Senior Bowl Stock Up - Offense

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TE: Crockett Gilmore – Colorado St: A late addition to the game, Gilmore excelled in blocking drills and showed good hands in his limited practice time. Then he surprised scouts during the game with surprising mobility and route running ability. Gilmore finished the game as the South’s leading receiver with 5 catches for 61 yards and a touchdown. Gilmore’s well-rounded performance pretty much ensured he will hear his name called at some point on draft day.

TE: Jacob Peterson – Wisconsin: After a solid week of practice, Peterson wasn’t used at all until a two-minute drill at the end of the game. Peterson caught 3 passes in a row and a 4th later on the drive for a total of 46 yards. Peterson is jack-of-all-trades TE who isn’t great at everything, but will have value as a solid #2 TE in the NFL.

OT: Morgan Moses – Virginia: After an up-and-down week of practice, Moses played very well in the game at LT. Most scouts view Moses as a RT, so showing the ability to excel at LT against top competition should improve Moses’ draft stock. He was one of the only South lineman who was able to handle the North’s speed rushers with any consistency.

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G/T: Zach Martin – Notre Dame: Didn’t stand out during the game, but was so good during the week that his stock is definitely on the rise. So much so, that he has a legit shot to be the first Senior Bowl player selected in the draft. Martin played both guard and tackle during the week and excelled at both. In a week dominated by defensive lineman, Martin was one of the only o-lineman who won consistently. He’s a little short for tackle, but he proved this week he can handle both speed and power rushers. Worst case, he’s moved to guard where he could dominate.

C: Westin Richburg – Colorado St: Had the best week of any center and was the only one to win any battles against DT Aaron Donald. Richburg isn’t overly strong or quick, but he has great footwork and uses his hands well. With a little added strength, Richburg could be a solid NFL starter.

 

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