Senior Bowl week is over after the South squad’s 21-16 victory over the North team at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. With the dust settling, it is time to quickly react to what we saw in today’s game and examine which players have helped or hurt their draft stock. We’ll begin with the players who are starting to see their draft stock slide.
5. Denard Robinson, Wide Receiver, Michigan
Robinson was expected to struggle with his transition to wide receiver, but he showed no natural ability to catch the ball and his route running leaves a lot to be desired. There is no doubt that Robinson will be drafted, but he is clearly not a natural receiver and that could force him to slide in the the final few rounds of the draft.
4. Ryan Nassib, Quarterback, Syracuse
Nassib was believed to have a chance to be selected in the top ten of the 2013 NFL Draft, but he did not look sharp in Mobile. Scouts were not impressed with Nassib all week at practice, and he left a lot to be desired again during the game — which included throwing an interception. This is not the type of performance that Nassib wanted at the Senior Bowl, but you have to roll with the punches. He can make up lost ground at his Pro Day and the NFL Scouting Combine.
3. Ricky Wagner, Offensive tackle, Wisconsin
Wagner looked lost at the Senior Bowl. Nearly every time Wagner was lined up with a speed rusher, Wagner was beaten and beaten badly. Wagner also was holding on numerous occasions and did not show the footwork of a NFL offensive lineman
2. Nico Johnson, linebacker, Alabama
Johnson struggles in pass protection and team’s will not be lining up to select a two-down linebacker. There isn’t much more to add to Johnson’s report from practice. Struggle was the name of his game.
1. Landry Jones, quarterback, Oklahoma
Jones was horrendous during the game and had us all wandering how it was possible that he was considered a potential first-round pick at one point in the past. At this point, Jones looks like he will become a last day pick and could even go undrafted. There is no excuse for how poor of a performance Jones put on. The only ones that enjoyed that performance were his quarterbacking peers, because it took the spotlight off of them for their mediocre performances.