Ohio State DL, Michigan WR among 10 players that helped their NFL Draft stock most during Senior Bowl, 247Sports says
An Ohio State defensive lineman and a Michigan wide receiver are two players who improved their draft stock significantly during the course of the Senior Bowl week, according to 247Sports.
Jonathon Cooper (Ohio State) and Nico Collins (Michigan) both made the list for the 10 players who helped their status the most during the week of practices, as well as the game. 247Sports listed the Buckeye and Wolverine among the prospects who benefited most from participating.
This is what 247Sports had to say about Cooper’s week in Mobile:
Cooper didn’t stand out during the season on tape, but during Senior Bowl week, he made a few heads turn towards his direction. He was in on a tackle for loss and a sack during the game as well, making his name well known to former Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman. The defensive end finished the Senior Bowl with two tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss and half a sack. If teams want to bolster their defensive line depth, Copper looks like a prospect worth taking a bit earlier than anticipated. Teams will surely do their homework more so than before
Here’s what 247Sports had to say about Collins:
Collins was a bit underused with the Michigan Wolverines. However, he showed why he was a prized recruit coming out of high school. Collins’ performance over the week could propel him into the third or even second round of the draft in April. He consistently excelled in one on one’s during practice and created immense separation.
Both players were also included in Saturday Tradition’s list of 5 B1G players who most helped their NFL Draft stock by taking part in the Senior Bowl. How much will Cooper and Collins rise based on the Senior Bowl performances?
We’ll find out soon enough.