Senior Bowl buzz

A few quick ACC-related notes from the Scouts Inc. crew attending practices this week for the Under Armour Senior Bowl:

  • ON FORMER BC OL ANTHONY CASTONZO: "We don't feel Boston College's Anthony Castonzo is an elite prospect, but he has enough foot quickness and strength and showed enough ability in the pass and running games that he will come off the board in the late first round. He has limitations in terms of lateral quickness and playing with the right pad level, but because of the value of offensive tackles, he likely will go on Day 1."

  • ON FORMER NC STATE LB NATE IRVING: "We were disappointed in the burst NC State LB Nate Irving showed when they brought him up with the D-linemen in pass-rushing drills. We wanted to see more of him as a pass-rusher, something he did at NC State, but he didn't show great burst and wasn't violent or quick enough working back inside when he tried to redirect. Also, he was stiff in space, and had a hard time moving around and changing directions. He's not a player teams should feel comfortable asking to match up with quicker running backs because he'll get exposed in coverage."