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Senior Bowl 2016: What did we learn on Day 1?

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What have we learned from the first day of Senior Bowl practices? Who's impressed and who have the Giants been talking to?

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The first day of practice for the Senior Bowl is in the books, or, at least, the parts that we're privy too. In addition to the on-field work, we got the height, weight, arm length, and hand-size for all the participants, and teams are starting to meet with prospects.

Earlier Tuesday we listed some prospects that the New York Giants may be keeping a particular eye on.

Measurements Of Note

Linebacker

  • Joshua Perry (LB, Ohio St.): Height: 6-3 3/4, Weight: 253, Arm Length: 33 1/4", Hand Size: 10 1/4"
  • Tyler Matakevich (ILB, Temple)  Height: 6-0, Weight: 233, Arm Length: 30 7/8", Hand Size: 9 5/8"
  • Deion Jones (OLB, LSU) Height: 6-1, Weight: 219, Arm Length: 32 1/2", Hand Size 8 5/8"
  • Antonio Morrison (ILB, Florida) Height: 6-1, Weight: 232, Arm Length: 30 3/8", Hand Size: 9"
  • Eric Striker (OLB, Oklahoma) Height: 5-11, Weight: 228, Arm Length: 31", Hand Size: 10"
  • Kyler Fackrell (OLB, Utah St) Height: 6-4 3/4, Weight: 244, Arm Length: 32 1/4", Hand Size: 10 1/4"
  • Reggie Ragland (LB, Alabama) Height: 6-1 1/2: Weight: 259, Arm Length: 32", Hand Size: 9 3/4"

Defensive Line

  • Jarran Reed (DT, Alabama) Height: 6-3 1/4, Weight: 311, Arm Length: 32", Hand Size: 10 3/4"
  • Sheldon Rankins (DT, Louisville) Height: 6-1 5/8, Weight: 304, Arm Length: 32 3/4", Hand Size: 9 3/8"
  • Vernon Butler (DT, Louisiana Tech) Height: 6-3 7/8 , Weight: 325 , Arm Length: 34 1/8" , Hand Size: 9 3/4"
  • Adolphus Washington (DT, Ohio State) Height: 6-3 5/8, Weight: 297, Arm Length: 34", Hand Size: 9 1/2"
  • Carl Nassib (DE, Penn St.) Height: 6-6 3/4, Weight: 273 , Arm Length: 34 1/2" , Hand Size: 10 3/8"
  • Noah Spence (EDGE, Eastern Kentucky) Height: 6-2 5/8, Weight: 254 , Arm Length: 31" , Hand Size: 10"
  • Shawn Oakman (DE, Baylor) Height: 6-7 1/2, Weight: 269, Arm Length: 35 1/8, Hand Size: 10 5/8

Defensive Backs

  • Deiondre Hall (CB, Northern Iowa) Height: 6-1 5/8, Weight: 192, Arm Length: 34 3/4", Hand Size: 9 1/2"
  • Jalen Mills (FS, LSU) Height: 6-0 1/8, Weight: 194, Arm Length: 31 3/8", Hand Size: 9"
  • Jeremy Cash (S, Duke) Height: 6-0 7/8 , Weight: 212, Arm Length: 32 3/8", Hand Size: 9 1/2"
  • Miles Killbrew (S, Southern Utah) Height: 6-1 3/4, Weight: 219, Arm Length: 31 7/8", Hand Size: 9 1/4

Wide Receiver

  • Braxton Miller (WR, Ohio State) Height: 6-1 3/8, Weight: 204, Arm Length: 30 7/8", Hand Size: 9 1/8"
  • Leonte Carroo (WR, Rutgers) Height: 5-11 7/8, Weight: 217, Arm Length: 30 3/8", Hand Size: 9 3/8"
  • Tajae Sharp (WR, UMass) Height: 6-2, Weight: 189, Arm Length: 31 1/8", Hand Size: 8"

Other Notes

It should be noted that this is normal. At this point in the process the Giants leave the scouting to the scouts.

  • Ohio State quarterback-turned-receiver Braxton Miller has drawn rave reviews from observers for his athleticism. He is still developing in the technical aspects of the receiver position, but he has already been called the best athlete on the property.
  • If the name "Tajae Sharpe" is familiar, it's because he was at the Shrine Game last week. Despite having extremely small hands, he caught everything thrown to him. Reports say he's picking up where he left off.
  • LSU DB Jalen Mills is being called one of the winners of today's practices.
  • Say what you will about his tape on the field, but Shawn Oakman cuts an impressive figure. But for Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting, Ryan Nassib's little bro might be more impressive.

-Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State measured in at nearly 6'7, 273 pounds with 82 7/8 wingspan and a cut overall body type. Looked more impressive physically than Shawn Oakman.

  • Eastern Kentucky -- formerly of Ohio State -- defensive end Noah Spence might have disappointed with his arm length, but on the field he impresses.
  • Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins has drawn rave reviews so far.

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