Don’t miss this piece from the Cincinnati Enquirer, a Senior Bowl diary entry by Eric Wood that you can read by clicking here.
Here’s the first few paragraphs:
MOBILE, Ala. – First he was meeting with the Bears, the team that has Pro Bowler Olin Kreutz, a guy with whom he’s already been compared in style.
Then another personnel type grabbed him to set up an appointment for Tuesday night, but not before getting a mini head start and every phone number he’s had since third grade.
Then he was gone back down the escalator looking for the Panthers’ cave in the hotel’s byzantine series of conference rooms for another interview.
Maybe you couldn’t slow him down for an interview because of all the interviews, but earlier in the day you could interview the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock about Louisville center Eric Wood, a West Side guy from Cincinnati playing for the South against a North team with a familiar rival.
“Love him,” Mayock is saying about Wood. “He can not only be a starting NFL center, but I think he can play four spots on the line. He’s a finisher. He plays hard. What I like about him is once he gets into you, it’s all over.”