Day No. 2 At The Senior Bowl

From Mobile, Alabama

After parading in front of the NFL in only their skivvies, the participants in the 2012 Senior Bowl got on the field for their first practices of the week leading up to Saturday’s game.

Both the North team working in Mobile and the South team holding practice across the bay in Fairhope had to deal with very soggy fields as Mother Nature dumped several inches of rain on the area Monday morning.

Before they got in their shoulder pads for the first time, the players went through the process of being measure and weighed. It’s an hour-long process that takes place in a ballroom at the Mobile Convention Center. Wearing only their shorts, the players come into the room in front of something like 800 NFL people and media types. They walk up to a stage, are measured for height, then they step on a scale. Their personal numbers are announced so everyone in the room hears them.

Much as anyone would see on a summer day at the beach or swimming pool, there are all kind of different body types parading past. There are small players and tall players, skinny players and fat players. Some look like they could take part in a body building contest, others look like they have been training at the corner bar by lifting large glasses of beer. Show up out of shape and there’s no way a player can hold his gut in long enough so that the league’s prying eyes don’t notice.

The big one award went to Ohio State OT Mike Adams at 6-feet, 7 inches. The tiny guy was Alabama WR Marquis Maze who was measured at 5 inches, 7¾ inches. The heaviest player is OT Cordy Glenn of Georgia at 346 pounds. The lightest player was Houston WR Patrick Edwards at 168 pounds.

When it comes to quarterbacks, most teams like them to be about 6-4 or 6-5; that’s one standard for instance the GM Scott Pioli has shared with others about his methods and madness come the draft. This year’s Senior Bowl quarterback class has too many smaller quarterbacks. Here’s what they measured at on Monday morning:

 Player   School 

College

HT 

College

WT 

Monday

HT 

Monday

WT 

Kirk Cousins  Michigan State  

6-3 

205 

6-2¼ 

209 

Nick Foles  Arizona 

6-5 

240 

6-5 

244 

Ryan Lindley  San Diego State 

6-4 

230 

6-3¾  

229 

Kellen Moore  Boise State

6-0 

191 

5-11¾  

191 

Brandon Weeden  Oklahoma State 

6-4 

218 

6-3½

218 

Russell Wilson Wisconsin

5-11

210

5-10½

203

Missouri TE Michael Egnew was measured at 6-5¼, 251 pounds. Details of the South team practice on Monday coming up later.

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