Minnesota OL John Michael Schmitz turned heads in Mobile, Alabama this past weekend. The departing standout Gopher helped his NFL Draft stock with a successful Senior Bowl.

RJ Young of FOX Sports ranked Schmitz No. 3 among his 5 biggest “winners” of the Senior Bowl.

Prior to Saturday’s all-star game, Schmitz was getting noticed for his impressive practice performances.

Schmitz shared his appreciation for the opportunity to compete the top seniors of the 2022 college football season.

Schmitz ended his Minnesota career by earning first-team All-America (AP, FWAA) and All-B1G honors blocking for a Gopher offense that rushed for 2,698 yards and 33 touchdowns and one that passed for 2,369 yards and 12 touchdowns.