MOBILE, Ala. -- With the NFL draft less than four months away and with no desire to tip his hand, Senior Bowl South squad coach Gus Bradley of the Jacksonville Jaguars didn't stray far from the generic company line when addressing his all-star team's fist practice Monday at Fairhope Municipal Stadium.
But Bradley couldn't help but single out LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow.
"He did a nice job in practice. What I noticed with him is, it's different techniques, what we're teaching them. (His) ability to adjust to what we're asking, and then make corrections, is great," Bradley said. "He had a situation in practice where he kind of had the wrong drop, we corrected him, the next play he corrected it and made a great play. Things like that are showing up with those guys."
Bradley said the Jaguars staff didn't exactly ease the South squad into the practice week, instead working his 55 players hard and fast despite the learning process of a new system that can slow progress in an all-star setting.
"Guys have really bought into it. We challenged them. We had a real high-tempo practice, a challenging practice, and I thought they came prepared," Bradley said. "We want to simulate as much of an NFL week as possible. Obviously we've got some different rules to follow, but if we can give them an idea of what it's like, all the more power to them."
As for Bradley's focus during practice, his head was on a swivel all day.
"I tried to really go all the way around. I saw the D-line, the O-line, the quarterbacks, try to get a feel for the talent we have at every position," he said.