Several SEC players began the process of helping their NFL Draft stocks with this week’s Senior Bowl practices, culminating in Saturday’s game.
According to NFL Draft analyst Mike Mayock, there are at least a few players who are off to a good start. In the post-Senior-Bowl analysis piece by NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread, Mayock identified several players that improved their draft stocks, including Alabama tight end O.J. Howard, Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram and LSU corner back Tre’Davious White.
Howard caught 4 passes for 39 yards before coming out of the game in the first half, and is already considered by many draft analysts as a first round pick. Mayock has him as high as a top-20 pick, while Mel Kiper Jr.’s first mock draft pegged him as the 32nd overall pick.
Engram had just one catch for 10 yards, while White did not play due to an ankle injury.
For a full list of SEC player stats from Saturday’s game, click here.
Also of note from Goodbread’s piece, former Tennessee QB Nathan Peterman, who played his last two seasons at Pitt after transferring, was compared to Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins by coach Pat Narduzzi, who also coached Cousins at Michigan State.