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2012 Senior Bowl: RB Doug Martin, S George Iloka, DL Shea McClellin Practice Reports

There are other Boise St. Broncos participating in the 2012 Senior Bowl, and frankly some are getting better reviews than Moore. The others are running back Doug Martin, safety George Iloka, defensive lineman Shea McClellin and defensive tackle Billy Winn. Wes Bunting of the National Football Post is praising Iloka and McClellin (via SB Nation Denver):

On safety George Iloka:

...a tall, long athlete with an athletic build and certainly looks the part in the deep half. He did a nice job Monday anticipating routes in cover one, showcasing a slight burst and covering some ground in the deep half. He still gets a bit leggy at times in his drop and when trying to re-direct. But, possesses some natural athleticism and was consistently putting himself in position to make plays.

On defensive end Shea McClellin

...had some inconsistencies during 1on1 drills today. As was evidence on tape, he's much more natural getting after the QB with his hand on the ground than standing up. He showcased the ability to turn the corner from a three-point stance on one occasion. But, on his next opportunity he got upright and lacked much suddenness on his counter when trying to create pressure as a stand up guy. He's a talented kid with a "plus" motor, but it will be interesting to see how he develops rushing the passer from a two point stance as the week goes on.

Iloka had a solid day two of practices as he picked off Michigan State's Kirk Cousins, and was considered the play of the day, by the Idaho Statesman's Chad Crippe:

He followed up a strong first day with the best play of the second day — a diving interception in front of Massachusetts tight end Emil Igwenagu. The pass was thrown by Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins. Iloka played free safety and strong safety, at times lining up over the slot receiver. He looks very comfortable and confident on the field. On the interception, Iloka tracked the play across the field. "I caught up to him and undercut the ball like (former Boise State defensive backs coach Marcel) Yates taught me and I just caught it," he said.

Here is also what Crippe said about Martin on day two:

He didn’t get much of a chance to carry the ball, but he was the only running back who was able to hold up in the blitz pickup drill. While others were getting whipped, Martin put one defender on the ground and drew cheers of, "Nice job Bronco!" from the Vikings coaches on another block. Martin also looks like the primary kickoff returner and, despite playing personal protector on the punt team, still was one of the first players in the returner’s face in punt coverage.


Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/01/24/ccripe/senior_bowl_big_interception_george_iloka_kellen_moore_gets_hot_#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/01/24/ccripe/senior_bowl_big_interception_george_iloka_kellen_moore_gets_hot_#storylink=cpy

Bunting also commented on Martin's day two practice performance:

"... showcased a good first step; natural forward lean and can quickly decipher information at the line of scrimmage and change directions. He’s a fluid kid with a thick build and his initial quickness really stood out for a back his size. Looks like a future starting caliber running back at the next level. "

Outside of the lack of information on Billy Winn these other Boise State players are performing well at the Senior Bowl.

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