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Senior Bowl stock watch: Winners and losers, plus more Chiefs interviews

Updated: 2014-01-23T16:31:21Z


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Here’s a recap of Tuesday’s winners and losers, courtesy of Mark Dulgerian of, plus an injury report:

Stock up

• Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo: “I liked him more than (Fresno’s State’s Derek) Carr today, which was a really great test for the quarterbacks with the wind. I don’t think it was a problem for either player, but on the move that release is really outstanding and it doesn’t change much whereas Carr, he has some mechanical issues once he starts moving around a bit, and that’s where the inaccuracy comes in. So I think Garoppolo kind of won the day of the quarterbacks.”

• Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews: “I’m starting to really like him. I want to go back and watch him a little more in college, but he just does all the little things. I thought he was really impressive in blitz pickup and he was, by far, the best player here in that area. NFL teams are going to love that. I think he’ll be one of those guys who steps in for an NFL team right away and contributes just because he can play all three downs.”

Stock down

• Alabama outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard: “I wouldn’t know where to put him. He’s huge, you spot him right away, but if you play him at d-end … he exposes his entire upper torso to everything. Some of the things he’s trying to do in those pass-rush drills worked for him at the lower level, but it’s not going to work at the NFL level. Then, out in space as an outside linebacker, he’s way too stiff for that.”

Chiefs visits

On Tuesday, Oklahoma receiver Jalen Saunders, Tulane receiver Ryan Grant, Florida receiver Solomon Patton, Lindenwood cornerback Pierre Desir and LSU safety Craig Loston said they had been interviewed by the Chiefs.

Injury report

• Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin tore his ACL in practice Tuesday, according to his agent, Ken Sarnoff. Colvin, who ESPN’s Scouts Inc. had rated as the eighth-best player at his position, had 49 tackles, a sack and an interception as a senior.

• Tennessee offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James (knee), Fresno State tight end Marcel Jensen (groin) and Alabama defensive end Ed Stinson (groin) will miss Saturday’s game because of injuries.

• Alabama coach Nick Saban made an appearance and spoke briefly to reporters.

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