2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl: Who Impressed Us

MOBILE AL - JANUARY 29:Offensive lineman Derek Sherrod #79 of the South Team matches up with Pierre Allen #95 of the North Team during the second quarter of the Under Armour Senior Bowl on January 29 2011 at Ladd-Pebbles Stadium in Mobile Alabama. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images for Under Armour)

I still haven't watched the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl on my DVR, but thankfully writers Collin McCollough and Matt Grecco did. They chatted about the game with several of you readers who caught the game.

I asked a few folks to keep an eye on Derek Sherrod during the game. The Colts need a first round left tackle in the worst way. Sherrod is someone who may or may not be there at #22.

Other players that got the attention of our readers and writers:

James Carpenter, OL, Alabama

From AZ_Colt_Fan

Looks like he could be a great OG for us if he is available late enough. Good footwork after 1st couple plays. Looks strong and quick.

Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson

From Collin:

Was in Locker’s face on that play. I’m a big fan of Jenkins, think he’s a perfect Colts 3-tech.

More after jump...

Kendric Burney, CB, North Carolina

From Collin:

That’s why I’ve been touting him. Physical, quick WR with great ball skills.

Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada

From Benjamin Savage

He’s obviously very raw, but I do like his arm strength and he’s very agile for such a large body.

Ricky Stanzi, QB, Iowa

From our ole buddy, Joe Baker:

His decision making was much better this year, but after a great 1st half his accuracy regressed all the way back.

Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor

From Nate Brummett:

Dude is a beast. Wish somehow we could at least consider him. Then Kendric Burney, CB, it would be a shame not to try to get him

Best write-up of the thread goes to chad72:

Danny Watkins from Baylor, had one holding penalty, but has a very good mean streak. I liked the fact that Castanzo, despite the fact that he played RG, RT, showed consistency over the whole game. Solder plays a bit too high for my liking.

Castanzo will be a solid RT as a rookie. If we keep CJ at LT and either let go of Diem or move Diem to RG, Castanzo can definitely learn at RT before he can take over at LT, IMO and CJ can move over to LT.

Danny Watkins will make a good RT or OG but we don’t need an OG, to be honest if we groom McClendon for one of the OG positions and based on the improvement Pollak made this year.

If we trade down, Danny Watkins could be a likely pick for us, he was not beat much often at all. If we stay put, Castanzo is a good LT prospect that should start at RT unlike Ugoh and progressively learn the LT position at the next level, IMO.

I would like a draft like this:

1. Castanzo, OT, Boston College
2. Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson
3. Titus Young (if he is available, great value there like Collie was at the end of round 4), if not I like Colin McCarthy for LB from Miami which would mean Session might be let go based on history with LBs
4. Joe Lefeged, SS, Rutgers
5. Terrell McClain, DT, South Florida
6. Pick given up for Justin Tryon (most likely since he was about to be released by the Redskins when we got him)
7. Kendric Burney, CB, North Carolina, he does not back down, I liked that from what I saw from him

Also, Derrick Locke, RB from Kentucky, was a player Matt had his eye on.

So, this means James Carpenter, Jarvis Jenkins, Kendric Burney, Danny Watkins, Colin Kaepernick, Ricky Stanzi, Anthony Castanzo. Titus Young, Joe Lefeged, and Terrell McClain will all get draft profiles written-up for them between now and late April. Also, when the Scouting Combine starts, we will pay extra close attention to them.

Thanks to all who commented.

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