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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.



January 27, 2010 at 11:05 AM

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Morning notebook: Senior Bowl

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson's brother Gerry has taken the term promotional vehicle to its literal extreme.

He has a bus a la the Madden cruiser outfitted with pictures of Wilson, advertisements for a Web site -- www.KDub1.com.

How he got here is nothing short of remarkable. The bus was driven from Sacramento to Mobile, Al., in the span of less than 48 hours, which is almost as long a trip as Wilson's journey from New Jersey to Boise State to this point where he is one of the top cover cornerbacks available in the draft.

Wilson is 5 feet 11, and he's got a feisty streak and some of that athletic arrogance that can distinguish great cornerbacks in this league.

Wilson is likely to be chosen in the top two rounds, and he has been one of the standouts here during the Senior Bowl workouts.

Of course, this is also just the type of event he will excel at. His willingness to mix it up in run support is a question in the eyes of some scouts.

But Wilson has made quite an impression this week, and not just because he's the only player with his own bus out front. That bus has traveled more than 20,000 miles all told this season, driven to every Boise State game, a schedule that included stops in Tulsa and at Louisiana Tech. The only road Broncos' road game it didn't make it to? Hawaii.

  • WR Danario Alexander of Missouri was one of the players I was most intrigued by, and I remember people I know in Kansas City raving about his ability when the Seahawks played at the Chiefs during the preseason.

    He's 6 feet 4, and he's got that explosive speed people like. My impression has been that he's not quick out of his breaks, though. That's something that's crucial for a receiver coming from a spread offense like Missouri's, which gets receivers the ball in space and when they're at full speed.

    In the NFL, a receiver must have the explosive quickness to get separation coming out of breaks. So far, I haven't seen that from Alexander here.

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