Senior Bowl standouts: 5 players that boosted their 2022 NFL Draft stock

Malik Willis, Liberty Flames. (Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports)
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Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina Gamecocks
Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina Gamecocks. (The Tennessean) /

These five players really helped themselves with their 2022 NFL Draft stock after a great week down in Mobile for the Senior Bowl.

It is not officially draft season until the college football and NFL worlds collide down in Mobile for the Senior Bowl.

What makes this annual event in Alabama so compelling is players who have day two or day three draft grades are able to help themselves out with a great week. It allows small school guys to compete against the big boys, as well as players to truly introduce themselves to the NFL scouting world on an even playing field. This game is big, but the practices are what matter the most here.

Here are five players who turned enough heads in Mobile to see their 2022 NFL Draft stock soar.

Senior Bowl: 5 players who really elevated their 2022 NFL Draft stock

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. DE. South Carolina Gamecocks. Kingsley Enagbare. 5. player. 850

Kingsley Enagbare could be a second-round pick after a strong week in Mobile

While it was a tumultuous run for the South Carolina Gamecocks when Kingsley Enagbare was in school, the talented defensive end ended his college tenure on a high note. Not only did the Gamecocks go bowling in their first year under head coach Shane Beamer, but he got to take the inaugural mayo bath after winning the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. Enagbare was already a top-100 pick.

At 6-foot-4 and 265 pounds, the South Carolina defensive lineman asserted his dominance in the early part of this past week’s practices. While the Gamecocks have had a strong track record of edge players coming out in recent years, he may have done enough to merit being a high day-two pick instead of a lower one. Enagbare could be some team’s second-round pick in the NFL Draft.

Even amidst coaching turmoil, Enagbare remained a productive player while at South Carolina.