1. Potential first-round talent in Mobile
Although many of the top prospects in the draft class are often underclassmen, among the seniors who could go in the first round, a handful are in Mobile this week.
LSU CB Kristian Fulton is considered by some to be the second-best cornerback in the class after Ohio State's Jeff Okudah. He doesn't have a lot of interceptions on his college resume, but he had 14 pass breakups this past season. He has to show improved technique this week after an up and down national tile performance, but he could sneak into the bottom of round one.
Oregon QB Justin Herbert did not have the senior season he wanted with the Ducks, but a good week in Mobile could solidify him as a mid-first round pick.
Houston OT Josh Jones is probably a second-round pick when it's all said and done, but if the agile and fluid Jones can perform consistently in pass pro drills in Mobile he could enter the late round one conversation.
South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw was a constant disrupter in the offensive backfield for the Gamecocks' opponents this past season. Once you see his 6-6, 310-pound frame, which has rare athleticism to match, you'll begin to understand why. A strong practice week could lock him into a first-round position.
Alabama OLB Terrell Lewis has battled injuries in his career, but his tailor-made frame (6-6, 250) and long arms make him a tantalizing prospect to rush off the edge. If more teams see him a universal pass rusher rather than just a 3-4 outside backer it could widen the pool of teams interested in him and make him a possible late first-round consideration.
2. Senior Bowl wide receiver prospects offer plenty of size
If you're an NFL team looking to add size to your receiving corps, Mobile is the right place to be this week. The list of invitees at the Senior Bowl at the receiver position offer tantalizing size and physicality.
Chase Claypool, Notre Dame (6-4, 229)
Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty (6-4, 220)
Jauan Jennings, Tennessee (6-3, 208)
Collin Johnson, Texas (6-6, 220)
Denzel Mims, Baylor (6-3, 215)
Michael Pittman Jr., USC (6-4, 220)
The ones who can demonstrate the most fluidity as athletes along with making plays in contested situations during this week's practices could put themselves in position to be a lock as a day two pick.
Each year, the Senior Bowl, held in Mobile, Alabama, gives NFL hopefuls another chance to showcase their skills. With the 2020 Senior Bowl taking place on Saturday, Jan. 25, take a look back at current Bills players during their time at the Senior Bowl.
3. Under the radar players to follow
Everyone loves an underdog and there will be some small-school prospects trying to make their mark this week. Here are a few to keep an eye on.
S Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois – 13 INTs, 6 FFs in his four collegiate seasons.
WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty – 3 straight 1,000-yard seasons and 32 TDs.
DE Trevis Gipson, Tulsa – 8 sacks, 15 tackles for loss and 2 forced fumbles in 2019.
TE Adam Trautman, Dayton – 916 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in his senior season.