Senior Bowl, Day Three: Rebounders

DE/OLB Ryan Kerrigan (Mark Cunningham/Getty)

While first impressions are important, the prospects at the Senior Bowl know the most important thing they can do is finish the week strong and send scouts home with a good taste in their mouths. Here is a look at four players who bounced back to have their best showings on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh OG Jason Pinkston

Pinkston (6-foot-3, 313 pounds) showed improved technique on Wednesday. His footwork, in particular, was better than earlier in the week. After playing on both sides of the line on Tuesday, he played mostly on the left side Wednesday and seemed more at home there.

"I got better today," he said afterwards. "I had one one-on-one where I got beat, but other than that I took a step forward today. Every day I try to come out and get better. I'll go in, look at the film and try to correct it tomorrow."


OL Anthony Castonzo
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Boston College OL Anthony Castonzo

Costonzo (6-foot-7, 308 pounds) played at tackle on Wednesday after taking ample snaps at guard on Tuesday. He looked much better on the outside and was downright dominant as a run blocker. He won the majority of his one-on-ones throughout the day.

Purdue DE/OLB Ryan Kerrigan

Kerrigan (6-foot-4, 263 pounds) looked like a man without a position earlier this week, playing mostly with his hand on the ground and losing at the point of attack. On Wednesday, he was allowed to play from a two-point stance and looked explosive, showing the ability that allowed him to pick up 32 sacks over the last three seasons. Teams that view him as a 3-4 outside linebacker were especially pleased with his progress.

"Whatever an NFL team wants me to do, I'm all for it," Kerrigan said. "I've been working on [playing linebacker] with my position coach since I've started training. I feel like I've made big strides already and I hope to improve even more as the NFL Combine nears."

USC DB Shareece Wright

Wright emerged as one of the top D-backs at Wednesday's South Team practice, finishing with three pass breakups. While the rest of the secondary was playing soft coverage, he was aggressive in jumping routes and making plays on the ball.

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