Ourlads' scouts Dave Syversten and Hayden Russell attended the practices and came away with these observations on the players they observed. The players are listed by position and in general how the scouts ranked them for the week.
Bo Nix, Oregon: He will need to answer questions about his smoothness and accuracy when pressured. Unless his depth of target was under ten yards his accuracy was inconsistent. He did shine day three in the red zone with three straight touchdown passes, two of which were high-difficulty throws. He’s an impressive specimen and has some intangibles we won’t see at practice or on tape during the pre-draft process.
Michael Penix, Washington: Showed a slender frame, was erratic and inconsistent with his ball placement. The simple throws outside the hash need to be more automatic.
Michael Pratt, Tulane: An impressive specimen (6’2/213) has what looked to be the best mechanics of the group from top to bottom. Not coincidentally, he was the one who worked at it the most pre-practice all three days. The underrated athlete (1,387 career rushing yards and 28 touchdowns on the ground) turned that program around and according to a team scout “crushed” his interview with that team on Wednesday night.
Spencer Rattler, South Carolina: He checked a lot of boxes when it came to delivering the ball and showing vocal leadership traits. A bit undersized but weighing in at 219 pounds at 6’0” gave off Baker Mayfield vibes. His processing skills were questionable.
Joe Milton, Tennessee: We already knew Milton could sling it. When everything goes well, it is easy to get amped up about his ceiling. Simply put, he has a strong arm and is a better athlete than you might think at 6’5/235. This is a guy who will be hard to get to the ground. Ben Roethlisberger type frame.
Sam Hartman, Notre Dame: If nothing else, an entertaining player to watch. Brave and courageous in the pocket with some excellent deep completions but would follow them with poor accuracy and struggles to make things happen in the middle of the field.
Marshawn Lloyd, USC: Decent midsection with long legs and room for growth. He was the most consistent back when it came to running the ball. Notably quick feet and burst when he hits the second level to make defenders miss and then cover ground. His standout trait was his ability to jump cut laterally once in the open field. He had a few “wow” plays that caused a reaction in the stands. The aggressive nature to his movement gave off some Pacheco vibes. He made some catches outside the strike zone but also had some easy drops. His catch radius is small and he dropped too many over his career at USC/South Carolina. He needs to be more effective there.
Dylan Laube, New Hampshire: Intriguing combination of speed and strength. Powerful running back with an eagerness to fight for yards after contact. Notable receiving threat with good twitch and breakaway speed coming out of the backfield. Smooth hips, instincts, and soft hands make him a viable target in the passing game. His receiving skill got the invite from the FCS program, but we also liked how the stocky 210-pounder ran with the ball, displaying vision and burst.
Rasheen Ali, Marshall: Massive arms and well-built torso. He was the standout back from both teams on days one and two. His speed is real and there was exceptional fluidity and agility below the waist. Solid burst when he hit the 3rd level to turn it up a notch. Athletically, he was the most impressive back we saw down there. Unfortunately, a ruptured biceps tendon suffered in practice will require surgery and is likely to keep him out until the end of summer.
Cody Shrader, Missouri: Showed excellent quickness with precision jump cuts on the handoff to find a crease. Hustle player with consistent leg drive. Showed sharp cuts on choice routes out to the backfield. Extended speed a question.
Emani Bailey, TCU: After watching film, how he moves live confirms the belief we came away with from film study; he plays in fast forward mode. He does need to be more physical at the catch point as a receiver.
Ray Davis, Kentucky: After finishing third in the SEC in yards, yards per carry, and touchdowns among running backs in 2023 following his transfer to Kentucky, Davis looked like he could be the most complete back there. Patient behind the line-of-scrimmage waiting for lanes to open he show agility in traffic with fluid change of direction. Made some nice catches but there’s room for improvement as a receiving threat as he appears to lack the dexterity to make all the catches. He spent time working with the returners. Open field speed is average.
Michael Wiley, Arizona: Showed soft hands as a check down option in the passing game. You could see why he caught over 120 balls over his career. Did not show impressive quickness in individual drills. The practice tape watched at night showed off impressive vision and feel when running between the tackles. Also, a player we heard was extremely impressive in interviews.
Daijun Edward, Georgia: Tall with a well-built torso, strong midsection, and a muscular lower half. Explosive in the open field.
