Monday, January 31st
As we await the official measurements we wanted to take a look at some of the players who are the most intriguing at this year’s Senior Bowl.
There seems to be a six-pack of quarterbacks in the 2022 NFL Draft who are drawing the most interest. On the National Team, we have Kenny Pickett of Pittsburgh, Desmond Ridder of Cincinnati, and Carson Strong of Nevada.
Meanwhile, on the American Team, we have Malik Willis of Liberty and Sam Howell of North Carolina. Rarely will you find this many top quarterback prospects together in Mobile. As we proceed this week, it will be fascinating to see how the men separate from the boys.
Devin Lloyd LB, Utah
Many draft scouts believe that Devin Lloyd is the top linebacker in the class. Some have gone as far as to suggest that Lloyd can be a Top 10 selection. Will Lloyd be able to set himself apart on and off the field?
Roger McCreary CB, Auburn
Roger McCreary stands out head and shoulders above his contemporaries at the cornerback position. McCreary has 1st round film and is likely heading for a Top 25 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Loaded Defensive Line Class
Both teams have 1st and 2nd-day prospects littered on their defensive lines. For the National Team, Logan Hall of Houston and Arnold Ebiketie have been creating some buzz lately and could continue their momentum if they perform well here. On the American Team, I look forward to watching Jermaine Johnson II out of Florida State and Phidarian Mathis out of Alabama–both players are making a case for 1st round consideration.
Big Uglies Up Front
The National Team has some monstrous offensive line prospects in Daniel Faalele out of Minnesota, Bernard Raimann of Central Michigan, and Trevor Penning of Northern Iowa. Faalele is a freak show at offensive tackle–no human that big should be as agile as he is. Raimann and Penning, despite their small school profiles, have a ton of momentum and are making their case for 1st round status.
There are playmakers all over on both rosters. Who steps up and outshines the rest? Keep an eye on Jahan Dotson from Penn State, Romeo Doubs of Nevada, and Jalen Tolbert of South Alabama.
Deep Tight End Class
The 2022 draft class may not have a Kyle Pitts or Pat Freiermuth type of talent, but there are several key players to keep an eye out for. Trey McBride of Colorado State, Jeremy Ruckert of Ohio State, and Isaiah Likely of Coastal Carolina can all ascend to the top of the tight end class.