Senior Bowl 2023: Cutting-edge running back trio among prospects with the most to win, Max Duggan’s draft stock could drop

With prospects in the greater bowl, there’s never any question about going up against less than the best competition. The main event provides an incredible opportunity for prospects to showcase their skills against the best senior talent entering the NFL Draft. Without fail, every year, a handful of players climb boards while others see their stocks drop due to what happens on the field during practices and the game that takes place in Mobile, Alabama.

Who has the most to win this week? What about the most to lose? Let’s examine.

more to win

Keion White, EDGE, Georgia Tech

White is a big defensive end with flashes of a pass-rusher in the first round. But that’s about it: Consistency wasn’t a staple of his game at Georgia Tech. In the Senior Bowl, one-on-one battles between defensive linemen and blockers are all the rage, and they generally favor defenders given the space they allow. there to operate This event is primed for White to flourish and wow testers while he does, given his thickness, power, and talent for the craft.

Tyson Bagent, quarterback, pastor

This is a low quarterback class for the Senior Bowl. Period. That means Bagent, Shepherd’s Division II quarterback, has a terrific opportunity to grab the attention of some scouts and members of the media more than a lower-level quarterback would. At just under 6-3 and nearly 220 pounds, Bagent is one of Mobile’s biggest quarterbacks this week.

Dylan Horton, EDGE, TCU

Horton remarkably managed 48 pressures on just over 400 rush passes in 2022 despite predominantly running as a winger in a three-man front in TCU’s famed 3-3-5 defense. There weren’t many opportunities for a wide lineup for the sleek 6-foot-4, nearly 260-pound running back. In Mobile, Horton will have more opportunities to rush the passer, even 1-on-1, in a more classic sense. That one shot makes Horton an easy pick here.

Andrei Iosivas, WR, Princeton

Any Ivy League Senior Bowl participant will receive my endorsement in this section each year. Iosivas is precisely the type of prospect that makes the Senior Bowl such an incredible event. We know he’s shone against the Ivy League competition, as he’s had over 100 receptions and 1,600 receiving yards with 12 receiving touchdowns over the past two seasons. Now let’s see how he fares against NFL talent from the Power 5 conferences. At nearly 6-foot-3, 212 pounds with great vertical speed, Iosivas has NFL-caliber size and speed.

Andre Carter II, EDGE, Army

Carter was just as unblockable as Aidan Hutchinson in 2021. No doubt about it. Carter tallied 59 pressures on just 293 rush passes, which is a ridiculous 20.1% pressure build rate. Then, in 2022, defenses devoted a great deal of attention to it on the Army’s defensive line. Doubles and chips galore. Carter still generated a rush 13.2% of the time. At 6-foot-6 and 252 pounds with vines for arms, there’s a lot to like from a physical perspective with Carter. If he can collapse the pocket like he did in 2021, he’ll cement himself in the first round. He is that talented.

Evan Hull, RB, Northwest

Hull barely felt the limelight in 2022 on a 1-11 Northwestern side after a rocky 3-9 campaign the year before. But if wins aren’t a quarterback stat, then they certainly aren’t a running back stat. Hull is an absolute delight to watch on film. Sudden, jerky steps, exceptional vision, impressive contact balance and exceptional comfort at receiver: Hull’s game was tailor-made for the NFL in Evanston, Illinois. I’m looking forward to seeing him operate among top-tier talent in the Senior Bowl.

Luke Musgrave, TE, State of Oregon

Musgrave flies up, erupts, and explodes across the football field. Use any similar words you want. And he’s not one of those tall receivers masquerading as a tight end either. At over 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds, he has serious NFL tight end size. He appears in this part of the article because the Oregon State star only played in two games in 2022 due to a knee injury, from which he apparently made a full recovery because he participated, and demonstrated his blistering speed, over the first two days. . Mobile practice.

more to lose

Jammie Robinson, DB, Florida State

Robinson played a unique role as a safety linebacker at Florida State and looked tremendously fast on the football throughout his career with the Seminoles. At under 5-foot-11 and 194 pounds, he’s actually small for the safety spot, particularly if he’s going to move into the box at nickel linebacker or strong safety. Robinson will have to be very dynamic during teamwork and the game itself to provide some evidence to scouts and GMs that he can live in the box at the next level.

Max Duggan, quarterback, TCU

Duggan had a remarkable season at TCU; we all know that. He threw long balls on target all season and was arguably the toughest quarterback in college football in the open field or even in the pocket. He took many hits and continued to get up. He won’t necessarily be able to display his trademark sturdiness in the Senior Bowl, and at 6-foot-1, 204 pounds, the TCU icon doesn’t have the body normally thought to handle that kind of beating in the NFL.

Elijah Higgins, WR, Stanford

The Senior Bowl favors small, fast-twitch road runner extraordinaires, particularly in one-on-one drills between receiver and cornerback. Of course, during the practice week, there are no tackles to the ground. At 6-foot-3 and nearly 230 pounds, Higgins’ biggest selling point as a prospect is his great running back frame and the contact balance he displays off the catch. This isn’t really an event made for the type of him at receiver.

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