Senior Bowl 2013: Biggest Offensive Winners from Practice Week in Mobile

Michael DulkaContributor IJanuary 26, 2013

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Stepfan Taylor #33 of the Stanford Cardinal reacts after scoring on a three-yard touchdown in the first quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers in the 99th Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio on January 1, 2013 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
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The Senior Bowl will be played today at 4 p.m. ET as some of college football's best go head-to-head, but most scouts have already left Mobile, Ala., with their practice reports. With the practice week being the most important part of the process, the game is almost an afterthought. 

The practice week gives scouts a chance to get up close and evaluate the players, and gives players the chance to move up draft boards. Here are some of the biggest offensive winners from the Senior Bowl's practice week.  

Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan University

Fisher had perhaps the best practice week of all the players. He measured in at just under 6'8", 305 pounds and used his incredibly big frame well. He dominated his opponents, despite concerns that the Mid-American Conference wouldn't be able to succeed against the top defenders. 

Fisher moved his draft stock up and could even challenge Luke Joeckel for the top tackle spot and first overall pick. The big man is known for his smooth movements on the line and ability to play physical in addition to his finesse game. 

Stephan Taylor, RB, Stanford

Taylor has impressed scouts with his ability to do everything well. He's been great all-around this week, showing skills in catching the football and pass blocking in addition to running well. He does lack the elite speed that will set him apart from other running backs in the class, but he's very solid. 

Taylor may be passed over for running backs that offer more of a home run threat, but the team that gets Taylor will get a very good player. His 40-yard dash time isn't likely to do him any favors, but Taylor can contribute to any NFL team. 

Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky

Warford's performance on the offensive line during the practice week could have him moving straight up into the first round. The big guard's ability to play physical against some of the top defensive players in the draft class made him  a big hit. 

Warford certainly closed the gap between himself and guys like Chance Warmack and Barrett Jones. Warford had the tough task of going up against John Jenkins, and held his own throughout the practice week.