a junior in 2000, he made All-State, All-Region and All-Conference.
PERSONAL: He’s a sociology major at USC. He was married in July of 2004 and his wife’s name is Pua. Their son, Inoke Liuaki Moeltau (“Return a champion”), was born on Jan. 5, 2005, the day after USC’s win in the 2005 Orange Bowl. His brother, Sam, was an assistant football coach at Southern Utah, where he also started on the line in 1995 and 1996. He is related to current BYU players T.J. Sitake and David Tafuna and former Cougar Ofa Mohetau. His nickname is “Deuce.” He was born in Ha’api, Tonga.

TAITUSI LUTUI ON: His size: “I have always been one big boy. When I want to, I can eat. I’m trying to cut down, but I love my rice and those carbs.” Surviving an auto accident when he was 6 years old that killed his sister and disabled his father: “It was a trauma for all of us. I was determined after that to make something of my life. My parents were hurt, but I felt they had brought us to this country for a purpose…As a teenager, I had to take care of the family. I was the one paying the bills. My parents, coming from the Tongan Islands, weren’t too familiar with the American system.”

keg in kc
01-25-2006, 05:28 AM
He's built much the same as Priest, who seemed to handle himself well enough physically....except for all those season-ending injuries.

Ultra Peanut
01-25-2006, 10:03 AM
http://espn-att.starwave.com/media/ncf/2006/0124/photo/williams_deangelo_195.jpgWilliams leads solid pack of South RBs
By Mel Kiper Jr.
Special to ESPN Insider

MOBILE, Ala. -- The running backs on the South squad shined during the team's Tuesday afternoon practice at the Senior Bowl. Memphis RB DeAngelo Williams was the brightest star in the group. He looked very good. Williams showed great cutback ability, great vision and a terrific burst. He exploded through the defense on three successive runs during the afternoon practice.

Tuesday Practice Notes: He's easily the best back here this week and has nothing but help his draft stock. Williams ran with great vision in this session and was very patient and did a god job of setting up his blockers. Williams showed a great burst on his runs and was able to hit the second level well and found daylight down the field on many occasions. He also did a good job out of the backfield when catching the ball and was a willing pass blocker.

Cave Johnson
01-25-2006, 11:07 AM
After weighing in smaller then expected at only 5'8" and 207, he was solid but slow during drills. Not very impressive for someone who was thought to be a top 10 pick by some scouts. How many starting NFL running backs are 5'8"? Anwser... none.

Uh, bs. Dunn is listed at 5-9 but has to be shorter than that.

Reaper16
01-25-2006, 02:12 PM
So I'm watching Senior Bowl practice on ESPN, and I see Herm Edwards. He's wearing a blakc leather jacket with Chiefs logo, and a Kangol hat. (ala Samuel L Jackson and LL Cool J) ROFL

Dunit35
01-25-2006, 02:27 PM
Ferguson is looking real good today.

Ultra Peanut
01-25-2006, 06:50 PM
So I'm watching Senior Bowl practice on ESPN, and I see Herm Edwards. He's wearing a blakc leather jacket with Chiefs logo, and a Kangol hat. (ala Samuel L Jackson and LL Cool J) ROFLROFL

Ultra Peanut
02-25-2006, 10:30 AM
DeAngelo's Combine measurements: 5'9", 214 lbs.