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  • #2
    Senior Bowl 2020: Comprehensive scouting primer for this year's pre-draft event in Mobile
    Justin Herbert and many other top prospects will participate in the Senior Bowl
    Chris Trapasso
    @ChrisTrapasso
    23 hrs ago • 8 min read

    The Senior Bowl is the unofficial start to NFL Draft season when most of America is introduced to some of the top talent in the incoming rookie class two months before they're selected.

    Believe it or not, because of the rigors of the regular season and, for some, the playoffs, it's also the event in which many head coaches get their first impressions of draft prospects and that could mean something significant. For example, New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman talked about falling in "full bloom love" with quarterback prospect Daniel Jones at last year's Senior Bowl. Weeks later, Gettleman shocked the world by selecting Jones at No. 6 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

    The week leading up to the exhibition game on Saturday, Jan. 25 is just as important -- if not more important -- than the game itself, and, below, I've answered the questions you might be asking yourself right now.

    Who are the top prospects participating?

    Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina
    Kinlaw is primed to go in the first round and probably the top half of it. While he doesn't have gaudy, traditional statistics to point to -- just 10 sacks and 16 tackles for loss over his last two season at South Carolina -- his film is overflowing with backfield disruption against the run and pass. He has high-level burst off the snap and long arms that routinely stun offensive linemen due to their power. It would not surprise me whatsoever if the week of practices concludes in Mobile and all the talk is about how Kinlaw was the most impactful defensive player.

    Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama
    Lewis has vines for arms and is a fine athlete at 6-foot-5 and 250-ish pounds. His frame actually could add around 10 more pounds to it without him losing any suddenness, a scary thought for offensive linemen. Lewis dealt with injuries early in his career at Alabama but was mostly healthy in 2019 and had six sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss in 10 games. Because he knows how to deploy his arms to fend off blockers with an array of pass-rushing moves, Lewis should hear his name called inside Round 1.

    Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
    Herbert checks all the boxes from a physical perspective of playing the quarterback spot. And he was a full-time starter at Oregon for three seasons. His tape does feature some odd misses and stretches of ineffective play but is also loaded with impeccable, high-degree-of-difficulty strikes at the intermediate level and down the field. He's patient in the pocket too. Despite the few dud games in his career that have been damaging to his stock, his solid-to-phenomenal games should lead to Herbert going in the top half of the first round.

    Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
    While not a towering outside cornerback, Fulton can play on the perimeter, and his stickiness in coverage is at the same level as consensus top cornerback Jeff Okudah from Ohio State. The LSU star has the feet, hips, and explosion to stay in phase (keeping up in coverage) with any type of receiver on a route with any amount of intricacy. And as we saw in 2019 when he tallied 13 pass breakups, he's aware when the ball is arriving and knows what to do. It'll be surprising if Fulton isn't the second cornerback off the board.

    Ashtyn Davis, S, California
    Davis is a veteran striker on the back end for Cal, who flashes high-end deep middle range -- a rare trait that gets safeties picked high -- and a linebacker's demeanor during his run-stopping efforts. Davis had seven interceptions and nine pass breakups over the past three seasons for Cal. At 6-1 and a chiseled 200 pounds with effortless, dynamic athleticism, Davis is bound to be the second safety off the board after Grant Delpit from LSU.


    What's at stake for the QBs?
    There are two groups of quarterbacks at this year's Senior Bowl. I'll put Justin Herbert and Jordan Love together, the passers with high-end traits, streaks of inconsistency, but a strong likelihood to land in the first round (Herbert more so than Love).

    Then, there are the Day 2 or Day 3 prospects -- Jalen Hurts from Oklahoma, Anthony Gordon from Washington State, Colorado's Steven Montez, and Michigan's Shea Patterson -- who won't enter the week with a lot of expectations which means there's a gigantic opportunity in front of them to gain positive traction during the pre-draft process.

    Actually, I wrote a more in-depth piece on this very question recently. There'll be plenty at stake for the quarterbacks in Mobile.


    Which prospects have the most to gain?
    Herbert could undoubtedly do wonders for his stock with a steady week of practice and a game without blatant misses or moments of uncertainty inside the pocket. Beyond him, quarterback Jalen Hurts has the most to gain at the position. The former Alabama and most recently Oklahoma star has a running back frame and improved as a passer with Lincoln Riley this season but is still not at a level that screams NFL starter because he's not quick through his reads and likes to prematurely run from inside the pocket.

    At running back, Ke'Shawn Vaughn, a thunderous but nimble back from Vanderbilt, could bolster his stock after a down senior year that followed an electric junior campaign in 2018 when he averaged 7.9 yards per rush with 12 touchdowns.

    As usual, the small-school guys have much to gain. Which leads me to my next question and answer.


    Who are some small-school sleepers to monitor?

    Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty
    Liberty recently moved up to the FBS level, but the strongest competition it faced in 2019 was a date with the Virginia Cavaliers, and the Flames lost 55-27. However, in that game, Gandy-Golden went for six grabs, 60 yards, and a score. At 6-4 and 220 pounds with subtle smoothness to create separation, physicality to beat press at the line, and a star rebounder's mentality when challenged at the catch point, Gandy-Golden is a serious prospect. This is a perfect event for him because he'll finally get the opportunity to face top competition. He caught 20 touchdowns over the past two seasons at Liberty with 70-plus catches in each campaign.

    Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State
    We are talking about a modern-day linebacker here. Davis-Gaither is listed at 6-2 and 215 pounds and is absolutely electric in space. He changes directions like a wide receiver and strikes like a much bigger outside linebacker. He had 101 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, and a stellar eight pass breakups this past season. ADG was blessed with long arms, has honed outstanding play-recognition skills, and has high-end range because of his athleticism and length. He is what today's version of the NFL is looking for at linebacker.

    Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina State
    Listed at a ridiculous 6-9 and 310 pounds, Taylor might be the tallest player in Senior Bowl history. Despite height that typically creates stiff movements, Taylor glides out of his stance as a pass protector and, amazingly, possesses the lateral agility needed to stymie inside rushes and ride defensive linemen out of the play. He certainly could add weight to get stronger, and he's not always in the correct spot on combo blocks for the run game, but his size and athleticism combination cannot be coached. Taylor also plays with good knee bend, so he's not routinely out-leveraged by shorter defenders, and every defender he faces is shorter than him.

    Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
    Yeah, Dugger is from Lenoir-Rhyne, a Division II school in Hickory, North Carolina. If you are good, the NFL will find you. And Dugger is. At 6-2 and 220 pounds, he roamed the middle of the field in college and, his top gear is undoubtedly NFL caliber. Because he's so big for the traditional safety spot, and his click-and-close is seemingly elite, don't be surprised if he ultimately plays linebacker on Sundays.


    Which prospects can play their way into the first round?

    Josh Jones, OT, Houston
    The long-time left tackle for Houston has an NFL body with plus athleticism and a controlled, balanced style of play. His footwork improved in 2019 -- kick slide was kind of a mess in 2018 -- and he simply dominated everything in front of him. The 6-7, 310-pound blindside protector has the athletic profile and experience teams adore, and with a strong week playing "up" in competition, we very well could leave Mobile talking about Jones as another first-round tackle in this class.

    Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan
    Uche is a speed-to-power demon with above-average bend and versatility to play off the ball in coverage. His multi-faceted game lends itself an NFL game that has become more positionless. If Uche wins with his acceleration off the snap, bend around the edge, and awesome speed-to-power conversion like he showcased at Michigan, the first round will not be out of the question for him.

    Zack Baun, LB/EDGE, Wisconsin
    Another edge rusher with linebacker traits, Baun is a twitchier, bendier version of Uche with less size and not as much pure power. Oftentimes, he lined up off the football and looked like a classic outside linebacker with his range and tackling ability but was at his best in 2019 flying around the corner and using his arms to keep longer blockers off his frame. He finished with 12.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss as a senior.

    Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
    Aiyuk is a speedster with good size at 6-1 and over 200 pounds. He's more impressive running in a straight line than he is changing directions, but his instant acceleration and top gear will threaten NFL cornerbacks right away in 2020. He averaged over 18 yards per grab with eight scores in 2019 at Arizona State and was magnificent after the catch thanks to his athletic traits. A big week in one-on-one drills could catapult Aiyuk into Round 1.

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    • #3
      2020 Senior Bowl: 10 prospects for Rams to watch this week
      Cameron DaSilva
      5 hours ago

      The first major week of draft season is upon us with the top senior prospects converging on Mobile, Ala., for the 2020 Senior Bowl. Future first-rounders participate in the Senior Bowl each year, giving teams an additional look at many of the best players in the country for a week of practice.

      The game will take place on Saturday between the North and South squads, but a lot can be learned in drills leading up to the game.

      Here are 10 prospects at the Senior Bowl the Rams (and fans) should be watching this week and on Saturday afternoon during the game.

      Houston OT Josh Jones
      Jones is a borderline first-round prospect, but he would be a potential replacement for Andrew Whitworth if he retires or leaves in free agency this offseason. He’s arguably the best offensive line prospect in Mobile this week and only played left tackle in college, which should make it an easier transition to the NFL at that spot. Landing Jones in the second round would be a huge steal for the Rams, especially if Whitworth isn’t back in 2020.

      Alabama OLB Terrell Lewis
      The Rams could be more versatile under new defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, and Lewis offers the flexibility at outside linebacker and as a down-lineman in sub-packages. His college production was limited to only seven sacks in 14 games, missing all of the 2018 season due to injury.

      Washington OL Nick Harris
      If the Rams aren’t committed to Brian Allen at center, Harris would make a good replacement. Though not the biggest offensive lineman, he can still hold his own on the interior. He’s played both center and guard in his career, so that versatility is an added bonus, but he projects best at center. Harris fills a position of need on the interior of the offensive line, which might be the Rams’ biggest hole this offseason.