Isaiah Davis, South Dakota State: Excellent lateral agility and patience behind the line-of-scrimmage to allow holes to open up in zone blocking scheme and attack. Great vision and patience behind the line-of-scrimmage to find open running lanes. Good burst at the 3rd level to pick up yardage. Average physicality when hitting the hole.
Kimani Vidal, Troy: Small frame overall. Nice burst out of bags in individual drills. Low center of gravity helps him change direction fluidly. Adequate athleticism considering his size.
Roman Wilson, Michigan: He did not disappoint with a solid week. Quick release off the line-of-scrimmage. Shows creativity at the stem to separate quickly. Great snap on double moves. Shows the foot speed to play both outside or in the slot. Consistently got open during 7-on-7 and team. Top receiver at the Senior Bowl. Stature along with smaller hands and length will be analyzed but did not inhibit his play.
Ladd McConkey, Georgia: A very close second to Wilson for the week. He was everything as advertised. Made plays all throughout the week. Consistently open on intermediate routes. A light frame but makes up for it with his speed. Creative at the stem to win leverage. Great route-runner who is able to separate seamlessly. Ideally a slot WR; he will have difficulty withstanding physical cornerbacks on the perimeter.
Jamari Thrash, Louisville: An excellent route runner with quick feet and loose hips to run the full route tree without difficulty. Great speed on vertical routes to separate. Shows athleticism and processing speed to attack holes in zone coverage. Tough at the catch point and will win in contested catch situations despite his size. Another sub-six foot/sub-190 pounder excelled at getting off press coverage and snapping out of his breaks with deceleration and body control. Standout throughout the week.
Malachi Corley, Western Kentucky: Great muscle mass. Physical at the line-of-scrimmage when pressed. With a running back build and strong hands, he demonstrated ability to sit down and burst out of his breaks with aggression back toward the ball. Makes contested catches with good balance and strength. Coming from an offense that created so much of his production in the screen game, Corley proved he can run the route tree. A willing and physical blocker in space with proper technique. Made it a point to dominate his target as a blocker all week.
Javon Baker, Central Florida: Began his career at Alabama where he struggled to get on the field with an outstanding corps of receivers to compete with. In two seasons at Central Florida he blossomed, leading the team in receiving two straight years. His light, explosive footwork and coordination stood out on a frame that measured in at 6’1/208 – one of the biggest within the group. Thrived in red zone 1-on-1’s. Physical at the catch point with proper timing to get to the ball at its highest point.
Xavier Legette, South Carolina: Solid snap on underneath routes. Showed toughness at the catchpoint all week, making numerous contested catches while highlighting his strength. Times up his jumps well to high point the ball. Struggled getting off press. Needs to improve route-running at intermediate and deep levels. While he is not the most fluid and does not have the elite downfield speed, Legette showed flashes of being a matchup nightmare.
Jacob Cowing, Arizona: Decent muscle definition in his arms and midsection, skinny legs. Showed solid route running ability with quick feet in and out of breaks. Also made some difficult catches against coverage. Gets bullied in the slot by physical nickels. Needs to find ways to separate. Injured on Thursday and missed the game.
Ricky Pearsall, Florida: Won throughout the week with polished route-running and sufficient speed. Great torque on underthrown ball on slant route, adjusts around his frame to make catch.
Johnny Wilson, Florida State: Off the charts stature, massive for a wide receiver at 6-6. Consistently locked out defenders from the ball and used his catch radius to win contested throws.
Tez Walker, North Carolina: According to Zebra Technologies, Walker was the fastest offensive player according to GPA Data in Mobile. That checks out with him on film and in person. Great snap and twitch when breaking on his route to separate. A glider who takes long strides to accelerate quickly. Tough at the catch point and will win contested catch situations. Walker could end up as one of the more intriguing deep threats in the class
Luke McCaffrey, Rice: Made multiple incredible catches during the week and was able to get feet down in-bounds on the sideline. Uses all of his length to stretch out and make catches far outside of his strike zone.
Brenden Rice, USC: Muscular frame and physicality helps him fight through contact during route. Needs to develop his stem to separate rather than relying on strength. Stiffness in him when breaking on his route.
