Sat, May 13, 2017
By Phil Savage
In an incredibly productive 3rd Round, the RSB had 26 total prospects selected out of the 36 total seniors that were picked.
Larry Ogunjobi/Charlotte DT | #65 Cleveland Browns
Larry represented his school’s burgeoning program well as a defender that can play the run and has some quick-twitch for pass rush. As the Browns try to develop their wave of defensive linemen, expect him to get into the playing rotation as a rookie.
Chad Williams/Grambling WR | #98 Arizona Cardinals
Chad showed a competitive edge in Mobile and used his excellent size and speed to make plays all week. After being a non-Combine invite, he ran 4.37 at his pro day in March at Louisiana Tech and the rest is history.
Cooper Kupp/Eastern Washington WR | #69 LA Rams
Cooper had an outstanding week of practice in Mobile. He has route savvy, knows how to get and stay open and catches the ball extremely well. The Rams added a number of offensive assets around QB Jared Goff, including this all-time leading pass catcher in FCS history who should get on the field as their slot receiver in 2017.
Jordan Willis/Kansas State DE | #73 Cincinnati Bengals
A true “red star” kind of prospect, Jordan checked off every box in his college career and pre-draft evaluation. The Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year came to the RSB and won Most Outstanding Player honors for the South team after recording two strip-sacks in the game. He went on to the Combine and measured 6’4/255 and ran 4.53 in the forty. Jordan represents incredible value here as a 3rd round choice who will get on the field as a situational rusher this year.
C.J. Beathard/Iowa QB | #104 San Francisco 49ers
Maybe the most understated quarterback who was in the RSB, reports indicate that he is the only signal-caller in the 2017 draft that new head coach Kyle Shanahan really wanted. He has experience in a pro style system and just enough arm strength and athletic ability to compete in the NFL, his floor is likely as a trustworthy long-term backup.
Here are the other 21 remaining selections in Round 3 from the Reese’s Senior Bowl:
|72.||Taywan Taylor||W. Kentucky||WR||Titans|
|77.||Daeshon Hall||Texas A&M||DE||Panthers|
|83.||Derek Rivers||Youngstown St.||DE||Patriots|
|91.||John Johnson||Boston College||FS||Rams|
|99.||Rasul Douglas||West Virginia||CB||Eagles|
|100.||Jonnu Smith||Florida Int'l||TE||Titans|
|Phil Savage is the Executive Director of the Senior Bowl. He worked 20 years in the NFL as a coach, scout and executive, including two years as the Director of Player Personnel for the Baltimore Ravens and four years as the general manager of the Cleveland Browns.|