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Quick Hits From Senior Bowl Day 3

Posted Jan 25, 2018

Top story lines from the third day of the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl.


The 2018 Senior Bowl gives a chance for over 50 of the top collegiate prospects — who have completed their college eligibility — to impress a variety of NFL scouts. And both the South and North squads took to the field for the third time on Thursday. Both teams will have one more chance to work through the drills in practice on Friday,  before the game officially kicks off on Saturday afternoon.

Here are some of the top storylines from Day 3:

Standouts From Day 3

1. Wyoming Quarterback — Josh Allen

Allen had one of his best days of practice on Thursday, according to the NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah. Although the quarterback’s production took a slight dip during his senior season, Allen showcased his arm strength and athleticism in this afternoon’s session. Many have questioned the signal caller’s accuracy after his completion percentage decreased over the last two years, but on Thursday, Allen connected on several deep balls downfield and was able to make a couple of impressive off-schedule plays.

2. University of Texas, San Antonio Defensive End — Marcus Davenport

Davenport has stood out to several scouts since Day 1 of the Senior Bowl. On Thursday, Jeremiah noted that although he was “routinely late off the ball” in a three-point stance, Davenport was able to make some standout plays once he moved to a two-point stance. Overall, as a product of one of the smaller schools represented at the Senior Bowl, Davenport has proven that he can keep pace with some of college football’s best.

Which Prospects Have Helped Themselves the Most this Week?

Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network discussed which players they believe have stood out and increased their draft stock the most over the past three days. Washington State QB Luke Falk and San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny were two of the players included in Thursday’s list.

Prospects Reaching Top Speeds

Throughout the week, Senior Bowl participants are put through a variety of drills to test their speed, strength, and playmaking ability. And on Thursday, one of the top storylines revolved around the running backs and how fast they clocked in throughout the afternoon’s drills.

Check out the fastest prospects through Day 3 of the Senior Bowl: 

— Kalen Ballage (ASU) – 19.42 MPH
— Akrum Wadley (Iowa) – 19.3 MPH
— Ito Smith (So. Miss.) – 19.17 MPH
— Jaylen Samuels (NC State) – 19.5 MPH
— Rashaad Penny (SDSU) – 18.61 MPH
— Darrel Williams (LSU) – 17.7 MPH

*Fastest RB in NFL in 2017: Leonard Fournette - 22.05 MPH