The third and final major post-season bowl game took place this weekend. We’ve collected as much information as possible from the Senior Bowl from over the past week. We’ve scoured the internet for first-hand reports and video clips for the three players representing the Mountain West Conference. Take a look below for what we’ve gathered as well as our thoughts on each players stock report following the practices and game.
TE Dax Raymond (Utah State)
TE Dax Raymond vs. DB Sheldrick Redwine— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) January 24, 2019
Advantage: Raymond pic.twitter.com/blLUMOK8Oo
South Team Day 3 #SeniorBowl Practice standouts:#TexasAM Daylon Mack#SouthCarolina Deebo Samuel#JMU Jimmy Moreland#UtahState Dax Raymond#ODU Travis Fulgham #Temple Roc Ya-Sin#Marshall Tyre Brady#LSU Foster Moreau#Auburn Deshaun Davis#Kentucky Lonnie Johnson— Connor Livesay (@ConnorNFLDraft) January 24, 2019
Post Sr. Bowl Top 10 TEs— Chad Forbes (@NFLDraftBites) January 27, 2019
1- Hockenson Iowa
2- Irv Smith Jr Bama
3- Noah Fant Iowa
4. Josh Oliver San Jose St
5- Dawson Knox Ole Miss
6- Kahale Warring San Diego St
7- Kaden Smith Stanford
8- Jace Sternberger Texas A&M
9- Alize Mack Notre Dame
10- Dax Raymond Utah St
- Synopsis: Raymond had an inconsistent performance over his week, or perhaps he was consistent in showing who he is as a player. He won many of his 1v1s during practice and showed he can be a weapon in the passing game as a tight end, giving him a potential NFL future. However, his blocking is a liability and hurts him from standing out from other tight ends.
- Stock Report: NEUTRAL
TE Josh Oliver (SJSU)
⚖️ ️— San José State Football (@SJSUSpartanFB) January 23, 2019
Arms: 33 3/8”
Hands: 10 5/8”#SeniorBowl
Jarrett Stidham and Josh Oliver creating quite the connection early on at the Senior Bowl. pic.twitter.com/4O8N9hRGmn— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) January 22, 2019
Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham hits San Jose State's Josh Oliver – something Oliver is familiar with as he was the most targeted TE in the country a season ago seeing 99 targets come his way. pic.twitter.com/nuWqulLA04— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) January 22, 2019
#SanJoseState TE Josh Oliver fits today’s NFL beautifully. Has perfect size at 6’5” 250lbs. Can play in multiple spots on the O-line, shows gd athleticism, willing blocker & shows very gd body control & adjustment to the ball as shown. Nice developmental TE with plus upside pic.twitter.com/ZujuD43EgG— Jason DiRienzo (@allpurposescout) January 25, 2019
- Synopsis: Oliver was able to cement himself as one of the top TEs in this class, as he will certainly get drafted. Though he may require further development and need a year or two to fully bloom, scouts and evaluators were impressed not only with his ability to run routes and catch the ball, but also with who he can factor into the run game as a blocker and be a versatile part of an NFL offense.
- Stock Report: UP
DE Carl Granderson (Wyoming)
Best players I saw in Tuesday’s South practice at the #SeniorBowl— Rob Rang (@RobRang) January 22, 2019
Mississippi State edge Montez Sweat
Wyoming edge Carl Granderson
Washington State LT Andre Dillard
Houston CB Isaiah Johnson
Oklahoma OG Dru Samia
LSU TE Foster Moreau
- Synopsis: Granderson had a good week of practice, being named a standout early on. Scouts and other evaluators were intrigued by his long and athletic frame, ideal size for a pass-rusher in the NFL. He put some of that on display in the game, winning his matchups enough to notice and registering two tackles on the day. A bit more production would’ve helped more, but Granderson got himself a bit more on the radar after the week.
- Stock Report: SLIGHTLY UP
Your turn: Did you agree or disagree with our thoughts? Any info or video clips we missed? Drop a comment below.