Senior Bowl Positional Rankings- Offense
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Posted Jan 26, 2011

The Wednesday practices are complete and has our updated Senior Bowl Positional Rankings. Find out who our legion of experts believes is best at each position.


1. Jake Locker- Locker is by all accounts the most draftable quarterback in this particular class and he can make all the throws. Accuracy continues to be an issue.

2. Colin Kaepernick- Kaepernick has been very consistent this week and he has great upside. He will take a year of seasoning before he's ready to play.

3. Ricky Stanzi- Stanzi has all the physical tools but has been inaccurate. His footwork leaves something to be desired.

4. Christian Ponder- Ponder had a better day on Wednesday but still looks injured as his arm isn't as strong as expected.

Running backs

1. DeMarco Murray- Murray struggled a bit in pass protection but was still clearly the best back at the Senior Bowl.

2. Bilal Powell- Powell has good burst and excellent vision. He was the best pass protector of the South team.

3. Kendall Hunter- Hunter cracked our Top Five with a great Wednesday practice as he ran well and was a star in protection.

4. Derrick Locke- Locke is as speedy as any back here, and will fit in well as a third-down back.

5. Roy Helu, Jr.- Helu caught the ball better out of the backfield and was solid in pass protection. Good downhill runner.

Wide Receivers

1. Leonard Hankerson- Perfect route runner, strong hands and knows how to use his body to shield defenders.

2. Vincent Brown- Brown continues to be the tactician of the North squad as he runs flawless routes and catches everything.

3. Austin Pettis- Pettis had a very good Wednesday practice as he caught everything thrown in his direction and was able to get open.

4. Dane Sanzenbacher- He doesn't look like a football player, but all he does is get open and make catches.

5. Ronald Johnson- Great route runner who should be a slot receiver on the next level.

Tight Ends

1. Luke Stockar- Stockar is the creme of this Senior Bowl crop as he makes all the tough catches and the routine ones. Could have a Gronkowski type impact on a team as a rookie.

2. D.J. Williams- Great character guy who had a good day catching the football on Wednesday. Shorter than you want at 6'2", Williams may be limited in the seam.

3. Mike McNeill- McNeill blocks well for his size and he's surprisingly athletic. Good day by the former Nebraska tight end.

Offensive Tackles

1. Anthony Castonzo- Castonzo had a great practice Wednesday as he dominated at left tackle in one-on-one drills.

2. Gabe Carimi- Carimi struggled a bit with footwork and got out of sorts. Tough day for the former Badger.

3. Nate Solder- Solder didn't have a particularly good day but his size and feet will keep him as a top prospect.

Interior Linemen

1. Rodney Hudson- Great power from the somewhat undersized guard. Clearly the best of a good group of South linemen.

2. Stephen Schilling- Good day by the former Michigan lineman as he held up well against very good defensive linemen.

3. Danny Watkins- Watkins continues to impress scouts and onlookers with his feet and power.

4. Kevin Kowalski- The former Toledo Rocket showed good inside strength and leverage.

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