By Chris Aguilera, @ChrisJustJoking
Cooper Kupp WR 6'1ft 198lbs Eastern Washington #10
The massively productive receiver probably raised his stock the most out of any WR in this senior bowl. He was getting open at will, whether it was short, intermediate or deep routes. He had success at every level. Since he's white he'll get the lazy stigma of being a slot receiver only but Kupp is a complete receiver. He can line up both in the slot and on the outside. He isnt the smoothest athlete but his straight line speed will sneak up on DBs. He's a good route runner, sometimes gets a little too cute with all of the stutter steps but that's fixable. He's also able to make go up and make contested catches and also tough catches over the middle. He's a solid 2nd round recevier.
Taylor Moton OT/OG 6'5ft 330lbs Western Kentucky #72
The massive RT has drawn many comparisons to former Ravens Guard Keleche Osemele. Once you start watching him you can see he has incredible strength to drive defenders off of the ball in the run game. Ultimately he seems like he'll be a guard at the next level because he lacks the foot speed to handle speed rushers on the outside. Something else he'll need to work on is his initial punch when engaging defenders. Too many times he catches them instead of shooting his hands out. Moton looked really good in his 1on1 match ups this week at the Senior Bowl practices, showing great strength and movement skills for someone his size.
Dan Feeney OG 6'4ft 305lbs Indiana #67
Feeny is a player that could've came out last season and been a possible top 50 pick but wanted to come back to improve his draft stock. Unfortunately for him he suffered a concussion in the first game of his senior season, causing him to miss 4 games. Then when he came back he had to play some right tackle due to injuries on the team's oline. His arm length is really good for a guard and once he shoots his hands out he utizlizes that length by locking defenders out in pass sets. His ability to pull and get to defenders at the second level is one of his greatest traits as well, showing movement fluidity and awareness in space. Down at the Senior Bowl practices Feeney was by far the best blocker, constantly stone walling pass rushers. He even showed off his versitility and showed he can play center as well.
Desmond King CB/S 5'11ft 203lbs Iowa #14
King is one of the most highly decorated corners in the draft and shocked many when he decided to come back for his senior season. Going into the Senior Bowl King had some question marks on how he would do covering guys on deep routes and he struggled mightily. I believe the setting down at the Senior Bowl isn't the best place to showcase what king can do. It's believedthat he'll be better at safety in the NFL but I think in the right system he can be successful at corner. In short areas he's very good at mirroring receivers and anticipating throws. He doesn't have everything you want from a cornerback but the intangibles and leadership he brings is something every team wants.
Obi Melifonwu S 6'4ft 219lbs UCONN #20
If you only put a camera on Melifonwu's feet would think he was only 6ft with the amazing agility he has. At 6'4 and with the movement skills he has, he's pretty much a unicorn. As great as his physical traits are, he also trusts his reads and shows good instincts. He's a guy you can line up near the line of scrimmage, deep zone, man to man with TEs or even on man to man on bigger WRs. In one on one drills with WRs at the Senior Bowl he looked better than most of the corners there. He displayed the speed, agility and the ability to mirror receivers really well. With his performance at the Senior Bowl practices and solid combine, he'll certainly find himself in the 1st round.
Other Players To Watch
Kareem Hunt 5'11ft 208lbs Toledo #33
Zay Jones WR 6'2ft 2014lbs East Carolina #7
Jordan Morgan OG 6'3ft 313lbs Kutztown #77
Haason Riddick LB 6'2ft 237lbs Temple #57
Dawuane Smoot DE 6'3ft 255lbs Illinois #91
Rasul Douglas CB 6'2ft 203lbs West Virginia #13
Jourdan Lewis CB 5'10 188lbs Michigan #26
Donnel Pumphrey RB 5'8 169lbs San Diego St #19
Pumphrey is an extremely decorated collegiate football player, breaking Ron Dayne's all-time rushing record. At only 5'8 169lbs, Pumphrey's lack of size is concerning but there is no denying his talent. He shows great vision and really quick feet, two vital attributes a running back needs to be successful at the next level. His size will limit him as far as being an every down back but he is a guy that can contribute with 10 touches a game. Whether that's taking a hand off, catching it out of the backfield or lining up in the slot, he's a dynamic player that can cause some mis-matches.
Taywan Taylor WR 5'11ft 198lbs Western Kentucky #82
Taylor is a talented route runner that understands the nuances of the game within the game. From his feet to his head movements, he understands the subtleties of being able to set up a defender and get to his spot almost at will. Combine his route running ability with his speed and agility, makes him a nightmare for DBs to keep up with. He isnt the biggest guy in the world but you can see he has the functional strength, especially with his hand usage when DBs try to get physical with him.
Damontee Kazee CB 5'11ft 184lbs San Diego St #24
An extremely physical corner. Does a tremendous job in the run game and sacrificing his body to blow up blockers. Is quick with his decision making when reading the QB. He is one of the best read and react corners in this draft. Once he sees a play developing he uses his instincts to fly to his spot and cause disruption. One of the main knocks on him is his ability to keep up with defenders on deep routes. On the 1st day of Senior Bowl practice he struggled when he played off man coverage but settled down when he was able to play press and be more physical when the pads came on. Kazee will be an interesting prospect to monitor come combine time and see what he post on his timed work outs.
Justin Evans S 6'1ft 195lbs Texas A&M #14
Evans plays like a Tasmanian devil. He flies to the ball and is sometimes a little too eager to make a big hit. His over aggressiveness hurts him on many plays when he takes poor angles and over runs the ball carrier. It's easy to see he has the physical tools to be a really dynamic player. He's smooth in his transitions and breaks quickly to the ball with incredible burst. His ball skills are also top notch as well along with his return skills. I think Evans can be a gem in this draft as a single high safety and his practices at the Senior Bowl really put people on notice on how talented he his.
Other Players To Watch
Chad Williams WR 6'0ft 204lbs Grambling ST #84
Ryan Switzer WR 5'9ft 179 lbs North Carolina #13
OJ Howard TE 6'5ft 249lbs Alabama #88
Montravious Adams DT 6'3ft 308lbs Auburn #1
Daeshon Hall OLB 6'5ft 265lbs
Ryan Anderson OLB 6'2ft 253lbs Alabama #22