While many aspects of the pre-NFL draft process can get overrated in their importance, the Senior Bowl is not one of them. It’s one of the few settings in which evaluators can see future NFL players going against future NFL players without the advent of a superior scheme or surrounding cast. More than 120 prospects went against each other at practice on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the game Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network.
There’s a long history of under-the-radar standouts such as Tampa Bay guard Ali Marpet, Washington receiver Terry McLaurin and Carolina safety Jeremy Chinn proving early in their NFL career that what they did in Mobile, Alabama, wasn’t a fluke.
Here are 10 prospects from the 2021 class who raised and lowered their draft stock at the Senior Bowl:
Biggest risers from the week
Running backs are not often asked to compete in the one-on-ones against the cornerbacks and safeties instead of the linebackers, but Felton is a different breed. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound running back started his UCLA career in the slot before transitioning to running back and that versatility was on full display in Mobile.