With prospects in the Senior Bowl, there’s never any question about putting in less than the top competition. The All-Star event offers prospects a great opportunity to pit their skills against the best high-ranking talent entering the NFL draft. Inevitably, a handful of players get on the boards each year while others see their stocks plummet due to what transpires on the field during practice and play in Mobile, Alabama.
Who has the most to win this week? What’s the most to lose? Let’s investigate.
Most up for grabs
Keion White, EDGE, Georgia Tech
White is an oversized defensive end with first-round pass rusher blitzes. But that’s about it — consistency wasn’t a cornerstone of his game at Georgia Tech. At the Senior Bowl, one-on-one battles between defenders and blockers are all the rage, and they usually favor the defenders given the amount of room to operate. This event is primed for White to thrive on his size, strength and craftsmanship and make the judges’ jaws drop.
Tyson Bagent, QB, Shepherd
This is a down quarterback class for the Senior Bowl. Period. That means Division II Shepherd quarterback Bagent has a great chance of garnering some eyes from scouts and members of the media, more than a lower-level passer would. At just under 6-3 and nearly 220 pounds, Bagent is one of the biggest quarterbacks in Mobile this week.
Dylan Horton, EDGE, TCU
Horton notably managed 48 prints on just over 400 pass-rush snaps in 2022, despite rushing predominantly as a finish in a three-man front in TCU’s famed 3-3-5 defense. There weren’t many options from a wide alignment for the lean, 6-foot-4, nearly 260-pound rusher. In Mobile, Horton will have more opportunities to rush the passerby in the classic sense, even in one-on-one combat. That opportunity alone makes Horton an easy pick here.
Andrei Iosivas, WR, Princeton
Each Ivy League Senior Bowl participant is credited by me in this section each year. Iosivas is exactly the type of prospect that makes the Senior Bowl such a great event. We know he rocked against Ivy League competition as he had over 100 grabs and 1,600 yards over the past two seasons, 12 of which were touchdowns. Let’s see how he stacks up against NFL talent from the Power 5 conferences. At nearly 6ft 3 and 212 pounds with serious vertical speed, Iosiva’s size and speed are NFL caliber.
Andre Carter II, EDGE, Army
Carter was as unblockable as Aidan Hutchinson in 2021. No question. Carter counted 59 pressures on just 293 pass-rushing snaps, good for a ridiculous 20.1% pressure generation rate. Then, in 2022, the defense in the army line of defense paid a lot of attention to him. Doubles and chips galore. Carter was still applying pressure 13.2% of the time. At 6-foot-6 and 252 pounds with vines for arms, there’s a lot to like about Carter physically. If he can bring the pocket down like he did in 2021, he’ll cement himself in the first round. He’s so talented.
Evan Hull, RB, North West
Hull was barely in the spotlight of a 1-11 Northwestern team in 2022 after a rocky 3-9 campaign the year before. But if wins aren’t a quarterback statistic, then they certainly aren’t a running back statistic. It is an absolute delight to see Hull in the film. Sudden, choppy footsteps, excellent vision, impressive contact balance and exceptional comfort as a receiver – Hull’s game was tailor-made for the NFL in Evanston, Illinois. I look forward to seeing him operate among the top talent at the Senior Bowl.
Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon
Musgrave flies, explodes and explodes across the football field. Use any similar word you like. Nor is he one of those tall receivers posing as a tight end. At over 6ft 5 and 255 pounds, he’s some serious NFL tight-end size. He’s featured in this part of the article because the Oregon State star only played in two games in 2022 due to a knee injury from which he appears to have fully recovered for participating in the first two days – and his stunning Speed has proven practice in Mobile.
Most to lose
Jammie Robinson, DB, State of Florida
Robinson played a unique role as a safety linebacker at Florida State and looked incredibly fast to football throughout his career with the Seminoles. At under five feet and 194 pounds, he’s on the short side for the safety spot, especially when pitted as a nickel linebacker or strong safety. Robinson needs to be very dynamic during teamwork and in the game itself to provide the scouts and GMs with proof that he can live in the box at the next level.
Max Duggan, QB, TCU
Duggan had a remarkable season at TCU; we all know that. He launched long balls all season and was arguably the toughest quarterback in college football on the open field, or even in the bag. Took a lot of beatings and got up further. He won’t necessarily be able to show his signature toughness at the Senior Bowl, and at 6ft 1 and 204lbs, the TCU icon doesn’t have the physique that’s usually thought to be the best with these types of shots in the NFL gets done.
Elijah Higgins, WR, Stanford
The Senior Bowl favors small, fast route-running extraordinaires, particularly in the one-on-one receiver-cornerback drills. Of course there is no ground fighting during the training week. At 6-foot-3 and nearly 230 pounds, Higgins’ biggest selling point as a prospect is his tall running back frame and contact balance, which he displays post-catch. This isn’t really an event made for its type at the receiver seat.
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/news/2023-senior-bowl-max-duggans-draft-stock-could-slide-trio-of-edge-rushers-among-prospects-with-most-to-gain/ 2023 Senior Bowl: Max Duggan’s draft stock could slip, a trio of edge rushers among prospects set to win the most