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2017 Senior Bowl: Prospects to Watch (Offense)

Who are the best offensive prospects to keep an eye on in Mobile?

Josh Dobbs scouting out a possible spot on the bench in Nashville?
Josh Dobbs scouting out a possible spot on the bench in Nashville?
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


1. Jalen Robinette 6'4 215 WR Air Force

- From all accounts, he had a pretty good week of Shrine practices and got an invite to Mobile from that. He's a big body receiver that can run routes with the best despite the triple option offense. However, Air Force does air it out more than a normal option teams. He's quickly turning into the 2017 version of the hype that I gave David Johnson in that class. Watch for him to have a big week.

2. Zach Banner 6'9 360 OT USC

- Banner is a mammoth 6'9 360 and is a true road grader type of tackle. He is a little raw in terms of technique and fundamentals due to a lack of playing time but has a lot of potential. Could rise up the boards this year as a result of positional versatility. Had a monstrous Rose Bowl. With a good week in Mobile, he could vault himself into the third or fourth round discussion. The weigh in portion will be interesting to watch.

3. Dan Feeney 6'4 305 OG Indiana

- Arguably the nation's best guard prospect in a weak class. Frame is a plus. Lateral agility is another positive. Position versatile and fits virtually any scheme. Accelerates to the second level very quickly. Has allowed only TWO sacks in over 3,200 snaps spread across 45 starts.

4. Cooper Kupp 6'2 215 WR Eastern Washington

- The record setting receiver from former Titan Michael Roos' school gets his shot against the stacked North secondary. He's a big body receiver type that has some plus athleticism. It will be interesting week for him. Could the Titans take a look at a record breaking wideout from the FCS?

5. Amba Etta-Tawo 6'2 202 WR Syracuse

- He really flourished in 2016 under HC Dino Babers' Baylor style offensive attack. A big body receiver that has similar frame dimensions of Tampa Bay's Mike Evans. AET could be the best offensive prospect to come out of Syracuse in a long time. He's a physical freak that go up and get it with the best. Strong hands and ball skills.

6. Zay Jones 6'1 192 WR East Carolina

- Justin Hardy who? Jones made Hardy a thing of the past. He's an electric playmaker with a lot of speed to burn. Work ethic and character are major pluses. Has a ton of versatility as he played every receiver position at ECU in addition to returning kicks. Three year team captain.

Bonus prospects to watch

1. Kareem Hunt 6'0 225 RB Toledo

2. Nate Peterman 6'2 225 QB Pittsburgh

3. Corey Clement 5'11 227 RB Wisconsin

4. Tyler Orlovsky 6'4 296 C West Virginia

5. De'Veon Smith 5'11 228 RB Michigan (Shrine Game promotion)

6. Kyle Kalis 6'5 305 OG Michigan (Shrine Game promotion)


1. Josh Dobbs 6'3 210 QB Tennessee

- It will be interesting if he sticks at QB or makes the smart business decision and switches to another position before practices start. He's simply not cut out to be an NFL QB at this point unless a creative OC uses him in packaged plays. Athletic enough to play receiver. Could be a possible developmental QB that takes some time to develop like Tyrod Taylor.

2. Evan Engram 6'3 227 TE Ole Miss

- Devin Funchess 2.0. A man without a defined position and the coaching staff at Ole Miss wasted his talents. The Rebels primary target that suffered a lot when QB Chad Kelly went down with an injury late in the year. Needs a big week to recover some lost stock in a deep class.

3. Josh Reynolds 6'4 190 WR Texas A&M

- The main target for the high octane Aggies offense. He put on a show in the Alamo Bowl loss to Kansas State. A deep threat with above average route running ability. Frame could stand to add weight, however. A speed demon that can blow the top off of any defense.

4. Travin Dural 6'2 207 WR LSU

- Well he should be used to subpar QB play as the South QB don't exactly muster a lot of confidence. Will be an interesting watch as he adjusts to having a decent QB throw to him for a change as LSU has been horrendous at the position. A much hyped recruit at the beginning of his career needing to rescue some stock (not much of it his fault). Jarvis Landry potential.

5. Donnel Pumphrey 5'8 180 ATH San Diego State

- Pumphrey is an electric athlete that has been utilized all over the offense by the Aztecs but he is a running back by trade. Also can return kicks with his great athleticism. Obviously his true measurements will be interesting to watch as the draft process unfolds. The all time leading rusher in Division 1 history so the production aspect is fully covered. Speed and agility out of the receiver will be his calling card at the next level as his frame is less than ideal for the running back position. Will need a huge offseason to warrant a look in the 4th or 5th round.

6. O.J. Howard 6'6 251 TE Alabama

- The consensus top tight end in the class is in Mobile. It's a shame that he wasn't incorporated into the game plan more during his tenure in Tuscaloosa. The one true Tide weapon that Clemson openly feared during the two title games. He's an underrated athlete and has a deceptive gear. Blocking is an issue that needs further evaluation. He's built like a classic tight end similar to that of Shannon Sharpe instead of the modern day sleek racehorses like a Antonio Gates or the godfather, Tony Gonzalez.

Bonus prospects to watch

1. Taywan Taylor 6'1 195 WR Western Kentucky

2. Conor McDermott 6'8 310 OT UCLA

3. Davis Webb 6'5 230 QB Cal