Senior Bowl Day 2: Winners and Losers

01/24/2018
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As the cold breeze swooped in at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, future NFL stars were perfecting their crafts and going through the basics. Day two of the Senior Bowl got underway with Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield taking hand-offs from each other. To clarify, quarterbacks were going through position drills and not doing these during the team portion of practice. Offensive linemen and defensive linemen beat each other up in 1-on-1 drills.

Once the team portion got underway, Baker Mayfield was firing in passes left and right. He really solidified himself as the top quarterback on the field, without question. Josh Allen is who he is. He didn’t struggle with everything that was thrown his way. His arm is strong and he looked comfortable with his pocket mobility. Tanner Lee looks lightyears away from being a draft-worthy prospect. He missed a ton of throws, looked like he was rushing through his progressions, and even struggled with his footwork. All together, Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen are the talks of the town, and rightfully so; they’re the two best quarterbacks here. Aside from the quarterbacks, let’s take a look at some of the winners and losers from the other positions on day two of the Senior Bowl:

Winners of Day Two

  • Poona Ford – DT from Texas
    The versatility of the defensive tackle that’s only 5’11 and 304 pounds is very promising. Playing all over the defensive line is a positive sign. He was fast off the ball, created separation, and trusted his technique. He was crushing the day with his pass rush moves and found plenty of ways to penetrate the backfield. Whether it was just the standard post-club-rip or go outside to inside with a club over back to the inside, his motor was running high today and he looked hungry.

  • Isaiah Wynn – OG from Georgia
    It’s amazing to me that Isaiah Wynn played left tackle at Georgia. He was eating everything inside today and looked fantastic. He’s fierce with a great punch and has the lateral quickness to hold his own in pass protection. His hands are constantly inside and he looks the part of a starting NFL guard. At this point, Wynn is going to emerge from the Senior Bowl as a top-50 player, if he hasn’t already.
  • Michael Gallup – WR from Colorado State
    One receiver that has been consistent thus far has been Michael Gallup. Today, he looked very smooth in his routes, good hands, and attacks the ball nicely. He caught a couple of passes from Baker Mayfield today, and it just looked like it was meant for Sundays. Don’t be sleep on the productive receiver out of Fort Collins; he’s the real deal.

Losers of Day Two

  • Harrison Phillips – DT from Stanford
    There were times today that Phillips looked stiff and just couldn’t get any leverage. He’s going to be a player that consistently gets combo blocked and reached by an offensive lineman. That happened several times today and Phillips was losing ground quickly. He doesn’t have any real pass rush moves, but he’s got the power to trust his bullrush. That’s part of the problem, though. He relies too much on his power and hasn’t established a true pass rush.
  • Marcus Davenport – DE from UTSA
    Going into this day, I was fully expecting Davenport to tear it up. Unfortunately, nothing stood out to me. I actually came away disappointed for a variety of reasons. He was mistiming the snap and jumping early. He was playing too high and wasn’t being active with his hands. While he created separation for himself with his reach, he wasn’t penetrating the way I thought he would.

Sleeper of Day Two

  • Garret Dooley – EDGE from Wisconsin
    When I made my way over to the defensive ends from the North practice, I instantly saw Garret Dooley. He stood out to me from an athletic standpoint. He’s very fluid and operates really well in space. Moving off the edge, Dooley has the length, bend and burst to succeed at the next level. Today was a nice day for him on displaying those skills, and I think he’ll only build off of it.
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