Looking to catch a glimpse of players that may be on the Seattle Seahawks draft board by the time April comes around? The Senior Bowl is a great place to start as some of the nation’s best seniors hit the field in Mobile, Alabama. Though many of the players we’ve seen pop-up in early mock drafts have been underclassmen, there’s plenty of seniors turning heads this week.
Here’s a few to watch as the players hit the field at 1 p.m. on NFL Network. The full roster for the Senior Bowl can be found here.
Jake Locker, quarterback from Washington: It’s been almost impossible to nail-down how Locker performed this week, but most reports highlighted his inconsistency. He started slow — like many quarterbacks at the Senior Bowl — but showed improvement during the practices. However, the questions about his accuracy and ability to be a pocket-passer have yet to subside, leaving Locker with plenty of work to do ahead of the draft.
Mason Foster, linebacker from Washington: Foster had a solid, if not spectacular, week at the Senior Bowl, easily boosting his draft stock. In coverage drills, Foster’s speed and agility was on display for scouts, and he left a lasting impression. His size, strength and speed make him an intriguing prospect, and he’s likely moved into the second round after a good week in Alabama.
Cameron Jordan, defensive lineman from Cal: Jordan received rave reviews for his work at the Senior Bowl this week. He was relentless in pass-rushing drills and was unblockable for much of the week. With a loaded crop of defensive linemen in the draft this year, Jordan is rising fast after blowing scouts’ socks off in Alabama. Keep an eye on him throughout the game.
Andy Dalton, quarterback from TCU: Dalton made a name for himself as he led the Horned Frogs to a Rose Bowl victory over the Wisconsin Badgers. He’s a mid-late round prospect with plenty of questions about how he projects. His physical attributes and arm strength have been called into question, making it nearly impossible to figure out where he ends up in the draft right now.
Jarvis Jenkins, defensive lineman from Clemson: Keep an eye on Jenkins during the Senior Bowl. Playing alongside consensus top-five pick Da’Quan Bowers, Jenkins flew under the radar for Clemson in 2010. He’s a solid interior lineman that the Seahawks could take a hard look at when April rolls around.
The Senior Bowl takes place at 1 p.m. on NFL Network. Follow our 2011 Senior Bowl StoryStream throughout the game for live updates and stats.