5 Prospects to Watch at the Senior Bowl

5 Prospects to Watch at the Senior Bowl
Nov 19, 2022; Greenville, North Carolina, USA; Houston Cougars wide receiver Nathaniel Dell (1) runs with the ball after his catch against the East Carolina Pirates during the first half at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

This week, the Reese’s Senior Bowl will take place with practices occurring from Tuesday-Thursday and the game being played on Saturday, February 4th. The prospects taking part largely are considered mid-tier prospects heading into the draft season, and this is another opportunity to raise their stock before this spring.

With the week-long event about to take place, here are 5 prospects to watch at the Senior Bowl over the next few days. Practices and the game can be viewed on NFL Network.

QB Max Duggan

Jan 9, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan (15) reacts after a play against the Georgia Bulldogs during the first quarter of the CFP national championship game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

If you paid any attention to the college football season, you probably know Max Duggan already. The TCU quarterback helped lead the Horned Frogs on a magical run all the way to the CFP National Championship Game.

While that game didn’t necessarily turn out the way TCU wanted, Duggan overcame loads of adversity throughout the season to help them get that far. Currently, he seems to be a consensus mid-round pick at the QB position, but perhaps he can climb higher in those ranks with a strong week.

EDGE Isaiah Foskey

Nov 19, 2022; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive lineman Isaiah Foskey (7) acknowledges the crowd after a sack in the second quarter against the Boston College Eagles. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

This is a particularly important prospect to keep an eye on for Vikings fans. Currently, Foskey is widely seen as a second-round pick that could sneak into the first round if a team particularly likes his skillset. With the Vikings potentially moving on from Za’Darius Smith this offseason, they could look to find an EDGE rusher with one of their top picks.

With this in mind, the Vikings currently could trade down from their current first-round pick to grab an additional Day Two pick and grab him either late in the first or early in the second. A strong week could ensure that he is taken in that range of the draft if not even earlier.

OL Cody Mauch

Photo of North Dakota State offensive tackle Cody Mauch. Photo courtesy of gobison.com.

Cody Mauch is a prospect on this list simply because of personal enjoyment rather than true need for the Vikings. Every year, there seems to be an offensive line prospect that emerges from a smaller school to be taken in the first two days of the draft. Mauch out of North Dakota State appears to be that guy in 2023.

RB Kenny McIntosh

Jan 9, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Kenny McIntosh (6) against the TCU Horned Frogs during the CFP national championship game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Kenny McIntosh has been an explosive running back that was the perfect complement to Stetson Bennett at QB over the past couple years with the Georgia Bulldogs. The Vikings could use his services in 2023 considering Alexander Mattison is entering free agency, and Dalvin Cook could very well have played his final snaps in a Vikings uniform as well.

The Georgia product could be available early on in Day Three, giving Minnesota a chance to snatch him with one of their picks. Vikings fans will get a chance to get a sneak-peek at his skillset this week in Mobile.

WR Tank Dell

Dec 23, 2022; Shreveport, Louisiana, USA; Houston Cougars wide receiver Nathaniel Dell (1) reacts after scoring the game winning touchdown during the second half against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns in the 2022 Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Houston has been a machine on offense over the past couple years, and this is primarily because of the dynamic duo of QB Clayton Tune and WR Nathaniel ‘Tank” Dell. The Houston wide receiver is who we will focus on here, but keep an eye on both players in Mobile.

Dell is a smaller wide receiver prospect, likely limiting his role to the slot. However, he has game-breaking speed at the position and is capable of being a big-play threat on any offense. Expect his athleticism to be on full display throughout the week.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. He also earned minors in History, Human Biology, and Journalism. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys marathon training, playing video games, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. For more of his opinions, check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.