Senior Bowl: Schwenke pancaking the South

Brian Schwenke / USA Today Sports

California center Brian Schwenke spoke with FOX Sports NEXT at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. Schwenke put a strong showing during the week of practice in front of over a hundred NFL scouts.

MOBILE, Ala. — California center Brian Schwenke is enjoying life on the South team at the Senior Bowl this week. His teammates playing on the defensive line? Not so much.

Schwenke, who officially weighed in at 6-foot-3 303-pounds, made life miserable for anyone lining up across the line of scrimmage during Wednesday's practice as he pancaked one defensive lineman after another.

"I've been doing pretty well," Schwenke admitted after practice Wednesday. "There's some tough competition out here, but it's been pretty fun."

The Pac-12 product is teaming up at the Senior Bowl with players who he is accustomed to only watching on television, including the ever-hyped linemen of the SEC. "I've wondered how they are," he said. "This is a great opportunity to go against them, not just on Saturday, but all week."

Schwenke is finding he is not only measuring up against the highly-touted players from the South, but is dominating them at times. "There's always stuff you can work on," he said, "but I'm pretty happy with how I've been playing lately."

So are the NFL scouts. Schwenke has been surrounded following practices receiving plenty of interest from numerous teams. "(Scouts say) that I play well with leverage and am athletic," he said humbly, holding back embarrassment as he repeated praise about himself. "They say I play well with my hips."

Schwenke was selected to the FOX Sports NEXT 2013 All-Senior Bowl team. He is currently projected as fourth round pick, but expect his stock to rise after his standout performance in Mobile.

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