Reese’s Senior Bowl 2020 Live: After spending the week being put through pro-style practices and long-nights interviewing with NFL coaches and personnel executives, some of the NFL Draft’s most intriguing prospects will take the field in Saturday’s 2020 Senior Bowl. The annual all-star game featuring college football’s best senior draft prospects was heavy on offensive talent this week with the wide receivers stealing the show.
Kinlaw arrived to Mobile with much fanfare as one of the most dominant defenders in attendance and did not disappoint. After weighing in at 6-foot-5 and 315 pounds, Kinlaw proceeded to fly around the football field shedding blockers and moving with the kind of speed you’d expect from a fleet-footed outside linebacker.
During individual drills, Kinlaw’s elite bend was on full display, and he showed a repertoire of pass-rush moves, including a swim-move that will give opposing offensive tackles fits.
The practices of this event generally serve as scouting for the NFL draft, which begins April 23 in Las Vegas. More than 100 players were invited to play this Saturday, and some notable players include If we learned anything from the 2019 Senior Bowl, it’s that New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman certainly puts stock into it. Big Blue’s first-round pick, Daniel Jones, was the Most Valuable Player in the game last season and his performance might have put Gettleman over the top to take the Duke product at No. 6.
The Giants have several needs to address in what is a rebuilding project at this point. Jones could use help along the offensive line for both now and in the future, and a weapon at wide receiver wouldn’t hurt, also.
The South All-Stars host the North All-Stars at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., at 2:30 p.m. EST on the NFL Network. This is the last of the on-field college football action until the new season kicks off in August. The Detroit Lions coaching staff, led by head coach Matt Patricia, will be coaching the North, while the Cincinnati Bengals coaches, led by head coach Zac Taylor, were selected to coach the South.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Giants were a mess in the secondary, and creating pressure with a consistent pass-rush was once again an issue for Big Blue. If the Giants are going to successfully rebuild this team, Gettleman has got to make the most of his seven picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, and there’s a good chance some of those picks will be made based on what he sees in this year’s Senior Bowl.
Getting pressure was once again an issue for the Giants in 2019, as their 36 sacks ranked No. 22 in the NFL. On the bright side, Big Blue improved upon its 30 sacks from the 2018 campaign. Adding to the Giants’ overall sack woes, the team’s sack leader, Markus Golden, is a free agent this offseason and there’s no guarantee he returns.
With New York in the market for an EDGE once again, Terrell Lewis out of Alabama is a Senior to watch. In 10 games last season, the 6-foot-5, 252-pound linebacker totaled 31 tackles (11.5 for loss) and six sacks.
After spending the week being put through pro-style practices and long-nights interviewing with NFL coaches and personnel executives, some of the NFL Draft’s most intriguing prospects will take the field in Saturday’s 2020 Senior Bowl. The annual all-star game featuring college football’s best senior draft prospects was heavy on offensive talent this week with the wide receivers stealing the show.
Hill might have been the most impressive offensive player in Mobile. From the first one-on-one period of Tuesday’s practice, it was evident that Hill’s speed was going to be a problem for defensive backs this week and in the future. Early in Tuesday’s practice, Hill got Nebraska CB Lamar Jackson to bite badly on a double-move before streaking past him on a nine-route down the sideline and making an athletic catch as he fell out of bounds.