Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder is one of six QB’s at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, this week, and is one of the more intriguing prospects in the 2011 draft class. An injury suffered against Oklahoma in the early part of the season hampered him all season long and Ponder missed a decent amount of his senior year. He finished his Seminole career with 49 touchdown passes and 30 interceptions, though he threw 20 TD’s and just eight picks in 2010.
As we get set to wrap-up our week of coverage in Mobile, John Congemi steps up to break down some of the defensive stars of the week at the Senior Bowl. Check here for his analysis of the offensive standouts and keep reading to see who he thinks are the best defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs.
Defensive Standouts, by John Congemi:
DL: Two defensive lineman caught my eye the first day of the Senior Bowl and after three days they were still practicing and playing at a high level.
University of Kentucky RB Derrick Locke ran for 887 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season, despite missing four straight games in October and November with an injury. Locke ran for over 100 yards in each of Kentucky’s first four games in 2010, including a season-high 166 yards in a 47-10 win over Akron. Locke also shined at the Swamp, running for over 100 yards in the Wildcats loss at Florida.