With the Senior Bowl, Shrine Bowl, Hula Bowl, and Tropical Bowl in the books, it is time to look back at who helped and hurt themselves the most. Stock Up and Stock Down for all these games have been done, but who made and lost the most money by draft position in these 2024 NFL Draft All-Star Games?
We will explore the 2024 NFL Draft All-Star Games and who I feel made and lost the most money from each game due to the week of practice and game.
Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri
Perhaps the most dominant player I watched throughout the Senior Bowl practices (and maybe all of the 2024 NFL Draft All-Star Games) was Robinson. He can play inside or outside while fitting a variety of defenses, but the pass-rush moves are off the chart. Using a rip, cross-chop, or even just an explosive first step set up Robinson to win.
He has put himself into the first round and made a ton of money in the process.
Malik Washington, WR, Virginia
It feels strange to say a player who was in contention for the Biletnikoff and had the most receptions in the FBS this year made himself money. But, Washington answered all the questions that lingered about him. As scouts watched Shrine Bowl practices to see if Washington had NFL speed and quickness, it was apparent from Day 1.
The footwork and quickness off the line made DBs look silly in 1-on-1s. Washington checked other boxes too. Great body control…check. Hands that can catch off-target passes…check. It was all there for Washington who could now flirt with Day 2 and make himself some money.
Frank Crum, OT, Wyoming
Crum was impressive looking at 6’7 and 313 pounds. But even better than his size, was his play. Crum showed natural movement at LT and handled some of the better pass rushers in practice with ease. With good technique and footwork along with long arms, Crum has some backup upside in the NFL.
Watching the game itself, Crum’s momentum carried over and he didn’t allow pressure from what I saw. Heavy stock up into the draftable range for Crum who could be a Day 3 steal.
Ayir Asante, WR, Wyoming
Asante showed up in the Tropical Bowl game with a receiving TD and a chunk of kick return yards. The special teams’ ability may help Asante get signed as an UDFA as a contributor down the line.
Devontez Walker, WR, North Carolina
Day 1 for Walker at the Senior Bowl practices wasn’t bad, he had some great reps. But, things turned ugly quickly for the rest of the week. Walker couldn’t seem to get separation consistently, something he was known for at North Carolina. When the ball got to Walker, he couldn’t secure it.
With multiple drops on Day 2 and another iffy Day 3, Walker is falling. Once a potential first-round pick, Walker is looking at Round 2 at best with a Round 3/4 draft position looking likely.
Anim Dankwah, OT, Howard
Dankwah was viewed as one of the top small-school players in the class due to his upside. At over 6’7 and 389 pounds with 35 ¾ inch arms, it was easy to notice him on the practice film and analyze his game.
Unfortunately, Dankwah didn’t have the footwork to stop any type of explosive rushers. The development curve appeared to be even longer than anticipated for Dankwah in the NFL. Despite not playing in the game, it was a down week for Dankwah who may only be a 7th-round upside pick.
Davius Richard, QB, NC Central
Richard is the top small-school QB in the draft and was on the borderline of being draftable. A strong Hula Bowl week could have cemented him as a late-round pick, but he was outplayed by every other QB participating.
Richard did not have the accuracy or footwork to consistently deliver accurate passers in a new environment with different WRs. He just didn’t look like he could hold up in the NFL.
Sincere Haynesworth, iOL, Tulane
Haynesworth actually had a solid week at the Tropical Bowl as a standout in 1-on-1s, especially in his run-blocking ability. The issue was the weigh-in where a short arm length (33 inches) could hold teams back from putting him on the draft board. A fallout of the draft is slight money lost, but Haynesworth should still be a priority-free agent.