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Senior Bowl Practice: Standout Performances from Day One

The first day of Senior Bowl practice for 2024 is in the books, and it provided plenty of excitement and anticipation for the upcoming NFL draft. With a strong offensive line class and impressive defensive talent on display, several players caught the attention of NFL decision-makers. Here are the standout performers from the first day of practice in Mobile.

Jackson Powers-Johnson, IOL, Oregon:
Powers-Johnson, the top-rated center in April’s draft, lived up to his billing on day one. Despite initial concerns about an injury, Powers-Johnson showcased his dominance at both guard and center positions. His combination of power, mobility, and effective blocking in motion was truly impressive. Expect Powers-Johnson to solidify his status as a top prospect throughout the Senior Bowl.

Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma:
Guyton has been generating buzz as a potential top-10 pick, and he certainly lived up to the hype on Tuesday. Playing exclusively at right tackle, Guyton displayed sound fundamentals, athleticism, and strength. He particularly excelled against smaller pass rushers, handling every opponent he faced. It’s safe to say that Guyton will be an early selection in the upcoming draft.

Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo:
Mitchell has been drawing attention as a potential first-round pick, and his performance on day one only enhanced his stock. He stood out as the best cornerback on the field, showcasing outstanding ball skills, awareness, and the ability to excel in press coverage. With his height, long arms, and athleticism, Mitchell has all the tools to be a starting cornerback in the NFL. Expect him to be a first-round selection come April.

Isaiah Adams, OL, Illinois:
Adams continued the impressive showing by players from the University of Illinois during the scouting process. After three players showcased their talents at the Shrine Bowl, Adams took it to another level during the first Senior Bowl practice. Playing at both tackle and guard positions, he completely dominated his opponents. Adams displayed great power and a relentless attitude, driving opponents off the line and overpowering them. He is a throwback blocker who will be a force in the NFL.

Jamari Thrash, WR, Louisville:
Thrash was the go-to receiver on the field, making several big plays that couldn’t be stopped. He excelled at catching deep throws and contested passes, while also showcasing his ability to make receptions in underneath coverage. Despite not having prototypical size or blazing speed, Thrash’s knack for finding openings and making receptions sets him apart. Keep an eye on him as the draft approaches.

Jordan Jefferson, DT, LSU:
Jefferson proved to be the most dominant defensive lineman of the day. Weighing in at 323 pounds, he used his size and strength to overpower opponents. Whether it was collapsing the pocket or running over blockers, Jefferson consistently made plays. His relentless pursuit and strong performance have put him on the radar as a solid Day 3 selection.

DeWayne Carter, DT, Duke:
Carter surprised many with his impressive size, tipping the scales at 308 pounds. Despite playing at a lighter weight, he showcased power and strength that disrupted plays throughout the day. Carter’s ability to blow past blockers and pursue the action down the line of scrimmage was evident against a talented Senior Bowl offensive line. If he maintains this level of play, he could find himself selected on the draft’s second day.

Overall, the first day of Senior Bowl practice provided a glimpse into the talent and potential of the players participating. With strong performances from offensive linemen, cornerbacks, and defensive linemen, NFL decision-makers have plenty to consider as they evaluate prospects for the upcoming draft.

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