Following the game, let’s look at how each player changed their stock. Keep in mind information can be hard to come by for players, depending on their performance or their position. If anyone else can find info, please post in the comments.
TE John Bates (Boise State)
- Twitter Buzz
A solid rep here by John Bates, not the best athlete but eventually loses his guy deep and makes a good play. pic.twitter.com/mKKDNqujAi— Ben Glassmire (@BenGlassmireNFL) January 27, 2021
Another strong day by all three tight ends on the National squad- Hunter Long, John Bates, Kenny Yeboah. #SeniorBowl— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) January 27, 2021
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay on #BoiseState TE John Bates:— Jay Tust (@KTVBSportsGuy) January 28, 2021
"He's a big target. Thirty-four catches in 19 games the past two years. He's not a speed guy, but he's got a great catch radius and he's a guy that you would love to target in the redzone."#SeniorBowl pic.twitter.com/NFTmBPe3Ar
Boise State TE John Bates has been the most consistent player at his position.— Luke Patterson (@LukePattersonLP) January 28, 2021
Catches nearly everything, and is a favorite in the red zone. Bails out his QBs on poor throws by tracking the ball and coming back to it.@MileHighHuddle @seniorbowl pic.twitter.com/CXI6lAfDyi
#NotreDame QB Ian Book #BoiseState TE John Bates— Jay Tust (@KTVBSportsGuy) January 28, 2021
As ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay said, Bates' size and catch radius make him an attractive option in the redzone.
Bates continues to have a solid showing at the @seniorbowl. pic.twitter.com/QnwY3L2ExO
Boise State TE John Bates has been the most impressive TE all week IMO in 11v11 drills. Just knows how to get open. Two catches this drive right before half. #SeniorBowl— Prospects101Pod (@Prospects101Pod) January 30, 2021
- Synopsis: Bates had one of the best showings among all the prospects in the Senior Bowl. He got on the radar thanks to his size and cemented his draft stock firmly with demonstrated his blocking ability and showcasing his talent as a receiver. He is a reliable target in the middle of the field and was often a primary option in the redzone. As can be seen in the clips above, Bates has a knack for getting open, with his route running and body position making up for his lack of elite speed. Scouts are talking about him as an early day 3 pick.
- Stock Report: UP
DB Darren Hall (San Diego State)
- Twitter Buzz
San Diego State CB Darren Hall had a couple of nice reps in 1v1s— Kyle Fahey (@KyleFaheyNFL) January 26, 2021
Might have to keep an eye on him going forward pic.twitter.com/TtW5PkZETO
San Diego State CB Darren Hall with a beautiful off-hand jam rep. Scraped the hands, got in phase, looked and leaned to locate the ball, pass breakup. Dominant rep #SeniorBowl pic.twitter.com/wpLZy6D1oJ— Brad Kelly (@BradKelly17) January 27, 2021
See if you can spot San Diego State DB Darren Hall (23) charging downfield. That’s some nice downhill effort.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) January 30, 2021
He’s looking good in coverage and against the run to start the #SeniorBowl. pic.twitter.com/HppuLkWIzt
Darren Hall jumps the slant route and almost picks off Kellen Mond. Regardless, the PBU forces Max Duffy onto the field for 4th down. #SeniorBowl— James Marshall (@james__marsh__) January 30, 2021
- Synopsis: Hall put in his work last week and got noticed. While he may not have lit the Senior Bowl on fire, he did turn some heads. He played solid, consistent coverage, rarely getting beat, even against the top wide receivers. However, he didn’t flash the big plays that may have helped his case further. It’s safe to say he got on scout’s radar and took a step forward. Now he needs to take another step in his combine/pro day.
- Stock Report: SLIGHTLY UP