Senior Bowl 2021 Game Day
Draft Insiders’ Staff
The 2021 Senior Bowl game is here with an interesting roster of pro prospects who completed the week of practices, physicals and interviews. The All-star classic worked through the global Pandemic with a slightly condensed schedule that started on Tuesday with the weigh=in and practices that continued thru Thursday. Director Jim Nagy assembled a quality larger roster of 135+ athletes in the event of any opt outs of the invited. The week went well setting the stage for the game Saturday at 2:30 pm Est on the NFL Network.
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Senior Bowl Game Day
Look for QBs, Jamie Newman and Ian Book will get extensive playing time especially after Mac Jones sustained a foot injury. Jones had an outstanding week of practices, but probably sits out the game.
Runners Larry Roundtree, Michael Carter and Rhondae Stevenson may not be household names, but should be featured here and given a chance to display their natural talent and capable of being impact playmakers Saturday. Carter is a well rounded back who can be a difference maker here.
Wideouts Frank Darby, Shi Smith, Josh Palmer and D’Wayne Eskridge are expected to be featured in the passing game. Darby and Eskridge were impressive over the practices and can be impact performers here. TEs Hunter Long, John Bates and Tre’ McKitty had strong practice sessions and could be featured in the passing game. They elevated their stock this week.
The NFL Draft 2021 could provide many defensive front seven prospects and this game features several impact pass rushers. DE Jonathan Cooper, Quincy Roche, Patrick Jones and Daelin Hayes showed a burst off the edge in practices and look to continue in a game with features no blitzing backers. Cooper is primed for a huge effort and created continuous havoc in matchups. Look for edge rushers, Jones and Roche to provide impact as outside rushers and possible difference makers in this game.
Linebackers, Chazz Surratt, Jordan Smith and Baron Browning made big plays in the practices. Surrant showed speed, instincts and playmaking ability this week. Look to them to be in the action throughout the contest to be the stars on their units. Corners Aaron Robinson, DJ Daniel, Ambry Thomas and Thomas Graham, displayed well developed coverage skills in the practices. They hope to prove NFL ready with a strong game performance that should elevate their stock. Safeties Richie Grant and Divine Deablo had strong weeks. Grant showed excellent range and versatility while Deablo displayed strong tackling.
This will be the final real football action in these prospects for the year with the offseason workout portion of the NFL Draft process hitting problems with both the NFL Combine and school Pro Days significantly curtailed if not completely closed out due to the Pandemic.
Senior Bowl Players to Watch
7 Newman, Jamie QB Wake Forest 6027 235
12 Book, Ian QB Notre Dame 6000 210
10 Jones, Mac QB Alabama 6025 217
7 Carter, Michael RB North Carolina 5077 202
34 Rountree, Larry RB Missouri 5106 216
29 Stevenson, Rhamondre RB Oklahoma 5115 227
84 Darby, Frank WR Arizona State 6001 194
1 * Toney, Kadarius WR Florida 5111 189
3 Rodgers, Amari WR Clemson 5094 211
13 Smith, Shi WR South Carolina 5100 186
85 Palmer, Josh WR Tennessee 6012 210
1 Eskridge, D’Wayne WR Western Michigan 5091 188
4 Collins, Nico WR Michigan 6042 215
10 Felton, Demetric WR UCLA 5085 189
16 Surratt, Sage WR Wake Forest 6025 215
83 Granson, Kylen TE SMU 6021 242
87 McKitty, Tré TE Georgia 6041 247
80 Long, Hunter TE Boston College 6051 254
87 Bates, John TE Boise State 6055 259
55 Hudson, James OL Cincinnati 6043 302
71 Meinerz, Quinn OL Wisconsin-White 6032 320
56 Anderson, Jack OL Texas Tech 6046 309
73 Banks, Aaron OL Notre Dame 6053 338
75 Radunz, Dillon OL North Dakota St 6055 304
9 Basham, Carlos DL Wake Forest 6033 281
90 Jones, Patrick DL Pittsburgh 6044 264
55 Roche, Quincy DL Miami 6027 243
56 Hubert, Wyatt DL Kansas State 6026 265
0 Cooper, Jonathan DL Ohio State 6026 254
9 Hayes, Daelin DL Notre Dame 6036 261
49 Graham, Ta’Quon DL Texas 6030 290
50 Surratt, Chazz LB North Carolina 6014 227
22 Smith, Jordan LB UAB 6061 255
55 Browning, Baron LB Ohio State 6031 241
31 Robinson, Aaron CB Central Florida 5114 190
14 Daniel, DJ CB Georgia 5115 183
23 Rochell, Robert CB Central Arkansas 5117 195
1 Thomas, Ambry CB Michigan 5117 189
4 Graham, Thomas CB Oregon 5104 193
25 Nasirildeen, Hamsah SAF Florida State 6031 213
26 Webb, Mark SAF Georgia 6013 210
27 Grant, Richie SAF Central Florida 5115 200
27 Deablo, Divine SAF Virginia Tech 6033 226