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2024 Senior Bowl: Stock Up, Stock Down (National)

2024 Senior Bowl: Stock Up, Stock Down (National)
2024 Senior Bowl: Stock Up, Stock Down (National)

The 2024 Senior Bowl has finished after a long week of practice and a surprisingly entertaining game. Who were the standouts on the National side? Which prospects held steady and have some work to do to impress the front offices across the league?

You can find the American team stock report below

American Stock Up, Stock Down

Offense

Stock Up

Running Back

1. Marshawn Lloyd | RB | USC

Lloyd had an outstanding week, which led to him being awarded the top running back of practice honor by his teammates. He opted out of participating in the game itself after dominating the week. The former Trojan caught everything out of the backfield and ran well in team drills. Lloyd carried over his excellent form to Mobile from Los Angeles, that’s for sure. He’s locked in an early Day 3 selection, if not higher.

2. Breyvn Spann-Ford | TE | Minnesota

The former Minnesota tight end quickly separated himself as the best tight end in Mobile with three consecutive practices. He was the third-fastest tight end at the event, with a top speed of 17.04 MPH. Spann-Ford showcased his athletic ability with his solid hands more than the blocking he’s known for. His stock is definitely on the upswing after the week.

Wide Receiver 1

3. Ricky Pearsall | WR | Florida

Pearsall showed off his slick route-running ability in Mobile time after time, getting open on nearly every rep. He carried over his senior season performance to the practices and made several highlight-worthy receptions. The guy knows how to vary the spacing and timing of his routes to get open. Those types of receivers last a long time in the league. His stock is very high heading into the Combine and Pro Day. He was the fourth fastest receiver with a top speed of 20.45 MPH.

Wide Receiver 2 + 3

4. Brendan Rice | WR | USC

Rice had a great week of practice, outclassing several defensive backs with his routes and overall athleticism. He needed a productive week and got it in spades. He displayed proficient route running and strength on a few occasions. The draft stock of the GOAT’s son is trending north after that week he put up. He’s not the fastest but is productive in everything he does. He might be projected to be a Day 2 selection as he becomes his own man. Next Gen Stats recorded him with a top speed of 20.49, which was good for the third-fastest receiver.

5. Javon Baker | WR | UCF

Baker clocked the fastest time of the trio listed here, coming in at a scorching 20.99 MPH at top speed. He’s a playmaker that routinely beat defensive backs like a drum throughout the week in Mobile. While not in the class of a McConkey or Piersall, he’s an underrated route runner. He displayed many physical traits, such as size and speed, to beat defenders. He effortlessly created separation with smooth releases and deft footwork. The former Golden Knight receiver also had a good game, so the carryover is a good sign.

Offensive Line

6. Dominick Puni | OL | Kansas

The former Jayhawks tackle was underrated coming into the week and headed out of Mobile as a solidified top-five prospect at his position. He displayed a lot of tackle traits but can play guard as well. A strong mover, regardless of the situation. Puni was tried at center, guard, and tackle throughout the week and did well at all three positions. He possesses excellent footwork and powerful hands that lock onto the defender. Kansas might have a higher draft pick in football than basketball for the first time in many years.

7. Kingsley Eguakun | OL | Florida

The former Gators center had a great week to boost his stock in the early parts of the Day 3 range. He’s quick on his feet and has underrated strength in his game. He was the best center prospect in Mobile that wasn’t named Jackson Powers-Johnson. Next Gen Stats clocked him with a top speed of 15.35 MPH, so the 10-yard split at the Combine should be one to watch. Eguakun was the second-fastest offensive lineman in the category, which is evident on tape. The Florida prospect even showed off his guard versatility, which only helps his stock further.

Stock Neutral

TE + WR

1. Theo Johnson | TE | Penn State

Johnson handled his business and had a good week throughout the process. He was one of the better tight ends entering the week and left Mobile in the same state. The former PSU prospect showed off his hands and blocking ability consistently. He’s projected to be an early Day 3 selection after the week and could go higher with a good Combine and Pro Day. Johnson was voted as the best tight end in practice by his peers.

