I don't think Simmons or Ingram is some kind of franchise savior. Simmons is a great fit as a 4 in the modern NBA though because he can guard inside and on the perimeter, rebound, handle the ball like a guard, and score inside. Even if he never develops a reliable jumper, he is still going to be a very valuable player. I see him as a better version of Draymond Green who can create offense on his own much better than Green.
2011 NFL Draft Stock Up: Senior Bowl Day 3 Practice
James Carpenter, OT/G, Alabama
James Carpenter has looked better than expected at the Senior Bowl, showing improved footwork during the practices.
Rodney Hudson, G, Florida State
Rodney Hudson didn't stand a chance against Phil Taylor - 50 pounds separate the two - but looked pretty good otherwise during Wednesday's practice.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada
Colin Kaepernick has been the most impressive quarterback at the Senior Bowl. He's not ready to play coming out of the Pistol offense, but he can make every throw and has a ton of upside.
Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
I thought Ryan Kerrigan was better today. He looked good standing up, and he beat Nate Solder during live action.
Greg Salas, WR, Hawaii
As forum member Mycarman called him, "The Hawaiian Salsa Guy," Greg Salas really showed off his great hands during Senior Bowl practice. He's solidified his status as a Round 3-4 slot receiver.
Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
I don't think Nate Solder has been impressive at the Senior Bowl. But he gets a "stock up" because Mike Mayock keeps talking about Solder being the next Tony Boselli. Hopefully that's the pre-Texans Boselli.
Danny Watkins, G, Baylor
Danny Watkins would be a high second-round pick if he weren't 27 years old. He looks great. A team ready to win now may take him in the third round.
2011 NFL Draft Stock Down: Senior Bowl Day 2 Practice
Allen Bailey, DE/DT, Miami
Allen Bailey has been struggling in one-on-one matchups all week. He couldn't get by Derek Sherrod, which is understandable. But then Bailey looked helpless against James Carpenter, a mid-round prospect. Something's wrong here.
Jeremy Beal, DE, Oklahoma
Another poor day for Jeremy Beal. He didn't look right standing up and has been ineffective in the one-on-one drills all week.
Kris O'Dowd, C, USC
Kris O'Dowd just doesn't look good. He's been overmatched in nearly every one-on-one drill this week.
Courtney Smith, WR, Southern Alabama
As GameCenter member Taton would put it, "Come on C. Smith quit incomplete!!!! How many pass drop could be catch!!!!" Translation: Courtney Smith continued to drop passes Wednesday.