The final day of practice for the 2024 Senior Bowl is in the books. Another near-perfect weather day greeted us. One team’s practice continued to be well-liked and well-paced. While the other team may have had the worst run practice in the eight years I have been covering the game as a member of the media.
With that being said, I tried to spend most of my time watching the big guys today. So, the offensive line and defensive line were the main focus. Of course, my eyes strayed to other places as well.
2024 Senior Bowl: Day Three Practice Notebook
The National team occupied the morning session. They continued to run the best practice pace of the week.
Unfortunately, the main story for the National team today was who was not practicing and/or left practice early. A total of 16 players who we expect will not play in Saturday’s game as well. The list is as follows (injury/reason in parenthesis):
Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA (unknown – at practice in street clothes)
Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State (unknown – full uniform at practice, just didn’t participate)
Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo (unknown – full uniform at practice, just didn’t participate)
Braiden McGrgegor, EDGE, Michigan (unknown – at practice in street clothes)
Mike Hall, DL, Ohio State (unknown – not at practice)
Jackson Powers-Johnson, IOL, Oregon (unknown – not at practice)
Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan (unknown – not at practice)
Johnny Dixon, CB, Penn State (injured in Wed. practice, unknown)
Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida (unknown – not at practice)
Beau Brade, S, Maryland (unknown – not at practice)
Malik Mustapha, S, Wake Forest (unknown – not at practice)
Rasheen Ali, RB, Marshall (torn biceps at Wed. practice, surgery required)
Javon Baker, WR, UCF (hamstring injury during Thur. practice)
Jacob Cowing, WR, Arizona (lower leg injury during Thur. practice, extent unknown)
Trevor Keegan, IOL, Michigan (back spasms on Tues. practice)
Brennan Jackson, EDGE, Washington State (ankle injury on Tues. practice)
The best two offensive linemen I saw on the National team today were Florida’s IOL Kingsley Eguakun and Dominick Puni (IOL/Kansas). Both have flashed all week but they consistently won reps today. I expect both will be available on day three.
I love the versatility of Illinois OL Isaiah Adams. Adams has repped at all five offensive line positions. Adams is best at guard but the value he could bring to a team is amazing.
It was another strong day for Washington OT Roger Rosengarten. He needed it after that abysmal performance in the CFP championship game.
Utah IOL Sataoa Laumea repped everywhere but the center spot this week. In the reps I saw today, he is clearly more comfortable inside.
Clemson DL Tyler Davis has been poor in these drills all week. I wasn’t enamored with him coming in and even less so now.
Penn State Edge Adisa Isaac appears to be a one-trick pony. He can bend well but he has no counter move. That is all he has. Jovon Sololon (EDGE/Troy) is in a bit of a pickle. He struggles with power and also needs more tricks in his bag. Solomon racked up a ton of sacks this year. But he can’t rush from that position and be successful in the NFL.
Oregon CB Khyree Jackson had a nice PBU in the endzone during team drills.
— Travis May (@FF_TravisM) February 1, 2024
Notre Dame CB Cam Hart had himself a solid week. He made a nice play in the 7-on-7 portion of practice.
For all of the RB hype this week that New Hampshire’s Dylan Laube has received (and well deserved), Southern Cal’s Marshawn Lloyd was probably the most consistent of all of the RBs.
— Travis May (@FF_TravisM) February 1, 2024
The American team practiced in the afternoon session. This was the worst run practice I have been a part of. Over 80 of the 120 minutes of practice netted absolutely zero competitive film.
The American team M.A.S.H. unit isn’t as large as the National team with only five names (currently) expected out for the game.
Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma (unknown – not at practice)
Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina (ankle soreness, practice cut short)
Jared Wiley, TE, TCU (unknown – at practice in street clothes)
Ainias Smith, WR, Texas A&M (unknown – not at practice)
Jeremy Flax, OT, Kentucky (injured on Tuesday, replaced on the roster by Travis Glover – Georgia State)
Maryland OT Delmar Glaze has been an eye-opener this week for me. He anchors well and uses his hands nicely. Glaze may be my highest riser after the week.
Another nice day for Missouri OT Javon Foster as well.
UConn IOL Christian Haynes has been on the business end of some hostilities this week but he brings the violence as well. He was considered a day two option before the week and should stay there. I was impressed today by Texas A&M IOL Layden Robinson.
Christian Jones (OT/Texas) pitched a shutout in the 1-on-1s today. Jones adds to an already deep class of offensive tackles in this class.
After a solid two days earlier in the week, Charles Turner III (IOL/LSU) struggled some today. Same with Arkansas IOL Beaux Limmer.
Missouri Edge/DL Darius Robinson came back down to earth a little after a dominant first two days of practice.
On the flip side, I thought Auburn DL Marcus Harris won most of his reps on Thursday. Texas DL T’Vondre Sweat was dominant for the second straight day, as well.
Georgia WR Ladd McConkey has solidified his spot this week in the draft pecking order. He nearly made a freak catch today.
— Thor Nystrom (@thorku) February 1, 2024
Solid throw, even better catch pic.twitter.com/fr7DdT3U8b
— Jason Allwine (@JFootballwine) February 1, 2024
Speaking of former Gamecocks, Florida State TE Jaheim Bell is the no-doubter best TE at this game. Just ask him, and he’ll tell ya. By the way, that is him toasting potentially the best safety in this class, Miami-FL’s Kamren Kinchens.
As he says here, “Shit is too fucking easy!” pic.twitter.com/BL203bucv3
— Steve Frederick (@SteveFrederick_) February 1, 2024
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I will be covering the 2024 Senior Bowl game live on Saturday for both Draft Countdown, as well as, being the color commentator for the radio broadcast on 99.5 Sports and iHeart Radio.