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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 8:48 a.m. CDT
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Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (86) is stopped by LSU linebacker D.J. Welter (32) after a reception during the first quarter of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.

Senior Bowl observations

MOBILE, Ala. – The following are my observations from Tuesday’s Senior Bowl practices. It’s important to point out a couple of disclaimers, though.

One, I am not a scout, nor do I play one on TV. These are purely my football observations from what I saw in Tuesday’s practices.

Secondly, it’s impossible to see every rep, so unless I saw more than 50 percent of a player’s reps in a given day, it’s difficult to give him a “stock up or down” characterization. 

Here are notes from the North team’s practice:

• What stands out most about C.J. Fiedorowicz is his sheer size at 6-55/8, 262 pounds. He towers over the other tight ends on the North squad and fits the mold of what NFL teams want at the tight end position. 

• Fiedorowicz is known for his blocking, and he made one great run block that caught my eye, along with some other media folks. On a stretch run play in his direction, he rode Missouri defensive end Marcus Sam completely out of the play with ease, showing his strength, hand placement and footwork.

• The key this week for Fiedorowicz is to prove himself as a route runner and receiver. I saw one smooth out route, but he dropped what should have been a catch.

– Kevin Fishbain

kfishbain@shawmedia.com

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