Posted Thu Jan 27th by Mr.East
Yesterday we talked about Patrick Peterson at the Senior Bowl. Unfortunately, Peterson is a junior so we didn’t get to see him display his skills. However this doesn’t mean as Bronco fans we turn off our televisions or wi-fi. The Senior Bowl always provides a myriad of talent and future pro-bowlers. Below is a list of players I’m interested in seeing:
1. Cameron Jordan, DT, UCLA
Height/Weight: 6’4 – 287
Background: The son of Steve Jordan, a former tight end and six time pro-bowler for the Vikings.
Pros: Cam Jordan is a powerful, smart, and extremely versatile for a defensive tackle, he can play in the 3-4 or 4-3.
Cons: Jordan isn’t the fastest player on the line, and he served a one game suspension for in 2008 for the suspicion of driving under the influence.
Quote: “I’m a defensive lineman, a Sam backer, I’m whatever you need me to be,” Jordan said. “I can play the safety position, I don’t care. I like my hand being on the ground, I like being able to hit someone every play. Run after the running back, quarterback, I don’t care. If they have the ball, I’m going after him.”
2. Von Miller, OLB/DE, Texas A&M
Height/Weight: 6’3 – 237
Background: 2010 Butkus Award Winner
Pros: Von Miller is a sack magnet, he has notched 28 sacks in the past two years despite a scheme change going into the 2010 season.
Cons: Miller is very undersized, he can thank success stories like Elvis Dumervil and James Harrison for helping his first round status.
Quote: Mike Mayock: “He’s a guy to me that when you put the tape on, he defies gravity. He can bend, turn and get to the quarterback. There’s no doubt in my mind that from a perspective of rushing the quarterback, he can do that.”
3. Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
Height/Weight: 6’3 – 260
Background: The Big Ten’s all-time leader in forced fumbles
Pros: Ryan Kerrigan has had a great career as defensive end in a 4-3 scheme, tallying 25 sacks in the past two seasons.
Cons: Kerrigan is aggressive player, but his aggressiveness can lead him to biting on the play and playing out of his position.
Quote: “I want (coaches and scouts) to see that I’m going to be someone who’s relentless, someone who’s going to give my all on every play, and someone who will make an impact on defense.”
That’s my list Bronco Nation. Who else are you excited to see play this Saturday?