2018 Senior Bowl Prospects To Watch
Updated: Oct 29, 2018
Isaiah Wynn, G/T, Georgia Bulldogs
6' 2 1/2", 308 lbs.
Arm length: 33 1/8
Projected Round: 1-2
"All he does Wynn, Wynn, Wynn, no matter what..." K, that was bad. But Wynn is very good. When there is a lethal rushing attack like the Georgia Bulldogs, I don't necessarily watch the running backs but more so the guys opening the holes. Wynn was the monster leading the charge for the Bulldogs.
Wynn started at both Tackle (2017) and at Guard (2016) for the Bulldogs and was very solid at both positions. Wynn projects as a Guard in the NFL, but his experience at Tackle may be serviceable in a pinch. He does not possess the greatest length among this year's draft eligible linemen but he's strong, athletic, and nasty. During his back and forth battle with Alabama's Da'shawn Hand in 1-on-1 drills on the first day of Senior Bowl practice, Wynn displayed exactly what he's capable of.
Will Hernandez, LG, UTEP
6' 2 1/2", 340 lbs.
Arm length: 32 3/8
Projected Round: 2
A bowling ball with a helmet. Set 'em up, he'll knock 'em down. A weight room junkie, Hernandez is a powerful mover that eats up room in a tight space. The small school prospect started all 49 games at left guard and has plenty of tape showcasing his strength and surprising agility.
Put him in a phone booth and he's going to win those contests more than he loses.
If the Seahawks are looking to re-establish a physical run game, no better than get a guy that can get defenders moving.
6' 4 1/8", 310 lbs.
Arm length: 33 3/8
Projected Round: 2-3
The Seahawks have shown interest in the versatile Wolfpack offensive lineman.
A four-year starter for the Wolfpack, Corbett has moved from Left Tackle to Right Tackle then back to Left Tackle during his collegiate career, excelling in both spots. During Senior Bowl practices, Corbett has been all over the line and displayed excellent strength and awareness. He even stuffed Senior Bowl favorite, Marcus Davenport during 1v1 drills on several occasions. It doesn't matter if the Seahawks choose, Wynn, Hernandez, or Corbett. If any one of those guys are still available in the second round, go get one of them!
Da'Shawn Hand, DE, Alabama
6' 3 3/16", 282 lbs.
Arm length: 34 1/4
Projected Round: 2
Another prospect that has drawn interest of the Seahawks, Da'Shawn Hand weighed in at 282 lbs, ripped. With 34" arms, Hand is the prototypical defensive lineman that Pete Carroll likes. Hand has shown outstanding quickness, explosion, agility, and closing speed and has violent hands.
His tape against Isaiah Wynn during the National Championship game was nothing to write home about as Wynn neutralized Hand for most of the night. However, Hand is a physical specimen and has tools. In fact, his 1v1 battles against Wynn during Senior Bowl practices were about even on the first day. If Pete feels he can unlock his potential, it would not surprise me if Hand is the possible trade down target in the top of the 2nd round.
Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M
5' 10 1/2", 191 lbs.
Arm length: 31 5/8
Projected Round: 3
Watts was my favorite mid round safety going into the 2017 CFB season and that has not changed. Word around the Senior Bowl practices is that Watts has showcased good man coverage skills during 1v1 and 7v7 drills, an area that I thought Watts struggled in through his collegiate career. Still, I think his biggest weakness remains his open field tackling which is an area I'll be keeping a close eye on during the game. I also want to see him play with a little more sense of urgency. It may be his want to not over pursue but I feel he tends to let off the gas a bit when he feels the ball carrier is surrounded. If he can play with an 'Earl Thomas'-esque type of urgency, Watts will be a mid-round steal.
Siran Neal, S, Jacksonville State
6' 0", 200 lbs.
Arm length: 31 1/8
Projected Round: 4
Another small school prospect with promising potential.
Siran Neal was a defensive swiss army knife for the Gamecocks playing Nickel, CB and Safety during his collegiate career. An aggressive, downhill tackler with good ball skills, Neal is putting his name on the map at Senior Bowl practices. While at Corner, Neal shutdown Oklahoma State's James Washington in 1vs1 drills. Washington is expected to be drafted in the 1st round.
Justin Jones, DT, North Carolina State
6' 2 3/16", 311 lbs.
Arm length: 33 5/8
Projected Round: 5
Jones has been catching the eyes of scouts this week in Mobile and for good reason. He's been beasting on dudes. He had good battles with Will Hernandez who I mentioned earlier and seemed unstoppable at times against other competition.
Jones excels in a one-gap system, perfect for the Seahawks 4-3 defense. His bull rush is outstanding. I would like to see him have more of a plan when pass rushing and he is far from a polished product, but he has goods to build upon.