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Five Wide Recievers Impressing at the Senior Bowl
Two days of practices are in the books at the Reese’s Senior Bowl. Five wide receivers, including Braxton Miller, are in Mobile, Alabama taking full advantage of their opportunity in front of hundreds of NFL scouts, coaches, and front office personnel. Let’s take a look at who is impressing this week and improving their NFL Draft stock.
Braxton Miller | WR | Ohio State
Braxton Miller came to Mobile as a former quarterback transitioning to wide receiver for the NFL, but is going to leave as arguably the most impressive receiver at the Senior Bowl. Not only has Miller flashed the speed many know him for, but his ability to run routes has not gone unnoticed. The North team has polished receivers like Aaron Burbridge and Leonte Carroo who have been at the position for their entire college careers. Miller has outshined both all week in both individual drills and team activities. While a first round selection seems unlikely at this point, he has established himself firmly as a day two pick.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 27, 2016
Leonte Carroo | WR | Rutgers
Outside of Miller, Carroo may be the receiver that has impressed me most. He measured in at 5’11” and 217 pounds during Monday’s weigh ins. A little smaller than some had thought he would be. However, he has produced through two days. He flashed impressive hands, catching nearly everything thrown his way. He has continued to win in both 1 on 1 and 7 on 7 drills, continually getting by top defensive back talent. Unfortunately for Carroo he will be unable to finish the week due to injury. He was a guy that was flirting with a day one selection and could have locked that in with an impressive week in Mobile. Assuming he does well at the Combine that is still very much in reach.
Jay Lee | WR | Baylor
Jay Lee was a guy that was unimpressive on the tape I had watched prior to the Senior Bowl, however, since being here, he has continued to wow me. His one handed grab along the sidelines may be the catch of the week thus far. He has shown to be a refined route runner that can make plays. At almost 6’2” and 214 pounds Lee knows how to use his body to keep defenders away from the ball and has the hands to make the catch. He is a player that is taking full advantage of the week in Mobile to elevate his draft stock and improve his game. Round 3 or 4 seems like a reasonable expectation at this point for Lee.
Jay Lee vs. Harlan Miller, Brandon Allen at QB. pic.twitter.com/tN8nzeizUg
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) January 26, 2016
Malcolm Mitchell | WR | Georgia
Malcolm Mitchell spent much of Day 1 impressing scouts and media. He showed himself to be a polished route runner, a guy that could separate, and someone who could catch nearly anything thrown his way. Day 2 was much of the same for Mitchell. He has been one of the most consistent pass catchers through 2 days. He is proving he belongs at the next level and should get consideration starting Day 3 and possibly late Day 2 if he continues to impress.
Charone Peake | WR | Clemson
Charone Peake took day 2 of the Senior Bowl practices to step his game up. Day 1 was a decent enough day for Peake but that isn’t good enough when you are trying to stand out as a prospect. He was proving he could produce against players like Cyrus Jones and Jalen Mills. He also put a double move on Samford cornerback James Bradberry. Peake should garner attention starting in the third round and is a viable number two wide reciever.