Senior Bowl – Top 5

Top 5 Players to Watch on Senior Bowl Teams

by Three Point Stance Magazine Scouting Director Justin Day | @Jdayerrday | Mail@3PSMag.com

Some under the radar guys to keep your eye on at the Senior Bowl and beyond as drafts season heats up. If you missed my Mock Draft 1.0, shame on you.

North

 

  • Luke Falk QB Washington St.

 

This is a quarterback that I am very high on, much higher than most draft analyst. He doesn’t possess the strong arm that a Josh Allen possesses but he’s a more accurate passer that throws with great anticipation. He read the entire field during his time at Washington St. which will help him at the next level. I think he will have a good showing at the Senior Bowl.

 

  • Marcus Allen S Penn St.

 

Marcus Allen possess the highest motor of any secondary player in this draft. He’s full throttle for four quarters, immensely competitive, and a sure tackler. Would like to see him anticipate more and be more of a threat in the passing game. I’m intrigued to see what the coaches at the senior bowl can get out of him, could improve his stock heavily if he shows out.

 

  • Jaleel Scott WR New Mexico St.

 

My WR5 is a relatively unknown prospect from New Mexico St. whom I think could become the best receiver in the entire class. Standing at 6 foot 6 and 215 pounds he’s unquestionably a red zone threat but that’s not all. Scott has the best hands in the class as well who put up massive production this season. Watch this kid fly up boards!

 

  • Mike Gesicki TE Penn St.

 

Who doesn’t love a former basketball player turning themselves into tight ends? It’s the most unsurprising thing to hear about athletic pass catching tight ends. Gesicki could be Jimmy Graham or he could be Julius Thomas/Coby Fleener. We just don’t know yet. Limited route tree, horrible blocker, but long arms and great instincts catching the football. Keep an eye on his performance as he could become the TE1 for many teams if he tests well.

 

  • Myles Pierce LB Citadel

 

I disagree with a lot of draft analysts who think this is a strong linebacker class but this is a kid who is an unknown that I think can make an impact at the next level. He’s reliable, starting the last 23 games of his career, with good production. Very instinctive in the run game and he’s probably the strongest player in the draft. He brings the boom and a good showing will put him on some more radars after the Senior Bowl.

 

South:

 

  • D.J. Chark WR LSU

 

LSU has made a living out of wasting WR talent that goes on to perform at the NFL level and I expect Chark to be no different. He’s Will Fuller from a few years back, blazing speed but with better hands. At worst I think he can become a very reliable slot receiver if a team will be patient enough to let him mature and grow his route tree. A strong showing at the Senior Bowl would be huge for the former Tiger.

 

  • Ito Smith RB Southern Miss.

 

The more I watch Ito Smith the more I really like his game. He’s very shifty, with a low center of gravity, who’s very hard to bring down. Reminds me a ton of Steve Slaton with his vision and quickness, but I think he lacks some of the breakaway speed that Slaton possessed. This is a very good running back class but Ito could be the diamond in the rough.

 

  • Quin Blanding S Virginia

 

One of the more productive players in his collegiate career at the Senior Bowl is Quin Blanding out of Virginia. He made plays at every level of the field and he is the all time tackle leader in Virginia history. Not the ideal size for the position but he uses his size well considering how good he is as a blitzer and a tackler. Get’s too handsy in the pass game, lots of questions can be answered about his stock during the week.

 

  • Adam Breneman TE UMass

 

Breneman is maybe the most complete tight end of the class as he possesses the ability to catch the ball and he’s probably the best blocker of the group as well. I think he’ll have to show a little more in the pass game if he wants to climb up boards and start to separate himself with guys like Mark Andrews and Mike Gesicki ahead of him on most boards.

 

  • Marcus Davenport DE UTSA

 

More athlete than football player at the moment for myself but if he has a strong showing at the Senior Bowl Davenport could propel himself into the top 10 or 15 picks in this draft. He could be the best pass rusher in the class but it may take time to develop his technique since he’s dominating lower competition. He needs to develop against the run but he could be a great situation pass rusher.

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