Senior Bowl Day 3: South practice

Senior Bowl Day 3: South practice
January 25, 2012, 10:47 pm
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MOBILE, Ala. Recapping the third day of practice for the Senior Bowls South team, which is being coached by the Redskins staff:

Before full-scale team drills, the offensive and defensive lines worked on combo blocks and at midfield, there was more running back blitz pick up, which got Redskins assistant Bobby Turner fired up. This much is clear, though: Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho is no match for this group of backs. He handily beat Terrance Ganaway (Baylor) and Alfred Morris (Florida Atlantic).

In the stands for the workout was current Raiders and former Redskins offensive coordinator Al Saunders. He just completed his first year with Oakland, but departed head coach Hue Jackson called the plays.

Quarterback Ryan Lindley (San Diego State) and his struggles with catching a snap continued Wednesday. He dropped one exchange even though it was run-play drill and later during 11-vs.-11, he stepped away from center too early.

Cornerback Brandon Boykin (Georgia) continues to impress. Hes not the biggest guy (5-foot-9 14, 183 pounds) but on one play, he chucked receiver Dwight Jones (North Carolina), who had a six-inch height advantage and weighed 43 more pounds. Boykin was off balance for a second, but he recovered and undercut the route to break up the pass.

Receiver Juron Criner (Arizona) ran a nice corner route and made a leaping catch over DeQuan Menzie (Alabama).

Although hes listed as being from small-school North Alabama, cornerback Janoris Jenkins played three years at Florida and he continues to show why he had a first-round grade last year. He showed great recovery speed after Jones got a few steps on him.

Defensive backs coach Raheem Morris again had a great on-field line. Before cornerback Ryan Steed (Furman) broke up a pass in the end zone intended for Criner, Morris yelled, Play the ball! After the play, he yelled, He did it!

The quarterback rotation for 11-on-11 was Nick Foles (Arizona), Lindley and Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State).

The practice ended with the first point-after and field goal attempts of the week for kicker Randy Bullock (Texas A&M).

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