Minnesota fans have long known about the dominance and confidence of defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman, but now the rest of the football world is taking notice as well.
Hageman is in Mobile, Ala., this week prepping for Saturday's Senior Bowl and by all accounts turned in a strong first practice. The Senior Bowl is at 3 p.m. on Saturday and will air on the NFL Network.
Here are some of the observations of Hageman after the first day of practice.
Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman weighed into the @seniorbowl at an official 6'6" 318 lbs. - scary athleticism to size ratio. Will be coveted.-- Dion Caputi (@nfldraftupdate) January 20, 2014
2014 Senior Bowl: Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman dominant in first practice http://t.co/ho9Wrdq7aN-- Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickASchmidt) January 21, 2014
A few players that stole the show today included Fresno State QB Derek Carr, Pitt DT Aaron Donald, and Minnesota Ra'Shede Hageman.-- Ryan Lownes (@ryanlownes) January 20, 2014
Just watched Gopher Ra'Shede Hageman destroy a RB during 9-on-7 drill. Couldn't see the move he used but it was fast. #SeniorBowl-- Mike Wobschall (@wobby) January 20, 2014
Ra'Shede Hageman dominated the centers a few plays in a row...had to double him.-- Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) January 20, 2014
Ra'Shede Hageman had hands down the most intriguing weigh in. Not many 6'6" defensive tackles that are also 318 pounds.-- Just Blog Baby (@JustBlogBaby) January 20, 2014
Our top 5 DTs: Ra'Shede Hageman, Louis Nix, Tim Jernigan, Dom Easley, Ego Ferguson. The full list: http://t.co/2RI5uxVToE-- Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) January 17, 2014
Minnesota DT Ra'shede Hageman was very impressive at the weigh-ins. 6'6 318 lbs...no bad weight. He's currently my 23rd rated player-- Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) January 20, 2014
As I mentioned previously, Ra'Shede Hageman dominant. Good day for Aaron Donald too, some great battles with Cyril Richardson and mostly won-- Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) January 20, 2014
I asked Ra'Shede Hageman if any of his opponents stood out to him today. His response was no without hesitation. "You got to be confident."-- Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) January 20, 2014
Also impressive at North #SeniorBowl practice today: Minn DT Ra'Shede Hageman. Expected nothing less.-- Mike Herndon (@TheMikeHerndon) January 20, 2014
Ra'Shede Hageman is the guy you want to walk off the team bus first. He's a big dude. #SeniorBowl-- Zachary Cintron (@Cintronz) January 20, 2014
Zack Martin and Ra'Shede Hageman looking good in the one on ones. Martin beat Trent Murphy twice while Hageman ran over Brandon Linder.-- Charlie Campbell (@DraftCampbell) January 20, 2014
Mayock says watch out for Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman (6-6, 318) to run really well at combine (4.7ish). He's No. 99 for North team.-- Hays Carlyon (@HaysCarlyon) January 20, 2014
Ra'Shede Hageman was the show stopper at the weigh in. Jordan Matthews looked impressive. Desir and SJB looked good-- Pete Smith (@PeteSmithWTFP) January 20, 2014
Weigh In Winners: 1)Ra'Shede Hageman 6060 318, one of most athletic players in Mobil for his size and he keeps getting bigger. #SeniorBowl-- Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) January 20, 2014