Senior Bowl: Who stood out in the game?

01/26/2019
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MOBILE, Alabama – After a quick 9-0 start for the South team in the first quarter, the North proved its dominance finishing on a 34-15 run to claim the win. With a 491-yard offensive performance, the North squad ran 83 plays with a 30-21 first down edge. Tony Pollard (Memphis) led all rushers with 60 yards finishing with one touchdown. Tyree Jackson (Buffalo) had an impressive outing hitting 13-of-21 passes for 165 yards with two touchdown tosses. To no surprise, Andy Isabella showed off his quickness and reliability leading all receivers with seven catches and 74 yards with one score. 

On the defensive side of the ball, Deshaun Davis (Auburn) and Terrill Hanks (New Mexico State) tied with eight tackles to lead all tacklers. LJ Collier (TCU), Jaylon Ferguson (Louisiana Tech), Charles Omenihu (Texas) and Khalen Saunders (Western Illinois) posted sacks on Saturday. Delaware defensive back Nasir Adderley had the game’s lone interception. 

A handful of players stood out this week, but here are a few that caught my eye on game day:

LJ Collier, DE, TCU
The one-year starter at TCU flustered the pocket showing a promising get off with some explosion to overwhelm his matchup. Collier led all defenders with two sacks along with a forced fumble. Though not showing the desired flexibility in his upper and lower halves, he still showed a promising burst off the edge to make an impact in the backfield. 
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Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson
Given the nickname Mr. Reliable, Renfrow did not disappoint. One of the more consistent practice players all week, Renfrow served as a safety blanket throughout the game. Snagging balls in the scramble drill or showing off his catch radius on inaccurate passes, his 7 2/3-inch hands didn’t haunt him in the game on Saturday. The Clemson standout finished with five catches for 63 yards. 
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Charles Omenihu, DL, Texas
Omenihu consistently bent the edge showing burst and flexibility to close in on the passer. All three of his tackles were near or behind the line of scrimmage with two for a loss including a sack. His forced fumble stemmed from a constant revved up motor as he closed in on Jarrett Stidham. Omenihu continued to show his strength and ability to convert power into speed followed up with technique.
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Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo
Hitting 62 percent of his passes on the day, Jackson led all passers with 13 completions and 165 yards while throwing for two touchdowns (West Virginia receivers Garry Jennings and David Sills V). Jackson’s first pass of the day was a 54-yard completion to Jennings which sparked a cheer from the crowd (drive finished with a Jennings touchdown catch from Jackson). Jackson showed poise under pressure keeping his eyes focused downfield executing a handful of improvisation throws. 
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Dexter Williams, RB, Notre Dame
Williams showed nearly his whole skillset in his 12 touches this afternoon. Displaying attractive explosiveness out of his cuts, Williams squeaked into the end zone doing just that. Williams’ explosive cuts and ability to hit top speed quickly is a skill that is tough, impossible, to teach. Being the most impressive running back throughout the week, Williams did not disappoint on game day despite finishing with a mediocre 39 yards on 11 carries (3.5). 
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Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College
If one wants to say that Lindstrom is the best overall offensive lineman in Mobile, I would agree. The Boston College guard dominated at the point of attack, showing off impressive technique. He continually shows the ability to anchor in pass sets keeping his body square to absorb any kind of power. One of the most consistent practice players all week, Lindstrom was one of the most dominant players in the game. 
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Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
Continuing the theme of improving every day, Risner did just that on Saturday. Hitting folks in the mouth with heavy hands and a jolt of power, Risner was rarely pushed off his base. The most impressive aspect of his game was finding ways to consistently win battles versus Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat. Risner kept the pocket clean not giving much leeway to anything that Sweat threw his way. 

Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State
Not keeping track of all his targets but it had to be in the double digits. McLaurin was a point of emphasis for the North Team quarterbacks being targeted on two end zone throws and a handful of intermediate routes. The Ohio State receiver showed his dynamic ability winning deep with an attractive release while also dicing up defenders in the shorter parts of the field. McLaurin finished with 53 yards on four catches. 
https://twitter.com/BradKelly17/status/1089277494866440192

Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois
One of the toughest guys to beat in a phone booth, Saunders accentuated his strength Saturday bullying past interior linemen. Not just a one-trick pony, Saunders displayed a swim move for a sack showing off his upper body quickness and creativity as a rusher. 

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Christian Page is a scout and writer for Cover1.net. His scouting experience dates back to 2015. Christian has a background of radio along with collegiate athletic department experience and corporate marketing.

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