Jha’Quan Jackson, Tulane: The undersized (5’9/190) big play threat displayed an explosive trigger off the line to put vertical pressure on defensive backs with the ability to abruptly stop, put his foot in the ground, and come back to the ball. Separation came easy for him. Made multiple incredible catches adjusting his routes on the fly to account for inaccurate passes. Need to evaluate his toughness; seemed timid before contact and dropped passes as a result.
Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, Georgia: Great change-of-direction to create separation rapidly especially underneath. Sharp cuts when breaking his route, and uses his length to his advantage. Juggled some balls throughout the week with some drops, so need to evaluate his hands.
Ryan Flournoy, SE Missouri State: Tall, well-built WR, well-built legs, notably long arms, and room for growth. Good acceleration in space and adjusted his route to underthrown ball. Struggled mightily to get off press all week.
Jared Wiley, TCU: A former high school quarterback that a back surgery almost ended his career. He proved he can be a weapon for an NFL offense at the practices. His frame almost surprises you (6’6/253) when looking at how fluid of an athlete he is. There is work to be done as a blocker, but he has an upward trajectory and the tools are there to develop into a starting NFL tight end.
Theo Johnson, Penn State: He measured in at 6’6/250+ and was the second fastest player at the position according to Zebra Technologies. He looks the part, especially when he catches the ball vertically up the seam. Notable acceleration in space considering size. Takes long strides to cover ground. Impressive hip fluidity when dropping weight on underneath routes. Good hand placement as a blocker, but needs a better push. Slow as a puller. Needs to find more ways to separate from safeties in man coverage. Massive catch radius combined with speed will create matchup nightmares at the next level.
Ben Sinnott, Kansas State: Was the best athlete of the bunch, showing incredible twitch and ability to re-direct as he plants his foot in the ground and drops his weight with ease. Long strider in space who can be utilized as a viable deep threat at the next level. Good toughness on contact to fight through jams. He’s going to be an attractive prospect to teams that like to move their F-tight end around often. His ability to get open and catch the ball was already known, but it was his ability to hold up in the trenches that was impressive.
Brevyn Spann-Ford, Minnesota: The biggest of the bunch (6’7/267) is not going to break any speed records but Spann-Ford displayed soft hands in the end zone and understands how to use his frame to box out much smaller defenders. He’s a smooth and controlled route runner, which can hide some of the speed shortcomings at that size.
AJ Barner, Michigan: A vertical threat in the passing game with notable foot speed. Physical throughout his route and will fight for the ball. Need to evaluate his hands as he had some drops throughout the week.
Raheim Bell, Florida State: His size will keep him out of a traditional tight end role, but this is a guy who has 94 career catches and 85 career carries. He brought credence to the idea he can play both fullback and move-tight end roles at a high level. His speed and power as a blocker were noteworthy. As a receiver he showed decent burst off the ball and was a good target on short throws. He struggled to make contested and difficult catches downfield. There was a tendency to round off routes.
Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma: His movement traits, size, and raw hand-ability will be a great starting point for a guy who does not have as much game experience as others. Even though he did not do enough to put that early round one grade on him, he clearly has quality starter upside at a premium position that several teams need.
Kingsley Suamataia, BYU: He brings a skill set that is somewhat raw and not completely NFL-ready. But it’s hard to argue against his immense upside. He has a few of the technical components to pass protection down and displayed a solid anchor. His run-game push can be dominant. He needs consistency and better pad level at the next level.
Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State: Displayed solid agility and set points to beat speed rushers on the edge and drive them farther than they are trying to go. Displayed strong hands that can lock defenders out when he lands them. As a run blocker Fuaga showed a level of push at the point of attack that can make a real difference.
Patrick Paul, Houston: Massive offensive tackle prospect with long arms and an ideal midsection. Rapid feet and sufficient agility in individual drills. Great bend in his waist. Need to see a more powerful punch when engaging.
Roger Rosengarten, Washington: It was easy to see why he joined his former Huskies' teammate Troy Fautanu in entering the draft. His recovery tactics and lower body techniques were up there with the best in this group.
Christian Jones, Texas: Already known for his size (83 7/8 wingspan was the third biggest), Jones impressed early in the week with his performance in pass protection 1-on-1’s. Notable functional strength and agility when running the hoop in pass protection. When his hands and feet are in the right place, he is nearly impossible to beat. He could project as a swing tackle at the next level.
