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.
While we greatly differ on prospect rankings, something that should be assumed this early in the process, I see great thought was put into each pick and they all make sense when looked at through your perspective on the players. Great job!
Out of sheer boredom and the upcoming NBA draft has gotten me itching to make a new mock draft. Of course the NFL draft is a whole lot less predictable than the NBA draft, but also provides more success stories than the NBA draft. Again, I used schedules to determine each team's records and if you get upset with me just remember it's June and a whole lot can change by next April.