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Fast Risers and the Senior Bowl

With the Senior Bowl ready to kick off in just a bit, there's a few players to keep your eye on during the game. 


Wide Receiver Juron Criner out of Arizona impressed scouts this week during practices, reportedly being the top wideout there and reminding people why he came into the season ranked as the #3 WR in college. If it wasn't for the fact that the class for receivers this year was so deep, Criner could probably have been a late first pick. Most likely he's looking at a second round selection or early third at the latest.


In a fairly top-heavy tackle class, Mike Adams from Ohio State has made a case for being in that top echelon with his performance this week putting himself in the first round in our mock draft and as high as 13 in others. Though questioned with consistency issues, he has the most upside of perhaps any lineman outside of Matt Kalil. With LT being as important as it is, Adams could find himself taken in the middle of the first and probably won't fall into the second with a strong performance today.


Brandon Weeden had the best week among quarterbacks, a group which otherwise seemed to disappoint. Though his age is a concern, he has the talent of a first rounder and a team could take a chance on him if they think he can start pretty close to day one.


Finally, the former Gator Janoris Jenkins proved he was the most talented corner on either roster, out-playing Nebraska product Alfonzo Dennard and showing great cover skills and quickness. Teams will have doubts about his character, but with Dre Kirkpatrick facing some scrutiny now after being arrested for pot possession, Jenkins may not look so bad in comparison. Previously had top 10 talent and could climb up the board with good interviews.