Sunday morning, Pro Bowl Sunday, it seems like a nice chance to take a break from the hum drum of relocation, stadium construction and lease tit-for-tat taking a page from the NFL lockout school of public negotiations. The most interesting football game of the weekend took place yesterday in Mobile, AL. This year's Senior Bowl featured a pretty talented group of players, many that will be on the St. Louis Rams' radar when the 2012 NFL Draft rolls around in April.
Here are five names that ought to be on the Rams' draft board based on their play this week in Mobile. We'll be taking a closer look at these players in the week ahead too.
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Cordy Glenn, OG/OT, Georgia - All Glenn did this week was take on the the best pass rushers in this draft class, including Quinton Coples, Melvin Ingram and Courtney Upshaw, his mates on the South roster. He showed potential on the outside, but displayed elite talent on the inside as a guard.
Doug Martin, RB, Boise State - Martin had a second-round grade before this week. Now, he looks like he could be the second running back off the board after Trent Richardson. Why? Simple, he does it all and does it well ... even pass blocking.
Kendall Reyes, DT, UConn - Under the radar prior to this week, Mobile was a coming out party for the North squad defensive tackle. Reyes worked his way into the backfield in practice and during the game, regardless of the offensive linemen tasked with blocking him. He measured 6'4" 300 lbs and had all the athleticism and strength a 4-3 team could want in a three-technique.
Bobby Wagner, OLB, Utah State - Wagner drew rave reviews for his performance in yesterday's game from Mocking the Draft. He's a workhorse guy who has a natural feel for coverage and seeking out the ball because of his instincts. Wager stands 6'0" 240 lbs with a well-anchored frame that helps him bring down ball carriers. Could be a good second round pick for the Rams.
Marvin Jones, WR, Cal - Jones might have been the biggest winner of the week, especially since Michael Floyd and Kendall Wright missed the action in Moble. Jones showed good hands and a polished route running ability to with the size, 6'3" 226 lbs, teams like to see in a wide receiver. Don't be surprised to see his name at the bottom of the first round in upcoming mock drafts.
There are plenty more players to know after this week. For more, check out Rob Rang's All-Senior Bowl team that has even more standouts from this week. Tony Pauline at SI.com has even more names to know on his risers and fallers list.