For college seniors the 'Senior Bowl' represents one of their most important opportunities to shine. A good performance can give a shot in the arm to a player's visability prior to the scouting combine, meanwhile a poor performance can sometimes foreshadow a player's free fall in the NFL draft.
Thus far there have been two senior bowl practices, so this topic serves to give a brief primer on who is really helping their stock and who are falling behind projections. As it stands many of the top players in the draft aren't Seniors, but many of those 3rd round prospects and into the mid rounds are represented. So, let's see how the prospects are doing...
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Players who have improved their stock:
Titus Young, WR- Boise State
Leonard Hankerson, WR- Miami
Nate Solder, OT- Colorado
Danny Watkins, G- Baylor
Colin Kapernick, QB- Nevada
Quinton Carter, FS- Oklahoma
Kendric Burney, CB- North Carolina
Jarvis Jenkins, DT- Clemson
Phil Taylor, NT- Baylor
Cameron Jordan, DE- California
Players who have hurt their stock:
Jake Locker, QB- Washington
Stephen Schilling, G- Michigan
Demarcus Love, G- Arkansas
Kris O'Dowd, C- USC
Ryan Kerrigan, DE- Purdue
Mark Herzlich, OLB- Boston College
Jeremy Beal, OLB- Oklahoma
As it stands it appears impressive the most are WR Titus Young and NT Phil Taylor. Some scouts now thing Young could be a 2nd round prospect, meanwhile Taylor is trying to cement himself as the #1 NT in the draft. Colin Kapernick is getting a lot of press, as the QBs tend to and I think he'll be a great value pick for a team with an established starter and the 2-3 years needed for Kapernick to overhaul his throwing motion.
The above post was a concensus listing compiled using Walterfootball.com, Scouts Inc. and NFLdraftscout.com