news features


3rd Round: Williams gets 'bump' from RSB

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. 

“Highest Selection”

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.

“Senior Bowl Bump”

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. 

“Immediate Help”

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. 

“Best Value”

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.

“Spotlight Choice”

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: 

68. Duwuane Smoot Illinois DE Jaguars
71. Dan Feeney Indiana OG Chargers
72.  Taywan Taylor W. Kentucky WR Titans
74.  Chris Wormley Michigan DE Ravens
75. Duke Riley LSU LB Falcons
76.  Alex Anzalone Florida  LB Saints
77. Daeshon Hall Texas A&M DE Panthers
80. Tarell Basham Ohio DE Colts
83. Derek Rivers Youngstown St. DE Patriots
85. Antonio Garcia Troy OT Patriots
86. Kareem Hunt Toledo OH Chiefs
87. Davis Webb California QB Giants
88. Eddie Vanderdoes UCLA DT Raiders
91. John Johnson Boston College FS Rams
92. Jourdan Lewis Michigan CB Cowboys
93. Montravius Adams Auburn DT Packers
94. Cameron Sutton Tennessee CB Steelers
99. Rasul Douglas West Virginia CB Eagles
100. Jonnu Smith Florida Int'l TE Titans
101. Brendan Langley Lamar CB Broncos
106. Amara Darboh Michigan WR Seahawks















Phil Savage 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.