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A stiff wind tore through the stadium this morning, and was affecting the quarterbacks; this gave the scouts a good chance to measure arm strength under tougher conditions. I didn't catch what the actual wind MPH was but it was to the point where the kicker #32 Stephen Gostkowski hit 3 times from 57 yards with the wind at his back but only 2 of 3 from 43 yards going into the wind.

#12 Brodie Croyle had another quality practice, throwing strikes into the wind. Very nice play action fakes during 11-on-11 team drills. Great week of practice gets better.

#73 Marcus McNeil was extremely solid in pass rush drills. #94 Kamerion Wimbley has been very successful with the outside rush against other players (and had another good day overall) but against McNeil he's just so large it seems like it takes a couple weeks to run around the guy. Great footwork for a man his size, stock is on the rise - the Panthers spoke with him at length.

As a brief aside these scouts from different teams are usually friendly with one another and record these interviews digitally, it would not be surprising if some were trading interviews to keep their intentions somewhat secret from the other 30 teams.

The running backs were led by #20 Deangelo Williams and #10 Joseph Addai, both having high level weeks. Also of note was the burst of #38 Andre Hall and the soft hands/speed of #21 Jerious Norwood.

#98 Elvis Dumervil was giving certain OL fits during pass rush drills. He has a relentless style and explosive moves (spin, push-pull) that some of the players have had trouble with. Still an undersized player but he has enough believers that someone will probably take him before the second round is over.

#47 Mark Anderson keeps turning heads with his play here in Mobile - very good in run support and has a complete arsenal of pass rush moves, often employing them in combination. Beat #74 Eric Winston with a nasty swim/rip/spin (the first time Winston has been really beat all week - he's also having a great week and looking like the top 5 player he was before the ACL tear in 2004.

#91 Manny Lawson had another great practice, intercepting a screen pass and generally looking sharp in drills. He was seen talking with the Cowboys and Chiefs after the session.

#83 Sinorice Moss had a very good day, making an acrobatic catch in the end zone and displaying breakaway speed after the grab. He isn't the type of player that can "go and fight" for a wayward ball but if the ball is delivered accurately he is very dangerous.

#19 Marcedes Lewis has very soft hands the size of catcher's mitts and is a fantastic target in the red zone - doesn't body catch at all. Meanwhile, #82 T.J. Williams continues to be inconsistent.

#52 Broderick Bunkley and #9 Skyler Green sat out the practice with minor injuries and hope to be participating tomorrow.

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this thread is so great, it probably deserves it's own forum

some notes from today i didn't get to add to the blog - Demeco Ryans put Andre Hall on the deck today in a very "whoa" moment - didn't wrap up or go low, just decked his ass. He's a hitter that loves to put people down and is taking full advantage of the small gray area between "pop" practice and "full speed" - let's be real coaches and scouts love that crap. Violent! the hype on that guy is real

the Memphis kicker was getting alot of careful observations from CHI staff. He has an interesting technique can kick it straight ahead old-school style and he can hit with that from 40+ - but most of the time he uses soccer style. Again his long kicks were wind aided - he is not super accurate but will probably draw a paycheck on the next level due to simple positional scarcity.

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