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Northwestern spring practice notes: 3/4

EVANSTON, Ill. -- We’ll have notes – including quotes from head coach Pat Fitzgerald – from  Northwestern’s Pro Day this afternoon. In the meantime, here are some things that stood out at practice Tuesday.

- Senior running back Treyvon Green broke off a couple of big gains. It’s hard to say where he’ll fit in the running back pecking order this year, given how much depth NU has at the position. But Green showed last season that he can be productive and there’s no reason to expect he won’t be this season. Sophomore Warren Long also looked impressive and had one long run.

- Redshirt freshman Eric Joraskie is listed, as a defensive tackle, at 6-foot-4, 260 pounds. But in practice today he took most of his reps at defensive end. With how little depth NU has at tackle, Joraskie would seem a better fit at that position. Maybe he will end up there. But for now, at least, he’s working primarily off the edge.

- Sophomore RB Malin Jones is back working with the running backs. He briefly switched over to superback last season, but RB coach Matt MacPherson said Tuesday the switch was made with the understanding that Jones would be back at RB at some point. Now, it seems, he is.

- Jimmy Hall was again lined up at outside linebacker with the first unit. He seems to have added some weight (the good kind) in the offseason. As I wrote yesterday, it will be interesting to see what kind of impact his position switch will have on the secondary.