Saints draft efforts start in Mobile at Senior Bowl
The NfL Draft process starts in Mobile, Alabama at the Senior Bowl, played January 25th at Ladd Peebles Stadium.
The final rosters for the teams will not be complete until the college season is completely over. LSU cornerback Kristen Fulton, a possible first round selection, has committed to attend. They would love to get a commitment from quarterback Joe Burrow but that’s highly unlikely. Regardless, it will be a valuable week of practice leading up to the game for players and talent evaluators alike.
The quarterbacks committed to the Senior Bowl so far are Michigan’s shea Patterson, Utah State’s Jordan Love, Colorado’s Steven Montez, Washington State’s Anthony Gordon plus another big name, first round projection Justin Herbert from Oregon. One could experience what quarterback Josh Allen did two years ago coming from Wyoming when he dazzled with his big arm and athleticism to end up going seventh overall.
Some players to watch are pass rushers Jonathan Greenard of Florida, Mardon Davidson of Auburn and Terrell Lewis of Alabama.
There are some top running back prospects including Utah’s Zack Moss, compared by some scouts to the Texans starter Carlos Hyde. Baylor’s Jamycal Hasty and Arizona State’s Eno Benjamin are also going to Mobile.
The wide receivers include Arizona State’s Brandon Alyuk, who had 1192 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in 2019, and slot receiver Delvin Duvernay, who needs to improve his route running but caught 103 passes in 2019. Antonio Gandy-Golden from Liberty is smaller school to keep an eye on as well.
Cal defensive lineman Evan Weaver, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, and Utah’s interior lineman Luki Fotu will team with Javon Kinlaw, a hard-nosed lineman from South Carolina.
The safety position has a player to watch from Lenoir-Rhyne, Kyle Dugger, who at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds can play in the box but also has good ball skills in pass coverage.
I will report on the Senior Bowl practices so stay tuned for that on CCS.
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