2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl: Day 3 Practice Highlights, Analysis & Takeaways

Mobile, AL, USA; National squad quarterback Carson Strong of Nevada (12) throws a pass during National team practice for the 2022 Senior Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Three days of practice are in the books. Draft stocks rising. Draft stocks falling. It’s the 2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl: one of the most important events on the NFL scouting calendar. Here are your standouts from the final day of practice. 

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QB Carson Strong, Nevada

PFF Big Board Rank: 45

Strong’s ball placement was terrific all day throughout practice. He didn’t have the best couple of days to start the week, so it was nice to see him settle in and let his natural arm talent take over. That’s especially true considering Thursday’s practice was mostly red zone work, which is where Strong should excel given his biggest strength is arguably his ability to thread it into tight windows.

WR Christian Watson, North Dakota State

PFF Big Board Rank: N/R

I’ll be honest, Watson wasn’t a prospect I had watched prior to the latest big board update a month ago. Leading up to the Senior Bowl, though, his tape was quite clearly a different animal than the competition he was facing in the FCS. Watson showed the ability to get off the line of scrimmage all week long, which is a big plus for a 6-foot-4 wide receiver. Of course, he also presents a massive catch radius at that size and showed the ability to make plays outside his frame easily in the one-on-ones.

OT Abraham Lucas, Washington State

PFF Big Board Rank: 108

Lucas finished as easily one of the biggest risers with his tape throughout the week. Lucas has always had impressive feet for a man his size, but his hand usage on tape was inconsistent and unrefined. Those hands looked much improved in pass protection, where he easily throttled down on a number of bull-rushes. 

ED Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina

PFF Big Board Rank: 44

With Florida State’s Jermaine Johnson out, it was Enagbare who looked like the best edge in attendance Thursday. After spending the first couple of days trying to bull-rush everyone in sight, Enagbare showed a few more tools in his bag. His 35-inch arms combined with his ability to play low creates issues for opposing linemen. If he starts refining more moves like he showed Thursday, he can be an impact rusher in the NFL.

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LB Brian Asamoah, Oklahoma

PFF Big Board Rank: 48

Asamoah’s ability to glide across the field stuck out among the linebackers in Mobile. That was especially true in the red zone one-on-ones, where he was in hip pockets all day Thursday. At 222 pounds, that’s what you should expect from him. It was his play in the run game all week that made him some money. Asamoah has the short-area quicks to avoid blocks before they even become an issue and the length to keep linemen at bay when forced to engage. 

LB Troy Andersen, Montana State

PFF Big Board Rank: 90

Andersen’s background is something to behold. He has started at running back, quarterback and linebacker over the course of his five-year career at Montana State. And he was good at all three!

The fact that he was even a Senior Bowl invite from such a small school was a testament to the type of athlete Andersen is. He impressed all week in the team drills, showing no signs of being green in his responsibilities. At 6-foot-3 and 242 pounds, Andersen has ideal three-down size and athleticism. 

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