On Location: 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Impact & Analysis

The @NFLDraftBible Twitter account has been providing analysis from the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Pasadena, California. We’ve consolidated our tweets below to help make it easier to find this information, along with our latest NFL Draft Bible Radio podcast, which highlights additional standouts from the event, along with East-West Shrine Game practice reaction and a look ahead to the Senior Bowl. Stay tuned for more on location reports and exclusive videos!

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Kenny Hill, QB, TCU: Has stood out as the most impressive quarterback here in Pasadena this week, showcasing excellent velocity + tight spirals. He needs to prove more consistent, as he continues to refine mechanics to help boost stock.

Peter Pujals, QB, Holy Cross: A strong showing through the first three weeks is leaving NFL scouts no choice but to circle back to his game film. With solid footwork and short-to-intermediate accuracy, he has been a surprise thus far.

Austin Allen, QB, Arkansas: While he has not faced much of a live pass-rush, he has struggled with his mental clock at times. Allen must learn how to get rid of the ball much faster. He is expected to draw the start for Team National.

Demario Richard, RB, Arizona St.: Has been solid in drills + positional work, flashing the quicks to cut it outside + demonstrating capable hands catching the ball out of the backfield. He is being coached by Ray Rice + LaMont Jordan.

Detrez Newsome, RB, Western Carolina: His footwork has been extremely fluid during drills. He possesses some nice shake and bake in the open field, in addition to quick change of direction. He has also returned kicks this week on ST.

Davon Grayson, WR, ECU: Has boosted his stock immensely this week, using quickness/athleticism to win the 1-on-1 matchups, while making plenty of plays during 7v7. He has also been one of the most requested players interviewed by teams.

Brandon Powell, WR, Florida: He stole the show today with some fancy footwork, plus the ability to create separation + short area quickness. He’s been killing DBs with the curl route. Could be an effective weapon on bubbles/end-arounds.

Kalib Woods, WR, FAU: Has been a pleasant surprise, demonstrating sound footwork in/out of his breaks + sticky hands. He has started the past four seasons for the Owls, averaging over 25 yards per catch this past year. Stock up.

Russell Gage, WR, LSU: Has made more splash plays than any skill position player this week w/ several acrobatic catches. His reputation as a weapon on jet sweeps + value on special teams as a gunner makes him a high priority free agent.

Adonis Jennings, WR, Temple: Struggled with some catches early on in practice yesterday but recovered nicely during one-on-ones, showing the ability to gain separation, while doing a nice job using his hands to combat bump/run coverage.

Deon Yelder, TE, Western Kentucky: One of the most improved players since the start of the week, he has shown the ability to be very coachable, sharpening his blocking technique immensely while showing off his size/athleticism + hands.

Jamil Demby, OG, Maine: Has stood out in the one-on-one battles, shoving several defenders down to the ground with a stiff, one-armed jab. His strength and physicality has been on full display. He’s been very stout at point of attack.

Brandon Hodges, OG, Pittsburgh: Has been a force in one-on-ones, flattening several defensive lineman, while playing with an aggressive chip on his shoulder. A lean 6-4, 297 lbs, his frame has room for growth. Texas graduate xfer/JUCO.

One of the best matchups of the day featured LSU DT Frank Herron vs Pittsburgh OC Alex Officer, as they matched up several times one-on-one with the slight edge going to the Panthers 346-pound agile man in the middle. Love the nasty!

Michael Hill, DT, Ohio State: An under the radar prospect who has flashed power throughout the week both in drills on the tackling dummies and in positional work, sustaining his ground/showing the ability to split through double teams.

Bruce Hector, DT, South Florida: The most athletic interior lineman all week, he has done an excellent job staying low and winning the leverage battle with great balance + active hands, in addition to the agility to split double teams.

Nifae Lealao, DT, Vanderbilt: A 3yr starter who served as a run-stuffer for the Commodores + has experience playing nose tackle. His ability to handle double teams has been on display, while his hand placement + technique are improving.

Ade Aruna, DE, Tulane: One of the most intriguing players here, as he possesses great length, exceptional athleticism, a quick first step, a lean frame with room to bulk up + tremendous upside. He is extremely raw but worth developing.

Ed Shockley, LB, Villanova: Has stood out as the vocal leader of the American team defense, calling out formations/making sure teammates are lined up properly. His high motor, tenacity + heart makes him a strong candidate to be drafted.

Al-Rasheed Benton, LB, WVU: One of the top LB performers this week, he possesses solid size + football instincts. Has room for improvement in his footwork. Served as team captain + led the Mountaineers in tackles this past season (110).

Demarquis Gates, LB, Ole Miss: Flew through the bag drills quicker + smoother than everyone in his group. Started the past 3 seasons, leading the team in tackles every year. At 211 pounds he either has to bulk up or switch to safety.

Parry Nickerson, CB, Tulane: Arguably the best player on either roster, Nickerson possesses all the traits you look for in a starting cornerback at the net level. His footwork, especially in the weave drill has earned him high praise!

Amari Coleman, CB, Central Michigan: One of the more impressive cover corners during one-on-ones here in Pasadena, he has shown excellent mirror ability/recovery speed. Possesses a true nose for the football + was MAC 1st Team Defense.

Sean Chandler, DB, Temple: One of the more polished defensive backs in this year’s game, he’s been solid in positional drills, shows fundamentally sound footwork + is known for his relentless work ethic. Has experience as corner/safety.

Jaleel Wadood, DB, UCLA: An aggressive, physical defender, he exuberates great energy during practice but at his size (5-9/161), he may need to seriously consider switching positions + reinventing himself as a slot cover corner in NFL.