2. Roman Wilson | WR | Michigan

Wilson had a dominant week, quickly becoming the best receiver of a talented group. He won an overwhelming majority of his matchups. It was undoubtedly a highlight reel-fueled week for the former Michigan receiver. The receiver entered the process as a top-tier receiver and left the week as such. He correctly stood on his business. Next Gen Stats had him as the eighth-fastest receiver with a top speed of 20.07 MPH. His stock could see him selected on Day 2.

Offensive Line

3. Jackson Powers-Johnson | IOL | Oregon

JPJ entered the week as one of the top center prospects in the class and left Mobile as the best IOL, period. He was dominant for the first two days of practice before missing the third and the game due to an injury. The former Rimington award winner has seen his stock boosted more than any other interior lineman over the past year. Will he be the latest Oregon Duck to be drafted in the first round?

4. Kingsley Suamataia | OT | BYU

The former five-star recruit had a solid week and maintained his stock. While he didn’t have many “wow” reps, he was solid in every practice. A rock-solid left tackle is hard to find, and he is that and then some. He was initially projected as a Day 2 selection but had a good enough week to sneak into the first round if things fell right. Overall, it was a no-nonsense business trip for the former BYU man.

5. Taliese Fuaga | OT | Oregon State

Yet another highly touted prospect who entered the week with a tremendous amount of hype and lived up to it. Fuaga has been seen as an early to middle first-round selection prior, and he was great in Mobile. He did nothing to diminish his stock. He won most of his matchups with a strong base, quick feet, and excellent awareness against the pass rusher. While he played right tackle exclusively in college, he could play left tackle in theory. Stick him in on the right side and forget about it for a decade. He’s that good of a prospect.

Stock Down

1. Tez Walker | WR | UNC

Walker didn’t have the best week and needs a big Combine performance to offset it. He was the fastest receiver in Mobile, running a smidge over 21 MPH. He dropped several passes and lost several reps in the one-on-one drills. Can he recover in Indianapolis and become a Day 2 selection?

2. Jacob Cowing | WR | Arizona

Cowing didn’t have a bad week per se, but he didn’t have the best week, either. He came in significantly shorter than his listed height of 5’11, at 5’8. The size could limit him to a slot-only role at the next level. However, He has a lot of untapped potential with his athleticism and ball skills. It just wasn’t a good week when other receivers outshined him.

3. Ethan Driskell | OL | Marshall

Driskell struggled with the more considerable competition he faced in Mobile, looking lost at times. However, he did have a few flashes, but he needs a solid off-season process to recover some stock. If he can show that it was just a fluke performance, he can solidify his stock into the middle of Day 3.

4. Ladarius Henderson | OL | Michigan

Henderson came into the week needing to prove that he can provide tackle and guard versatility. He didn’t have a good week at tackle in the drills, but he was a solid one at guard. He’ll be a guard at the next level, and there’s nothing wrong with that. His stock is steady in the Day 3 range for the former Wolverine.

Defense

Stock Up

1. Adisa Isaac | EDGE | Penn State

Isaac is the latest in a long line of former Penn State EDGE freaks to make their way into the league. He had a great week in Mobile, showing the tape was authentic. One of his big pluses during the week was his run defense, where he shined. He won with a variety of moves, including power. A definite stock-up from the former Nittany Lions pass rusher. He’s working his way into the early portion of Day 2 range after the week he had.

2. Austin Booker | EDGE | Kansas

Another freaky EDGE prospect from Kansas, you say? Booker had an outstanding week, showing off various moves, including some power and a spin move that would make a ballerina jealous. He consistently won most of his reps against most blockers thrown his way. Practicing all season against another Senior Bowl standout, Dominick Puni must have helped him. His stock is likely in the Day 2 range now.

3. DeWayne Carter | IDL | Duke

The former Blue Devils lineman was understated throughout the process but flashed a lot when making plays. He’s been well-schooled by a defensive mind like former Duke head coach Mike Elko. A great week was had by him. A likely Day 3 selection with Day 2 upside potential. There’s a lot of love about his game.

