2016 Senior Bowl Stock Report

This is Charlie Campbell’s Friday 2016 Senior Bowl Stock Report. Charlie is reporting live from Mobile, Ala., and he’ll describe what he sees at practice and whom certain prospects talk to all week.

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2016 Senior Bowl: Stock Report

By Charlie Campbell – @draftcampbell

Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State
Miller was the top practice performer at the Senior Bowl. He put on a show as he dominated defensive backs all week and illustrated his dangerous play-making ability for the NFL. The 6-foot-1, 204-pounder put his explosiveness on display as his quick first step and acceleration had Miller constantly gaining separation from cornerbacks. Miller is elusive with the ball in his hands and can make plays in all levels of the defense. He also has some dog in him and is a fighter. Miller won’t back down from anyone. He is a natural football player, and this Senior Bowl week has his draft stock on fire. Miller looks like a top-50 pick after starring in Mobile.

Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
Wentz was the top quarterback in Mobile, and it wasn’t even close. At the weigh-in, Wentz (6-5, 233) came close to his listed numbers and illustrated that he has the frame to get thicker in the NFL. In practice, Wentz improved each day and was on fire on Wednesday. He can really spin the ball with the arm to make all the throws in the NFL. His accuracy and ball placement got better each day. Wentz was in control and showed a nice starting point of footwork from working under center. Sources with Cleveland say that they like Wentz, and he’s in play for the Browns at the No. 2 overall pick. Wentz’s performance at the Senior Bowl reinforces the top-10 projections.

Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
Butler was steadily impressive throughout the week. The 6-foot-3, 325-pounder has a burst at the point of attack and his speed rush was very hard for offensive lineman to contain. Butler also has the strength and base to generate power into the pocket. Butler can get in trouble when he stands up too high, but when he plays with good leverage he can be overwhelming. Butler confirmed the early-round projections in Mobile.

Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State
One of the most dominant practices performances all week came from Washington on the first day. He was killing the offensive linemen in the one-on-ones with explosion out of his stance, speed to close, strength to shed blocks, and speed to power. In the following days, Washington wasn’t as overwhelming, but he still won a lot of reps and was very tough on offensive linemen. This week illustrated that Washington has a first-round skill set.

Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
Ragland showed some versatility by having a good week of practice despite a position change. The Jaguars’ coaching staff had Ragland at outside linebacker when he played on the inside for the Crimson Tide. Ragland moved well at almost 260 pounds and showed an impressive ability to keep close coverage on running backs in the receiving one-on-ones. Of course, Ragland is a physical in-the-box run defender. The Senior Bowl performance should lock in Ragland as a top-20 pick.

Harlan Miller, CB, South East Louisiana
Every year at the Senior Bowl, there are some small-school defensive backs who really stand out. This year ,Miller and Northern Iowa’s Deiondre’ Hall were impressive performers, and Miller was tops among them. Miller (6-0, 182) has quick feet and did a nice job to run with receivers and prevent separation. For the NFL, Miller will need to get stronger. If he can some weight in the months before the draft, that could help elevate his standing even further. Miller could end up being a second-day pick.

Graham Glasgow, C, Michigan
The 6-foot-6, 306-pound Glasgow was one of the stars of the East-West Shrine, and Glasgow kept up the strong play the Senior Bowl. He was one of the only centers who could win one-on-ones with some of the top interior defensive talents like Alabama’s Jarran Reed. Glasgow was consistent throughout the week. He held his won in the pass-rushing one-on-ones and looked very good in the team scrimmage sessions. With his size, Glasgow could compete at guard or center in the NFL.

Glasgow’s huge all-star game performances puts him in the thick of the top center competition with other players like Alabama’s Ryan Kelly, Notre Dame’s Zack Martin, and USC’s Max Tuerk.

Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish center was the other center that showed well in the one-on-ones. Martin had the strength in his base to anchor and keep pass-rushers from bull rushing down the pocket. Martin (6-4, 296) may not be able to start at guard in the NFL, but he looks like a good center. He has the ability to compete quickly.

Honorable Mentions: Kentucky linebacker Josh Forrest, Indiana left tackle Jason Spriggs, Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard, Louisiana Tech Kenneth Dixon, Eastern Kentucky defensive end Noah Spence, Northern Iowa cornerback Deiondre’ Hall, Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison, and Illinois defensive end Jihad Ward.

2016 NFL Draft Stock Down

Joe Dahl, OT, Washington State
The 6-foot-3, 299-pounder struggled in the one-on-ones as defenders went by him with speed and through him with power. At weigh in, Dahl also was exposed for very short arms (32 3/4) for tackle in the NFL. With his struggles at Senior Bowl, Dahl looks like a guard and more of a mid-rounder.

Miles Killebrew, G, Southern Utah
Killebrew passes the eyeball test, but as a player, he needs work. Killebrew took some false steps to get out of position on a number of plays on Thursday. He lacks instincts and feel. Sources say that they were unimpressed with Killebrew in his team interviews. One source said Killebrew reminds them of Sabby Piscitelli, a busted second-round pick by Tampa Bay out of Oregon State in the 2007 NFL Draft.

Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia
The 6-foot-1, 191-pounder has excellent size and looks the part of a NFL quarterback, but Canady struggles to maintain coverage. That could be seen at the Senior Bowl, and he was picked on, especially in the Wednesday practice. Sources say they’ve graded Canady on Day 3.

Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State
Vannett had a great opportunity to rise in Mobile as the 2016 NFL Draft has a weak class of tight ends, but Vannett was unable to take advantage. He dropped too many passes and also struggled to separate in man coverage. Vannett looks like a limited player as a blocking tight end. The Senior Bowl illustrated that Vannett is a day-three prospect and not a day-two pick.

Dishonorable Mentions: Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman, Michigan State guard/center Jack Allen, Texas Tech offensive tackle Le’Raven Clark, and North Dakota State offensive tackle Joe Haeg.

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