Tue, May 07, 2013
By Phil Savage
Twelve Senior Bowl participants were chosen in Round 5, bringing the total to 71 of the first 168 selections (42%) for the entire draft.
|134.||KANSAS CITY||Sanders Commings||DC||Georgia|
One of the more intriguing defensive backs in this class, he has the size (6000/216/32” arms) and experience (35 starts) to help as a “swing” corner/safety early in his career before majoring in one position or the other in the future. The Chiefs will start him off as a C-2/press style corner that will specialize playing close to the line-of-scrimmage. He should be able to contribute on special teams immediately with his 4.41 speed registered at the Combine.
SENIOR BOWL BUMP
|163.||CHICAGO||Jordan Mills||OT||Louisiana Tech|
This four-year starter was added to the South roster on Tuesday during the week and deservedly garnered some attention from NFL teams due to his height, arm length and foot agility. He held his own in 1-on-1 pass pro drills and actually took reps at three different spots along the line, displaying his position versatility. The Bears will try and develop him behind the scenes for a year before expecting him to emerge as a quality backup or potential starter.
|141.||NY JETS||Oday Aboushi||OT||Virginia|
Oday lost some of his regular season momentum during the pre-draft process and ended up as a 5th round selection for the Jets. Although he started three seasons at LT, he likely will find a job as a RT or OG in the NFL. As a matter of fact, in looking at the current Jets’ depth chart, it would appear that he could compete right away with Austin Howard for the RT position. The lack of explosive quickness and movement in his lower body will be an issue, however, he does have good enough athletic ability to play on the right-side.
Montori played his last two seasons at UT-Martin after being dismissed from the Tennessee program at the end of 2010. During Senior Bowl week, he worked through a foot injury and participated despite not being 100%. He is a huge man with the athletic agility needed to play on the inside of the 3-4. In some ways, he reminds of Grady Jackson, the former Knoxville College 6th round draft pick of the Raiders in 1997 who went on to a 12-year NFL career with five different teams.
Denard was one of college football’s most exciting players over the past four years as a QB for the Maize-and-Blue. He earned a ton of credit at the Senior Bowl for attempting to begin his transition to WR during the week. The Jaguars announced him as a “Running Back” when they turned in his card, so the thought is that he will be a specialty player in their offense from the backfield and potentially as a slot receiver. He is also expected to return kickoffs and refine his ability to field punts in the future. Regardless, with the ball under his arm, Denard is one of the fastest players on the field.
REMAINING FIFTH ROUND SELECTIONS:
|Won Senior Bowl “Practice Award” for RB’s during the week, he is extremely instinctive and productive between the tackles. He has a chance to compete for play-time as a rookie because he is so consistent.|
|Overshadowed as a senior by underclassmen Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery, he was part of a three-man rotation for the Tigers. At 6040/277 and with 35 ½” arms, he should develop into a “swing” backup DE for the Titans.|
|Awarded Senior Bowl “Practice Award” for Specialists in January, this left-footer will be the punter and kickoff specialist for the Vikings after the release of Chris Kluwe.|
Lean-framed athlete was one of real “sleepers” at the position in this class. He averaged 20+ per catch with 8 touchdowns as a senior for the Bulldogs.
|Well-rounded runner will challenge to become part of Miami’s backfield-by-committee as a rookie.|
|167.||Josh Boyd||Mississippi State||DT||PACKERS|
|Late addition to South squad, he has the upfield quickness in pass rush that may create a role for him in Sub packages.|
|This three-year starter will provide quality depth as a RT and OG early in his career with the chance to become a starter in the future.|
|Phil Savage is the Executive Director of the Senior Bowl. He worked 20 years in the NFL as a coach, scout and executive, including two years as the Director of Player Personnel for the Baltimore Ravens and four years as the general manager of the Cleveland Browns.|