Senior Bowl Day 1: Top 10 Offensive Prospects

Massachusetts Minutemen wide receiver Andy Isabella (5) runs the ball during the first half against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium.Photo: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

After the first day of the 2019 Senior Bowl practice, here’s a look at the top 10 individual offensive performances...

WR Andy Isabella, UMass (5087, 186, 0848, 2968, 7100)

The player of the day, Isabella showed of his speed and quickness, along with his ability to work the sidelines. His ability to get in and out of his breaks allows him to create separation in the short-to-intermediate passing game. In open space, he keeps would-be tacklers guessing on which direction he’s headed with excellent footwork. Isabella looks poised for a big week and is the early odds-on favorite to win Senior Bowl MVP. He currently grades out as an early Day 2 selection.

OG Chris Lindstrom, Boston College (6036, 303, 0928, 3418, 7968)

We’ve seen the value of guards fluctuate in recent drafts but make no mistake about it, Lindstrom plays at a round one talent level. His technique and nasty demeanor provided for some stout play in the trenches during one-on-ones. He showed excellent hand placement and demonstrated proper footwork, making him the best offensive line prospect during Day 1 of practice.

WR Terry McLaurin, Ohio State (6000, 205, 0918, 3200, 7378)

It was a joy to watch McLaurin work, as he appeared to be having more fun than any player out on the field. Playing the way he did, it’s no surprise, as he took Texas CB Kris Boyd to the woodshed on several occasions and was sure to let him know about it. His quick release, route running and strong hands made for a strong overall performance. Former Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer has stated that McLaurin is one of the hardest working players he has ever been around.

RB Bruce Anderson, North Dakota State (5112, 209, 0900, 3228, 7668)

While Anderson lacked some of the fanfare that other backs received entering the week, he made a strong first impression with his bounce and agility. The Bison back flashed excellent quickness, the ability to cut on a dime and proved to be a very capable pass-catcher coming out of the backfield. His size and shiftiness were impressive and if he times well in Indy, he could earn himself a very draftable grade.

QB Jarrett Stidham, Auburn (6023, 214, 0938, 3228, 7628)

Albeit a brief body of work, Stidham was the sharpest quarterback during the first day of practice, showcasing his ability to line up under center and demonstrating fundamentally sound footwork during his three, five and seven-step drops. His throwing mechanics were compact and he got rid of the ball rather quickly. While he did tend to force a few throws, Stidham appeared comfortable and handled the media very well.

TE Foster Moreau, LSU (6042, 250, 0978, 3368, 8078)

Coming into this event, NFL scouts were well aware of Moreau’s blocking ability, as he’s considered to be amongst the best in this year’s draft class. However, it was his pass-catching prowess that turned heads with several grabs across the middle. Moreau proved to be more than capable nabbing the ball and adjusted his body mid-air to a badly thrown pass, showing off his balance. His work ethic and football IQ are through the roof, which likely projects him as an early Day 3 pick.

OG Chuma Edoga, USC (6036, 303, 0928, 3478, 8118)

It was a good day for Edoga, the Trojans nimble big man who played tackle at USC but projects as a guard at the next level. He showed tremendous athleticism, along with some quick feet, which allowed him to mirror opponents during one-on-one sessions. While he may lose a few battles against some of the bigger, stronger defensive lineman, his energy and high motor allows for quick recovery. There is no quit in his game and teams will value his combination of athleticism and effort.

QB Drew Lock, Missouri (6036, 223, 0900, 3348, 7728)

It was a mixed bag for Lock, who flashed his laser arm—it’s clear he has the greatest arm strength amongst any quarterback in attendance. He showed off his quick release and various arm angles throughout the day. While his size and arm clearly measured up, his decision to force throws made for a nonchalant performance on Day 1. Lock did indicate that he has every intention on throwing at the NFL Scouting Combine next month.

OG Dru Samia, Oklahoma (6050, 304, 1000, 3318, 8000)

A big, athletic mauler, Samia won the weigh-ins with great size and outstanding arm length. He proceeded to round out his day with solid work in the trenches during one-on-one drills and never seems to be overmatched. His ability to jab and mirror, along with his strength provide the looks of an immediate plug-and-play NFL starter for the next decade.

QB Daniel Jones, Duke (6052, 220, 0968, 3328, 7828)

One of the biggest surprises of the day was how defiant Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden was about Jones being a clear-cut first round signal-caller. Based on his performance on Tuesday, one would’ve never guessed it. Jones shows nice touch and anticipation but his arm strength is just average. It’ll be interesting to see how the rest of the week unfolds and just how willing NFL teams are to roll the dice on Day 1 come April.

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