Wednesday's buzz: Hill, Byrd impress

MOBILE, Ala. -- As usual, Wednesday turned out to be the best day of practice for both the North and South teams. The players were more relaxed after having had the time to adjust to new teammates and schemes. Their new comfort levels showed during contact drills in full pads at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Here's the buzz from Wednesday's Senior Bowl practices:

Around the North practice
The big news coming out of the afternoon practice was Michael Robinson finally getting some reps as a wide receiver. Robinson continued to play the quarterback position during some of the unit drills and team sessions, but he spent a lot of time during the first half of practice working on his route-running and pass-catching skills.