Monday, January 23, 2012

Cousins impresses in first Senior Day practice

Senior Bowl week began today with the weigh-in. Then the players took to the field.

The NFL Network showed an hour of practice, and Kirk Cousins looked great from what I saw. He clearly is more NFL-ready than North teammates Kellen Moore and Russell Wilson, showing off his arm strength in drills.

But what do I know? I'm not a scout. Well, scouts liked him too.

Charlie Bernstein of ESPN/Fox Sports: "Kirk Cousins has been very impressive early in this practice. He looks like the only #NFL QB on this roster."

Scott Kennedy of "#michiganstate's Kirk Cousins throws the ball with a different velocity than Russell Wilson and Kellen Moore. Much stronger arm out here."

Kennedy again: "Kirk Cousins just thread the needle to Gerrell Robinson. Cousins is having a very good day, as is Robinson #Spartans #sundevils"

Wesley Bunting of National Football Post: "#MichiganState QB Kirk Cousins was a solid 6-2, not real imposing, but , reminds me physcially of Andy Dalton #SeniorBowl #NFLDRAFT"

Bunting again: "Have to admit #MichiganState QB Kirk Cousins looks like a flame thrower in comparison with Russell Wilson and Kellen Moore #SeniorBowl"

Benjamin Volin of The Palm Beach Post: "Michigan St QB Kirk Cousins has an absolute cannon, and Marshall DE/OLB Vinny Curry is playing like a beast today"

Tony Pauline of Sports Illustrated: "Kirk Cousins (QB/Michigan State) has shown the best arm of any signal caller on the North and it's of legitimate NFL strength. He's powered the ball into the tight spots and has challenged the hands of his receivers.

Shane Hallam of "#seahawks scouts talking with QBs after practice. Kirk Cousins and Kellen Moore. #SeniorBowl"

Alfie Crow of SB Nation Tampa:"#Jaguars also spoke a bit to Vinny Curry and Kirk Cousins"

Brian Linthicum and Trenton Robinson also are in Mobile, Ala. I only saw Robinson run a drill once, but Linthicum caught two passes from Cousins in the hour of drill work that was on NFL Network.

Robinson said after practice on Twitter: "First day felt good and fast gotta get better tho can't wait till tomorrow"

A reminder, the Senior Bowl will be broadcast on at 4 p.m. Saturday on NFL Network. Here is a schedule of the NFL Network's Senior Bowl programming this week.

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