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2024 Senior Bowl Guide

2024 Senior Bowl Guide

The 2024 Senior Bowl is finally here, and FantasyPros will provide coverage all week. Thor Nystrom, Derek Brown, Mike Maher and Eric Froton will be on-site in Mobile, AL to cover all of the practices, press conferences and interviews. This page will be updated regularly this week with new articles, videos, interviews and live streams on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

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Senior Bowl Day 1 Coverage

It was a rough day for the quarterbacks in general. Bo Nix spent most of the morning session checking-down. Nix struggled in the rare instances he’d throw downfield, with several errant throws. Similarly, concerns we already had about Michael Penix Jr.’s game cropped their head during Tuesday’s morning session. When pressured quickly, Penix struggled to both make a quick-decision and then evade the first rusher. In college, you beat Penix by moving him off his spot. He looked like the exact same guy on Tuesday. Joe Milton was a human shotgun on Day 1, spraying scattershot bee bees all over the yard. Milton has a cannon for an arm, but no clue where the ball will end up once it leaves his hand.

Michigan WR Roman Wilson was one of the biggest winners from Tuesday’s practice sessions. Nobody could cover him. Wilson consistently separated in drills, providing the quarterbacks with easy completions. He looked both explosive and smooth, a hallmark of his film.

A 6’1/200-pound wideout from relatively unknown Southeast Missouri State, Ryan Flournoy was the heartbeat of the SE Mizzou St. wide receiver corps, reeling in 59-of-96 targets for 825 yards and seven touchdowns in just nine games this season. Despite being unheralded, Flournoy proved he belonged by bringing in an array of contested catches and clean routes that led to him having a major impact on the American Team’s offense.

USC RB MarShawn Lloyd showed off his slashing ability in running drills. And, encouragingly, he looked smooth as a receiver. Lloyd looked explosive while running mean. Day 1 had some surprising contact during team drills, which allowed the running backs to flash some of their physical attributes on runs, which is a Lloyd calling card. Where Lloyd opened some eyes big time was in the receiving game. Lloyd ran a wheel route to conclude practice, where he earned separation down the sideline against a defender and capped it with a nice basket catch.

Marshall RB Rasheen Ali looked a little bouncier on the practice field after a disappointing 2023.

Texas A&M WR Ainias Smith had a rough day. His quickness wasn’t enough to free him during one-on-one routes.

Georgia WR Ladd McConkey was easily the most impressive receiver on the American team during the afternoon practice session. He was gaining separation at will during one-on-ones and during the team session.

Senior Bowl Day 2 Coverage

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Utah S Sioni Vaki ran routes with running backs at the outset of Wednesday’s morning practice. Vaki was back deep prowling at safety for the defense in a team session 10 minutes later.

For the second-straight day, Missouri RB Cody Schrader was a winner. Schrader belongs. His athleticism has been a little better than advertised. Schrader’s passing-game work this week has also been better than we anticipated heading in.

Arizona WR Jacob Cowing is getting overpowered. After measuring in at 5’8/165, perhaps that isn’t a huge surprise.

Washington QB Michael Penix once again clearly displayed the best pure arm talent of all quarterbacks in attendance. The reps he struggled were the same as yesterday — when there was quick pressure.

Oregon QB Bo Nix had another down day on Wednesday. He wasn’t doing anything down the field, and his accuracy has been errant even in the intermediate range.

USC RB MarShawn Lloyd continued to boost his NFL Draft stock on Day 2 of practice. He routinely flashed the explosive play ability that is littered through his tape and allowed him to finish third and 18th in breakaway percentage over the last two years (per PFF).

There’s no other way to put it. UCF WR Javon Baker has been nondescript in Mobile. It hasn’t been a terrible week, but there hasn’t been much to write home about either.

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Senior Bowl Day 3 Coverage

Thursday is the third and final day of Senior Bowl practices. We started things off by asking Derek Brown how he thinks the quarterbacks have performed in Mobile this week.

Oregon QB Bo Nix had easily his best session on Thursday. After struggling each of the first two days – with wavering accuracy downfield leading to risk-averse checkdowns – Nix made several nice throws on Thursday. Perhaps he heard some of the criticisms floating around Mobile the past 48 hours.

USC WR Brenden Rice, who measured into the Senior Bowl at 6’2/212, said in a post-practice interview on Thursday that he intends to cut to 205 for the NFL Combine.

Arizona WR Jacob Cowing left Thursday’s practice limping. After briefly being tended to by a trainer off on the side, the cart was called for, and Cowing got a ride off the field. We’re awaiting news on his status – it appeared to be a right leg injury — but I would assume Cowing’s week is over. Disappointing turn after Cowing’s down week. He’s a stock-down guy.

The following players left the Senior Bowl prior to Thursday’s practices:

  • Marshall RB Rasheen Ali
  • Michigan WR Roman Wilson
  • Florida WR Ricky Pearsall
  • Oregon C Jackson Powers-Johnson
  • Washington State EDGE Brennan Jackson
  • Penn State CB Johnny Dixon
  • Toledo CB Quinyon Mitchell
  • Maryland S Beau Brade
  • Wake Forest S Malik Mustapha

South Carolina WR Xavier Legette left Thursday’s practice early with an undisclosed injury. He spent some time in the locker room. When he returned to the field, it was in shorts. It’s possible that we’ve seen the last of him this week.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that RB Rasheen Ali suffered a ruptured biceps tendon in practice. The injury will require surgery and comes with a 4-6 month recovery timeline. Ali is expected to be healthy for his rookie season in 2024. The hope is that he’ll be good to go for camp.

Tennessee QB Joe Milton’s scattershot nature and late trigger returned on Thursday to bite him in the butt. He tossed a pick in the red zone drills and looked pedestrian on other reps, having to opt to run on some plays as he didn’t progress through his reads quickly enough to peep open receivers.

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