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Move The Sticks notes: Evan Engram stars on Senior Bowl Day 2

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  • By Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks NFL.com
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MTS Senior Bowl Day 1 notebook

MOBILE, Ala. -- Editor's note: NFL.com analysts and former NFL scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks of the Move The Sticks Podcast share some of their scouting notes from Day 2 of the Reese's Senior Bowl.

1. It's been the tight end show here in Mobile. Alabama's O.J. Howard was the star of Tuesday's practice, and Ole Miss TE Evan Engram was the standout on Wednesday. No one on the field could cover him today. Engram created separation and made some difficult catches. He's a very smooth, natural catcher. -- Daniel Jeremiah

2. As good as Engram was, Temple LB Hassan Reddick might've been the star of the day on Wednesday. In one-on-one drills, he was dominant. He covered well, and he rushed well vs. the backs. I don't know if he lost on a single rep today. I'll be watching more tape of him. He's on the rise. -- Daniel Jeremiah

3. This year's RB class has been called one of the deepest groups in the draft and I continue to be impressed by the prospects at the position here at the Senior Bowl. North Carolina State's Matt Dayes has been a top performer in practices over the past two days. He's shown outstanding footwork, great balance and excellent body control. He's been mentioned as a draft sleeper. I believe he's going to be one of those third-down backs who can come in and make a huge splash right away. -- Bucky Brooks

4. I thought UConn safety Obi Melifonwu was outstanding on Wednesday. At 6-foot-4, 219 pounds, the way he was running around out on the field caught my eye. I've heard he's going to test off the charts at the NFL Scouting Combine. -- Daniel Jeremiah

Date: Saturday, Jan. 28
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
TV: NFL Network


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5. Tennessee's Cam Sutton played in just 7 games in 2016, as he was sidelined early in the season by a fractured ankle. I think a lot of people are impressed with his versatility and what he's shown in practices here in Mobile. He's played CB, nickel back and safety. He can be that extra corner who can do a bunch of different things for a defense. He reminds of the Packers' Micah Hyde, someone who can fill in at every spot and make an impact. -- Bucky Brooks

6. O.J. Howard had a good day on Wednesday, but I don't think he was as good as he was on Tuesday. I saw him drop a couple of passes on Wednesday. -- Daniel Jeremiah

7. Alabama DT Dalvin Tomlinson gets overshadowed playing on a Crimson Tide defense that is loaded with NFL talent, but he's making a big impression in Mobile. He's had two good days of practice in a row. He brings a lot of power to the field. -- Daniel Jeremiah

8. Toledo RB Kareem Hunt is big and physical. Coming into Senior Bowl week, we knew he could run the ball. I've been really impressed with his ability to catch the ball in practices. When you think about today's game and the way it's evolving, your RBs need to make contributions in a couple different ways -- not only as a runner but as a receiver – and he has shown that he can do that here in Mobile. -- Bucky Brooks

9. Ohio DE Tarell Basham has the best get-off of any of the defensive ends here. He showed that on Wednesday, consistently beating his opponent off the ball. -- Daniel Jeremiah

10. I thought LSU C Ethan Pocic had a much better day on Wednesday than he did on Tuesday. He did a better job in the one-on-one pass-rushing drills that I saw. -- Daniel Jeremiah

Follow Daniel Jeremiah on Twitter @MoveTheSticks.

Follow Bucky Brooks on Twitter @BuckyBrooks.

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