Senior Bowl Standouts Offense

Over the past week several players have stood out in practice and the Senior Bowl game. Some of these players have earned themselves more money by increasing their draft stock. These players are going to start shooting up draft board if they can also have strong performances at the scouting combine. Until then scouts will go back and study film on these players to figure out who fits what their team needs. Some of the players that performed exceptionally well are these standouts.

 

Zay Jones- Jones is a wide receiver from East Carolina University. I think he is the best player to come out of ECU since the deadly fast Chris Johnson. Jones has great leaping ability and hands that will make him a weapon to score at any point on the field. He could have had 3 touchdowns in the game, but two of the scores were called back on penalty. He really showed his skills this past week, and moved into the top 5 of wide receivers in this draft class.

 

Forrest Lamp- Offensive linemen played at a small school Western Kentucky. Lamp showed off his toughness by playing through an injury. He comes from a small school, but proved that he could play with any big conference players. He played tackle in college, but I think he projects better as a guard at the next level. He doesn’t quite have the length or height to play tackle. He has good technique and feet that could help him are great for a pulling guard.

 

Davis Webb- The quarterback played at Cal last year after transferring from Texas Tech. He has great size, arm strength, and anticipates throws. Scouts have started paying more attention to Webb because he certainly looks the part. The QB he replaced was the top overall pick in the draft last year. Webb has more physical skills than him. There aren’t any quarterbacks that are solidified at the top yet; Davis Webb could really improve his draft stock if he continues to show out.

 

Cooper Kupp- The wide receiver from Eastern Washington also had a great week. He showed off great route running ability, and seemed to be open most of the time. His quickness and cutting ability help him create distance on cornerbacks. Kupp is probably best suited as a slot receiver. He has reliable hands that will help him earn playing time early.

Senior Bowl Week

The draft is the lifeblood for most successful NFL teams. The draft is 7 rounds long with each team having a selection in each round, and the teams are permitted to trade their draft picks. The NFL draft is a 3 day event held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The first night of the draft is only the first round, day 2 is the second and third rounds, and the third day features the final 4 rounds.

The Senior Bowl is an event for draft prospects to practice, play, and interview in front of NFL coaches. The Reese’s Senior Bowl takes place all week in Mobile, Alabama with the game being played on Saturday. It’s a great opportunity for players to make a name for themselves and raise their draft stock. Rookie sensation for the Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott was the MVP of the Senior Bowl last year.

The Senior Bowl was usually restricted to seniors only, hence the name. However, in 2013 they made juniors who had earned their degree also eligible for the Senior Bowl. This has increased the competition, and resulted in many of the top draft prospects participating in Senior Bowl week.