Last week the nation’s top Seniors all flocked to Mobile, Alabama to take part in College Football’s most prestigious All-Star game; The Reese’s Senior Bowl. Every season some prospects raise their draft stock in Mobile while some hurt theirs. This year was no different. Here are some of the winners and some of the losers from the past week in Mobile.
Van Jefferson, WR, University of Florida: Jefferson showed his coach’s son background with his technical and precise route running. Jefferson was a day three going in to the week, but he came out with a chance of hearing his name called in the back of the second round.
Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn University: Davidson was considered an edge prospect until he showed up to Mobile at 297 pounds. After a great day of one-on-one’s he is now in the discussion to be a first round pick at defensive tackle.
Adam Trautman, TE, University of Dayton: Trautman had great interviews, he kind of has that Gronk, George Kittle, Travis Kelce type personality to him. He also showed great route running, and ability after the catch. But, his most valuable trait is his ability as an in-line blocker.
Troy Pride Jr., CB, University of Notre Dame: The Wide Receivers were definitely the dominant group this week, but Pride stood out in a weak CB class. He was physical and battled with the receivers every rep. He should be a day two guy as long as he tests well.
Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor University: Mims is a big-bodied guy who showed that he can also run in Mobile. He does an excellent job of getting a clean release and then stacking the DB. He should be a day two pick and an early contributor in the NFL.
Nick Harris, Center, University of Washington: Harris weighed in light (292), and he played light all week. Everyone knew his strength was a zone blocker, but he showed no anchor in pass pro and consistently got driven back. Went from a top 50 player to maybe falling to the later rounds.
Jalen Hurts, QB, University of Oklahoma: Jalen’s athleticism stood out, but he showed the same struggles with getting through his progressions that he has always had. He improved throughout the week, but he was still light years behind Justin Herbert and Jordan Love.
Austin Mack, WR, Ohio State University: Mack was a late invite and did not have much draft love to begin with, and he definitely doesn’t have it now. He struggled to get open consistently against a weak field of DB’s. The few times he did get open and targeted resulted in drops. Mack should be considered undraftable.
Raekwon Davis, DL, University of Alabama: Davis is a loser this week simply because he backed out. Davis had a lot of hype after his 8.5 sack sophomore season and he has only regressed since then. He has went from a round one guy to a fringe top 100 pick possibly.
Trevon Hill, EDGE, Miami University: Hill was supposed to be one of the better speed rushers in Mobile. Instead, he showed he actually lacked athleticism. On top of that, he could not turn a failed speed rush into a power rush. He really just doesn’t have the tools to be an NFL pass rusher.