2016 Senior Bowl Practice Recap – Offense

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4.) WR Braxton Miller, Ohio St – Might have improved his draft stock more than any other player in Mobile. The former QB only played one season at wide receiver in college and there were plenty of questions whether Miller was NFL ready. He’s still relatively raw at the position, but was the quickest player on the field in Mobile. Miller made DBs look silly all week with a quick burst off the line, sharp routes, surprisingly polished double moves, and good hands. He got open easily all week and boosted his stock from an early day 3 pick to a potential 2nd-3rd rounder.

5.) G Josh Garnett, Stanford – The Senior Bowl offensive lines had their hands full with one of the best collection of defensive linemen Mobile has ever seen, but Garnett did his best to equal the odds. He was the only offensive linemen who could say he won close to half of his battles. Garnett was already a day two pick based on his size, technique, and mobility, but he impressed with his power and ability to anchor against top-tier defensive linemen. Garnett clearly outplayed other top guard prospects like Vadal Alexander, Sebastian Tretola, and Cody Whitehair this week

6.) G Nick Martin, Notre Dame – Like his brother, Cowboys guard Zach Martin, Nick boosted his stock with a strong Senior Bowl performance. After Garnett, Martin was the next best interior linemen and boosted his draft stock into day 2.

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7.) RB Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech – Didn’t have many flash plays, but Dixon was steadily impressive all week. He showed good burst through the line, impressive quickness, patience, vision, and the power to move the pile. Dixon is also a plus pass blocker and has shown natural receiving skills.

8.) WR Leonte Carroo, Rutgers – Doesn’t stand out physically, but has good enough size (6’0 | 217) and played much bigger all week in Mobile. Carroo consistently out muscled defensive backs for 50/50 balls and showed soft hands and a couple of impressive catches. Despite his lack of elite speed, Carroo was able to get open with sharp route-running and good body control. Carroo looked like an NFL receiver all week and solidified his day 2 draft spot.