Senior Bowl Day 3 takeaways: Who's top running back?
- By Gregg Rosenthal
- Updated: Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:55 p.m.
Day three of the Senior Bowl is in the books. Once again, I'm here to recap what you may have missed from the NFL Network coverage. You can also check out our recaps for Day 1 and Day 2.
1. NFL Network analysts Charles Davis and Mike Mayock agree that Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor is the best player at his position in Mobile, Ala., because of his complete game. Taylor may not test too well at the NFL Scouting Combine, but he's a runner than can excel on passing downs or power situations.
Mayock also thought Florida running back Mike Gillislee helped himself this week. He's a stout, unflashy runner.
2. The kudos keep coming in for offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson. Mayock wouldn't be surprised if Fisher is a top-10 pick. Johnson, the athletic former quarterback, seems to have cemented a first-round grade. Johnson told NFL Network he can run a 4.7 40-yard dash at 300 pounds. (Not that a 40 time for an OL is important.)
3. It doesn't feel like the quarterbacks have separated in Mobile, but NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah believes N.C. State's Mike Glennon improved during the week. Questions have been raised about Ryan Nassib's arm strength. Miami of Ohio's Zac Dysert hasn't enjoyed a great week by most accounts. Arkansas' Tyler Wilson has "spun it as well as anyone" according to Mayock.
4. Jeremiah loves Texas wide receiver Marquise Goodwin. He's an Olympic long jumper that can take the top off defenses. This is a setting where he should shine. Goodwin has helped himself.
5. UCLA defensive end Datone Jones has "made himself some money" according to Mayock. He was viewed as a potential last day draft pick before this week.
6. Georgia defensive tackle John Jenkins, who weighs 360 pounds, was called a "faucet" player by Jeremiah. He turns it on and off. Jenkins could be a late first-round pick.
7. Four junior defensive ends should go high in the draft. There might not be a senior first rounder. BYU enigma Ezekial Ansah is a project that is not playing fast in Mobile. He's "toolsy" but has little experience playing football.
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