MarShawn Lloyd RB, USC at the Reese's Senior Bowl

Biggest 2024 NFL Draft Risers from the Senior Bowl

Ryan Flournoy WR, Southeast Missouri State: 6-1 200lbs, 31 1/4″ ARM – 10″ HAND – 76 3/8″ WING

MarShawn Lloyd RB, Southern California: 5-9 217lbs, 30 7/8″ ARM – 8 3/4″ HAND – 72 5/8″ WING

Jamari Thrash WR, Michigan: 5-11 3/4 185lbs, 31″ ARM – 8 3/4″ HAND – 75″ WING

Michael Wiley RB, Arizona: 5-10 1/2 209lbs, 30 1/8″ ARM – 9 1/8″ HAND – 74 1/4″ WING

Ladd McConkey WR, Georgia: 5-11 1/2 187lbs, 30 1/8 ARM – 8 5/8″ HAND – 72 3/4″ WING



Ryan Flournoy WR, Southeast Missouri State: 

One of the late adds to the Senior Bowl Roster in the last week, when we caught up with Flournoy he mentioned “my hands is probably the best of the best and I’m fairly comfortable with my speed so I can run past almost anyone“. Both things were true in Mobile this week, as Flournoy popped on Tuesday to begin practice, creating separation at will against long rangy cornerbacks – the ball placement from the quarterbacks was not always on point, but Flournoy made plays all three days and showed the strength, fortitude, and ability to create, dominate and win at the next level. While talking with Alex (Dunlap), we both were reminded of Michael Wilson in 2023, a player who dealt with injuries during his college career but had a strong week in Mobile, reminding people of who he was, while still being overshadowed by Tank Dell and Jayden Reed during the practice week. Flournoy began his college career at the Division II level, before transferring to JUCO and eventually Southeast Missouri State.

MarShawn Lloyd RB, Southern California

Lloyd dominated the Running Back group from the jump on Tuesday morning, attacking the line of scrimmage with vigor, burst, and aggressive instinctual agility. Lloyd finished with just 291 carries in three college seasons, with his yards per carry rising over the last three seasons from 3.6 to 5.2 and finally 7.1 yards per carry in 2023 during his only season at Southern California. We think he did the most for himself in Mobile, adding his name to the Top 5 conversations in the 2024 NFL Draft Class – a class devoid of a clear-cut number-one superstar at the position. He possesses an aggressive play style, similar to an Isiah Pacheco while having the upper body build and similar surface area shown while running as Nick Chubb in Cleveland.

Jamari Thrash WR, Louisville: 

Part of the NFL Draft process is evaluating players in multiple situations, projecting them to other situations in the NFL both bad and good, and understanding what the player can do to help a team against some of the detractors that they bring to the table. Jamari Thrash was admittedly lower on my film rankings entering the Senior Bowl, but the above-average levered (75″ wingspan) burner out of Louisville, showed consistent ability to beat cornerbacks over the top with double moves during 1-on-1 opportunities this week. Built-in the same regards as Darnell Mooney out of Tulane, Thrash racked up 1,752 receiving yards at Georgia State before transferring to Louisville for the 2023 season, where he played in 12 games and finished with north of 800 receiving yards. Thrash did struggle at times with concentration drops, but those are things that did show up on film (he finished 2nd in the ACC with 8 drops in 2023).

Michael Wiley RB, Arizona: 

Maybe the biggest surprise of the week was the late add Michael Wiley, who came to the Senior Bowl after the departure of an injured player just days before practice began. On Tuesday (Practice #1), we felt great about the morning session of running backs, from MarShawn Lloyd to Rasheen Ali from Marshall, but the afternoon group began and ended with Michael Wiley from Arizona, coming in at a strong 209 pounds was a shocker given his durability in the receiving game and during pass protection. We were able to catch up with Wiley during the Media Breakfast this week to find out what players he likes to take things from in the NFL to improve his game, his response “Aaron Jones & Alvin Kamara, both receiving-type backs that can do it all.“.

Ladd McConkey WR, Georgia: 

In 2023, we had a lot of conversations about Tank Dell’s stature, carrying just 165 pounds on his long frame, and whether would he be able to stay healthy and translate his speed, agility, and route savviness to the NFL… Is he going to be Marquise Brown or Kavontae Turpin, was the question. This year, the focus is around Georgia Bulldog receiver, Ladd McConkey, who DOMINATED 1-on-1 drills all week, leaving fans and scouts in aww at times with his aggressive style at the top of routes, snapping off almost instantly to create multiple yards of separation against defenders, while sprawling out to make catches that were off target. One of the more impressive things we saw McConkey do this week, wasn’t actually during the offensive period, it was special teams, where he unpromptedly started catching punts from the jugs machine and stacking footballs under his elbows, and forearms and finishing with five balls in his possession at once, the air horn went off and coaches stopped McConkey from going any further, but let it be known, Ladd wanted to keep pushing that number. McConkey is as sudden of a route runner as you will find in the 2024 draft class and rumblings around Mobile lead us to believe he is unlikely to make it out of Round 2 undrafted.

2024 Senior Bowl Day 1 Recap with Cody, Alex, and Jason Allwine.


2024 Senior Bowl Day 2 Recap with Cody, Alex, and Jason Allwine.

– @CodyCarpentier

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