Senior Bowl week is still underway in Mobile, Ala., as the predraft process marched on despite the rainy conditions.
Even though the weather wasn’t too favorable for some of the perimeter positions, there were still players who stood out and made their impressions to the National Team coaches (New York Jets) and American Team staff (Detroit Lions).
Although the Houston Texans don’t have a coaching staff as that search for the fifth coach in team history continues, their scouts were present to soak up the talent on display who can complete the rebuild.
Here are five takeaways from a wet afternoon in Mobile:
1. Roger McCreary knows his value
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McCreary is coming off a great season at Auburn. With 49 total tackles and 14 passes defended, McCreary’s standout season in the SEC was somewhat overshadowed by Auburn’s 6-7 campaign. Enter the draft season and McCreary’s performance is once again in jeopardy of being overshadowed, this time by an incredible 2022 corner class.
Specifically, with so many great prospects and in a process designed to separate them, the nitpicking has begun over McCreary’s physical attributes. His arm length came in at 29 and 5/8th inches which has created concern for his ability to project as an outside corner against the elite boundary receivers in the NFL.
When asked directly about any size concerns, McCreary isn’t worried. He says his tape speaks for himself and, in practice, has more than impressed on the outside against the stellar competition present at the Senior Bowl. We’ll see if it’s enough to propel him towards the Top 32.
2. Tight end group stands out
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The rainy afternoon made it a difficult day all around for the pass catchers in Mobile. However, despite that, two tight ends from the Big 10 conference both…