Boye Mafe only enhanced his NFL Draft profile in the Senior Bowl practices last week, and especially in the game on Saturday when he logged a pair of sacks, another tackle for loss, and a forced fumble on Saturday.

Mafe, a Minnesota pass rusher, was named the National squad’s player of the game, and was all but unblockable during the practice week as well, Chase Goodbread of reported. He revealed after the game that there was a tough adjustment involved: A stand-up rusher at Minnesota, he was asked to play with his hand on the ground in Mobile. And it’s not as though he had much notice.

“I honestly hadn’t been training with my hand on the ground. I got a call maybe five days before we showed up here and they said ‘We want you to try putting your hand on the ground,'” Mafe said. “So I did it a few times in a workout beforehand, then I said ‘OK, I’ll come here and do it.'”

“I was open ears when I got here … I wanted to learn, to play my best ball,” he said. “You’ve got to adapt to different defenses.”

Mafe had a productive career at Minnesota as he played in 42 career games, made 87 tackles (59 solo), totaled 19.5 tackles for loss and 15 sacks, which is ninth all-time in school history, and forced 3 fumbles and broke up 3 passes.