Posted by: marcmwm | January 13, 2009

Fletcher, Olsen earn high marks . . .

Former Hawkeyes Bradley Fletcher and Seth Olsen are showing NFL scouts what they can do a the East-West Shrine game in Houston this weekend.

This from the Houston Chronicle’s Lance Zierlein, who’s blogging from Shrine Bowl practices:

On Fletcher: * Iowa CB Bradley Fletcher is a big at 6’0 / 200 and he held his own in one on one drills. It’s early, but he flashed some decent instincts out there today.

On Olsen: * Iowa guard Seth Olsen had the best day of the offensive linemen in my opinion. He was terrific against speed rushers and bull rushers and he showed a nice ability to get to the next level on LBs.

 Here’s the link:

I love NFL scouting stuff. Can’t get enough of it. My favorite is the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., next week. That’s the one directly tied to the NFL.

Defensive tackle Mitch King is the only Hawkeye headed to the Senior Bowl.

This from the Senior Bowl site:

King will head to Mobile with an impressive résumé.  In 2008 he was named a second team All-American by both the Associated Press and Walter Camp.  He was also a first team All-Big 10 selection and Big 10 Defensive Lineman of the Year.
King enters Thursday’s Outback Bowl against South Carolina with 52 tackles and four sacks on the season.  For his career, he has 226 total tackles and 17.5 sacks.  He is only the 60th player in Iowa history with 200 or more tackles.”



  1. Agreed. NFL scouting is good stuff, much better than HS kids as these guys have been thruugh the battles.

    Nice to see these guys doing well.

  2. Off topic- I was hoping to get one last chance to see Shonn Greene at Fan Fest but I haven’t heard anything yet. Is FanFest done?

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