Secondary

4. Quinyon Mitchell | CB | Toledo

Simply put, he was CB1 in Mobile. He was that dominant. Mitchell shut down nearly everyone and looked effortless in doing it. The former Toledo cornerback had outstanding days of practice and didn’t look out of place against more significant competition. He is a surefire first-round selection after his week in Mobile.

5. Evan Williams | S | Oregon

Williams was a sleeper prospect entering the proceedings in Mobile and left the week on a high note, snagging an impressive interception during the game. He was all over the place in coverage against the best of the best. Oregon utilized him in more of a box safety role, but he showed the traits of a free safety during the week. While he is a little smaller than the typical safety, he has some athleticism to offset that. He could be a LaMarcus Joyner type at the next level. The former Oregon safety will have to continue the excellent run of form at the Combine with good results.

Stock Neutral

EDGE + LB

1. Brandon Dorlus | EDGE | Oregon

The former Oregon standout did what he needed to solidify a Day 2 selection. He showed his versatility, pass-rush arsenal, and athleticism throughout the week. He’s a bit smaller for a three-man front but can succeed in various roles for a defensive line looking for numbers from anywhere. Dorlus led the Ducks’ surging defensive line this past season in sacks. A good Combine performance will seal up a likely Day 2 pick for him.

2. Laiatu Latu | EDGE | UCLA

Latu was Mobile’s most dominant EDGE prospect for either side, bar none. He was so good that he sat out Day 3, not needing to show any more of his talents. Coming into the week, he was the most technically proficient EDGE in the cycle, and it showed up in Mobile. The former Bruin leaves Mobile in the same place as he left it, a top-three ranking in his position. He has handled business and then some. He could be a first-round selection before it’s all said and done.

3. Cedric Gray | LB | UNC

Gray entered the week with a stock that was settling into Day 2 territory and practiced like it. He was all over the place, making play after play in every drill. The former Tar Heel linebacker has all the physical traits like speed and instincts to become an every-down ‘backer. He had a great week to solidify things and could sneak into the early stages of the second round with a good process. Coverage ability was outstanding in Mobile.

Cornerbacks

4. Khyree Jackson | CB | Oregon

Jackson is every bit of the 6’2 he came into the week as and played like it. He had a great week of practice, hardly losing a rep. He’s a prospect that’s on the rise with his physical traits. Teams love corners that have size like him. The former Ducks cornerback was well-schooled in the fundamentals by the Oregon staff. The sky is the limit as he gets more experience. Oregon may have another Day 2 selection to add to its sparkling football facility in April.

5. Max Melton | CB | Rutgers

Some graded Melton as a late Day 2 to early Day 3 prospect, and he left Mobile similarly. He was a consistent cornerback who didn’t stand out like a sore thumb, and that’s a good thing. The former Rutgers defender won his fair share of one-on-one reps while showing up during the team drills. He’s a sleeper prospect who can make a CB room instantly better at the next level. Watch for him next season. Next Gen Stats clocked him as the fourth-fastest defensive back with a top speed of 20.96 MPH.

Stock Down

1. Keith Randolph, Jr | IDL | Illinois

Randolph didn’t do enough in a relatively weak IDL class in Mobile to separate himself from the pack. He needed a great week to do so but didn’t do it. The former Illinois lineman did have some flashes but wasn’t consistent enough to merit a boost in his stock.

2. Gabe Hall | IDL | Baylor

Hall was the more consistent of the pair in this category, but in a similar vein to Randolph, he didn’t have enough wins in his reps. He’s still a good player with an up-and-down week, identical to his tape. His stock is middling at this point in the process.

3. Willie Drew | CB | Virginia State

Drew didn’t have the best week as a small school prospect, consistently losing most of his reps. He needed a more consistent week against bigger competition to prove himself worthy of a draft slot. It just didn’t happen for whatever reason.

4. Penn State DBs

Johnny Dixon and Kalen King were much-hyped prospects coming into the process, but both left with dings on their CV after the week. Both lost a few reps in a talented corner class in Mobile; that’s a recipe for a stock down. They need a bigger Combine and Pro Days to offset their Senior Bowl experiences.

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