On Tuesday morning we had the weigh-in at the Senior Bowl. Here are some things that stood out to me.
TCU pass rusher Josh Carraway listed at 6-4, 250, but acutally measured in at 6-3, 241. He is cut and in terrific shape, but that’s small for a pass rusher. Even some 3-4 teams will be turned off by that build. Teams with an open mind will focus more on his explosive burst than his lack of size.
CB Corn Elder (great name) measured in at 5-10, 179. That is small for a guy who is a hitter and tackler. He plays bigger than his size, but he will need to bulk up for the NFL.
Evan Engram was a TE/WR tweener at Ole Miss. He measured in at 6-3, 236, almost 10 pounds heavier than expected. He needed that size to play either TE or H-back.
Gerald Everett, another pass-catching TE, measured in smaller than expected. He was 6-3, 227. He does have a good frame and looks like he could add some bulk. He is in excellent shape.
Tony Garcia is the top OT prospect in Mobile. He came in at 6-6, 293. You’d like him about 10 pounds heavier, but his frame can carry that easier. His arm length is 32 7/8 inches. Usually you want a LT at 33 or more, but that’s close enough for such a gifted blocker.
DE Daeshon Hall measured in at 6-5, 263. That is excellent size for him. His arms are just under 35 inches long, which is terrific for an edge rusher. He can get his arms into blockers and keep them off his body.
My favorite player in Mobile is Tanoh Kpassagnon, the DE from Villanova. He is huge at 6-7, 280. His arms are 34 7/8 inches long. His reach is 84 1/2 inches. That is freaky big. Some teams are going to love this guy.
Forrest Lamp did not have such luck with his arms. He is 6-4, 305 and has a solid build. But his arms are just 31 1/8 inches. That is a key reason teams project him to OG.
RB Donnel Pumphrey is a small RB, but he came in at only 5-8, 169. Yikes. That will hurt him. He needed to be up in the 180-185 range.
WR/PR Ryan Switzer listed at 5-10, 185, but only measured in at 5-8 1/2 and 179 pounds. That’s not a huge deal for him because he is a natural slot receiver and gifted return man.
BYU runner Jamaal Williams shrunk from his listed size of 6-2, 220 down to 6-0, 211. That’s still solid size, but one of his selling points was the fact he was a bigger back.
Southern Cal OT proved to be just as huge as expected, 6-8, 361.
Vince Biegel, the star 3-4 OLB from Wisconsin, measured in at just 6-3, 242. I don’t think 4-3 teams will have much interest in him. 3-4 teams will want him to bulk up.
Toledo RB Kareem Hunt was supposed to be 225 pounds, but measured in at 5-11, 208. He is still an impressive runner, but it was hoped he would be bigger.
Desmond King came in at 5-10, 206. Some will wonder whether the Iowa star should shift to S instead of playing CB with that size. I still like him at CB.
Notre Dame DL Isaac Rochelle is 6-4, 282. He could play 4-3 DE or DT. He could also play 3-4 DE.
Toledo TE Michael Roberts is 6-4, 261. His hands measured 11 5/8 inches, the biggest of any Senior Bowl prospect. Those are some huge hands. No wonder he was such a good Red Zone target (16 TDs). Just get the ball near him…