2012 Senior Bowl: Practice Report
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2012 Senior Bowl: Tuesday South Practice Report
By Charlie Campbell - @draftcampbell
The South team took to the field of Ladd Peebles Stadium for their second practice of Senior Bowl on Tuesday afternoon. The Washington Redskins coaching staff was in charge of the South team and they had the players practicing in full pads with a quick tempo. Tuesday and Wednesday are the full-padded sessions. To start out practice they worked in their individual position groups. Soon the linebackers and running backs got together to battle in a one-on-one pass coverage session.
North Carolina outside linebacker Zach Brown showed off his athleticism and agility by blanketing Baylor running back Terrance Ganaway on two reps. The second pass was slapped out of Ganaway's hands by Brown. In a game he may have been called for pass interference, but it would have been a close call. Ganaway also couldn't get separation from Texas linebacker Keenan Robinson.
Miami linebacker Sean Spence lost a rep to Louisiana Tech running back Lennon Creer and also had tight coverage to get a win against Clemson's Chad Diehl.
Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard burned Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho on an out route. Acho came back to have good coverage against Florida running back Chris Rainey. Ballard dropped a pass after getting a step on Florida State linebacker Nigel Bradham. Aside from that drop, Ballard had a strong practice. In the team scrimmage session, Ballard had a big run behind the right side of the offensive line. About 15 yards downfield, he was popped by LSU safety Brandon Taylor and taken to the ground on a hard tackle. That got scouts to "ooh" and "ahh" even though Taylor wasn't supposed to tackle Ballard. The hard tackle didn't phase him, as Ballard broke off another big run in the 11-on-11 scrimmage when he started to the left and slashed across the field towards the right side for a big gain.
The one-on-one scrimmages continued when the wide receivers and cornerbacks battled. Here is a scorecard of some of that action:
In the team scrimmage portion of practice, Jenkins had a nice pass breakup when he read a bootleg well and closed on the receiver. Jenkins timed his hit perfectly and popped the receiver to force an incompletion. The other defensive back who stood out in the team scrimmage was Menzie. He had a nice tackle of LSU tight end DeAngelo Peterson. Menzie followed that by running up to break down and make a nice open field tackle of Rainey.
The defensive line and offensive line had their one-on-one battles as well. Overall the defense had a dominant day, but that shouldn't be surprising as the line has three definite first-round picks in North Carolina's Quinton Coples, South Carolina's Melvin Ingram and Alabama's Courtney Upshaw. Here is a scorecard of some of the one-on-one action:
In the team scrimmage session, Coples kept coming. He bull rushed through Sanders on a zone run to the right. That let him start a gang tackle for a loss. Coples blew by Sanders a few more times on speed rushes. In a game, he easily could have had a sack or two. To finish out the impressive day for the defensive line, Jerod-Eddie and Howard combined to record a sack after they burst through the line.
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