Terry McLaurin Demonstrates Speed, Impresses Observers in First Day of Practice at Senior Bowl

By Dan Hope on January 22, 2019 at 6:13 pm
Terry McLaurin
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Terry McLaurin's Senior Bowl week appears to be off to a terrific start.

The Ohio State wide receiver drew rave reviews on Twitter for his performance during the North team's first practice on Tuesday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, where he seemingly caught just about everything that came his way and put his speed and route-running ability on display.

McLaurin's biggest highlight of the day came during a one-on-one throwing session, when he burned Washburn cornerback Corey Ballentine for a deep-ball touchdown catch, as you can see in the video below.

According to the Senior Bowl's official Twitter account, McLaurin reached a top speed of 22.2 miles per hour on that catch, which was the fastest speed recorded Tuesday by any player on the North team.

Those weren't the only impressive plays that McLaurin made in Tuesday's practice. On the rep that followed that deep-ball catch during televised practice coverage on NFL Network, McLaurin fought through clear pass interference to make a catch against a defensive back who had his hands all over him. Shortly after, McLaurin beat Texas cornerback Kris Boyd on a comeback route to the sideline to make another tough grab.

All in all, McLaurin appeared to make an unanimously positive impression on those who were in attendance for Tuesday's practice, making this week a huge opportunity for McLaurin to move up NFL draft boards.

McLaurin also went through his official weigh-in at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday morning, measuring in at 6-foot-1 and 204 pounds with 9 1/8" hands, 32" arms and a 73 7/8" wingspan.

McLaurin and the North team will practice again on Wednesday and Thursday, with both practices scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. with televised coverage on NFL Network and ESPNU.

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