With the 2019 Senior Bowl officially complete, the TDN staff put their heads together to vote on the 2019 All-Senior Bowl team. This is not necessarily the players we believe are the best at their position overall, just the ones we believe played the best in Mobile.
QB – Drew Lock, Missouri
Analysis: In a weak group of quarterbacks, Lock showed off the ability to make the toughest throws while also impressing in the interview sessions.
RB – Ryquell Armstead, Temple
Analysis: Running backs are almost always quiet in Mobile, but Armstead’s vision and strength as a runner stood out. I think he’s an ideal target for running back needy teams in the mid-rounds.
WR – Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, Terry McLaurin, Ohio State, Penny Hart, Georgia State
Analysis: As impressive as a few other wideouts were, these three were nearly unanimous choices. Samuel might have been the best player at the event, while McLaurin and Hart put themselves squarely on the NFL’s radar with outstanding separation skills.
TE – Dax Raymond, Utah State
Analysis: After this week, Raymond shouldn’t be a secret any longer. He has the athleticism and speed to win vertically and the ball skills to make tough catches in traffic. Combine those traits with his above-average blocking, and Raymond should be a top 100 pick.
OL – Dalton Risner, Kansas State, Chuma Edoga, USC, Chris Lindstrom, Boston College, Garrett Bradbury, N.C. State, Ben Powers, Oklahoma
Analysis: Offensive line may have been the best position group in Mobile, but still selecting these five was fairly easy. Risner and Edoga dominated in pass protection most of the week, while Lindstrom and Bradbury consistently put people in the dirt. Powers wasn’t elite, but he held up well and outplayed his teammate Dru Samia.
DL – Daylon Mack, Texas A&M, Khalen Saunders, Western Illinois
Analysis: Two big boys grab the interior defensive line honors, with Saunders standing out for his hand usage and Mack for his power and mental processing against the run. Both are quality players who should be mid-round selections that contribute early for their teams.
EDGE – Charles Omenihu, Texas, Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
Analysis: Omenihu was the best edge defender in Mobile, from his pass rush moves and cornering ability to his excellent run defense. Sweat reinforced everything you see on his tape, but didn’t disprove the doubts about his lack of flexibility and athleticism.
LB – Terrill Hanks, New Mexico State, Bobby Okereke, Stanford
Analysis: Okereke surprised us with his play in Mobile, although admittedly linebackers can be tough to gauge with so little live tackling/pursuit. Hanks was physical despite those facts, while also showing high-end athleticism for an NFL team to build on for the NFL.
CB – Rock Ya-Sin, Temple, Lonnie Johnson, Kentucky, Mark Fields, Clemson
Analysis: Naming a standout from this cornerback group is tough, but these three were the most consistent throughout the week. Ya-Sin played the pocket well and showed off his athleticism, while Johnson and Fields made marked strides from their college tape to their performance in Mobile.
S – Nasir Adderley, Delaware, Marquise Blair, Utah
Analysis: Adderley didn’t have the best week in man coverage, but neither did any of the safeties in Mobile, very few of whom were used to matching up with speedy slot receivers. Where Adderley shown was in zone coverage, both deep and underneath, a place where he and Blair will look to make their living at the next level.