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Stock watch: Winners and losers from day one of the Senior Bowl

Updated: 2014-01-21T21:46:02Z

By TEREZ A. PAYLOR

The Kansas City Star

— Here's a recap of Monday's winners and losers, courtesy of Shane Hallam of draftTV.com and Alex Brown of OptimumScouting.com. You can also find an updated list with every player's height and weight, which were taken Monday, at the bottom of the page.

Stock up:

*Auburn defensive end/outside linebacker Dee Ford: “He was too quick for everyone,” Hallam said. “He had a real nice pass rush on (Vanderbilt's) Wesley Johnson in 1-on-1s ― he almost pushed him into the crowd. That's not something you expect from Dee Ford. He showed speed, too.”

*Arkansas defensive end Chris Smith: “The best player (Monday) was easily Chris Smith from a defensive-line standpoint,” Brown said. “The 6-foot-1 height, you'd say the length is an issue. But he had 34-inch arms … and he's able to use that really well because can play with bench and punch.”

*Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr: “He had some issues as far as timing but as far as physical prowess goes, he was the best quarterback of the six here,” Hallam said. “Some of his passes were lasers and his receivers simply didn't react quick enough to catch themselves.”

*Notre Dame offensive tackle Zack Martin: “He looked so smooth and controlled and confident in his technique,” Brown said. “He's just a really sound player that can reset his hands. He's just an efficient player.”

*Miami offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson: “He killed it,” Hallam said. “He was taking guys down, mauling guys ... it was super, super impressive.”

*Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald: “He's a pass rusher that knows his limitations but knows how to play with bend and get underneath guys,” Brown said. “He's an ideal three-technique.”

*Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton: “Had a flabby body at the weigh-in but he consistently beat (Arkansas center) Travis Swanson on swim moves and made it look easy,” Hallam said.

Stock down:

*Quarterbacks Stephen Morris (Miami), Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech) and Tahj Boyd (Clemson): “None of them did well,” Hallam said. “Morris had one screen pass he threw at the running back's shoestrings. That was the lowlight of the day.”

*Vanderbilt offensive tackle Wesley Johnson: “He doesn't have the dimensions you look for at tackle, he's lighter than you want, he's got narrow shoulders and he doesn't anchor well,” Brown said. “I feel like he's that seventh lineman that can play a couple of spots for you. I don't know if he's a starter at the next level.”

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To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/TerezPaylor.

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