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Senior Bowl practice highlights from South team

MOBILE, Ala. -- Here are some highlights from Tuesday's South squad practice at the Senior Bowl:

>Alabama defensive tackle Jarran Reed was the most dominant player on the field. He routinely blew up running plays, at times tossing the blocker in front of him aside like a rag doll. That happened on multiple occasions with Michigan center Graham Glasgow. Reed has an impressive blend of power and quickness, and is extremely versatile.

>BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi turned plenty of heads with his pass-rushing skills. The surprising speed he has for his size (6-foot-7 and 265 pounds) allowed him to consistently get around the corner and get to the quarterback. More than a few NFL scouts took note of his performance.

>Reggie Ragland, who played inside linebacker on Alabama's national-championship team, has been moved to outside linebacker for the Senior Bowl to give NFL teams a chance to see how he can perform at that position. Wednesday was his first full practice as an outside linebacker, and although he had some struggles with assignments and responsibilities as a rusher and in pass coverage, he looked mostly natural. For now, his tremendous speed and athleticism allow him to make up for whatever mental mistakes he commits.

>Overall, the quarterbacks were mostly average. They didn't make many huge mistakes, but they also didn't make a whole lot of big plays. Alabama's Jake Coker looked the most comfortable running a pro-style offense, especially with play fakes and rollouts.

>Former Bills coach Doug Marrone  the Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive line coach, did not join the Jags' staff here to help guide the South squad this week. ESPN reported that Marrone was excused to undergo a medical procedure, and that assistant offensive line coach Luke Butkus is taking his place.

>TCU running back Aaron Green showed the most impressive open-field speed on one run.

>The run-after-catch ability of Alabama wide receiver Kenyan Drake opened some eyes, as did the speed of Minnesota wideout KJ Maye.

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