Senior Bowl: Day One thumbnail sketches
Posted by Danny O'Neil
All through last season, there was talk that Mays' stock may have declined as he returned for his senior season. Consider Monday the first day in correcting that trajectory because he was measured 6 feet 3 while standing barefoot, he's 231 pounds and he showed he's got some range to go with his power when he broke up a pass intended for receiver Andre Roberts of the Citadel in the South team practice.
Two months from now, there isn't going to be any talk about Mays going in the late first round. Not with the importance that NFL teams now place upon playing safety. Not after NFL scouts get an up-close look at Mays' physique and if goes and runs 40 yards in 4.3-something you're going to have to use a snow shovel to get the scouts' tongues up off the floor.
Tebow has what Jim Zorn referred to as an "elongated release," which is a very technical -- and polite -- way to say that he doesn't throw like you'd teach it. Then again, neither does San Diego's Philip Rivers. But Tebow also had difficulty taking the snap from under center, always a question for spread quarterbacks.
Another top tackle prospect at the senior bowl is Dan Williams of Tennessee.
It has been said Iupati didn't allow a sack this entire season. Now, at the Senior Bowl, he's going to face a higher caliber opponent. How will he deal with that? I attended the South team practice Monday afternoon. He will play for the North so Iupati is someone I will be watching closely Tuesday. But the first thing is that he's just as big as advertised, weighing in at 6 feet 4, 325 pounds. He's also got a fascinating story that will be explored in more detail later this week.
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