Nebraska's Lavonte David is comfortable using his speed to catch guys like MIchigan's Dennard Robinson. That led to glowing reports on his play in practices this week leading up to today's Senior Bowl
Well, it's been an interesting week down in Mobile leading up today's 2012 Senior Bowl (4pm, NFL Network).
The WR group took a huge hit for scouts as Baylor's Kendall Wright, Notre Dame's Michael Floyd and Wisconsin's Nick Toon were all sidelined with various injuries. You can look at the fallout in two ways.
On one side, that opened the door for the other WRs to get more time. Some, like Cal's Marvin Jones and Arizona's Juron Criner, to step up. Others, like Texas A&M product Jeff Fuller and UNC Tar Heel Dwight Jones didn't fare as well.
On the other hand, it also meant the corners had added pressure to excel without three of the top WRs in action -- they certainly did. Janoris Jenkins, once a Florida Gator but more recently a North Alabama Lion, had scouts raving. Brandon Boykin (Georgia) and Dwight Bentley (Louisiana-Lafayette) also stepped up. And while Alfonzo Dennard's biggest deficiency (his speed) was exacerbated by the soft coverage, as teams look at his tape, they'll see someone who is more than capable of working up on the line.
So holler it up in here if you're watching.