7 prospects who stood out the most in the Senior Bowl
The road to the NFL Draft began in Mobile, Alabama this weekend after several days of impressive practice, college football’s top senior players put in the full performance as Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder led the way. national team to a 20-10 win over Team USA.
Ridder threw two touchdowns that day and the Boye Mafe-led national team recorded eight sacks in the exhibition game.
Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett was 6 of 6 passing for 89 yards and a touchdown while only playing the first quarter, while Liberty’s Malik Willis led all game rushers but had moments when he struggled as a passer, amassing just 11 yards.
With three first-round picks, the Eagles will have the opportunity to amass talent on both sides of the ball and here are the seven prospects who stood out the most on Saturday.
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The Golden Gophers passing thrower can do it all from the linebacker position or as a defensive end. Mafe led the Senior Bowl statistically, recording two sacks, a forced fumble and three TFLs.
Boye Mafe of Minnesota’s superb week continues
Band bag 😈 pic.twitter.com/Nyr7eKDIb7
— The CFB transfer portal (@TPortalCFB) February 5, 2022
— Brandon Robinson (@BRobNFL) February 5, 2022
An active linebacker, Muma led all Senior Bowl entrants in tackles with 9.
This is my first exposure to Wyoming LB Chad Muma (#48 middle) and needless to say I’m intrigued.
—Nick Price (@PriceCheck3) February 2, 2022
If Howie Roseman can’t lure Tyrann Mathieu to Philadelphia via free agency, then Pitre would be the next best thing.
A versatile safety who can cover in the slot, Pitre is just what the Eagles defense needs to take the next step.
All the Bears are playing today. Jalen Pitre blowing up a screen with his instincts is no surprise. pic.twitter.com/aqI3SvOEL1
— Colt Barber (@Colt_Barber) February 5, 2022
If Philadelphia chooses to replace Brandon Brooks via the draft, Johnson is another player capable of playing guard or center. One of the elite performers of practice week, Johnson plays with a bad streak.
Boston College G/C Zion Johnson (@_ZJ77) was named Reese’s 2022 Senior Practice Player of the Week. This is an overall Game Week honor given to a position player on both the U.S. and National rosters. #TheDraftStartsInMOBILE™️#Best of the best pic.twitter.com/W61G0rU8ED
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) February 5, 2022
An FCS-level tackle machine, Andersen improved his stock in the Senior Bowl, showing his ability to be athletic in the passing game.
—Victor Flores (@VictorFlores406) February 5, 2022
A strong, athletic and tough linebacker, Tindall also showed his ability to read and diagnose plays this week. Tindall was active against the run and played with great instincts against the game.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 5, 2022