Sio Moore opened some eyes with his East-West Shrine Bowl performance, and he has parlayed those efforts into a late invitation to the Senior Bowl. He'll replace former teammate Trevardo Williams, who had to drop out after suffering an injury.
NFLsFuture.com's Cody Baur was in Mobile, Ala., for Wednesday's practice and he offers this report, not only on Moore, but former UConn defensive backs Dwayne Gratz Blidi-Wreh Wilson:
* (Syracuse OT) Justin Pugh had a solid day. He started by getting beat by a nice inside move by Margus Hunt but later didn’t allow Sio Moore any penetration. Later when Pugh faced Hunt again Pugh was able to easily dominate him. During 11 on 11’s Pugh pulled to the outside and laid out Blidi Wreh-Wilson, coaches were loving it.
* On 7 on 7’s Texas' Marquise Goodwin again dropped a pass that he let get into his body. Goodwin later shined on the 11 on 11’s. He made two nice catches on out routes; Wreh-Wilson was on coverage for both of them.
* Dwayne Gratz also looked to have a nice low back pedal. Gratz was active in practice today doing some nice things. He got complimented by coaches for a nice pass break up, showed that he has a nice press.
North coach Dennis Allen, whose full-time job is Raiders coach, was asked about Wreh-Wilson and Utah St. cornerback Will Davis.
“Well, I think both of them are good football players," he said via Raiders.com. "Davis is probably not quite as big but a little bit quicker. Wilson, when you look at him, his size and his length are things that really stand out to me, initially. They’ve both gone out there and competed. One of the things I really enjoy watching is the one-on-one competition between the wide receivers and corners, because at the end of the day, to play corner in the National Football League, the first thing you want to know is, can the guy cover? So, those have been some good matchups out there.”