      Wisconsin OLB Zach Baun
      Baun is one of the most intriguing players in Mobile. He can rush the passer off the edge and line up inside as an off-ball linebacker, giving whichever team drafts him countless options. That sort of versatility would be invaluable for the Rams, especially with Cory Littleton and Dante Fowler Jr. potentially leaving in free agency. He should rise up draft boards from now until April.

      Auburn OT Prince Tega Wanogho
      Wanogho hasn’t been playing football very long, but his ceiling is sky-high. He wouldn’t be an immediate starter like Jones would, but in the event that Whitworth comes back for one last ride, Wanogho would benefit greatly from a year of learning behind the veteran left tackle – especially as a run blocker.

      Temple C Matt Hennessy
      Hennessy might just be the best center in the draft, which could get him drafted in the first round. Allen struggled when healthy last season in his first year as a starter, and the Rams aren’t necessarily committed to him long-term. Hennessy would solve a lot of problems for Los Angeles on the interior and shore up a weak spot from last season.

      LSU C Lloyd Cushenberry
      Cushenberry is one of many quality draft prospects to hail from the LSU championship team from this past season. He should be selected in the first two rounds and his sweet spot might just be in the 50s where the Rams are picking. Cushenberry could be a Day 1 starter in the NFL depending on which team he goes to.

      TCU CB Jeff Gladney
      The Rams don’t have an immediate need at cornerback, but Nickell Robey-Coleman has a team option in 2020 and both Troy Hill and Jalen Ramsey have just one year left on their deals. Corner is a position you can never have enough quality players at, and Gladney is exactly that. He’s a great run defender and has good athleticism, fitting nicely in the Rams’ man-heavy scheme.

      Appalachian State LB Akeem Davis-Gaither
      Davis-Gaither can play all over the defense and while somewhat undersized, his athleticism and speed will get him on the field early. As a Day 3 prospect, Davis-Gaither would be a good value for the Rams on the final day of the draft.

      Alabama LB Anfernee Jennings
      Jennings is listed as an inside linebacker at the Senior Bowl after primarily playing outside at Alabama, so he’ll be tested at a new position. He had a career-high eight sacks in 2019 with 12.5 tackles for loss, and while he’s not a refined prospect, the Rams could use some edge rushers in the event that Fowler doesn’t come back.

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      • #4
        I liked that it appeared there was some good Center options this draft. Given the loss of Blythe, I'd be just fine with some draft capital injected into the Center spot. letting Allen duke it out with Corbett and Edwards for the Guard spots.

        Didn't get to watch or follow the senior bowl this year. For anybody who did, did you feel like any interior linemen (especially Centers) separated themselves in the senior bowl?

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        • #5
          There's no other way to do this without linking to the site, but this website seems to have a pretty good log of participant notes and overall impressions...

          North Team: https://www.profootballnetwork.com/2...rt-north-team/

          South Team: https://www.profootballnetwork.com/2...rt-south-team/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by KoaKoi View Post
            I liked that it appeared there was some good Center options this draft. Given the loss of Blythe, I'd be just fine with some draft capital injected into the Center spot. letting Allen duke it out with Corbett and Edwards for the Guard spots.

            Didn't get to watch or follow the senior bowl this year. For anybody who did, did you feel like any interior linemen (especially Centers) separated themselves in the senior bowl?
            It sounds like Hennessy had a strong week at center, and should be an option on Day Two. I'll do some more digging on some possible Day Three guys but it's hard to expect them to compete right away as the signal caller on the OL.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Nick View Post

              It sounds like Hennessy had a strong week at center, and should be an option on Day Two. I'll do some more digging on some possible Day Three guys but it's hard to expect them to compete right away as the signal caller on the OL.

              Right... anybody coming in right away would almost certainly have to be a higher pick, that's why I was curious if that's even an option for the Rams. If they go late day 2 or day 3 for interior line, I'd expect Blythe back or a FA acquisition for that spot.

              Thanks for mentioning Hennessy... gives me someone to explore.

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              • #8
                the two pfn links were cool, thanks for posting those too. sounds like keith ismael is a rare day 3 guy that could actually snag a starting center role early...

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                  Senior Bowl 2019: Defenders who can enter first-round conversation if they impress
                  by Nick
                  Senior Bowl 2019: Defensive prospects who can enter NFL Draft first-round conversation if they impress
                  Three edge-rushers and two defensive backs can move into the first-round discussion if they impress in Mobile
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                  While just a week of practices that precede an exhibition all-star game, every year an assortment of draft prospects see their stocks fluctuate based on what happens on the field at the Senior Bowl.

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                  Kris Boyd, CB, Texas
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                  The Senior Bowl will be vital for Boyd as he tries to move into the first-round tier at the position. He's not a man or zone specialist necessarily, but his sticky coverage skills and the speed at which he closes on the football will be tested in Mobile. If he thrives in coverage, knocks away some passes, and shows the same tenacity stopping the run as he did in Austin, he could be on the fast track to Round 1 status.

                  Jaylon Ferguson, EDGE, Louisiana Tech
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                  If Ferguson can piece together a solid week in Mobile, and does it by winning his reps quickly, landing in Round 1 will not be out of the question whatsoever.

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                  Alex Highsmith, EDGE, Charlotte
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