Senior Bowl: Linebackers are dominating the practices (1 Viewer)

Dan in Lafayette

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MOBILE, Ala. -- Practices at the Under Armour Senior Bowl have been crisp and upbeat. The Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers coaching staffs have blended a lot of quality contact and instructional periods in the schedule to ensure the NFL coaches and personnel people get a real good look at the talent here.

After three days of practice, it looks like the linebackers are the premier group of any position. The North squad might have three first-round linebackers working out, while the South has another first-round candidate. Dan Connor (Penn State), Keith Rivers (USC), Xavier Adibi (Virginia Tech) and Ali Highsmith (LSU) have dominated the week and have all the skills required to line up on Sundays as early as next September.

Let's take a look at the top four showing off their talents for the NFL, along with a guy who impressed me at practice and might be moving up draft boards. Full Story –

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