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These players make up for rough week with Senior Bowl success - Rob Rang -
Michigan's Brandon Graham claimed MVP honors. The defensive end was arguably the most unstoppable player in practice. The LaMarr Woodley/Elvis Dumervil clone is a potential Pro Bowl-caliber pass rusher. He could slip out of the first round (as both Woodley and Dumervil did) only because scouts are hesitant to invest such a high pick in a 6-1 pass rusher. His MVP performance (five tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble) hardly came as a surprise. Other players who didn't make positive impressions before the Senior Bowl were able to leave Mobile on a high note with strong showings in the game.

Scouts Inc.: Scouting Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount at the Senior Bowl (ESPN Insider)
Grade: C- The effort and concept were there for Blount but in the end he did not follow through enough to make a significant dent in his damaged reputation. He was taking every single carry all the way to the end zone and it just felt a little staged, and even more so when he pulled up the first time Cincinnati WR Mardy Gilyard -- another player with character concerns -- distracted him with some yapping. That just shows how impressionable he is. And when Blount came out of a pile and shoved a defender it made us wonder about whether he can truly control his emotions.

Preparing for the Pro Bowl - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Below is an updated AFC West roster for the AFC team:

Stat of the Day: Quarterbacks Getting Hit
Rivers was hit 9th least frequently.

Stephen Cooper Embraces Role As Captain Of The Bolts Defense
Often times, the most steady of players get overlooked by the fans and the media, and the San Diego Chargers have a handful of these types. Quentin Jammer is probably the most underrated player on the Chargers, but he's got a few teammates who go about their business with little flash but are dependable and consistent. Put Stephen Cooper in that group.