||Skelton impressed me the most of all the
quarterbacks in the game. He has an NFL arm and size, but
McShay indicated that there are questions about his
off-the-filed work habits. Still, he is a good late round
prospect with upside.
||Clark is a good athlete and could be moved from
quarterback in the NFL, but he showed he may have some upside as
a backup quarterback as well in this game.
||Kafta's second stint in the game was much
better than his first. He came on in the fourth quarter to
make some good throws and showed movement in the pocket.
He has the look of an over-achiever who could hold the fort as a
solid backup quarterback down the line.
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||Paschall looked, by far, like the best running
back in the game. He showed good vision running off tackle
and good bounce to the outside. His Combine numbers will
||Dixon has the look of a change-of-pace, third
down back. He showed he can make tacklers miss.
||White was the best player in the game. He
has good hands, gets open and has decent size. I will need
to see White's workout numbers before deciding if he is a
sleeper as a second-round value, or a late round type who could
out-produce his draft slot.
||Arnett may have had only three catches in the
game, but all were good grabs and all were running NFL
routes. Arnett helped his draft status.
||Barnes came up big in the fourth quarter
getting open and making catches. He has good hands and
runs good routes. His workout numbers will be key to
determining how well he can transfer his skills to the NFL.
||Pitta is a prospect worth noting. He has
great hands, can get open and looks fast enough to get down the
field. He played an excellent game.
||Harbor can also play fullback and h-back.
He showed toughness and solid hands and has a shot to be a
contributor in the NFL as a role player.
||Quarless made a phenomenal one-handed
catch. He was said to be the most athletic tight end in
the game. I'm very curious how he will work out at the
Combine. With a good workout he could be a player that
gains momentum leading up to the draft.
||It's difficult to "pop" in a positive
manner in an All Star Game, but I did notice some nice blocking,
both in the running game and in pass protection by Estes.
||I had three notes during the game indicating
good pass blocking by Carter.
||Alem didn't get to the quarterback for a sack,
but put pressure on passers throughout the game.
||Hardy was known as a pass rusher and he had a
sack in the game. He also looked good in spots against the
run and ended up with 4 tackles and an assist.
||Collins is an undersized defensive tackle who
played well against the run. It will be interesting to see
if he has the measureables to kick out to end in a 3-4 defense.
||Mitchell was able to get penetration from his
defensive tackle position. He is an undersized defensive
tackle who may either play inside in the nickel defensive or be
an end in a 3-4 defense.
||Wilson was very active in the game, making
tackles, and playing well against the run.
||To my eye, Carter was the best defensive player
in the game. He was all over the field making tackles and,
when he didn't get credit for a tackle, was in terrific position
to make a play or force the action.
||What a terrific adjustment to outside
linebacker for this college defensive end. He can get
after the quarterback, and he held up very well in pass
coverage. He is a kid to keep your eye on as an outside
linebacker for teams that play the 3-4 defense.
||Kristick didn't show up much in the box score,
however, he played well in pass coverage and seemed to be in the
right place during his time on the field.
||Chancellor is a big for a safety but showed, in
this game, that he can be a positive force in the passing
game. We'll see what his workout numbers say. He
showed he is a big-time hitter with a hitter's mentality.
||Stuckey led the West squad in tackles. He
had a quietly efficient game, which is what you want in a strong
safety. I also saw him make at least one tackle on special
||I was very impressed with Wall during the
game. He played excellent in coverage and appeared to have
a nose for the ball. He is a prospect worth watching.
||Verner played well in pass coverage and even
showed good tackling skills on a quick completion eliminating