It is officially Senior Bowl week! An annual event, the Reese’s Senior Bowl is a tremendous opportunity for prospects to build their draft stock and impress scouts. As the week goes on, participants will be vying for that good impression by working with NFL coaches and competing against one another each day. But that all starts with the weigh-ins and measuring that happened today.
It may seem like a bunch of numbers to the average fan, but weigh-ins are an important part of evaluation. Those numbers provide scouts a chance to see beyond the tape for a moment and see toward the potential they have in the NFL. A player measuring in bigger than expected or with large hands can help stock just as much as smaller numbers would hurt it. So who are the studs and duds of this important first part of the week?
Let’s take a look, starting with the studs.
Stud: Spencer Brown | Offensive tackle | Northern Iowa (Senior Bowl sleeper)
With the First Pick has been a long-time fan of Northern Iowa offensive tackle Spencer Brown because of how he plays on tape. He is a tremendous athlete that plays with surprising bend and a tenacity that you want out of an NFL starting tackle. But Brown is also a certified physical freak.
Officially measuring in at 6-8 and 314 pounds in Mobile, Brown has phenomenal height and weight for the position. But a wingspan of over 82 inches, 34 inch long arms and large hands confirms that he is not just some tall, large man as seen on film. He is an enforcer on the perimeter of an offensive line. The next step is for Brown to impress with his movement on field and in one-on-ones, but so far, Brown is building a first round caliber resume for the 2021 NFL Draft.