Senior Bowl Rising and Falling: South Team
QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas:
-Wilson proved to be the South’s top QB this week by showing poise and awareness in the pocket, while also displaying a strong, accurate arm. In addition, he had nice footwork and touch on his throws.
RB Stepfan Taylor, Stanford:
-Taylor showed both good burst and vision this week in both the running and passing game. He didn’t show any weaknesses in his game this week, and Senior Bowl week has helped him rise up draft boards.
WR Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech:
-Patton may not be the most physical receiver in Mobile, but was very fluid, had nice awareness, strong hands and showed excellent quickness. While most scouts thought Terrance Williams was the #1 receiver on the South team, Patton made sure people took notice of him and is drawing more attention.
TE Mychal Rivera, Tennessee:
-Rivera may not wow you in any one area of his game, but caught the ball well this week and shown he has an upside.
OL Brian Schwenke, Cal:
-Schwenke showed a lot of nice traits this week that you look for in a lineman: technically sound, good anchor, nice feet, a little movement to block out in space. Solid lineman and had a good week in Mobile.
DL Montari Hughes, Tennessee Martin:
-Temporarily sidelined with an injury, Hughes still came back to practice and proved himself. At 6’4″ 328, he’s a force out there and it showed. He was in the backfield quite a bit and really finished plays well. Really impressed by his work ethic and dedication.
DB B.W. Webb, William & Mary:
-A small school standout that had a nice week. An all-around good defensive back that showed the ability to reroute receivers and not be fooled by double moves.
QB Landry Jones, Oklahoma:
-Jones came to Mobile with a lot to prove to scouts, and fell short of proving he could play well from under center and make progressions. His deep ball is pretty, but rarely on target. He excelled more in the short passing game, but if the 1st or 2nd read wasn’t there, he was in trouble.
OT Oday Aboushi, UVA:
-There were high hopes for Aboushi this week, but he seemed to struggle overall and looks to be falling down draft boards. Hopefully he plays better in game action Saturday.
LB Chase Thomas, Stanford:
-I was able to interview Thomas this week and liked his enthusiasm. Unfortunately his play this week didn’t match and wasn’t as high as most expected.
DB Bacarri Rambo, Georgia:
-Rambo had a poor week, as he would look good in individual drills, but struggle when going up against the receivers He was biting on the double move and really struggling in coverage all week.
DB Robert Lester, Alabama:
-Lester was a bit of a disappointment this week as he was inconsistent and while he didn’t necessarily struggle in any one area. He didn’t show dominance either.
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