Javon Foster, Missouri: The power-blocker’s 35” arms were the third longest of all the offensive linemen at the weigh-in. Add in his heavy hands that stopped several pass rushers dead in their tracks throughout the 1-on-1’s. There are some physical limitations to his game athletically, but if he can learn to use his size properly with a few technical improvements, he has starter-upside.
Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon: Worked at both guard and center. No matter where he lined up during practice, he dominated. The 334-pound weigh-in is noteworthy because that number is rarely seen with centers. It does not create movement issues, however, as his foot speed and balance are top notch. His recovery tactics, body control, and sheer power were overwhelming. Great patience with active hands and a sturdy base to stall out defensive linemen in pass protection. Gets significant push off the line-of-scrimmage in the run game. Possibly the best offensive lineman at the game.
Christian Hayes, Connecticut: Notably strong base to stand up bull rushers without losing ground. Everything about his game looked both powerful and fast. His high-effort, passionate-level practice habits at that position were impressive.
Isiah Adams, Illinois: Best frame among interior offensive linemen. Good butt girth and hips, solid midsection. Adams brings a squatty frame with easy bend and above average length and hand strength. A mauler who will move defensive linemen off the line-of-scrimmage with power. Strong base with powerful hands and active feet. Needs to get his hands inside on engagement.
Brandon Coleman, TCU: After splitting time between tackle and guard over his career, he continued the trend in Mobile. At 6’4/316 pounds with plus-length and feet, his body is set up well to play both spots. His wins looked easy and natural. The consistency was not where I wanted it, but there was enough to project him that valuable sixth lineman spot that can back up multiple spots.
Beaux Limmer, Arkansas: A guy who played both center and guard at a high level in the SEC did have some ugly losses in 1-on-1’s. However he bounced back and adjusted after getting coached up. He’s a densely built, athletic kid who competes hard and excels in the run game.
Travis Glover, Georgia State: Satisfactory body type with incredibly long arms. Needs to add more strength; able to hold his own on the line-of-scrimmage but struggles to get push. Shows hip tightness when running the hoop. Heavy-footed. Needs work with his hand usage as it is sporadic and inconsistent.
Andrew Raym, Oklahoma: Improved his stock with his performance. Watching him lose badly against defensive tackle T’Vondre Sweat and then coming back and winning the next rep with a footwork adjustment is a good sign when thinking about his future.
T’Vondre Sweat, Texas: Physical defensive tackle who consistently played with a low pad level off the ball. Plays with impressive leverage considering his massive frame. Immovable force on the line-of-scrimmage and demanded double-teams regularly. Able to constrict the pocket in pass rush. Very powerful, he was tough to handle in 1-on-1's. Also flashed ability to get off a block and get to the quarterback.
Braden Fiske, Florida State: Best burst from the defensive tackle group; lightning quick off the ball. Great flexion in his ankles helps him play low and win underneath. Powerful on engagement and will penetrate the backfield immediately. Strong hands to shed blocks and show up in his gap. He had a great week of practice with consistent play the entire week .
Jordan Jefferson, LSU: Displayed powerful hands with nimble feet in individual drills. Low off the snap with quick hands to engage inside and win leverage immediately. Elite power to knock back a blocker off the line. Could stack and shed and consistently won all week in 1-on-1 and team.
Tyler Davis, Clemson: Strong lower body to create push in the pocket. Leverages his gap well using his wide frame and strong lower body. Good explosiveness off the line-of-scrimmage helps him get immediate push. Showed lateral movement in team and could be disruptive at times.
McKinnley Jackson, Texas A&M: Quick get off, strong hands on engagement with low pad level to win leverage battle. Was solid in 1-on-1 work vs. offensive linemen
Michael Hall, Ohio State: Noticeable slim frame, but room for growth. Wins with powerful bull rush using low pad level, explosiveness off the line-of-scrimmage and strong hands. Showed a plethora of pass rush moves to win throughout the week. Has what the NFL looks for in a pass rushing 3 technique. Not as good as a run defender as stack and shed was inconsistent.
Keith Randolph, Illinois: Elite change of direction skills for his size. An athletic interior defensive lineman who should see his stock increase after this week.
