The 2020 Senior Bowl bought together some of the best talent that college football has to offer. Which three players improved their NFL draft stock?
Saturday afternoon saw the climax of an enthralling week in Mobile with the 2020 Senior Bowl. In a game that saw Justin Herbert cement his status as one of the best quarterback’s in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, the North team coached by the Detroit Lions comfortably defeated the South team 34-17.
The game itself is just a small part of what makes the Senior Bowl so important as a shop window for draft eligible players. The week of practice spent in front of NFL front office staff is equally, if not more, important to a player’s draft stock.
“It’s the ultimate stage. If I were able to play in the Senior Bowl, I’d jump all over it” – John Schneider (Seattle Seahawks GM).
The importance of playing in the 2020 Senior Bowl to a player’s draft stock can be seen with some simple statistics from previous editions of the game.
The 2019 Senior Bowl featured 93 players that would go on to be drafted to the NFL. Of those, 40 were taken in the first three rounds. Both figures were the second most in Senior Bowl history.
The 10 first round picks were the most since the 2011 edition. It’s a testament to the increasing importance playing the game as on the ability to be drafted.
Justin Herbert’s MVP performance in the 2020 Senior Bowl has undoubtably raised his draft stock.
He’s likely to become the latest MVP to be drafted in the first round, joining players such as Daniel Jones (Duke), Philip Rivers (NC State), and 2014 MVP Dee Ford (Auburn) who will play in the Super Bowl this week for the San Francisco 49ers.
So who else raised their NFL Draft stock in Mobile this week?