The final day of practice at the 2020 Senior Bowl was held on Thursday. Unlike the other two days where practice was held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Thursday’s sessions were moved inside to the University of South Alabama football facility due to the weather. So which players stood out the most on Thursday and improved their draft stock? The PFN team of analysts and contributors share their top Senior Bowl risers from day three of practice.
PFN Draft Analyst and Insider Tony Pauline’s Risers
Shea Patterson/QB/Michigan: After two terrible days of practice in which Patterson struggled to hit the broad side of a barn, he finally looked like the quarterback we saw during his time at Mississippi on Thursday. Although he still had his fair share of misses, his overall accuracy and decision-making was much improved from the prior two days. While I don’t think it helps him all that much, Patterson does leave Senior Bowl practices on a positive note.
Harrison Bryant/TE/FAU: Bryant put together three consecutive good practices, and he showed a lot of toughness and resiliency Thursday. He consistently caught everything thrown in his direction and made a terrific end-zone reception in the middle of a crowd. Bryant also displayed himself as a stout blocker with proper fundamentals.
PFN Contributor Chris Tripodi’s Risers
Malik Harrison/LB/Ohio State: Harrison is an excellent all-around linebacker, something his performance Thursday only cemented. He’s extremely athletic and uses that to his advantage in all facets of the game. Harrison does a nice job recognizing the play and quickly gets downhill to fill gaps, gets excellent depth on pass drops, and displays good ball skills. His one-handed interception down the seam was one of the highlights of Thursday’s practice.
Terrell Lewis/LB/Alabama: Thursday’s practiced confirmed that Lewis has the ability to impact the game in multiple ways. He displayed the speed necessary to stay with opponents downfield and up the seam, the power to bull rush bigger blockers like Texas Tech tackle Terence Steele, and the quickness and burst to shoot gaps in the offensive line. Lewis was one of the most impressive defensive players on the field in Mobile this week.
PFN Draft Analyst and Insider Matt Valdovinos’ Risers
Bradlee Anae/EDGE/Utah: Anae showed off his elite explosion today. He was unstoppable off the ball and would be in the backfield before the offensive tackles got out of their stance. He also displayed elite hand usage keeping himself clean.
Larrell Murchinson/DT/NC State: Murchinson was excellent all week. He forced himself into the backfield snap in and snap out, and he was better with his technique than I expected. Murchinson displayed an early day three skill-set during his week in Mobile.
PFN Draft Analyst AJ Schulte’s Risers
Javaris Davis/CB/Auburn: Davis was really sticky in coverage against every receiver he lined up against today. He showed up undersized at the weigh-ins, but he demonstrated phenomenal athleticism and fought for the ball on every rep.
Terrell Burgess/S/Utah: Burgess flashed on days one and two in Mobile and finally put it all together for a good showing on day three, resulting in an interception of a Shea Patterson pass today. I was a fan of his tape coming into Senior Bowl week and he finally showed off his skill set today.