EDITOR'S NOTE: The following blog is part of HoustonTexans.com's 2010 NFL Draft coverage presented by FOX Sports Houston.
MOBILE, Ala. -Wednesday's practices are now finished, as the South wrapped up their afternoon drills at about 3:30. The sun was shining and temps were in the low 60's.
The afternoon crowd had more fans in attendance, with a number of them sporting Florida Gator as well as Alabama Crimson tide paraphenalia.
We'll have a little more thorough wrapup later in the Practice Report, but for now, check out some of these tidbits...
-Oklahoma State cornerback and Waco native Perrish Cox picked off consecutive passes during team drills. Both passes were thrown by former teammate Zac Robinson, and we talked with Cox afterwards. When asked about the possibility of playing close to home if he were drafted by the Texans, Cox lit up and said "That's every player's dream." You'll hear more from him in a podcast we'll post in just a bit.
-Running back Anthony Dixon from Mississippi State went out for a pass, had two different quarterbacks throw him a pass at the same time, and he was able to catch one of those balls and nearly hauled in the second. Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano, who's coaching the South squad joked "If you'd caught both of those balls, your picture would've been on the front page of every newspaper in the country."
-Keep your eyes on Tennessee defensive lineman Dan Williams. He consistently pushed his man back during drills and team scrimmages, and was quick in getting to the offensive backfield. We got ahold of him as well, and you'll hear some of our conversation with him on the podcast. When asked which NFL players he emulates, he mentioned Darnell Dockett, Pat Williams and Vince Wilfork amongst others.
-Another defensive lineman who showed nice lateral quickness/side-to-side movement was former Longhorn Lamarr Houston. It allowed him to get penetration a few times today.
-Southern Cal's Taylor Mays is a big safety you'll hear more from on the podcast, and he said he patterns his game after the late Sean Taylor, because he was "a hitter".