The St. Louis Rams had a small contingent in Mobile this week for the Senior Bowl. The first big week of the so-called draft season gives college players a chance to distinguish themselves, putting new names on the map and giving established players a chance to bolster their own draft stock.
The padded portion of practices are over for the week, and we've got a heaping helping of reviews to take a look at this morning. Pour yourself another cup of coffee and dive in because you'll be hearing much more about these names between now and April.
A superb fit for Steven Jackson - Jeff Fisher's approach should be of real benefit to Steven Jackson. SJ39 is excited about it. Brian Schottenheimer spoke of his preference for a good complementary back, which could lengthen Jackson's playing days by cutting down on his reps.
Gregg Williams gives Rams new edge - Mike Sando offers his take on Gregg Williams as the Rams new defensive coordinator.
2012 Senior Bowl Practice Report: South Team, Day 3 - Alfie Crow from SB Nation and the Jags blog Big Cat Country was in Mobile this week too. Here's his report from day three. Janoris Jenkins is back on the map as a first-round pick.
Get Sharp: Senior Bowl North Team standouts - Joe Fortenbaugh, Matt Bowen and Wes Bunting take a look at some of the top players from the North Team following their Day 3 practice. They spend some time on the quarterbacks, but their discussion of the running backs will be of most interest to Rams fans.
Senior Bowl: South Practice Report Day 3 - Wes Bunting from the NFP takes a look at some players on the South roster. That includes two players the Rams have been talking to this week. He calls Alabama DE Courtney Upshaw "one of the safer prospects" in this year's draft. He also expresses disappointment in UNC WR Dwight Jones, who the Rams were also talking to on Wednesday.
Senior Bowl: North Practice Notes Day 3 - Bunting's assessment of the North squad after day three includes a number of linebackers that could be useful to the Rams, including Utah State's Bobby Wagner.
Senior Bowl Wednesday practice report - Tony Pauline - It's a long list of players and observations from Tony Pauline at SI.com from the Senior Bowl. He includes solid reviews for Clemson DT Brandon Thompson, another player the Rams have been spotted talking to this week.
Ranking the 2012 Draft Prospects by Position - Centers - Mocking the Draft takes a look at the top centers in the draft this year. No surprise, Wisconsin's Peter Konz leads the list. He's likely a first-round pick.