Brandon Dorlus, Oregon: Has played on the edge and inside but was focused inside during the week. Tight when changing direction in individual drills. Showed some success in pass rush with a polished swim move among others. Needs to play with low pad level as he got stood up regularly.
Marcus Harris, Auburn: Decent burst off the line-of-scrimmage. Need to see him land his hands inside more consistently.
Justin Egoigbe, Alabama: Needs to work on landing his hands inside and working an offensive lineman’s hands off his body. Somewhat stiff hips and a lack of mobility hindered him throughout the week.
Dewayne Carter, Duke: Lost consistently in pass rush all week due to the lack of polished moves and a pass rush plan.
Laiatu Latu, UCLA: Great lateral agility and very quick feet in individual. A natural athlete with few weaknesses. Was quick at the snap and won consistently in pass rush all week. He also showed a handful of counter moves to win with second effort. Lived up to expectations and was the best edge defender at the game.
Darius Robinson, Missouri: Had an outstanding week of practice. Played both inside and outside and stuffed the run along with providing a solid inside and edge pass rush in 1-on-1's. He was voted by scouts as the top overall player during the Senior Bowl practice week.
Jaylen Harrell, Michigan: Noticeable length stoodout, definitely looks the part. Wins with speed and power. Extreme first step quickness he got on a blocker in a hurry and could stun with strong hands. Consistent bending around the corner. Also showed a bull rush into a move. A lot of one on one wins.
Adisa Isaac, Penn State: Explosive and powerful coming off the edge. Highlighted speed on dip and squeeze around the edge with a smooth level change of direction. Had a great week and helped his stock.
Marshawn Kneeland, Western Michigan: Displayed notable power off the edge to collapse the pocket. Pressured the quarterback with second effort throughout the week.
Jalyx Hunt, Houston Christian: Good change-of-direction skills in individual drills. Notable athleticism, one of the most athletic edge rushers at the game. Drops his weight well and flips hips quickly when turning the corner. Need to see him anchor better in the run game.
Payton Wilson, NC State: Great start-stop ability and hip fluidity demonstrated in drills and team. Had a great week of practice showing solid inside run fits with great play recognition. Showed a quick trigger when reading the triangle. Angles to the ball were excellent. Showed sideline to sideline range and was solid in coverage.
Trevin Wallace, Kentucky: Smooth lateral agility and will fly downhill quickly. A quality athlete with notable foot speed. Powerful hands when taking on blocks, and creates separation to shed efficiently.
Nathaniel Watson, Mississippi State: Solid block destruction and strength at the point-of-attack vs. offensive linemen. A violent downhill linebacker who leverages his run responsibilities well.
Tyrice Knight, UTEP: Solid COD skills and lateral agility. Need to see more power in his hands when taking on blocks.
JD Bertrand, Notre Dame: Some tightness in hips when changing direction in individual drills. Got beat multiple times in 1-on-1 drills; needs better leverage and active feet to cover RBs in man.
Cedric Gray, UNC: Late trigger. Need to evaluate physicality at the POA. Needs to track hips in man coverage vs. running backs as he guesses on choice routes. Uneven week.
Jontrey Hunter, Georgia State: Long slim torso with plenty of room for growth.
James Williams, Miami: Played safety at Miami but converted to LB at the Senior Bowl. Struggled all day in both man and zone coverage. Struggled to stay in-phase with TEs possessing solid speed. Run fits need work. He’s a work in progress as a linebacker at this point.
Quinyon Mitchell,Toledo: Overall considerable athleticism. Showed the speed to stay in phase on verticals. Excellent transitions in all directions. Plays hands rapidly when receiver flashes late and breaks up passes. Great burst and drive in transition. Remarkable showing in 1-on-1 drills. Best corner performance at the game. Was a standout throughout the week.
Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri: Natural backpedal and smooth in transition with quick change of direction. Opened up his hips too quickly on the stem multiple times but recovered well. Fluid hips when cushion is broken showing easy turn and run. Sudden plant and drive with the ball in the air. Had a great week and was another standout for the week.
Kyree Jackson, Oregon: Tall, lanky corner with smooth movement skill. Limited on day two but still had a great week. Very sticky in press man coverage mirroring route breaks and staying in phase up the field. Height makes him tough to throw over when in phase or in the throwing lane. Displayed excellent eye discipline keeping his focus on the receiver along with locating the ball. Made some nice plays on the ball.
