College football’s best were in Mobile, Alabama for the annual Reese’s Senior Bowl. Here are five players that improved their NFL Draft stock.
Over the last week, the NFL world gathered in Mobile, Alabama for the Reese’s Senior Bowl. The annual all-star game features the countriest best graduated players from college football. It stands as a showcase for them to compete with others throughout the week. More importantly it gets scouts and front office personnel an up close look at them, possibly for the first time.
While the game itself may be the cherry on top of the week, the main attraction is the practices. A full week of practices, run by NFL coaches, put these young men to the test. We got to watch 1-on-1 drills featuring offensive lineman bulldozing defensive lineman. We saw receivers make defensive backs look silly while getting off the line. More importantly we witnessed how these players respond to NFL coaching.
The results of the game, in the grand scheme of things, matter very little. Still, the North side won decisively 34-34.
Highlights from the game include Duke quarterback Daniel Jones leading the North squad to two touchdowns (one rushing and one passing). Jones was receiving mixed reviews after practice but the game helped his stock. His game performance only masked what was a tough week of practice for the former Blue Devil. This was supposed to be a stage for him to shine but he did not live up to the bill.
Andy Isabella of UMass continued his strong week into the game with a Most Outstanding Player award for his seven receptions for 74 yards and a score. He looked the part of a dominant slot receiver in the NFL with his quick routes and speed out of breaks.
Defensively, all star games are always tough. The North side defensive line showed some promise though with their ability to get to the South quarterbacks eight times. There was talent in Mobile and some of these players will hear their names called very early.
After a week’s worth of practices and a full game, here are five players that improved their stock for the 2019 NFL Draft.