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South's DT Atkins, Williams taking over

Posted on: January 30, 2010 5:32 pm
North defensive end Austin Lane made the big splash, recovering a fumble and returning it for a touchdown, but the two most impressive players thus far in the 2010 Senior Bowl have been Tennessee and Georgia defensive tackles, Dan Williams and Geno Atkins, respectively.

The two are a study in contrast. Scouts know the 6-2, 330 pound Williams is stout in the middle, but he's helped his cause today with his attention to detail in the passing game, latching on to running back Lonyae Miller to destroy a potential screen before it could begin and getting his hands up in the passing lane (knocked down one pass so far).

Atkins' game is his burst and lateral agility. He's the quickest defensive tackle off the snap in the country and his burst has given the North guards problems all day long, including Idaho's Mike Iupati.
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