SIAP - Some analysis from Inside the Pylon on the Senior Bowl, Michigan player snippets below:
Chris Wormley and Isaac Rochell both had strong weeks as long, powerful defenders who could play 5 technique in a 3-4 front or make the move inside to 3 tech and hold their own. Wormley is extremely heavy-handed and plays with excellent leverage and technique, consistently winning first contact with a strong first step. He’s not a top-tier athlete, but Wormley has a few go-to moves as a pass rusher and knows how to counter.
Ryan Glasgow and Eddie Vanderdoes aren’t too different as prospects, both wide-set interior defensive lineman who play physical and aggressive despite being mediocre athletes. Vanderdoes has more pass rush juice than Glasgow, displaying a nice spin and swim to recover when his first move was stymied. Glasgow might be stronger, but he’s just 297 pounds to Vanderdoes’s 320, and I don’t know that the Michigan product can be an interchangeable nose and 3 tech at the NFL level. Vanderdoes is a better fit as a true nose, but he’s not going to be a long/late downs presence, which likely means a two-down role for him as a pro.
Jourdan Lewis and Desmond King came in as two of the bigger name corners at the event, but both left with mixed reviews...Lewis seemed to struggle to identify routes and flip his hips in a timely fashion, but he competes at the catch point and had more highs than King did throughout the week.
Darboh had arguably the most consistent week of practice from a receiver on the North team. ITP’s own Shane Alexander said that Darboh really impressed him during the weigh-ins with his physique. He measured in at 6’1 ¾”, 215 lbs with 9 ⅞” hands. He showed some good straight-line speed, giving cornerbacks issues when running deeper routes in one-on-ones as well as seven-on-sevens. Darboh also impressed with his smooth route-running ability. One catch that comes to mind was when he won on a fade route to the back corner of the end zone.
Congrats to both guys
From Kyle Meinke
He caught punts and did other drills, but is not yet cleared for contact. (thus the yellow Jersey)
And, a mid-day unfortunate update from the Det News:
Apparently Denard has the Dropsies (who wrote that headline? Are they 5 years old?). Apparently that means he had 2 drops in a row. And while Menkie reports that he went 11-for-11 on catching punts before practice, the news says he only caught 2 of 4 after.
Michigan's Denard Robinson has committed to the Senior Bowl. He was invited as a receiver. Should play RB, too.
Saw some Senior Bowl notes on Stephen Schilling from Shutdown Corner:
I also liked what I saw from Michigan guard Stephen Schilling -- the guy definitely plays with a nasty streak and shows the technique you'd expect from a school with so much great offensive-line history. Representatives from the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs made sure to talk to Schilling after practice. A projected third-rounder at this time, Schilling could benefit greatly from the pre-draft process, especially as he shows zone teams his ability to hit the second level decidedly and in a hurry.
There were some other Big Ten players mentioned there and on other sites, like Ryan Kerrigan (apparently weighed in lighter than expected and started off slowly, but came back on Day 3); Gabe Carimi (strong and good technique, but not that athletic), Greg Jones (undersized, stiff, "tight-hipped"), Ricky Stanzi (not very accurate), and others.
If you look at the main article, it's quoted as "Michigan's Tim Jamison never slowed down during Day 4 practices."
I'm not an insider on ESPN, so I can't read the full article. But apparently Tim is doing well. Improved draft stock?