Senior Bowl Week has come and gone, and with it many of the players who made the trek down to Mobile have bolstered their draft stock. Thanks to Jim Nagy and his team, who did an excellent job providing film for media members who weren’t able to make the trip, I’m excited to share some of the guys who I fell in love with over the week.
In the weeks leading up to the event I took a look at 5 players who would be showcasing their talents. After going over the tape, it’s time to take a look at how the performances of Kenny Pickett, Daniel Faalele, Jalen Tolbert, Mario Goodrich, and Arnold Ebiketie affected their stock in this year’s NFL Draft.
Kenny Pickett’s play on the tape underwhelmed for what you’d hope from the possible QB1 in this year’s draft. While he showed the quick processing and ability to throw with anticipation that litters the tape from his time at Pitt he failed to answer many of the major questions which had been presented before his arrival. He skipped out on hand measurements due to a double-jointed thumb, he struggled with velocity and accuracy on day 2 in the wind and rain, and he showed a lack of ball security with multiple fumbled snaps. I don’t want to make it sound like Pickett had a bad week, because that certainly isn’t the case, as he was voted the top QB on the National Team and reportedly shined in interviews with teams, showing sharpness above the shoulders. We already knew Pickett was smart, and based on the roster, it shouldn’t be a surprise he was the best of his bunch. The problem lies in his inability to truly shine amongst the competition for a QB projected to be drafted as the savior of a franchise.