Winners from Day 2 of Senior Bowl Practices

Winners from Day 2 of the Senior Bowl
Jan 31, 2023; Mobile, AL, USA; American defensive lineman Derick Hall of Auburn (29) battles with American offensive lineman Tyler Steen of Alabama (54) during the first day of Senior Bowl week at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Day 2 of the Senior Bowl is officially a wrap from Mobile, Alabama, and now, it’s time to talk about what we saw from the practice throughout the day. Here are five of the big winners from Day 2. If you haven’t seen the five from Day 1, you can check that out here.

Auburn EDGE Derick Hall

Oct 29, 2022; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Auburn Tigers linebacker Derick Hall (29) after the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Derick Hall went into this week looking to gain ground on an EDGE class that isn’t quite as deep as ones we’ve seen in years past, and so far, he’s doing just that. He put together some outstanding reps in the one-on-one drills throughout Wednesday, and he displayed serious explosivity and strength off the edge.

Minnesota C John Michael Schmitz

Feb 1, 2023; Mobile, AL, USA; American offensive lineman John Michael Schmitz of Minnesota (74) battles American defensive lineman Zacch Pickens of South Carolina (3) during the second day of Senior Bowl week at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Gophers fans know all about John Michael Schmitz for his prowess at center, and now, the whole NFL world is getting to see his talent on display. Schmitz arguably was the best center prospect in this draft class already, and with some great reps in both run blocking and pass protection, he’s well on his way towards leaving no doubt that he’s the very best.

Florida OL O’Cyrus Torrence

O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida Syndication Gator Sports

O’Cyrus Torrence is an absolute behemoth on the interior of the offensive line, and after weighing in at 337 pounds on Monday, he put every bit of that weight into his reps on Wednesday. He won a number of reps throughout the day, including this battle with one of the better EDGE rushers, Alabama’s Byron Young.

Houston WR Tank Dell

Nov 12, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Cougars wide receiver Nathaniel Dell (1) celebrates his touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Temple Owls at TDECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into the week, I was probably most excited to watch Tank Dell put more work on tape. He’s an explosive receiver, and just a joy to watch on the offensive side of the ball as you’ll gather from our feature on him in the Vikings Draft Thermometer series.

After a bit of a quiet day on Tuesday, Dell put together strong reps on Wednesday, not only in one-on-ones, but also in the team drills. In a a two-minute drill, he and QB Tyson Bagent connected on a beautiful pass, while we saw a boatload of route-running skills in one-on-ones.

Iowa CB Riley Moss

Iowa defensive back Riley Moss (33) lines up against Northwestern wide receiver Donny Navarro III (80) during a NCAA Big Ten Conference football game, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. 221029 Northwestern Iowa Fb 014 Jpg

Riley Moss might not look like a corner, but man, can he play the position. He remains the cornerback with the fastest top speed at the event through two days, and while he didn’t win every rep, he was never truly beaten. Moss has fluid hips, elite speed, and terrific ball skills. All were on display throughout Wednesday’s session, and his draft stock as a cornerback is skyrocketing.

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.