Andru Phillips, Kentucky: Excellent in transition with quick change of direction. Was the smoothest athlete in the corner room on day one. Catches ball at its highest point with a considerable vertical jump. Will get looks based on athleticism alone. Fringe functional strength; need to see better block destruction when engaged. Lots of holding penalties in 1-on-1 situations. High upside prospect.
Jarvis Brownlee Jr., Louisville: Dominated in 1-on-1's and 7-on-7 on day two. Displayed tight man coverage and was adept at staying in phase throughout the route. Showed skill to locate the ball in phase with an interception in man coverage. Lacks ideal size but flashed excellent tools as a corner.
Carlton Johnson, Fresno State: Smooth hips in transition. Times up hands well to break up passes at the catch point. Utilizes his length to get his hands inside at the catch basket and break up passes.
Elijah Jones, Boston College: Loose hips, but needs to mirror receivers when they drop their hips to change direction. Will break up passes with his back to the ball. Great height on his jumps and catches the ball at its highest point. Nice center field turn with fluid hips to get back in-phase with receivers.
Cam Hart, Notre Dame: Physical on jam with solid patience to break up passes. Does not open up too early while he tracks hips. Long arms help him break up passes. Best at undercutting routes but needs to be careful not to give up big play.
Nehemiah Pritchett, Auburn: Quick with notable foot speed. Gets his hands on the ball to break up passes. Fringe burst in transition when receivers break underneath him.
Jaylin Simpson, Auburn: Notable arm length, physical throughout the receiver’s route to disrupt timing. Gets his hand inside for pass break with good timing.
DJ James, Auburn: Good play recognition and block destruction on screen. Quick in transition along with showing the speed to stay in phase.
Johnny Dixon, Penn State: Inconsistent patience on stem; will sometimes open up too early when his cushion is not broken. Bad habit of grabbing and holding while in-phase. Good hip fluidity to open up in man and run with slot receivers.
Willie Drew, Virginia State: Tiny frame, very skinny legs, long arms with some muscle definition. Loose hips, natural when changing direction. Looked back out-of-phase consistently throughout the week, needs to break this habit.
Kalen King, Penn State: Plays high. Needs to track the receiver’s hips; guesses which direction the receiver will open up too often. Beaten often in 1-on-1 and team. Lunges on tackling attempts. Had a disappointing week.
Javon Bullard, Georgia: Solid in all phases of safety play. Balances routes in the deep zones and shows a burst with the ball in the air. Can match tight ends. Nice recovery speed to get back in-phase and break up pass in man coverage vs. tight end.
Beau Brade, Maryland: Played the slot and safety. Lunged on jam in the slot and lost his balance at times. When playing deep safety showed range and ability to flip his hips over the top. Tracks well moving downhill from deep safety with great angles to a back on a perimeter run.
Cole Bishop, Utah: Great range as a one-high defender. Reacts quickly and accordingly when QB cracks the egg. Physical jam in catch man to slow targets. Plays physical in man coverage with proper technique to lock down tight ends.
Max Melton, Rutgers (NB): Elite hip fluidity to flip his body around in an instant, and great route recognition underneath. Best in tight spaces where he can utilize his quick feet, agility, and instincts rather than foot speed. Doesn’t possess the ideal frame to hold up outside.
Evan Williams, Oregon: Smooth in transition with quick start-stop ability. A knack for finding the football with extraordinary tracking skills and angles to the ball.
Chau Smith-Wade, Washington State (NB): Tiny frame but plays with physicality. Solid route recognition underneath. Got out-muscled by bigger receivers all week. A notable athlete who might need to bulk up to withstand the physicality of NFL football.
Sione Vaki, Utah: Lumbered to the ball as a high safety; best at playing towards the box where he can use lateral agility and physical play style to his advantage.
Tykee Smith, Georgia: Worked at deep safety and nickel. Quick to read and react to the quarterback, and will get in the throwing window to break up passes. Solid zone skills. Dominated by tight end in man coverage, needs to add more mass to absorb contact from bigger targets. This leaves something to be desired in his overall play.
Josh Proctor, Ohio State: Slow in transition breaking on an angle. Out of control in mirror drill. Lost his balance multiple times throughout the week. Didn’t have the look of a draftable prospect.