A Late OL Addition and Versatile RB Were among the Winners in Day 3 of the Senior Bowl

University of New Hampshire junior Dylan Laube runs against Holy Cross in the second round of the FCS playoffs, Dec. 3, 2022 in Worcester. 69686220007p Wor Laube

Senior Bowl practices wrapped up on Thursday with the American and National teams taking the field one more time.

Once again, we saw some great production from some of these potential NFL Draft prospects, and amongst the winners, a very versatile RB and late addition to the offensive line group stand out the most. The players now get a chance to rest up on Friday before taking part in the Senior Bowl game on Saturday, February 3rd.

New Hampshire RB Dylan Laube

Versatile RB
University of New Hampshire senior captain Brian Espanet, of Hopedale, left, and junior running back junior Dylan Laube, after losing to Holy Cross, 35-19, in the second round of the FCS playoffs.

Running backs are asked to do a little bit of everything in today’s NFL. They not only need to run efficiently, but they also have to be able to catch the ball and put in work as blockers. Dylan Laube checks all of those boxes, and he put on a clinic throughout the week as a route runner.

Laube continuously was thrown into WR 1-on-1 drills, and he did a great job of holding his own down in the red zone. The New Hampshire running back looks like a player to keep an eye on as we march closer to the NFL Draft.

Georgia WR Ladd McConkey

Dec 30, 2023; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Ladd McConkey (84) makes a catch and runs for touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles during the first half in the 2023 Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

With a number of the quick receivers sitting out of Thursday’s sessions like Ricky Pearsall and Roman Wilson, Thursday proved to be Ladd McConkey’s time to shine. McConkey was a technician with his route running skills, and he very nearly hauled in what would have been a ridiculous one-handed circus catch.

The Georgia wide receiver has an incredible burst off the line of scrimmage, and he glides down the field, accelerating with ease. Add some strong hands, and there is a complete package at the receiver position.

South Carolina QB Spencer Rattler

Dec 30, 2022; Jacksonville, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) throws the ball against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the second quarter in the 2022 Gator Bowl at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports.

While Michael Penix and Bo Nix put together solid days for the National team, Spencer Rattler paced the way for the American team on Thursday. His execution during red zone drills was nearly flawless, and he showed why he was once considered one of the top QBs in all of college football.

Rattler was very creative in the pocket, throwing from multiple different arm angles and showing an ability to move around the pocket to create space when needed.

Georgia State OL Travis Glover

Oct 19, 2022; Boone, North Carolina, USA; Georgia State Panthers quarterback Darren Grainger (3) throws a pass as offensive tackle Travis Glover (73) blocks the rush of Appalachian State Mountaineers linebacker Kevon Haigler (36) during the second half at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Better late than never for Georgia State offensive lineman Travis Glover. The Panthers product was a late addition to the squad following the Tuesday session, and he made his impact felt throughout Wednesday and Thursday.

Glover is a very aggressive player on the offensive line, and he was a force to be reckoned with both in run blocking sets as well as pass protection. While there are questions regarding his size, which could force him to the guard spot rather than left tackle where he played at Georgia State, he made a name for himself this week.

Western Kentucky WR Malachi Corley

Nov 19, 2022; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive lineman Jayson Jones (99) tackles Western Kentucky Hilltoppers wide receiver Malachi Corley (11) during the first quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Malachi Corley was one of the most prolific producers in all of college football over the past couple seasons at Western Kentucky, and that has translated to the Senior Bowl this week. He dominated defensive backs at the line of scrimmage throughout the Thursday session and showcased he can win physically despite being only 5’10”.

Corley had multiple nice receptions in the red zone drills over the course of the week, and he should be a highly coveted receiver when April arrives.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of PurplePTSD.com. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.